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Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her "special abilities" aren't much, but the plan is simple - she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it's bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpected ally. He's a vampire, all right, but different. Mysterious. Handsome. And more interested in saving her skin than draining it. Etienne has been an Immortal Guardian for two hundred years-long enough to know that Krysta is special. He can't stop thinking about her long legs, even more than her short swords. Then he discovers the vamps she's exterminating have friends in high places, and the Guardians are in danger, too. He'll have to accept Krysta's help to save them. The stakes for a mortal are high. But the cost to his heart might be higher . . .

©2013 Leslie Duvall (P)2013 Tantor

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Awesome! A must read series.

Etienne has always been one of me favorite characters. Krysta brings the modern world to the group and Etienne handles it well. True he isn't as old as some of the others but the connection is electric.

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Best in the series!

If you could sum up Darkness Rises in three words, what would they be?

Exciting adventures, and great story! But I really enjoyed the humor.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Krista

Which scene was your favorite?

Zack and Amy

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

Yes, and actually I listened to it twice!

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To many I Love you's?

Where does Darkness Rises rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Better than many

What was one of the most memorable moments of Darkness Rises?

When you find out Zack isn't the bad guy

Have you listened to any of Kirsten Potter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes, she is very good at character development

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed out loud several times. Way to much mush in this one, didn't fit in well with the storyline. In the middle of a battle, turn to each other "I love you" really!

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy this series. It has a good plot that draws you, but the romance just did not fit in as well as the first 3 books.

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  • Gary
  • Colorado Springs, CO, United States
  • 02-02-14

Never a dull moment at the immortals!

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

I never read the print version, but I loved the audio edition.

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

Darkness Dawns is of a similar formula for the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Christa and Shawn take Ettienne to meet their parents.

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

Yes, but it took two.

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Now this is a series you will love

What did you love best about Darkness Rises?

The Story and character's are very good I found myself wanting all the Series

Who was your favorite character and why?

For me it's never just one character I want to get to know them all

What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The book was well read by her for me I love Audio books to listen to in the car or sometimes just lay in bed and ether read a book or listen to one

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Sit don't move from your set you may miss some thing

Any additional comments?

great writer great story line

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  • Jennifer
  • Tucson, AZ, United States
  • 01-09-14

This book DIDN'T disappoint!

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

I didn't read the print version

Who was your favorite character and why?

Krista = )

What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

She's great! I'd seek out other audiobooks narrated by her = )

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end! I couldn't believe that the story was over = ( I'm ready for the next book, like right now!

Any additional comments?

I love the narration and the story line was hotter than ever! What a great series = ) I’m anticipating what’s to come since it left off at such an interesting plot point…

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Another Sexy Vampire bites the dust!

What did you love best about Darkness Rises?

The action and excitement, the books flows smoothly and constantly moves forward.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Etienne of course! The french accent for one *grin* his sweet personality and he is loveable

Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

Etienne

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

yes of course!

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When is the next one *sigh*

Read from October 26 to 27, 2013

Listened for Fun/Read for Review (Audible/Edelweiss)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Darkness Rises is my favorite in the series so far!

Story Thoughts: I want to start by saying that I have been WAITING for Darkness Rises for a LONG time! Pretty much the second I finished Phantom Shadows I was chomping at the bit to get a hold of this book. I was not disappointed. I was surprised how much I loved the direction that Darkness Rises took the Immortal Guardians. It seem the situation is changing and our guardians are having to adjust. Plus the more special humans that join the ranks the better. I really liked the mix of action and romance in this one too. Krysta and Etienne had an amazing connection!

Character Thoughts: LOVED Krysta! I really thought in the beginning she was going to be to "off-putting" but after learning her back story, it just fit. She was strong and was really good at what she does. Etienne has always been fantastic! It was nice to get a whole book for him. I loved seeing all the other Guardians/Wives/Seconds we have come to love. Specifically little sister and angel boy! I can't wait to see where that goes :)

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Kirsten Potter / Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins


I love Kirsten! She is one of my favorite narrators. Her pacing, timing, and emotions are always pretty spot-on with the characters of the Immortal Guardians. Heck, I even had this book to read and chose to listen to it.

Final Thoughts: When is the next one? *sigh*

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Great book. Fascinating and wonderful narration

Any additional comments?

Wish audible was set up to notify us when new books from an author we like is available. I'll buy all her books, especially if she keeps this narrator

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Always a Happily EVER-AFTER

Love this paranormal romance series AND ever-after means ever after. I would like to make a request... Ms. Dianne would you please write more than one a year. With a touch of crazy in-love stocking they made their gifts work in harmony. However, there was a climax without an ending.