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Summary

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.

©2014 Laurann Dohner (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Another great listen!

Kat & Darness - a stubborn but loveable couple. Darkness knows he cares for Kat and is protective of her but doesn't want to admit that she is his mate. Typical guy though - he pushes her away and then is surprised when she finally leaves only to need rescuing by him. Happy ending though as he finally gets the girl! The sex between the two of them is great as it is with all of the couples. Definately recommend the series!

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  • tonya
  • 01-01-15

She is stepping up her game

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I actually would. I have been an avid fan of the series even though i have found a few of these books daunting and have been tempted to skip through chapters but this book actually drew me in, the characters were a bit more in depth and enjoyable.

What other book might you compare Darkness to and why?

I think the closest to the type of book is Fury he wants to not want her but it is impossible

Which scene was your favorite?

The best scene i feel was when the Heroine pretty much pulls a gun on the agents and doesn't cower or when she starts with a Bomb blast like its a typical Tuesday.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It really was i only took two days to listen to the whole thing which is pretty quick for me. I didn't want to drag it out the last two hours were pressing i wanted to skip a bit in the middle but other than that it was intriguing

Any additional comments?

I think the author is stepping up her game, the characters are becoming more in depth and i am hoping she keeps it up. I want her to bring in Breezes story and hopefully Trey with a gift because i think that will really add something to the mix that is different than the alpha male species book.

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  • BluBumble
  • 18-01-15

TOTALLY ADDICTING SERIES

Darkness is definitely in the top 5 of the best stories from the New Species series! I'd been waiting for Darkness ever since he was introduced several books ago. He wasn't even a prominent character in the preceding books, but, just the cameos of him left an impression. His sarcastic broody nature throughout the book, made me laugh out loud sometimes; and Kat was just the type of woman to take him on. They're officially one of my favorite 'book couples'. The storyline was intriguing and kept my interest throughout. Overall, Laurann Dohner does an excellent job of writing hilarious and sexy dialogue, that seems to be the staple with New Species. Great narration, even though there's not much variation, New Species series is a stand out for me. I highly recommend this book and series!

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  • Lynnz
  • 31-10-16

As Usual, Awesome Book

The 12th book already. Love this series. Laurann Dohner does a wonderful job of giving us a unique story for each of her New Species books. Vanesa Chambers does a wonderful job of relaying Laurann's characters and bringing them to life. Awesome book, just like all the others.

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  • NEW NAME
  • 16-09-15

Interogate me Darkness!!!!

FBI special agent, that is what Kat is....of course New Species can't know that. She has been sent in undercover to Homeland to search for information and help a prisoner escape if possible. Too bad she blew her cover the first 5 minutes she was there!

Darkness has a very shady past filled with lies and deception and will never trust a human female again. When he finds a female FBI agent posing as a simple lab tech he is furious! It's his past coming back to haunt him, another woman who can't be trusted. He can't stand to see any female abused though so agrees to take over the interrogation. This pretend kitty "KAT" has another thing coming if she thinks she can win against Darkness is a battle of wills.

Lots of great parts this story, we also got some back story on Darkness and in a way Fury. Kat and Darkness were very well matched but there was a bit too much fight in Darkness and some misunderstandings that I didn't like, so it gets 4 stars. I obviously have a new favorite author. Only one more Species book left folks!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-01-15

I love this series

Would you consider the audio edition of Darkness to be better than the print version?

I do not think one medium is better than the other. Listening versus reading offers a different experience. For me, audibles are always about the performance. If you don't have a good narrator, then it can ruin the story. A bad story will be bad wether you read it or listen to it, but a great story can come off bad if the narrator has no talent. And there are a lot of narrators that are horrible. I am thankfull that Vannessa Chambers is a great narrator and I first discovered this series on audibles, so I have experienced every one of them in this medium.

Which character – as performed by Vanessa Chambers – was your favorite?

