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The Vow

(Black Arrowhead #1)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  682 ratings  ·  136 reviews
Sometimes a wolf has to stand alone to find out what he’s made of.
Book 1

Melody is an ambitious entrepreneur who has always loved the thrill of a new adventure, but she’s about to get more than she bargained for when the only way to save her business is to secure a deal with a powerful tribal leader. Running Horse, Oklahoma, isn’t on the map, and Mel is about as lost as a S
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Published December 1st 2020 by Tantor Audio
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Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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We have a Lakota book! Not only ONE book but a SERIES of BOOKS that are coming! Stans We. Have. Succeeded! This book was everything I wanted and imagined for Lakota and SO much more. I'm ecstatic about where this is going and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book!

Melody is a sassy, spunky woman who knows what she wants and will be very direct about it. I loved that she could make Lakota blush! It was so sweet and adorable and I just wanted to hug them and protect
By far not the best in the Mageri universe but not the worst either. It’s been five years since the original Seven series published so it was hard to remember many of the characters and back-story that led to and inhabited this 2nd generation. I had to do some digging and re-acquaint myself a bit. Once I figured out who was who, though, it was much more enjoyable to read.

I loved Lakota’s character - have since he first graced the pages in the previous series (he is one I never forgot!) Melody wa
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
The Vow by Dannika Dark is the first book in the Black Arrowhead series. It is a spin-off from the author’s Seven series. I three of her books from the Seven series, but never had the chance to complete the series. The thing I remembered most about both books was the ability to read them as standalones. Therefore, when the opportunity came for me to listen to the Vow, I did not hesitate.

The author did an excellent job in developing and explaining the world, so readers new to the author’s work wo
Unfortunately, I can't say that I'm especially wowed by this book.

I don't think there was much chemistry between the main characters and it also felt like I barely knew anything about them besides the basic background. Although it's been said that I don't need to read the Seven Series beforehand, for this story I think I should have (or at least have a look at the book(s)? where Lakota and Melody made an appearance). Lakota once saved Mel when they were younger and it was mentioned a few times b
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I love when stories tie together, or should I say moments. It is unnecessary to have listened to Dark’s other series, but I have a feeling you’ll add them to your TBR pile if you begin this.

Melody and Hope are opening up a shop and preparing for their grand opening in just a few short weeks. Their stone supplier tries to take advantage, and they set out to secure another supplier. Hope goes one way, and Melody heads to Running Horse, Oklahoma. A rainstorm and vague directions soon have her lost
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Vow is the first book in the Black Arrowhead series and a continuation/spin-off of the Seven series. Melody is the daughter of Jericho and Lizzy the couple from Five Weeks (Seven #3) and Lakota is the son of Ivy the heroine of Four Days (Seven #4) and the adopted son of a couple in the novella, The Gift (Mageri #5.5). All of Dark's series are linked by a character or two and The Vow meshes two of her previous series with Melody, Lakota, and Hope (Melody's BFF and Lakota's half-sister). With ...more
Olivia Wildenstein
Loved this audiobook!
Dannika Dark is one of my favorite PNR authors, and she didn't disappoint with Melody and Lakota's story.
Narration was great, although I would love to hear different narrators, because Dark has used Poole for each one of her books, so everyone sounds the same.
Story 4.5 stars rounded up. Dannika Dark has given us Lakota and Melody’s love story-finally. It was everything that I wanted for their story. It’s a romance, but also a mystery. It’s also about best friends, family and fulfilling a dream. Indian shifter lore and world building only added to the story and kept me interested and reading.

If you don’t already know, Lakota first shows up in the Mageri world book, The Gift. Melody first shows up in the Seven series as the daughter of one of the shif
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free copy of The Vow from Tantor Media. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review which is honest and unbiased.*

The Vow is set in the Magiverse, which means that I was familiar with the universe and some of the side characters as I started listening. It is completely possible to start this novel without having read or listened to any other books set in this universe, though.

There is a mystery, and there is action, as well as romance and some paranormal characters. I love Da
Jan 06, 2021 marked it as dnf
Setting this one aside for now. Narrator is great, but the story isn't gripping me for some reason. Might return to it when i am in a different reading mood. ...more
I'm a fan of this author's Seven series and while Seven Years (the first book in the series) is one of my favourite Shifter romances and, in my humble opinion, the best book in the series, The Vow is on par with it. A big call, I know, but it was that good. The story line was relatively simple and the romance took place in a short amount of time, not including the fact that the couple have known each other since childhood, but the world building that this author does so well gave the book depth. ...more
The Vow was thoroughly entertaining.

Melody and her best friend Hope are opening a store together. They have just separated from their packs (a rite of passage) and are embarking on a huge goal for themselves. When Hope finds her gem supplier is price-gouging she starts a desperate search for a new supplier. Mel offers to help with the supplier interviews and to travel to a small nowhere town in Oklahoma to meet one of the potential new sources. She never expected to run into Hope's half-brother
Katherine Paschal
I will admit that I would have loved more of the book told from Lakota's point of view since I adore dual narration in my romance stories. Maybe a handful of times the story was narrated from Lakota and I would have loved more (like equal amounts as Melody) or none at all since this tiny taste just made me want more.

I really enjoyed the narrator, she did a great job of giving all the character's their own voices and personalities while at the same time making sure that Melody was the focus of t
Megan (BookWifeReviews)
"And boom goes the dynamite"-Wheeler

No this book isn't about Wheeler but if you've read the book, you know exactly why I quoted him.

