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Darkness (New Species Book 12) [Kindle Edition]

Laurann Dohner
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Book 12 in the New Species series. It is advisable to read the books in order to get the most enjoyment from the series.


Kat’s boss wants dirt on the NSO. She is sent to Homeland undercover but everything goes wrong as soon as she enters the front gates. She is arrested by a big, powerful, sexy New Species but she is not frightened. He turns her on and things heat up fast between them. Now, she just hopes he doesn’t break her heart.


Darkness admires Kat’s courage but he cannot trust anything she says. He hasn’t been with a female for years because he knows he is too damaged. He is not mate material, despite his desire to possess her in every way. Darkness fears losing control—the one thing that defines his life. He doesn’t think he can tear down the protective walls he’s built, even for her.


Inside Scoop: Kat never realized how much fun handcuffs and dominant males could be until she discovered her kinky side through Darkness’ need for control.


A Romantica® paranormal romance from Ellora’s Cave



Product Details

  • File Size: 521 KB
  • Print Length: 359 pages
  • Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc (September 23, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MAN1MLG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,828 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In my top three favorites for the series September 24, 2014
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I have to say that this is one of my top three favorite New Species for a whole host of reasons, starting with loving the kick butt heroine, the pace, the intermingling of new species we know and love, bringing the overarching storyline full circle, as well as a truly damaged new species who's been more damaged than most. If you haven't been reading the series, I wouldn't recommend starting here since the storyline has its roots all the way back to book 1, Fury, through the last, True. You could skip some books in between, but those two are the most important to this particular book.

Kat is an FBI agent who's been sent undercover into Homeland under the guise of instructor from a forensic crime lab, except she blows her cover immediately by kicking some serious a$$, as this book starts with a bang... literally. She's really been sent to search and recover someone for her boss, but Kat knows something is not right about the operation and uses the opportunity as a break instead, with all intentions of returning empty handed, except now she has to tap dance her way around her impressive combat techniques. After the NSO discover she's with the FBI, they decide to play along with her pathetic story to see why she's truly at Homeland. Something along the lines of keep your friends close and your enemies closer, Darkness is determined to uncover Kat's secrets by any means possible.

The lowdown is that there is a significant amount of angst, but it felt right in this context. Darkness has been through some pretty bad stuff and I felt the story explained well enough why he is the way he is.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars another hit in a series that just keeps getting better September 30, 2014
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Ok let me start by saying I love this series, it is one of if not my favorite PR romance series that I weigh other shifter/DNA books by and most sadly fall flat as a pancake so when I stalk Laurann Dohner I get excepted like it's Christmas when I see a new New Species book coming out. I couldn't wait for this book then I read the teasers and I was even more excited and I got this book the second I could.

Coming to the NSO was nothing Kat planned or wanted but her boss at the FBI ordered it, so she made her own plan to have fun and play dumb when she returned to work while hiding any information she found. Entering the NSO Kat stops a deadly threat and that puts her on Darkness's radar. Darkness doesn't trust humans but especially woman and he is who is called on when information is needed from a tough case. Seeing Kat Darkness knows she isn't what she seems so he sets about to find the truth.

The more time they spend together the more they can't deny the attraction and convince themselves that a purely physical relationship is a good idea. As they get to know each other the more it becomes hard to deny their feelings. But Darkness still can't let go of his past and his feelings for humans. When both Darkness and Kat think it is the end a threat is revealed that could cost someone their life and the feelings they have and tried so hard to deny won't be hidden any longer.

I have to say I was a little worried about this book when I got a little ways into it. I try my best not to read reviews of books I really want to read and if the author is someone I know I can trust because others opinions (too many of them) can ruin my experience of a book and theres always the chance something important will be spoiled.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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The New Species series has to be one of my all-time favorite story lines. I have a tradition that just prior to the release of a new - New Species, book I will down load and read the entire prior stories to re-embrace the New Species family. I love all the main characters, but I am partial to a few store lines over others but none ever disappoint. These are well written books with interesting character development and story lines and they always provide a happy ending. The intimate scenes are hot and well described without being overwhelming.

Darkness is the most recent; in fact I had it pre-ordered and was happily anticipating its arrival. Ms. Dohner hit it out of the park once again. It’s amazing that even after 12 story lines the evolving lives at Homeland and Reservation continue to be intriguing, entertaining and well developed. There is always depth in the writing providing an understanding for the backgrounds for both H/h as well as the parallel characters within the story and this was definitely the case with Darkness. These peaks into the past for the New Species gives me even more of an appreciation for what the New Species have overcome to find happiness. I love that we get glimpses of many of the past couples and many of my favorite secondary characters. I can’t wait for the next story – Smiley. He has waited long enough for his chance at love. I have a feeling that Trey and Breeze are due soon as well (hint-hint) and I would love for Ven to find a family.

I have read just about everything that Ms. Dohner has written and I’m never disappointed but I must confess that this series is by far my favorite. I hope these stories continue to develop for I would be saddened not to be given new history on the development of the New Species community. Thank you, thank you!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars darkness
I have read all of the New Species books up to this one & have loved everyone. Laurann is a fantastic writer & this series is amazing. Read more
Published 1 hour ago by Mysterbree
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
can't wait for the next installment
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The best one yet! Loved this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great addition to the series.
Published 2 days ago by Chandelle Skuppin
5.0 out of 5 stars I also like her other series
I adore this series! I am always looking to see if new books are out for this series. I also like her other series.
Published 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars It is with sadness that I found that what was ...
It is with sadness that I found that what was once an interesting and innovative series has turned trite with a very predictable conclusion.
Published 5 days ago by B. Books
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD BOOK
DARKNESS WAS ONE OF THE BEST NEW SPECIES BOOKS I HAVE READ SINCE SHE WROTE NUMBER 7 TIGER THE OTHER BOOKS WERE OK BUT I THINK THIS BOOK WAS AS GOOD AS THE FIRST FEW BOOKS THAT SHE... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Terri Sue Latham
3.0 out of 5 stars I love Dohner's work and will continue to read her New ...
I love Dohner's work and will continue to read her New Species series, but Darkness fell flat for me. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Stefani
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
I love all of Laurann Dohner's books. I have not found one that I haven't LOVED!!!! Such a great series, and I can't wait for more!!!!
Published 9 days ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Another GREAT book!!!!
What an awesome read!!! Eagerly anticipated book and was NOT disappointed with it at all!!!! It has everything in it that I've come to expect and love from Laurann Dohner!!! Read more
Published 10 days ago by Pattie
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I'm a full time wife, mother, and author. I've been lucky enough to have spent over two decades with the love of my life and look forward to many, many more years with Mr. Laurann. I'm addicted to iced coffee, the occasional candy bar (or two), and trying to get at least five hours of sleep at night.

I love to write all kinds of stories. I think the best part about writing is the fact that real life is always uncertain, always tossing things at us that we have no control over, but when your write you can make sure there's always a happy ending. I love that about being an author. My favorite part is when I sit down at my computer desk, put on my headphones to listen to loud music to block out everything around me, so I can create worlds in front of me.

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OMG...I've been waiting for this book forever.However,at a price of $9.99 I might have to hold off for longer.
Aug 13, 2014 by Mecarra |  See all 12 posts
Audiobook release date?
I contacted Audible about an audio book and they said they were passing it on to Amazon. I also contacted Laurann Dohner. No date as of yet but I hope soon, Smiley too!
Oct 18, 2014 by ilan |  See all 9 posts
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Try The Brides of the Kindred series by Evangeline Anderson. I am addicted to this series as well.
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