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Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead. She survived, saved by a stranger who witnessed her undergo a physical transformation. That's not the only thing that's different. Zoë is unable to control an unexplainable energy coursing through her body.
Justus De Gradi is a man who can teach her that control. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she is a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. She must now make a choice: Rebuild her life in the human world with the man who saved her, or live with Justus and learn how to use her extraordinary gifts. Justus has sworn an oath to protect her life, but can he guard her from the one man who has a right to claim it?
©2012 Dannika Dark (P)2014 Tantor
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"One of the most balanced stories in terms of darkness, action, romance, and humor that I've read in a long time." (Grave Tells)
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By Amanda K on 08-23-14

Good story, I'll go on to book 2

The story here was good, the characters defined, if a bit predictable. Sterling wraps up the story and lets you know there's more to the overall saga. The narrator was a bit flat. Sometimes really good, other times, just meh. Not very good at strong emotions or "yelling". I found myself wishing for a strong narrator like Renee Raudman (Kate Daniels - best series ever!) or Tavia Gilbert (Night Huntress - 2nd fav series).. but she did ok, and didn't ruin the story, which, as I said, was good. I'll move on to the next book.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

By Amazon Customer on 01-25-15

Some men don't leave

I struggled to get past the first chapter or so. .. The voice of her best friend was terrible but it only lasts a chapter or so. The story was good, amazing men characters but a few open ended issues by the end. So many men, so much sexual tension but NO SEX...
I MEAN SHE NEVER seals THE DEAL! By the end I'm tense and feel unsatified for her... Maybe a PRN but not the steamy sexy times I love to listen to. Affordable book, passes the time but not a reread kind of book.

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17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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By Eva on 02-04-15

Did I have different book than most people?

What would have made Sterling better?

A female lead with some self-respect, strength and brain and less hysterics.

What was most disappointing about Dannika Dark’s story?

Where to start... I found some descriptions too expanded while others- important to story rather shortcut. That much to writing. As for the characters in book, it just didn't do! The lead character is probably weakest female lead I came across in past couple of years and I read a lot of paranormal and fantasy drivel! The failure to take her life into her own hands at nearly 30 is just sad.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I think the narrator is more suitable for different type of book. The voice is fine, the accents so-so, but every time she does somebody screaming it’s like nails on blackboard.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I would love to say yes, but I am very sorry for myself to have spent a credit on this. I wish a band of sexy males who are all completely into me even though I have terrible taste in books would die saving me from my foolishness. After getting me extra credit and some first obviously.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

By Jaylee L. on 03-26-16


well first of the narrater was very quiet, the story dragged on filling the time with pointless chatter, i tuned out several times.
at no point did i feel emotianaly captavated.
the use of rude words were just throwen in with no real concept to the story. hopefully it will get better with the second book, of witch i acsedently bought.

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By Claudia on 05-01-15

Great Story!

I enjoyed listening to this as it was a great story and a great narrator.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

By Amazon Customer on 08-23-17


The start was promising but it got tedious and slow till the last few chapters. i might buy the next book just to see what happens to Adam. Nicole Poole have the huskiest voice ever and i enjoyed her portrayals of each characters but mostly Simon she has a smashing English accent :)

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