Taken in the Night

Promise Me Series Book #3

Romance - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
197 Pages
Reviewed on 05/27/2013
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Author Biography

Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, horror, suspense, action-adventure, erotica, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She is the author of the paranormal action-adventure Lash series and the vampire romantic suspense Promise Me series. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Danita Dyess for Readers' Favorite

In the book “Taken in the Night” by Tara Fox Hall, human beings transform into animals. Vampires lead “normal” lives in between “feedings” – that is vampire-speak for sucking blood -- and babies fathered by werecougars soon develop paws and catlike characteristics. But that is just part of the story. Sar, a 30-year-old lady and mere mortal, is part of an interesting relationship between Danial, her former lover and Vampire Ruler of the U.S., and Theo, her current boyfriend and professional bodyguard. Theo recently became a father to another man’s wife, Tawny, a werelion. Was that why he was killed? Could a deadly potion be the reason for Tawny’s sudden death after giving birth or is Peterson, a weapons dealer, part of a sinister plot to destroy Danial?

“Taken in the Night” was totally different from what I expected. Hall is a gifted writer who definitely lured me into the inner sanctum of vampires and immortals. The cover is very provocative and true to the author’s distinctive, erotic style. The pace is fast. The dialogue between Sar, Danial and Theo was so real. I could relate to Sar; she was the girl next door or the sister that every woman has. Some parts were sexy if not sexual. Hall is a prolific writer of suspense, paranormal, historical romance, etc. This book is part of a series including “Promise Me,” “Broken Promise” and “Take for His Own.” "Taken in the Night” is highly recommended.

Christine Nguyen

"Taken in the Night" is Book 3 of 'The Promise Me Series' with Sar, Theo, and Danial still trapped in a love triangle. They must go to Europe where Theo’s daughter by another woman is being born. Before Theo and Sar can get married, Theo is taken from Sar and disappears. Danial and Sar try to find answers, but to no avail. Sar must take care of Theo’s daughter, Elle, who is a werecougar and turns to Danial in her time of grief. She starts a new life with him and starts to heal with a new family, but she is still haunted by her memories of Theo and is torn with guilt for finding a new found happiness with Danial.

Tara Fox Hall is able to continue her 'Promise Me Series' seamlessly, while engrossing new readers into the story of Sar, Theo, and Danial. She expertly explains the past between Sar and Danial, while not confusing new readers to the trilogy. I have never read any of the previous books, but I was able to enjoy the whole book through without being lost and asking questions. She weaved the important events of the past two books with the new events in an entertaining read that her old fans will enjoy and I am sure it will bring in new fans to the series. The characters are highly developed, especially the endearingly cute Elle as a baby and werecougar – you just want to have one or many werecougars yourself! A highly enjoyable read!

Maria Beltran

Sarelle is on a trip with Theo and Danial, but this is not like any vacation – Theo is a werecougar, head of Danial’s security as well as his best friend while Danial is a vampire, the head of all vampires in the United States. They are currently in Europe for a recon mission, and for Theo’s child who is scheduled to be born soon. Sarelle is apprehensive about this; not only does she resist doubting her position in Theo’s life, she is also resisting the temptation that Danial presents, as she was once Danial’s lover. However, there is an understanding between the three that Sar is with Theo now. But things go wrong on the trip when Theo is taken by an unidentified group and goes missing. Means to search for Theo are exhausted, and Sar finds herself rekindling emotions she once had for Danial while being the guardian of a young werecougar.

The third installment of Tara Fox Hall’s 'Promise Me series', “Taken in the Night” is a must-read for those who have a hankering for action, drama and romance mixed with the paranormal. Sarelle may have made some decisions one would not agree with in this story but that makes her more realistic. Readers will find themselves glued to the book's pages as scene after scene unfolds at breakneck speed at times, whereas it is easy and heartwarming at others. With every leaf turned one can expect to find more drama and romance. The chemistry between the characters is strong and the series of twists are highly engaging. It will not be surprising if readers will not be able to put this book down. This is a book that transcends many genres and as such it appeals to a wide range of readers. I am sure that fans of Tara Fox Hall will not be disappointed with this book. A highly entertaining read!