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A Perfect Darkness [Kindle Edition]

Jaime Rush
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

They live ordinary lives, but they are extraordinary. They are the Offspring, children of a mysterious experiment gone awry—and they are in terrible danger.

A sexy stranger awakens Amy Shane in the dead of night. Lucas Vanderwyck barely has time to whisper a few words before three men burst into her bedroom and drag him away. But what Lucas reveals shatters Amy's safe little world forever.

Lucas and Amy share a psychic gift—a gift that could put them in mortal danger. And as they share night after night of savage passion, as a shadowy government conspiracy tracks their every move, they will fight to save each other. But only with their powers of second sight can they escape the terror of a perfect darkness.

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About the Author

Since she was a kid, Jaime Rush devoured books on unexplained mysteries and psychic phenomena. She knew she would be published, marry a fabulous guy, and win a Toyota Supra. Missing the romance, relationship drama, and action of her favorite television shows—X-Files, Roswell, and Highlander—she created her own mix in the Offspring series.

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  • File Size: 309 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 006169035X
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Original edition (October 6, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001QB9F9E
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Darkness series, book one February 5, 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Since a young age Amy Shane has been able to see colors around people and eventually figured out what each color and glow means. At the age of five, she lost her last parent to suicide. It is no wonder that Amy grew up a loner. Now around the age of twenty, Amy still tends to avoid people, except for "Uncle" Cyrus Diamond. Amy works freelance, retrieving data from computers and software. (With a great ninety-five percent success rate!) But even talking to clients on the phone is becoming a problem because the colors and glows are actually starting to come through the phone lines lately. Then a stranger breaks into her bedroom late one night. With only a few sentences he changes her life forever. Amy hardly has time to be afraid before more men break in, claiming to be FBI, and drag the first away. Since Cyrus worked for the government, Amy turns to him. Cyrus confirms the man was a serial killer and she is lucky the FBI reached her in time. Yet for the first time in Amy's life, she does not believe Cyrus is telling the truth. Amy soon learns that the stranger's name is Lucas Vanderwyck and that he has been the man entering her dreams and keeping to the shadows. Amy and Lucas share some sort of psychic connection.

As Amy digs deeper, Cyrus becomes worried. At this rate, Amy would quickly learn the truth about who and what she is. Should that happen, Cyrus will no longer be able to protect her.

***** This is the first in an outstanding new paranormal romance series. This is not a new author with little or no experience. (Jaime Rush is the more widely known as Tina Wainscott.) With this new name, Jaime gives readers more of the suspense they crave. From the very beginning my attention was caught and I will not even pretend that I wanted to get free.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fast-paced romantic suspense paranormal thriller January 30, 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In Annapolis, computer data rescuer Amy Shane can see auras, but her life is boring except when she sleeps and vividly dreams of a lover, whom she has never met. However, ennui will look nirvana like after Lucas Vanderwyck bursts into her apartment to inform her that her father was part of an experiment that probably led to his being murdered; not a suicide as officially declared almost two decades ago near Fort Meade. He also says she is an "Offspring" of the experiment and under surveillance. What leaves Amy almost speechless is nothing he says or his breaking into her abode; Lucas is her dream lover and they are not strangers.

Three armed FBI agents arrive and shoot Lucas with a tranquilizer; they inform her he is a serial killer and they take him away. After meeting other Offspring and now fearing even her Uncle Cyrus, Amy makes telepathic contact with Luke while sleeping and vows to rescue him from his incarceration. Luke fears for her life and begs her not to attempt a rescue.

This fast-paced romantic suspense paranormal thriller will hook the audience from the beginning and never slow down until the final confrontation. The story line is filled with plenty of action while starring two delightful offspring who rush OUT OF THE DARKNESS into trouble not of their making. Fans will relish this exhilarating conspiracy thriller.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Darkness February 23, 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
A Perfect Darkness is the first book in a series about The Offspring. The main character is a computer genius who spends her time in seclusion who does not feel she fits in with the world around her. Amy, the heroine sees auras around people. The story line was interesting but at times I became lost in the history of the story. The author had a tendency to spend a lot of time writing about the past instead of focusing in on the present.

Amy is a computer whiz who retrieves lost data from damaged computers. The auras or glows that Amy sees can sometimes tell her what the person's intentions are. Her gift also can tell her if someone has gifts like herself or not. The only other real impacting event in her life thus far was her father's suicide. These two events have set her apart from the outside world. Making her a recluse.

One night a handsome stranger named Lucas bursts into her apartment and whispers a few words to her. These words turn her world around. He claims that her father did not commit suicide at all. He tells her briefly of a group of people called the Offspring and that she is one of them. The FBI burst into her apartment before Amy can ask her any questions from him and takes Lucas away.

