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Cursed by Darkness (An Urban Fantasy Novel) (Befallen Tides Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Anna Sanders
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Winx is a daevor: a demon who can coerce people into killing themselves. After using her powers to avenge her sister's death, she's sentenced to have her wings severed and serve as a soldier. But Winx refuses to play by the rules. She goes into hiding at a BDSM club in Los Angeles where nobody would think to look for a deadly daevor.

Keaton's friends and family are under attack by savages--people who arise from death as soulless monsters. Winx is the only one with the power to defeat them, and Keaton is determined to harness her dark powers... no matter what it takes.

"Cursed by Darkness" is the first in an urban fantasy trilogy, and it includes the short story, "Killed by Darkness." The sequel, "Challenged by Darkness," is available now!

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About the Author

California. Her interest in writing began at the early age of 12 years old after having an eccentric and exciting English teacher. Her hobbies include hiking, killing zombies in video games, cooking, and obnoxiously singing showtunes. For the past six years, Anna has been an avid participant in the annual NaNoWriMo challenge. She currently resides in Carson City, Nevada with her husband, their two daughters, and a fluffy behemoth of a dog named Jojo. Sign up for the Red Iris Books newsletter to find out when Anna releases her next book! Visit bit.ly/PVSKTH

Product Details

  • File Size: 284 KB
  • Print Length: 213 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937733262
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Red Iris Books (January 6, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009EC25F8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,254 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting worldbuilding but not much else January 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

I really liked the idea of daevors - demons who can compel humans to commit suicide. I haven't seen that yet.

This is an interesting novel, with a fascinating world populated by demons, some type of shapeshifter, and the lixyn, who appear to be angelic. I'm not very clear on that point. And savages, which remind me of zombies.

The beginning is very intriguing, but then things kind of drop off. It didn't really hold my attention. The ending was cool -- I couldn't put it down at one point. But the middle? Kind of blah.

However, this book was very well written and I think it's a good start. Just needs a little bit more, I think.

I'll definitely read the next book in the series. Hopefully, it'll be a bit more exciting.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Left with mixed feelings... October 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Cursed by Darkness is the first book in the Befallen Tides series by Anna Sanders. I was left with mixed feelings about this book.

The Good:
I really like the cover art for this book. It's what drew me into reading the synopsis. The story itself is decent and promising. Winx's character is fleshed out pretty well and I liked her.

The Bad:
This would have been a better story, maybe even a 4 star book had it been better edited. There are several errors in grammar, punctuation, etc... I noticed there were even random periods in the middle of sentences. I think Keaton's character seemed a bit two dimensional and there just wasn't any character building with him. One thing that bugged me was the weird names for common supernatural beings. Daevors are demons, Bandits are some form of werewolf, and Lixyn are basically angels, Savages are zombies...why not just call them what they are?

Overall, I liked the story, but with more editing it would have been much better. Cursed by Darkness seems like a promising series. I wish I could give it a higher rating, but the editing was very lacking.

I got this e-book through the LibraryThing Member Giveaway program in exchange for an honest review.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ready for Book Two October 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book. It is a little on the dark side and at times brutal, but this all sets the groundwork for what I am anticipating to be a really good trilogy. I love Winx. She is angry and broken and harsh, but the woman has strength that shines through no matter how hard she tries to ignore it. Overall the characters are likeable and the baddies are the kind you love to hate. The world was a taste of something different for me and in context is believable. When I finished, I was ready to go on to book two, which to me is always a good sign of my enjoyment of a read.
I received this book from the author with a request for my honest review without any compensation whatsoever, other than the joy of reading a new book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique Demon Story November 15, 2012
By Mandy
Format:Paperback
I received a copy of Cursed by Darkness from a member giveaway from Librarything. Winx is a demon known as a daevor because she's gifted with the abilities of being able to convince people to do her will as well as kill themselves. When her sister is raped and murdered Winx does what any sister would do she sets out for justice against the humans who killed her. However the three don't see it as justice instead they see it as an attack against the humans because Winx used her gift to have them mutilate themselves to death. The three devise a punishment for her that they feel is satisfactory first they remove her wings which will never grow back and drop her into their military boot camp training her to kill Savages (Zombies).

Winx has other plans, she's not the killing type and disapears in L.A. working at Skinned a strip club where she can let the little demon part of herself out. She's content to hide away from the three and live her life as a human until a handsome bandit shows up at the club looking for her. Wanting him to leave she agrees to talk to him if only to find out how he found her. When he tells her of the Savages killing his pack and that she's the only one who can help them, she doesn't bat an eye, it's when he tells her he was sent to find her by a lixyn a higher demon. Winx decides that the three know she's in L.A. and running off with Keaton might be the best choice.

The pair head for Colorado where Keaton's pack is waiting for them slaying the Savages on their way. Once they arrive in the forest Keaton heads off to find his pack and get clearance to bring Winx into the pack because they keep the location secret.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent zombie story September 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This isn't a bad start to a new series. There was lots of action and the gore wasn't too over the top. But I felt that the story was too short for the author to flesh out the characters properly. They wound up being rather two dimensional.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cursed by Darkness is a Great New Fantasy Novel December 8, 2012
By Deb
Format:Kindle Edition
A daevor named Winx is being punished because she killed five humans. Her wings are taken away, how can a daevor go on without her wings? She is able to stay out of sight until a bandit named Keaton shows up and changes her plans. Keaton's pack is having issues with the Savages. Packs of Savages have been seen more than in the past and Keaton needs her help to save his pack from further attacks. Winx finds out that the lixyn, the highest authority in the supernatural world, have figured out where she has been hiding and want her to do the job she was trained to do.

I greatly enjoyed this new spin on the supernatural world. This is the beginning of a new series. I look forward to the next book. This is a definite 4 stars for me.

Disclaimer: This book was received a member giveaway at LibraryThing.
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I don't like it. Not my kind of book at all. So corny..... drawn out and extremely boring I might add.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cursed by Darkness
I have this book three stars because it was a good read and stood out as unique but there were a few flaws and some lacking development in several areas that kept me from fully... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Krissy Malott
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This book was really awesome. It is different from what I usually read. It was a great read. I couldn't put down.
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Published 6 months ago by SweetReadz
5.0 out of 5 stars very good read
can't wait to get the others in this trilogy love my vampire demon type books very well written and keeps you wanting to know what happens next love it
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I thought the book was good the story was original. A pretty violent preview at the end leaves me wondering if I want to read on though.
Published 6 months ago by Karla Boyd
1.0 out of 5 stars horrible
it was horrible!!!! this book was not written well. the plot was all over the place and didn't make any sense, which causes you to lose focus
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Anna Sanders is a simple soul originally from southern California. Her interest in writing began at the early age of 12 years old after having an eccentrically exciting English teacher. Her hobbies include hiking, killing zombies in video games, cooking, and obnoxiously singing show tunes. For the past six years Anna has been an avid participant in the annual NaNoWriMo challenge.

She currently resides in Carson City, Nevada with husband, their two year old daughter and a fluffy behemoth of a dog named Jojo. To hear about Anna's latest releases, sign up for the Red Iris Books newsletter here -- bit.ly/PVSKTH

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