RB Hilliard ~ Trace of Darkness ~ Release Blitz / Teasers / ARC Review

Title: Trace of Darkness: A Diana Duvail Novel
Author: RB Hilliard
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 28, 2021


She’s not who they think she is. . .
Diana Duvail is an officer with the Charleston Police Department. Her reputation as a hard-working, by the book, team player is well known. But Diana’s got a secret.
While on patrol, the unimaginable happens; her secret is revealed, and she finds herself reassigned to the paranormal unit. Little does she know, but her world is about to be turned upside down.
When bodies start showing up all over the city, Diana is forced to liaise with the Southern Vampire Organization. Zacharias Wylde is a powerful, sexy Vampire Lord who not only shakes her existence but shows her a new and exciting reality.
Can Zack help Diana figure out what’s turned Charleston into a hunting ground, or is Diana destined to become one of the hunted?



“This book had it all, suspense, romance, steam, an over the top alpha and twists and turns at every corner.” ~Book Bub Reviewer

“Phew……. as an AVID PNR reader, she absolutely hit the nail on the head.” ~Book Bub Reviewer

“A thrilling explosive book full of drama, suspense, and the passion is electric.” ~ Book Bub Reviewer

“A five-star read that will reveal more than you can ever imagine.” ~Book Bub Reviewer

“Intense, suspenseful, and a highly entertaining story. Could not put the story down.” ~ Book Bub Reviewer



This was my first read by Hilliard, and boy what a superb vampire read this turned out to be!! Hooked from the start, I couldn’t put it down!!

The world building was fantastic with a diverse array of characters that you can relate to. Full of action and suspense, I loved it, can’t wait for more of this!!

Diana is a human cop with paranormal abilities, she knows her stuff, is full of wit and sarcasm, fiery and sassy to boot. She is new to the team and has a lot to learn, her team mates teaching her all their types of skills as they go, and her boss scares her to death with his mind skills and blows her shields to bits.

She is assigned to a new case and is to be working with Zacharias, the head Vampire in her area. No one knows what he looks like and she is not sure what she can offer to help him solve the case of the disappearing women. Their initial connection is off the chart, so much is seems to ruffle Zack’s feathers. She can’t help herself and is sassy even at the worse moments, pushing his buttons and scaring herself to death when she realises what she is doing and to whom. Zack sees her as a bit of a challenge, his life has just taken an interesting turn for the first time in many years with Diana around.

A brilliant read from start to finish, loving the world it is set in and the many different characters that each add that something unique to the story. I’m very much looking forward to reading more from this series, highly recommended for any PNR fans.



RB Hilliard lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, two teenagers, and crazy dog, Oscar. She loves music, a good book, red wine, chocolate, and to write twistedly suspenseful stories. Alpha men, rock stars, and sexy bikers are among her favorites, but don’t worry, if suspense isn’t your bag, she also writes funny tales about exceptionally hot men who are in desperate need of taming. In 2014, Hilliard published her first novel. She has since published multiple novels across several genres.



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