Seduced By Darkness

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For eight hundred years Nicolas Montfaucon has dedicated his life to preventing the rebirth of an immortal evil. But now a terrible storm has assaulted unsuspecting New Orleans—and the beast walks the earth once more. "The Devourer" has been awakened, and there is only one in the besieged city who can help Nicolas defeat the foul creature—a mysterious and beautiful enigma who haunts the handsome Revenant's erotic waking dreams and enflames his passionate obsessions.

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Overview

For eight hundred years Nicolas Montfaucon has dedicated his life to preventing the rebirth of an immortal evil. But now a terrible storm has assaulted unsuspecting New Orleans—and the beast walks the earth once more. "The Devourer" has been awakened, and there is only one in the besieged city who can help Nicolas defeat the foul creature—a mysterious and beautiful enigma who haunts the handsome Revenant's erotic waking dreams and enflames his passionate obsessions.

Chessa Tomas is not an ordinary policewoman. A vampire, she works only at night, patrolling a seamy and unseen underworld of roiling chaos. Though Nicolas is sensuality incarnate, Chessa wants no part of him or his kind—but she cannot close her eyes to the unholy malevolence that would consume their world. And Nicolas has uncovered the secret lust that rules her—a steaming, uncontrollable desire he intends to unleash, bending Chessa to his will by making her most forbidden fantasies real.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061161247
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/26/2008
  • Series: Avon Red Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,316,488
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Always a risk taker, Delilah Devlin lived in the Saudi Peninsula during the Gulf War, thwarted an attempted abduction by white slave traders, and survived her children’s juvenile delinquency. In addition to Saudi Arabia, she has lived in Germany and Ireland, but calls Arkansas home for now.

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Seduced By Darkness

Chapter One

His brother had thought Hell a fiery abyss, but Nicolas Montfaucon knew better. It was wet, smelled like a sewer, and sounded like the rush of collective hopes draining toward the sea.

With a heartbeat as leaden as his footfalls, he followed the sound of flowing water. His rubber boots sank in the rain-soaked grass as he stepped off the cemetery's entrance road to head towardthe water's edge. Bayou St. John's previous sluggish ambience had given way to a torrent in the aftermath of the storm. Just as the security team had reported, the waters that breached the levee in the early morning hours spilled into the bayou, raising it well above any thousand-year flood plain.

They couldn't have planned for a worse scenario. The mausoleum lay in the center of a newly etched basin.

A cold, tight knot of horror settled in his gut, numbing him to the elements, while a soft rain fell like God's kiss of benediction before the coming battle. The prickling unease lifting the hair on the back of his neck was familiar, but one he hadn't experienced to this degree since the searing heat and biting sand of Palestine over seven hundred years ago.

Quiet, muffled voices drew him deeper into the cemetery. He followed the blurred edges of a once pristine graveled path, now strewn with long tangled strands of Spanish moss and broken tree branches, around sturdy stone crypts—ones untouched by the raging storm that had drenched New Orleans and changed its landscape irrevocably.

He glanced toward the dark gray clouds giving his team cover for what they must do. At least God hadn't added one moreinsurmountable burden to overcome this day.

"Erika, Pasqual?" he called softly as he approached.

They turned with dread tightening their pale faces.

He noted their quick sideways glances and knew their loyalties might be tested. Just the night before one quarry had escaped their net. Did they know his role in the deception that had allowed the newest Born female to flee?

"The crypt is submerged," Pasqual said, nodding ahead toward the swollen bayou.

Nicolas followed his gaze and found the winged angel that graced the top of the Morel mausoleum, the bottom edge of her robe licked by foaming, lapping waves of dark water.

"We brought a pirogue," Erika said, shivering despite the humid heat, "but the water's so swift . . ."

Nicolas nodded. "I'll go. We'll have to tie off the boat on both sides of the bayou to keep it from being swept away."

"The crypt was solid. The doors were chained," Pasqual said, his voice strained. "Do you really think he could have escaped?"

Nicolas's lips curved and tightened. "His sarcophagus was in the center of the cemetery. The bayou jumped its banks and carved a new path—straight through his prison. Do you think that's coincidental?"

Erika's brown eyes looked overlarge in her slender face. "How will we contain him?"

"If the doors are still locked, we'll wait for the waters to subside to discover whether his coffin remains intact."

"If they aren't locked?" she continued.

He shrugged. "Then we prepare ourselves."

"How do we do that?" she asked, a note of hysteria in her brittle voice. "No one's got a standard operating procedure for the end of the fucking world."

"Someone has to go into the water," Pasqual said quietly, his expression dark and troubled.

"I said I'll go," Nicolas said, straightening his shoulders. "I placed him there. It's my duty to make sure he stays."

"Not alone, you won't."

Nicolas turned at the sound of another voice, one familiar and welcome.

A tall dark-clad figure stepped from behind a large oak.

Nicolas wondered if he'd just arrived or had chosen the most dramatic moment to appear. Simon Jameson's long brown hair was plastered against his skull and touched the tops of broad shoulders clothed in a rain slicker.

"Simon, bad news travels fast," Nicolas said, his tone dry.

Despite the dire circumstance that brought him here, Simon smiled. "A little bird told me we had trouble."

Nicolas raised a single brow at the thought of the mage's familiar braving the remnants of the storm. "Her wings must be sodden."

Simon's lips crimped in the semblance of a smile. "She's tired and drying off." Then his gaze turned to the sunken crypt. "I'll go with you. You may have need of me."

"I'll be glad for the company." Whatever the reason for the falling out between the powerful mage and the leader of the vampire sabat, Nicolas held no grudge against Simon. Their acquaintance was older, forged in blood and battle. "I'd appreciate any help you can provide."

