• A Touch of Dark

  • Painted Sin, Book 1
  • By: Lana Sky
  • Narrated by: Zara Eden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Is he her hero?

Juliana Thorne is falling apart beneath her perfect façade. Haunted by a monster from her childhood, the sheltered socialite is slowly losing her mind — while a mysterious stranger seems to lurk around every corner, relishing in her demise.

Or the villain?

A blind artist with a penchant for portraying darkness, Damien Villa harbors his own sinister intentions toward Juliana, but is he motivated by lust....

Or a desire for revenge?

Either way....

This is no fairy tale.

©2019 Lana Sky (P)2020 Lana Sky

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Dark and suspenseful

Lana Sky is fast moving to the top as one of my favorite dark listens. She can bring a story to life, at times make me cringe but I just love it! This story is not only thrilling, but its extremely sensual. Julianne has had a tough life, and now things are coming to a head. Wandering into an art show, she is taken with some horrific yet beautiful art. And when she meets Damien, the artist she finds she is unsure of whether to like him or run! This story had me from the first line. Julianne is broken, and as we get to know her, things only get worse. Damien is charismatic, alluring and dangerous and the chemistry between these two is palpable. The offer he makes is almost impossible to resist! But the secrets and the uncertainty are so think and the revelations unbelievable. Leaving us with a cliffhanger, make sure to have book 2 ready and queued to find out what happens next!

Amber Bray gives an incredible performance. It's passionate, and her inflections bring out the brokenness of Julianne. She pulls in the feeling of suspense with ease, giving Damien an accent with that dangerous feeling. It's a wonderful listen!

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More please!

Lana Sky has a way of drawing you in to a story, and Amber Bray's narration just added to the whole experience. I love her accents and the variation between characters. A great listen!

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I looooved the book

I have to say I pictured the voice of the heroine different and in the beginning the performer sounded too happy for a this character while I pushed my self to continue her version of the antihero who has an accent was also not great, however this is only my opinion.

the book itself is a great story too follow theres so much deception and lies going on i definitely recommend as the narration was well enough to tell this book I loved when I read.

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A Touch of Dark

I was quickly drawn into this twisted and dark story of Juliana and Damien. It ends on a cliffy so consider having the next book available. I am thoroughly looking forward to it. Amber Bray did an outstanding job with the narration. I received this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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delisously dark and twisted

Lana Sky thrills in this dark and twisted read. I felt thrown into the deep end without regard and yet found myself eager to submerge myself again. I can't wait for more on Juliana Thorne and Damien Villa. These characters provide both strength and weakness at once and I am riveted in who will come out of this healed, because I believe that both are already beyond being unscathed. Well written in a way that very few can do well and Sky has seemingly mastered the darkness in her writing in a way that will make you seek more time and time again. The narration was superb with it's ease and flow - I couldn't image anyone doing better.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Suspenseful, Intense & Stunning

Man, what a read!! This book is filled with exquisite tension, powerful characters, raw emotions, heat, intrigue, mystery, secrets, looming darkness, suspense and stunning twists. Juliana and Damien are both compelling characters that will engage your mind and tug at your heartstrings. Single narration only but I thought that worked well with this book and I found the voice pleasing. Be prepared to lose sleep or put off doing things that need to get done because once this book sinks it's claws into you, you will be it's prisoner until the last page is read. I need book two right away!

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A sinful read!

Is he her hero?
Or the villain?
This is no fairy tale...

A page-turning addicting and thrilling read! Prepare for a wild, wicked and sinful ride. And remember, enjoy every minute of it.

Just brilliantly written.

Lovely narration.

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Page turner!

This book was one of those where you couldn't stop!!! It keeps you wanting more. When I started I couldnt stop. The narrator did an amazing job with the characters and the story line was so good. There is a cliffhanger so prepare yourself for it. So worth it though in my opinion. I cant wait for the next one!!!

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A Touch of Dark

A touch of Dark is the first installment of the new Painted Sin series.
As per usual with all of Lana's previous books, this one was amazing also,
Lana's style of writing here is a perfect mix of mystery, suspense with hints of romance and it was all brought to life by an amazing developed and unique lead characters.
The narrtion by Amber Bray was really enjoyable and gave more depth to the charchters.

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For honest review . wow fantastic 10 stars breathtaking writing. Juliana thorne his haunted by her past, stalked by the present and trying to confront her future .

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  • mangankillarney
  • 07-13-21

Touch of dark

I love the narration of Zara Eden. Perfect of the intense book.

Damien, and Julianna, are both damaged souls, haunted by their past. Julianna is drawn to Damien, unable to stay away from the darkness, and danger. A whirlwind of darkness, suspense, mystery, and emotion

Brilliant

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  • 07-01-20

Great start

This book I found very different from the usual. There are still unanswered questions about the past of these characters. It’s a very slow burn that has a lot of intrigue. Looking forward to the next book. Excellent performance from Amber.
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