Taste the Dark Book Cover Taste the Dark
Elwood Legacy Book 1
Nicola Rose
Vampire Romance/Erotica
April 30, 2018

One reckless girl and two vampire brothers – battling forces of love over lust, and light over dark…


I killed my parents. I didn't mean to, I don't think. I can't really remember.

I can't remember much from the years that followed either, other than an endless stream of bad decisions, generally involving alcohol, drugs and bad boys. My new job in a new town signified a turning point – time to sort myself out.

What I hadn't anticipated was the 6ft package of brooding, inked-up perfection who started stalking me. And don’t even mention the equally hot brother crawling around under my skin…

They radiate danger, it flows around them like a seductive spell; and danger is my favourite word.


I was doing a pretty good job at balancing on the fine line between light and dark, blurring the edges and living in the grey. But then dead vampires started piling up around me and the Bael gave me a ticking countdown to fix it.

Now she’s arrived. Four seconds – the moment I saw her – that's how long it took to know that she’d simultaneously bring heaven and hell to my door. I don't even know what she is, but I know I crave her.

Falling for a human girl has left me teetering on the verge of collapse. This could be just the ammo my brother needs to nudge me over the edge and into oblivion.

Taste the Dark is a full-length paranormal romance/urban fantasy, intended for adult audiences. Expect a lot of heat and a little darkness, because romance isn’t always sweet.

Reviewed by:   Douglas C. Meeks

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

I wanted this book to be a lot better than it was, sadly the first chapter or 2 was more like a cross between a literary version of a “snuff” film and the Red Wedding from Game of Thrones.  We have the evil guy (hero) and the REALLY evil guy, nobody to really like.

The we are introduced to our heroine after this and for a few chapters she is inconsistently portrayed as some male biker who happens to be female, then she reverts to just a plain old slut and then just gets weak in the knees every time our bad boy hero looks her way.  She is supposed to be a strong person but she spends most of her time being batsh*t crazy or having sex or wanting to have sex.  The chaos was overpowering and not good reading IMHO.  By the end of the book you still were not sure who she was personality-wise.

There was a lot of things that kept looking like it was snatched and modified from “The Lost Boys” but perhaps that was just my imagination so readers can decide for themselves.

The whole book was verbose in the extreme and then after struggling through this mire of massive verbiage we have an ending that took forever and then left me with a cliffhanger.  Not my idea of a great book sadly and at the end there was really nobody I liked in this story.

The basic story was a good one (why I gave it 3 stars and not less) but a bit more story, a bit better story editing, a bit less sex (which bordered on abuse many times from my perspective) and lose the cliffhanger and this would have been a much better book.