#Review “Nicu (Dark Shadows #5) by Ariel Marie


“Nicu (The Dark Shadows #5)” by Ariel Marie

4/5 Stars!

The fifth and final installment of the Dark Shadows series delivers the action, suspense, and romance which made me a fan of the Olaru family and their crew.

Empath Samara Shamus hasn’t seen her twin brother, Stefan, in over a month, and even worse, she can’t sense him. Encouraged by their late mother to hide their abilities, the twins still communicated telepathically and sensed each other’s presence.

Law enforcement isn’t as concerned and is little help, believing Stefan left on his own. Samara continues to visit her brother’s apartment and hang posters in the neighborhood but feelings of hopelessness threaten to overwhelm her.

A mysterious phone call leads Samara to meet with the Rebels, a secret group who protect humans from the paranormal world. Stefan has been spotted with the versi, undead instruments of the evil Necromancers.

A reckless attempt by the Rebels and Samara to ‘rescue’ Stefan takes them into a Necromancer hideout where they find Nicu Olaru, taken captive during the last battle between the Dark Shadows and the Necromancers.

Nicu is head of the Dark Shadows, eldest of the five royal children, and future king of the vampires.

He’s also highly pissed off at being locked in a cage. Nicu is awaiting execution ordered by Sodan, king of the Necromancers, because Nicu killed his son, Xalak (early in the series – and he really, really, really needed to die—let’s be clear on that!)

Nicu knows his brothers and the Dark Shadows team will come for him and is annoyed when he sees the inept Rebels sneaking into the necromancer lair. After a heated exchange, the Rebels leave without trying to find Stefan. They also leave Samara behind… and Nicu still trapped in his cell.

Samara frees Nicu and they make it to safety where Nicu contacts his brothers. While they await the Dark Shadows, the vampire and the empath steam up the sheets. Samara doesn’t understand her attraction to Nicu—besides his being a huge tower of alpha awesomeness—but Nicu knows Samara is his destined mate.

Yet, when the team arrives, Nicu allows Samara to walk away. Even though his sister and brothers have found their fated mates, Nicu doesn’t think he has a choice in taking his mate (even though vampires…you know, eventually DIE if denied their mate). As future king and leader of the Dark Shadows, the safety, and future of all vampires rest on his shoulders—he cannot afford such a ‘distraction.’

Unable to stay away from Samara, Nicu does a bit of stalking, but it is Samara who seeks Nicu out to tell him of the result of their one night of passion.

Honestly, I am not a fan of secret/surprise baby stories and usually avoid them, but I’m giving a wink and a nod to Nicu because I’ve seriously enjoyed this series, and I already know Nicu and Samara are destined mates.

The conflict between Nicu and Samara, the ultimate showdown with Sodan and his legion (Hey, the witches show up!) and the near-tragic outcome all come together to make this a great read and a fitting conclusion to the series.



The Dark Shadows were fighting a war to save their race. But how could Nicu focus when he had more at stake to lose than just his race?

Buy Link: https://goo.gl/dAacVk


“Adrian (The Dark Shadows, Book 4)” by Ariel Marie #99cent #SaleBlitz

Adrian cover

“Adrian (The Dark Shadows 4)”

Author: Ariel Marie

Cover: Natasha Snow

Release Date: October 1, 2016

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Adrian Olaru, vampire prince and Dark Shadow warrior, had everything; wealth, willing donors, a close-knit family and a job he loved. He had received his orders from his commander. Capture a rogue vampire in order for the Dark Shadows to infiltrate the necromancer regime. But a set of curvy hips and big brown eyes filled his thoughts, creating a distraction.

Left alone in the cruel dark world, Angelina Sanz was more determine to live life to the fullest. She would make the best of her situation. Fate had taken everything from her, but now, it seemed as if fate was ready to repay her— in the form of a sexy vampire prince.

The necromancers have plans to destroy the Dark Shadows and those plans include Angelina. Will Adrian be able to save the one person who was meant to spend
an eternity with him?


1-click ‘Adrian’ for only #99cents March 12-18

Amazon US Only!

Read for #FREE on Kindle Unlimited!


Available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited

Buy Links:

Amazon US: https://amzn.com/B01LA4RYR6

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LA4RYR6

Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LA4RYR6

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01LA4RYR6

goodreads_kitsAdd to your Goodreads #TBRList



Ariel Marie is an author who loves the paranormal, action and hot steamy romance. She combines all three in each and every one of her stories. For as long as she can remember, she has loved vampires, shifters and every creature you can think of. This even rolls over into her favorite movies! She loves a good action packed thriller! Throw a touch of the supernatural world in it and she’s hooked!

She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she currently resides with her husband and three beautiful children. Want to know more about her and her books? Visit her website www.thearielmarie.com.



Sign up for her newsletter! Ariel Marie sends out a personal newsletter at least once a month to give her readers updates!! Her subscribers are usually one
of the first to learn about her releases, ARC signups and giveaways! Sign up for Ariel Marie’s monthly newsletter:



Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_ArielMarie

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arielmarie_author

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/the_arielmarie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorarielmarie

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ArielMarieauthor

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00WB1SBFC

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ariel-marie

My website is www.thearielmarie.com

Street team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1117795928234538/