Monday, November 27, 2017

Blog Tour Review: Circle of Darkness by Nicholas Bella and Aimee Nicole Walker

Circle of Darkness
Genesis Circle #1
by Nicholas Bella and Aimee Nicole Walker
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Release Date: November 15, 2017

There isn’t a monster D’Angelo Kumar can’t destroy or a crisis he can’t manage until he meets Angel Bai. The insane attraction he feels toward the sexy waiter is unwelcome because D’Angelo doesn’t have room in his life for relationships. A solitary path is the only option for a man like him, but fighting his growing feelings for Angel may be the first battle he can’t win.

Angel’s abilities extend beyond memorizing the menu at D’Angelo’s favorite Italian restaurant, but he knows better than to trust anyone with his secret. When a vision reveals that D’Angelo’s life is in danger, he will risk everything to save him. The only thing scarier than monsters and demons to Angel is never knowing D’Angelo’s touch.

To say the demon hunter is reluctant to form a partnership with the psychic is putting it mildly, but D’Angelo needs every advantage he can get when the world’s very existence is threatened. As darkness looms nearer, D’Angelo and Angel’s unexplainable connection grows stronger. For a chance at happiness, the two men will need to call upon unlikely allies for an epic showdown between good and evil.

Sexy, witty, and action-packed, Circle of Darkness is the first book in the Genesis Circle paranormal romance series by Nicholas Bella and Aimee Nicole Walker. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adults 18 and older.

Whenever I picked up a new paranormal romance, I will brace myself for all the info dumping especially for first book of a series. In order for my full enjoyment, I believe I need to be familiar with the world building. Circle of Darkness didn't really dive into the info dumping in the beginning, in fact I only learn about the world they live in along the way through the different POV. 

D'Angelo is the professional demon hunter, along with his gang, which comprised of another three members. While, Angel is some sort of psychic with vision and work as a waiter. They both seems to have some attraction towards each other, but nothing come of it until Angel had a vision of D'Angelo being in danger and Angel make it his mission to save the demon hunter.

First of all, I think this book had a great start especially the not-so-complicated world building and I enjoy the tension between Angel and D'Angelo. But once Angel came forward to tell D'Angelo about his vision, I wonder what the heck happened that turn D'Angelo into a total jackass. Seriously, he just keep being an asshole on every occasion. From D'Angelo's POV, I know he is a good guy with a noble intention, but I don't get why he need to be so awful towards Angel, who just wanted to save him. 

As for Angel, as his name portrayed, possess a kind and noble heart and he is willing to put with all of D'Angelo's bad behavior in order to help him. Considering that Angel refuse to let the jackass face his demise, Angel end up being part of the team to help retrieve the ancient relic.

There are plenty of action going on, in fact, the romance was taking a backseat till I wish we get more heat out of it. The author also painted an intriguing picture of the supporting character, one which I'm desperately to read next.

I was walking towards my Jeep when I heard someone practically screaming my name. I turned to see the cute little waiter from Martinelli's rushing up behind me. What in the hell did he want?

He stopped short in front of me, huffing and puffing. "Oh... Oh thank god... I caught you," he panted. I was pretty curious as to what he wanted, it wasn’t like I owed the restaurant he worked at a tab. Although, I found myself eating at Martinelli's quite often since he’d started working there. The food was damn good, but I did have to admit, I went on the days Ansell worked. Damn, he was cute as hell. But as much as I loved to gawk at him, he was holding me up from the serious shit. 

"Umm, want to tell me what this is all about?" I asked. "I'm in a bit of a hurry."

"That's just it... I..." He paused and looked off to the side like he was hesitant to tell me something. 

"Look, Ansell—"

"It's Angel," he snapped. 

For the first time, I saw the fire blaze behind his beautiful brown eyes, which were a lovely feature from his Chinese-American heritage. He had many features that appealed to me that were flattering on him as well. But his eyes... those blew me away. And, well, his lips, too. I'd love to see them where they rightfully belonged—all over my body. I swore, the fantasies I'd had starring him left me with morning wood on several occasions and on the others... sticky sheets. 

"I like Ansell more," I said, purposely ignoring his attempt to correct me. "Look, I'm really in a hurry, so if this can wait..." I let my voice trail off so he would get the hint. 

"You're in danger," he blurted out. 

I cocked an eyebrow. "In danger from what? What the hell are you talking about, and how did you find me anyway?"

"What do you mean, 'how'? You eat at Martinelli's more than I do. Besides, you always pay with your company account," Ansell said, pointing to the sign above our antique shop. 

Well, okay, that made sense. "Fine. Now, about this so-called danger..."

"Look, you have to listen to me. I know what I'm about to tell you may sound far-fetched, but it's all true." He was looking up at me with eyes that were pleading for me to take him seriously, so I did. 

"Tell me."

I am a wife and mother to three kids, three dogs, and a cat. When I’m not dreaming up stories, I like to lose myself in a good book, cook or bake. I'm a girly tomboy
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