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Born to Darkness: Immortal Destiny, Book 1 | [Lorraine Kennedy]

Born to Darkness: Immortal Destiny, Book 1

Nicole Ashe is the average American girl, except that she happens to work for a vampire and doesn't realize it. But all that changes when her boss sends her to convince a local rock musician – heartthrob, to help them retrieve an ancient relic that could be the answer to the vampire's curse. There is something about Nicole that stirs Alec's hunger nearly beyond control, but he would do anything to protect her...even from himself.
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Publisher's Summary

Alec's music is as dark as his vampire kiss is deadly, but Nicole will risk everything, including her life, to love him.

Born to Darkness is book 1 in the 4 Book Immortal Destiny Series.

Nicole Ashe is the average American girl, except that she happens to work for a vampire and doesn't realize it. But all that changes when her boss sends her to convince a local rock musician – heartthrob, to help them retrieve an ancient relic that could be the answer to the vampire's curse. Nicole soon discovers that Alec is a vampire...and completely irresistible.

There is something about Nicole that stirs Alec's hunger nearly beyond control, but he would do anything to protect her...even from himself.

Nicole is destined for a world of darkness that she cannot even begin to imagine, and love that can transcend eternity.

©2011 Lorraine Kennedy (P)2012 Lorriane Kennedy

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    Marigold Galore Malibu, CA 03-05-13
    Marigold Galore Malibu, CA 03-05-13

    Smell the flowers - be aware of the bees - enjoy the rain that waters these.

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    "THE STORY GETS BETTER IN THE NEXT BOOK"
    Where does Born to Darkness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As far as my 'listening' experience, I thought it was at the top in quality, narration and idea inventiveness. The relationships in the book were many and the female and male narration was really good. Some of the male vampire characters were slightly grating on my ears, but then what 500 year old vampire is going to have a soothing and pleasant voice right? Think about it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think Nicole and Dash were my favorites. I know Alec was the hot male lead vampire, and I really did like him, but I tend to like the relationships that evolve out of a great friendship first. I am **hoping** that Dash and Nicole end up together, although right now there is absolutely no **hint** of this happening, I do know there are 3 other books in this series which may shock me to find that they do end up together in the end. I just gotten through Night Breed, the second book, which I totally love. You must give this series a chance. The first book is a decent start, Born to Darkness, but the next book really is, I think, even better and brings the story to new heights in the dark paranormal world, without going too dark.


    What about Lee James and Destiny Landon ’s performance did you like?

    Great acting voices and emotion in their voices.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    You got me thinking on this one!!! OK .. Alec loses Nicole to Dash? How could this have happened??


    Any additional comments?

    I bought the second audio book to this Immortal Destiny Series, Night Breed. I am very pleased to see the same narrators have done the next book. I hate it when you really like characters, and you have already matched the 'voice with the characters' and then it is all messed up when it is a different narrator, which also brings a different emotion to each character. Anyway, this series is turning out to be a definite good listen.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sherie S. Colony, Kansas 04-30-13
    Sherie S. Colony, Kansas 04-30-13

    IT'S ALL CLEAR AS MUD

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    "This book should be combined with the others!"

    I just finished Wolves and Black Roses (my favorite of all three books thus far). This first book, Born to Darkness was a very good start, but the story gets really good in the second and third books. I really think book one and two should be combined so you see how full and more complete and original this story really is. The narration is just fantastic in all three books. I highly recommend this series. You must get books 1 & 2 "together" which will fully satisfy your readers needs and will help you decide to go on with book 3 (which you must, because it is HOT! and again, has an open ending for the next book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie Fletcher Minnesota Lake, MN 09-14-12
    Carrie Fletcher Minnesota Lake, MN 09-14-12

    Let's share the art.

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    "ORIGINAL!! ENTERTAINING!! AND SEXY !!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Born to Darkness to be better than the print version?

    Oh my .... I can say that I truly LOVE this audio book, Born To Darkness, sooooo much, and I would have to say the audio was just as good as reading the book, but maybe even "more" enjoyable because the narrators voices were so perfectly cast on this audio book. The music throughout the audio was haunting and seductive and really added to the mysterious ambience and encouraged you to keep listening. Each character was perfectly portrayed, highly engaging and totally engrossing the listener. Such a great new story line that took on a different avenue which I found thought provoking and a more fulfilling listen. The chapters moved at such an unrestrained pace that as I neared the end, I was like 'noo - there's got to be more!!" Nicole and Alec were love at first sight ... and the "BELIEVABLE" kind at that. Alec was exactly how I would find a male vampire to be in the most erotic, seductive way. I loved the history of the vampires and their ancient beliefs. The side characters were awesome and added a great depth to the overall audio experience.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Born to Darkness?

    I think I loved the parts most when Nicole would make herself vulnerable and offer herself to Alec (her romantic counterpart), and Alec would just turn and walk away. What man/vampire in his right mind (or even wrong mine) would walk away from a beautiful woman like that? And he did so, because he loved her that much ! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh .......


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The discovery's of 'who was who' and WHAT WAS WHAT were the best parts, These are the twists that take you in the direction you were not headed for my friends ....


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes and no. I like for adventures to last, so I wanted the story to continue. It was a good length that gave you just enough of an earful to make you wish it was longer. But then I know this is how more books are sold ... in series and whatnot. So obviously, I'm on the look out for the next book that come after .. YES ... A CLIFFHANGER!!! sigh ...........


    Any additional comments?

    Born to Darkness audio book is a "WIN-WIN" on all accounts in the romance-paranormal-fantasy genre. It was surprisingly different from most vampire stories. This is where you will get hooked! .... Go Light Seekers!!!

