In this highly anticipated addition to the RITA® Award-winning Order of the Blade series, this stunningly sexy, action-packed paranormal romance between forced mates reveals the power of true love against the darkest evil, by New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe.
"Adventurous, romantic, HOT, steamy!” ~Melinda (Five-star Goodreads Review on Darkness Awakened)
Ajax Steele has fought against evil for centuries, a brutal life that commanded the ultimate sacrifice. When a dangerous enemy resurfaces, Ajax must sever ties with his team and go deep to stop him. His only chance? Team up with the alluringly sexy woman destined to kill him the moment they fall in love.
Cursed with a rare magic, Madison Locke has spent her life on the run from assassins, living in the shadows to conceal a terrible secret. But when her sister is kidnapped by a merciless hunter, Madison must emerge from hiding to save her. To succeed, she must recruit the help of a dangerously tempting warrior who awakens a burning hunger inside her that threatens them both.
A silken caress. A steaming kiss. Can the two fated enemies survive their deadly mate bond and save those they love?
Author's Note: Perfect for brand-new readers to the series and avid fans, Darkness Awakened: Reimagined tells the story of Darkness Awakened in an entirely new way. Early readers claim it is even better than the original. Are they right? You decide.
"I effin love these books." ~JDE (Five-star Goodreads Review on Darkness Awakened)
"This not normally my cup of tea but this book sure as heck is my shot of whiskey! Enjoy!" ~Krystal (Five-star Goodreads Review on Darkness Awakened)
"Thank the powers that be this author is prolific." ~Toni G (Five-star Goodreads Review on Darkness Awakened)
"I NEED more of these warriors!!!!!" ~CocoLoco4Books (Five-star Goodreads Review on Darkness Awakened)
"I didn't want to stop reading it to make dinner or anything else." ~Hbeebti (Five-star Goodreads Review on Darkness Awakened)
"This was so dreamy. Sigh." ~Ramblings of a Scattered Mind (Five-star Goodreads Review on Darkness Awakened)
About the Author: Hailed by J.R. Ward as a "paranormal star!", New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the author of more than forty-five novels. She won the 2018 RITA® Award for Best Paranormal Romance, the highest award in romance fiction. She is also five-time finalist for the RITA® award and a Golden Heart® winner. Stephanie writes dark paranormal romance, funny paranormal romance, contemporary small-town romance, and romantic suspense. She has been keeping readers spellbound for more than a decade.
Rowe has done it again!!
Wow!! This book is amazing. I love it so much!! I lived the characters. The romance between Ajax and Madison is for inner and so awesome. I could not put the book down until I was done with the last word! Rowe has done it again. What a masterpiece!
Good but disappointed
I will start by saying I love this series! I’ve loved of this sequel, but not understanding why so much energy has been wasted to tell Quinn and Grace’s story again, only with different characters. I feel the original characters story has not been completed and now we’re starting over with the exact same story line as book 1 in book 12. It’s a great read and I enjoyed revisiting this series. But will say I was disappointed to read the same plot.
Everything I love about Stephanie Rowe is on brilliant display!
**Presented with an ARC by the author via BookFunnel in exchange for an honest review.**
After reading this book, one that is part of a larger series but can stand on its own, I am desperate to read the others that came before and any that may come after.
The emotion Stephanie evokes in every word brings the characters to life in such sharp relief, that you forget you’re reading a book. I never wanted to put this book down, even though from the moment I started reading there seemed to be some kind of cosmic keep-away game going on.
It’s the little things, the tiny details, that add so much more to this book than dialogue ever could. The micro expressions, the details of Madison’s environment, the glances from strangers that can make or break Madison’s mood. The emotional upheaval caused by all that comes with and from being Illusionists, the Calydon warriors from atheism Order of the Blade that chase Madison and her sister, Ashley.
I have read Stephanie Rowe’s romances before, but this urban fantasy is right on par with Brittni Chenelle, A.D. Winter, Mary Fan, and Megan Blackwood. Fans of Stephanie Rowe’s other work will recognize her depth of emotion and attention to detail that brings this story to life in a way that is just breathtaking. I cannot recommend this book enough!