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Daughter of Darkness (Darkness #1)

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When a rash of hellhound related homicides sends Gwen searching for clues, she comes face to face with Pallo, the Master Vampire who owns Necro's Magik World & Supernatural Theme Park. What she doesn't realize is that she and Pallo share a past, and only he can help her discover who she really is.
Paperback, 230 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by New Concepts Publishing (first published April 1st 2004)
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FiFi
Feb 20, 2014 FiFi rated it did not like it
"WTF" is what I repeatedly said to myself as I read this book. And I didn't use "WTF" like I do when I've just found a dress I love for half-off. Oh, no. I used "WTF" to express the sloppy writing skills of this author. The storyline is scattershot. After you've read 1/3 of the book, the heroine has slept with more men than I did in my first year in college ... she's moved from one predicament to another WITHOUT asking any questions and is always being "saved" by one of the men she's known bibli ...more
Mollie
Sep 21, 2015 Mollie rated it really liked it
I noticed this book doesn't have the greatest of reviews, but I feel differently. This was one of the first paranormal romance books that I ever read. In my opinion, I thought the book was great. I got the box set trilogy, and quite honestly I couldn't put it down. I always enjoy the love triangle, and this trilogy was no different. Pallo and Caleb are both supernatual and both love Gwen. They are very different men, and go about things very differently. What I loved most about this book and the ...more
Marsha
Feb 20, 2014 Marsha rated it did not like it
First and foremost, before you read this review all books are not for all people and "Daughter of Darkness" is definitely not for me. It is basically written poorly with a very light plot. If that is your thing then this book will be for you. I don't like adult love triangles; so I definitely don't like sex triangles. I am not a prude but I just did not enjoy this read.
Racheal
Apr 13, 2014 Racheal rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldnt-finish
This was...well, dumb is too mean, but along those lines. The romance was unbelievable/just boring. She fell way too easy even for their "predicament". The characters were...well static for starters, but also just trite. The main girl couldn't decide if she was a badass or a pushover...not to mention her inability to avoid hopping into bed with anything that moved. It was apparently uncontrollable or something.

Anywho, this struck me as trying to be similar to the Anita Blake series and just fal
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Runningrabbit
The first book of this series is a book that appears to focus on explicit sex and sexual tension rather than maintaining a storyline that keeps you hooked, and this bores to death.

It starts off with some promise, but following the first sexual incident, this is all the story seems to do.
The novel compounds into one sexual adventure followed by another, losing my interest, plummeting my attention span culminating in massive skimming. I get the sex, I understand it's fun, but hey, I need a story o
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Deseree
Jan 09, 2015 Deseree rated it it was amazing
So most people have rated this 1 or 2 stars...craptastic. If I only read the first one I might have a similar impression because it seems nothing is really explained....probably because it wasn't. I bought the trilogy and read them all together and it was amazing. I can't wait to find out the stories for the rest of the guys. I am excited for James and Sohpie (haha). You get everything answered and explained in the last book. It was a little unexpected but beautifully rounded. I loved this set.
Jessica
1.5 stars (because im feeling generous) for another sad example of a story with such promise being absolutely ruined by the writing. The plot isnt exactly unique-ive read past lives messing up present ones storylines before- but this one felt like it could be interesting and compelling despite not being unique. That was the high point of the book. For most of the book you have to try to figure out what is going on yourself because nothing is explained. You figure out pretty quickly its a case of ...more
Zarah
Dec 29, 2013 Zarah rated it liked it
I give this a good, solid erotic 3 star rating. Keeping in mind that, while not a wholly different rating system, I do generally have far lower plot/character development expectations for an erotic novel.

For the most part I enjoyed the book. The men were kind and sexy, while Gwen had a wonderful sarcastic streak. Unfortunately she also slowly crept into the 'too stupid to live' category. She constantly ran out on her own, despite knowing she was being hunted. She seemed to be unable to look bey
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Reviewed by Rachel
This was a good series to get into. This book has a little bit of everything supernatural in it from witches to vampires, trolls to faeries. It covers all bases and gives them all personalities that are believable and endearing. I have not read any books by this author before but I have really enjoyed this series so far. I can’t wait to see where the next book takes me. I give it four stars.
The many characters in this story were varied and well developed. I enjoyed meeting and
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Claire King
Oh my god cann anyone say slapper this. Book didn't offend me in any way it just made me want to slap the main character talk about a bike. She shags everything then gets pissed when they do it apart from all the shagging the story could have been quite good just was too much to an fro for me she should have charged she would have made a killing
Magan
Mar 20, 2014 Magan rated it liked it
Shelves: it-s-alright
A book to read if you don't want or need to put a lot of thought into it, I was not disappointed with it and will read the other two in the series but I'm glad the series was only .99!
Sarahlei
Apr 12, 2014 Sarahlei rated it did not like it
Bad awkward writing, little plot interest.
Jenn Doyle
Dec 08, 2011 Jenn Doyle rated it really liked it
This was a fun romp! At times I wasn't sure what the heck was going on, and at other times I had much more of an idea of what was going on than the heroine did. I really love the characters of Kerrigan, Sharon, & Caleb. I think I'll like Gwen more as I continue with the series. Having Gwen learn more about her past life throughout the book really helped me to be less irritated with her when she did things that made no sense to me. But I LOVE her spunky attitude :) Will definitely be continui ...more
Bitten_by_Books
Feb 07, 2009 Bitten_by_Books rated it really liked it
Shelves: mary
Gwen Stevens has signs of ESP, though she has not quite gotten used to using these skills. Her job at the Paranormal Regulators Law Offices keeps her quite busy, especially now that the supernatural-related homicide rate is rising...

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Melissa Joseph (Book Addicts Reviews)
Only thing that made me not give this 4 stars is all the different men. Would be rooting for one and then another. Too many love interests. Didn't look good on her part if u know what I am saying. Lol
Wanderlust
holy hades, what was that -_-
Netanella
This book pulled me in so many directions I felt like taffy - not quite sure who Gwen was with or what she wanted. So I had a very hard time wanting to like her as a character, either.
Sugar
May 09, 2009 Sugar rated it liked it
Shelves: mandy-m-roth
the series is reminiscient of laurell k. hamiltons plots. didn't think this was better than that. didn't like how caleb seem to just come out of nowhere. may not read again.
Jaycee Clark
Apr 29, 2010 Jaycee Clark rated it it was amazing
My very first ever Mandy M. Roth book. My life was never the same. :) Great book, wonderful series.
Kelly Berry
Jul 02, 2013 Kelly Berry rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the different characters and the crazy ride they begin.
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NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Mandy M. Roth is a self-proclaimed Goonie, loves 80s music and movies and wishes leg warmers would come back into fashion. She also thinks the movie The Breakfast Club should be mandatory viewing for…okay, everyone. When she’s not dancing around her office to the sounds of the 80s, she’s busy writing sexy paranormal operatives. Mandy lives in Oxford, Mis ...more
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