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Dark Rising

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Disappearing fifteen years ago after the death of her best friend Micah, Elora has returned to Devils Falls a supernatural community hidden deep in the heart of Phoenix. Someone is after her, and they know her habits. Her return to L.A brings her back in contact with Greyson Black, Micah's oldest brother. The dark, commanding, alpha Limikkin wore power like a cloak, and sh ...more
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published November 2018
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Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark Rising is the start of a new vampire series available for Kindle Unlimited readers. It has a fresh outlook on the supernatural and a mystery to solve. Our main character is Elora. She's had a messy relationship history and someone is out to catch her (In a non-romantic way). She is a vampire with a special gift. She can talk to ghosts and luckily she gets a warning before the bad guys turn up. Now Elora needs to find out who they are and what they want. She finds herself getting sucked back ...more
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm really surprised by this book...

It was more than I expected and since I went in semi-blind (lol, yeah I ve read the blurb) it still impacted me in a way I did not expect!

It had action, thrill, sexy heat, demanding alpha and feisty heroine that could hold her own...

And even though the storyline and the characters are placed into the world of fantasy evoking the vampyre myths as a background for various sorts and creatures to ma
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Aug 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
I wanted to give this a higher rating as the story had promise and the side characters were interesting. However, the writing and editing need serious help and the heroine is beyond annoying. I don't understand how an editor can miss the incorrect and overabundant use of commas and adjctives, the incomplete sentences or the repetition of words.

For example, in one paragraph on page 2 the words her and she are used 11 times.. in one paragraph! On page 6 there is an incomplete sentence: "The swords
Poorly edited

This one started out okay and really has potential, but I had a hard time with the book after a few chapters. The editing is awful. I thought it would get better after the first couple of chapters but it didn’t. At one point I was confused on who was who because the names were wrong.
I think if the book had been edited better I would have enjoyed it more.
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 STARS
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 STARS for Dark Rising

Welcome to the Paranormal World in Phoenix. A Mecca for all things supernatural. Elora left this place a long time ago to lick her wounds and separate herself from the community and friends that kept her ex fiancé’s secrets hidden and left her dejected after she discovered the truth.
Elora is a warrior.

She also thinks that the best way to live her life is in isolation. But two murders have her back in the Phoenix and at the door of Gabriel, her former fiancé. She’s not hap
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a new and interesting world of paranormal characters we have from M.A.! Elora has been gone for over 15 years. She disappeared after the death of her best friend, Micah. She returns home after being discovered and almost captured. Her return reconnects her with Micah’s oldest brother Greyson and WOW WOW WOW do the fireworks start right away. She is drawn to this alpha man like no other but is scared after thinking she almost mated to Gabriel and he cheated on her several times. Greyson and ...more
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A brand new twist on the paranormal genre. I really liked this book the author gives us a complete new view on the paranormal, I loved the idea of the Thasophilians, Limikkins and Vampyers. The author writes in a way that draws you into the story and the characters are not only interesting but pretty hot too. This book is about Elora and Greyson, Elora returns to Sanctum because her life is in dangers after years of being away. As soon as she sees her best friends brother Greyson again sparks be ...more
Kari Hansen
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elora left Sanctum 15 years ago after the death of her best friend Micah however she knows with the danger that is getting ever closer for her protection she needs to return.

Greyson was her best friend’s brother. From the moment they see each other again the chemistry between them is electric. When they work together to investigate the mysterious things that are happening they become close but will Greyson be able to show her that they belong together and that he can be trusted unlike others in
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark Rising is a new series filled with vampires, demons, angels and shifters of many kinds. This is a new author to me and I never know what to expect when you start with someone new. I can honestly say that I am so happy that I stumbled upon this one. The story itself was so intriguing I couldn't put the book down. The characters and the stories of their pasts and where they are going in the future just sucks you right in leaving you wanting more. I absolutely love El and Grey. I am so looking ...more
Zetta Bam
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such an awesome Paranormal book to read!! This is my first book of M.A and I hope there is still much more to come.
Her characters Gabriel and Elora are stubborn and at the same time they are just trying to make sense of their feelings for one another.
This book is Hot and Steamy in all the right ways! There is suspense, Love, Anger and so much more throughout the book and it just makes it so much easier to get caught in the middle of all of it!
I love the way this author writes and build
Lisa Lopez
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first time reading MAG and OMG it won't be my last! I loved it from start to finish. While being introduce to this new world you meet Greyson and Elora, who are hot, sexy, funny and try to fight their destiny to each other. The other family members and friends are awesome too and I can't wait to read more about them! This is not a cliff-hanger book but there will be more books in this series so you get excited to see who will be next to learn more about. I highly recommend this book. ...more
Linda Levine
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great read. Elora's return to town stirs up a lot of feelings for Greyson. He is determined to keep her around this time around. He will keep her safe from the danger that surrounds her.

It is a well written book. I very much enjoyed the story and the characters. There is a real connection between Elora and Greyson. I loved how protective her was of her and his determination to keep his mate. The action and romance is balanced well and it keeps the story fast paced.