    By the way ... the author should sell black T-shirts that say 'LIGHT SEEKERS-R-US' or something like that. I would buy one!!

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Yours Truly Colorado Springs, CO 09-26-12
    Yours Truly Colorado Springs, CO 09-26-12

    "I'm Here to Stay!!"

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    "WHY I AM WRITING THIS REVIEW - BECAUSE I MUST !!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I ALREADY HAVE!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Born to Darkness?

    FINDING OUT WHO NICOLE'S FATHER WAS.


    What does Lee James and Destiny Landon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I SO LOVED THE NARRATORS WIDE VARIETY OF NATIVE DIALECTS PERFORMED FOR THE MANY CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK, BORN TO DARKNESS. THE CHEMISTRY WAS REALLY STRONG IN THE DIFFERENT RELATIONSHIPS IN THIS BOOK, AND NOT JUST 'READ' BY A NARRATOR ... YOU COULD FEEL THE TENSION BUILDING WITH THESE CHARACTERS - THE FEAR, THE DREAD, THE PASSION, THE SUSPENSE, EXCITEMENT, AND LOSSES ... WHICH IS MUCH BETTER DONE WITH BOTH A FEMALE AND MALE NARRATOR ( DESTINY LANDON & LEE JAMES) AS THEY PERFORMED EACH GENDER ROLE FLAWLESSLY. READING THE BOOK WOULD HAVE BEEN FINE, BUT IF YOU GET THE RIGHT NARRATORS LIKE LORRAINE ACCOMPLISHED ON HER BOOK BORN TO DARKNESS, THAN THE AUDIO WAS BETTER - JUST REALLY DID ENJOY THIS AUDIO LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT AUDIO BOOK IN THIS SERIES. I FOUND MYSELF LOST IN THE CHARACTERS, AKIN TO A MOVIE THAT IS PERFECTLY CAST. THE NARRATION WAS A PERFECT PACE - NOT TOO SLOW AND NOT ANNOYINGLY FAST. THE SHORT SHOTS OF HAUNTING MUSIC THAT CONNECTED THE CHAPTERS AND KEPT ME LISTENING (CLEVER!!), WERE REALLY WELL DONE AND ADDED A TOUCH OF INTEREST TO THE AUDIO.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    PROBABLY THE LOSS OF JAY AND HOW ONE EVENT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE ... FOREVER.


    Any additional comments?

    This comment is my response to a review on Born To Darkness by MirjonaTirana, Albania 09-26-12 - DEAR MIRJONA, YOU WROTE A BAD REVIEW FOR THE WRONG BOOK!!!!! YOU MENTIONED "LONG PAUSES" BETWEEN CHAPTERS, A DULL STORY AND DULL NARRATION?????" MY GOD!! ! THIS AUDIO WAS NOT DULL!! AND THE CHAPTERS HAD BEAUTIFUL HAUNTING/SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC JOINING THE CHAPTERS, SO THERE WERE NO PAUSES ANYWHERE! THERE WERE SEVERAL NARRATORS ON THIS BOOK WHO PERFORMED MAGNIFICENTLY A WIDE VARIETY OF DIALECTS AND PERSONALITIES. I AM TIRED OF SEEING BAD RATINGS FROM JEALOUS TROLLS ON THE WEB WHO JUST MAKE IT A HABIT TO BRING DOWN POPULAR, RESPECTED AUTHORS.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Virginia Beach, VA, United States 06-18-13
    Amazon Customer Virginia Beach, VA, United States 06-18-13 Member Since 2005

    Two Bad Cats Designs

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    "O.....my......Gosh....the wait.....then the music."
    Would you try another book from Lorraine Kennedy and/or Lee James and Destiny Landon ?

    NO, the quite spaces made me think it was over every chapter and then the music between chapters not to mention Alec's voice was way creepier than sexy.


    What was most disappointing about Lorraine Kennedy’s story?

    The spaces of silence in between story chapters followed by horrible music.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Hugely, Alec's voice is terrible.


    What character would you cut from Born to Darkness?

    Unsure as I could not make myself finish the story.


    Any additional comments?

    No silences or music in the middle of the books. We are not children who need potty breaks or music to reclaim our attention. Just give me a shorter book, maybe one that I could love if I could listen to the full book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kaley barrie, Ontario, Canada 06-14-13
    kaley barrie, Ontario, Canada 06-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "horrible, horrible narration!"

    The narration is sooo bad and there are entire minutes of dead air! I couldn't finish it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanine Pieper chilliwack bc canada 05-25-13
    Jeanine Pieper chilliwack bc canada 05-25-13
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    "bad male voices!"

    The male narrator is ok except when he is voicing the vamps. His voice is way too low and slow!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 10-02-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 10-02-12 Member Since 2010

    bookworm

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    "BAD - REALLY REALLY REALLY BAD"

    Amateur recording - sounded like it was done in an empty bathtub, naff rubbish music, didn't finish it and just don't get me started on the plot.

    Worth a credit? - Not in this lifetime !!!

    7 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Liza-Maree Belgian Gardens, Australia 09-29-12
    Liza-Maree Belgian Gardens, Australia 09-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "TERRIBLE"

    I found this book terrible, the narration horrid and I didn't even finish listening it was that bad. Total waist of money.

    2 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Suzan TX 03-26-13
    Suzan TX 03-26-13 Member Since 2009
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    "disappointed"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, this book was one of the worst I just wish I'd listen to first book before buy the second book. The story was not even that good an I listen to alot of paranomal audio books.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    No pause between chapters. Music very distracting. and the two differant reader was very distracting an just bad.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    They had two differant readers an it was just terrble


    Did Born to Darkness inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Just wish I had not bought other book don't know if i can make it through another book. Hate to wast credit:(

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
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