Soon Amy realizes that the man was not a stranger at all. He is her dream lover. Her Uncle tells her that Lucas was dangerous but his explanation leaves Amy suspicious. Her sudden thirst to know more about the Offspring and the memory of the encounter with Lucas lead her to a gallery opening. She was stunned to see her dreams put onto canvas. In her dreams the man's face is shadowed. However, on canvas she sees the face of the man in those dreams is Lucas.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good start to the series November 22, 2010
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Jaime Rush starts off her series with an exciting and intriguing book. This book is packed with action, excitement and, of course, romance. From the very beginning you are asking yourself, "what is going on?", just like the protagonist, Amy. Little by little, we learn details about her past, her parents' past, and her strange connection to a group of twenty-somethings with a variety of psychic powers referred to as "the Offspring".

This book could easily make a great movie or tv series.

I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Kindle formatting is very good. No noticeable issues.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting paranormal read
I enjoyed the direction this book went with people having abilities. The only thing I didn't like was some of the character hopping and conversations. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amanda Gill
4.0 out of 5 stars Psychic Paranormal
The Offspring, book 1. Amy & Lucas-- who sees her in her dreams---Eric & Petra, all offspring. Lucas is captured & forced to kill through his dreams until the others rescue him. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Linda Langford
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
Won't be buying anymore books by this author- Not worth the money.

Boring is the only work i can use to describe this book
Published 17 months ago by sarah
4.0 out of 5 stars A Review of Books 1-3! {NO Spoilers}

I can't remember how I found out about this series, but I did and I utterly enjoyed books one and two at the time. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Larissa
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
I love adventure mixed with a little romance... this one gave me both! The men are dreamy, rough and tumble with just the right amount of tenderness.
Published 20 months ago by Sharon Green
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining!
I enjoyed this novel, for me it was a good read i just could not put it down and until I reach the end.
Published 24 months ago by kay
3.0 out of 5 stars A perfect disappointment
I'm glad that I ordered the book and that it got to me in a timely fashion but I am NOT impressed with the shape the book cover is in! Read more
Published on June 28, 2012 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Darkness Has Its Ups and Downs
Recluse Amy Shane was sleeping peacefully in her bedroom when a stranger suddenly awakens her. His name is Lucas Vanderwyck and he's there to let Amy know she's not safe. Read more
Published on January 23, 2011 by L. J. Engelke
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved the idea!!!
This was a really good book, but the writing could have been a little better. I loved the whole idea though, so that kept me interested in the book. Read more
Published on December 13, 2010 by Novel Broad Anna
5.0 out of 5 stars Photo graphy: writing with darkness and light
I was fascinated with this first offering in a series about the Offspring, a group of young men and women a shadowy offshoot of the U.S. Read more
Published on February 1, 2010 by Hangin' ten
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More About the Author

Things that go bump in the night have always fascinated Jaime Rush. Sometimes those things are human; other times, not so much. Her new Hidden series reveals humans with the essence of gods who walk the knife's edge between Miami and a magical world of passion and danger. Part dragon, angel, or sorcerer, they must fight their own kind, demons, and the lure of their darkest nature.

Jaime is the author of the award-winning Offspring series and writes romantic suspense as Tina Wainscott. Altogether she has published twenty-four novels and five novellas. Contests, sneak peeks and more at

The Offspring series is about a group of twenty-somethings who live ordinary lives but possess extraordinary psychic abilities. They are the Offspring of parents involved in a mysterious experiment gone awry. Sexy...dangerous...outcasts... They are being hunted by the government and others like them. Together they must find the truth and fight an enemy out to destroy them.

I also have an alter ego. Jaime Rush is a pseudonym for Tina Wainscott, my real name. As Tina, I wrote 18 books for St. Martin's Press and Harlequin, some of which have won Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award, the Maggie, and RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Awards. I am in the process of bringing out many of these books as e-books under Tina Wainscott!

For more information about me and my books, check out:


Hidden Books in order:

(Available digital only)
Dragon Mine (novella)
Dragon Rising (novella)

(Available in paperback and digital)
Dragon Awakened
Magic Possessed
Angel Seduced

Offspring Books, in order:

A Perfect Darkness, February 2009
Out Of The Darkness, October 2009
Bitten by Cupid, January 2010
--A New York Times bestselling anthology with Lynsay Sands and Pamela Palmer, includes an unrelated Offspring story
Touching Darkness, May 2010
Burning Darkness, February 2011(Triple Top Pick, RT Reviewer's Choice nominee!)
Beyond the Darkness, November 2011 (Joyfully Recommended Book!)
Darkness Becomes Her, June 2012
The Darkness Within (spin off novella 1)
Turn to Darkness (spin off novella 2)
The End of Darkness (wraps up both spin-off group and main group/plot)

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