If you were offered a second chance at life, would you take it?
Gwen’s days are numbered—literally. Like her mother before her, Gwen’s Acute Myeloid Leukemia diagnosis came too little too late. So, she packed her bags, said her goodbyes, and set off to see the world before her untimely end.
But when Laurel, a beautiful stranger in Vienna, extends an invitation filled with her wildest dreams—eternal life amongst the haut ton of supernaturals in an underground palace filled with riches and debauchery—she can’t say no. And in doing so, she accepts not only the invitation but the treacherous initiation that comes along with it.
Swept away to the infamous Dark Court, Gwen quickly realizes she’s in over her head.
The supernatural elites are manipulative and devious.
The palace filled with violence and creeping shadows.
Yet Gwen was least prepared for him; William “The Beast” Gunwyn. A prizefighter of the court and enemy of Laurel’s illustrious family, William’s fervent attentions threaten to derail Gwen’s plans of life after death to become his, and only his.
Faced with unprecedented danger, Gwen must stay alive long enough to discover once and for all what is worth living and dying for.
Paranormal romance meets dark fantasy in this unrepentant and full sensory tale of what happens when love and death collide.
Covet the Night is the first installment of the Ascent of the Wicked series! For more insight into the world of the Dark Court, check out “A Soulmark Series” by Rebecca Main to discover its background.
Fantastic world full of secrets and a fated forbidden romance!
I was very intrigued with this story as soon as I saw the stunning cover and read the synopsis. I admit that the beginning took a bit for me to comprehend what was happening - here is where maybe a pre-first chapter could have been written differently to allow more background of the Different lines would have helped.
Gwen and William are great characters with both having to make dangerous decisions in this web of deceit and betrayal and secrets. It was fantastic learning about this dark world and made me feel scared at times - I definitely wouldn’t want to be a part of it lol. The destined mates trope was enjoyable and a slow burn for the most part - this is more a personal preference of mines, but I wanted more chemistry and more steam.
I love this exploration of the Dark Court! Gwen is a fantastic lead. Covet the Night picks back up where Lunaria leaves off. It is not necessary to read the Soulmark series but it does give more in-depth background on several characters. Gwen is new to the world of magic and her perspective is refreshing. The slow burn is off the charts hot and a happily every after isn’t a guarantee in the Dark Court.
I received this book as an ARC.