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In Darkness Bound

(The Society #1)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  347 ratings  ·  61 reviews

Data Collection by Dalhousie, Dr. Donna L.

Patient 331
New, confused. Powers unknown.

Patient 289
No longer viable in the test pool, he remains in isolation.

Patient 77
Reclassified to staff status. Useful, malleable.

Confined in a sterile research facility and treated like a lab rat, Chris is alone and terrified. His special powers are his only escape, allowing him to

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Kindle Edition, 311 pages
Published September 13th 2010 by Carina Press
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Bookwatcher
Overwhelming this book made me bite my nails and If was not totally gross I would eat everyone near my nails!
I couldnt take my eyes of this book!
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Its a suspense, comedy, erotic, paranormal-romance, horror depends on the part you read - you will say one of the above.

About the story (without spoilers)
The story starts scaring the hell of you! And thats amazing! I love when the writer go right to the point without useless information. Chris, a paranormal, is kidnapped by someone (I can
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Tammy
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was not a fluffy read!!! It was about paranormal, torture, survival, companionship and the love between three souls/men. It took a chapter for me to get into and understand the book but once I got it, LOOK OUT I couldnt get enough!!!! 😚 I listened to this on audio and the narrator Jack LeFleur did an excellent job!! Looking to download the next book 😍 ...more
Ayanna
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, lmao-what
...what. the fuck.

Just when I think I figure things out...

Apparently, I missed the memo on the vampies.

I really wanted them to come up with some kind of pretentious governmental mumbo-jumbo name for vamps and THEN have everyone ignore it and call 'em vamps instead. That would have helped cinch the whole thing a loooot better.

It could also have benefitted from more overt hints/clues before the whole vampy thing came out. Little things that you wouldn't really startle at but once the vampy thing
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Kristen Burns
4 Stars

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I've read this book twice, first the normal way some years ago, and I loved it, now the audiobook some years later, and I enjoyed it, but I didn't feel all the emotions I felt the first time. But the difference in opinion could've been because I've gotten pickier, because of my mood, because I knew what to expect, or just because I didn't love the narrator, so I'm struggling to decide how to rate and review this.

*Warning, if you really want absolutely nothing that could be
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Chris
4.5 stars. Very good m/m/m paranormal romantic suspense that I had to read after reading The Usual Apocalypse . And maybe I was more forgiving of its faults than I might've been if I'd read it first, but it totally sucked me in and worked for me.
Kassa
Dec 09, 2010 rated it liked it
In Darkness Bound succeeds as a thrilling urban fantasy story but fails at the romance. Urban fantasy fans will likely enjoy the familiar plot that has all the hallmarks of government conspiracies, torturous research, and love under duress. In many ways this plot is simply a re-tread of numerous other urban fantasy stories. It offers nothing particularly inventive or new in any way yet the fresh writing keeps the plot interesting even if well worn. The UF genre is littered with books rehashing ...more
Smokinhotbooks K.C.
Sep 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
This blurb had me hook, line, and sinker and I was extremely excited to read In Darkness Bound. Most of the book takes place in a sterile research facility run by the vicious Dr. Dalhousie. Chris has been kidnapped and taken due to his psychic ability.

This story is full of tense moments and gasp out loud moments, which disrupted Mr. Smokin xbox concentration (sorry hubs xoxo). Although this isnt a m/m romance I thought the action and suspense took center stage you didnt really notice or mind all
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Jacq ~
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
HAWT!
It you want exciting down a dark path this is it.
I enjoyed the ride!
Daniel Kaine
May 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Youre probably looking at the cover and thinking you already know what this book is about and youd be about half right.

Chris Kincaid is studying veterniary medicine, but not because he wants to be a vet. No, its what his brother wanted his brother he accidentally killed when his psychic powers lashed out. Now hes cheating his way through classes, picking the answers out of the professors mind, trying to live the life his brother would have lived.

But things change when Chris finds himself in a
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Mich
So...An Angel, a Psychic and a Vampire walk into a bar...no that isn't right.

An Angel, a Psychic and a Vampire get abducted, drugged and jailed in a "research facility" for magical persons... ok- well, that is a little closer to the underlying storyline.

(unfortunately- the first one would have been way more amusing)

'In Darkness Bound' was what I like to call m/m "light." In my opinion, it was also very close to a YA type read. Suspenseful however, it was not.

That being said... This book isn't
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Mtsnow13
May 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People that enjoy suspense, and creepy experimentation with their sci fi/fantasy
I loved this one. Just creepy enough to keep me on edge, and wondering what was going to happen to who!

The narrator did an excellent job, and I am hoping he is kept for the rest of the series. Great mood,intonation, pacing, and I think he does a great job at the different character's voices.

Reminded me a little bit of another sci fi/fantasy I recently read..not the historical one, but the other contemporary one that is setting up for a series.. 'Seven', it was called...

Anyway,seeing a theme
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Jo * Smut-Dickted *
I wanted to say I loved it - and I did enjoy pieces but this felt choppy and uneven to me. Not enough explanation in places for the reader to really understand. What was supposed to be a labyrinth I guess felt more like confusion - and it's hard for me to stay engaged. I listened to half of this - and then just read the rest on the kindle. It felt like the book was 500+ pages and it seemed to take forever to read. I cannot believe this book is only 220 pages - I'm telling you it easily felt ...more
Danielle
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm, menage, captive, 2014
Frankly I was bored, I didn't find the plot to be that interesting though Simon's "superpower" threw me for a loop. Yet I think back and realized I should have been able to guess that.

