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Into the Darkness

(Dark Realm #1)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  495 Ratings  ·  41 Reviews
After arriving in New Orleans-escaping from a tragic past-the virginal beauty falls victim to a series of strange, unearthly attacks. And for the first time in her life, she aches with sexual desire. Now Natalie is confused, frightened, out of control-desperately struggling to understand a world that is transforming around her. But soon she will be powerful and magnificent ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 27th 2007 by Avon Red
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Apr 18, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: vampires
I can't even express the words for this book. I just did not like it, I rolled my eyes, said a few"pffts'. It was sex wrapped in sex, smothered in sex and then the author decided to add a vampiric story line. Don't get me wrong the concept was good, but the girl on girl scenes grinded my gears, if they threw the men together I would have been naked faster than you can say "huh".

I hated Natalie and just wanted all the pigeons to pick at her face,then a solid thump to the concrete floor might have
Aug 07, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampire
I was dissapointed in this book. I didn't think she developed the romance between Rene and Natalie at all. It was more a hit and miss. Then the vamp bloodlust and infidility -just sorta wasn't what I care for-I rather read - the mating book were they are over the top crazy for each other-not could just settle for any warm body.
Jan 16, 2009 rated it liked it
Can't say too much about this one - it just didn't do it for me. I read the first couple of chapters and then skipped around to the end. Lots of sex but I never connected with the characters. If I had to describe it in one word, it would be 'murky'. Not my cup of tea.
Feb 02, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica
This was not my favorite Delilah Devlin book. I just didn't connect with the characters. I really like her Ellora's Cave stories better.
Mar 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
No... just no... I don't even know where to start or stop with this book. It was just terrible! I'm not usually harsh in my reviews but this was so bad!!!! the dialog was awful and nothing made sense.

If you're looking for a book that has no story line and is full of vampire sex this is the perfect book for you.

one good thing about this book is that it made me laugh.... a lot! I don't think it was intentional, the dialog is so bad! I just can't...
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am actually quite shocked that I liked this. Don't get me wrong; I am by no means shy when it comes to adult content in my (adult) fiction. I already knew what I was in for when I picked up the book, or at least I THOUGHT I did. I just didn't expect to like the world building, the characters and the plot, SO darn much.

Normally, I would be a bit more annoyed with the oversexed interplay between characters, the partner swapping, and the soap opera-ish hidden motivations. But it WORKED for me in
May 17, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book had the potential to become a great novel but we're left wondering "what's going on?". Devlin focused most of her writing ability toward writing sex scenes rather then uncovering her ability to tell a really great story. The sex scene were hot and plentiful (perhaps a bit to much). The going on in the Vampire world were never fully disclosed leaving readers confused, frustrated and wondering why and how to actions that occurred through out the novel. In the end I wanted/craved for the ...more
Devlin doesn’t really delve into the mythology surrounding her series vampires. It’s unclear whether or not her story is set in an alternate real-world universe, or if vampires are considered science fiction. Rene is a human, but he knows that his police partner, Chessa, is a vampire – he says it very matter-of-factly, which lead me to think that vampires are just a given in the world Devlin has created.

This is the first book in Devlin’s ‘Dark Realm’ series (currently with six books). I don’t re
Jan 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Summary: Natalie has returned to New Orleans after her adoptive parents and best friend were all murdered. She knows that the killer is after her also, and she is getting tired of looking over her shoulder.

Suddenly, she becomes the target for strange phenomenon occurring within her body and around the city, and it is Detective Rene Broussard who comes to her rescue. Rene’s partner Chessa is a vampire, and Chessa recognizes signs of vampire transition in Natalie. In an effort to protect her durin
Jul 08, 2010 rated it it was ok
I'm halfway through the book and I can't say that I'm going to finish it (which is rare for me).

