Rise For Me by Kristal Dawn Harris

Rise For Me by Kristal Dawn Harris
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Paranormal
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Vampire and warlock, Roman Lee, spent centuries alone as ringmaster of the carnival. After befriending and healing a scarred, young woman, Roman realizes Mariah is his mate. He waits for her, but when she departs from his life, his torture knows no bounds. Now he’s risen, unforgiving and angry, forced from his grave by the one woman who captured his heart, but will another secret and the call of his mate change everything?

The steady call of Roman’s blood and the promise of peace brings Mariah Stone home to the carnival and the vampire she left behind. He ignores her until she forces him from the grave with her blood. His anger crushes her already broken spirit, but she is determined to win Roman’s forgiveness and free him from their bond. Denied passion leads them down a path of magic and desire, while a devastating secret threatens eternal love.

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I found this to be an interesting and well structured paranormal and magic-based story. Roman and various Romany witches from his carnival had healed Mariah with magic and Roman himself was a vampire, so there was plenty of interesting elements to the paranormal aspect to this story. I also really enjoyed that while there was a long and complicated history between Mariah and Roman they didn’t simply glance at each other again and jump straight into bed. There was weight, anger and hurt on both sides from their history and the author gave them both plenty of time and pages to sorting this out.

The main draw-back to this story I feel was that the author probably tried to fit too many various sub-plots into this story for the short length. I really felt that had one or even two of the main elements been removed the story could have had far better tension and cohesion and not felt so crammed together to my mind. Roman’s vampire side, the Gypsy magic, the carnival and Mariah’s father’s history, along with Mariah growing up into a woman and her birth-mark – all these elements were good but they crowded together to the point where it felt a little to me like we were constantly jumping around from one to the other. There was also the repairing of Mariah and Roman’s relationship and their eventual intimate scenes. Had just a few of these elements been removed I really feel the author could have explored what remained in more depth and I feel the story would have been far richer for it.

That said, there is a mammoth amount of plot to this story and the pace is cracking. The pace doesn’t let up and I read the whole story in one sitting because I simply couldn’t stop. I was deeply intrigued as to how Mariah and Roman would patch up their relationship and Roman was lost and emotionally hurt enough that I really wanted to see him happy. While the sex between Roman and Mariah is explicit and intense it’s a fairly minor part along with the other plotlines and so I feel that readers looking for a primarily erotic story might not feel this is a strong enough element for their tastes. But readers looking for a paranormal story with plenty of plot should find this really suits their tastes.

A good and interesting read and one I enjoyed.

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