Sterling

Sterling

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by Dannika Dark
     
 

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USA TODAY BESTSELLER. Book 1
????? "Urban Fantasy doesn't get much better then this."
????? "These books should be a TV series!"


IMMORTALS LIVE AMONG US.

Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until the night she was brutally attacked. She narrowly escapes death, rescued by Adam Razor, an ex-soldier who offers her friendship and a place to…  See more details below

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USA TODAY BESTSELLER. Book 1
????? "Urban Fantasy doesn't get much better then this."
????? "These books should be a TV series!"


IMMORTALS LIVE AMONG US.

Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until the night she was brutally attacked. She narrowly escapes death, rescued by Adam Razor, an ex-soldier who offers her friendship and a place to stay. But something else is 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. She meets him by chance - a man who's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she's a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. Zoë 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?

Zoë learns the price of freedom...and the value of loyalty.

"My eyes may not know all of you, but my heart does. I loved you before I was born, and I will love you long after I pass from this earth."

+ Cliffhanger-free
+ Contains strong language and appropriate for adult audiences
+ This series contains epic love stories, twists, explosive conclusions, and happy endings

MAGERI SERIES READING ORDER:
Book 1 - Sterling (Mageri Series: Book 1)
Book 2 - Twist (Mageri Series: Book 2)
Book 3 - Impulse (Mageri Series: Book 3)
Book 4 - Gravity (Mageri Series: Book 4)
Book 5 - Shine - (Mageri Series: Book 5) - Final Installment

MAGERI WORLD
Risk (coming soon)

SEVEN SERIES READING ORDER:
Book 1 - Seven Years (Seven Series #1)
Book 2 - Six Months (Seven Series #2)
Book 3 - Five Weeks (Seven Series #3)
Book 4 - Four Days (Seven Series #4)
Book 5 - Three Hours (Seven Series #5)
Book 6 - Two Minutes (Seven Series #6)
Book 7 - One Second (coming soon)

SEVEN WORLD
Charming

OTHER BOOKS:
Closer: A Novella

Editorial Reviews

Literal Addiction
"Dannika throws the reader into her unique fantasy world where literally everything you thought you knew is thrown out the door and reinvented in a smart new way.... The world is fresh, unique and compelling."
GraveTells - Grave Tells
"Sterling was fresh, humorous, and gripping. One of the most balanced stories in terms of darkness, action, romance, and humor that I've read in a long time. I couldn't put it down and was reaching for the sequel as soon as I finished it. Sterling is a GraveTells Must Read!"
PureTextuality - Pure Textuality
"Ms. Dark did and amazing job with this, her debut novel. I am so impressed with the level of creative thought that went into crafting the world of the Mageri. This is a departure from, vampires, werewolves, zombies and the like."
Tamara Blodgett
"These are the best to-date reads for 2012! Love her style. I hope she writes until forever."
- Tamara Rose Blodgett - New York Times Bestselling Author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015547481
Publisher:
Dannika Dark
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Series:
Mageri Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
20,792
File size:
760 KB

Meet the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Dannika Dark was born on a military base in the U.S. and traveled the world before she was nine. Now she is rooted in the south, but her head is planted firmly in the clouds. When she is not writing, Danni enjoys a great sci-fi or fantasy movie, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.

THE MAGERI SERIES is an exciting adult urban fantasy romance following the journey of a young woman's claim to immortality and her own identity. Dark, unique, and full of unpredictable twists, the Mageri series provides an original spin to an old concept. Sometimes ordinary people are destined to lead extraordinary lives.

THE SEVEN SERIES is a light paranormal romance that portrays Shifters living in secret in the modern world. A blend of humor, darkness, heartwarming romance, drama, and real-life issues. This series is for those who love a good love story and believe in second chances. Cliffhanger-free.

