As romances go, this isn't the best. As a kick-ass new vampire series, this is a fabulous book. As I didn't really care if it was a romance or not, I absolutely loved the book and can't wait for more. It has an interesting take on vampires that I thought was quite cool and I enjoyed how dark and gritty it was. It's definitely not for the faint of heart. There's plenty of torture, some rape, and lots of blood. But...it's well done and fits the story, in my opinion. So it may not be for everyone, but if you like a good vamp story, I recommend this one. Actually, even if you don't like a good vamp story, I recommend it, since I've been quite sick of the angsty, whiny vampires of late and luckily if there were some here, I didn't notice.
It's also definitely a part of a series and things are not completely resolved at the end. In fact, there are some rather major loose ends. But...again, I did have lots of fun reading this. You can read more at the Darkyn website.
So...when the new book comes out, I'll be first in line to get it.