Sloshing footsteps sounded behind them as more of the security team arrived, carrying a long, slender flat-bottomed boat and poles.

Using ropes suspended between the trees, Simon and Nicolas fought the swift current to drag the boat toward the stone angel. Once the boat scraped the spikes atop the iron fence surrounding the crypt, Nicolas stripped, dropping his clothing to the bottom of the boat. Then he tied a rope around his waist and said a quick prayer. "Hold this in your mouth," Simon said, slipping a carved, polished red stone from his pocket. "You'll need your hands free."

Nicolas didn't question why he should keep a rock in his mouth. If his friend thought it necessary, that was enough for him to know. Likely a protective amulet, anyway. He could use all the help he could get.

Urgency and dread filled him. He had to see the damage below the surface of the black water for himself. He set the cold stone on top of his tongue and clamped his mouth closed. Then he lowered himself over the side of the boat, gripping it hard, shocked by the force of the water dragging at his body. Nicolas clutched the edge of the pirogue and shot Simon a glance.

Seduced By Darkness. Copyright © by Delilah Devlin. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2008

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    Delilah Devlin really delivers what readers crave in an erotic vampire romance with Book #2, SEDUCED BY DARKNESS of her blistering hot Dark Realms series for Avon Red 'March 2008'. In present day New Orleans, 800-year-old Revenant Nicolas Mountfaucon is on the hunt for an immortal monster that has escaped his chained coffin from a mausoleum due to the high flood waters of Bayou St. John. The unspeakably evil demon is a haunting reminder of his past and could destroy the world. Chessa Tomas is a Born Vampire, who refuses to take her rightful place in the vampire world beside her centuries old, beautiful grandmother, Inanna, who is the Mistress of the vampires and revenants. Instead Chessa chooses to live among humans as a police detective to protect them from the evils of the world. Chessa has always yearned for her former police partner, Rene Broussard, who has left town with his new vampire lover, Natalie Lambert. Nic hopes that now he might have a chance with Chessa for a deeper relationship that doesn¿t just involve hot sex. However, first Nic has to convince Chessa of the secret side of her nature that needs to be dominated. As they team up to catch and destroy the demon, will Nic and Chessa find they¿re perfect mates for each other? SEDUCED BY DARKNESS is an absolutely riveting, scorching hot contemporary vampire tale that also flashes back in time to 14th century France. With its riveting, complex plot and fascinating cast of characters readers will be kept guessing about the book¿s conclusion until the very end. Delilah Devlin is a truly remarkable stand-out talent in erotic paranormal romance and SEDUCED BY DARKNESS proves this!

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. :)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    hearted erotic romantic police procedural fantasy

    In present day Bayou St. John, Nicholas Mountfaucom worries about the damage the flood is doing to the Morel mausoleum because inside is locked away a monster that he fears might escape. Nicholas decides to go underwater to inspect the damage when mage Simon arrives to assist him. Converted vampire Nicholas visits Born vampire Chessy Tomas who he has sex with but pretends he is not concerned about her needs. He hides how much he cares for her because Chessy only thinks of her former police partner Rene who vanished with Natalie the vampire INTO THE DARKNESS. Nicholas warns Chessy about the monster¿s escape before he dominates her with more sex. Soon after Chessy meets her new partner Alex but she hopes to get rid of him as she only wants Rene as her partner. They seek nests of rogue vampires crossing the blood line by killing their host. After killing a few rogues, Chessy seeks sex from a willing partner and finds ¿Breadman¿. Alex joins them but he insists on no biting. Meanwhile in the river lies the bodies of cops whose hearts have been torn out. The ¿Devourer¿ has escaped from his prison crypt. Nicholas is angry when he sees Alex touching Chessy and smells his sex all over her. Alex and Nicholas make it clear that they both want Chessy even as they know the recapture of the Devourer comes first. --- The Devlin mythos filled with demons and Born and Created vampires seem genuine while the investigation and erotic subplots are well written but be aware there are explicit bondage scenes. Although the heroine has sex at moments when she is in trouble slowing down the non sexual subplots and the anticipated climax is a bit of a let down, readers will enjoy this hearted erotic romantic police procedural fantasy. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

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    Delilah Devlin really delivers what readers crave in an erotic vampire romance with Book #2, SEDUCED BY DARKNESS of her blistering hot Dark Realms series for Avon Red 'March 2008'. In present day New Orleans, 800-year-old Revenant Nicolas Mountfaucon is on the hunt for an immortal monster that has escaped his chained coffin from a mausoleum due to the high flood waters of Bayou St. John. The unspeakably evil demon is a haunting reminder of his past and could destroy the world. Chessa Tomas is a Born Vampire, who refuses to take her rightful place in the vampire world beside her centuries old, beautiful grandmother, Inanna, who is the Mistress of the vampires and revenants. Instead Chessa chooses to live among humans as a police detective to protect them from the evils of the world. Chessa has always yearned for her former police partner, Rene Broussard, who has left town with his new vampire lover, Natalie Lambert. Nic hopes that now he might have a chance with Chessa for a deeper relationship that doesn¿t just involve hot sex. However, first Nic has to convince Chessa of the secret side of her nature that needs to be dominated. As they team up to catch and destroy the demon, will Nic and Chessa find they¿re perfect mates for each other? SEDUCED BY DARKNESS is an absolutely riveting, scorching hot contemporary vampire tale that also flashes back in time to 14th century France. With its riveting, complex plot and fascinating cast of characters readers will be kept guessing about the book¿s conclusion until the very end. Delilah Devlin is a truly remarkable stand-out talent in erotic paranormal romance and SEDUCED BY DARKNESS proves this! ¿ Patricia Rouse, Rouse¿s Readers Groups

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