Genre: A 2-part Gothic paranormal romance serial with a twist.
WARNING WARNING WARNING---CLIFFHANGER: *YES*
When the ghost of her best friend begs for her help, psychic detective Denieve Knight goes undercover as a live-in domestic to catch a killer. She sets her sights on the most likely suspect: her friend’s mysterious employer, Doctor Braeden Frost.
Dubbed "Dr. Death" by the press, the notorious hematologist is linked to nineteen other suspicious fatalities—all are former patients. The brooding recluse is a man of many secrets, the darkest of which may be lurking beneath the leather gloves he never removes.
Word Count for Volume 1: 83k
Hero: Tortured, Dark, Brooding
POV: 1st and 3rd person
Swearing: Yes. Lots.
Sex Scenes: Steamy
Braeden tore away leaving me feeling cold, like the only leaf on a barren tree, a leaf left to tremble alone in the wind. He raked a hand through his hair while he paced the floor. He was tortured and scared, a man barely hanging on by a thread.
Seconds dragged until he said thickly, “I don’t understand any of this.”
“Because it makes no sense, right?” I snatched my barrette up with trembling hands and started fussing with my hair. “I’ve only known you a little over a month, yet it feels like a million years. And now I’m thinking—”
“Don’t.” He stalked back over to me and grabbed my hands. “No more talking. No more thinking.” His voice was rough and desperate. “Because if I allow myself to ponder this insanity—to try and understand it…I swear, I’ll go mad.” He inhaled deeply and pressed his forehead to mine. “I knew you were trouble the moment I saw you in that window. God help me.”
The Darkest Frost, Vol. 2 will be available in the fall 2015. EARLY REVIEWS:
“Author Tanya Holmes…needs to write paranormal more often! This book was brilliant.” Nerd Girl Reviews — 5 Stars
“The best part of all is this book is full of plenty of steam. Tanya does not shy away from throwing in a healthy dose of smut to get hearts and other body parts throbbing…The Darkest Frost is a paranormal/gothic/ suspense romantic must read. There's something in there for everyone.” Angie Loves Angst — 4.5 Stars
“I loved it!!! Highly recommended to all paranormal romance lovers!” Mei’s Reviews — 5 Stars
“As with Tanya Holmes' contemporary romance/romantic suspense debut, Within Temptation, she has once again, given readers a plot that is different, unexpected, and with an unforeseeable twist.” Jill’s Reviews — 4.5 Stars
“Toss in a dubious ghost, a crazy brother, assassins, angry relatives of the people Frost allegedly killed, and a mysterious old Polish man and hot, steamy, panty-melting sex & sensuality, and you've got one hell of a story.” Enid Oliver — 5 Stars
This book blew my mind... I LOVED it! Another one to add to my top favorites this year. K.T. Reviews — 5 Stars
“The development of not only the characters, but also the entire scenario is amazing and truly pulls you in.” A Cup and A Book Blog — 5 Stars
“What an unexpectedly FANTASTIC book! This has all elements of a GREAT story…superb and smart writing, fantastically unique plot line and characters that are well developed and intriguing.” Author KL Kreig — 5 Stars
“(The Darkest Frost) was filled with suspense, questions, plot twists, a gorgeous and mysterious doctor, a gorgeous twin brother, and some great sexual chemistry between the main characters. Take all of those things and combine them with a well written story and you have a book that is definitely worth reading." Jacqueline Norris — 5 Stars