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Darkness Possessed (Order of the Blade #9)
     

Darkness Possessed (Order of the Blade #9)

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by Stephanie Rowe
 

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A fatal mistake stripped Zach Roderick of the powers that define him, leaving him a tormented shadow of the warrior he once was. Now, his teammate's life depends on Zach resurrecting the fire that once burned within him. As he undertakes a battle he has no way to win, he is derailed by a tempestuous beauty that awakens in him the dark desires that destroyed him once

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A fatal mistake stripped Zach Roderick of the powers that define him, leaving him a tormented shadow of the warrior he once was. Now, his teammate's life depends on Zach resurrecting the fire that once burned within him. As he undertakes a battle he has no way to win, he is derailed by a tempestuous beauty that awakens in him the dark desires that destroyed him once before.

The scars etched on Rhiannon Diaz's soul are so deep that she will never again be free. The once-powerful guardian is facing her last and greatest battle, and failure means a return to a sexual enslavement that is far worse than death. Her intense and passionate need for the powerful warrior who has vowed to protect her threatens the very foundation of her survival, but his refusal to abandon her drags them both into a world where wild, untamed passion rages, and surrender is their only chance.

"DARKNESS POSSESSED is a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and characters you won't soon forget!" - Paige Tyler, USA Today Bestselling Author of the X-OPS Series

"Stephanie Rowe has really outdone herself! Darkness Possessed is the perfect paranormal. Sexy, dark, and with enough twists to keep you glued to your seat with breathless anticipation. Zach and Rhiannon set the pages of this book on fire!" ~ Kerrigan Byrne, International Bestselling Author

"Hits the spot." ~Publishers Weekly, on KISS AT YOUR OWN RISK

"This is escapism in full force!" ~Romantic Times on DATE ME, BABY, ONE MORE TIME

"Suspense, danger, evil, life threatening situations, magic, hunky Calydons, humor, fantasy, mystery, scorching sensuality, romance and love – what more could you ask for in a story? Readers – take my advice – do not miss this dark, sexy tale!" ~Romance Junkies on DARKNESS POSSESSED

BONUS MATERIAL: DARKNESS POSSESESSED contains excerpts from select Stephanie Rowe novels.

All books in the Order of the Blade series are intended to be standalones that can be read in any order. The chronological reading order, however, is as follows: DARKNESS AWAKENED, DARKNESS SEDUCED, DARKNESS SURRENDERED, FOREVER IN DARKNESS, DARKNESS REBORN, DARKNESS ARISEN, DARKNESS UNLEASHED, INFERNO OF DARKNESS, DARKNESS POSSESSED, SHADOWS OF DARKNESS (Sept 2015), HUNT THE DARKNESS (2016).

Editorial Reviews

Suite 101.com - Romance Fiction
"Stephanie Rowe writes with a wit reminiscent of bestselling author J.R. Ward, and an imagination that authors envy." ~Romance Fiction on Suite101.com

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149802906
Publisher:
Stephanie Rowe
Publication date:
07/25/2014
Series:
Order of the Blade Series , #9
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
46,278
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the author of more than forty-five novels, and she's a four-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. As an award-winning author, Stephanie has been touching readers' hearts and keeping them spellbound for more than a decade with her contemporary romances, romantic suspense, and paranormal romances. For more information on Stephanie and her books, visit her on the web at www.stephanierowe.com.

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Darkness Possessed (Order of the Blade) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars-DARKNESS POSSESSED is the ninth instalment in Stephanie Rowe’s Order of the Blade adult, paranormal romance series focusing on a group of supernatural warriors. As members of the Order of the Blade, these Calydons are tasked with destroying their own who have gone rogue after finding and mating their ‘sheva’  (soulmate). Although some male Calydons have found ways to avoid the inevitable-going rogue-others are too far gone and must be destroyed before they destroy everyone else. This is Calydon and Order of the Blade warrior Zach Roderick and Calydon female Rhiannon Diaz’s storyline.  I will point out from the outset that many readers of this series believe that each storyline can be read as a stand alone but I would strongly suggest reading in order from the beginning. Case in point is the reference to Zach’s former Order of the Blade mentor (and leader) Dante whose declaration in a previous storyline fuels the premise of DARKNESS POSSESSED. Saying that, Stephanie Rowe does provide some background information that gives the reader a bit of cohesive history. The focus of this storyline finds Zach on the hunt for a mysterious ‘fire god’ who is in possession of a weapon that will reverse the effects of ‘going rogue’. When Order of the Blade warrior Rohan orders Zach to retrieve the magical staff, Zach finds himself accidentally partnered with a woman who is hoping to destroy the very person Zach is desperate to find.  Rhiannon’s former soul mate demands she return as his sex slave but Zach is hoping to make Rhiannon his own. The call to mate is reluctant due to the potential for going rogue and in this the Calydon males avoid finding their ‘shevas’ at all costs. When true love sparks something within the heart and the soul, there is nothing that can stop the roller coaster of emotions. It is the fear of the inevitable that forces many Calydon males in another direction. The relationship between Zach and Rhiannon is one born out of necessity.  Each has lost a little of themselves-their individual powers have remained dormant through guilt and loss. Zach’s power calls to the element of fire and Rhiannon’s calls to the element of earth. Zach is a man possessed to save his friend and fellow warrior; Rhiannon is a woman whose need for revenge outweighs everything else in her life. DARKNESS POSSESSED is a dark, imaginative and violent storyline. There are scenes of abusive control, deadly battles, murder and destruction; and there are scenes of sensuality and love.  Stephanie Rowe pulls the reader into a passionate and suspense filled story where the past controls the present; where power and control destroy any chance for love; and where two people will find in one another what they never found (before).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading this series from the start. I'm some what disappointed with this book. I found it took along time to read because I found it easy too put down. This is the first book in the series that I have found to be that way. It was a good story but not as riveting as the others.
Alyssa1 More than 1 year ago
Stephanie Rowe is a paranormal genius. Can't put these books down! Definitely recommend getting hooked on the Order of the Blade!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stoty
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovingtoreadagain More than 1 year ago
Suspense. Fear. Love. Tears. Laughter. You get it all in one fabulously written book!! The best of the series yet! I read this one faster than I had the previous books in the series! Get out and get addicted!!! 
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Rhiannon was running from the sheva bond. She was always looking over her shoulder, waiting for her soul mate, Jose. On her journey back to the jungle to try to kill Jose and sever the sheva bond, she meets Zach. Zach is also looking for Jose. He needs the staff Jose carries to heal his friend and another. WOW! This book is full of action! Their adventure takes them on a death defying journey full of discovery with emotional ups and downs. There are moments of extreme violence and sexual depravity. This is book nine in The Order of the Blade Series. This is the first book I've read in this series and I loved it! I can't wait to go back and start reading from book one. I could almost say this could be read as a stand alone but I have many questions about the Order and some of the characters.  Thank you Stephanie Rowe for an amazing adventure with The Order of the Blade. *free copy gifted for honest review **originally reviewed for welovekink(dot)com