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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 Harkness will devour this soul-scorching collection of 24 novels from today’s USA Today bestsellers and talented new authors!

Scroll up and one click to secure your copy of this limited edition collection!

Featuring stories from:
Becca Blake
USA Today Bestseller Koko Brown
USA Today Bestseller S.C. Stokes
Jennifer Ann Schlag
JJ King
Award Winning Author Maya Daniels
Jess Reece
Rachel Rawlings
Emmy Gatrell
Jayelle Morgan
Cayce Poponea
Zoey Indiana
Tiffany Ransier
Carly Marino
Mimi Milan
Dylan Quinn
Rosie Wylor-Owen
C.A. King
Shannon McRoberts
Emily Cyr
Scarlett Kol
James Ransier

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First published April 14, 2020

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45 reviews1 follower
March 27, 2020
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 to follow.
**I received an ARC of this book and am VOLUNTARILY leaving my review**
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3,390 reviews91 followers
January 21, 2023
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 definitely recommend you read Last Note first, just to get you up to date with what is going on in here. Fantastic as part of the box set but I really can't wait for the full novel to be released. Absolutely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Author 39 books237 followers
April 15, 2020
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!
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17 reviews
April 8, 2020
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!
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213 reviews1 follower
March 24, 2020
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.
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271 reviews21 followers
May 23, 2020
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 docked ship that he now knows belongs to the Royal family, the very same who executed his parents for treason. Running from authorities Nero stumbles across a man with fangs and blood on his mouth holding a lifeless body. Nero tries to run away but the stranger is too quick and he finds himself at yet another life altering space in time with the choice of either joining the Blood King in a vampire city or death. This well written dark fantasy storyline is fast paced with good world building and character development which includes vampires, slaves, angst, danger, survival, and ultimate betrayals. The Blood King is a prequel novella to the author’s Reign of Blood dark fantasy series. This is the first I’ve read of this authors work and I plan to read the next book in the series.
Happy Reading♥️
Publish Note: “Blood King is a fast-paced prequel novella to Becca Blake’s Reign of Blood dark fantasy series, and is available for a limited time EXCLUSIVELY in the Darkness Rising collection.”
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191 reviews1 follower
May 16, 2020
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.
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658 reviews7 followers
April 8, 2020
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
8,176 reviews93 followers
March 25, 2020
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.
1,641 reviews4 followers
April 15, 2020
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 take this author did on the story of Medusa and just couldn't put it down. She has to figure out how to save her sister and willing to do whatever it takes.
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342 reviews1 follower
March 25, 2020
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.
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236 reviews
April 15, 2020
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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112 reviews2 followers
March 22, 2020
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.
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283 reviews6 followers
April 14, 2020
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, would taste sweet indeed, at this point in his life.

Then he meets the princess of the Merfolk, Vileia, and things begin to change. It is this change that brings about the entire story of the Dwellers versus the Merfolk and what they need to do to save all the peoples of the ocean.

I'm not going to give away the entire story. That would be very unfair and would ruin it for those who have yet to read it. And I do want everyone to read this incredible story. Carly created a beautiful world, one that sparks the imagination as to what does dwell below the surface of the sea. The bottom of the ocean is such a mystery to us ordinary folk who will never be able to venture those depths. Carly created a nation below that sounds equally as exciting as the reality is mysterious.

I haven't read all the stories yet, but of the ones I have read, this one stands out as one that fully captures the imagination and makes you dream of things that could be, that very well might be, going on at the bottom of the ocean. What a gift that is, to spark such imaginative creatures and civilizations that you find yourself lost in that world, feeling a part of that world, and wishing you could visit such a world.

Kudos to Carly Marino for her contribution to this boxset. I look forward to her next book, hoping perhaps she will expand on this microcosm and give us a series to enjoy created around this civilization. You did such a beautiful job, Ms. Carly Marino. I, of course, will continue to read the other stories in this boxset, but you set the bar so high I can't help but wonder if the others will be able to reach it.

So, Excellently Done, Carly, So Excellently Done Indeed! I couldn't have asked for more. I know this is a boxset, therefore containing much more than this one story, but this one author was the reason I bought it, so after her story, everything else is just fluff to fill the pages. While I will go through the remaining stories, none will capture me as this one did.
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1,033 reviews15 followers
April 14, 2020
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, her memories and a persistent private investigator.
Ms. King's imagination knows no bounds and Shattered Reality is quite the imaginative story. It is fast paced and has an unanticipated twist at the end. Enjoy.
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Author 85 books246 followers
April 20, 2020
** 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 fantastic blend of cool concepts with a fairy tale flavour. The romantic plot is breathtaking and the two protagonists are very likable and relatable.
Author Carly Marino never disappoints!
Looking forwards to reading more of this world.
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386 reviews7 followers
April 22, 2020
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 more down the line, I really hope so. I absolutely love this authors work and style of writing, I highly recommend her books
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1,266 reviews
April 10, 2020
“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 can’t wait to read more!!! Tiffany Ransier once again wrote an incredible story! I highly recommend it!”
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1,448 reviews4 followers
March 4, 2020
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 searching for her and ends up in an abandoned church where he discovers her violin. The three women have been taken by a woman named Seraphina and they have no clue why! All Melody does is drink a concoction and play music every day. When she discovers the plans made for her, what she is, what Etienne is, and the cat…a whole new world opens to her…but can she escape? Can Etienne help her escape? Will she live if she leaves? What about her friends? This is a new series unlike anything I have read before…you will not want to miss it~ There are many LOL moments in the book as well…I also love the fact that the hero in the book is not an OTT Alpha male…he has vulnerabilities even as a supe, which are very funny to read about in Maya Daniel’s world. I received this as an ARC and am leaving a voluntary review.

