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Darkness Rising: A Limited Edition Fantasy and Urban Fantasy Collection

(Fated Mates #1 - Earth & Soul)

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Few can survive the rising dark.

Join unimaginable paranormal creatures in epic battles or enjoy a heart-stopping romance that will take your breath away.

In this collection of paranormal romance and fantasy novels, witches, wolves, demons, and demigods haunt the pages as they fight against the pull of darkness.
But will they succeed?

Fans of Ilona Andrews and Deborah H
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Published April 14th 2020 by Carter & Bradley Publishing

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Tempi Lark
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My book "The Kiss of Dawn" (about a sexy, Russian guardian) will be included in the Darkness Rising boxset!!!😲😲😲😲
The Darkness is coming April 14th!!!!
Are. You. Ready?
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Vampires—

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—Werewolves—

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—and dragons, oh my!!!!

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Where will you be when the Darkness Rises?
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Amy S. Ryan-Day
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love Bite by Tiffany Ransier

I absolutely loved this book! I started it one night and actually finished it before I put it down again ~ it was that interesting and engaging. I love paranormal romances, but this one is a little different from all of the others, in a great way! I can’t wait to read more of this story as there just has to be more, after that ending, which left me wanting more! This was my first book I’ve read of Tiffany Ransier’s and I’m glad I’ve found another really great author t
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal
Sound by Maya Daniels

Sound is part of the Darkness Rising anthology and, as such, has only part of the story. This is a travesty, I tell you, because I need the rest of it right now! This is the bare bones of the story which leaves me wanting oh so much more.

Melody is in a bit of a pickle and Ethan 😉 is just the vampire to save her. Throw in two friends, two brothers, a wicked witch, and a fish-breathed cat, and you have all the components of this story.

This was a great read but I would definite
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J.J. King
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this boxset! The first book, written by Becca Blake, is an edgy dark fantasy... which I love!!! It's worth buying for that book alone but there's so much more for only 99 cents! ...more
Cynthia Null
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love Bites ------- Absolutely loved the forbidden love portrayed in this story. The fact that it's got supernatural beings makes it even better. And the fact that they have to run for their lives while having a forbidden romance makes it the best. So ready to see how this turns out! ...more
Stacy Curtice
My review is for Love Bite by Tiffany Ransier.

I love paranormal romance and love that this also has the forbidden element included. This book is very well written and so interesting. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading.
Lail
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This review is solely on Becca Blake’s Blood King novella. Review of the other box set stories to come later as read.
Nero and Neryssa are twins and at the age of 10 their life is shattered by seeing the execution of their parents and narrowly missing being executed along side them. The twins were shunned and treated unkindly and after their maturity the orphanage tossed them out in the street. Bitter and unable to obtain work Nero is now being hunted by the authorities for stealing from a docke
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Paula Lloyd
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love Bite by Tiffany Rasnier is phenomenal! I can’t wait to read the ready, but this story was so good. Once I started I couldn’t put it down, I had to finish it and now I have to wait for more, but all good things come to those who wait, right.
Isabel Debono
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love bite by Tiffany Ransier

I don't normally read PNR but decided to give this one a try.
This book was very engaging and left me wanting more.
Bit of a twist on the traditional PNR books i have read.
Cant wait to see what is in store for Stelian and Kova
Well done
I received an ARC but am voluntarily leaving a review
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Jeanne Richardson
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Earth & Soul is the 4th book I've read written by Zoey Indiana; it’s part of the Darkness Rising Collection. She has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
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Raveen Vann
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolutely fantastic collection of amazing books by some very talented authors. I have read a couple books so far and couldn't get enough. One book I read is Love Bite by Tiffany Ransier. This story was really great and one I enjoyed from the start to the very end. Really, really liked the characters quite a bit and cant wait for more by this author. The next book I read is Medusa by JJ King. I enjoy this authors books so much and this one is at the top for me. Absolutely love the tak ...more
Crystal Nelson
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This review is for Tempi Lark's The Kiss of Dawn. It is absolutely fantastic and I want MORE! The characters suck you into the story. I need to know more about this world. ...more
Laiba Malik
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an arc in exchange of an honest review of Love Bite (Anthology Piece) by the talented Tiffany Ransier.

One of the best paranormal forbidden love story I've read so far. Sweet, funny and entertaining this book has it all to keep you entertained till the end.♡♡
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Maria Vela
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Kiss Of Dawn.. by Tempi Lark
Omg.. I was completely blown away by it and I kept swiping for more of this story. It had everything and I loved every word, beautifully written.
Judi Soderberg
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Carly Marino
I bought this book to read the one story by a favorite author of mine, Carly Marino. And she did such a beautiful job. Her book, Ocean Shadows, included in this boxset, was indeed an engaging story.

