Valerie Dearborn

3 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

Love Is Darkness Summary

Valerie Dearborn wants a life as light and fluffy as cotton candy, but it's more 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!

©2011 Carrie Avila (P)2014 Carrie Avila
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  • Book 1

    • Love Is Darkness

    • Valerie Dearborn, Book 1
    • By: Caroline Hanson
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Valerie Dearborn wants a life as light and fluffy as cotton candy, but it's more 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.

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 2

    • Love Is Fear

    • Valerie Dearborn, Book 2
    • By: Caroline Hanson
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    After a lot of swearing and only a little nookie, Valerie Dearborn has decided to make a change. No more lusting after Lucas the hot but emotionless vampire king who can't commit. Instead she's going to make it work with Jack. After all, not only is he breathing, but he's the love of her life...isn't he?

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 3

    • Love is Mortal

    • Valerie Dearborn, Book 3
    • By: Caroline Hanson
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Betrayed by everyone she loves, Valerie Dearborn will do anything to get out of Fey and avoid becoming Cerdwellyn's queen. Even if it means she has to rely upon Lucas, the monster who betrayed her.

    Regular price: £15.19