(Released: August 19, 2011)
From the Cover:
A malevolent group of Light-Dealers have surfaced in Cara Collin's hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. Led by an ancient Aztec demon, the "Takers" are torturing and murdering their way to world domination. As the horror spreads, Cara-who has the ability to send "Light" into others to augment healing-receives a special power from a patient making her a crucial weapon in stopping the Takers. But, she must figure out how to use the gift before the Takers make her their next target.
When mysterious Rolf Van Harding shows up in town with information that may help her, she's torn between joining his quest and running for her life. When she discovers he's a powerful, ancient Light-Dealer she fears their growing passion will be a weakness-a weakness that could allow the Takers to murder the last remaining Light-Dealer capable of stopping them.
Cara Collins has been a healer her whole life, she knows no other way to be. She's part of a group of Dealers who support and help each other, and when possible, save each other.
When someone comes into her clinic sick or injured, Cara locates their portal and gives part of her inner Light to strength and support the person in need. A young woman, Nicki, comes into her clinic, claiming to have seen some kind of vampiric suctioning of another and Cara doesn't know what to make of it. But on her heals, Emmie comes into her clinic, claiming she's ready to meet her maker. She only came to share her gift, and Cara will need it, if she's to survive what's coming. Mystery engulfs her. Emmie won't accept Cara's healing light, and imparts what she has held within herself, dying in front of Cara's eyes.
Rolf Van Harding strolls into Cara's life, searching for the Takers, corrupted Dealer who have become addicted to the taking of Light. It's everything that goes against what Cara has done with her life, it sickens her to know that instead of helping others, these Takers are stealing Light from their victims. The individuals are mainlining the Light of others, drinking them dry, leaving a husk of a body behind, no visible signs of injury. But, Rolf knows different. He's spent his ancient existence killing the Takers, and now he fears that his greatest enemy has found a home in Atlanta.
When Rolf meets Cara, it's like rediscovering his heart. Emotions that he thought to be long dead, stir to life. Together they discover a bond, the ability to link together. And it might be the Dealers only saving grace.
Dealers of Light by Lara Nance is an sweet paranormal romance. Rolf is a strong alpha male who lost his mate many centuries ago. He's an immortal, his existence has become finding and killing the Takers, the ones responsible for his mate's death. When he stumbles across Cara, there's something about her that brings him to life, makes him want to care again, to live again. What Cara sees in Rolf's eyes is a longing for something more, if only he'll let her be that something more. Until finding Cara, Rolf has been looking for a way to leave life behind. It almost takes her loss for him to discover the depths of his feelings. Now, together, they must protect their small group, because they're the only thing standing between the eventually conquering of humanity and the Takers who are determined to take it all.
Dealers of Light is an unique story, combining ancient myths and modern times. Dealers takes place in Atlanta, though Rolf is from ancient Egypt. But, it is only with his help that Cara and her group can figure out what happening around them. And Rolf needs Cara and her group help if he's going to thwart an ancient evil, almost as old as he is, a demon and his greatest enemy. Dealers is a story of a love reborn, through great time and distance, Rolf learns to love again. And isn't that the best kind of love story there is? This feels like the beginning of a series, and I hope we see more of the wonderful cast of characters Lara Nance has created. The love story between Cara and Rolf is just building, and it's going to be great. I'd love to see more of their life together, and hope to in the future. I highly recommend this sweet paranormal romance (with one scorching love scene) to all lovers of romance, paranormal or not. It's a love story that build across the centuries to find a home with Cara, and with Rolf. I very much enjoyed Dealers of Light, the only thing I could have asked for more of was the hot romance building between Cara and Rolf... but maybe in the next book?? Five out of five fairy kisses for this reader.
I received my copy for review from the author, Lara Nance. All opinions expressed are my own.