Death's Sweet Embrace: A Dark Brethren Novel by Tracey O'haraDeath's Sweet Embrace: A Dark Brethren Novel by Tracey O'hara

Death's Sweet Embrace: A Dark Brethren Novel

byTracey O'hara

Mass Market Paperback | January 25, 2011

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Death’s Sweet Embrace is a compelling read. I can’t wait to read more about the Brethren.”
New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur

“Tracey O’Hara writes in a voice full of passion and power.”
—Nalini Singh


An exciting new star in contemporary urban fantasy, Tracey O’Hara returns with Death’s Sweet Embrace, the second book in her Dark Brethren series. In the bestselling vein of J.R. Ward and Patricia Briggs, O’Hara follows up her sensational debut, Night’s Cold Kiss, with a sizzling supernatural take on the Romeo and Juliet story, as two forbidden young lovers from rival shapeshifter tribes must join forces with Aeturnus vampires to thwart a fiendish serial killer. Gripping, dark, and sensual, Death’s Sweet Embrace is an exceptional supernatural adventure that will appeal equally to discriminating fantasy fans and lovers of paranormal romance.
Tracey O'Hara grew up reading Stephen King, Raymond E. Feist, and J.R.R. Tolkien, where she developed her taste for adventure and the paranormal thriller. When she's not writing, reading, or listening to heavy metal, she spends time with her husband, two sons, and three cats. The author ofNight's Cold Kiss, she lives in Australia.Night...
Title:Death's Sweet Embrace: A Dark Brethren NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.84 inShipping dimensions:6.75 × 4.19 × 0.84 inPublished:January 25, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061783145

ISBN - 13:9780061783142


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Embrace this sequel! Reading a new author is like playing blackjack; you never know if you're going to be dealt a winning hand. And when I say "new author" I mean someone who has never written before as opposed to an established author whose work is new to you. Ms. O'Hara's first book 'Night's Cold Kiss' delivered a face card and an ace, and consequently I've had the sequel, 'Death's Sweet Embrace' on my "to read as soon as it comes out list". I was not disappointed. I do have to point out that she made a slight miscalculation with this sequel in assuming that people both read her first book and remembered every little detail. In the process of world building, if one has created terminology not found in Webster's College, EVEN if the terms were explained in the first book, it is still necessary to provide a refresher course in the sequel, which Ms. O'Hara did not do. Thus I was initially a little bit lost on some of her invented names/terms as I tried to kickstart my brain cells into remembering the definitions from the first book. Yes, there IS a glossary at the back of the book, but I don't think that authors and publishers take into account that a large portion of their readership has moved to the exclusive use of E-readers, and I'm here to tell you that accessing the glossary and then skipping back to your bookmarked page is a little awkward. Therefore it would stand her in good stead to remember that upon first mention in each book of her world-specific words, that she needs to redefine them. Other than this one small bit of awkwardness, I didn't put the book down from the time I picked it up until I read the last page. Just don't tell my employer that I spent my time reading instead of working! Eminently readable, the sequel continues to explore the world and characters that we were introduced to in Night's Cold Kiss. The author provides a new, quite entertaining slant on vampires. Yes, there are the stereotypical blood & gore bad guy vampires, but those are hunted by the good guy vampires. This book gives us plenty of both as well as a twisted and sometimes confusing psychological-issue-made-manifest-in-flesh plot twist which finally sorts itself out during the very last confrontational exchange, which I will not describe as that would give too much of the plot away. Suffice it to say that in the tradition of the very best books which give readers what they want to see, the good guys win the day, the bad guys are banished and all is right with the world. Her characters are well-developed and engaging, and I look forward to getting to know some of them better in the books that will most certainly follow.
Date published: 2011-02-10