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Darkness Bred (Chimney Rock #2)

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Ever since shapeshifter Elin escaped to Whidbey Island, danger has stalked her every move. Her human traits, combined with her unique supernatural gifts, make her a prized being to be possessed . . . or destroyed. It is only the passionate attraction she shares with werehound Sean Black that gives her hope for her future-if she can elude the lethal
Published May 28th 2013 by Hachette Audio (first published January 1st 2013)
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Margo - this job thing really screws up my ability to read/review
This is an honest review based upon an ARC provided by the publisher via a giveaway.

Darkness Bred by Stella Cameron is a hot mess of a book full of stilted dialogue, pointless journeys, and inconsistent actions. Male characters treat women as foolish children and women stamp their feet like two-year-olds having a tantrum in response. Except then those women are supposedly secretly unbelievably powerful and hold the key to the werehounds survival. It's a little like someone took a bunch
Jun 02, 2013 Iris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
If you haven’t had the chance to delve into Stella Cameron’s Chimney Rock series, what are you waiting for? For the longest time I associated Cameron’s work with fantastic historical romances (I’m sure I read my way through her entire Mayfair Square series while in high school) or even contemporary thrillers. But who would have thought Ms. Cameron could extend her literary genius to paranormal romance as well? I sure didn’t! And I was a bit skeptical to say the least that someone who could such ...more
"Darkness Bred" was just an 'okay' kind of read. While I did enjoy the paranormal elements tremendously, what really threw me off the the 'whacky' and crazy pacing of the entire plot line and the lack of growth and characterization of the characters.

I will admit that I was intrigued from page one due to the amount of action and sense of mystery of what was to come next. But what really dropped it for me was the amounts of useless drama and side curbs that were thrown into the plot. I mean come
Have you read Stella Cameron? I have and always thought she was mostly historical with the occasional contemporary book thrown in. What I didn't realize was she writes a wicked werewolf ooops werehound story! Excellent mastery of the PNR genre!! Darkness Bred is the second book in her Chimney Rock Series is an exciting follow up to her Darkness Bound Book. Revolving around the PNR factions that live, love and fight throughout Chimney Rock.

Elin was kidnapped as an infant by a Demon who had her fo
Michelle the Romance Witch
I wanted so much to enjoy this story like I have previous Cameron novels, but I just couldn’t find enough enjoyment to rate it higher. I like the little hints of previous series that were slipped in and it was nice to see the good news Leigh had, even if her mate handled it terribly. The passion between Elin and Sean was lost in the craziness of the plot and the choppy dialogue was sadly lacking in what we expect from a great novel. I didn’t love the first book in this series, but sadly, this on ...more
 Reading In Pajamas
DARKNESS BRED (Chimney Rock) By Stella Cameron
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Reviewed By: Reading In Pajamas/ Cori
Rated: 4 Stars


This book draws the reader in from page one. Darkness Bred is full of mystery, danger, action, intrigue and romance. Stella Cameron is a new author for me and this is the first book I've read of hers. I was not disappointed! I really enjoyed the world she created full of supernatural creatures. Sean and Elin both have an interesting back story that leaves the rea
May 24, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the series and it continues the story of the Werehounds and their quest to all become more human but focuses on the story of Sean and Elin.
Seans past comes back to haunt him. The one that turned him into a werehound is lurking in the background. And Elin is trying to figure out who she really is since she was stolen as a child and taken to the Fae's.
Throughout the story you are being led to learn more about Elin and how she connects to New Orleans and the Court of An
Deborah Vespo
Ugh.. thought I would give this one a chance because after all it's Stella Cameron. But once again, I'm finding that this whole paranormal genre is just not cutting it for me anymore. A major problem I had with this book is that the conversations that took place between several of the characters I had to go back and reread. I kept thinking well, maybe it's me. I'll just quit reading now and come back to it later. But the problem never went away. I know the main characters were able to communicat ...more
Feb 16, 2014 Cathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really Only 3 & 1/2 stars.
I seemed to connect to this one sooner than the first but it still took me awhile to finish compared to other paranormal stories I read. This one made more sense since I was familiar with the premise behind the world the characters live in except the writing still didn't flow the way I would have liked it to.
The plot seemed kind of all over the place and convoluted at times, it may be that way though to try and set up more on the series still to be released? I'm n
Mar 05, 2013 Betty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A delightful tale of love, mystery, intrigue, and adventute. Featuring werehounds, vampires, and fae. Great characterization and a fast paced plot.

