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Beyond the Dark

(Tale of the Demon World #5)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  6,111 ratings  ·  205 reviews
Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE]
ACE #1

A daring collection of never-before-published erotic desire from four of the hottest names in paranormal romance.

Four of the most sizzling authors of paranormal romance take readers beyond their wildest fantasies, to a seductive midnight world of erotic suspense, demons, mages, vampires, and knights. A world
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Trade Paperback, 375 pages
Published December 4th 2007 by Berkley Books (first published December 1st 2007)
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Laura the Highland Hussy
2.5
This book is actually a reprint from '07...surprised me. I have to break this one down.

Angela Knight "Dragon Dance"- 3 stars.
Weird. I have no other word for it. Just weird.

Diane Whiteside "Caught By Tides"-2 stars.
Not such a fan of Diane Whiteside. It was boring and confusing. Girl sees emergency beacon on beach from mage ring, mage is unconscious, and super hot. They combine magic, beat Napoleon's mages, and live HEA

Emma Holly "Queen of all she Surveys"-1 star.
I read a review that said th
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Sophia Triad
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Breeds 13
Wolf Breeds 5
Featured Couple: Matthias (Wolf) & Grace (Human)

Mathias is a Breed assassin and his job is to kill the scientists and top council officials who tortured the Breeds. Grace is unlucky enough to watch one of his murders and lucky enough to discover her true mate, i.e. Mathias who has been basically using her to reach his target.

Master manipulator Jonas yet again is in charge and orders Mathias to kill Grace, but the love-struck assassin decides to abduct her, take her to
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Zeek
Feb 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
From Beyond the Dark Antho...

Okay, here's the thing. I'm not a big antho fan. I know what they are- nothing more than a marketing tool with a short story by one author I do like in order to get me to read a short by an unknown before the release of unknown's new book. Yet I fall for it, because, dangit, I can't resist a story by an author I love.

I broke it down per story, so here goes:

In a Wolf's Embrace by Lora Leigh

A cabin romance, Matthias- one of LL's Wolf breeds, has known Grace as his mate
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Dina
Story available in print format in Beyond the Dark anthology.

Merged review:

Read:
- 'In a Wolf’s Embrace' by Lora Leigh (5 stars)

Did Not Finish:
- 'Dragon Dance' by Angela Knight
- 'Caught by the Tides' by Diane Whiteside
- 'Queen of All She Surveys' by Emma Holly
Megan Fall
This was a shorter book, but just as good. Loved the characters, loved the story.
Mojca
Sep 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lora Leigh's fans, Breed fans, maybe Angela Knight's fans
Dragon Dance by Angela Knight
One word: ENTERTAINING
I don’t particularly like stories about super-power infected humans, but Angela Knight does it with such style and certain panache, I just can’t hold the theme choice against her. As with all things Knight the steam is up in the stratosphere, and the leather-clad hunks and that chops licking tiger sticking his head out of Tracker’s chest more than compensate for the whole aliens-did-it hoopla.

Caught by the Tides by Diane Whiteside
One word: DISAP
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Ann aka Iftcan
Mar 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'd read 2 of the authors in this anthology before, so I figured I'd enjoy at least their stories. Surprisingly, this was a fairly strong anthology, perhaps because it felt like the stories were longer than the usual short story format. It also introduced me to a new writer who's works I will have to investigate further.

Now--to "grading" the individual stories:

Dragon Dance by Angela Knight. This story was not set in any of the previous worlds that I'd read by her, but I have to admit--I really h
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Sharon
Nov 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
The first two stories (Knight & Whiteside) I give about a 3....the other two (Holly & Leigh) I give a 5. That's why this is a four overall. Even the first two stories are good though. This is well worth the time to read, and for novellas the story lines are pretty well developed. The first two are pretty good but the second two blow are much better. The hot steamy scenes of the second two are great, typical of Emma Holly and Lora Leigh. Leigh's story is the Breed Series #13, but you don' ...more
Cheesecake
I posted this ages ago but I remember I'd only read the Breed short story by Lora Leigh...
Heather C
I only read Lora Leigh's story. I found it to be a sweet addition to the Breed Series.
Jane Stewart
5 stars for one story. 2 and 3 stars for the other stories.

This book contains the following four stories.

5 stars for DRAGON'S DANCE by Angela Knight.
Creative, new, different, fun. Humans with special powers are called Hypers. Some are good and some are bad. I don't want to give away some of the fun surprises, so I won't tell any more of the story, other than it was well done and worth buying. Sexual language: strong. Number of sex scenes: three. Setting: current day Blue Ridge Mountain area in
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Kathy Davie
Jul 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
An anthology of four sizzling, erotic tales of the paranormal from Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Diane Whiteside, and Emma Holly.

