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Summary

When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one? Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn't the only reason she's hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she's spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp. The catch? Her new partner is Christian Poe - a smug, handsome vampire whom she'd rather stake than go on a stakeout with. They're hot on the trail of a human killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. One misstep during her probationary period could jeopardize Raven's chance at redemption, and her partner would love nothing more than to see her fail. Dark secrets, unexpected twists, and a blurred line between good and evil will keep you on the edge of your seat. Will Raven find the courage to succeed, or will she give in to her dark nature?

©2017 Dannika Dark (P)2017 Tantor

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  • I OFarrell
  • St leonards on sea, United Kingdom
  • 11-02-17

strong start

What about Nicole Poole’s performance did you like?

The Irish accents are charming.

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Raven is a crossbreed who kills her own kind, but she only kills those who hurt humans. She’s kept herself hidden from the authorities for so long that she’s gotten used to being on her own and when someone asks her to put her talents to use, she can’t seem to be the person they are looking for.
This is a brilliant start to a new series, and it has all my favourite elements in starting with romance. This paranormal romance incudes many strong characters and a storyline that pulls on the heartstrings as well as making the reader laugh. Of course, I’ve come to expect nothing less from Dark and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. If you get the opportunity to listen to the audio version you won’t be disappointed.

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great book

I loved all the main characters in this book and I am so looking forward to starting the second book. I kept switching from audio to reading and there was no difference or mistakes in either I found the the woman reading the book has a calm soothing voice

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Light, fun supernatural story

This is a little reminiscent of X men: a group of powerful supernatural beings lead by one man cross paths with Raven, struggling to come to terms with her identity. The story has pace and scope. However I do not think the reader's tone suits the material. Though the sample shows that she is good at voices, the mangling of a key characters Irish accent would make the cast of Far and Away cringe. I didn't think I could get past it, but the story did eventually suck me in anyway.

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Below Average

I'm very disappointed with this book. Nicole Poole narration was spot on as usual however the story itself was frankly boring. The dynamic between the main character and love interested felt disingenuous. The attempt at humour was poor. I have just finished KF Breene fire and ice series. Her wit, skill, ability to develop characters and interesting plots makes dannika dark seem like an amateur.

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loved it!

really enjoyed the book, the reader was good too, although you need to overlook the Irish accent!

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Excellent

Really enjoyed this book and cannot wait for the next in the series also brilliantly narrated

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Great way to escape.

I've thoroughly enjoyed this story, particularly the narration.

Ive found that the narration can make or break an audio book and this one is aldantastic to enjoy. Each character has their own distinct voice and Raven's tone of voice stays badass. (So many narrators use weak tone of voice with a strong character - not this one!!)

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Awesome!! She never fails to deliver!

Great story that has you hooked and gasping for the story that just keeps you reeled in.
Can't wait to see how the story continues.

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I LOVE THIS BOOK

This book is definitely the best audiobook I have listened to in a while, it kept me hooked and the narrator has a really nice reading voice with lovely tones that expose more of the story that you might have thought possible! I am a big fan of jeanine frost but this writer is going to be one of my new favourites.
This book has a whole new take on the supernatural world ... From vampires, mages through to grave walkers. The characters are endearing and some are troublesome but you soon change your way of thinking as the book progresses.
Raven is a lost half-breed who finds trouble and exterminates it but is later discovered by the supernatural non-official group called Keystone and that's when the fun really starts!
THIS IS A MUST FOR THOSE INTO THE SUPERNATURAL (I have discovered a whole new version of the supernatural in this book and I love it)

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Another Stellar Start to a Series!!

I have always loved the details in Dannika Dark's books. I love how the specific specie traits remain constant from one series to the next, whether vampire, mage, shifter and so on. That makes it easier to follow the plot lines, build the world with intricate layers in the reader's imagination and, in turn, commit to the stories. It is a clear case of once you start, you will be drawn in and you may not be able stop!

Christian Poe is one such character. He played a fairly prominent role in a previous series so now it may be his turn. However Raven Black is the star protagonist with all the strengths and weaknesses that position represents. And (yeah!) a new series is born! The supporting characters are also full of flavour and intrigue and their individual stories (past series indicate that their stories are often woven into the series) have loads of potential.

This isn't the first time Nicole Pool has narrated Dannika Dark's books. Her voice has a lyrical quality that projects the subtle nuances of the story.

Overall thoroughly enjoyable! I am looking forward to the next installment.

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  • Cheri
  • 02-02-17

Keystone Was A Decent Spin Off But.....

.....I didn't feel it was a solid follow up to the original series.

Dannika Dark has a created a unique world of mages, vampires and interesting characters; however, I was a little disappointed with this spin off. The story is dialogue driven, slow to develop, and it felt more like a YA story. The romance between Raven and Christian Poe was lacking, and I really didn't feel like it was going anywhere. I was hoping for more romance, chemistry and attraction between the character, but instead there was a lot of dialogue and drama. I really liked her other series Seven Years, and absolutely loved Risk. For Dannika Dark fans, this is probably a must listen, but I'm on the fence if I will be continuing the series.

As usual, Nicole Poole does an excellent job narrating. I loved all the different accents she gave the characters.

I used my credit for this story, and kinda wished I had waited to see if it would have been offered as a whispersync deal or on sale.

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  • Gracie
  • 08-02-17

And she did it again! Another fantastic book.

What I really loved about this book is the fact that it dove more into the world around the characters. I got the chance to get to know a little about each breed and their characteristics, even listening to some I've never heard of before. I believe this book would be a good first book to read going into the series blind. And as for the narrator Nicole Poole is my absolute favorite narrator ever!

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  • jeff fulkerson
  • 07-02-17

Great new series !

loved the characters, performance and story-for the most part. a couple of hiccups, with some implausible plot points, but forgiveable.

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  • Tara Stearns
  • 15-10-17

Surprised

Not my usual choice - I usually go for a romance with a HEA ending - but, I knew going in it was a series and was in the mood for a good paranormal - this book delivered! I really enjoyed Raven’s journey, the action, the world they live in... and of course Christian, but all the other characters, too.

I really enjoyed the narrator’s performance. I think she conveyed both female and male voices really well (something that I find with some other narrators distracting). She made it really easy to get list in the story.

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  • Nancy
  • 02-02-17

Another AMAZING story

I have not been disappointed by anything I have read by Dannika Dark. this one is no exception. I cannot wait to see what happens next. I also love how all of her series have a tiein in some way.

Nicole Poole is phenomenal!

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  • Esther BLacker
  • 07-02-17

another win for Dannika Dark

so excited to start this new series!
great character development, plot and pace!
loved it

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  • michelle
  • 17-02-17

Love Danika Dark but

I love her books but book 1 in this new series isn't that good. Love Christian but the new character is just ok. Need to know about her back history. How did she become a half breed. Hopefully book 2 will get into that more

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  • Makida
  • 17-02-17

What a wonderful beginning!

I loved this book. It is a great start to a new series! Dannika has don't it again! I loved Raven and how she was able to accept who she is as a crossbreed. The chemistry between her and Christian was so electric! It was also full of humor! I can't wait to read the next book and see what happens! ❤❤❤❤❤

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-02-17

spectacular

she did it again. amazing work. I can't wait for the continued book. amazing action, a bit of drama and alot of attitude

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  • Minischn
  • 07-02-17

Another great Dannika Dark book!!

I have read every book by Dannika Dark and this one was just as good!! I love the characters! The only bad part is having to wait for the next book in the series to come out.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful