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Seducing the Darkness The Darkness Series Book 1 by Shiela Stewart Genre: Paranormal Romance

Trinity was once a fragile girl. Being taken by a powerful vampire prince changed her. Discovering him in the arms of another woman changed destiny. Alone, she’s learned fast how to be tough, how to survive, and how to protect the people in her city from the evil that lurks in the dark. She was managing just fine, until Basil walked back into her life. Basil Hawthorn has been the reigning prince of vampires since banishing his father to the Realm of Dark Mystics decades earlier. When a prophetic dream makes him realize Trinity’s life is at risk, he decides the only way to save her is to push her away. Doing so is not easy. Trinity is the only woman he has ever loved, ever will love, and he can’t seem to let her go. When rumors arise of a plan to raise the King and blot out the sun, both Trinity and Basil know they must do everything to stop it. Even if it means working together. Despite the betrayal and the threat, they find themselves drawn to each other. Love has no boundaries, especially in the face of danger. But will they be able to stop the ritual before it’s too late? Or will the darkness capture them both? **99 cents **Add to GoodreadsAmazon * Kobo

Desiring the Darkness The Darkness Series Book 2

With the cloak of darkness surrounding Jacob’s Cove, Dante Vega must work to protect the humans from the blood-thirsty vampires trying to take over the human race. When a half-naked young woman races into his arms begging him to protect her, he is compelled to help despite the fact that she is a vampire. Before all hell broke loose, Gypsy Dawn was an average woman carrying on with her ordinary life…until she’s turned into a vampire. With no family and no where to go, she clings to Dante. Aside from his dark, mysterious, good looks, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. And when his life is threatened she discovers just how protective she has become. Trying to bring back the sun is not easy, especially when the creature responsible, has gone into hiding. With Dante’s long lost brother working with the enemy, one friend is killed and another is taken hostage. Will Dante be able to save him before it’s too late? Add to GoodreadsAmazon * Kobo

Embracing the Darkness The Darkness Series Book 3

One upon a time Jonah Moore had it all. Then his wife and unborn child were taken from him, leaving his life darker than when Chaos and his evil vampires stole the sun. Now, Jonah has lost the will to face another day, which could be a problem, considering he’s just been turned into a vampire and is now destined to live for eternity. As a nurse, Raven Moony is used to tending to the needs of others. Until an accident changes everything. When she is abducted and forced to tend to Chaos’ needs, she is more than ready to give in and willingly accepts her role as his slave. When Jonah enters the picture, she finds herself fighting for his safety and freedom as well as her own. Can she convince Jonah to go on despite her own doubts? And can they open their hearts to love and learn that there is indeed life after death? Add to GoodreadsAmazon * Kobo

Charming the Darkness The Darkness Series Book 4

Daniel Vega had never been comfortable as a human so when he was offered eternal life as a vampire, he turned his back on his family and welcomed the darkness. Then Chaos, the one man Danny thought he could always count on, goes missing. Now, shunned by his own kind, it seems that leaving Jacob’s Cove is his only option. Until he crashes into a high-spirited redhead. Born from witches, Starla Raine has spent her entire life learning to control and manage her powers. Drawn to Jacob’s Cove, a city magically cloaked in darkness, Starla runs into Daniel, a man connected to the infamous spell, and she knows just what to do. Hold him hostage and, use any means possible to make him give her what she wants. The two forge an unlikely partnership, with Danny agreeing to help Starla find the ritual, but only if she’ll work with him to locate Chaos. At first he doesn’t mind using her magical abilities, or her body, for his own gain. Sex is just sex, after all… until someone’s heart gets in the way. Add to GoodreadsAmazon * Kobo

Tempting the Darkness The Darkness Series Book 5

For twenty long years, Cooper Hawthorne has kept the brightest light in his bleak existence a deeply hidden secret. All this time, his beloved Gabriella has slept safely in cryogenic stasis, awaiting the day he finds a cure for her terminal cancer. As love blooms amidst the Darkness, and still no cure in sight, loneliness drives Cooper to drastic measures. He awakens Gabriella and breaks his last promise to her—by turning her into a vampire. Gabriella’s sense of betrayal weighs heavily on her attempts to deal with what Cooper has done to her. Pushing him away, she turns to his friends for support—and finds she isn’t the only one hurt by his actions. Cooper fights the temptation to use his powers to wipe her mind of the damning memories. But, when he comes face to face with the monster that created him, he knows what he must do. Will Gabriella be able to save him before it’s too late? Or will the Darkness swallow him whole? Add to GoodreadsAmazon * Kobo

