Love is Darkness

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Love is Darkness

Love is Darkness Valerie Dearborn wants a life as light and fluffy as cotton candy life but it s like a puffer fish pointy unusual and if not prepared exactly right deadly In London for graduate school Val knows s

  • Title: Love is Darkness
  • Author: Caroline Hanson
  • ISBN: 9781466365957
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Valerie Dearborn wants a life as light and fluffy as cotton candy life, but it s like a puffer fish pointy, unusual, and if not prepared exactly right deadly In London for graduate school, Val knows she s finally free Her father and ex almost boyfriend are back in California and she s out of the Vampire hunting biz for good Or is she She draws the attention of LuValerie Dearborn wants a life as light and fluffy as cotton candy life, but it s like a puffer fish pointy, unusual, and if not prepared exactly right deadly In London for graduate school, Val knows she s finally free Her father and ex almost boyfriend are back in California and she s out of the Vampire hunting biz for good Or is she She draws the attention of Lucas, a 1600 year old Vampire, and King to his kind He s also wicked hot As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can t refuse help him find out if the Others Empaths, Fey and Werewolves still exist or he ll stop protecting those she loves Lucas tells her that Empaths were a Vampire s biggest weakness before going extinct hundreds of years ago While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a Vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming with emotions at will The one detail he leaves out Valerie is an Empath And after 1600 years of an emotionless existence, Lucas wants Valerie like a recovering alcoholic wants a wine cooler Can she keep those she loves alive, stop Lucas from munching on her, survive a fanged revolution and still find a way to have that boring, normal life she s always wanted Probably not, but boy is she gonna try

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    1. The BookChick on said:

      Reading this book was about as interesting as listening to my own brain cells die. Oh, now isn't that coincidental.ral brain cells died a horrible death in the reading of this book. I'm not sure if this book was supposed to be PNR, UF, YA, Indie or what. But whatever it's supposed genre, it was a horribly painful book to read.The heroine, and please know that I use the word loosely, was a slut. I hate throwing around such a tabooed word as slut.*RAHRAHRAHwoman's libd feminism rocks*However, Val [...]

    2. Mariℓina on said:

      4,5 Stars.Yes, it took me more than 3 years to finish this book but that is definitely not a comment to the storyline itself. I loved it from the beginning i just lost it somewhere and it took me awhile to complete it.Valerie Dearborn is a great heroine, witty, mouthy, seeking for normalcy in her life and nowadays alone. After she decides that the vampire hunting lifestyle is not for her, she leaves everything behind and restarts her life. But that won't last for a long time. Bound to trouble li [...]

    3. Carrie (Badass, Alpha-male, Cowboy Connoisseur ) on said:

      I am a paranormal romance and all things vampire junkie. There isn't much I haven't read, and finding a book with a new twist on things is hard to come by. With that said, I was skimming through my Kindle one evening looking for a book to jump out at me, I came accross Love is Darkness and thought "hmmmm, let's give it a try". A few hours later and some very swoon worthy moments, I finished the book and went on the search for book number 2. My heart ached when I found out I would have to wait un [...]

    4. Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘ on said:

      Review posted: 11.06.2016*Might contain spoilers*“You want me to be unselfish? A vampire is selfish. We kill so that we can survive, that is the ultimate selfishness.”I really, really hate Valerie. She's a selfish bitch, who only cares for herself. She's also a goddamn schizo, and she blames everyone else but herself for situations that are not others fault. She's violent (at least that's what I see her as), tries to provoke a 1600 year old vampire with violence. One minute she speaking soft [...]

    5. Marina on said:

      Lucas. A 1600 year old vampire King attempting to restore ballance in both supernatural and human world, while attempting to keep at bay his unquenchable desire for Val, a Hunter's daughter and Empath. She could destroy him with only her emotions. Bring him to his knees with her confusing want for him. Torn between games of politics, rebellions, and a pull so strong it does not end with this book but keeps us waiting for more.His gaze burned into hers, words quiet and forceful. “You want me to [...]

    6. mich on said:

      Hmm, something was missing hereoh yeah, a plot.I'm not a big vampire book reader, so I'm not sure what even made me get this. I did read a few pretty good ones recently, like The Greyfriar -a steampunk vampire book, and The Immortal Rules -a dystopian vampire book, so I guess I figured I'd keep going until I read one that would make me stop buying them. Found it!I'm not sure who this book is even geared to - it reads really juvenile, yet there's some pretty graphic sex scenes, so I don't think i [...]

    7. J.A. Eckert on said:

      Simply put AMAZING! Now for the details.Hanson has easily earned a position in my top ten favorite authors, which is not easy to do. I consider myself a tough customer and Caroline Hanson has solidly delivered! Her plot was involved and woven very well. Her pacing was spot on and she did a good job of providing tension and conflict in the form of external and internal conflict in every scene. Character development was great as well, I felt connected with the characters and could really visualize [...]

    8. Sheri on said:

      All Valerie wanted was a normal life. Raised by her father to be a vampire hunter, she had always known that as soon as she was old enough she would leaving that life of death and danger behind. Starting over on her own is not as easy as she thought it would be, and running from her past is next to impossible. I really like Valerie as a protagonist. She does not come from a perfect little world where everything is rose colored and happy. Her whole life has revolved around death and fear, and her [...]

