Dance in the Dark (Dancing with the Devil #2) by Megan Derr ~ Audiobook Review by Brandilyn

danceinthedarkaudio400Title: Dance in the Dark (Dancing with the Devil #2)

Author: Megan Derr

Narrator: Paul Morey

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Cover Artist: Unknown

Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 11/24/2014

Length: 11 hours 16 minutes

Genre: Gay Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Summary:

At the age of nine, Johnnie lost everything. A quiet, normal child, his life forever changed when his family was attacked by a blood-crazed vampire, leaving his parents dead and Johnnie an orphan.

Now grown, he is the cold, proud, beautiful—but very human—son of the Dracula Desrosiers, who took him in after the tragedy that befell Johnnie’s parents. Constantly kept apart for being human, Johnnie chooses to bury himself in the two things he most loves: books and mysteries.

Then he is summoned by a friend to solve a simple mystery involving a pair of Cinderella slippers, and in putting one mystery to rest Johnnie only succeeds in waking several more…

Story Review:

Hands down my favorite installment of the Dance with the Devil series is book 2, Dance in the Dark. The world Derr laid the foundation for is built upon, and the groundwork is laid for the rest of the series. The main characters are by far my favorites of the series. I adore everything about Johnnie.

Johnnie is an amateur paranormal investigator. On the surface you think, didn’t we just read this? However, that is about where the two DwtD books diverge. We do see Phil and Zach from Devil again in this installment. If I remember right, we see Sable and Chris as well briefly.

This story takes place about 50 years after the events of Dance with the Devil. It also takes place in a completely different territory. This time it is the Territory lorded over by the Vampire Ontiniel DeRosier.   Johnnie is his very human adopted son. Having grown up amongst vampires, however, he doesn’t fit well in either the human or Vampire world.

We have a couple of mysteries. We have heat. And eventually, we have love. The love story plays out organically under the mysteries, however. This is not a love story with mystical properties. It is a paranormal mystery with a romantic subplot. Not that I don’t love the main couple.   They just work together as well or better than they love… well for most of the book.

The banter between the characters is fun. Johnnies determination to be his own man is admirable. DeRosier’s need to protect Johnnie is captivating. The cast of characters brought to us in the Bremen are charming.

While, technically, Dance in the Dark would stand on it’s own, I highly recommend you read it in conjunction with at the very least Dance with the Devil.

Narration Review:

I don’t have a lot else to say about this narration that I didn’t say in Dance with the Devil. Paul Morey is one of my favorite narrators. He performs. He brings books to life. I know I will enjoy the narration anytime I see his name.

Links

Dance in the Dark (Dancing with the Devil #2) on Goodreads
Less Than Three Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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