Cas, having seen his people, the Dwellers, banished to the depths of the sea where no light, no sun, was able to reach, wanted nothing more than to bring his people from the darkness into the light. If that meant, in turn, banishing the Merfolk to those same depths, so be it. Retribution, revenge, wo
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Karen Hrdlicka
I thoroughly enjoyed CA King's short story in this collection, Shattered Reality. The story is a modern retelling of Medusa and Perseus, with Ms. King's unique spin. Control is the focus on Mudesa's world, since she lost control of things as a young girl. The death of her parent's forces her to return home and stay to fulfill the terms of their will. Along the way her life spins out of her control and her past reaches out to her, reflecting the truth. Through her journey she encounters her past, ...more
Barbara Russell
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
** This review is for Ocean Shadow by Carly Marino **
Five amazing stars for this awesome fantasy novel with mermaids, selkies, and everything in between.
Caspian is the king of the Dwellers, sea creatures who were banished by the Merfolk to live in the depth of the ocean without sun. His priority is to save his people from their awful condition. He should hate the Merfolk, but when he meets Princess Vileia, what he thought he knew about Merfolk starts to change.
I love the world building. It’s a f
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Valerie Roberson
Any Witch Way You Can by Rachel Rawlings This was great! The mystery, surprises, the thrill of the storyline all made for an exciting read. The characters are awesome, fit together perfectly. The storyline is a great YA, but the older crowd will enjoy it just as much. It held your attention so much, that I read it in one sitting. You could feel the emotions of each character and it was very easy to picture the scenes in your head.
I really enjoyed this book and it was left that there could be m
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Breen
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Love Bite was like a guilty pleasure. I’m gonna be honest and confess that paranormal stories are so my thing. Every time I read a paranormal book I feel like 10 years back when I started reading books. Yes, Love Bite was like nothing I expected. Paranormal plus a forbidden love made this story fantastic! A mix of survival, running for your life plus a forbidden romance!! A page-turner phenomenal story guaranteed!! Once I started reading stoping was impossible until I read the very last page. I ...more
Evelyn Dotson
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sound by Maya Daniels

Melody, Viola and Harmony play music together…but, it is not ordinary music! At one place they played everyone ended up as dried husks. Melody just knows something is off about their music and them~ Etienne, Lucian and Moel are Royalty in the vampire world. Their father died and someone made it look as if they killed him. They take refuge in the United States and keep killing the assassins sent after them. Etienne meets Melody in a club one night and he is smitten. He keeps
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Jess
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I am so excited not only to be part of this incredible anthology, but to be a reader for all of the other AMAZING and talented authors that have books in this box set. Across the entire set, characters are exciting, flawed, lovable, and thrilling. There is something here for everyone, and I hope that readers of the anthology enjoy it as much as each author had while writing it!
Deb O
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
AWESOME READ!!! I liked it. The characters were well rounded with a good story line. Real page turner! I absolutely loved it. This book is amazing. I would suggest this to anyone looking for a great romance and love for reading!!! I can't wait to read more!!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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D. Jensen
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
**Review of Whitechapel, contributed by Jess Reece.**

Whitechapel is an alternate historical fantasy that blends with true crime and Greek mythology.

The Greek Furies, the titular daughters of Nyx, are changed with the protection of mankind and with the dispatch of justice. In Whitechapel, they find themselves in Victorian London, in pursuit of one of histories most notorious and disputed serial killers. Enjoy the mystery and intrigue - and some sister chemistry humor - as Alekto, Megaera, and Tis
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Crystal
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
** This review is for Whitechapel by Jess Reece.
I received an ARC of this story and this is my honest and voluntary review. OK, here’s the thing, I’d seen the teasers for this story as part of the Darkness Rising box set and was intrigued. Y’all, I begged for this story. I mean we’ve got the Furies hunting down Jack the Ripper. It hits my Greek mythology, history loving heart.
Ms. Reece did an enormous amount of research for this story. From all of the officers and surgeons involved, to the hist
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Scarlett Kol
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Not only did I get to contribute to this amazing set I also had the opportunity to read so many amazing books in here! Everything from steamy to spooky and by amazing authors!
Rachel
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
There is a new anthology that I have had my eye one, I have already preordered Darkness Rising. It's filled with twenty-four fantasy and urban fantasy short stories. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Any Witch Way You Can by Rachel Rawlings, which is one of the stories featured in the box set.

Any Witch Way You Can is a fun short story that centers on Ellie a witch with very little skill and a bad attitude but when her foster sister is discovered missing there is nothing she wouldn't do to save
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Mike Guzman
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This review is for the story within “Whitechapel” read it in a solo release. It’s awesome. Mix of Greek Myth and Victorian Mystery
STEPHANIE
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Whitechapel by Jess Reece!

I love this story! In the world of Marvel and DC comics where the heros are dominated by men, this book introduces all the female power you could ever want. It dives deep into the murders committed by the infamous Jack the Ripper and how he is caught using some mysterious, yet clever ways by our heroines. This book delivers on greek mythology, suspense, thrills, and supernatural powers that are beyond perfect for our imagination. I love everything about this story. The
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Denise
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The book I read was Sound..Written by Maya Daniels.
I found Sound very exciting...
I loved the story line and how 3 Vampire Brothers deal with certain situations. In the story Sound you will read about a sound that has a way to entrance the Vampire Brothers when they hear the melody played by a young lady playing a violin. There is a Witch in the story and she has an evil plot to happen to very talented young musicians.
I can't wait to read what happens next.
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Lattes_n_literature
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic box set!


I love anthologies! There’s a little something for everyone. Plus it’s a great way to be introduced to new writers.

My review is for Sound by Maya Daniels. Holy Moly Maya, you have blown me away again! What an incredible and unique storyline. I was instantly captivated from the start and was left wanting more. I felt the characters were well developed and the writing was flawless. This was a fun read and I’m excited to see where this takes us.

Maya Daniels always delivers a fan
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