Dark Earth is the first book in the urban fantasy series, Dark Earth.
Eric’s dreams were shattered when his wife was taken from him by a reckless driver on a snowy Alaskan road. All that remained was his newborn daughter, Jessica. Uprooting to provide a safer life for his child, Eric moved back home to northern Michigan.
Thirteen years later with Jessica raising the bar in everything she does, darkness returns to the Baxter’s life in the form of a crazed gunman. Surviving the assassin and seeking answers, Eric has to dig into the secrets of his deceased wife’s past and find his own father that he never knew.
The answers are beyond belief – until the next hunter shows up with orders to kidnap Jessica and take her back to the world he came from. In order to protect her Eric has to push past sanity and reason to embrace his own dark legacy.
Look for these other Dark Earth books:
also, The Lost Girls series
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this ebook free on another site and I thought it looked like something I would read should I ever have the time. Well this weekend I found myself stuck in a kindergarten class with nothing but my blackberry...which thankfully had this loaded in the kindle reader on it. I thought it looked very dark and exciting, but it starts out like a chick lit kind of story. Eric loses his wife in a car accident but his unborn baby girl is saved. They move back to Norther Michigan (my backyard) and set up home there for the past 11 years. Then the man who killed his wife shows up and tries to murder his daughter. Now that's the only thing that bugged me because the detective said the crash was ruled an accident. But then the detective says: "he was out in seven years for good behavior." Now why would the guy get jail time for something ruled an accident? I'm not a lawyer though, but it seemed odd to get that much time when the guy was clean. So I'm seriously wondering if I am reading the wrong story here, where are the werewolves and witches and stuff...oh yeah...right about here he smacks you with it. And don't get me wrong here, it's not boring at ANY point in this book. But right about this point it gets insane... I want to go on and on, but I can't. The girl is 13 and very bright but still very much a kid. I love how he wrote her character because you can't help but adore her, but as very bright she is he doesn't (as so many authors have) forget she is still a kid. Even Harry Potter wasn't very childlike. And Eric, Jess's father, he's such a manly man...I think I have a crush on him. lol Living about as far north in Michigan as you can, to where the power company hasn't even gotten out there yet...fishing for his income...and then kicking ass for his little girl. Eric rules! *squeal* just saw this is book 1. I wonder if there's a book 2 out yet... Yes you should get this book. It's one of those where you get to the end and have to stop and breath for a little bit. And it has it's moments of violence but I think it could easily be appropriate for young adults.
This book was about 160ish pgs. I think in some ways more from Ya, but interesting enough for adults. It was fast paced and interesting. Overall a 3.5 **** spoiler at times the book dragged a little. It would have been nice to know how well magic worked here in our world. How did his father get to this world and was he trying to make kids and how did he get back ? Needed to explain that better, if portals just couldn't be opened I don't know how his father got back and forth.
Devils icebox is book #2 abd soulmates is book #3