Madeline Pryce

Kindle Edition, 2nd edition (Revised), 239 pages

Published December 25th 2013

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (first published April 30th 2012)


Genre: Erotica

Source: Received for an honest review


As a half-breed vampire, Ella Grey’s life sucks. She does her best to pass the time killing demons and secretly admiring her Shadow Hunter partner, Micah. He’s hot, dangerous and knows it. He’d be just Ella’s type if he weren’t likely to kill her the moment she put a toe out of line.

A chance encounter with a succubus changes everything. From the second the succubus’s spell washes over them, Ella and Micah are helpless to keep their hands off one another. The sex, when it’s not leaving them on the verge of death, is earth shattering and for the first time in ages Ella is connected with someone on a level she’d feared lost forever. But a dangerous prophecy has been set into motion, and if Ella’s not careful it’ll pull her straight from Micah’s arms and into the deepest bowels of the underworld.

A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published under the title Blood Lust Rising. It has been revised and expanded for EC.


DARK CRAVINGS is the stellar debut novel from Madeline Pryce. The book starts with a fast-paced action scene and never slows down.  Ella and Micah are fascinating characters.  They are tough, fiercely independent and sexy as hell. Ella is no damsel in distress.  She trains just as hard, fights and kills demons right next to Micah.  Neither of them is looking for a relationship and they try hard to ignore or minimize their strong mutual attraction.  With a completely unexpected twist on the “waking up hung over and married” theme, they find themselves bonded as soul mates for life.  They also discover secrets about themselves and their loved ones that they, and we, never see coming.  Add a colorful cast of paranormal and human supporting characters, some of whom you love and some you can only hate, and you have a book that’s HOT, gritty, suspenseful, well rounded, action packed and anything except predictable.  I finished the book wishing there was another to delve right into.

Rating:  4.5

Heat Rating: Steamy/Sizzling: Sensual, with more explicit love scenes, and the language may be more graphic and direct.

Reviewed by ReadWarrior

This book was a personal purchase by the reviewer.