Darkened Days : The Firsts

  • by C.L. Quinn
  • Narrated by Pyper Down
  • Series: The Firsts
  • 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jacob had searched for her for two months. Taken by rogue vampires, Starla had disappeared without a trace. An innocent, sweet girl from a remote Alaskan town, the human friend of a powerful first blood vampire, she had no idea the vampire world existed. Now, a lead sends him to Paris, to a cadre of young vampires that run the city at night, breaking rules and risking the vampire community's sacred covenant for secrecy.
When he finds her, she's been changed. She's vampire now. He barely recognizes the angry, oversexed girl as the one he'd met briefly and saved just months earlier. It doesn't help that she turns him on like none of the beautiful experienced vampires he's always preferred.
Paris at night is gorgeous, the city of love, a place to make love and be made love to. But not for Jacob, who wants to save this lost girl, and ends up on the wrong side of justice.
Jacob and Starla's story starts in southern France and ends in South Africa, as a young newly “made” vampire learns how to accept who and what she is now, to understand what may be the greatest gift of her life. To find out that love can come in the most unlikely ways while life happens regardless of choices made. That sometimes destiny really is written in the stars.
This story is beautiful on its own, but continues the series of first blood vampires started in Forbidden Days. If you enjoy Starla and Jacob's story, try the other three books in this series to see where it all began.


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Would you consider the audio edition of Darkened Days to be better than the print version?

Isn't it always? But I only listened!

What did you like best about this story?

All of it! I love this family of vamps!

What about Pyper Down’s performance did you like?

I like Pyper a lot..she is the queen of accents!!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was!!!!

Any additional comments?

I am super addicted to this series...I have already bought the next 2 books, and cant stop listening!! This is Starla and Jacobs story.... After being abducted and turned vampire without her consent..Starla is not happy...she is being physically violated and living in horrible conditions for a vampire...Jacob finds her, just to lose her again and then he gets kidnapped and violated against his will...after escaping he finds Starla again and they never want to let each other go...The thing is Amos a very strong firsts Vamp wants her also..they are meant to be together and have first children...can Jacob and Starla make it work?

Totally loved this, and am moving on to the next one now!! I highly recommend...each story can be listened to as a stand alone, but I do recommend starting with book 1!

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- anne "I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!"


This is a great vampire series to follow…. each book has it's own storyline but there is a continuation of a secondary storyline running through them and the tension is building. So, to get the history/backstory of the Firsts (original vamps who have added abilities, super-strong plus more) and to get the most from this series, IMHO, it would be best to start with book 1.

Jacob is on the hunt for Starla who's gone missing after he gave her only enough blood to heal her injuries and the hunt takes him around the world following some newly made vampires that are getting a bad reputation. But is Starla amongst them, who's turned her and why? It's an exciting plot with lots of drama, romance, sex and adventure because Jacob's journey hits some problems when he discovers Amas, who is one of the Firsts, has his fangs ready and plans for the missing Starla.

Pyper Down did a great job narrating this as it had lots of different characters, in lots of different situations with varying emotions and she did them all with ease.

Worth a credit? If you're like me a love a good PNR with drool-worthy vamps then it has to be a YES.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-25-2014
  • Publisher: Teresa C. Butts