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Publisher's Summary

Tough, smart, and seriously ambitious, reporter Jacqueline "Jack" Dolan despises the secretive clan of shape-shifters known as the Ikati - and has become determined to destroy them. After she writes an editorial arguing for their extermination and turns public opinion against them, the Ikati vow to fight back. They plot to send one of their own to seduce the reporter, then blackmail her into writing a retraction.

Women practically fall at the feet of hulking, handsome Hawk Luna, and Hawk relishes the idea of conquering and destroying the fiery redhead who’s caused so much trouble for his kind. The last thing he expects is to develop real feelings for her, but their liaison awakens a hunger in him that he cannot deny. He kidnaps Jack and brings her to his Amazon jungle colony, but the two lovers are soon embroiled in deadly colony politics and threatened by a looming global species war.

As the danger around them grows closer, Jack and Hawk’s forbidden passion may build a bridge between two ancient enemies - or cost them both their lives.

©2014 J.T. Geissinger, Inc. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 07-17-14

Awesome book and narrator..

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Where to begin? I think this was my favorite book of the five. And in my last review I said I hope this is the last one because I'm just tired of the depravity and evilness of the bad guys: Caesar, Thirteen and Jahad. However, the author left it kind of a cliffhanger but when you read the summary of the next book, Into Darkness, due out in October, it doesn't say anything about the war coming to the Ikati and it has 2 people who were not in any of the books in this series. I would hate to think that the author is just going to leave it that way, with Jenna, Leander, Honor and Hope standing on a hillside. The End!!!
Before I forget, I do want to say how happy I'am that Weymouth was killed. I hated him from the very first book. And, it turned out the Caesar wasn't immortal after all. LOL..
I did, absolutely, love Hawk and Jack. I think they were the best hero and heroine or maybe it was Ember and Christian. Or Jenna and Leander or... Oh, I don't know which two were my favorite...

As to the narrator: Wow, wow, wow. Ms. Dawe did an outstanding job on this book. I just love the voices she gave to Hawk and Jack. I know she didn't pronounce Alejandro correctly but he was such an a$$hole anyway that he deserved it. Keep up the good work Ms. Dawe.

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Excellent

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Absolutely loved this book! It's the penultimate book in the series which is kinda sad cause I don't want the series to end! In the previous books we've been to the English colony and the Rome colony as well as a couple of places in between but this book takes the story to the Brazilian colony and I loved seeing how different they were to the English and Rome colonies. They're more isolated and so seem to be even deeper into the old ways and old rituals that the other colonies no longer celebrate.

I loved the characters of Hawk and Jack and seeing them progress from enemies to friends to lovers on their journey. Jack always prided herself on her open-mindedness and not being a racist like her father but she was blind to her own bigotry until it was pointed out by Hawk and further emphasized during her time with the colony.

In particular the events at the Punishment Tree presented a poignant and beautiful scene in my opinion. I won't say what happened as it's a moment that each reader needs to experience for themselves but it is one of the scenes in the book that profoundly touched me and the scene of Jack's first heartfelt soul deep epiphany that significantly changes her opinion towards the Ikati people.

I also loved her speech near the end. She and Hawk were a perfect match and really brought each other to life and healed each other in ways no-one else has ever been able to. I also love Hawk's Gift, one he shares only with Jack that no-one else knows about and is one that has never been heard of before in Ikati history!

I really loved getting to see some (not all) of the old favourites like Jenna & Leander and Morgan & Xander, none of the Italian Ikati though or Christian, though Christian is mentioned so we get a little update on how he's doing through Jenna. I also love Jenna and Leander's twins! I admit they are in some ways a little creepy but also very very special and also never seen before. I can't wait to learn what else they can do and what surprises are still in store with them and Jenna!

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great story. terrible narrator.

interesting story. Different than the usual narrative. Interesting characters and setting. Filled with details that you will find a compelling. Narrator shrieked hollered and yelled her way through the entire story. Voice voice screamed at top volume and hard to listen to but the story was good

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Every book gets better

Love this book. First series I've ever read that I loved the books more near the end. Thank you for not dumping characters and rendering their stories irrelevant!

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Panther, White Dragon and Charcoal Briquet

What made the experience of listening to Darkness Bound the most enjoyable?

I love Angela Dawe male reading voice and found this author. Good use of imagination and this fantasy genre. Had some humor and would like to see more i.e. charcoal briquet status

What other book might you compare Darkness Bound to and why?

shorter version and a bit better twist on Christine Feehan's type stories

Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

Lucas and the White Dragon. Jack our hero was great as she is tough as nails.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, I did and the part where Jack trades places makes you bring out a tissue.

Any additional comments?

I have been buying a few series out of order as I try a new author by sale or by rating code.This allows a listener not to have to invest in a series they may not like, but you have to go back to #1 if you really like the characters. Audible, please put more #1 books of series on sale.

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Anoother Page Turner

Would you consider the audio edition of Darkness Bound to be better than the print version?

I used immersion reading with this book as I couldn't put it down

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Cesar is getting more scary and successfully turning humans against the Ikati. Worse, Jacqueline Dolan has written a respected journalist has written a scathing article about the Ikati that is putting more pressure to make all Ikati the enemy that needs to be destroyed. Enter Hawk from the Brazilian colony of the Ikati, can he change Jacqueline's mind? Can Cesar's hedonistic behavior be stopped? 5 days until the last book in the series is released, I can't wait. I am finally getting use to the narrator at first I wasn't happy with her but she has grown on me.

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Not my favorite of the series, disappointed.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I just couldn't get into these characters. I wish she would have written about Felix or Constantine. I am still hoping she does.

What could J. T. Geissinger have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I really couldn't get into the whole babies have powers thing. I am over the queen and the alpha ready to move on from them. They were in this story more than the main characters I thought.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Angela Dawe?

She did a good job, shes kinda loud though.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I did laugh a lot during their fighting scenes, those were very cute.

Any additional comments?

Please Please JT Geissinger give us some more of Demetrius brothers!

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  • Vicki
  • 05-08-18

Loved it, but got anxious that Hawk wouldn't get his mate

Kept me captivated loved it Angela gave the characters individuality and depth.. I will look for other books she narrates.
J.T.Geissinger thank you for writing amazing books for all to enjoy

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  • Leigh UK
  • 08-07-15

Oh My!

When a book makes you sit up and shout out "WHAT!??", "Fuh real?", "Wait wait wait... what the hell just happened there?" You know you're on the literary ride of your life!