All of the sex is detailed BUT instead of being hot, it comes across as generic and boring because of its prevalence. It's the same thing over and over and over and over. I'm over it. The entire plot is sex for sex's sake. Seriously, they have sex - two pages worth of apologies, silent treatment, and angry stares - then they're doin' it again! While sex scenes are great and often show character relat
Feb 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
Where do I even start with this book? I can honestly say that I wanted to like it. The idea of natural "Born" vampires and made ones "Revenants" was intriguing but beyond that it seems like the author's main purpose was trying to figure out how many sex scenes could be woven throughout the book - multiple partners, F/F, M/F/F. There is a background mystery going on, brutal murders that happened over a space of 40 years, but not enough attention was paid to that in my opinion. Since this appears ...more
Carmen G
Want something hot & steamy? Then this is it *lol* I've read like 4 chapters and already there have been 2 extremely hot matings (word used in the book, seriously!) whaha. It's more like a porn version of a vampire book than anything else.
Oh well, it was a bargain so... I might read a chapter now and then, but this is not really my thing, there is just a bit too much sex ^^

So I finished this book a few days ago. I must say, besides all the sex there is an actual story to it. Of cours
Jun 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, mf, contemp
This was a re-read for me and I liked it as much this time as I did the first time. The book is full of action, hot steamy sex and tells a great story. It is edgy and kept me turning the pages until I finished the book. The vampires in this book are open with having sex with others which is part of their nature and part of their feeding ritual. The same type of theme tends to run through several other vampire books. Ms Devlin handles this very well and provides good reasons for it. Now I am goin ...more
Feb 16, 2012 rated it did not like it
Wow, this book was really terrible.

It reads like a bad vampire porno movie. Virgin girl suddenly goes into heat, becomes crazy nympho vampire! Wakes up naked with a chained cop and of course, has to take advantage of him.

When the cop tells her to stop, as he was raped, she actually replies to him that he got off so it may have STARTED out at rape, but he enjoyed it.

Really? REALLY?

No thanks.
Dec 09, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, romance
This is the story of a man and a woman, a woman who happens to be a emerging vampire. They're very attracted and because he succumbs to his temptation he finds himself locked in with her, she could kill him if she succumbs to her instincts. What follows is sex, in a variety of combinations while she gets used to her new world.

It's basically smut with a loose plot. Fun but nothing exceptional.
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
I read this book a few years ago. I bought it when Borders was going out of business. The book is one giant sex scene. I actually THREW this book away when I finished it. I have never done that before.
Jan 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
Here I was expecting a light fluffy vamp romance novel! LOL!!

I must say I'm suprised that the storyline is good considering how much sex the character's seem to be having!! haha!

All in all I enjoyed it - a light, steamy read!
Nov 23, 2009 rated it did not like it
Well, this book was terrible imo. Now I don't mind sex in a book, but when it's every other page it overshadows the story. When it doesn't have much of one to begin with that makes it even worse. I feel like I just read a 300 page porno. I definitly wasn't feeling any real love in this book. UGh..
Oct 17, 2009 rated it it was ok
I guess it was good....there was so much sex it detracted from the story a bit, even though it was an integral part of the plot. No editorial errors. I liked Rene and his accent a lot. Interesting ending. I will be reading the next in this series.
May 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
The book is pretty much straight smut, not much happens and really without the sex the book would have been 50 pages tops.

If you want a smut book that is a bit silly then you may enjoy this. If you are looking for romance continue on.

Vampire Aireanna Hlywka
May 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I actually loved this book. i had bought it not realizing what it was but when i started reading it i was hooked. I enjoyed the romance and the twist on Vampires.
Apr 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: Delilah Devlin
Talk about hot, its so hot you'll be steaming. Erotica full of vampire vixens, suspense and some light bondage. I loved it and will definitely reread this book many times.
May 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance-vo
2,5 étoiles.
Beaucoup de longueurs, trop même.
A part des scènes de sexe les unes après les autres, l'histoire n'avance pas du tout.
On est au même point à la fin.
Jun 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
i love this book very much.
Apr 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
An ok read. Nothing special. Not much of a plot.
Jan 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Take this for what it is - porn without plot. If you let go of literary expectations it's fun and oh so hot.
Nov 07, 2009 rated it it was ok
I love erotic romance, but I just wasn't feeling the characters.
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal, erotic
Theoretically, this story of a vampire romance, but it was too much sex and a little happening for me.
Jun 06, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2009, erotica, vampire
Sex, Sex, Sex and rather silly dialog. Oh well, it was a quick read.
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