This story was just five minutes shy of five hours, but was well written, flowed naturally, and had a big impact. It contained everything I look for i..Show More »n a great PNR ~ sexy hero/heroin, steamy romance, action, suspense, great plot, and a happy ending.
The two main characters were great. Finn is my ideal alpha caring, protective, and slightly dominate while Lyra was a strong heroin who would turn over the city looking for her daughter.
The narration was great. Jeffrey is one of the few narrators who can pull off narrating all different types of genres.
This was an awesome five star story made even sweeter by buying the kindle version, and adding whispesync. Who doesn't love getting the best bang for their buck.
Another awesome story and performance, loved every minute of it!
Katie Reus's Darkness series is definitely a worthy series to listen too a..Show More »nd reminds of Coreene Callahan's Dragonfury series. If you like dragons and wolf shifter stories, this is a series you'll want to add to your collection. These stories are slightly shorter than the average book; however, they are well written and both the characters and plot are well developed. There's plenty of action, suspense with lots of twists, and the romance is a steady burn that builds into an inferno.
Taste of Darkness picks up where book one ends, and now Drake is trying to adapt to the world he has not seen in over a 1000 years. When he was a young boy, he was scarified and cast into hell; however, four months earlier, he was freed when a hell gate was opened. During his escape, he meets his future mate Victoria and her pack and assists them in closing the hell gate to prevent demons from escaping into the world.
Even though Drake is now free, he has not claimed his mate. Victoria has been helping him learn his new world and is ready to take the next step in their relationship; however, before he will claim her, he feels he must first be worthy and able to provide and protect her. There's a lot of chemistry and build up between them.
Unfortunately, Drake doesn't remember anything from his past or how he ended up in hell. But when his brother and sister come to visit him, and he is reunited with his family, his memories start to slowly surface, and he soon realizes someone close to him betrayed him. After his family and mate are attacked, suspicions are cast on the wrong person.
This was a great story and well worth the time invested in listening to it! I'm looking forward to listening to the other stories.
This was a very good story. I liked both Bran and Keelin and enjoyed their story a lot.
Keelinis a dragon shifter and the y..Show More »ounger sister of Drake (the hero in book #2). Since Drake went missing when he was a child, Keelin and Drake's parents went very overprotective when it came to her and she had basically no life outside of her home. She even got guilted into a long hybridization with her parents but rose before them, about a year ago. Keelin has enjoyed this new world now that she's risen. She cherishes her new freedom and isn't willing to lose it for anything or anyone.
Bran is a dragon shifter and the alpha of his dragon clan. He is rare when it comes to dragons because he was born with a deformity, an eye that he can't see out of. He's also not "fair in face" like most dragon shifters and feels that no female would want him because of his imperfections. This never really bothered Bran because he never wanted a mate....at least not until he meets Keelin.
When Bran and Keelin met in the previous book, Bran wanted Keelin immediately but was unsure of how to proceed. Keelin thought he hung around at the behest of her brothers as a protector and didn't realize it was a personal interest (at least not at first). Keelin is attracted to Bran but assumes that because he's an alpha that he'd automatically feel the need to dominate her and restrain her freedom so she wont even consider mating with him. She decides to go live with Finn's wolf pack for a while so she can experience life and Bran stays home, giving her some time before going after her. When Bran does go to see Keelin, she's still adamant about not wanting a mate but does express an interest in "fooling around" with Bran, just as long as he promises not to bite her to solidify their mating. Bran isn't exactly happy with the offer but he figures he'll take what he can get and work on her from there.
Unfortunately, someone seems to be after Keelin and Bran has his hands full keeping her safe. Things escalate when Bran finds out that some other dragons that have gone missing recently might have something to do with the attacks on Keelin. As they investigate things, Bran and Keelin learn to work together and she finds that he's not as insufferable as she thought at first. He actually listened to her and didn't push her around which made Keelin think that maybe, just maybe there could be something more between them. A little more drama comes out when Keelin's parents come out of their hibernation but that whole situation actually ends better than I expected. With some work, the bad guy is found and dealt with and Bran and Keelin proceed on to start their HEA together.
This was a very enjoyable story. I liked Keelin where I didn't think I would. So much of the time, heroines that have a reason why they wont get involved with a man can harp on that reason to the point of major annoyance. With Keelin, she had her reasons and she stuck to them at first but she wasn't afraid to change her opinion when she saw the reality of things and I liked that!. Bran was a good hero...no complaints there. Overall, the story was very good and engaging. I'd recommend this book (and the series). :)
This was a very good story and addition to the series. I liked both Bo and Nyx very much and their story was very good.
Nyx ..Show More »is a half-fae/half-goddess that works for Bo at his supernatural bar. Her mother had her for the wrong reasons and never really loved her. Nyx's father wasn't much better and only saw her as someone he could marry off in an arranged marriage. Nyx has a lot of power but doesn't have great control over it.
