The Dark Gifts Inheritance

The Dark Gifts Inheritance

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by Willow Cross
     
 

It all started with a gift...

When Sarah and her older brother received a house from an Aunt they never knew existed, they counted it a blessing. For the first time in her young life, Sarah had a real home. Within months, the once beloved dark gift revealed a hidden curse. As the full moon rose into the heavens, the only person she’d ever been able to

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Overview

It all started with a gift...

When Sarah and her older brother received a house from an Aunt they never knew existed, they counted it a blessing. For the first time in her young life, Sarah had a real home. Within months, the once beloved dark gift revealed a hidden curse. As the full moon rose into the heavens, the only person she’d ever been able to count on had become a monster.

Desperate to save her brother, Sarah embarks on a nightmarish journey into their lineage in hopes of discovering answers and a cure. If only she’d known beforehand...her brother wasn’t the worst monster out there. And he most certainly wasn’t the most dangerous. To make matters worse, they’d been searching for her since the day she was born...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011508134
Publisher:
Willow Cross
Publication date:
09/15/2011
Series:
Dark Gifts , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
333,666
File size:
337 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

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Meet the Author

Willow Cross is a multi-genre author who resides in Indiana. She also moonlights as a radio talk show host for The World of Ink Network’s The Paranormal Hour. A self-proclaimed vamp enthusiast, were-hunter, prankster, dreamer, story teller, benevolent dictator of minions, and chocolate lover, she spends her free time with family and friends, as well as participating in paranormal investigations. Her home has been known to host the occasional ghost and several of her friends profess to be witches. Although she dearly loves Vampires and Werewolves, they are never invited for dinner.

