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ALL-CONSUMING DESIRE . . .

Izel Campbell was raised to believe she is an immortal Fionn with the magical skills of persuasion. But when she travels to Scotland to visit her ancestral home, Izel discovers that she is actually the world's last living human. Forced to run for her life, Izel crosses paths with Kelvin Kerr, the Campbells' greatest foe-and the most magnificent w
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Published July 3rd 2012 by Forever Yours
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♡Karlyn P♡
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Kresley Cole IAD fans, or anyone who loves hot alpha warrior heroes!
Recommended to ♡Karlyn P♡ by: Netgalley.com

WOW, LOVED IT! This may be the BEST PNR debut book of 2012. The story grabbed me from the gitgo and never let up. What a fun, sexy hot book! I can’t wait for more of this series. It was PURE ROMANCE CANDY, and I devoured it!! If you like your PNR books HOT and have a thing for warrior highlanders, this one is for you. I haven’t been this excited for a new series in a long, long time.

The Darkest Day is a debut PNR set in a world where immortal creatures rule earth and other realms. Mortals ar
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Dee
4/5 stars

Britt Bury’s debut novel and first in the Immortal Heat series.

We are introduced to a world where humans are extinct and is now filled with many different supernatural beings such as vampires, warlocks, witches and various other creatures. I am sure that over the series Ms. Bury will acquaint us with more but this book focused mainly on two of the races, the Pookahs, who have various different inner animals but cannot shift, and the Fionns who are a magical race consisting or warriors,
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KatLynne
The Darkest Day by Britt Bury
Debut
Book #1 in the Immortal Heat Series
Read: 6/27/2012
Heat Factor: 5/5 - Passionate, Steamy Hot Love Story
My Rating: 5/5
Expected Release Date: 7/3/2012

...She was everything he craved, everything he hungered for. Her body was his personal fixation. Her skin and lips were drugs he had to taste in order to survive...

I loved this book! This is one of the best PNR debut novels I’ve read. There’s no wading in to get to the goodies! From the very beginning I was held capt
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Jill

2.5 stars

I must be growing up. Or perhaps I'm not the target audience for this book. But it was a test of endurance to get through this story.

If Ms Bury's target readership for The Darkest Day are those who enjoy reading endless sex scenes, then this will certainly be a hit. However, for readers who like more story with their sex scenes and less cheese in their dialogue, then this is going to be a tedious read.

I find books like this just too juvenile with the emphasis on sex, sex and sex. Don’t
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Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Jun 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paranorma Romance Fans
Grade: B- or 3.5 Stars (rounded to 4 stars)... Britt Bury enters the PNR scene with very promising debut! What readers will find: Original paranormal beings, snarky humor, and steamy sexy times!!! If readers like Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series or Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series then this book will most likely appeal!

The Story
A thousand years ago, Kelvin Kerr vowed to avenge his butchered and decapitated chieftain father by eliminating every last member of the Campbell Fionns. T
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Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: July 3, 2012
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Imprint: Forever Yours
Author’s Website: http://www.brittbury.com/
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, Immortal Heat
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Hot

I think a lot of readers are going to be drawing parallels between this story and Kresley Cole’s incredibly popular Immortals After Dark series… The biggest compar
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

THE DARKEST DAY is the first book of a new series called the Immortal Heat. I love warrior men with accents so I thought I would give this one a try. Here are my thoughts on it:

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK:

-The best part of this book for me is the spunky heroine, Izel Campbell. Izel was grown up to believe that she is an immortal Fionn, however when she goes to Scotland, she learns that she is actually the last living human in the world. I really enjoyed Izel’s characte
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Sandra
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: IAD and BDB fans - run, don't walk to read this
This review is also available on my blog.

HOLY COW!!! Britt Bury, you're my new favorite! HOT! HOT! HOT!

Are you ready for gushing? Here goes:

A stunning debut in the PNR genre, The Darkest Day delivers a mighty punch - I couldn't put this book down. And even though it's the first in what I hope is going to be an amazing series, it does not suffer from what many first books do - info dumping. Information trickles in as the book progresses, and fits the scenes in which it comes. Also, possible futu
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Emmy
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have to start by saying I finished this in two sittings, I was only interrupted by my need to sleep! This debut novel from Britt Bury is a very promising start and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next! It's a very easy and quick read and has everything I love reading in a paranormal romance.

We are first introduced to Izel when she gets to her grandfathers home in Scotland. Once there she finds that he is missing but she does stumble upon Kelvin. He's from a rival clan and is there t
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Katie_la_geek
Jun 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-arc, adult
4.5 stars


For this review and others visit my blog

Oh yes, Britt Bury, yes!