Bo is a half-demon/half-human that owns a supernatural bar (in addition to other businesses). Bo was born when his mother was raped by his father. His father wasn't in his life but Bo had a good childhood with his mother who loved him very much. Bo has always had a hard time controlling his demon, usually using fighting or sex to keep it controlled.
Nyx starts working at Bo's bar and makes friends with Keelin (from book #3) as well as some of the other locals. Nyx and Bo become friends but they both have issues that keep them from taking things past the friendship level. Bo wants to though because ever since Nyx came into his life, he hasn't wanted any other women and his demon is calmed by Nyx. Nyx holds back from her attraction to Bo mostly because she's worried about him coming to the attention of either of her parents and them causing trouble for him. This seems like a good fear when her father decides to send people to try to get her to come home to take part in an arranged marriage he set up for her without her consent. Nyx has no intention of following her father's orders and has enough power to keep from being pushed into the marriage but she worries that the issues with her father could cause problems for Bo and her friends.
In the previous book, Nyx needed a favor from her mother and agreed to a favor in return. Nyx's mother asks for the return favor in this book, asking Nyx to deliver a box to a place by a certain time. Nyx and Bo worry that it's a trap so they try to be cautious and scope things out ahead of time...not that it helps much. Trouble ensues and they end up in a hell realm for a while. Thankfully, while the trip causes a strain between Nyx and Bo, it solidifies the need on both sides and Nyx and Bo are both determined to pursue the relationship after that. They have some interesting encounters on their trip and come out of it ok and with some new allies. There are still some issues to handle, mainly Nyx's parents, but Nyx and Bo manages to get through them and end the story starting their HEA together.
This was a very enjoyable story. I liked Nyx and thought she was a good heroine. I liked Bo as well and thought he made a good hero. TBH, the only complaint I had was that I felt like we could have used a bit more background on both MCs (it felt a bit lacking). Outside of that, I really liked the story and would recommend it. :)
Pretty good story. This story revolves around the wedding celebrations between Bo and Nyx. During these celebrations, Rhea & Cona..Show More »ll and Liberty & Rory get together.
Rhea is a wolf shifter that is part of Finn's pack (the hero of book #1). She's a warrior and tracker for the pack and likes being a strong woman. Part of the reason Rhea is determined to always be tough is because when she was younger, a stronger shifter male killed her fiance and kidnapped her. Rhea went through horrible things until she managed to kill the male and escape. Since she lost the man that was supposed to be her mate, Rhea hasn't allowed any men to get close and doesn't want a mate.
Conall is a dragon shifter (brother to Drake, hero from book #2) and alpha of his dragon clan. Conall was engaged to another dragon shifter a while back but she met another man and threw Conall over for him. Conall didn't love her so he wasn't emotionally hurt but he had no interest in finding a mate...at least until he meets Rhea.
Conall and Rhea met a while back but Conall could tell that Rhea wasn't willing to be pursued overtly so instead, he became her friend. They talked regularly and saw each other occasionally but with the wedding festivities, Conall ends up in town and around Rhea for well over a week. Rhea tries to hold up against her need for Connal (and almost does) but Conall is determined to win her. There's some difficulties that arise but Rhea and Conall handle things together (which helps Rhea realize just how good they are together) and then end the story starting a HEA together.
Liberty is a human woman that is a party planner. She got pulled into a hell dimension when two of her clients ended up being evil women that wanted to sacrifice her for a spell and ended up getting them all trapped in the other dimension. She went through horrible things until she was saved by Rory and his brothers.
Rory is a half-wolf shifter/half-demon that is brother to Bo (hero from book #3). Rory and his other brother, Ian, had been partners for year, usually just having each other for company. They spent most of their time living in a hell dimension but also lived in the human realm at times as well. Rory's wolf recognized Liberty as his mate as soon as he saw her. Unfortunately, since she'd just been saved from a demon that had kept her captive and raped her over and over, Rory realized right off he'd have to be patient with her.
When the story begins, Liberty and Rory have been together for the 8 months since she was rescued. He even sleeps with her every night....but in his wolf form. They're both attracted to each other but it's taken some time for Liberty to get used to and comfortable with her wanting Rory. By the time the wedding rolls around, Liberty has had enough of being (what she considers) weak and wants to move on with her life, hopefully with Rory. She just has to get the courage to tell him because Rory is willing to do whatever is needed to help her and be with her. It takes a bit but Rory and Liberty are able to deal with their obstacles and end the story starting a HEA together.
This was a pretty enjoyable story. I liked both couples but I do have to admit that neither couple's story really seemed full enough to have their own book so part of me thinks it's best that they shared a book. However, there were a couple of things that seemed to have been skimmed over and I can't help think that the stories still needed a bit more to fill things out completely. Overall, the story was enjoyable and I liked seeing how things worked out for the couples. I really liked the series as a whole and would recommend it. :)