Penetrating the Darkness The Darkness Series Book 6

A kidnapped child, a young woman in charge of protecting her, a newly created vampire, and a city cast in darkness. Three innocent lives are about to change. Amara loves her job caring for Felicity, the child stolen from her parents by the vampire queen. Gifted with more power than a child should possess, Felicity escapes to look for her mother and father, and takes Amara with her. Thrust into a strange, dark world, Amara’s loyalty and caregiving skills are put to the test. Dusty hoped to finish college and become a biologist. Until a sadistic vampire kidnapped, tortured, and turned him. When he’s taken to find his own victim, Dusty’s chance to free himself arrives in the form of a bright white flash, a beautiful young blonde, and a small child with the ability to incinerate anything and anyone with merely a thought. As the three work together to find Felicity’s parents, Dusty and Amara discover a deep affection for each other. Can their budding relationship survive the power struggle between warring vampire factions? Add to GoodreadsAmazon * Kobo

Consuming the Darkness The Darkness Series Book 7

In Jacob’s Cove, where death is as common as apple pie, a serial murderer is a first. Lieutenant Sienna Storm, the town’s newly minted homicide detective, is eager to prove she’s up to the job of tracking down the demon who rips out his victims’ still-beating hearts. Even if it means using her abilities. Detective Nathan Powers lost his partner to the aptly named Heartless Killer, and the trail of bodies leads him to Jacob’s Cove, a strange world populated with bloodthirsty demons and run by a vampire. Still, the leggy blonde, Sienna, is a pleasant distraction. Until he discovers she’s after the same killer—and she’s not sharing. On the hunt, the more they cross paths, the harder it is to stay apart. Together they discover not only clues, but a searing desire, one that may be their downfall when the killer targets Nathan, and Sienna risks everything to get him back. Add to GoodreadsAmazon * Kobo

Surviving the Darkness The Darkness Series Book 8

You can run, but you can’t hide. Surviving an abduction, and running home to hide, might seem like a good idea. Except home is now run by vampires. Deborah Carmichael had it all. Fame, fortune and an amazing gift bringing songs to life on her piano. Until a madman began stalking her. At first he seemed harmless, attending her concerts, asking for autographs. Then he turned creepy, sending photos of himself wearing identical dresses she wore, dressing up mannequins in her likeness. But she made a vital mistake, sending her bodyguard away. It was the perfect opportunity for her abductor to strike. Rich, debonair, and owner of the only vampire/demon establishment in Jacobs Cove, Zachary Adams has it all. Or so he thought. When a beautiful, troubled young woman walks into his club, he is instantly taken by her. Helping her overcome her fears, teaching her to stand up and fight, Zach knows she is the one. When her abductor finds her, and takes her captive, Deborah fears this will be the end. Will Zach find her on time, or will Deborah find the strength to fight? Add to GoodreadsAmazon * Kobo

Shiela Stewart is a paranormal suspense author with a writing history that stems back to her youth. Always a dreamer, wondering if her stories would ever reach an audience, she was finally published in 2006 and hasn’t stopped since. It is rare to find a stand-alone book as she prefers series stories. Her longest running series to date is her Darkness series which is a vampire romance. Her joy for scary suspense is evident in each of her books. She has had several accomplishments including fighting for the top spot in rankings with author Stephany Myers, receiving glowing reviews as well as interviews on television. When not writing, Shiela spends her time with the love of her life, William, and their children and grandchildren. She enjoys getting her hands dirty, working in her gardens and planting flowers. Her strong affection for animals is evident in the many cats, fish and birds she cares for. Her favorite time of day is at sunset. Website * Facebook * Twitter * Amazon * Goodreads