I loved this book so so much! I loved being back in the Mageriverse. I am going back and rereading all the books now. I think we have all wanted to know more about Lakota from the second he popped up in this story. I am so glad that the author gave us his story. Melody is the daughter of one of the couples from the Seven series... and I loved her. She was so down t
Mr H
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Yet another great book from Dannika. I've loved the Seven series and I'm so glad that we get to experience all the characters again in this new series/off shoot. This book like all the ones before, will keep your interest with humor, romance and action, oh and sometimes even tears...... I'm not ashamed to admit I've shed a few before. Lakota and Melody have featured in previous books (Seven series) and you could feel their connection even then, so I was very happy when they finally got th
Dannika Dark's books are a guilty pleasure for me. And I am reading them "wrong," because I haven't read much of anything published before the Crossbreed series.

There are two major problems with Dannika Dark books.

1) She intersperses her own made-up magical species alongside the kind of typical, standard species you regularly see in urban fantasy novels. It's not that weird that she includes her own personal take on vampires; literally hundreds, if not thousands, of authors already do that. No
Aug 20, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Yes!!! I am so excited!!!!!!
kc (4saintjude)
Dec 11, 2020 rated it liked it
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Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3.5 hearts

I try not to read reviews for new books.  Because I know how that sounds coming from a book reviewer, and I certainly appreciate anyone who is willing to read my reviews, allow me to clarify; I try not to read reviews on books I am already planning on reading.  Those books are by authors I know, series I love, or recomm
Sheri Ross
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet romantic mystery

I was so looking forward to Melody and Lakota’s story and Dannika didn’t disappoint. The chemistry between those two was amazing! They have so much shared history and the moments of memories from each of them shows how much they have cared about each other for years. There’s danger and romance and a mystery to solve. I loved the little moments between the two of them that clearly shows how much they love each other even if they didn’t realize it at the time. Like when Mel’
Silver James
The Vow (Black Arrowhead, #1; Mageriverse #15) by Dannika Dark I first discovered Dannika Dark when I saw a blurb for SEVEN YEARS, the first book in her Seven series. I enjoyed the world but for some reason, dropped out of it by the time ONE SECOND was released. I rediscovered the Breed world when I saw a blurb for THE VOW. And I'm happy there's a new spin-off series set in this world. It's been years but I had no trouble finding the rhythm of the world or remembering previous characters. Melody and Lakota have a long history. His half-sister is her be ...more
Dec 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I loved the Mageri series, so I was excited to read this story set in the same world. It wasn't a bad novel, and I found it pretty easy to read. But I guessed the bad guy behind the killings pretty early and the characters were too perfect for me. They're the kind of characters whose flaws are they are too fierce in their love for others, too responsible, and things like that. I find those sort of characters a little boring. The romantic tension seemed forced and not very serious.

I did like
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Vow (Black Arrowhead Series Book 1)
by Dannika Dark
This is a new take on shape shifters with wider animal types then just werewolves. The tribes and beliefs are made up, but Dannika does a great job in indicating the history of this world. The story shows how misunderstandings can cause more problems than expected by the characters. A set of shifter girls are starting their own business, but there are more stumbling blocks in their way than just starting a new business. When a supplier tries
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lakota and Melody! Amazing!

What a great pair to start off a new series. We have met both Lakota and Melody in past books. They were babies and then kids and then teens in those books. Well folks Lakota is now 30 and Melody is 25. All grown up and ready to live their lives. I don't want to give away anything so this is going to be a vague review. Dannika Dark is my favorite author and I have loved her books. The world she has created for her series is perfect. Her writing skills are impecable. Ch
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dannika does it again

I'm terrible with reviews. I just can't convey whats in my mind and my heart. But when I read such a wonderful story from a talented artist, I have to say something.

Lakota and Mel have known each other all of their lives but haven't seen each other for many years. Mel and her best friend leave their packs to make a life on their own and open a boutique together. Lakota's life as a bounty hunter doesn't keep him home for long. So when Mel travels to back woods Oklahoma for a
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow what a great beginning to a new story
I actually count out this book down had me hook line and sinker
Perfectly written and exciting so much passion in all the right ways. Loved this book so very much well worth the read
Ahana M Rao (Heart’s Content)
*Received an ARC of the audiobook from publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review! Thank you!*
Rebecca Goss
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m a devoted fan of this author’s work. I’ve read everything and each time, I decide that particular book to be my favorite. Not that I am fickle but, they are all so endearing. The characters of Lakota and Melody were introduced long ago in the Seven Series. It is not necessary to have read that series previously but it will enhance and enrich your enjoyment of this book. Melody is ambitious and driven. She is the co-owner and best friend of Lakota’s sister and needs a business arrangement wit ...more
Allie Felix
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing read from Dannika!! I absolutely love the breed world and was so excited when I learned that there would be another series. I was even more stoked to learn that these characters were familiar :)

Melody and Lakota’s story was not what I expected but was perfect! It’s so nice to see them as adults and pursuing their dreams! I’m excited to see which other characters are getting a story in this series! I love all the Native American shifter tribe world building. It was something I lo
Stephanie Panach
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge Dannika Dark fan - so this review may be a little biased - but I have honestly been hoping for a book like this for what feels like forever. Melody and Lakota are characters from the Seven Series and Mageri Series. If you haven't read those series - you can 100% start with this book because it does stand apart from those books. Reading those series is totally worth the investment because they are awesome and will give you an even greater appreciation for this book - but this book can ...more
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Dannika Dark is a USA TODAY Bestselling author and Audie Awards Finalist of urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels.

THE MAGERI SERIES is an exciting urban fantasy romance about a young woman's claim to immortality. Passionate, humorous, dark, and full of unpredictable twists, the Mageri series will take you on an unforgettable journey of love, friendship, and the hidden power within us all. C

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