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The Dark Gifts Inheritance 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
mysunshine281 More than 1 year ago
I recently purchased a Willow Cross book and was asked to review one of her books as well. I opened up my Kindle and started reading the Willow Cross book for review, not realizing that it was the second book in the series. The absolutely amazing thing, aside from the writing, was that I thought it was the first in the series, not the second, all the way up until the end. The book could be a stand-alone book! I immediately picked up, and started, book one. So far it's as good as book 2, and just has a reference to Sarah and Jason, the main characters of Inheritance. To me that is amazing. Usually when you read a series you need to read all of them in order to be able to keep up. The Dark Gifts, Inheritance, is the story of Sarah and Jason Masada, a sibling duo that has been on their own for as long as they can remember. They recently inherited their Aunt Edna's house, not even realizing they had an aunt. Just in the nick of time. It seems Jason has had some more than exciting nighttime adventures. He's been turning into a werewolf at night and returning home in the morning covered in blood, unable to remember what happened. Upon searching the house for answers they discover that there is a house, that belonged to their parents, a few hours away. The visit to the house starts them on a path to discovery they wish they hadn't started. Jason and Sarah are met with a lot of resistance at the compound when they arrive. A compound is all that it can be described as. Sarah and Jason come from a long line of werewolves. Not only that, they are the Alpha's of the clan. A female Alpha is an abomination, and the clan feels Jason and Sarah should have been put down at birth, just as their parents were for allowing them to be born. Now Sarah and Jason are learning about their history, adjusting to being werewolves and Alpha's and fighting for their lives. Many of their clans members want them dead. Thankfully, in wolf form, they can not go against the Alpha's wishes. Therefore, they can not attack. Soon after their arrival the second in command of the clan is viciously murdered and Jason is the main suspect. Now they are on the run again. Not only from those that wish to kill them but also from the law. Will life ever calm down for them? Not in the near future! They are destined to save the world in the fight against good and evil, run from the hunters put on Earth to kill werewolves and avoid the human law looking for Jason as a murder suspect. The story is written so very well. I've heard amazing things about Willow's writing, and now I am so glad I read the book. I didn't feel it was a forced review read, I truly enjoyed it. The story was engaging and enthralling. I couldn't wait to jump back to book one, Birthright, to find out some more back story. This book definitely joins There for You's short list of 5 star reviews! I was not paid for this review. The opinions expressed here are my own, I was not swayed in any way. Thank you for taking the time to read my review. Have an amazing day and keep smiling! -Melissa A room without books is like a body without a soul. -Cicero
brittanyrose40 More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness!! Where to start?! Willow has done it again! Not only is her writing style completely addictive, her descriptions of scenes were, again, so intense that I had dreams about this book. The Werewolf/Hunter/Druid combo is just something you wouldn't expect. The character development for this book was off the charts incredible! Following Sarah and Jason through this book and seeing characters from book 1, Birthright, was amazing! I recommend this action packed book to all Paranormal lovers :)
BookBabyReviews More than 1 year ago
Willow Cross¿s ¿Inheritance¿ is the first book ever I¿ve read of this author, and I can assure you it won¿t be the last! I was always wondering why other readers were gushing about her books, until I read ¿Inheritance¿ - and I was blown away, to say the least. First off, I need to mention here, that I don¿t usually read werewolf-themed books or anything related to werewolves. I find werewolves dreary and the theme repetitive; but I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is not the case with ¿Inheritance¿. After finishing the book in only a short time, I can safely say that Willow Cross¿s imagination knows no boundaries. I have never read a werewolf-themed story before that has evoked such emotion from me, as this one did. Not even the werewolves in the ¿Twilight¿ Saga are as real or as beautifully depicted as the ones in Willow Cross¿s ¿Inheritance¿. Werewolves are not the only interesting characters the reader meets in this book though. Witches, vampires and a whole array of exciting characters, adds to the splendour of this extraordinary book. The non-stop suspense unfolds from the first chapter right through to the very last page; and the well-crafted plot in this book is what sets it apart from other werewolf-themed novels and makes this an outright unique read. The author¿s attention to detail is evident as she succeeds in creating a homely and welcoming, but also familiar, setting for the characters to develop in; and consequently draws you into their world from the very start. Willow¿s uncomplicated but clever writing style, made it possible for me to devour this book in only a few hours. At times I was left breathless by the, heart-racing action and edge-of-your-seat suspense, but what I loved most about ¿Inheritance¿ is that there are no overtly in-your-face love scenes. Characters falling in love with each other are beautifully portrayed in a subtle way and using only a few simple sentences, Willow let¿s you appreciate the deep love the characters feel for each other. Saying that I couldn¿t put this remarkable book down, is an understatement. There are so many things I loved about this book - believable lead characters; effortless transitioning from one chapter to the next; and a masterpiece ending - I will definitely be reading ¿Inheritance¿ again and again. Willow Cross clearly knows what her readers want; and how to keep them satisfied and begging for more!
KatieSeco More than 1 year ago
