Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...
In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible---when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.
©2011 Dianne Duvall (P)2011 Tantor
"This is a strong start in what looks to be a thrilling and chilling new paranormal series. Fantastic!" (Romantic Times)
I'm kind of a paranormal newbie, but, this book has truly endeared characters of this genre to me! I've already listened several times and this book is definitely one of my all time favorites. The depth of character and life that Kirsten Potter gave in her narration was awesome, it really drew me in. Darkness Dawns had love, action, passion, and humor. Great listen!!
Not very original, not the greatest writing, but a good narrator. The author does what so many romance authors do and make the two main characters fall in love right away without the reader getting a sense of the characters and why they would fall for each other. The author races right to the physical relationship and sacrafices character development. I won't read any other books in this series and don't recommend it.
It was a very drawn out, overtly preachy book. I prefer books that have an interesting overall story along with the romance. This focused too heavily on the dialog between the 2 main characters, with no depth to pull that off. I did enjoy the different take on the vampire/immortal world.
I'm an avid reader/listener of supernatural romance books and usually binge on a whole series in a couple weeks. I can't bring myself to buy the second book because it lacked the grab most of these types of books have.
Yes, the book is preachy about organic gluten free veggie nonsense. But the very worst part is the ending. Only a seriously rare condition will let them be together, and she didn't know she had special powers? barf. It was mildly entertaining, but story didn't flow very well. The whole thing was somewhat awkward.
Love Sci Fi and Fantasy books since I was 8, starting reading A Princess of Mars series in Junior High School thanks to my Uncle Lester.
The description sounded good and interesting, the story is interesting and enjoyable, however, it is overshadowed by frequent graphic porn scenes. So many porn scenes that it is tiresome and boringly unnecessary to the story, to the point that I fast forward through them or turn off the sound, it brings nothing to the story. Normally I would enjoy the rest of the series, however, I won't waste my time and money on this one.
It was so graphic that when my husband walked in while it was playing and I was finishing up a project that I couldn't stop to forward and he was stunned at the content asking what in the world I was listening to. Yup, porn or a super steamy romance novel.
I'm glad to listen to a paranormal and/or vampire story as much as the next romance reader but this one was particularly bad. The dialog is juvenile. The narrator reads well and has the ability to produce multiple "voices" and accents. But the cadence is somewhat stilted and was not enough to save this insipid book. I barely made it to chapter 6 before I started nodding off. I can see why it was on sale and glad I won't be reading any other stories in this series.
I've purchased well over 300 books through audible. Unfortunately I didn't read this in a timely manner – it is the only one I wish I could have returned. Considering the writing – the narrator did an exceptional job with the story.
okay okay, I know....we should eat organic, drive a prius, and not use deodorant..but come on! This was supposed to be a romance and entertaining. The focus on this whole vegan, goat cheese, crap, made the characters seem unlikable, unrelatable, and borderline, intolerable. My husband drives a Prius...I want my sexy, hero to drive a Harley, or at least a muscle car! This will be the first series I have started and have no intention of finishing.
leave out her vegan, tree hugging, opinions
match the accents to what was described
not really...i got it through one of the audible sales, so at least I didn't waste much money on it
Just starting this series. If remaing books are as good as this one, I will be well pleased.. I love the story line and the characters. Just the right amount of action and romance.
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