The question here should be; How was the narrators performance? Vannessa does a great job performing this series. Doing multiple voices is difficult and this series just continues to grow with people, so over time, some of the characters will sound similar. I am amazed though, that she keeps them all different within each book. That is a lot of character voices. I hope Vanessa stays with the series.

Any additional comments?

In previous installments, we got to know Darkness a bit and knew he would be a tough nut to crack. Putting him up against a female FBI agent was genious. This is one of the writer's strenghts. She creates the perfect female character for each New Species Male. A counter part if you will. A lot of erotic writers fill in every book with the same female character which gets boring very quickly. There is a lot of action and intrique in this story, and the two main characters go through a lot of pushing and pulling to work things out. One of the things I love about the NS males is their protective nature that comes to the fore when faced with a mate, almost from the moment they meet. Darkness fights his feelings to the point of exhaustion, but this is his character. If it was real life and he was a friend or family member, I could see myself giving him grief just like Fury. lol

I think the biggest negative with this story was some of the things that the heroine did or did not do that screamed she was no FBI agent. She was not on her guard when she should have been and overlooked things that she should have caught. I will not go into detail due to spoilers. I am sure this was to make her a bit more vulnerable for that Damsel in Distress thing, but the author needed to tighten this up more. Overall, another enjoyable installment to the New Species world.

I absolutely love these characters that keep recurring in every book and the progression of the people and their community. They are such a great family and with each book, the fans of the series get to form a closer bond with all of them. Just remove the sex and we would have a great sci fi tv show.

Some of the characters that I hope get their own stories; Flame, Snow, Torment, Jade, Brass, and a new one - Wager. Since the author keeps adding new male characters, I am sure my list will grow. Flame is my number one pick though as he has been around the longest and I really want him to get his own book. You can't go wrong with this series. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • Denise
  • 07-01-15

Another hit for this series!

What did you love best about Darkness?

Darkness was hard to love, but if I had to name one characteristic it would be his protectiveness of Kat.

What other book might you compare Darkness to and why?

I love this series .... I like how the series continues with each New Species person getting his own story.

Have you listened to any of Vanessa Chambers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I think she does a great job with the New Species books. Her narration is not nasal, easy to listen to and she adopts the persona of her characters. It is reflected well in her narration.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not an extreme reaction, but I do enjoy this series!! I recommend them all!

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  • FrederickT
  • 09-02-15

I liked the series,but

This book made me really dislike both protagonists. Darkness was intolerable at a certain point, and Kat seemed more and more like an emotional punching bag even through the end of the book. The surrounding plot was lighter than usual in some areas and moving in others. this book is not about a tortured soul finding love and acceptance, this is about an ass hole finding someone to emotional abuse. Just because he didn't beat her doesn't make it any less abusive. This is sad addition to the series.

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  • Robyn S.
  • 05-02-17

I am now hooked

What made the experience of listening to Darkness the most enjoyable?
This was the first book that i listened to and now I am hooked. I now have the whole series in my wish list and almost finished with the first book. Very good series

Which character – as performed by Vanessa Chambers – was your favorite?
Did not like the voice of Darkness but book was great

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  • Jody Stephens
  • 02-02-17

Steamy Hot Story!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story was well thought out and entertaining and the narrator did an excellent job.

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  • ilovebooks
  • 09-08-15

My favorite Main Character in the series, Kat.

If you could sum up Darkness in three words, what would they be?

Fifty shades of Kitty

What was one of the most memorable moments of Darkness?

The verbal sparring between Kat and Darkness especially in the first interrogation.

Which character – as performed by Vanessa Chambers – was your favorite?

Kat who was a smart mouthed tough woman and although scared moved forward with Darkness.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed at Fury's knowing remarks to Darkness.

Any additional comments?

My favorite with the two characters sparring and the restrained sexual tension. Not my favorite overall plot, but because there was less action there was more tension between the characters. It was a fair trade off and well done by the author.

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