Spotlight: Tara Fox Hall's "Promise Me"

When young widow Sarelle McGarran finds the vampire Danial Racklan unconscious and hurt in her woods, intuitive concern quickly becomes passionate love. Together Danial and Sar work to overcome their own past heartbreaks, their vastly different lifestyles, and Danial's relentless enemies. Yet Danial needs more; an Oath of forever. But can Sar give Danial his greatest desire? 

“Promise Me”: Great Start For a Paranormal Vampire Series

One of the first things I noticed about the first book in this intriguing series was the uniqueness of both main characters. Sar, the heroine, reminded me of a strong, prairie woman living alone on the outskirts of civilization. Her brave, no-nonsense attitude extended to a near self-sacrifice and almost made identifying with her impossible, but Sar’s extreme love for animals and Fox Hall’s mastery of character development kept my eyes glued to my Kindle and eager to learn what would happen next.

Like others in the sub-genre, Danial, the hero, is sexy, handsome, and intelligent, but his character is taken into relatively uncharted territory when we learn that he is a relatively young vampire with a “day” job! I enjoyed reading this paranormal romance and look forward to reading more in the series.

There were a few formatting glitches in the PDF for Kindle conversion, but nothing overly jarring, and I certainly do not blame the author for that. As “Promise Me” progressed, several major supporting characters were introduced, adding other dimensions to Danial and Sar’s relationship. To avoid spoilers, I won't go into more detail about that here, but suffice it to say there are quite a few surprises in this story. 

Overall, the novel is well-written, the characters are unique and likable, and despite a few scenes in which the emotions felt a bit rushed, the story flowed nicely, offering just enough information to make me want to read more. I recommend this story to readers who are willing to wait for their “happy-ever-after” (HEA). Four ****