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Darkness (New Species #12)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  3,680 ratings  ·  344 reviews
Kat’s boss wants dirt on the NSO. She is sent to Homeland undercover but everything goes wrong as soon as she enters the front gates. She is arrested by a big, powerful, sexy New Species but she is not frightened. He turns her on and things heat up fast between them. Now, she just hopes he does not break her heart.

Darkness admires Kat’s courage but he cannot trust anything
ebook, 271 pages
Published September 23rd 2014 by Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
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Gail Melton If you go to her FB page or the Laurann Dohner New Species fb page she has some excerpts of several NS that she has partially written.
Also, Smiley…more
If you go to her FB page or the Laurann Dohner New Species fb page she has some excerpts of several NS that she has partially written.
Also, Smiley will be the next NS book up after Darkness, she has the cover up but doesn't have a release date yet. This is in the Files section, she has an excerpt of Vengeance's story. No release dates and these are raw excerpts, meaning she hasn't written the whole story and doesn't know who is next. She has stated she has several partials and is waiting for them to tell her who is next.(less)

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UPDATE for you guys! LD has posted some snippets of books to come. I have three here, and Smiley, Breeze, Flame and LEO <3 on my Smiley review because I can't fit them all on one. There is also one of Kit, but I couldn't fit her in so I didn't bother. These are completely unedited and are not final in any way. I just thought I'd share them with you guys since not everyone can find them on Facebook.

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4 "Pretend-Cat"Stars!


Darkness is the twelfth book in Laurann Dohner’s New Species series. What happens when a feisty FBI agent must go on an undercover assignment to Homeland to get information on the New Species and the one thing standing in her way is a sexy feline New Species male with a penchant for things on the kinky side? Well, read this book and find out. ;)

“Little pretend-cats shouldn’t ever play with actual feral, bigger ones.”

I loved this installment to the series. Darkness was thi
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Laurann, I really want Darkness...I just...


Rebecca ♥ Matrim, Kishan, Magnus ♥
I enjoyed this book a great deal. I really grew to appreciate Darkness in True and was really looking forward to this. I can't resisted a gorgeous man who is hurting inside. I just want to fix them, or at least witness another woman fix them.

During Darkness' own story, I saw how complicated he was inside. As much as he may have continued to deny it, he was in pain. He had so much guilt over the deaths of his brothers that he didn't deserve. It was all Mercile's fault. No one fought against havi
Sammy Loves Books
Feb 04, 2015 Sammy Loves Books marked it as up-to-read-next
Well my original review has vanished, so I'll start over!!

Darkness…Oh I can only imagine how beautiful he must be

I want Ven, he needs a human mate!! I am re-reading Tiger and all I can say is oh. my. Gawd! I want him to end up happy so I am really hoping that he gets his happy ending next!!!


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Can i repeat ... OMG

I really loooooooooooooove this story. Another good one for the NS (okay, i'm a huge fan !)

Kat is a FBI agent on a mission, Darkness is ... well Darkness.
They meet
They fight
They watch each other
They love
... and fireworks !

Of course there is a HEA
Now i'm waiting for Smiley in one month ... it's too long ^^
Val ⚓️ Shameless, Bitchy, Skanky & Not Sorry ⚓️ Digression Queen
And she's back! - 4 Stars!


11/2/14: Back in the mood...


9/23/14: I am having trouble getting into this and I know it's because I'm just not in the mood for this genre right now...putting it on hold to pick up later!
Bernadett Surányi
My first thought: New book, a new book!!!

But after reading Darkness, well I was a bit disappointed. A book from this series can't be that bad, it wasn't indeed. But how could I express my feeling? It just left me empty...

I try not to give you any spoilers during my review.

I almost hate their first encounter at the beginning. It was hot, okay, but so awkward. Things happened between them superfast, and I just didn't enjoy it. I think in this scene Darkness was out of his character, it wasn't his
It was a typical New Species novel.

A lot of scorthing scenes, a lot of denial from Darkness, a strong heroine, Kat!

I appeciated Kat and her courage to bet on Darkness. she was tough, but never afraid of showing her feelings. Very straitforward in everything she did.

Darkness was, just as his name says, dark. Hot, but dark. But, as we're lead to expect, he melted very nicely! LOL

I like Ms. Dohner style. It's like a puppet's show: the charactes talk in a jerky kind of way, just like puppet. But it
feeb's of destruction
Aug 04, 2014 feeb's of destruction marked it as to-read
Shelves: new-species
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just finished true I seriously cant wait for DARKNESSS he is totally my type of man. DARK,DANGEROUS,MYSTERIOUS,SEXYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I honestly want the heroine to be a badass and I want her to be scarred too so she can understand his pain.
**re-read, I liked this one better this time around
Ok let me start by saying I love this series, it is one of if not my favorite PR romance series that I weigh other shifter/DNA books by and most sadly fall flat as a pancake so when I stalk Laurann Dohner I get excepted like it's Christmas when I see a new New Species book coming out. I couldn't wait for this book then I read the teasers and I was even more excited and I got this book the second I could.

Coming to the NSO was nothing Kat planned
3.25+ RATING- I've been on the fence about this series for the last few books. I think I may be burned out on the New Species but yet, I keep reading. Darkness was okay for me but that's about it. I have no real complaints but at the same time have nothing great to say about the book either.