The Dark Gifts: Inheritance, is the second book in the series. I had been waiting ever so patiently (*cough cough*) for this book to reach my possession. By patiently, I mean not at all. I was highly anticipating reading this book as I had absolutely loved the first book in the series. Firstly, I knew beforehand that it would not directly link to the previous book, and consequently it was not an overall surprise when I started reading it that it did not follow on. This, I feel, was a very clever technique, as it kept you wandering throughout how it would link, therefore keeping me, and everyone else, tagging along! The story flowed perfectly, and I found that I was never confused at what was happening in the story line. Nearing the end however, it is as though a light bulb had been switched on; you realize how the story links. Inheritance features a brand new cast of characters. You find yourself travelling along on their rollercoaster of a journey for the newly discovered werewolves, brother and sister, Sarah and Jason, clinging to their every word, action and thought. They capture you. I love how each character have defining characteristics that are both admirable and charming. You witness these characters go through the unexpected and comprehend how they mature and handle certain situations. In their own ways, they become independent, responsible and admirable. To me, I found it easy to relate, identify even with them. The story was kept alive by these characters, as they breathed life into it, and made it more real in my mind. The characters helped the story to flow easily, as you become captivated, mixed in with their emotions. You feel the need to know what happens next, what¿s in store for them! I would, without a single doubt, give Inheritance a 5/5 (or can I say 10/5? Am I allowed? As I that¿s what I feel it deserves!) It kept me reading until the very last page. I was enthralled with the storyline, characters and the plot, as it was an attention-grabbing read! I would thoroughly recommend this story to anyone of the lover of the paranormal, as incorporated within are witches, vampires, werewolves and more! Thank you so much Mrs. Willow! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your work. You are a highly talented writer and I can¿t wait to see what is in store for the next novel (talk about a cliff-hanger!)! ~Katie (Beneath the Cover)
A_Wimer More than 1 year ago
The Dark Gifts 2 was definitely a different kind of sequel in a great way! Loved every minute of learning about the werewolf society in Cross's books! Lots of adventure it was definitely a page turner that kept me wanting more. Impatiently awaiting the next installment!!
tree131 More than 1 year ago
Inheritance is the BEST! I loved this story! Willow`s story just keeps getting better!Brother & sister spent most of their lives alone till they received their Inheritance. After that life changes as they know it. They finally inherite the family they always dreamt of. Willow has created a world where you feel like you`re really there & don`t want to leave.The Dark Gift series grabs ahold of you & won`t let you put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My review of Inheritance: The Dark Gifts by Willow Cross Rating 5 *****stars! This book was provided free from the author in exchange for honest literary review. Sarah and Jason have really had some horrible luck with life. Orphaned as small kids they had to endure the foster care care system for the vast majority of their childhood. Then after Jason became of age, he did take custody of his sister but struggled financially to make ends meet. When their Aunt Edna passed away and leaves the pair a house in their will, it seems an answers to some of their problems ........how wrong they were! . Soon after they get settled, it seems Jase has not statted shifting on the full moon to a gianormus wolf. Then as they sift through the papers in the attic, it seems they may have more family than they ever knew about. But the question is why would their family leave them? And did they all get furry and howl at a full moon? I have to say Willow has done it again. New take on old concept. The characters arw delightful. Sarah is compassionate yet strong. Jason is a hot head but still dedicated to family first, and protecting the only sister he has over everything. There was action, romance and even some family drama to boot. There's always one right! ( in every family) lol. Go pick this one up you wont be disappointed!!!!!!
JenniferWarrickDavis More than 1 year ago
I don't even know where to start! I love the authors type of writing, it is way different than others in her genre. This book is the 2nd book in the series, but don't worry, it could stand alone. If you haven't read the 1st book "Birthright", you will not be lost. This book revolves more around the werewolves and the hunters, but still includes other paranormal beings, including some from "Birthright". Sarah and her brother Jason have had their share of ups and downs, but they have no clue what fate has in store for them next. A dramatic change is about to take place that neither of them could even imagine could possibly happen, much less happen to them. I usually have a favorite character in the books I read, but found it hard to pick just one in this one. I love how each one had their own part to play in this and none of them where there just to fill in a spot. The "bad guys" are most defiantly meant to be hated and are the true meaning of villain in this book. If you love suspense, a little romance, and the thrill of not knowing what hides in the next page, this is the book for you. I couldn't put this book down and can't wait until the 3rd book is released. Thanks Willow for being so creative and refreshingly different, can't wait for the adventures to continue.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
Looking for a paranormal romance that can be read or a stand alone book? This book and the books in these series are it. Willow Cross has out done herself again! I fell in love with the characters! Willow Cross is a genius when she writes! The Dark Gifts Inheritance is the second book in the series, and I thought book one was amazing, book 2 just amazed me even more. She went from witches and vampires in one book to werewolves in another. I see them all being combined soon! And all that paranormal romance is just wow! I can not wait to read book 3 in this amazing series! Because now I am hooked on "The Dark Gifts" the story, and the romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it's pretty crappy that you a**holes are leaving reviews and star ratings so you can play some game (or whatever it is you are doing.) I've reported you to B&N and I hope everyone else does too. These authors work their butts off to write books for us to read. And you d!@$heads think it's funny to mess with them like this? Nice going.... I actually read this book and I loved it! Inheritance mingles old werewolf myths with some new ideas. It was a great tie in to Birthright, even though it doesn't have the same main characters. Never fear though, we do meet up with them again. I thought this book was well written, interesting, and well worth the money.
JacquieMT More than 1 year ago
Sarah and Jason are brother and sister that have been thru the foster care system after their parents passed away. Their aunt had left them a home with many secrets from their past they were unaware of. Jason has noticed a change in himself that scares him and wants Sarah in on it so he can find out what is happening. He’s changing into something he knows nothing about. They stumble across something in the attic that tells them they own another house and go to check it out. They meet their Aunt Shana who is a Seer. Danger creeps around them as things don’t seem so safe for them with her. They discover they both will be werewolves eventually but Jason has already started the change. Is their family there to now help them learn the ways or are they out to destroy them? What new creatures will they meet along the way? This is an edge of the seat excitement as Ms. Cross brings out the characters in her book to a new world. There has to be a sequel to this and I can’t wait for it to come out.
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