Dark Siren

Dark Siren

by Eden Ashley


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Dark Siren by Eden Ashley

When the mysterious and passionate Rhane rescues Kali from an attacker in the theater parking lot, they form an immediate, smoldering connection. But Kali doesn't remember Rhane or anything from their past. As far as Kali knows, she's just a seventeen-year-old kid coping with an insatiable hunger for the "spark" or energy of others, feeding on classmates to survive.

A unique artifact-one that may hold the key to returning Kali's memories-is uncovered by the archaeology firm where she works part-time, sending Kali and Rhane on a dangerous journey that leads them to the Forbidden City, into the unforgiving Gobi, and into the ruins of Rhane's ancient homeland. As they fight for survival, Kali begins to discover who she really is and the true power she possesses. But Rhane still harbors a secret that could destroy Kali...unless old enemies kill her first.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989963213
Publisher: Eden Ashley
Publication date: 07/04/2013
Pages: 426
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Eden Ashley was born and raised in a small sunny town in South Carolina. But it's the thunderstorms that have inspired her best ideas. There are few things she loves more than curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee on a rainy day, (except maybe chocolate cake. she loves cake.) often reading into the wee hours of morning when something really grabs her. Dark Siren is her first novel.

Best described as love story artfully wrapped inside a plot chock-full of action, adventure, and supernatural fantasy, DARK SIREN is a journey of redemption and second chances as two characters understand that sometimes great evil is necessary to protect what is loved most. Eden has taken the siren from Greek mythology and created an entirely different creature, with its own mythology--one that Publisher's Weekly praised as emotionally fervent and complex.

Dark Siren is a piece of genre crossing fiction, a romance that both adult and young adult readers will enjoy!

