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(Dark Ink Chronicles #5)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  475 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Utterly destroyed, or lost forever?

This is the question that plagues Riley Poe. After her vampire lover, Eli Dupre, was seemingly murdered by a fallen angel, she receives word that he's actually trapped in an alternate dimension, where hell on earth is revealed and dark forces reign. Riley’s been there before, and it nearly ripped her to pieces.

But her efforts to find Eli
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Signet
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
My Thoughts:

✜ Wow...this book was totally engrossing and I just love that! I was so into reading that literally hours would pass in no time at all.

✜ The blurb definitely has spoilers but if you read the last book, you know what's going on with Eli...sorta.


✜ Things are rough for Riley and it's hard to read but I love all that emotional drama!

✜ I was really happy that the book got back on track after a somewhat left turn with book three, Eventide.

✜ There were a few minor glitches which I can i
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved this book, best so far by far. I love Eli and Riley so much. I can sleep peacefully now.

UPDATE: I LOVE THE COVER!!!! In my opinion its much better than the Black Fallen cover. :)
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I won this book from a Facebook competition, and I'm so glad I took the chance to enter. I love this series by Elle and this last book had me tied up in knots. I laughed, I cried, I was an emotional wreck from page one to the very end.
Riley is a one of a kind character, and her world is epic. The characters around her are complex and interesting. The story arc for Darklove and the series had me hooked until the very end. Once I started, I couldn't put the book down until I had finished.
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
I read this in two hours and I was so disappointed. Everything has turned into a shortcut. I feel gypped. When Riley goes to the alterna-Hell, I had to re-read it. It took like 5 minutes. What the hell? The whole book is abbreviated with a new set of supporting characters, sort of. It's a race to get to Eli, but there is nothing that endears me to Riley anymore. From Book 3 or so, she does what she wants without thinking about other people - I hate that character trait. It's entirely selfish whe ...more
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it

With the promise of a darker, gritty story with an almost hopeless desperation to save her lover, I thought this story was set up to be a real page turner so I picked it up with great anticipation. And I was not disappointed. This one cruised along quickly and near the end it was a real page-turner.

This was the fifth and final book in the series. I was not aware of that when I chose the book. In fact when I first snagged it, I didn't pay attention to the fact that it was part of a series. And so
Cassie's Lost Fallen Angel of the Reading Stars
There are no words... Other than this. If this WAS the ending? It was perfect. The perfect ending, and well deserved after a long fight. For friends, for family, for life, and for love.
This will be a series I will read MANY times over.
Nov 15, 2012 marked it as to-read
Expected publication: December 3rd 2013 by Signet (first published August 6th 2013)
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Dark Faerie Tales
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Quick & Dirty: Riley is lost without Eli. Then she discovers that he may not be dead. Nothing will stop her from finding the man she loves…

Opening Sentence: It’s cold here.

The Review:

Let me start off by saying I have not read the previous books in this series. The first book has been on my to-read list for a long time, but I just haven’t gotten around to reading it. That being said, I had no problems following what was going on in this fifth and final inst
Debbie Lester
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There have been reports that Darklove will be the last book in the Dark Ink Chronicles series by Elle Jasper, but that is only speculation due to the ending of this installment. Jasper ties up a lot of loose ends with Darklove, but also shows the possibility of new avenues to take the series, so readers will just have to read this one and wait to see if others follow. Jasper's knack for writing about the paranormal is showcased against Riley Poe's heartbreak at loosing her vampire lover Eli. The ...more
Deelylah Mullin
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
I jumped into the Dark Ink Chronicles a little late. I started with book #3. It’s OK though. I got to know and love our kick-ass, sassy heroine, Riley Poe and her hunka-hunka burnin’ love, Eligius Dupre. And then, in book #4, I watched everything fall apart. Book #5 of the Dark Ink Chronicles, Darklove is a fantastic book. With emotions high, Riley and Noah set out to rid Inverness, Scotland of a pesky rogue vampire problem only to find themselves neatly primed to vanquish a new paranormal being ...more
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 18+
I highly recommend that you start this series from the beginning. A lot will be lost in translation if you don't.

In Book 5, Darklove, we get to see an emotional train wreck named Riley Poe. Her vampire fiance is presumed dead but then is discovered to possibly be trapped in an alternate realm. Her main mission, with Worldwide Unexplained Phenomena (WUP) partner Noah, takes them to Inverness. There is a rogue vampire that is indiscriminately killing humans out in the open that must be disposed of
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Darklove, Dark Ink Chronicles #5, by Elle Jasper
Grade: B+

“Why does everyone love you so much Riley? Have you bewitched every male around you?”

Riley Poe saw her fiance killed right in front of her but Riley knows things are not what they appear to be. Determined to find her fiance Eli she dives deeper into the underworld of Inverness, Scotland where she finds many new surprises. Fighting new forces also means facing new powers and Riley must fight to keep her sanity if she has any hope of findin
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, faves
All of the Dark Ink Chronicles were absolutely amazing, these books sucked me in so fast! I was randonly searching for great new paranormal romance books and i found the first book Afterlight i think. Anyways i zipped thru these books and then coudnt wait for this last book to come out 'Darklove.' Riley Poe is my favorite sexy ass kicking heroine. She's hot, smart, rather unaware of how sexy she is, which makes her sexier, and has a heart of gold. She is kind of thrown into this mix of vampires ...more
Elyse Cabrera
Jul 03, 2014 rated it liked it
What I enjoyed most about this series was that Riley Poe was this chick who was a tattoo artist, who lived in new orleans, who had crazy/awesome tatts on her body as well. And what really put the icing on the cake was the kind of music she liked listening to while she used to kickbox/workout before she became a super human. I believe it was the first book that she mentioned listening to 30 seconds to mars while working out and I LOVE that band.