I am voluntarily revi
Sandra Loves Reading
Brilliant read, I absolutely loved it!
Elora's a badass warrior. Totally capable. With loads of mad skills and talents, which we find out as the story goes on. But she had a problem with a man. A cheating man. A man who broke her heart.
Years later she has to return to Devils Falls, the place she left behind and never wanted to return to.
When shock upon shock is what greets her, she goes seeking answers. And turns to the man who didn't like her, for help. And then the plot thickens!!!
Great charac
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
I enjoyed reading Dark Rising. The world building was very interesting, and I really loved the two main characters and their personalities. The love scenes are highly erotic and emotional which are my favorite kind. If you enjoy dark paranormal erotic romance, then you do not want to miss Dark Rising by M.A. Gonzales!
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Jennifer Soppe
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
A suspenseful paranormal romance tale

Elora, a retired warrior, and Greyson, a club owner, have a rocky past and are forced to interact on a new threat. As the story progresses new information comes to light, the past hurts the present, and only if the truth comes out will they be able to move forward. Maria Gonzales has woven a suspenseful paranormal romance tale with plenty of room to grow. I can honestly say that there were some pretty nice plot twists that I didn’t see coming and left me want
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
DNF, I couldn't feel any emotional between the characters just a sexual one. Which is fine, but I was hoping for something more than erotica given the fantastic premise.


I also didn't like the main characters indecision to have sex with him without having a good reason. Like girl you're horny he's horny get some. I also didn't like how the author kept hinting at how she's this bad ass warrior yet I didn't really see any examples of her being one and I read up to 61% of the book lol...
Rachel H
Dec 12, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF - The spelling mistakes were too much

I did not finish this book because the spelling mistakes were more than I could tolerate, and the main character was very annoying. She was cheated on by her ex, so she has some major trust issues but she’s just way too bitter about it. She bring it up over and over again.
This book needs major editing. There are letters missing from words, like all instead of call. And letters added to words like her instead of he, or he instead of she. It made the book
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For me it started a little slow, but it soon picked up and I found it hard to put it down. The main characters were great and I felt I could connect with them. I found the sexy scenes very sexy and left me wanting more. The storyline itself pulled me in and I felt like I was apart of the story so a great read. I will be looking forward to the second in the series. I would definitely recommend this book to my book world friends. Thank you M.A.Gonzales
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was absolutely enthralled reading this first installment of the Dark Tide Chronicles! Getting to know Greyson and Elora individually kept me completely entertained, and as the story went along, I was more and more hooked on their interactions with each other. Incredibly hot and sexy, with a whole lot of feels mixed in, to boot. It ended with a happily ever after for Grey and El, but it was definitely a cliffhanger. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next.
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a captivating read I quickly got pulled into and didn't want to come out of. Elora had me smh several times. Both Grey and Elora were gun shy due to past experiences, but the draw to be together was too much to deny. I greatly enjoyed my time spent in this fantasy plane the author created. Danger is not over as the past comes back with a vengeance as the end of the story eludes to. More dark adventures to come. ...more
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed the storyline here although the female lead really needs to learn to trust what her other half says rather than judging him based on her ex. The premise of the book was really interesting and the world building wasn't too in your face info-dumping. This could really develop into a fantastic series if it keeps going the same way. ...more
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark rising is great start to a new series.

Elora is a Thasophilian. A vampire to you and me. She left her home 15 years ago after the death of her best friend, but now someone wants her dead. She returns home and reconnects with Greyson, her best friends brother.
The chemistry between Elora & Grey is off the charts and makes for a great read.
Theresa Wesley
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a really good start to a new series. Once I started reading i couldn't stop. Elora is called back into a life she thought she left behind. When two Necros are sent after her she must go back and face her past. Nothing is as she thought it was. This book is full of different paranormal breeds. I loved the story and can't wait for the next installment ...more
Christa Livingstone
A really interesting story, great characters and super sexy. Elora is a strong woman but has met her match with Greyson. He is very alpha, sexy and what she has always wanted. The unexpected happens and will leave you biting your nails waiting for the next book!
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark Rising is a fantastic read that sucks you in from the beginning, its got humour, suspense, and some pretty steamy moments, and amazing characters.
Its new a different twist on paranormal, and I absolutely adore it.
I highly recommend Dark Rising, and cannot wait for the next one.
Lynn Stifle
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dark Rising was a fantastic read with a great storyline, amazing characters, and kept me completely enthralled. It had everything that I love in a great story, action, suspense, love, and lots of steamy romance. I highly recommend this book. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
Janice Hite
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I really enjoyed this book. Wonderful storyline. Well written.. The book closed so well that you never got bored as a matter of fact you hate to see it end. You will not regret reading this one.
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great story!

Not your normal paranormal! I really enjoyed the different take on this paranormal romance. It was packed with suspense and lustful scenes. I cannot wait for the next book!
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