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The Dark Ones

no. 1, The Dark Ones

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To touch a Dark One is death.
To talk to an immortal is suicide.
Yet, I've been marked by both.
A Vampire.
And the King of the immortals.
My life is no longer my own.
And now I know the truth, my life was never mine to begin with.
It was theirs.
It's always been theirs.

Customer Reviews

Rachel can write anything! Loved it!

Yes, I'm convinced that Rachel can write ANYTHING. Any genre, any age, anything. I used to read paranormal all the time. Vampires fascinate me. So, when I heard that one of my favorite authors was writing about vampires, I literally screamed. This has all the things you want in a paranormal romance. Suspense, foreplay, heat, humor, sexy characters and a little angst. Rachel writes family and loyalty better than any author out there. Genesis has lived her life learning about Immortals and is under the impression that if her number is called, she's going to go live with them and teach them. Man, was she wrong. Imagine walking into a room with four immortals and not knowing what to say, do, act. Now, imagine they are all beautiful. When your whole life you were told that you are nothing and you are ugly, Genesis doesn't know what's happening. But, she knows something isn't right when she's caught up in a terrifying scene and finds herself whisked away with a vampire. A sexy, gorgeous, brooding vampire. She find herself living with Ethan, vampire, Alex, siren and Mason, werewolf. Then she's told she is to become Ethan's mate to protect her from a Dark One. They all vow to protect Genesis at all costs. Going against Cassius, the Dark One is dangerous, but they think Genesis might be the answer they have been looking for. Will Ethan save her from Cassius? Will Genesis truly fall for Ethan and save herself? This is a standalone, but I know there has to be more coming and I can't wait!!!

"You'll know…because you'll be so on fire for me, you'll think of nothing else. Not food, water, safety - not anything. Your only need will be me."

Home. She'd called my house her home. Male pride roared in my chest. Barely keeping it together, I nodded my head and pressed a kiss to her forehead.

"How's my iron?"
"Perfectly balanced."

I Need a Dark One for Me!

I received this ARC for an honest review. I am not a paranormal reader at all. I haven't seen or read any of the Twilight movies/books. I know, I've heard in missing out. Well, I enjoy Rachel's writing and when she shared that she was writing The Dark Ones, I thought I'd give this an honest go.

Rachel doesn't disappoint. Holy Werewolves,
Vampires, Sirens and a Dark One. I definitely need one in my life. As she unpacks the story, there is seriousness and a humorous telling that not only keeps your attention, but leaves you for wanting more.

The characters themselves are strong and as you get to know them, you feel connected to their situations and fear and want for each of them.

Genesis, Ethan, Alex, Mason. Cassius and Stephanie are characters you will want to learn more about and with the way it ends, well, it looks like we will be reading another Dark Ones very soon!

Well done...looks like I may need to delve into the paranormal genre now. :)


I love paranormal books, but it has to be written by someone who can write. Rachel can write. And when I heard she was going to write this book I became ecstatic. Nothing better then having your favorite author take you to a whole new world. You can never guess where she's going to take you, her writing is so brilliant.

The Dark Ones is not like your normal, typical paranormal. Ethan is not normal. Genesis lost her normal. Cassius can never be normal. Mason is far from normal. Alex and Stephanie have never been normal. With all this Genesis discovers everything she thought she knew is so far from the truth she's left in the dark. Genesis discovers a lot a long the way and it's not all easy. But she's not the only one with a lesson or two to learn. Can you learn to let go of the past?

I enjoyed this book for a lot of reasons. First it was change from what I have been reading. It was refreshing. Second it hooked me right away. Third it wasn't any one thing. It wasn't all serious. It wasn't all romance. It gave you a little mystery and a good story line. Last I feel it was just the right length. Read it, you'll enjoy it and be surprised.

The Dark Ones
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Paranormal
  • Published: Sep 20, 2015
  • Publisher: Rachel Van Dyken
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 325 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: no. 1, The Dark Ones
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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