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Dark Siren 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
AngelLeya More than 1 year ago
Holy cow! I picked up this book because I saw the author is another South Carolinian, and I had to check the book out. I'm so glad I did. Kali is a 17 year old girl who's beginning to experience blackouts and makes out with boys so she can feed off their life spark. This is a problem for her boyfriend, who she decides she's strung along for long enough - they both know their explosive relationship can't last. Right on the heels of her breakup, she meets Rhane. Dark and mysterious, he stirs her in ways she's never felt before, and he just keeps popping up everywhere she is. Meanwhile, her boss is acting strange, dealing a stolen artifact and dragging her into it, though she has no idea why. The mysteries deepen further and further, spinning Kali's world around as she struggles to learn the truth about who she and Rhane are, both to the world and to each other. This story is a page turner, and though many mysteries are revealed, many are beckoning me to read the next book. The action is intense, both romantically between Kali and Rhane (though it never crosses any lines because of her age) and in general. The danger is real, the conspiracy is deeper than anyone realized, and the story is so enchanting, you'll want to keep going. Seriously. Get this book. You won't regret it. I got the book because I wrote a mermaid story (Skye's Lure: A Contemporary Fantasy Romance Mermaid eBook) and I wanted to see what my fellow South Carolinian had come up with. This story is much more adult than mine, though, and much more intense, and though Kali's a siren, she's certainly not a mermaid. No matter. I enjoyed this story just fine. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I didnt wanna put it down but being a momma i had to, so it took 3 days to read :-( I cant wait for more because i wanna see what happens now.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite Young and beautiful, Kalista was not your typical teenager; she drank of the souls of others, but of course she couldn't tell anyone about this. Adopted at the age of seven when her parents died, she has always felt a little different, but when she blossomed as a teen and started drinking of the souls, she knew things were off. At the movies one night, she meets a handsome stranger that she can't help but feel she has known, and so begins a strange and dark course for her life that she never could have imagined. Rhane has been searching for Kalista for over 400 years, but she has been hidden from him. When he finds her in the body of a seventeen-year-old, he is unsure what to do, but losing her is not an option. Dark Siren is a complex story of love and loss, of supernatural forces and coming of age, forgotten memories and revenge. Author Eden Ashley weaves a tale that twists and turns to the point that you never know who to actually trust. Dark Siren is the first book in a series of at least four books, and that is a good thing because by the end of this book you are left wanting more. The story is complex and there are so many layers of things going on that you are always guessing. Author Eden Ashley creates a story that draws you in, has you wanting to know more, surprised at times, happy and sad within the same chapter, and leaves you begging for more. There are some sexual references, but no actual sex in the story, and there is a lot of adventure and fighting. I feel comfortable recommending it for teen readers as well as adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't stop reading this book! Can't wait to read the lothers and see what happens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was really good, a few paragraphs were confusing because of the way she wrote them but overall great story. I would read it again.
MadMax More than 1 year ago
Great Read! Suspenseful and action packed loved story that I couldn't put down. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
histgirl More than 1 year ago
Kali is a 17-year old high school student. She has a good relationship with her older sister and adoptive parents, a popular boyfriend named Cal who adores her, and a great job at an archaeological firm that is helping her save for college. On paper her life seems perfect with one exception. Sometimes Kali has an overwhelming hunger that she doesn’t understand. She has a hunger for other people’s life energy and if she doesn’t feed she gets weak and the hunger becomes uncontrollable.  There is much more to Kali than her insatiable hunger for energy. She has a past life that she’s completely unaware of, that is until it catches up with her in the form of a strange and handsome man name Rhane. She’s drawn to him in ways she can’t describe and it feels as if she knows him. There is a connection she can’t deny and when scary, strange and dangerous things start happening to her it’s Rhane who shows up to safe her. The thing is Kali isn’t sure if she can completely trust Rhane. Of course he’s attractive and he seems kind but he’s hiding some big secrets from her and his unwillingness in revealing them has her questioning whether he’s more of a danger to her rather than her savior.  I will admit at first I wasn’t a big fan of Kali. She was so caught up in her own desires that she was careless with others feelings. She was clueless and immature to the point that sometimes it was irritating. However, as the book progressed Kali began to grow on me. She was at a disadvantage, while other people around her had some clue about what was going on and about her past life, she was left completely in the dark. In the next book it will be interesting to see her gain control over her powers and stand on her own to become a force to be reckoned with.  Rhane was mysterious and sexy but perhaps a bit too mysterious. I found the snippets into his background story and his loyal friends interesting but I didn’t feel a big connection between him and Kali nor did I as a reader feel completely invested in his place in the story. His aloofness with Kali made it feel like he wasn’t sure if he was protecting her because he cared or because it was his duty. I felt more of a connection between Kali and York than I did Rhane and Kali.  At this point in the story I’m not sure the two have a future together beyond fighting against some deadly forces. There’s much more to the story and I’m interested in reading what happens next to see where it goes. Copy provided for review. Reviewed by Joy for Crystal's Many Reviewers
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
