Saturday, March 27, 2021

REVIEW: Black Sunshine by Karina Halle


Shel: I am so excited that Karina Halle decided to write this book! It's been FOREVER since I've read a vampire romance...maybe since the Anne Rice series? ...and I KNEW that in Karina Halle's hands the characters and plots would be everything I wanted it to be and I.WAS.RIGHT.

Shel: I really enjoyed the blending of reality and the supernatural and how Lenore seemed to have all the reactions that I would have when she's kidnapped and founds out that she's not quite human. Her questions and confusion and initial hostility to it all made her relatable and engaging. And of course, Mr. Alpha Vampire, Absolon, was as fascinating as he was mysterious and his moments of vulnerability had me alllll in to this story of vampires and love. 

Shel: While Halle gave us a lot of background and explanation, she left the door open for more books, thankfully, because I feel like there is still so much more to know. I still have so many questions about what, exactly, she is and who her dad really is/was, as well as curiosity about the other characters, and the inevitable challenging times to come, now that Lenore has been identified.

Shel: Lenore and Absolon's story was absorbing and interesting and while it can be read as a stand alone, there will be more stories to come and I am so eager. No pressure, Karina Halle, but your fans CANNOT WAIT FOR MORE. 

Black Sunshine by Karina Halle is now live!

All Lenore Warwick wants for her 21st birthday is to hang out with her friends, finish her second year at Berkley with flying colors, and maybe catch the eye of a hot musician playing a show at a club that she can now (legally) get into.
Unfortunately, fate has other plans for her.
A week before her birthday, she's kidnapped by the brooding and dangerous stranger with cold eyes and a lethal touch, who has been stalking her on San Francisco's fog-shrouded streets. Absolon Stavig isn't your average criminal though. He's a centuries-old vampire who's caught between wanting to kill Lenore and wanting to save her.
You see Lenore, too, is a vampire.
She just doesn't know it yet.
Taken by a pair of vampire slayers when she was just an infant, Lenore was raised never knowing her true nature. All Lenore knows is that she has seemingly normal parents who love her, that she's exceptionally smart, and she's squeamish around blood. But once she turns twenty-one, she'll fully turn into a vampire, and Solon hopes he'll be there to guide her, opening her eyes to her deepest hunger...both sexual and otherwise.
But this turning can't be kept a secret. Soon both slayers and vampires are hunting Lenore, with only Solon and his unpredictable motley crew of vampires to save her.
If they don't kill her first.
Black Sunshine is a dark adult standalone romance with a paranormal twist, about sex, love, secrets, and revenge, set in contemporary San Francisco.

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Meet Karina

Karina Halle is a former travel writer, music journalist & screenwriter, and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author of over 55 bestselling novels, ranging from horror and suspense to contemporary romance. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband, and her adopted pitbull Bruce, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster, Hachette & Montlake. Her work has been translated and published in 20 languages.

Hit her up on Instagram at @authorHalle, on Twitter at @MetalBlonde and on Facebook. You can also visit and sign up for the newsletter for news, excerpts, previews, private book signing sales and more.

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