This is exactly what I have been looking for. I have massive love for PNR (Paranormal romance) but nothing has really captured me since the early Black Dagger Brotherhood books. Well finally something has. I just loved this book. It had everything; action, drama, humour and romance. It was just great.

Ok, so what made this book so great? I will start with the idea. I think Britt Bury is incredibly smart because she has take
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Laura the Highland Hussy
Jun 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Laura the Highland Hussy by: karlynP
Shelves: highlander-books
Read this review on Got Fiction?

A couple years ago, several friends recommended this book to me. The back of the book makes it sound like something I'd love! So I downloaded it, but before I read it, another friend told me she thought it read a lot like one of my books. That sort of turned me off, but it still sounded really good. So a couple years later, here I am.

I will say, it reads a lot more like Kresley Cole than it does Laura Hunsaker. In fact, many many reviews mention the similarities.
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Katie Michaels
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book reminded me a lot of the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole. I have somewhat mixed feelings about that. I'm a big fan of those books, and many of the things I like about them, I liked about this. But at the same time, it bothered me just a little every time I saw a parallel.

The story follows Izel, a descendant of the Campbell clan of Immortals. She has gone to visit her Grandfather, a great magician. But when she arrives at his home, he is gone. In his place is a hulking warri
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Melanie
'The Darkest Day' heralds the start of a new paranormal series 'Immortal Heat', but apart from atypical paranormalians (*cough* "Pookah" *cough*) and a unique world overrun with "immortals" where the human species is near-extinct there was nothing overly novel about this story.

There have been some very apt comparison's of this book with Kresley Cole's awesome IAD series, and I would concur that Britt Bury has most definitely been influenced by KC's brand of paranormal romance - this was a sexy s
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Lynsey A
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lynsey A by: KarLynP
This was a 3.5 to 4 star read for me. There were times where I really enjoyed reading this book and others where I just didn't care that much. It was definitely an interesting story and had some great characters. I love Ryo and I love Ram. I definitely hope we see more of them in the future.

There were hearbreaking scenes in this book. I just wish I felt more during those scenes. There were some definitely cry worthy moments but the tears just wouldn't come. However, because those scenes were the
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Tiya Rosa
Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
We had a rough start, you and I, Darkest Day. What with the TSTL episodes and the constant reminders that I am sorely missing me some Immortals After Dark, it was touch and go for a while. But once you shed those tween angst and pseudo doubts and confusion and just embraced the raunchy side of you, I believe you were worth the the enthusiasm I had when I received your ARC.

In a world full of immortals, Izel Campbell is the last full human. She had no idea she was, though, thinking she was a Fionn
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Jess
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

A heavy sigh escaped her lips as she walked behind Andrew. Nothing was simple. But by God, she would fix this. The Campbell-Kerr rivalry had gone on long enough. Yes, she wanted to find her own path, but maybe Kelvin was the salvation she was looking for. Together, they could end this feud and bring about peace. Finally the hatred could end.

And then maybe they could slide down a rainbow into a swimming pool of gumdrops.


The Darkest Day is set in a world
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rameau
This review can also be found on Blodeudd's Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell. -blog



This might be a case of mislaid expectations. I was hoping for a paranormal with romance and erotica on the side, not an erotica with romance and paranormal on the side. But that's what I got. When the main couple wasn't having sex they were thinking about sex instead of things that normal individuals think about. Like survival.

There was a lot of promise there. I like the idea of an alternative world where humans have
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Letitia
Jul 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Rating: C ... Heat: Warm

I have to be honest… At around 20% in, I almost DNF'd this one.

I initially picked it up because other reviewers were comparing it to Kresley Cole's series, Immortals After Dark. Miz Cole is my numero uno favorite PNR author. She writes it, I will read it. Period. So buzz linking this book to her, it grabbed my interest.

However, in that first 20%, the similarities were almost too much for me. Sure, there are the PNR staples: Alpha hero? Check. Ability to sniff arousal? Ch
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Emily (Book Jems)
As seen on Ed and Em's Reviews!

1.5/5 Stars

You know what phrase I'm tired of using? "This book had so much potential." Because really, there was so much potential in The Darkest Day. But there isn't much else to say about this book.

