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Darkness (The Ethereal Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Crystal Adamson
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50% of Darkness’ proceeds are going to Joplin Missouri’s Tornado Relief
(to Habitat for Humanity)
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Mare Knotting is about to discover the beings that gave raise to our myths, but what surprises her more than their reality is the fact that they are the children of angels.

Mare is the single mother of three-and-a-half year-old Clarissa. But while Mare’s world spins because of her daughter, Christian—Clarissa’s abandoning father and Mare’s ex-boyfriend—has never had and has never wanted anything to do with Clarissa. However, Christian’s mother, Gene, has always played a huge role in Clarissa’s life—and Mare’s. Mare’s parents passed in a car crash shortly before she turned fifteen, and Gene has been a second mother to Mare ever since Christian and her began dating. Wrapped up in work, school, and Clarissa, Mare tries hard to make a good life for her daughter. So, Mare has no time for a social life—even after she meets gorgeous Daniel Stotts.

While she tries to convince herself that she has no feelings for fellow-classmate Daniel, Mare also has to try to ignore the signs that Daniel has reciprocating feelings for her. But once Daniel confesses that he is telepathic and warns Mare to forego the DNA-splicing financial-aid project she has enrolled in at school, Mare finds it pretty simple to shut Daniel off her radar. Mare believes Daniel is delusional because according to him, he has heard in the minds of the corporation that they are truly trying to create a superhuman, nothing like they are claiming to be doing. And that may be for the best—Mare believing Daniel is unstable—because the unanticipated contact by Christian makes Mare realize that she had never gotten over him the way she had thought she had.

Proceeding with the project, when Mare turns in her results, she has to be rescued from inhuman beings sent after her. Thankful someone rescued her; Mare is astonished to find that her rescuer is Daniel—and that he moves as inhumanly as the beings chasing her. And once Daniel has Mare safe, he explains to her the truth of the world; that Ethereals—fallen angels, their children, and their grandchildren—exist… and they are where the human’s vampire and werewolf legends have stemmed. As if everything isn’t overwhelming enough for Mare already, she then finds out everyone she knows is a part of that Etheric world—including her daughter!

All being too much for her mind to handle, Mare blacks out—awaking to realize who and what she really is.
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Darkness is a ninety-six thousand word, paranormal romance that not only gives a different spin on the vampire and werewolf tale, but it touches on the emotions of individuals in broken homes.

Thank you for reading this product description and showing a peeking interest in my writing.
Thank you if you were peeked enough to download a sample.
And if you were peeked enough to download a copy, thank you, thank you, thank you!!
I hope to help as many families as possible that lost all of their possessions in the Joplin Tornado (May 22, 2011).

Product Details

  • File Size: 457 KB
  • Print Length: 267 pages
  • Publisher: Crystal D. Adamson (July 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0059XRUHY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,056,871 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Fallen Angel Tale February 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Adamson has created a compelling story with great character building and enticing paranormal elements. Different from the many fallen angel novels making their way to bookshelves across the world, Adamson gears her novel towards adults, focusing on the battle between good and evil through genetic mutations, creating an intense read as Mare learns the truth behind the myths and her own family background.

I really enjoyed this novel, especially as Adamson creates such vivid characters that nearly jump off the pages. Mare is a level-headed young woman struggling to do right by her child, born out of wedlock, and I truly enjoyed reading about this strong female lead. Her priorities are in the right place, and though it's a difficult endeavor to put herself through college and raise a child, she does a phenomenal job, and is believable--Adamson has created a strong woman that every reader can look up to. I really enjoyed her as the lead character, and watching her struggle to decipher and understand the events happening around her was a lot of fun; I felt like I was there with her, figuring it out as the story progressed.

Daniel and Christian were also well-developed characters that I enjoyed, though I can't say that I like one more than the other. Like Mare, I am torn as both men offer such wonderful possibilities, and yet, Clarissa truly needs her father... Adamson's ability to add a love story amongst the turmoil of war is amazing, and I was captivated as I read. Overall, this is a great novel with superb explanations concerning witches, fallen angels and their abilities, as well as how and why Satan is attempting to create an army to take over the world. I highly recommend it.
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