Saturday, April 26, 2014

Release Day Review: Seizing Darkness (Fangs, Fur & Fairies #1) by Mariana Thorn

EEEPPP!!!! Seriously, two great releases in as many days!!! *fans myself* Today it's Mariana Thorn's re-release of her Seizing Darkness, the first book in her Fur, Fangs & Fairies. I am so excited to tell you about this book! I loved every page! Make sure to drop by her FB Release party (happening today). I know there are lots of amazing prizes and fun, so don't be shy!

Natalya is an agent with the PiB (Paranormal Investigations Bureau), and has for the last year been working with Dante as a partner. Normally, Nat will go a long way around vampires, but somehow Dante is different. She trust him, and he feels like a brother to her. Her boss, Val is Dante’s father, and acts like a father towards Nat as well.

For a while everything is calm and life is great. Right up until the moment where agents from PiB starts showing up dead. Not just shot or strangled, but mutilated almost beyond recognition. Nat can’t remember her past for some strange reason, but it seems like it’s about to come back with a vengeance; the dead agents are just the beginning.

Add a sexy weretiger, packwar, strange vampires coming to town, friends turning enemies and secrets being revealed, and you got a potent mix ready to be dealt with by Nat and her friends.

I absolutely LOVED every freaking page of Seizing Darkness. I couldn’t put it down once I started.

Natalya is feisty, used to stand on her own two feet, she has a past that would scare just about anyone else away, an iron will that would make most guys back down and a death glare to make sure everyone stays put.

Dante is her partner at the PiB, and he is the ONLY vampire Natalya trust. She can’t remember why she doesn’t trust vampires, but there’s just something about them that makes her fur stand on an end. Dante is also a great guy, a genuine one, and he protects his family with everything he has.

Radek is a different story…. Oh boy! A weretiger used to having his orders followed, and Natalya that keeps putting him in his place, letting him know exactly how badly he screwed up. He is also stubborn, not taking no for an answer, protective to the point where he’s infuriating, and…and … well, drop dead gorgeous. *sighs*

The tension that is building between Radek and Natalya is amazing and sooo fun to watch. Seeing how others respond to their attraction is equally funny, and I could go back from the beginning to read Seizing Darkness all over again, just for that. But there’s so much more to this story than a bit of romance. There’s action, fights, mystery, puzzle to piece together, little clues, angst, joy, happiness and everything else. Seconds after I finished reading Seizing Darkness, I was already on Mariana’s *** asking for the next book – which will come out in November. *sigh* Mariana took me away from my everyday and plunged me deep into the amazing world of her series; Fur, Fangs & Fairies.

I am more than happy that I read Seizing Darkness, and found another amazing author to put on my shelf. Definitely looking forward to the next book; Seizing Shadows.

With her past distant and forgotten Natalya has built herself a nice life. She has a job she finds rewarding as a special agent with the Paranormal Investigation Bureau. Her partner, Dante, isn’t too bad for a bloodsucking vampire. Val, her boss, is like a father to her. Her favorite part is that she lives near the Cascade Mountains. Whenever she needs a little vacation, she can shift into a tiger and go running in the woods. Life is good.

That is until recently. Agents are turning up dead and she can’t pin down what is going on. Little does she know that her past is about to come back and bite her in the tail. With no memories before the last year she is a little behind the curve in finding out what is going on. The investigation turns dangerous as the attack turn personal. Lives are on the line, including her own. Will Natalya find out what is going on before it’s too late?

If you look in the local Starbuck’s or Barnes and Noble you might just find Mariana Thorn. She can usually be found with headphones in and deep into the worlds she has created. There is this thing about her pens if you touch them you might receive a smack to the hand and the well-known glare of destruction.
As a child all her stories involved horses, horses and more horses. There might have been a slight obsession. Writing became more serious in her early twenties but she never dreamed of publishing until much later. Mariana participates yearly in the international event called NANOWRIMO. She has even been known as a Municipal Liaison for that crazy event. There is nothing like the feeling of encouraging other writers, she would say.
Outside of writing one of her favorite places to sit and read are the sunny beaches of Florida. At home in Washington State her favorite activity is riding horses up on the mountain trails. She has an awesome group of family and friends that keep her in coffee and encouragement. Then there is her best buddy Tony, her little dog. She suspects he will try and take over the world someday.


  1. I love special agents and paranormal depts. This sounds really good Sabina! Although I had trouble figuring out what was on the cover, I think I need my glasses..hehe

    1. It was an amazing read, and I loved every page! If you like special agents and paranormal departments this is def one to read! And try out Lisa Shearin's Grendel Affair too!!!
      Thank you SO much for coming by Kimba!! <3