Series:
"Queen of All She Surveys" (Tales of the Demon World, 5)
"In a Wolf's Embrace" (Breeds, 13 although I think this should come before "Kiss of Heat" (Breeds, 4)

The Stories
Angela Knight's "Dragon Dance" is a tale of invasion and super powers as we follow a hostage negotiator, Arial Dean, attempting to save a mother and her children from her crazed husband. A Hyper. Who
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Ashley♥Alexis
Dragon Dance By Angela Knight
4-stars. This was so amusing. Loved the ideas on how they got their powers and I LOVED Arial's powers. Was great for such a short story.

Caught by the Tides By Diane Whiteside
1-star. I could barely get through the first chapter. I was so bored.

Queen of All She Surveys By Emma Holly
3.5-stars. wowza well the sex was steamy. The lore didnt really make sense but it was still an entertain read.

In a Wolf's Embrace By Lora Leigh
4.5 Stars. Oh gawd. This was really g
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Sheri
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Each stoey had its own ups and downs, but overall, a good collection. The second story, Caught by the Tides was my favorite.
Stephanie
Aug 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
The Lora Leigh story in this anthology is what earns this entire book five stars. It made me cry and that's a good thing. I absolutely adore the hero.
Carolyn F.
I enjoyed all four stories. Emma Holly's was super hot - the most different "romantic" scenes I've read so far. I really liked all four stories.
AL
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loved-it-done-it
The sweet novella in this anthology "In Wolf Embrace" by Lora Leigh was so emotionally amazing. The ending was so fabulous! Oh heading to next book!
Samantha
Apr 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
I only read the Breeds story and based my rating on that alone. I loved how he wanted her to give her heart to him without the influence of the "mating heat" so he refused to touch her.
Cindyg
May 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This one made me cry, some stories really touch the heart and this one certainly did that for me.
Kathy
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Erin Smith
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rated for the Lora Leigh 'Breeds' story - my opinion, this novella is to me the best book of the entire 'Breeds' series so far. The characters' actions and reactions are believable within the scope of the world, neither of them are TSTL, the male isn't obnoxiously alpha (a failing common in this series) and the female isn't obnoxiously stubborn (another failing common in this series).

My favorite part (view spoiler)
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Michelle
May 29, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the first time that I have read any authors in this book and I bought it because the synopsis on the back looked good. I was disappointed in what I read and although I know that the writers were restricted by the number of pages they had to work with (novella length) none of them managed to develop an entertaining story. Because the book was marketed as paranormal erotica the stories all had that as the main focus but the sex scenes were not tied to cohesive and plausible narratives. I a ...more
Tiffany
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, pnr, romance
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Jamie
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Matthias being a breed never knew what it felt like being wanted or loved, but that all changed when Grace came into his life. Grace knee some of the breed world but when she witnesses Matthias assassin her boss everything changes. He kidnapped her and this starts a chain reaction and her world and Matthias will never be the same. one thing for sure is Matthias finally found his home..
Selenity Jade (Coffee Addicts Book Reviews)
I read this anthology for Lora Leigh's breed story and Angela Knight's story. I enjoyed In a Wolf's Embrace very much. Angela Knight's story was okay. The rest were kind of just there. I read them, but more out of obligation.
L Bongiorno
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not much to this book, basically just sex.... and I wish they would get their facts straight...
❀ ℓu-ℓu-ℓuna ❀
Another anthology! Beyond the Dark is an anthology of H&H in a demon world setting. And there's also Lora Leigh's Breed's story! Woot!

Dragon Dance by Angela Knight:
Ms. Knight always offers the most extra-spectacular for everyone to enjoy. Her story revolves around a world wherein humans have been found to have innate superpowers that made them extra special, unique and dangerous--calls them, 'Hyper'. Some uses their skills to help the police catch those who abuse theirs. Arial is a negotiato
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Janine
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I checked this book out for the Wolf Breeds #5 - but I found I loved all of them! Need to find the other books... So good!

Thank you authors!
Searcy
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice Breeds entry

I only purchased this for the Lora Leigh Breeds novella and I wasn’t disappointed. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved Matthias and Grace was his perfect foil.
Loretta
Aug 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I struggled to get into this one. :(
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Angela Knight is an American author of mostly erotic fantasy. She was a reporter for ten years and a comic book author. She lives in South Carolina. First published under Red Sage, she was able to write romantic fiction for the first time in 1996. She published several short stories in their Secrets anthologies. Editor Cindy Hwang brought her to Berkley Publishing and has helped her become a best ...more

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  • Demon's Delight (Tale of the Demon World, #4)
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