    9. Michelle Cummings on said:

      I absolutely loved this book (except for the kindle typos, but I don't blame the author for that). To me this is a cross between Buffy the Vampire Slayer (see why I liked it?!) and the Fever series. But it doesn't feel derivative in any sense to me. I found the storytelling phenomenal, the characters engaging and the worldbuilding quite fascinating, and some parts actually laugh out loud funny. (one such quote "probably not a Kindle kind of guy. Just a guess.") I had absolutely no problem steppi [...]

    10. Mithrendiel on said:

      This book came up on a discussion thread about books similar to Moning’s Fever series. It is a little indie book from a self-published author. I found it refreshingly engaging, witty, and well written. I’m not sure I’d compare it to Moning’s Fever series because it’s not an epic fantasy novel, but I can draw favorable parallels to the Neill’s Chicagoland series. Love is Darkness however, stands up on it's own two legs as a superb addition to the parnormal romance genre.Premise: Vale [...]

    11. *P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist on said:

      This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.3.5 starsSo, how to resist to a title & cover like this, even if it has the one thing I despise when reading and what usually makes me stay away from a book- the (in)famous curse of a LOVE TRIANGLE? I know I tried and failed, but fortunately I'm not sorry this time.This actually turned out to be one of the rare books I've read and liked, although it has a *love triangle* in it. I know I always say that I'm not so big on romance and cheesy lines, but [...]

    12. Samantha Young on said:

      I’m on an adult urban fantasy kick at the moment and Caroline Hanson’s Love is Darkness was a delicious meal in my feeding frenzy. Hanson’s modern, smooth and polished prose drew me in from the first page. I was immediately engaged by Val and Jack, the tension and chemistry between them was absolutely electric! Val is an incredibly likeable heroine. There’s a lot about her that’s relatable - certain insecurities, loneliness, a drive for something ‘more’. She just wants an ordinary [...]

    13. Meg on said:

      The description pretty well sums up the book. Valerie Dearborn wants a simple human life, but she keeps getting sucked into the dark underworld of the Otherswell, the vampires anyway.Overall, this was a good book, but not a great one. The characters were reasonably believable, the plot was fast enough to keep me entertained, but there were also quite a few problems that were distracting during the read, including grammar and spelling errors, and problematic point of view switches (one paragraph [...]

    14. VampireNovelFan on said:

      I think I’ve found a new series that’s *dear* to me!Correction, I think I must thank Val for throwing it in my face how good this series is. This is the best 99 cents I've spent yet! Of course the price has increased to a whopping $1.99, but I can assure you it's worth breaking the bank for this one.Valerie Dearborn has spent her life trying to avoid her destiny. As a child, she watch her mother meet a tragic end at the hands of a vampire. That unfortunate turn of events changed her life for [...]

    15. Steph on said:

      4 1/2 StarsAnother surprisingly decent cheap read. I am again struck by how many good Indy authors there are out there. The first book in the series is a twist on the very overdone subject of Vampires. But don't let that deter you from checking out this very engaging and fast read. A little more UF than PNR, but there are still plenty of hot scenes to take in.*******Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life, but it’s more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and—if not prepared exactly righ [...]

    16. Samantha **ParaNormal Romance Party** on said:

      ***4.5 Stars***1st line in the book---> He wasn't God.Caroline Hanson does a brilliant job in taking the vampire myth and putting a twist to it. I had been hearing how her Vamps are not the romanticized version many stories portray them as today. Instead, they are more Anne Rice style. Her vampires are deadly, they are selfish, and eat people because its their nature.I thoroughly enjoyed this story! Valerie Dearborn is one of the last surviving Empaths in the world. Living in a family of vamp [...]

    17. Ciara on said:

      I absolutely loved this book!! A mixture of drama, wit, sex, and history-Caroline Hanson got it right!!!! Valeria Dearborn had her mother killed by a vampire and now her father has become a renown vampire slayer. Jack becomes apart of their somber lil family when his parents are ravagely taken from him at the hands at a ruthless vampire. Together, Jack and her father try to convince Val to train as a Hunter so she, too, can rid the world of vampires and avenge her mothers death. Instead Val deci [...]

    18. Talk Supe on said:

      OK, @caroline_hanson I can't be stopped, I will be reading book 2 NOW. (After I calmed down) Full review at Talk SupeLOVE IS DARKNESS is a vivid and captivating story. CHanson went all out and didn't spare any details, she gave me lust, blood, gore, love, terror and hate among others. Aside from Val, Lucas and Jack, the villains were superb and the intrigue and conflict were well plotted. The pacing was a steady beat until it finally led to this big blow at the vampire Challenge. My jaw dropped [...]

