Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class....
Ally Marshall isn't just a wolf shifter - she's a Seer. But a girl doesn't exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind....
Jillian Milzner has lived a life on the run. Things go from bad to worse when her grandfather's goons snatch her to deliver her to a man both terrifying and straight out of her sexiest daydreams....
Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own....
Tayla is desperate for a place to call home. After years on the run, the young imp impulsively buys a teahouse and is determined to build a new life....
After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson....
Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear....
For most, a plane crash means the end of life. For Dusti Dawson, it's just the beginning...Dusti and her sister Batina survived the crash, thanks to a couple of brothers....
Damon DeMasters is a vampire warrior who has taken an oath to not only protect his own kind, but humans as well. Crimson Rush is the new drug on the streets, and it's their duty to find who is behind the selling of vampire blood and stop it....
Cara Paulsen does not give up easily. A scientist and a single mother, she's used to fighting for what she wants....
Before light battled shadow, the sacrifice became mandatory, or the first Blood Moon adorned the celestial sky.... There was the curse....
Olivia thinks it's her lucky night when a dangerously handsome, unconscious fae ends up on her inspection table....
Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn't the only reason she's hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she's spent years living as a rogue to stay alive....
Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she's not much interested in being protected....
Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe....
Dragon shifters are a dying breed. There are so few females left that if drastic measures are not taken, and soon, it'll be over for the species. The threat of extinction looms....
Recovering from a shooting, LAPD witch consultant Sophie Ross leaves her job and travels to the UK to search for answers about her childhood....
It's been a hell of a day for Abby Barlow. In just a few hours, she's survived an explosion, watched her employer die, had a startling dream, and now she finds herself in a seedy Chicago hotel with the sexy, unearthly Dante, a man she both desires and fears.
For 341 years, Dante has stood as guardian to The Chalice, a mortal woman chosen to hold back the darkness. A terrible twist of fate has now made Abby that woman. Three hours ago, Dante would have used all his charms to seduce her. Now she is his to protect. And he will do so until his very death.
A terrifying plan has been set in motion, one that will plunge Dante and Abby into an epic battle between good and evil - and a desperate race to save their love.
i was not sure if I would like this book based on the reviews to it. But this was a very enjoyable book; I like the reader and the story line very engaging. To think I may have missed this book because of the reviews. If you like paranormal romances take a chance on this one.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about When Darkness Comes?
Well I only made it halfway through this book before I finally gave up and am calling audible today to get my credit back. The narration was terrible. I feel bad for the author cuz the book has potential but when read by Rapson the cute quirky humor just sounded well cheesy. Her voice was monotone to where I had a hard time distinguishing between the two main characters. This is my 1st review and I have listen to several hundred books. I just wanted to warn you to save your credit. I do think the print version would be worth the time because there is a good story here. But the narrator just ruined it for me.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Arika Rapson?
I can think of atleast 10.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
Good start to a new paranormal series filled with all sorts of supernatural creatures - vampires, zombies, wizards, witches, demons and magic.
What a yummy vampire he is and to quote Abby - handsome with black biker boots, black jeans, black silk shirt, big muscles bad boy Dante was quite simply sex on legs (and I agree) along with tender, thoughtful, kind and besotted with Abby. The h/h were supernaturally hooked up nearly from the start and they finally went from being pursued to being the persuers when they decided to take their fate in their own hands. Along the way the pair meet different entities, had a few near misses, became closer and then, early in the book, they became lovers.
It was a slight 'Mills & Boon' type listen - nothing was ever too dark, too violent, too evil, too exciting, too sexy (well you get the picture) so if you like your vamp stories on the dark side this may disappoint you. But don't get me wrong, it was still a very enjoyable listen.
Worth a credit? Yes and I'm looking forward to the next instalment as this book was written in 2007 and the series is up to book 13 now so I hope Audible will continue to add this series to it's impressive library.
15 of 18 people found this review helpful
A mediocre book, I couldn't really get into the story, it was a bit slow and didn't keep my attention well. There wasn't much build up for the characters either. I felt like this book skipped the getting to know you part and went right in for the "I know you better than you know yourself" story line. So to me the romance was rushed and I felt like the relationship was missing that spark because they might have felt it but I surely didn't. Another thing that annoyed me was that the supposedly super sweet Dante often called Abby a shrew, a nag, ill-tempered or something similar but at the same time was sooooo fascinated with her. I just didn't get why because she was all of those things. I rolled my eyes every time he called her lover, it was just lame sounding. There was also a weird cadence to the story where something would happen and then later they would talk about it as if it hadn't happened yet. I thought it would have been better to bring it up at the time. Plus Abby would question things that made her sound ignorant of everything, but when she got the answer she would question it again making her sound like she knows better. The narrator was a bit monotone but overall she wasn't too bad. I won't be continuing with this series.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
It was hard finishing this audio book. I have read and reread it over and over in eBook and loved it. However, I didn't I liked the narrator.
What was one of the most memorable moments of When Darkness Comes?
In the book when she became the Phoenix. Audio I don't know.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
She was okay, not horrible but I seem to have to keep making myself listen to it.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Going by the eBook then yes.
Any additional comments?
Not sure if it was worth using a credit on it.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Love this book, I wish there were two narrators to distinguish the male and female hero and heroine of the story.
Any additional comments?
I enjoyed Dante and Abby's love story. The back story of witches, demons, and a phoenix makes for an intriguing storyline. The sex scenes are tame and the violence is mildly descriptive.
I love the story, it is very entertaining and exciting, I highly recommend this book.
To much sex not enough story. So depending on what you're looking for, this could be a good or bad book.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
I rarely give up on a book but I just couldn't bear this one.. I stopped at 11. I wish I could have my money back.<br/><br/>I had an together too clear view deep into the dark, suffocated recesses of the adolescent female mind. The ideal man who is another woman, the female-created protagonist who acts independent and has to be babied in every paragraph.. Such fantasies are embarassing and private and should have remained there.<br/><br/>Anyone who invariably describes the man's hair as "raven" and the woman's hair as "honey" should not have chosen English as her primary career skill. There are other adjectives. <br/><br/>I have a strong urge to give this to my women friends and see if it offends them as much as it did me. <br/><br/>I wish to add that I read "Twilight" (as an exercise) and while it was a bit uncomfortable, it was miles better than this.
Has When Darkness Comes turned you off from other books in this genre?
What didn’t you like about Arika Rapson’s performance?
It was alirght, but the material soured it
What character would you cut from When Darkness Comes?