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Beneath the Skin (Darkwing Chronicles #3)

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  530 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
No one can tell that Daphne Urban is a vampire. But the government knows-and she's been recruited to spy for them. To get over a recent break-up, Daphne must throw herself into her work, joining her colleagues to chase down a ruthless enemy. Mysterious, cruel, and unstoppable, this assassin is dead-set on killing a certain presidential candidate. Now Team Darkwing has to f ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Signet
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Jan 23, 2016 Kim rated it it was amazing
No one can tell that Daphne Urban is a vampire. But the government knows-and she's been recruited to spy for them. To get over a recent break-up,Daphne must throw herself into her work, joining her colleagues to chase down a ruthless enemy. Mysterious,cruel,and unstoppable,this assassin is dead-set on killing a certain presidential candidate. Now Team Darkwing has to find him before it's too late. But soon, Daphne finds herself drawn back into the life she once rejected: a secret vampire underwo ...more
May 14, 2011 Rochelle rated it did not like it
First off, put this book down and go buy Jennifer Rardin's Jaz Parks series as it seems this series is based on Ms Rardin's series and Ms Rardin's series does it infinity better.

Second: great concept, terrible execution. The heroine's 'personality' reads like a D&D character sheet but she is even less interesting or accurate. Despite supposedly being one of the smartest people in the world, from a family world famous for treachery & cunning, heroine is easily led, and anything but intell
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Jan 01, 2011 Yolanda Sfetsos rated it it was amazing
This one is the third in The Darkwing Chronicles, and certainly did not disappoint!

I love Daphne. She's an awesome heroine with so many flaws that she feels like a real person. It's so wonderful when the reader can get so involved in a character's life. It's cool.

Anyway, being a vampire isn't easy. Being a spy sure doesn't help. Having a mother who's full of secrets can be a total pain in the ass. And having so much temptation in the guise of a bunch of hot men, can certainly make life even more
Not a romance! This book has been incorrectly labeled "paranormal romance" on the spine and it is 100% NOT a romance. If I had read the book intending it to be a fantasy/fiction, I would have reviewed it differently, but since I read it expecting a romance between a H/h, it didn't do it for me.

Daphne was a vampire and the author took large liberties with that definition here. I didn't mind the differences, but reader beware. If you are expecting a "typical" vampire read, this is not it.

Daphne h
Jun 15, 2016 kashiichan rated it liked it
This book was much better. We finally get an explanation (of sorts) for her sexual desperation and mood swings, get closure for Darius and prevent an assassination. The quality level of writing could still stand to improve, but this novel is a decent read.
Jul 12, 2008 Sonya rated it it was ok
I liked the other two books, for the most part.

But this one. I am still kinda "Eh?" about.

I think it focused WAY too much on random sex, and her level of "horny". When the word is used so many times in the first 25 pages, I am ready to throw the book across the room, it is too much.

Really...if I wanted vampire erotica/smut/crap I would read Laurell K. Hamilton.

The parts I liked the best had nothing to do with the sex, but with the actual plot of the book.
Jill Bradley
Aug 11, 2014 Jill Bradley rated it it was amazing
excellent. I really hope she does some growing up soon. >.<
Mar 27, 2008 Joy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Urban fantasy
Another on my list of Fantastic Romance Fiction, or Urban Fantasy, I'm not sure what they're called. This on is a Female Vampire who was recruited in book #1 to be a secret agent in an government agency of nothing but vampires. Vamps working for the good of America. Corny but fun with hot sex sections. Better than the swooning women of the old 1950's romance novels. Good fun.
Savannah Russe has a pretty good series going with these Darkwing Chronicles. Her characterization is okay, plot moves along nicely, and basic premise believable (i.e., the logic works within the fantasy world she creates). An easy, light read fr summer.
Mar 11, 2010 Cindyg rated it it was amazing
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I really like this Darius but he keeps pissing me off and Fitz is great if he is a great as he comes off. This story has lots of action and some very hot action as well. Highly recommend this series.
Jan 21, 2011 Bridget rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormel, sold-ebay
The female characters have more depth than the male, or this would be even better. I like the complicated story lines and Daphne has more vulnerability that I expected. Good story.
May 15, 2010 Andrea rated it it was amazing
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I liked this book and reconmend it for an interesting read though be warned there is some very explicit scenes and since that doesn't bother me in the least I give my seal of approval!
Nov 11, 2012 Zoe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great addition to The Darkwing series. More with a political theme then the others, but very edgy. I like how the romantic aspects played out too. Great x
Jun 15, 2008 Melissa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Micki and April
These books just keep getting better and better. I can't wait for the 4th one!
Lori Whitwam
Oct 17, 2009 Lori Whitwam rated it really liked it
Lots of angst, sex and conflict, and a good plot. On to book #4.
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Nov 13, 2009 The BookWhisperer rated it it was ok
Vampire,Darkwing Chronicles
Jan 12, 2009 Teresa rated it it was amazing
Good book!!
Nov 12, 2007 colleen rated it really liked it
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Jul 23, 2008 DaNela rated it it was amazing
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Lucy Finn

Pseudonym for Savannah Russe.

LUCY FINN is a fulltime fiction writer who also owns an antique store, the Big Red Barn.

Under the pen name, Savannah Russe, she is the author of the bestselling vampire series called The Darkwing Chronicles: Beyond the Pale, Book One (June 2005), Past Redemption, Book Two (April 2006), Beneath the Skin, Book Three ( February, 2007), In the Blood (November, 2
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Other Books in the Series

Darkwing Chronicles (5 books)
  • Beyond the Pale (Darkwing Chronicles, #1)
  • Past Redemption (Darkwing Chronicles, #2)
  • In the Blood (Darkwing Chronicles, #4)
  • Under Darkness (Darkwing Chronicles, #5)

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