The cover is hot. Extremely sexy. And the pink writing is a great contrast to the blue background. It really drew me in. And then when I read the summary, I needed to read it. Hellllllllo pretty Scotsman and paranormal romance. I thought this was going to be REALLY go
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Sarah
3.5 Stars

The Kerr and Campbell clans have been enemies for centuries and Kelvin has vowed to rid the world of Campbells if it's the last thing he ever does. He has spent years searching for the remaining heir but when he finally finds her Izel is not what he expected. Izel doesn't even know that her family is at war with the Kerrs, she has been raised to believe that she is an immortal and has travelled to Scotland in search of her grandfather for answers to some of her questions. When her paths
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Julie Ramsey
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done
In this world Britt Bury created, things are very different. The world is full of magic, creatures and full of unknown demons, beings and everything that goes bump in the night. The one thing that is newly extinct is humans. Immortals are the norm and humans are thought to be a thing of the past. Izel, thinks she is a normal Fionn(works magic), she knows that something is about to change. She has received a letter form her grandfather. He has told her to leave all she knows and come to him. She ...more
Julia
I only made it 16% of the way through this one (thank you, Kindle, for pointless specificity). My first issue was with regards to the hero reacting to his father's death, NOT with the vow to kill the murderer. Oh no. He was going to wait for said murderer to find a wife, settle down, have children, and then our fine boy was going to kill them all. That's pretty darn premeditated and creeptastic. Skip forward to the "present", humans are extinct, our heroine, despite seeming pretty normal all aro ...more
Beckyloohoo Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ aka Mrs. Acheron Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
I received this book for review from Netgalley.

I have to say I really enjoyed this debut PNR series by Britt Bury. It's unique and funny and very sexy. Of course it's sexy, there's Scottish men in it, and you know how I like my Highlanders. Yumm.

In this book, the world is populated by all kinds of paranormal creatures. So much so that the the weaker pure-breed humans have become extinct. Everyone accepts that they have some degree of humanity still in them, but to varying degrees. Now everyone l
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LAB☺
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook
This was almost a DNF for me. I put it aside around the halfway mark and then read like 3 good books and then picked it up again. But I still had to skim through it.

This is a clone of Immortals After Dark. I thought I knew that going in but was not prepared for just how unoriginal it was. The similarites were staggering and when compared to IAD this book fell way short. (Shifter-type hero with a scottish brogue, people take vows they can't go back on, there is a witch with a weird name who sees
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Mandapanda
Jul 03, 2012 rated it did not like it
Putting it aside for a while. The heroine is a bit TSTL which is annoying and the similarity to Kresley Cole's IAD series just highlights this book's weaknesses.
Tracy
Has Some Highs and Lows
You think you've got it rough? Try being Izel Campbell, the only firstborn Campbell born female. She's the McCall, "Son" of the Battle Chief, but she's a Poet Fionn, not a Warrior like her father was before her. She's also lived her twenty-five years of life without feeling one single emotion. Ever.

She's flown a couple of thousand miles to Scotland on the vague hope her very powerful grandfather can help fix her. She found his home, which is great, but he's not there, whic
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Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
3.5 stars

From http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy....

At a Glance
I enjoyed The Darkest Day. It had a very interesting world, and I liked the dark feel but some other things just fell short.

The Good
Here's the Story...
Summoned to her ancestral home, Izel sets out to find her grandfather in Scotland. But what she finds there instead is Kelvin, the battle chief from a rival clan, who has every intention of killing her to avenge his father's death by her ancestor's hands. But before he can accomplis
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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC

Britt Bury weaves a spellbinding story in her debut novel, The Darkest Day, that I never wanted to end!

In a world of Immortals and the wilds of Scotland the Campbell Fionn and Kerr Pookah have warred for centuries. Death and vengeance reigns by those who live by the sword and magic.
Izel Campbell, an immortal Fionn, arrives in Scotland seeking answers from her grandfather; cursed since birth to never feel emotions she has lived a half-life. But once she arrives at her grandfather’s home the cur
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Mandi Schreiner
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Favorite Quote: “I do no’ need you anyhow.”

“Oh no?” She looked down his body. “That thing tenting your pants just called you a liar.”

The Darkest Day is the start of a new paranormal series I’m pretty excited about. My initial thought while reading is how it has a Kresley Cole vibe to it. I like to call it, ‘Immortals After Dark – Lite.’ Not quite as violent, not quite as witty, but the world and characters remind me of Cole. There is a ‘Court of Contention’ that happens every 400 years allowing
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Syahira Sharif
Mar 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult, romance, paranormal
There's a lot of issue in this book that far outweighs the abysmal plot it have. Just a word of warning, if you like Twilight fanfiction, maybe you will love this book. If you like Fifty Shades of Grey but hated the 'BDSM' in it, maybe this would suffice. To me, there's nothing in the world more saddening than having to read these kind of characters again and this is the moment where I would have wanted some warning with those "If you love Twilight and 50 Shades then you will love this..." label ...more
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