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Dark Matters (Signs of the Zodiac #4.5)

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Originally appeared in the print anthology Unbound.

Following the slaughter of his parents, J.J. became an Agent of the Light. But now, in Vicki Pettersson's Dark Matters, his love for the beautiful killer who spared his life transforms the fierce defender into the most perfect predator of all.

ebook, 65 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Harper Voyager
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Veronica
A nice short story about the delicious Hunter Lorenzo before he became the Hunter Lorenzo we know from the Signs of the Zodiac series. This should not be read until the rest of the series has been read first however because it will spoil some major plot points from the series. And how thrilled am I that Vicki Pettersson has penned a brand new short story featuring a return to her Signs of the Zodiac world and Joanna Archer? Thrilled, I say!
Jill
This should have never been in an anthology. As a fist time reader of Vicki Pettersson, I was traumatized. I have no background knowledge of her book series & now I have no wish to read anything by her ever again. I read a variety of genres, but the death of a child is not entertaining to me.
Belatedly, the other reviews I read, say this story had spoilers. Maybe I'd feel differently if I were familiar with the characters.
Alison S
JJ aka Jay aka Jaden Jacks, an agent of light, in the valley of Los Vegas, who watched his parents viciously killed by Shadow agents when he was only 5 still feels the guilt. When he meets a beautiful gal in a bar who likes his mustang his life is forever altered.

Whatever you do, DO NOT READ this BEFORE it's place in the series it has MAJOR SPOILERS. It would really ruin some major plot points of the series if read too early.

Great side story that gives more insight into a big part of things Joan
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Aymee
Really, really enjoyed this story. Fascinating ideas and love, love, love that it's set in Vegas. The author has an amazing voice that draws you in and holds you. My only complaint? I want more. (But is that really a complaint?).

Well developed characters and an engaging story line, pretty impressive for so few pages. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great urban fantasy with a bit of a love story attached. Even better is that right now (as of 7/26/12), it's only $0.99 at Amazon.com
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Anita
an entertaining original teaser, but a teaser and not a short story. Be prepared to be left hanging wanting the rest. I look forward to reading more by this author and hope she did continue the story. (I read this in a compilation of short stories)
Lindsay
I am confused, I guess that I would have some closure to why there was betrayal, unless this is revenge for him, but I am not quite thinking it completely is. So I am not sure why Hunter had her read it?
Sharon
Chilling and very very gripping!!
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Vicki Pettersson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Signs of the Zodiac novels, a completed six-book urban fantasy series set in her hometown of Las Vegas. She's now writing Celestial Blues, a supernatural noir trilogy that began with THE TAKEN (2012) and has been followed by THE LOST (2013). She divides her time between Las Vegas and Dallas.
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Other Books in the Series

Signs of the Zodiac (6 books)
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  • The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac #2)
  • The Touch of Twilight (Signs of the Zodiac #3)
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