For me, it rates the same as the last few books have. I do have very high hopes that we will get my hearts desire soon which would be one of the Taskforce members falling in love with A Gift New Species. I'v
Feb 07, 2014 Momoka marked it as to-read
2014 is a long time....
Can I at least get a month, if that's too much I'll settle for a season. I like spring, spring is nice. Summer is good too. Just not winter, the concept of that is too depressing. I might go deprivation mode by summer...pleeeease... with puppies and kitten and all things that are fluffy and cute
Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
this wasn't my favorite NS book, I just didn't care for Kat or Darkness...maybe it's because I don't really know much able darkness going on, I was looking forward to a book for a more familiar character..needless to say I'm still looking forward to Smiley's book!
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
This book, I can honestly say is completely different from ANY of the other New Species Novels. From the plot, the internal & external conflicts surrounding the main characters, and the characters themselves.

I loved every single aspect of this book. It was refreshing & everything just flowed well. It was sexy, romantic, frustrating, suspenseful & heartfelt. I loved how the children of the New Species are incorporated here, and I loved all the moments between Darkness & Fury very
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
★Book Basics★

Genre : - Paranormal Romance
Series : - 12th in the series - Advised to read the rest in the series first, due to all the background history of the NS
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author? - Yes
Rating - 4


It is no secret how much I love this series.

After 12 books, you might expect it all to be a bit samey - and it is in certain parts - yet, s
Dohner really knows how to push the right buttons to make you seriously hate the antagonist in her books. I wanted to see Kat's boss suffer forever in less than two pages into the book.

The book as a whole was really good, but not GREAT! It doesn't make my top 5 but it's far from bad. Much like in Shadow's story, she's really setting up a great potential match for another couple with Kat's best friend and maybe Book, we'll see.

Darkness was really on again off again through the entire book and it
3.25 Stars

Of course I enjoyed another book in the New Species series. And Darkness' backstory was particularly brutal...however, for me, the series is wearing a bit thin. And the chemistry between Darkness and what's-her-name (oh, yes, Kat) just wasn't pulse-poundingly HOT enough for me. There was a dash of über-lite kink thrown in, but it was hardly "shades" of anything. Darkness' back and forth handwringing throughout the story was just kinda-sorta boring after awhile.

Shit, I'm not sounding v
Julie C
OK this book was a little hard to read for me...I hurt so bad for Darkness. He is completely shutdown emotionally and no one can reach him ((view spoiler)).

Kat is a hard core FBI agent that doesn't take shit from anyone...especially Darkness.

When these 2 collide, the sparks fly but the walls still don't come down. I was so frustrated until Darkness sees the light
Rin W. Vitale
Darkness's past was so sad..


And he's so stubborn! He loves Kat but doesn't have the balls to admit it! He always deny that he needs other. Well, blame his past. But still, I loved it though.. the ending was so sweet! And I like that the author put Salvation and Forest here! Their part were the cutest! And that makes me want a baby. LOL #kidding

Ohh..also the part where Book saved the pets! That was precious! And the dialogue were aborable. LOL
Katrina is an undercover FBI agent, she's tough, smart and independent. Darkness is one of the "darkest" New Species and in this book he lives up to his reputation. He's not an easy character to love, regardless of his heartbreaking past. He spends most of the book pushing Kat away from him and it became annoying. I loved catching up with the other New Species couples though and will continue the series.
Loved the book! I think Kat is the perfect mate for Darkness. There seems to be some background story about Trey. I'm hoping he gets his own book. And what about the hint of Flame and Amanda in True's book? I was hoping to hear more about that here. If you remember Amanda is the loud mouth friend of Lauren who is Wrath's mate (Book 6).
I so can't wait to read Darkness' story. I wonder who he's going to pair up with. It would be pretty interesting to know the female who captured his heart. Although I actually thought Flame might come first than him.
I love Darkness (as I love all other species characters) but I was really hoping for Jericho. I am sure that Darkness will be awesome though!!
Veronica Del Rosa
I am in love and my new love has a name. Laurann Dohner. Oh dear lord, that was amazing. Simply utterly amazing.
I'll be completely honestly, I skipped a lot of the sex scenes in the earlier books. There was too many of them and they bored me. This book, I didn't skip a single one. Holy mother of pearl, they were intense and HOT! Darkness can have his wicked, delicious way with me any time he pleased.
And Kat, seriously, how awesome was Kat?! A kick ass woman who wasn't a ball buster, total bitch
I've been dying for Jericho's book but I'll take Darkness while I wait no problem!!!
3.5-4 stars

***Warning of slight spoiler info as I plan to tell who Kat works for and her mission at Homeland***

This was a pretty good story. I liked Kat and thought she was a pretty good herine. I liked Darkness as well but he was so determined to keep his heart closed that I wanted to hit him upside the head numerous times.

Kat is a FBI agent who's married to her job. She loves her work but recently she got a new boss and he's a real jerk. Kat lives in a house with her BFF and doesn't have much
Sadly this was not one of my favorites in the series at all. I didn't really like Darkness and Kats relationship. It was too frustrating for me. To me, it seemed like everyone was pushing Darkness on Kat. I don't know how many times I heard Darkness tell everyone that Kat was not his mate, he isn't cut out to be a mate, and he has issues - this went on until almost the end of the book. Good god people leave the poor guy alone! lol - Darkness was a douche for most of the book and that was sad for ...more
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Other Books in the Series

New Species (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Fury (New Species, #1)
  • Slade (New Species, #2)
  • Valiant (New Species, #3)
  • Justice (New Species, #4)
  • Brawn (New Species, #5)
  • Wrath (New Species, #6)
  • Tiger (New Species, #7)
  • Obsidian (New Species, #8)
  • Shadow (New Species, #9)
  • Moon (New Species, #10)
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