AFTER DARK is the second book in my Warrior series. It continues the saga of Alex and her friends. The conflict between the fae community and the local vampire coven not only continues, but has taken a surprising new turn.
Ariel, the first fae in the community to actually meet Alex Deveraux, is trying to adjust to life in New York. She may appear strong and self-confident on the outside, but inside she is still struggling to deal with a serious trauma from the past. A trauma she wasn’t able to deal with while living in New York. So, years ago, she moved to France to live with relatives. She’s now back, determined to conquer her demons and live a normal happy life. She is thrilled that her new friend, Alex, has recently hooked up with her lifelong protector, Dimitri. Dimitri saved Ariel’s life once, literally. She has loved and respected that warrior above all others for centuries. But since the night she met Alex, another warrior has occupied her thoughts. A dangerous, blonde hunk that seems to be avoiding her.
Victor is a loner. He always has been. His best friend, Tony, lives in Ireland and he hasn't spoken to him in years. Besides Tony, the warriors and his father are the only people he truly trusts. For him, women are taboo. It started with his crazy mother. Then, years later, his only real relationship failed. It ended with another woman betraying him. Since then, he’s garnered a reputation as a wild ladies man. A man who uses and discards woman freely. So why can’t he stop thinking about that sexy blonde with the long legs and knock out body? He might not be able to escape thoughts of Ariel, but he can avoid her in real life. And that is exactly what he intends to do. Unfortunately, Victor’s plans are completely derailed when an unexpected crisis forces him to assist Ariel in her quest to help a new ally.
About the Author
For years she used her creative writing skills for office related tasks such as awards programs and web content. Then one day, she decided it was time to start writing for fun again. Hopefully you will enjoy reading about this exciting new world as much as Melanie enjoyed writing about it.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is book II in Melanie P Smith's "Warrior Series". The story picks up right where you where at the end of reading Dusk. But I would not go so far as to say reading Dusk first was required to get drawn into the story. Book II reflects back with just enough foundation that one can easily read After Dark as a stand alone novel. In this installment new characters are introduced which develops into another tender romance, against a sinister backdrop of the on going struggle of a people to survive. I particularly enjoyed reading about the "special gifts" each of the characters bring to the battle. Well written. Another very good read.