I don't really have anything to say about this one. Chris was the only characters I liked, cliffhangers bug me, I had no idea what was going on with Matt and Tate 3/4s of the times, how the heck Donna was able to reach for her phone without anyone stopping her all the time annoyed me, Simon had no backbone and
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⚣Michaelle⚣
4 Stars

Started off slow, seemed to wind and wend it's way nowhere for a bit...but once the story seemed to develop (with the personal relationships) it went a lot more smoothly. The narration helped (Jack LaFleur's voice is very authoritative).

I'd definitely be interested in the next one because what I thought was a PVS (if not death) for Brennan when he was a kid seems not to be the case at all...
Heidi Belleau
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fantastic suspense and the cliffhanger ending killed me! I just wish there were more scenes to understand their dynamic as a threesome. I understood their relationships with each other on a one-on-one basis, but I was left unsure of how they fit together as a menage, sexually and emotionally.
Gavin Stephenson-Jackman
As someone who normally steers away from novels involving the paranormal I actually enjoyed this book. This is the second novel that I've read recently that has involved 'out of body' experiences and I found this one a little more believable. Chris uses his ability to make connections with other patients in the research facility that he's been abducted to. I think that I enjoyed this because it was not the central focus of the novel. The plot focused on the patients finding a way to escape the ...more
Shalor T.
Oct 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
As always, I'm going to warn readers that the pairings in this book are M/M & M/M/M. If you don't care for pairings of this nature then this will probably not be the book for you. That said, on with the show!

Chris has always been different. He's been all too aware of that ever since his brother died when they were very young- a death that Chris feels that his strange abilities were responsible for. When Chris is suddenly abducted & forced to take part in sadistic tests given by a doctor
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Trix
This was an interesting story. Towards the end, the rating dropped towards 2 but in the end I'll give this a 3 star rating.

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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Unfortunately I mainly found this one boring and frustrating. It's a repetitive movement of frustrating imprisonment, experiments, and mental visits. It's confusing on going from the intent of the "doctor" - who is cruelly sadistic, having a lot of it not make much sense if you dig deeper into it, and the bond between the three didn't seem wholly convincing to me. Randomly it jumps to the points of view of two other characters, Matt and Tate, that I didn't feel like reading or investing in much. ...more
Diane Dannenfeldt
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: have-audio, m-m-m, pnr
This was a very good menage paranormal read, even though the only time we actually have the menage is at the very end of the story. Boy was Dr. Dalhousie a total evil bitch. What she put all the boys through was just horrible. We have a slow burn of feelings for Chris, Simon & Vance. Jack LeFleur did a great job narrating this story. Loved Matt & Tate, they were perfect partners. Can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
Cait Miller
Sep 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Dear lord what a journey this book was. It was dark and emotionally painful. I felt at times I was being tortured along with the characters and feared I would end it all when the story ended. BUT... the ending was happy enough to save us all. True, I wished the evil bitch had suffered more but I was happy. I hear that the next book is completed and has been submitted, I can't wait to read it.
Maygirl7
Oct 18, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
3.5 stars
Aftertaste: good but not as good as I expected.
❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Awesome

This was a fabulous find!❤
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Elizabeth
Review of In Darkness Bound , by Christine Price

4 stars

I enjoyed this combination psychological thriller / paranormal romance. It is written in third person shifting POV which the author handles adroitly. Many times this voice might be awkward but it works well in this story, allowing the reader to get into the heads of all the main characters.

It starts out with a young college student named Chris who has some psychic power which seems to have caused the death of his older brother when he was
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Byron
So, aside from of the timing of the sex scenes which I really feel didn't enhance the story here, this is a bloody good story. I'm really looking forward to book two.

There was some confusion a couple of time for me when I didn't know where the POV was but, and this is a problem with audio books for me not because it's an audio book, I don't know if was distracted briefly or the story line just jumped.

The narrator was really good and made it clear when it was changing to a different POV for the
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Ashley
May 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-fiction, gblt
Chris has special powers that allow him to psychically connect with other patients in the place he is being held captive. Vance has been alone for longer than he can remember until a newcomer makes a mental connections. Vance is starved for any time of interaction and intrigued by Chris and wants a conversation. Simon used to be a patient also but made a choice that while he doesn't regret it, it took him away from the one person he cared about. As Simon, Chris and Vance get closer and try to ...more
Nora
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don't know why this book is rated so low. It's fantastic. The entire book keeps the tension, there are only a couple awkward conversations, but the supernatural is fantastical-it's not campy. Who wouldn't want to be able to converse telepathically? Or fall in love with a vampire? And I like that they didn't make the angel vengeful like SOME authors ohmygod. And the demon gave me CHILLS. The romance was great-well paced, taken seriously, a natural relaxed development. Did I mention the ...more
Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
This was a lot more interesting than I was expecting.
Menage is hit or miss for me.
This time around...I was about middle ground.
I love paranormal, when it's done right.

This one had me interested in the world. I'm mostly sold on it. I'd like to read more.
I really liked Matt, and hope he is in the next book.

I liked Chris. I would have liked to have gotten more of him outside of the institute. Maybe he'll be in future books.
Simon was okay.
Vance was okay.
Patient 66? Hmmm...intrigued. More please.
Teresa
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting sci-fi, secret lab book. Though there isnt much detail in the experiments first hand, this makes for a more character book. I really got a good grasp on who these characters were and where they were coming from.

There is definitely more to explore in book two and Im looking forward to Matts story.
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Andrea
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this. Great characters, the story wasn't overpowered by sex and the writing was solid.
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Christine Price lives with her husband, two psychotic cats and a dumb Anatolian shepherd in Edmonton, AB. Her fascination with the written word began at a young age with a one-page story titled My Mother is a Werewolf and took off from there. In her spare time, she enjoys reading good books, drinking good wine and fine-tuning her mental filters.
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