Medusa the Wronged by JJ King

We all know the story of Medusa but the author decided to give her story a different turn and it is AWESOME! From the beginning, the story is action-packed and fast-paced. I did not want to leave to even take a bathroom break it held my attention so much! The story is that Em (Medusa) and her two sisters became priestess’ to Athena. But, Em fell in love and Athena felt betrayed so she cursed her and those in her family. That is how Medusa became the monster of legends! But, her two sisters suffered the same fate. After two thousand years, and not having heard from their sister for 35 of those years, they found her in danger so they left for Greece.
They are forbidden to be in Greece after Em’s betrayal. They found their parents at their sister’s home and their sister dying. Poseidon also showed up, and he was the one Em fell in love with and he happens to also be Athena’s uncle. Em and Poseidon go on an adventure to seek the cure to save her sister. Along the way they seek out Hecate (once the goddess Selene of the moon). She told them they needed Athena’s blood to cure her sister. She also let them in on how everyone was cursed by her for Athena. But, Athena did not uphold her promise to Hecate! So, Em and Poseidon part ways after a bad argument ensued. Em found out the true reason Athena cursed her and her family…it was because of Poseidon! Em and her sister Thea travel to Athena’s temple to get her blood to save their sister. A huge battle ensues and Poseidon is also battling with Athena. What will happen? Will they save their sister? Will Poseidon or Athena die? Why did Athena really curse Em and her family? I know the real reason had my mouth hanging open! The book also contains a couple of really steamy scenes! I received this book for free and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Author 21 books18 followers
April 14, 2020
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!
1,731 reviews4 followers
March 28, 2020
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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Author 10 books77 followers
April 8, 2020
**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 Tisiphone track a killer who remains unnamed in our modern timeline.
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1,096 reviews27 followers
April 1, 2020
** 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 history of the Furies, to the letters, and victims attributed to Jack the Ripper. The details are spot on. But it’s not a dry history, this is a work of dark, gritty fiction. It’s wonderful. The writing sucked me it, at times I was a witness to what was going on, and at others, I was a participant. Such an intriguing whodunit! This is not for the faint of heart though. I’m not lying when I say it’s gritty. There’s a male rape scene (not a lot of description) and incest is revealed.
You’ve got great, descriptive writing, a cast of characters not only ripped from the pages of ancient Greece, but from 1888 London, and a plot that makes you wonder who the killer really is. It’s perfect for fans of whodunits!
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Author 23 books65 followers
April 15, 2020
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!
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1,474 reviews70 followers
March 15, 2020
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 her.

So much is packed into this short story, there is murder, betrayal, tragic backstory, romance, and magic. Rawlings does a very good job developing the story and I don't feel as if I'm missing anything, the story feels complete if not a little rushed but that is what happens with short stories.

This isn't my first witchy read that Rawlings has written and I love how she blends magic into everyday life so seamlessly. I would love for Any Witch Way You Can to become a full novel and turn into a series, to see Ellie's reactions to the world around her. If this story is an example of what I can expect from the rest of the anthology then I can't wait to dig in.
6 reviews
April 7, 2020
This review is for the story within “Whitechapel” read it in a solo release. It’s awesome. Mix of Greek Myth and Victorian Mystery
2 reviews
April 1, 2020
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 personalities of each of the three girls and how each one of them has a special gift making them a unique secret weapon of the detectives working cases during this period. Please take every opportunity to read this story and let the author know how much you loved it and need the sequel soon!
546 reviews3 followers
April 15, 2020
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 fantastic read and is always a one click for me.
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103 reviews3 followers
March 7, 2020
What a fantastic box set and for only 99cents!! I can't wait to read about the wonderful characters and adventures this set has to offer!
I've just finished reading Maya Daniels Sound and absolutely loved it!!
Melody has a special gift that she shares with her two best friends Viola and Harmony. When they play their music, it has a power to kill those listening. Not understand the power and what it means, the girls agree to audition one more time together, thinking the worse is behind them.....they were so wrong! Now trapped and forced to play every night, Melody still hopes to find a way out but she could never have guessed what would actually happen!
It felt so refreshing and new to read this and I'm left wanting more!
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1,608 reviews
May 31, 2020
Review for Blood King by Becca Blake

Loved, loved, loved this book. Having already read Blood Bound this was a great insight into the life and times of Nero and how he came to be king.
Great world building and the characters are well developed three dimensional individuals. I wasn't sure what to think of Nero in Blood Bound but I have definitely developed and attachment to him through this book.
Becca Blake knows how to tell a story and keep the reader engaged, quickly becoming a favourite.

I received an ARC copy of this book via booksprout and voluntarily leave this review.
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