House of Darken

Secret Keepers Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
Series: Secret Keepers Series, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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When Emma moves to Astoria, Oregon, she is given two rules:  

#1 - don’t cross to “their” side of the street.
#2 - don’t mess with the elites, especially Lexen Darken, top elite and resident bad boy.

While she finds this both weird and insulting, Emma has no actual intention of breaking these rules - until her guardians go missing. Now all bets are off. Only a single line separates her side of the street from the elites', and she's crossing it.  

Captured and held by Lexen and his brothers, she learns the rules are in place for a very good reason. There's a secret world hidden in this small town that goes far beyond the one she knows and understands.  

A world not for humans. 

This is a full-length fantasy/paranormal romance story. It's upper YA, with cursing and some nondetailed sex scenes/references. 

Listening order of the Secret Keepers series:
House of Darken
House of Imperial
House of Leights
House of Royale
 

©2018 Jaymin Eve (P)2018 Jaymin Eve
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Amazing !

The book is wonderful, with a well-crafted story and developed ben. The book captured me from beginning to end, leaving that desire to know what will happen in the next books. I still had not read any of this author and I enjoyed the experience.
Now, about the narration work done by Vanessa Moyen, I liked it. Was a great job.

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Please please add the rest!

Please, please add the rest of the series!! These are such a fun and simple read!

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Alien or Supernatural?

UpperYA level story due to physical consummation in the epilogue. Don’t worry- it’s not explicit in any way. Your call if you consider this an Alien or Supernatural genre.
Emma and her guardians move to Astoria in time for her to start her senior year of high school. Life gets complicated when she comes to the attention of one of the Elite families. There’s enough of a description of the storyline in Audible and Amazon to decide if you’re interested. I thought it was interesting and creative, but it didn’t move me as much as JE’s series co-written with Jane Washington.
Moyen does a decent job of narration.

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AWESOME Narration + Great Story!

Absolutely loved this book and the narration by Vanessa Moyen is top notch!

After listening/reading the first book I have been hooked on the series, as well as other books by Jaymin Eve. Great buildup of characters and their relationships. A MUST listen for this book and the series!

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no have high hope but was pleasantly surprised

I understand that many people complain about the narration but I thought she did a fantastic job. I've listened to other books narrated by her.

over all the story line is intriguing and not to slow either. I hate books that never get to the point. the world was wonderfully crafted with sweet romance to match. I will definitely spend my credits on this series. the only thing that was lacking for me is I really wanted to know more from Lex's point of view. ( main Male character and love interest) hes portrayed very stoic throughout the entire book and I understand that hes battling a war within himself that I need to learn more about. I'd greatly appreciate more character development in the next books. Fingers crossed.

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excellent

I really loved it. Jaymin Eve did a great job as usual. The narrator was wonderful. I loved her accents. I would read a book narrated by her again.

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Love it

LOVED this series, was a little slow to start but such a great book. I will be listening to them all

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good story

thoroughly enjoyed this Book. the story was interesting and i liked the narraters voice. i would recommend this book to others.

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House of DARKEN

Like this book could not put it down can't weight for the next one.Jaymin Eve is a great writer

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Predictable, poor narrator voices

Alien species storyline did not leave me wanting for more. Not very original or interesting.

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  • Mum of four cheshire
  • 10-06-18

Love love love

A series to relish if the following books are anything like this!
I loved this book and devoured it quickly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-19

Did not like it at all

I was very disappointed with this one - although i liked the story - i hated the narration and had to turn it off half way through as it was annoying !!!

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  • Imee_Benz
  • 06-16-20

***House of Darken***

I loved the incomparable Jaymin Eve words it and the brilliant Vanessa Moyen narrates it. It's a new twist of alien stories. It's more like another realm than outer space and it's really cool. To be star all the way

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  • Helly
  • 05-26-19

Something different

Something a little different, interesting storyline using a similar character format (4 hot guys), not as good as the "Curse of the Gods" series but the narrarotor makes it worth the read.