Vein Of Love (Blackest Gold, #1) by R. Scarlett (Goodreads Author)

Vein Of Love by R. Scarlett

Warning: Dark Romance, 18+

“Darkness isn’t all one shade, sweetheart.”

Three centuries ago, Molly Darling’s ancestors signed a contract in blood—daemon blood—to protect themselves from harm. On the eve she turns nineteen, Molly leaves for her birthday party against her parent’s wishes, sick of their warnings about her “betrothal to a demon.”

Except that she’s very much betrothed, and he’s very much a demon—one who’s only agreed to the nuptials to steal Molly’s ancient daemon powers. Brash, arrogant, and built like a Greek god, Tensley Knight keeps showing up to save Molly from otherworldly attacks, only to insult her a moment later.

As Molly learns more about the demon world, she realizes two things: that her family’s safety depends on a successful marriage, while any chance of freedom she’ll ever have calls for Tensley’s demise.

Yet sometimes Molly spots a tortured soul beyond those liquid grey eyes, and there’s no denying the way her skin tingles when Tensley touches it. In Vein of Love, safety requires sacrifice, foe becomes lover, and one must decide whether to kiss…or to kill.(less)

 

According to me a Prologue or the 1st Chapter of a book is THE reflection – SO it must capture my attention from page 1 I will continue a few more chapters to give the Book a fair chance to change my mind!
My review!

Cliff-hanger alert

THE WHOLE PLAYLIST WAS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR

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“This is your lesson, boy. Demons don’t love, they destroy.”

I Know I’m A Wolf by Young Heretics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aW1o…

Chapter 1

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TURNING NINETEEN WAS supposed to mean ultimate freedom, but Molly felt anything but free.

Bloodsport by Raleigh Ritchie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhekl…

She felt presences a presence of a warning, a threat that alerted her to stand back.

Molly first encounter with a gorgon lady *with snakes for hair* almost killed her (reminded me of Medusa) *wink* alas the picture!

Luckily Tensley came to the rescue. Saved Ms. Perfection, Ms. Obedient, Ms. Doormat, Ms. Forgettable, as she likes to refer to herself!

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Holy Water by Laurel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEpSi…

Type of Characters and my choices according to pictures :

Tensley Knight (“an incubus. A demon.”)

Young God by Halsey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUhJR…

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Molly Darling – Ms. Perfection, Ms. Obedient, Ms. Doormat, Ms. Forgettable.
Dangerous Woman by Adriana Grande
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WbCf…

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Chapter Development
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“In 1685, the Darlings had a daughter, one with glowing, blessed eyes and unnatural
abilities. To protect the family from mass murder by witch hunters, they made a pact
with demons for protection, and the gifted girl would be the payment. However, she
was burned at the stake before they could collect her, and the Darlings were already
contracted in blood—they still owed a gifted girl to my family.”

Relationship development
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Heavy In Your Arms by Florence and the Machine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_eOm…

I must admit the first few chapters dragged for me and I could not get a firm hold on liking the characters in those chapters, but it all changed the first night Molly went to bed with Tensley

Burning Desire by Lana Del Rey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx_dT…

At the age of six Molly was gifted with a ring, a ring that grew with her as she grown older but one that she never could take off.

Waiting Game by Banks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaI5J…

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Tensley family protected Molly’s ancestors for 300 years, a promise made by the demons for the protection against witch hunters, in exchange the 1st demon daughter was to be given to the demons in exchange part of a signed marriage contract, in 1685 the 1st promised daughter was burned. The daemon daughter will possess the EYES, blessed eyes and on top the eyes she will have unnatural abilities, a girl that one day will belong to Tensley.

Damn Your Eyes by Alex Clare
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKeAO…

Molly was ashamed of her eyes as she just thought she was not like other regular teenagers, she even wore sunglasses at night to hide her eyes from other humans.

As a demon, Tensley is not supposed to fall love or have feelings for other demons, but ALAS the heart wants what the heart wants and with this comes dire consequences.

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This was not an instant love relationship – they hated each other but the attraction was mutual

Beautiful Crime by Tamer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKSip…

“I despise you.” He squared his jaw. “If you weren’t an asset to me, I’d dispose of
you my way,” he continued, though he wasn’t sure who he was trying to convince—
Molly or himself. “Tread carefully, Darling, or I might give the beasts a taste.”

War of Hearts by Ruelle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Zhr…

A Poem → I loved
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One Way Or The Other by Until The Ribbon Breaks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOCDU…


For each and every person you rapture with your essence.
Is a delicate, dark, monstrous dance.
And I feel the pull.
The tenor, the touch, the strain.
I feel the urge to be yours.
And you to be mine.
To feel your flesh in my arms the curvature of a body so loving.
Your smile simmering into my shoulder.
Golden strands of your hair slipping past my fingers.
Like a celestial outflow of water.
Much like blood slipping from the vein, It’s too much.
Or possibly not enough.
Creatures like you And me Are aglow with our differences.
More often then nought.
____BT____

Epilogue! →

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Salt and Vinegar by Hooverphonic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBEwV…

Recommend to the following type of readers: →
Over 18 etc.

Why my rating?→
Don’t be foolish read the book!!!!

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Will I read it again?→
OH YES

My feelings while reading this: →

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To the Author

R. Scarlett debut novel was quite a surprise read! Well written and entertaining story, although I hate cliff-hangers this was not as bad some cliff-hanger novels I read, from other authors.

For a debut novel you nailed it!

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A BIG Thank you to the author for ARC! 😀

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