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Syssi's paranormal foresight lands her a job at Dr. Amanda Dokani's neuroscience lab, but it fails to predict the thrilling yet terrifying turn her life will take. Syssi has no clue that her boss is an immortal who'll drag her into a secret, millennia-old battle over humanity's future. Nor does she realize that the professor's imposing brother is the mysterious stranger who's been starring in her dreams.

Since the dawn of human civilization, two warring factions of near-immortals - the descendants of the gods of old - have been secretly shaping its destiny. Leading the clandestine battle from his luxurious L.A. high-rise, Kian is surrounded by his clan, yet alone. Descending from a single goddess, clan members are forbidden to each other. And as the only other immortals are their hated enemies, Kian and his kin have been long resigned to a lonely existence of fleeting trysts with human partners. That is, until his sister makes a game-changing discovery - a mortal seeress who she believes is a dormant carrier of their genes. Ever the realist, Kian is skeptical and refuses Amanda's plea to attempt Syssi's activation. But when his enemies learn of the Dormant's existence, he's forced to rush her to the safety of his keep. Inexorably drawn to Syssi, Kian wrestles with his conscience as he is tempted to explore her budding interest in the darker shades of sensuality.

At 82,000 words, Dark Stranger: The Dream is a full-length novel but it is not a standalone. Kian and Syssi's story is a three-book series. In book four, Dark Enemy Taken, a new couple takes the center stage. Follow the cast of intriguing characters as they fall in love while fighting for the survival of their family, and get swept away into the world of The Children of the Gods.

©2015 I.T. Lucas (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Great start

This was a good book to what I am forecasting as a great series. The narrator did a great job. He was not distracting in anyway and kept me engaged in the story. I only wish there was more sex.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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This is the "new extended" version?

This Incomplete short story masquerading as a book is an outrage. imagine going to a movie and getting just the plot background and then it ends. The 5 star reviews are a setup. Don't know if this is the author's idea or the publisher's idea of how to make more money, but I will never buy again.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Repeat, repeat, repeat.

The entire book was a repeating dialog. Girl wants boy but can't believe he would want her so she has naughty dreams instead. He shows he's interested and she runs.

Boy has deep dark secret but wants girl anyway. Tries to stay away but can't. She pushes him away.

THE ENTIRE STORY IS a repeat of this. Over and over.

If you like this vampire/species formula try Lara Adrian Midnight Breed Series or Laurann Dinner New Species series. Much more satisfying reads

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Uhhhhhh seriously????

Absolute worst book EVERRRRRRRRR!!! It was like a train wreck. I couldn’t help but keep listening because I couldn’t believe a book could be this horrible!! It’s like listening to your drunk friend tell a really long story that ends up having no point and you realize you just wasted hours of your life that you will never get back!!! And the narrator!!!! I’m sure he’s a lovely man but it was painful.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great book!

The story is good. A little too explanatory in some chapters and it takes getting used to the voice of the narrator. It jumps from characters a lot but it's easy to follow the story line. Has cliff hanger which means I am hooked and had to buy the next gook. Good thing is not expensive! I can't wait to listen to the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Didn't love it

This wasn't what I was expecting, even after sifting through several reviews. The idea of these "near immortals" was exciting, even intriguing, but the book wasn't as well written as I would have hoped. At times, the content seemed shallow and unrealistic.

For my own personal taste, there was way too much cussing (I could have done without that) and there were several very explicit sex scenes.

The cliffhanger was well done... if not for the cussing, sex, and mediocre narration, I might consider reading the rest of the series to see how things turn out. I will say that it was mildly entertaining.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Boring

The book is very boring and predictable. Won’t be ordering more because I can already guess what is going to happen.

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Disappointing

What disappointed you about Dark Stranger: The Dream?

The ending was disappointing. It was an implied ending, it’s implied but you never know how it works out. Also, there is a chapter committed to describing every member of a rather large council, of which you never meet again in the story. What is the point of describing all these people when they don’t say a word, from the few point of the listener it does not add anything to the story.

Has Dark Stranger: The Dream turned you off from other books in this genre?

No<br/>Some parts of the story are good, I enjoyed they time she spend with her grandmother’s friends. It was very funny.

What didn’t you like about Charles Lawrence’s performance?

The performance was good Mr. Lawrence as a very rich voice that is enjoyable to listen to.

Any additional comments?

The author spent a lot of time going into great detail about clothes and the opulence of rooms, but not much happened. It could have been a much better book if it had more conversations between the people in the book the main people spend a lot of time in their own heads thinking about what they should say and should do. The story could have been better if it had more, it felt like nothing really happened two folks meet they like each other but that’s it.

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Could have been worse?

It was not a complete story. A lot of it was redundant. Not a bad idea, but needs work.

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Syssi and Kian's beginning

I am enjoying the begining of this three book series staring Syssi and Kian. I like how Lucas is introducing these two main characters as well as others who are integral to the two main characters.

Syssi is hired as a lab assistant for Amanda, an immortal, due to her strong psych related skills and premonitions. She warned her boss Amanda of danger she felt would befall her and Amanda is soon involved in a car accident.

Kian's baby sister Amanda feels Syssi, with her special gifts, would be a great match for her much older brother and is determined to have them meet. Syssi may be the key to the source of finding comparable mates of these group of immortals and may have some dormant powers that may enable her to be a mate to Kian. Kian has been alone for thousands of years and has no time for a mate.
Syssi and Kian do meet and Syssi quickly finds herslf whisked into a centries old fued between two opposing groups of immortals.

Unfortunately there is another group of immortals known as DOOM that are mortal enemies of Kian and his group.

All the secondary characters are introduced in book one and brought back in books 2 and 3 to support Kian and Syssi's journey together.