Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: CIRCLE OF DARKNESS by Nicholas Bella & Aimee Nicole Walker (Genesis Circle #1)

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RELEASE DATE: 11-15-17



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.


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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 sh*t.

"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."

Carra's Review

I’d read a few of Aimee Nicole Walker’s books, but until now hadn’t read anything by Nicholas Bella.  I’m a little on the fence with this story; when reading the prologue (from Angel’s point of view) it had my interest well and truly piqued…but once it came to getting D’Angelo’s point of view, I became a bit disillusioned because I thought he came across as an arrogant, dismissive jerk.  While his attitude may have shifted as he and Angel became closer, D’Angelo still retained his rough, annoying edge for much of the story.

My opinion of Angel also changed slightly once he started to be exposed to the paranormal world and as he and D’Angelo’s relationship started to develop, because Angel became kind of…starry-eyed and almost, well, girly for lack of a better word.  Between the two of them, I didn’t really feel that spark I was expecting, especially once their true relationship to each other comes out.  That’s not to say they didn’t have chemistry because they did; but to me, it felt mostly physical—I didn’t really feel the emotional component.

As for the mystery and action of the story, there definitely was plenty to go around.  This world the authors created is filled with most of the usual suspects found in paranormal books—vampires, werewolves, demons, witches and the like—but also brings into play supernatural relics and rituals, and offers good background for the lore behind them as it fits into this world.  The conflict and suspense are more of the center point of the story, with Angel and D’Angelo’s relationship a constant presence as their sexual tension runs throughout the story (with a few well-placed full-on intimate scenes).

There are quite a few secondary characters introduced that can support further stories in the series, and I’m personally quite intrigued by the possible interaction between Lorcan and Christian that seems like it might be coming in the next book.  These two also struck me as more solid and mature characters than Angel and D’Angelo turned out to be.

Circle of Darkness was a 3.5-star read for me, and I think fans of M/M paranormal romance will find this to be an interesting read.  This book is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and sexual content.

About the Authors

Aimee LogoI 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
who paints her fingernails while watching sports and yelling at the referees.

I will always choose the book over the movie. I believe in happily-ever-after. Love inspires everything that I do. Music keeps me sane.

Nicolas Bella LogoAbout me? Hmmm, I'm just a person with a wild imagination and a love for words who was sitting around the house one day and said, "Why hasn't anyone written a book like this before?". As with every storyteller, I wanted to share mine with the world. I like my erotica dark, gritty, sexy... and even a little raunchy. I'm not afraid to go there and I hope you aren't afraid to go there with me. When I'm not writing, I love watching movies and TV shows, clubbing, biking, and hanging out with family and friends. I love life.

I'd love to hear from you, feel free to send me a shout out!


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