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A Darker Dream (Love Spell Romance) | [Amanda Ashley]

A Darker Dream (Love Spell Romance)

In all his 400 years, Rayven never met a woman like Rhianna McLeod. She is a vision of light, of warmth, of everything he is not - nor can ever be. Doomed to live forever in darkness and solitude, he knows all too well the risk in getting close to her, yet he hungers for her with a fierce passion he swears he will never allow himself to feel. Rhianna's father sold her to Rayven to put food on the table so she had no choice but to go with the dark stranger. To her surprise, he gives her everything she wants: the finest clothes, education, and the run of the castle - everything, that is, except his touch.
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Publisher's Summary

In all his 400 years, Rayven never met a woman like Rhianna McLeod. She is a vision of light, of warmth, of everything he is not - nor can ever be. Doomed to live forever in darkness and solitude, he knows all too well the risk in getting close to her, yet he hungers for her with a fierce passion he swears he will never allow himself to feel.

Rhianna's father sold her to Rayven to put food on the table so she had no choice but to go with the dark stranger. To her surprise, he gives her everything she wants: the finest clothes, education, and the run of the castle - everything, that is, except his touch. For although she senses danger beneath the soft-spoken manner, although even Rayven himself warns her to stay away, she is drawn to this creature of the night, and loves him as she will no other.

Amanda Ashley is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is the winner of numerous awards, including a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She has published more than 40 novels in a 25 year writing career. Writing as both Amanda Ashley and MadelineBaker, she has been published by Signet, NAL, Dorchester, Kensington and Zebra Books.

©1997 Madeline Baker (P)2012 Audio Realms

What the Critics Say

"Amanda Ashley is a masterful storyteller. This novel is so rich in sensuality and imagery that readers will be entranced by this haunting tale of a vampire who finds love too late and the woman who may savehim from the darkness. This is one keeper...” (Romantic Times)

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    marie-claire Boyup Brook, Australia 09-05-12
    marie-claire Boyup Brook, Australia 09-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Frustrating"
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    OK. I get that yes a turned vampire might have issues about being seen as a "monster", and I can understand that any woman would see a vampire as a "monster". But just as I think these two individuals have come to terms with the whole vampire thing, one of them runs away... and then the pleading starts... "Please don't send me away".. "Please don't leave me".... By the end of this book I just wanted to scream "Just seperate for good and be done with it will you!!!"....
    and if that damned vampire/narrator said "Rhianna" one more time..... God help me.
    And the narrator made Rhianna sound like a whining little brat.
    I was fair though, and listened to the end... but never again.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Michele TROUP, TEXAS, United States 07-17-12
    Michele TROUP, TEXAS, United States 07-17-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Usually I like Amanda Ashley"

    I wish I could give a good review for this book, but it's hard to tell if the book was good or not. The narrator was so awful that she ruined the book. I hope Ms Ashley never lets this narrator read one of her books again!!!

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Aimee SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 07-17-12
    Aimee SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 07-17-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Worst Narrator Ever Meets Most Cliche Plot Ever"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A decent narrator and a different book!


    Has A Darker Dream (Love Spell Romance) turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I will never buy another audiobook by this author or this narrator. Of my 400+ audiobooks, this is the worst!! I would give it 0 stars if possible.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator could find a new profession and leave narrating to those who are at least moderately good at it. Her voice and interpretation were about as pleasurable as waking to a car alarm at 3am.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    NONE.


    Any additional comments?

    If Audible created a worst narrator and worst book of the year award - this one would win both categories.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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