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Darkness Dawns Audiobook

Darkness Dawns: Immortal Guardians Series #1

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Publisher's Summary

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible---when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.

©2011 Dianne Duvall (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"This is a strong start in what looks to be a thrilling and chilling new paranormal series. Fantastic!" (Romantic Times)

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    Jennifer Russellville, AR, United States 07-29-11
    Jennifer Russellville, AR, United States 07-29-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Yummy"

    This book was so great, awesome, wonderful, could not get through it fast enough, but sad when it was over!!! Roland is so sweet, strong, generous, gorgeous and Sara is the type of heroine you love to read about, funny, sexy, and so so likable. I absolutely can not wait to read/listen to the next one. The book kept me on the edge of my seat.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne Iantorno Denver, CO, United States 08-10-11
    Suzanne Iantorno Denver, CO, United States 08-10-11
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    "Meh, it's ok"

    Not very original, not the greatest writing, but a good narrator. The author does what so many romance authors do and make the two main characters fall in love right away without the reader getting a sense of the characters and why they would fall for each other. The author races right to the physical relationship and sacrafices character development. I won't read any other books in this series and don't recommend it.

    15 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 01-04-13
    Lisa 01-04-13 Member Since 2013

    Married, not quite 40 mom from the mid-west. I sit behind a computer all day translating large amounts of data into business solutions.

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    "The plot is thin"

    Like many other reviewers I struggled to connect with the characters, the concept of a vegan good guy blood sucker and the overly long narration it takes to describe these 'immortals' made me yawn.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Alexis 06-18-12
    Alexis 06-18-12 Member Since 2006

    In pursuit of truth, justice, and an end to spoilers!

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    "Guilty Pleasure, served with salad and dessert"

    Paranormal romance fans, this one's for you! It's not deep and it's not going to impress the snobs at cocktail parties. It's just a great example of its genre.

    And a very, very yummy one at that!

    If you're an old hand at paranormal romance then you'll find yourself on familiar ground. Good guy vamps and bad guy vamps are secretly at war and humans end up in the crossfire. Human Sarah saves a good guy vamp and finds herself in the thick of things, and a lot of action and very steamy romance ensues. This was just what I was in the mood for, and I ate it right up!

    I liked that Sarah wasn't just a damsel in distress. She's not the type to cower in the corner or be pushed aside. Another reviewer didn't like that these vampires are environmentally concerned and have to take care of themselves. I loved that part, and found it very refreshing! It makes so much sense that immortals would care about the earth, since they'll live forever in any mess they've created. I've always wondered why that doesn't come up in more books! (Or maybe I'm just daydreaming about a guy making me an organic salad. OK, both.)

    The narrator's fantastic. This was the first time I've heard her, and she was good enough to bump up other books in my queue just because she narrated them. It's not always easy to read steamy books without sounding silly or overdone, but she handled it perfectly!

    Highly recommended for paranormal romance fans. If you're not a romance fan, pass right on by.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lee 11-09-11
    Lee 11-09-11 Member Since 2009

    The best way to read.

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    "Has Potential..."

    Good characters, good story, bad narrator. Roland is supposed to be a beefcake, throwback, vampire-like, sexy guy, but has a brittle, grating and small voice. Bummer. It would have been fabulous with a male narrator. Otherwise was a good book. Might read the rest of the series via actaul book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    marsha Quakertown, PA, United States 06-14-16
    marsha Quakertown, PA, United States 06-14-16 Member Since 2011
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    "huh"

    I wasn't crazy about the book, not a page turner. Took me over a month to complete.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "eh"

    did not really care for the story line or the aay it was written, waste of a credit but if u want something easy to listen to that really wont grab your attention then this would be a good book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 01-14-16
    Jennifer Bronx, NY, United States 01-14-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Cheesy"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I'm tired of these romances where the lead female is devoid of a real personality and some super natural man thinks her non-personality and stubborn streak are oh so irresistible. The lead male in this book has been around for hundreds of years and he really was unable to find a boring female to make his own in all that time?


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Predictable ending - I don't necessarily mind romances that are predictably going to turn out well but if that's the case then the story getting to that ending should be interesting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kel 12-09-15
    Kel 12-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The author has something, but didn't do much with it."

    It was a very drawn out, overtly preachy book. I prefer books that have an interesting overall story along with the romance. This focused too heavily on the dialog between the 2 main characters, with no depth to pull that off. I did enjoy the different take on the vampire/immortal world.

    I'm an avid reader/listener of supernatural romance books and usually binge on a whole series in a couple weeks. I can't bring myself to buy the second book because it lacked the grab most of these types of books have.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Hansen Gig Harbor, WA United States 11-01-15
    Christopher Hansen Gig Harbor, WA United States 11-01-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Twilight Rated R"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Less romantic novel, more vampire nation.


    Would you recommend Darkness Dawns to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. My friends don't read romantic novels.


    What three words best describe Kirsten Potter’s voice?

    Great voice characterization.


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

    Disappointment. Not my genre.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book / series for certain readers

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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