*GoodReads win
Paranormal Romance
Always considered small, fragile and obedient, the heroine finally makes her move and escapes the oppression of her Fae mother. She knows the werehound hero is meant to be hers. And he knows she's meant to be his. But their relationship is strained and problematic to say the least. Her mother vows to see them separate and his alpha and pact mate are adamant about him falling under her fae spell and compromising the safety of their community. But regardless of all the pressure to stay apart, they ...more
Sep 11, 2015 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: with-mom, series
So, after I finished Shadow of Night, I had to pick a book to distract me. I happened to be on vacation, so my choices were limited. As I said in the review of Shadow of Night, all I wanted to read was the third book of that series. I didn't have that, so I chose this one.

I'm repeating all this because this book had an uphill battle. This is a book from the Chimney Rock series which focuses on a pack of werehounds. The werehounds have been dying out, along with all the other shifters. The female
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Title: Darkness Bred
Author: Stella Cameron
Rating: 4.25/5 Stars
Genre: Paranormal
Series: Chimney Rock
Publisher: Forever an imprint of Hachett
ISBN: 1455500143

~ Book Description ~

Ever since shapeshifter Elin escaped to Whidbey Island, danger has stalked her every move. Her human traits, combined with her unique supernatural gifts, make her a prized being to be possessed . . . or destroyed. It is only the passionate attraction she shares with werehound Sean Black that gives h
Stacy Sabala
Book Review- Darkness Bred by Stella Cameron

I had a hard time getting in to this book. The story line was very confusing to me. I did not read the first book of the series so was lost when reading this book. It really doesn’t stand alone. There was a lot going on and I assume that it was carried over from the first book. The relationship of the main characters didn’t seem real or believable. The way the author wrote their relationship was distant. They claimed to love each other but I had a hard
Darkness Bred is one of those books that I really wanted to love, but didn't. It was okay, and there were a few parts I enjoyed - like the creatures inhabiting this world. But overall it was just an okay read I didn't hate it,but I didn't particularly like it. First of all, to be fair I didn't know this was part of series and therefore didn't read the first book Darkness Bound. This may have effected my reading experience but then again, maybe not. I would've expected this story to be able to st ...more
Griz Girl
Jan 07, 2014 Griz Girl rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Apparently Stella Cameron, at age 70, is just NOT meant to be writing paranormal romance.

There was no romance. The characters were lacking depth & development. The dialogue made no sense and was completely boring.

The plot line for this book added MORE paranormal hoo-ha to the garbage that had already been thrown into book 1, Darkness Bound. So book 2 ended up even MORE confusing & ridiculous--if that's possible!

I had heard great things about Stella Cameron, but her Chimney Rock series di
Marilyn Michalski
Feb 18, 2014 Marilyn Michalski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book and am really upset that there are not more books in this series in print. If there are more for a type of e-reader I do not have one so I am out of luck I guess. I thought it was brilliant for Ms. Cameron to bring in some of the history from the Millett family series to further the story along.
Apr 12, 2014 Gina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I think that I just do not understand some of the hang-ups and indecision in this book. If there were a chance to live a life with your soul mate, then what could honestly stop you?? She makes him happy, he makes her happy. Very simple. The constant back and forth and debate just got on my nerves and definitely did not add to the story. To me it was not suspenseful at ALL. The mystery aspect was obvious... I struggled to finish it. I definitely wish that I had chosen another book on my vast shel ...more
Kari White
May 28, 2013 Kari White rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, arc
I was disappointed in the first book of the series, but since first books can become victim to having the story lost in the world building I decided to give the second one a chance. Unfortunately, Darkness Bred has awkward interactions, unmemorable characters, and a plot that is really all over the place. I am usually a fan of all-things- paranormal, but even the 'monsters' are unbelievable in this world. Stella has yet to convince me that werehounds can be way cooler than werewolves. I like tha ...more
May 25, 2013 Terri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: a
Stella Cameron has created a chilling suspense.
Where things not only go bump in the night, they
hold reader's spellbound and wanting more!

