Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes by M. R. Noble – Book Review

Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes by M. R. Noble – Book Review

Karolina Dalca Dark Eyes by M R Noble

Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes

Author – M. R. Noble
Publisher – The Wild Rose Press
Pages – 201
Released – 16th December 2020
ISBN-13 – 978-1509232789
Format – ebook, paperback
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
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Blindsided by an attack that destroys her home and blamed for murder, Karolina Dalca, a half-vampire, escapes, only to plunge into the magical societies from which she was sheltered.

Betrayed by those around her, she abandons her dreams of becoming an investigator and flees, trusting only herself. Her police internship would never prove more useful. Hoofing it through the wilderness, she makes it to her university dorm, disheveled but delightfully deflowered.

Enter a full vampire: one wielding dark magic and a ride out of Canada. A fugitive from the law, Karo complies with his demands to escape, unsure whether his requests are bewitched. She vows to clear her name and avenge her mother’s death, but Karo’s family secrets aren’t so easily left behind.

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Half-vampire, half-gypsy Karolina Dalca (Karo) has been brought up by her human mother in Canada, never knowing her father who was Romanian. Her mother tried to shelter her from the life of her vampire family.

With aspirations to be an investigator, Karo struggles to keep her inner self concealed when dealing with offenders, but when there is an attack on her home and her mother is killed the police suspect Karo as being the murderer and her career looks lost.

On the run to find answers Karo is confronted by a powerful vampire who claims to have been sent to protect her and take her to her Uncle in Eastern Europe but is he really working for her Uncle? With no-one else she can turn to she has to learn to trust her instincts and a man she has only just met.

Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes is a supernatural, fantasy. It is fast-paced and the adventure hits you from the first page. Karo is an intriguing character. She is skittish and sarcastic as well as having a decent sense of humour. She is hot-headed and doesn’t always think before she acts which gets her into some tricky situations.

The idea of someone being a half-vampire and half-gypsy was interesting, especially as the Gypsies also had some powers. I can’t say that she was an easy character to like as I found there was something a little stand-offish about her and didn’t really connect with her. I did like the werewolf Roman who has a crush on her and was there to protect her, even if she does try to get rid of him.

There were some raw, dark, gritty, violent scenes but nothing that I would class as frightening or horror-Esq, just scenes that fitted the moment, I mean we are dealing with vampires so there are going to be some bloody scenes!

Overall, the premise was good, the plot-line was a little far-fetched, but then we are talking about supernatural events and I wouldn’t have expected anything else, and the journey was enjoyable.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

M. R. Noble Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes

M. R. Noble has played a tug of war between science and art her whole life, but the rope broke when she wrote the first line of The Dark Eyes Series. Immersed up to her keyboard in paranormal romance and urban fantasy, she enjoys blending the real with the surreal. The only drawback is she misplaces her mug while dreaming up her next scene, and soon finds herself six cups overpoured.

Keeping to her Lake Simcoe roots, she is a member of the Writers Community of York Region (WCYR), where her muse is made not found . . . over a hefty cup of coffee.

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