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Sterling (Mageri Series: Book 1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 116 reviews.
Amy_Jane More than 1 year ago
Zoe Merrick is your average human brutally attacked and left for dead after a night out with her best friend. She wakes up in an ambulance, in a body bag and drenched in blood. She flees for her life and passes out at the feet of a stranger who takes her home and nurses her back to health. Zoe knows, deep down, that she's on borrowed time and whomever did this to her is still out there and he's looking for her. Throw in plenty of intrigue, delicious men, fight for your life adrenaline and one Creator who truly gets what he deserves and you have a promising series that gets better and more laugh out loud funnier with every book. Take a chance and buy this book and watch Zoe's strange new world build with every book. Best new series I have found all year.
VivianaEnchantressofBooks More than 1 year ago
Loved IT! This book kept popping up on Amazon on my “suggestion” list. It also came up a lot in the book club that I’m a part of and they all raved about it. So I bought it and began to read it the day of purchase. OMG!! I devoured the book and immediately purchased the second book "Twist" (review to come soon)! Where to start? Though this is the first book in a series, you’re not inundated with information to assist in the world building. As with other series where one of the characters is “learning” about the new world they have been thrusted into, we learn as Zoe learns. Speaking of Zoe…. She is smart and independent. She is a survivor! She fights until she can’t anymore and even then, she’s still trying. Her world as she knew it is gone. Abandoned and left for dead she finds a guardian angel in Adam who helps her in her time of need. They form a friendship and both are learning of the changes that are occurring to and with Zoe. But Adam isn't the only man to come to Zoe’s aide. She meets Justus by chance and there begins her induction to the Mageri world. To assist Justus in her training, he brings his friend Simon in. Together, they all try to help Zoe overcome her past and survive her future. Though labeled “Urban Fantasy”, Dannika doesn't stay within the lines of the genre making this an extremely interesting read with elements of Urban Fantasy, Paranormal and Romance. Her writing style is smooth, easy to follow and extremely entertaining. Dannika brings her characters to life with individual personalities and traits which include sarcasm, sassiness, humor, mystery, smarts, brooding, bad-ass etc. It’s truly a breath of fresh air. Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention, silly me! The guys… HOT! I could tell you more but that would be a spoiler and we wouldn't want that, now would we?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before I could blink the book was finished. This was a great story and flowed wonderfully well for me. I have read all the books in the series now - in less than a weekend - simply because I could not put them down. I am truly looking forward to reading more by this author.
SouthernRN More than 1 year ago
An exception introduction to the Mageri Series! Sterling was a great read and has me hooked. I could not wait to read more, and the series only gets better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Characters are real with depth and individual personalities. I love the tenderness which is shown even when times are very dark and such emotion does not come easily for the characters. I also found myself literally LOL. I would recommend this to mature readers due to the sensuality.
ReadinginTN More than 1 year ago
LOVE this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am hooked! This series has everything in artful proportions. Great new world, captivating characters, action in all the right places, and plenty of steamy episodes! Bring on the next book!
BookwormBrandee More than 1 year ago
Gah! Why did I wait so long to read this?!? I'm ever so grateful my friend, Lexxie, from (un)Conventional Bookviews, kept raving about this series. I've been meaning to read it for ages because I knew if Lexxie loved it, I would love it. And guess what? I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to the world of the Mageri! Ms. Dark did some fine worldbuilding in Sterling. The world of the Mageri is rather complex, the characters even more so. It's the mark of great craftsmanship, in my opinion, when the world and people come to life so vividly. And the characters were very vivid for me - to the point of having defined accents and vocal inflections. Zoë Merrick is an average 29 year old -- a stable job, a great best friend and a sweet cat. One night, on her way home, all that changes. Zoë is brutally attacked and wakes up in a body bag. Once she makes her way out of that, she's running for her life. And literally runs into Adam Razor. Adam is a kind and gentle man. He's nurturing by nature and takes it upon himself to care for Zoë. He's protective and demonstrative in his feelings for Zoë. And he's hot! When he takes her on a business trip, Zoë happens upon Justus. Justus knows what Zoë now is. He can answer her questions and teach her about her new life. And he can protect her which, as it turns out, is something Adam, as a human, can't do. Justus then takes over as caretaker for Zoë. He's stoic and serious - especially regarding his responsibilities to Zoë. Oh, and he's hot!. While with Justus, Zoë meets Simon, whom she has connection with. Simon is quick-witted and intelligent, and hot! All three of these men want to take care of and protect Zoë. But Zoë has never been take care of. She's tough, spirited and independent because she's always taken care of herself. Funny, once she's no longer human, she manages to end up with three caretakers. And although Zoë likes the feeling security, she doesn't necessarily want to be taken care of. The story revolves around Zoë's initiation into her new life and world, as well as her new friends' attempts at keeping her away from the man who has claim to her. There are lots of details - all necessary - in creating Zoë's world. The story never gets bogged down though. I was flying through it. All the characters have incredible depth. And the interaction between Zoë and all her men is full of snarky banter and genuine feeling. Well-drawn characters, richly defined worldbuilding, a kick-ass heroine, lots of snark, and more hot guys than you can shake a stick at, all make for excellent reading! I absolutely loved it! My only regret after finishing Sterling, besides not having read it sooner, is that I can't sit down with the entire series immediately! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt stop reading it until the end u should most deffentitly read this book im now on to number 2 i hope its just as good as this one was
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line. A new direction in paranormal suspensful romance. Entertaining dialog and a plot that twists and turns and keeps you guessing. I recommend this series as well worth your time and money.
ShanonBanana More than 1 year ago