“Remind me again why I have to be the bait?”
Dante heard Jonah’s voice in his ear as he hid behind the dumpster. Lowering his voice, he
replied, “Because I was bait last time.”
“Right. You’ll tell Ariel I love her if I don’t make it?”
“You’ll be just fine, Jonah. I’ve got you covered and Basil is lurking about, ready to jump in and
snatch the bastards. Just stay calm.”
“Yeah, easy for you to say. Oh shit! Bloodsucker, eight o’clock.”
Dante swiveled in his spot behind the garbage bin, looking in the direction Jonah instructed. He
saw the chubby guy heading Jonah’s way and prepared himself for the attack. The vampire’s
ugly yellow eyes caught sight of Jonah and Dante could imagine what was going through his
mind.
Fresh meat.
Not this time.
“Get ready.”
“I’m ready.” Pulling the tranquilizer gun from his belt, Dante aimed it at the vampire and waited.
Because Jonah had the microphone pinned beneath his jacket, Dante could hear everything,
including the vampire’s comments.
“Well, looky here. What have we got? Oh, and I smell lots of fear. Gonna be a nice snack for
me.”
“You don’t want to drink me. I’m anemic. I won’t satisfy you much,” Jonah added with a great
deal of quiver in his voice.
“Oh, I’m betting you’ll be just what I need.”
He heard the growl, heard Jonah scream, and took his shot. The dart hit the vamp right in his
backside and as
Dante stood up, he saw the vamp pull back in shock. He didn’t waste any time and took another
shot. This time he hit the vampire in the arm. The vamp looked up, searching for where the shot
had come from as Dante raced towards him.
“Took your time. He was about to bite me.” Jonah took a couple steps away from the vamp.
“I had to make sure I got a good shot.” The vampire hissed as he approached, then his knees
gave out and he went down. “Damn, I was hoping to knock him around a bit first.”
“You’ll get your chance later.”
“Jesus Christ, Basil! I hate when you do that.” His heart pounding, Dante aimed a steely glare at
Basil. The guy loved to make an entrance, but did he have to appear out of nowhere without
warning and scare the living shit out of him?
“Good shot,” Basil stated as he lowered down to the vampires body. “But next time, aim higher.
If you can get the neck or near the heart, he’ll go down with one shot.”
“Yeah, thanks for the advice.” He’d only known Basil a few short days and was still on the fence
about him. The guy was the last of the true vampires and had several advantages over the rest
of the vamps. For one, he could materialize at the blink of an eye and transport himself
anywhere. Two, he could transform into any creature and blend in everywhere. And anyone that
didn’t know him personally would think he was your typical average human being. Until he bore

his fangs and his icy blue eyes began to glow. Only the truest vampires had the icy blue eyes,
all the others were yellow.
A sign of their impurity.
“He one of Chaos’ men?” Dante asked, looking down at the unconscious vampire.
“Won’t know until he wakes up and talks. Let’s call it a night for now and get some rest.” Basil
hoisted the vamp over his shoulder. “You can ride with me, Jonah, and make sure this guy
doesn’t wake up before we get to the castle.”
“Gee, thanks, boss.”
“You can follow us in your car, Dante.”
While the sun was nonexistent they had all agreed to stay at Basil’s castle. It was a smart idea,
keeping them all under one roof, but Dante was feeling the crunch of hanging around the same
people day and night. He needed a bit of a break now and then, and though Basil’s place was
huge, he still managed to run into someone often enough. He was used to living on his own,
having no one around but himself.
He missed his privacy.
But he climbed into his car, ready to follow them anyway. Glancing in his rear view mirror, he
watched them pull away and saw what looked like a woman, running towards him. He turned
around to get a better look, then hustled out of the car. It had been a woman running towards
him, clad in only a bra and panties.
And two burly men were right behind her.
“You’ve got to help me. Please, help me,” she screamed as she ran.
Running towards her he pulled out his revolver. “Get behind me,” he ordered to her and took
aim. It utterly shocked him when the two men halted then spun around and took off in the
opposite direction. “Fuck!” He turned to the woman who was shivering in the cold air. “Get in the
car and lock the doors. I’m going after them.”
“No, no, please, don’t leave me.”
She grabbed hold of his arm and pressed her body so tightly to his he could feel the curve of
her breasts through the thickness of the suede jacket he wore. “I have to go after them.”
“No, please, just let them go. I don’t want to be alone.”
She clung to him even tighter.
What was he going to do, shake her off of him and drag her to his car? Not likely. So the only
chance he had was to stick by her. “Okay. I won’t go after them. You can give a description of
them to the cops—”
“NO! No police. Please, don’t take me to the cops.”
He didn’t know what her deal was but she sure was adamant about not involving the cops. And
that worried him some. “You have to tell them you were attacked.”
“I don’t want to follow up on this. Please, don’t make me. I don’t trust the cops,” she sighed, still
clinging to him.
He could feel her body tremble and he wasn’t sure if it was entirely from the chill in the air, or
from fear. “Okay, I won’t take you to the cops. You’re cold. Let me give you my jacket.” When
she didn’t release him, he patted her arms. “I need you to let me go so I can take off my jacket.”
“Oh, okay.” She released him and wrapped her arms around her chest.
He striped from his jacket then held it out to her. “Here, put this on before you catch a cold.”
She took the jacket and hurriedly slipped into it.
“Thanks.”
“No problem. So why don’t you tell me where you live and I’ll give you a ride home.”
“I don’t have a home.” Dante’s brow lifted and she continued. “I was evicted a few days ago.”
He heard glass breaking in the distance and assumed someone was breaking into yet another
building. “This isn’t the safest place to be right now. Why don’t I take you to my place and we
can figure out what we’re going to do next.”
He held his hand out to his car then walked with her to it, holding the passenger side door for
her. After she’d settled in, he hurried to his side and climbed behind the wheel. He got them
rolling and was damn glad they were only three blocks from his office/apartment.
“My name is Dante, Dante Vega.”
“Gypsy Dawn.”