Young Adult is not a genre I generally seek out but I signed up for this review from Xpresso Book Tours so I gave it a go with the same open mind that I always start a new book with.  I can't say that it has changed my "seeking out" thoughts on young adult but it's still a very good read.  The characters are well written, the paranormal side is interesting, the mystery to Kali is very intriguing. I was surprised to learn that this was the author's debut novel.  In my opinion, first novels can be a bit lacking just because I think writing is an ongoing learning experience, but this is not lacking.  Definitely an author to keep on your radar.
Jazzie More than 1 year ago
A Paranormal Romance with a twist of mythology, suspense, and mystery deserving a 3.5 rating! Note: This review contains NO spoilers Well, this was definitely interesting read. I am always intrigued in reading stories taken from mythology...especially when authors take their own spin on it. I haven't read many stories based on sirens, but I enjoyed much of Eden Ashley's unique take on the mythology of sirens. With elements of mystery and suspense, the story keeps readers wondering about Kali and Rhane's past. Although hints are plugged in throughout, the intensity to find out who and what they are. The plot was easy enough to follow which also include some thrilling moments that kept me gasping. Eden's characters had strong personalities and unique characteristics. However, the depth of these characters were  lacking some while others did. Moreover, the narrative itself can be confusing. It takes a little getting used to. Then there is the cliffhanger ending that keep readers wanting more... I know I do. I felt that I wanted to know more about these characters, especially Rhane. I'm only going to assume that since it is the first book in a series, there will be more character development and history in the following books. As for the romance, again, it is only the beginingTherefore, Dark Sirens is a good start in a paranormal romance with elements of suspense and mystery woven in. All in all, Dark Sirens by Eden Ashley is an intriguing and inteesting read that will take readers into a mysterious, yet intriguing, world of mythology  with the author's own twist to it.
Ogitchida-Kwe More than 1 year ago
In the book Dark Siren by Eden Ashley the reader is introduced to the heart wrenching series involving love, treason and most of all the paranormal! This first book is set to lure the reader into the brand new status of understanding the darkness and unforgivable reconstruction of lifetimes of memories vanished. Ashley gives her readers a new understanding of life and dire reasons to keep turning the pages of this book. Ashley takes the reader on a journey that will have them inquiring if they really do have something to live for? Or were they put here to fulfill some sort of spiritual purpose? Mortality/ humanity will never look the same, after reading this book! Whether or not the reader believes in the spiritual world or not, they are left to grapple with life after death, forced to realize that change will come, no matter the belief system! Ashley definitely knows what she is doing and completely gives her readers a storyline that continues on. I enjoyed this book and the underlying messages that it propels on the reader, an underlying message of importance, that there is truly life after death and all that we believe to be may not be. I rate this book 5 Stars and encourage those that have not yet read it to get a copy today, it is well worth it!
WonderWmn More than 1 year ago
This story centers around Kalista, aka Kali who is anything but a typical seventeen year old.  A beauty, but one with issues, mainly with her knowledge that she isn't like others, that she has a hunger she satisfies by feeding on the energy of others.  A man, Rhane, enters the scene mysteriously, and seems to know her, but what he knows is the part of her that she doesn't know exists. This story is pretty fast paced from the beginning.  The reader quickly learns that there is a secret that's hidden and that knowledge creates a basis for the reader and allows for the story to emerge without having to give an explanation immediately of why.  The vivid details that the author provides brings the characters and story to life.  The reader becomes an active member of the book, seeming to be there but as a watcher on the edges of the story. I would have liked a more insight of Rhane.  He appears out of nowhere, tracks her down in stalker like fashion, has so many secrets of his own, but is brought into the story without any background and it takes a bit for his character to find his footing without it feeling like a stumble.  His moving in and out of the action is almost too stealthy to grasp at the beginning.  In turn though, we learn his heartache and why he is suddenly there when Kali needs a hero most and why he doesn't run when things turn south quickly. As the story unfolds, the reader learns of the secrets untold.  The author is meticulous on when she lets bits and pieces of the story to the reader, driving the story onward and keeping the reader attached and invested in wanting to know more.  I couldn't stop reading.   I didn't want to put this book down and I look forward to reading further books in this series.  Anyone who likes paranormal romance mixed with jaw dropping action and hair raising suspense, will find a new addiction with this book.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review. In a genre that is saturated with shifters and vampires (although that is slowly changing) it makes a refreshing change to read something different. And trust me, this is different. I have read the book, enjoyed the book, know what Kali's title is but I don't actually know 'what' she is completely. You might think that this is a problem but it's not. If anything, it makes you connect with Kali all the more. After all, this book pretty much takes place over a couple of weeks time so Kali has gone from knowing that she is different to being in life-threatening situations and being sold! Kali doesn't give the best first impression as she is making out with someone else's boyfriend and also doesn't seem to upset about that as she rationalises it to herself. The relationship between her and Cal was a bit strange too although, to be fair, I've seen stranger relationships in 'real' life. I was glad when they split up although I am interested to see where the story is going. Rhane, ah Rhane. What can I say about him apart from I want one! Tall, dark, handsome, protective, Alpha AND he has morals - what more could you want? Apart from loving every scene that he was in, I found myself getting more and more interested in his backstory as the current story moved along. Although this is classed as Paranormal, I think I personally would add a touch, just a touch,  of Sci-Fi to it too (Builders). This was very well-written with a fast pace, characters that are both likeable and not! I honestly could not believe the ending and need to read the second book! Highly recommended.