    19. Lauren Stewart on said:

      These characters are fantastic. How I love a book with two equally sexy men and a cute, funny heroine. It was really enjoyable and I have no idea what will happen in book two. In fact, I don't even know what I WANT to have happen in book two. Hmm :)

    20. Irina Villacis on said:

      ANTES DE TODO le doy un 4 porque a) me ha parecido un sacrilegio que lo deje en la mejor parteb) me ha costado un montón terminarlo . de hecho me quedado un monton de veces dormida leyendo el pasado con el presente. me ha confundido y eso que estoy muy agradecida con la autoracon poner fechas y lugares antes de los capitulos perfectamente pulcros el primer libro de la trilogia y tambien el primero que leo de la autora. resulta que por equivocacion o porque pensé que el primero no tenia nada bu [...]

    21. Keren Hughes on said:

      What to say about this book? Well if it was possible to give it more than 5 stars, you can trust me, I would. Why? Well let me explain:When I first heard about this book, I took one look at the cover and thought it was SMOKING hot. That was the initial draw for me, because I like a book to have an enticing cover. Yes, I know you can still get a good story even with mediocre cover art, but it always helps if the cover is aesthetically pleasing.Second of all, I read the 'blurb' on and it sounded [...]

    22. Nancy Cavaliere on said:

      Okay, let me just sayOMF'in G!!! I devoured this book! The storyline is SO GOOD, like ice cream on a hot day, its very fast paced, and the character development is amazing! The romance is sexy, fulfilling and has a hint of fear, but in a good way.Warning Spoilers Ahead-Our main Gal, Val, is completely captivating with her wittiness, sarcasm, innocence and her sense of right and wrong. I really liked the fact that Caroline made Val so intense, shes almost reckless with her emotions and her passio [...]

    23. Julia on said:

      Valerie's family is screwed up. She has a dead mother, a disinterested father, and a quasi-boyfriend who may be hot and dangerous, but frankly pisses me off. So, how is it that Valerie, a girl who wants absolutely nothing to do with her family vampire hunting business, ends up being so immersed that there is no possible escape? The answer is both complicated and simple Specifically the lust of Lucas, the vampire king. I love how the book description puts it, "after 1600 years of an emotionless e [...]

    24. Nawnee on said:

      This is the first in a supernatural series where the main character's father has a life long obsession with hunting and killing vampire's. Valerie wants nothing more than a normal life and the constant fighting and blood shed have made her determined to make her life as normal as possible. She has no idea how far from normal she is until the king of vampire's takes an interest in her, Valerie has no idea that she is probably the last empathy a live, and Lucius wants her to be his mind body and s [...]

    25. Pam Godwin on said:

      **This is a review of the trilogy as a whole.**Forget Twilight. This series is one of the best hidden treasures amidst a genre of brooding passive-aggressive vampires. In this densely carnal, twisted take on fey, vampire, and otherworld magic, the heroine Valerie shines beneath the crushing weight of her love for two heroes. Jack, her childhood friend turned vampire hunter, is committed to keeping things platonically frustrating. Lucas, the 1600 year old vampire king, is complicated by his cold [...]

    26. MsBDiamondDiva1 on said:

      Loved, loved and loved this short. Even with the story pretty much being the norm, the author did make enough unique qualities that it keep me drawn in. I love that Valerie aka "Val", really just wants a normal life after seeing her mother murdered by a vampire. Not only does that night bring the destruction of their family, it also makes her existence known to Lucas; king of the vampires. And Lucas is set out on making Val his, he watches Val from a distance; making sure she is safe. Val's chil [...]

    27. Yvonne on said:

      Fear, mystery and romanceWhat a fantastic new paranormal romance! Caroline Hanson has successfully delivered a deliciously engrossing book and carved a spot in my top ten list of writers, (not an easy thing to do), along with Jeaniene Frost, Colleen Gleason, and Karen Marie Moning. This book is the best indie adult book that I have purchased on (and that says a lot). Yes, there are vampires in this story, however, the empath addition keeps the story unique. I was a little leary when I first sta [...]

    28. Novels On The Run on said:

      MICHELLE'S REVIEW:RATING : 4.5 LUCAS & JACK STARS!!Firstly I must thank Caroline for my review copies and also thank Jennifer on facebook who recommended this series to me and Lisa who swooped in with a comment on ‘ooooh. you are going to so love this series!’. Well, after that, I just had to contact Caroline. These lovely girls on fb read the lesser known authors too, when they simply love the authors workI am all ears. So I slid some time aside and cracked ‘Love Is Darkness’ open. [...]

    29. Kim Chappell on said:

      I loved this book! Valerie is raised by her father Nate, who becomes a vampire hunter after her mother is killed by a vampire. Valerie was home when it happened and has tried to gone on with her life a normally as possible but Nate just want let her. He wants her to learn to defend herself against vampires and want rest until she learns. When she is around 8 years old they are in London and the hotel where they are staying is attacked and Jack's parents are both killed by a female vampire infron [...]

    30. Crystal on said:

      I stumbled upon this book by accident at Barnes and Nobles Nook Store and overall I'm very happy that I did. This is the first in a series about a young woman name Valerie. Evidently her mother was killed in front of her by a vampire when she was a young child. Her father became a changed man that was obsessed by killing vampires even to the detriment of Val's well-being. Along the way they pick up an Italian orphan, Jack, who's entire family was slaughtered by a vampire. Basically, Val can not [...]

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