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Darkness Bred (Chimney Rock #2)

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  112 ratings  ·  37 reviews

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 - Back to Causing Trouble
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
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
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
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
A delightful tale of love, mystery, intrigue, and adventute. Featuring werehounds, vampires, and fae. Great characterization and a fast paced plot.

*GoodReads win
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
Literati Literature Lovers
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
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
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.
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
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 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
Couldn't even finish the book...boring... Impossible to read as a stand alone book, too much depends on book 1
Andrea Davidson
Love the Chimney Rock characters. Wish there was more to the series.
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
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.
Kirsty Bassett
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.
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.
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.
Expected it to be a classical paranormal romance. A good one at that. But then it turned out to be disappointing rather than good. This book just did not speak to me. Read it but would not recommend it for somebody who seeks for a great or fascinating book. Not that there is anything wrong with it. It simply was not a book for my taste.
Misty Gee
This was a great story. I loved both of the books in this series. I plan to add them to my collection asap. It is deffently one serie I would recommend to friends of mine that read paranormal novels.
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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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