An enthralling read!! Sterling is book one in the Mageri series, and I couldn't have enjoyed it more! Dannika Dark sucks you in from page one, introducing you to strong characters and a whole new world filled with the supernatural. Ms. Dark is amazing at pulling you through the pages of her book, so that it feels as if you're right there with the characters as the entire plot unfolds. Zoe, A.K.A. Silver, is the heroine in this superb novel and I liked her immediately! She's a sassy, sarcastic, smart, independent woman that doesn't take any crap from anyone. I don't know if I've ever come across a character like her; one that goes through such an immense transformation emotionally and physically. There's a lot of character growth here. Silver's life changes dramatically when she is attacked one night on her way back to her apartment and she is left for dead. The attack was bizarre and frightening, and just one of the many startling events that will have you holding your breath throughout this book! Silver's human life ends the night she is killed, and she's left to piece together what exactly happened to her and what it all means. Silver is a Mage, which means that she can manipulate energy, and do some other things that are pretty cool! But just because she has new abilities doesn't mean that she's untouchable, especially since she finds herself being hunted by some pretty nasty villains, including the man that brutally attacked her and turned her life upside-down. But luckily, she's got some kickass new friends that are there to help her cope along the way. Now, when I say that Silver has some new friends, what I really mean is that she is now surrounded by a very HOT buffet of men that care about her in different ways! You've got, Adam, the caring and protective guy that swoops in at the very beginning to be there for Silver; you have Justus, the man that volunteers to be Silver's "Ghuardian" who is literally a walking sex magnet; then you have Simon, who is so dirty-minded and hilarious that he is guaranteed to make you laugh no matter what! I absolutely love these guys and they seriously warmed my heart with how much they care about Silver and how protective they are of her. As much as I laughed during this book and swooned over the various men in Silver's life, I also really enjoyed having the pants scared off of me by the evil characters that plague this novel! These vile men put Silver through absolute hell, and at times the things that were happening to her were so intense and felt so real that it made me pretty emotional. I was literally on the edge of my seat! But the ending of this book left me with a victorious smile and the assurance that Silver will continue to blow me away, because it is clear that her story is far from over!
MariesbTS More than 1 year ago
Strong female protagonist and a strong set of supporting characters make the Mageri Series read. Sterling is the first and while a bit slow, shows strong writing and character development. Her writing only gets better in the other books in the series! A definite don't miss for supernatural romance readers.
tallnan More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying this Mageri Series, so far I am on Book #4
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable. Did recommend to a friend for a quick and low stress read. Looking forward to the last book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fun and intriguing series. I enjoyed the first book and can't wait to read the rest. I love it when a book doesn't tip it's hand too soon because then it becomes a slave to repetition and thus becomes predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was looking for something different and interesting. This was it.
ZimriMagdalene More than 1 year ago
I have purchased and read all four books in the series. If you are looking for paranormal escape with strong characters and some fantastic new twists on the beloved immortals and you like some romance thrown in with it (you will devour this series !) I enjoy a big story and all these books delivered. The author, Dannika Dark has a series here rivaling the Dark Hunter Books, thank you Ms. Dark for your delightful,hot new characters. I am looking forward to the next story of the Mageri.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read. Im so glad i just found this series now i can jump in whole bore and read all three in a row. Ihope the fourth book comes out soooon! This book got better with each chapter. Im sure these next books are gonna keep me locked in until the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series! Great characters, great romance, great story. Don't pass this one up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not sure what to expect, but I was so pleasantly surprised! Great writing, interesting plot line, great lead characters. Zoe, aka Silver, is a strong female with a great sense of humor. Have already read the second book, and just ordered 3 and 4. Would absolutely recommend this series of books
aint2nuts More than 1 year ago
Loved this book so much I read the series in three days -- waiting for the last book to come out. The characters are captivating and real and I love all of them Zoe (Silver) is a sweet heart. and not In a Mary Sue kind of way. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful characters and believable scenes. Wraps you in an undiscovered world of imortals and breeds with imagination and clarity. Just finished all books to this series and can't wait for the final one. I will advise that there are violent sexual scenes in all the books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing series! Great characters keep evolving throughout all 4 books! Cant wait for the newest release!
The-Book-Diaries More than 1 year ago
I have to say that this is one of my top favorite series. Dannika has done a brilliant job creating the world of the Mageri. Her characters are so captivating that you get emotionally connected with them. This was a nonstop read. Zoe was attacked on her way home from a night out with her friend. Left for dead, luck was on her side when Adam found her. With mysterious Adam by her side, Zoe struggles to recover from her attack and find out who attacked her. Not to mention, what has happened to her. Then Justus finds her...sigh. Justus is that male character you love to swoon over. He takes Zoe under his wing and becomes her Ghuardian, responsible for training her on how to be a Mage. Zoe will have to fight for her life, and have faith in her Ghuardian to survive her upcoming battle. Zoe is such a strong willed character that you cannot help but route for her. She is not your "woe is me" female, she kicks butt. Justus is a force to be reckoned with. He is strong but stubborn, and always looks out for Zoe's best interest. You can't help but love him. This is a great read; Dannika deserves major kudos for her work.
wp77 More than 1 year ago
This book has suspence,romance and takes you away to a world that is full of magic.gave it 4 stars because I wish the main female did not have the same profile so many books have.Where she is beatiful but not knowing it. but that's me. other wise this series is great well written and you want to find out what happens to the world and if she finds her way to a happy ending.