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Publisher's Summary

Bounty hunter Morgan Bailey is still recouping from her latest vampire kill when she receives a new assignment: hunt down the sunwalker who stole a priceless amulet from a mysterious millionaire. Sunwalkers - vampires who are immune to sunlight - are notoriously difficult to find, let alone kill, but Morgan’s not worried. She’s never met a vampire she couldn’t dust. But when this particular sunwalker comes looking for her…well, all bets are off.

Because not only is he cunning and charming, he is undeniably gorgeous - and in possession of an ancient secret that, if unleashed, could destroy the human world. Making matters worse, a strange darkness has awakened inside of Morgan, threatening to overwhelm her unless she can uncover the truth about the amulet everyone so desperately wants.

With a kick-ass heroine and captivating supporting cast, Kissed by Darkness launches an addictive new series for fans of urban fantasy.

©2012 Shéa MacLeod (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Inconsistent narration but good story.

I thought this writer did a good job with introducing a twist in P/R. The narration at times was really good, then had trouble with changing pace to often, so the timing of humor and action seemed off. The thing that was a maddening distraction what the fact that the mysterious male hero started with a great russian accent, then mid conversation would have an english accent, then an American one. After a short time couldn't tell the difference between characters. The male characters personality really left a lot to be desired. He started with promise, then just fizzled out! Very distracting. Oh well...

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Naff cover interesting original twist/plot

I purchased this free with a credit needing something for a long journey. Really interesting twist in the vampire genre with an even more interesting twist.

Alrerady put book 2 in my wish list.

Wont give the twist away but story set around young woman being attached and bitten, she is the only Human not to turn but instead to gain a few useful skills. She decides to take revenge on the whole vampire race by becoming a hunter. Her best friend is a fortune teller and the super hot friends brother is something?

She is commissioned to execute a sunwalker (thought to be a Vampire who could live in the sun) everyone tyhinks they are a myth. This story takes you though her journey to work through myth and truth and if true how she will find him?? I cannot tell you anyome without ruining it for you!!!

My only moan is that I like a narrator who brings her characters to life with their own voices and accents. There is ver little change in Emily Sutton-Smiths narrative : (

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  • DarthVal
  • Hickory, NC, United States
  • 07-07-14

Not bad for a bargain book

Would you try another book from Shéa MacLeod and/or Emily Sutton-Smith?

This was an okay start to a series. Most of the book was pretty good, but it unraveled a bit at the end. I had not problem at all with the narration.

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

I was so frustrated to see the book fall apart at the end.

Have you listened to any of Emily Sutton-Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not.

Was Kissed by Darkness worth the listening time?

It was a quick listen, so it was worthwhile. The real test will be to see how the next book plays out.

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too bad....

Several good plot ideas poorly executed. Characters get a C. Like the rest of this book some real possibilities that fell flat. My real quibble is the conversation and how poorly it was written.

Narrator was all right. I'm guessing she did the best she could with the material she had.

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  • Marie
  • Palm Beach
  • 10-26-12

Disappointing Main Character and Story line.

Narrator is OK,Story line is very frivolous and weak. Main character is a little disappointing and basic. If you are on a road trip and just need some light mindless background noise, then this book is great! If your looking for strong characters, rich plot and stimulating events. This book isn't for you!

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Great story, perfect narration!

This is a fascinating tale and great beginning for the series. Amazing narration adds even greater depth. I listened straight through over a couple of days, and have already purchased the next two installments, which is the highest praise I can offer. Worth the price.

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Outstanding Novel

This was my first Shea Macleod novel and I think she did an awesome job. Morgan and Jack's story was romantic, exciting, and hilarious all at the same time. Intrigue surrounded Morgan's evolution throughout the story and kept you second - guessing whay came next. You'll love the wit and sarcasm she shows when she encounters her nightly prey, too. Don't miss this one.

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Love this writer!!

Shea MacLeod has a great talent for taking you right into the story. The plot is excellent and filled with romance. Tastefully done. Kudos.

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  • Q1
  • Arizona
  • 09-26-16

GOOD ALL AROUND

good book well read really enjoyed it made the drive barible. nice voice can listen without needing a break

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cheesy but good

I enjoyed listening to it, probably not ok for younger audiences. If you like vampire romance novels this is a nook for you.

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  • Suzy GM
  • 03-20-15

Great

Loved this book! Good story even if Morgan is a bit slow at times lol. Didn't spoil the story at all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful