But the sunwalker ends up tracking her down. And not only that, he turns out to be cunning, charming — and undeniably gorgeous. Nevertheless, she can’t ignore the destruction he is capable of: the sunwalker possesses an ancient secret which, if unleashed, could destroy the human world. Captivating and fantastical, Kissed by Darkness introduces a kick-ass new heroine and an addictive new series for fans of urban fantasy.
I've gone back in time to do some reviews of books I enjoyed but for an unknown reason, didn't write a review on them.
Kissed by Darkness is an Urban Fantasy with a different twist. The premise is based in the lost City of Atlantis. It's used in this novel very effectively.
Morgan Bailey is a vampire hunter/killer. She works with Kabita, a witch, and Indigo, who knows what he is. They work their own cases but have a contract to work some cases for a secretive government department. You get an idea but it's a closely guarded secret.
Morgan is an anomaly. She was attacked and drained by a vampire. Instead of turning like 99.99 percent of people; She not only survives, but suddenly she is a better version of her previous self.
Morgan is hired by the secret government department to find a Sunwalker and retrieve a stolen amulet. All anyone knows about Sunwalkers is that they appear to be vampires who can walk in the sunlight. That is the most salient basic facts of the storyline.
The execution of the story is the gem. The characters are likable and believable. The love interests are gorgeous and steamy hot. Yes, I said "interests". Morgan is having a bit of trouble with her libido. Indigo and Jack (not saying anything about Jack) keep her hot and bothered most of the novel.
This is a self-published novel. Other than knowing it was self-published, I couldn't tell. The editing was good, no plot holes I could find and the storyline flowed. Extremely well done.
You might think, oh hum, another vampire urban fantasy. You could skip it. I don't recommend skipping it. If so many of us weren't reading Urban Fantasy, writers wouldn't keep writing them. Are they all equal? Not by a long shot. You might read some you don't like to find the ones you do. This is one I enjoyed immensely.
Word of warning. Be ready to order the second in the Sunwalker Saga, Kissed by Fire. The way Ms MacLeod ends Kissed by Darkness, you'll want to continue right away.