Now with that being said I kept reading the series b
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-on-2014
Ok. It should be a 5 star. This is the final book right? Anyway, Riley just keeps surprising us. Even her lack of common sense makes sense. "Don't go alone Riley." What does she do? Goes out alone. :/ "Stick close to Miles" then she goes, "I need to be alone, Alone!" Ugh! We know it's because (view spoiler) but come on! Sheesh. So you can imagine that 1st part of this book is torture for me but a necessity to ma ...more
Katy Robbins
I've read this series about three times now and I've had a different thought each time. I first read them last summer and I loved them, I thought the characters were great and the storyline was interesting. The second time, the characters lost some of their appeal, mostly Riley, and the story line was less interesting. The last time I read them, which was recent, I abhorred Riley for the majority of of the series and thought she was a tad ridiculous. I loved the side characters more than the mai ...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Riley Poe's love Eligius "Eli" Dupre is lost to her since Edinburgh. She's become a shell of who she used to be harder and colder without him. Jake Andorra founder of Worldwide Unexplained Phenomena (WUP) has assigned Noah Miles and Riley to cover the rogue vampires over running Inverness. Riley's unusual ability to dream keeps her seeing her love and another woman together. When Riley comes face to face with Eli, she's stunned to see him kissing another woman. Riley has jealousy ripping thru he ...more
As much as I wanted to read this book for the resolution of the story, there were several major issues with the writing that caused me to give it three stars.

The present tense was especially irritating to me, but I could've overlooked it if it weren't for the wildly swinging between sometimes giving too much detail and sometimes leaving me flat confused with too little. Several times, I went back to reread a few pages trying to find something I though I'd skipped over. Also, several major plot
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I love this series...what else can I say...just this this is awesome and gut wrenching and you'll love Riley and Eli and all of the wonderful characters.
As is typical of Ms. Jasper's stories this one will have you on the edge of your seat...glued to your chair.
Noah is sooooo wonderful, strong and loyal...I really fell in love with him in this story.
You can just feel the love Riley has for Eli; it makes you feel like they are real and not just characters on a p
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well what a way to finish the series!
This book, just like the rest of the Dark Ink Chronicles, has it all. Action, funny moments, moments you want to hurt certain characters, times you want join Riley on her emotional journey but most of all you want to be part of the ever expanding friends and family.
It was great to see the introduction of new characters that fitted in well with the ongoing saving Eli storyline. Riley was her normal kick ass self throughout and that just makes you love the sto
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this series. The main characters were well thought out and had depth I could almost feel. I love a story with a tough heroine and this series didn't disappoint. While I love me some good erotica, I have to say the love/sex scenes in the series are some of the best I've ever read. The depth of feeling between Riley and Eligias was phenomenal and actually very breathtaking. Thank you Elle Jasper for a great series.
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm confused, since we got our happy ending and all bad guys were vanquished, does this mean it's the end of the series?

I did like the story, however I found it more laid back than the rest of the novels in the series. I'm also sad she married Eli, I'm glad he is alive but I liked it so much better when she had all the guys wanting her. It kept Eli on his toes.
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG. such an amazing Seri s. I wish it didn't end. maybe...... she will write a little more....Lol. I enjoyed this series very much. the ending was great I thought one thing and it didn't go that way ! Amazing books. On my must read list for sure! one of my favorite series
Kathleen Bruce
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampires
I was surprised but this was actually pretty damn good and clawed back my kinda of dissapointedness from the last book. I think it ended off the series nicely.I also liked Rhine, he was pretty cool but I kind of wish they would address a kind of important thing, like who and what his dad is!
Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
This book is written as the ending of a series, I missed two highly anticipated conversations that where just skipped/forgotten. Low on Ri/Eli scenes.

Full review will come closer to release date.
*received review copy from publisher
I am absolutely in love with this series Riley Poe is an amazing character. Her only flaw is her one tracked mind that is like tunnel vision. I love how Eli compliments her and how loyal they are together. I can't wait to see future installments and see what happens.
Diane Dannenfeldt
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 300-400_pgs, m-f, pnr
I am sadden with the way the book was written as if it is the end of the series, if that is the case, I will truely miss Riley & Eli. I did enjoy this book as I have all the rest I will not get into detail as I do not want to spoil the read for anyone who has not read this one yet.
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book did not disappoint. Hope she will write other books about the other characters especially Rhine and Seth. And we cannot forget Noah, Vic, and the last single Dupre Phin.
Had a hard time getting through this one, kind of forgettable. I might try reading again if I can start this series from the beginning.
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Elle Jasper spent her youth buried in the pages of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Stephen King. Growing up on the salt marshes of Savannah, Georgia, she was always fascinated by the city’s ancient cobblestones, eerie church spires and Gothic Revival architect—as well as the dark, not-so-publicized side of Savannah, both steeped in tumultuous history. After an education at Armstron ...more

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