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A Taste Of Darkness (Mackenzie Vampires, Book Three)
     

A Taste Of Darkness (Mackenzie Vampires, Book Three)

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by Nina Bangs
 

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Ancient vampire Reinn Mackenzie is the Guardian of the Blood for his clan. He’s supposed to execute anyone who dares defy clan laws. He hates what he’s forced to do. Unfortunately, his crappy job just got crappier.

He arrives at a New Jersey inn prepared to kill a Mackenzie who is about to commit the major crime of marrying a shape-shifter. Then

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Ancient vampire Reinn Mackenzie is the Guardian of the Blood for his clan. He’s supposed to execute anyone who dares defy clan laws. He hates what he’s forced to do. Unfortunately, his crappy job just got crappier.

He arrives at a New Jersey inn prepared to kill a Mackenzie who is about to commit the major crime of marrying a shape-shifter. Then he meets Kisa. She’s beautiful, sexy, and the sister of the happy bride. Killing her brother-in-law will not only end any hope Reinn has of earning her love, but it might just end his own existence, because Kisa is a saber-toothed tiger in her animal form. Ouch.

Kisa wants to hate Reinn, but it’s not easy when everything about him calls to her. She doesn’t know how long she can resist his sensual temptation. Then danger strikes. And as she joins forces with Reinn to track down the person stalking her, she finally admits how much she craves the taste of darkness only he brings.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013735248
Publisher:
Nina Bangs
Publication date:
01/08/2012
Series:
Mackenzie Vampires , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
329,644
File size:
568 KB

Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author Nina Bangs lives near Galveston, Texas, with her cat, Abby, and a sexy vampire who never made it into her books. She's joking about the vampire, but she'd be open to the concept. The paranormal world fascinates her. When she's not racing the clock to meet looming deadlines, she dreams of investigating old houses in hopes of meeting a few resident ghosts.

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Taste of Darkness 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
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Loved it
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This series is interesting. It is based on the fact that things that go bump in the night vacation in locations where humans go to be and discuss things that go bump in the night. It makes for an interesting plot and just fun, relaxing reading.
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This book is absolutely sizzling hot! Lol
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DChaching More than 1 year ago
I love to read a clever and funny paranormal romance and this series is it!! Lots of great mischief entertaining charachters. I tore through this book couldn't put it down laughing all the way to the end. The vampirus toesucksus is so funny I laugh just thinking about it. This story is about a vampire that fall in love with a shifter and this is not allowed by vampire law. Well just try and stop them. Especially when he is the one they call to kill any law breakers.
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rose666 More than 1 year ago
very funny and kept you going would recommend it to any one
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I Loved this book. It was Exciting and it kept me in it. I never wanted to put it down and I was hoping that it wouldn't end it was so good. Well to tell you a little bit about this book, it's about vampires and werecats which are like werewolves but they come in all kinds of cat forms and there are other imortals in this book but there are also humans. It's also about a forbidden romace between 2 speices. So I would recommend this book to people who are into fiction and romance stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a long time fan of Nina Bangs¿ writing, so I am always surprised by the few who don¿t ¿get¿ her. She has a style that is all her own. A sexy, campy, cheeky, irreverent style (might be the cause of those few naysayers) that delights in taking the vampire genre and redefining it, making it all her own. Many vampire fans want utter reverence of the night creature. Bangs goes beyond the accepted level to drag in humor, and I think maybe a few resent that. Their loss. She is an imaginative, incisive author who skillfully weaves sensuality, hot sex and belly laughs, which leaves me howling and wanting more. I have enjoyed all her works, but I think Taste of Darkness is Dead Bang Bangs - her best novel yet. From the opening lines, she had me laughing out loud - not an easy task, but how can you not with an opening so wonderfully brilliant, so Naughty Nina as this: ¿Werewolves - furry pains in the butt. Werecats - sneaky whisker-twitching manipulators. Werejerks ¿ every freakin¿ loser with a ¿were¿ in front of his name.¿ What a delightful opening! She grabs the reader from that point and takes them into the mind of one of her most brilliantly conceived heroes ¿ Reinn Mackenzie. He is the oldest vamp in the Mackenzie Clan, over a thousand years old and that age has made him one grumpy vamp. He bought a home in the Colorado Rockies and shunned everyone. So what did Clan Mackenzie do to reward their elder? They made him Guardian of the Blood. Reinn has a few choice opinions on that job as well as his outlook on the Woo Woo Inn, where he finds himself at the opener the book. He thinks being protector of the blood, keeping the lines pure, a total crock. How does a vampire keep the blood ¿pure¿ when by nature they are running around having ¿suckfests¿ as the Woo Woo Inn? Our delight Reinn, Harley-loving, sword-toting avenger of the Mackenzie clan, evokes a touch of Ash from Army of Darkness. I could just hear some of these lines Bangs penned being uttered by the droll Bruce Campbell! It would be a perfect vehicle for the talented actor. Only our sourpuss lad is about to run into one sexy puss, Kisa Evans, one of those aggravating werefelines. She is one of the werecats the vamps feel pollute their pure bloodline and they want her removed. Only grouchy Reinn finds this particular werekitty is driving him wild with desire. This has to be Bangs¿ best. The book is just so dead on target. I absolutely laughed from start to finish from the witty writing that just shows why Bangs keeps hitting the bestsellers list time-after-time. This is one gem of a tale. I don¿t reread my books these days because I just don¿t have the time. This one I will reread it¿s one of those books that nests in the imagination and won¿t let you go. Kudos for the writer having the vision and craft to deliver this knock out book. Keep `em coming, lass. Very highly recommended for the non-humor impaired!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Vampire Reinn Mackenzie wants nothing to do with his peers or for that matter any creature, supernatural or human. However, the Clan Council informs him he has no choice as he the Guardian of the Blood. Instead of peaceful solitude, Reinn must hunt down vampires who mate with shapeshifters, a major taboo forbidden by the clan. --- Reinn knows he must kill Alan Mackenzie who is engaged to marry a were-cat Woo Woo Inn. However, going undercover, Reinn learns that the trio of Sparkle, Stardust, and Ganymede are stirring up their usual cosmic relational troubles. He also finds himself attracted to were-cat Krisa, but wonders if the three troublemakers are behind his desire. However, when Reinn realizes that someone is trying to force Krisa to change into her alter ego, a saber tooth tiger, he becomes too involved as he falls in love, but killing himself for breaking the taboo seems extreme. --- This entertaining star-crossed supernatural romance grips the audience from the moment a disgruntled Reinn goes undercover and never slows down through a series of capers until the final confrontation. Readers will believe in vampires and were-creatures as the Nina Bangs' mythos seem genuine. Sub-genre fans will appreciate the WICKED NIGHTS of this fun humorous and sexy paranormal romantic suspense thriller. --- Harriet Klausner