This is where hidden dangers meet desire.
Where nothing is what it seems. And where
dark, deadly things are stirring.

Evil is stalking and hunting down it's prey.

The women on Whidbey Island are in grave danger.

As Elin's supernatural gifts make her a prime target
for these lethal predators.

Can Sean Black save her or will evil succeed and the
two be destroye
Mar 16, 2014 LynnG rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't even finish the book...boring... Impossible to read as a stand alone book, too much depends on book 1
Andrea Davidson
Feb 01, 2015 Andrea Davidson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the Chimney Rock characters. Wish there was more to the series.
Aug 29, 2013 Helena rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, paranormal
Honestly I kind of wanted to throttle the two main characters. They're supposedly in love but can't seem to have an honest conversation, and they're both so stubborn they refuse to listen to each other or admit that other people might have a point worth listening to. I finished reading it because I was mildly curious about what happened and didn't have anything more compelling in my to-read stack. I liked the first book in the series, but if this second one is typical of what's to come I don't k ...more
Page  Pennington
Sep 03, 2014 Page Pennington rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the first book that started this series. So looked forwared to reading this one and wasn't dissappointed. The world she created with the shifters being large dogs was a nice change from others.
I'll be looking for the next one.
First off I would like to say Thanks you Goodreads. I won this book frm the giveaway.

I just LOVE Stella Cameron. This book is part of a series. I didn't read the first, but however I will go back and do so. I love the character of Elin and Sean. I want to kow more about Leigh and Niles. I would love to read more about Whidbey Island. I will have to find the rest of the series.

I love a good supernatural book especially a Paranormal romance. If you ke Vampires and Werewolves this is your book.
Veronica Lindsey
Dec 07, 2015 Veronica Lindsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another nice supernatural romance.
Kirsty Bassett
Jun 13, 2013 Kirsty Bassett rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terrible. I dont know how the first book was so much better written than this one.

Only got about 25% through it (kindle edition) before I had to stop reading, which rarely happens to me.

Female lead was very childish and annoying, also seemed to constantly be treated like a child by the male lead and all the other characters.

Writting and grammar was all over the place, as was the plot.

I really wanted to like this as well.
Aug 16, 2013 T. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-beta-prize
Great writer, boring book. I won this one in a giveaway, and was really looking forward to the read. I literally labored through the whole thing. A shame too, as the first book was pretty interesting. I'm giving it a mid-range rating because there is nothing wrong with the book's writing style or character building. I just didn't connect with the protagonists, and I was never drawn into the story- others may not feel the same way.
May 21, 2013 Angela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angela by: netgalley
I could not finish this book. I got about 1/3 of the way and just couldn't keep reading. I had no idea what was going on and really could care less. The characters were boring and hardly spoke and when they did it made no sense. Maybeone day I'll try to pick this up and try again but when there are so many good paranormal books out there it makes it hard to force yourself to read a book.
I was so so on the first book, so this book was going to be a make or break book for the series for me. Sadly it didn't work for me and I'm not sure I can explain why. I do know that I read about 10 pages and put the book down, then tried to pick it up 3 more times, but didn't read more than 5 pages each time, the book just couldn't hold my attention.
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Stella Cameron is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. With over fourteen million copies of her books in print, Cameron is now turning her pen to mysteries and independently publishing COLD, Introducing Alex Duggins. She draws on her English background for this new, already critically acclaimed mystery series. Atmospheric, deeply character and relationship driven, COLD reveals the po ...more
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