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  1. Jennifer Rote says

    Love the covers. Sounds like a great series that I need to read.

  2. this cover is intriguing

  3. Shannon Baas says

    Interesting covers.

  4. Cynthia C says

    I think all the covers are attractive.

  5. rickel bart says

    very sultry cover! that makeup…

  6. Like the cover

  7. Debbi Wellenstein says

    I love the covers!

  8. Cindy Merrill says

    Really like all the covers, but the last male is my favorite- glad to see an ordinary guy is depicted for a refreshing change.

  9. rebecca snodgrass says

    Awesome covers!

  10. The covers are very scary especially with that shadow guy up in the corner

  11. David Hollingsworth says

    The covers are appealing

  12. JAMES LYNAM says

    Cover is eye catching.

  13. jason jennings says

    love it

  14. The excerpt definitely makes me want to read more and I love that there are so many books in the series I can indulge in! Are you working on the next one already? And do you have a favorite paranormal movie?

  15. Susan Smith says

    I like the covers!

  16. It looks like a good read.

  17. Anne Higgins says

    Starting with book one – got to read them all in order so that I can be there – through the eyes of Trinity! Anyway, she may have started of fragile bur seems to be a bad ass now – I also prefer to see the eyes of the dark rather than him looking down. In the top cover he seems to be the “weak” one based only on the cover. Thanks for the great reads – your talent does not go unnoticed!

  18. GINA BLADES says

    I like the Book 3 cover art the best.

  19. I like the sound of the first one, “Seducing the Darkness,” because it sounds like Trinity is a real badass.

  20. Cheryl Repeta says

    All the books sound interesting to read. The covers are all exciting also. I would like to read Consuming the Darkness. No questions for the Author

  21. Thomas Gibson says

    My aunt would love this series.

  22. Sara Tarver says

    I think the covers look really cool!

  23. Desiring the Darkness!

  24. I liked Tempting the Darkness the best.

  25. Heather Kaufman says

    I like the covers, they are alluring.

  26. Cool covers. I like the one for “Surviving the Darkness” best.

  27. Dorothy J Reynolds says

    Love the covers! You can survive what has one timed consumed you.

  28. kathy pease says

    I think the books sound awesome and I would love to read them

  29. Tiffany S says

    I think the book covers look amazing. My favorite is the Tempting the Darkness cover.

  30. Lily Kwan says

    I think the covers look very nice!

  31. Ashley c says

    The covers are a bit too seductive for me

  32. It looks like a great beach read

  33. Philip Lawrence says

    My preference for a book would be the “Consuming The Darkness: A New Beginning” because it depicts a woman who stands up for herself. I have no questions for the author.

  34. Buddy Garrett says

    The books sound . Seducing the Darkness intrigues me.

  35. Betty Curran says

    I’m not sure why, but the cover for Penetrating the Darkness The Darkness Series Book 6 intrigues me the most.

  36. Leah Shumack says

    Tempting the Darkness looks the most interesting to me!

  37. The surviving the darkness cover is very intriguing

  38. Megan Wilson says

    Surviving the darkness looks and sounds very intriguing!

  39. Kelsey Vinson says

    Tempting the darkness is EVERYTHING. I love. A man in a suit.

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