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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  9 reviews
They'll come for her tonight...

The ankou. A legion of nightmares, fugitive from the Dreaming, have set their sights on Ciaran Letang. She is the key to their darkest purpose. But Ciaran has been used before, and she won't let it happen again.

Keoni Maka patrols the dreamscape, keeping humankind safe. When he senses Ciaran's distress, he offers to fight by her side—forever.
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ebook, 167 pages
Published December 20th 2010 by Carina Press
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PepperP0t (ireadthatbook.com)
2.75stars
Ciaran has been ferrying souls from reality through Dreamscape and Wasteland to the Other side with no problems for years. However on her latest ferry she is attacked and stranded in the Wastelands and has to call upon others like her for help. Keoni Matu answers her call and is able to explain some of her hidden powers while they try to escape. Soon Ciaran & Keoni are running for their lives as they try to escape a madman determined to bring nightmares into the waking world.

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Jen (Red Hot Books)
I'm a big fan of Urban Fantasy, a genre which --for the most part-- features some combination of vampires, shapeshifters, werewolves, witches and/or Fae. It's an unusual author that finds a new otherworldly focus. And even more unusual: to make it work.

"Dreams' Dark Kiss" follows the world of dream guardians. Our heroine, Ciaran, has been ferrying souls through the Dreamscape to the Other Side, ever since she was a child. But suddenly, she finds herself in the unfamiliar and desolate Wastelands
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Deviant Divas
In Dreams' Dark Kiss, Shirin Dubbin gives readers a detailed description of the 'Dream World', making quite easy to picture. With that and her two main characters, Keoni, the hot leading man and Ciaran a feisty ass kicking heroine, you have the recipe for a good PNR novel. The witty dialogue (both verbal and thought) between Keoni and Ciaran provides a few laughable moments. In particular the kitchen scene were Ciaran is picking a weapon with which to inflict pain or damage on Keoni

While, I foun
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Wenj
3.5 Stars

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Dreams' Dark Kiss by Shirin Dubbin is an interesting novella filled with action, a soul mate inspired romance and an original plot based in the world of dreams. With intricate world development as well as marvelously written characters the world Dubbin's created has a lot of potential. However, I should mention that due to its length this novella did leave me hanging a bit. While the story is resolved, and is nicely done at that, the overall disap
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Paranormal Kiss
Dreams’ Dark Kiss by Shirin Dubbin is a quick novella that takes you deep into a fantastical world. It starts out a little confusing with a plot that is difficult to wrap your head around but things start to make sense shortly into it, though there are still areas of the book that are difficult to understand. The author creates a very complex world filled with dreamscapes and nightmarish creatures called ankou. It’s a fascinating world and the premise was excellent, the descriptions just needed ...more
Fiction Fool
Very, very, VERY interesting novella! The world building is so complex that I think people might have a bit of difficulty keeping up with it, but it's really worth it. I found myself grasping at the edge of comprehension sometimes due to the intellectually deep visualizations of the author's dreamworld. There is a huge metaphysical and spiritual element to it all. One that is both unusual and unique to this genre. But I found it refreshing and challenging. After finishing this book I've come to ...more
Brenda
Dreams Dark Kiss is an amazing, unique novella that made me laugh, but at the same time made me think of the experiences in my life and how they shaped me. There are parts of this story that are dark and gritty; not for the faint of heart. It almost has a feel of a horror tale, but with the action and magic of an urban fantasy. The romance is what made me smile the most, and the quirky characters. The hero is a hunky Hawaiian with an awesome sense of humor, and the heroine likes to use skillets ...more
Shawn Kupfer
If you're looking for a story that's excellently crafted and imaginative as all hell, this is the one for you. Give yourself about two chapters to get into it, and let the book really work on your psyche -- I have no doubt you'll enjoy it just as much as I did. Truly an outstanding work.
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Shirin Dubbin is often called a “chic geek,” and she likes the sound of it. Especially since she’s a closet wallflower (albeit one with a super-heroine styled alter ego). When not working in graphic design or hosting The Fantastic Forum—a celebration of comics & speculative fiction—she writes stories inspired by the art, literature, international cinema, and anime she grew up with.

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