Darkness & Light

Darkness & Light

by J. a. Belfield

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983405818
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

One day, a character and scene popped into J. A. Belfield's head, and she started controlling the little people inside her imagination as though she were the puppet master and they her toys. Questions arose: What would happen if ...? How would they react if ...? Who would they meet if ...? Before she knew it, a singular scene had become an entire movie. The characters she controlled began to hold conversations. Their actions reflected the personalities she bestowed upon them. Within no time, they had a life, a lover, a foe, family ... they had Become.

One day, she wrote down her thoughts. She's yet to stop.

J. A. Belfield lives in Solihull, England, with her husband, two children, three cats, and a dog. She writes paranormal romance with a second love for urban fantasy.

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Darkness & Light 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Aimee316 More than 1 year ago
I am a tremendously picky reader, but I fell in love with Sean (which is a must for me in a romance) and believed Jem (whom I had to learn to love) to be his true match. Of course the 'hotness' factor of the Holloway men (all of them) helped. I give them 5 stars all of their own. Truly. The story is a fast read ... from start to finish. It kept me engaged through every chapter. So many times, I got to the end of a section and HAD to keep reading or HAD to move on because of the intrigue and questions I was left with. By the end, not only was I hooked on the Holloway men (and I mean hooked), all my questions had been answered. I want more of the Holloway men (um, like right now). My heart almost hurts knowing I have to wait for more ... so I guess that means, I might just have to re-read Darkness & Light again, and I RARELY read a book twice. So for me to read Darkness & Light once and **want** to read it again ... and have read **every word** (I didn't skim -- EVER -- another of my big flaws) ... is a testament to J.A. Belfield's ability to keep me engaged.
LoveyDoveyBooks on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Originally posted on Lovey Dovey BooksJ.A. Belfield has successfully made werewolves my favorite paranormal creatures of the night. Darkness & Light depicts werewolves as fierce and romantic, what could be better? This story of soulmates once again reuniting is unique and engaging. Jem and Sean have a love that inevitably repeats itself. Their history isn't revealed in one sitting, but spread throughout the novel. There's no chance of getting confused when learning what it means for Jem and Sean as soul mates and what dangers arise because of their bond.Belfield begins Darkness & Light by allowing readers to get to know Jem. I believe that what is learned about Jem during her time with her not-so-nice husband Peter, interactions with her best friend Poppy and sister Jess, helps reader understand Jem's stubbornness and actions. Yes, Jem is highly stubborn but it's one of her best traits and gets her through tough situations.I couldn't help but fall in love with Jem Stonehouse and her new pack family: the Holloways and the Larsens. Belfield presents to readers a group of men with strong protective mentalities. It's impossible not to appreciate the way Sean's friends and family dote on Jem and treat her like one of their own. It may become slightly difficult to remember who's who in the pack, but it doesn't take away from the plot, and certain pack members eventually stand out.The latest ebook version of Darkness & Light comes with a brand new, exquisite cover and bonus chapters in Sean's point of view. These special looks into Sean's mind amp up the romance to dangerous levels of sexy! While those few chapters don't show much of Sean's reactions to danger, seeing him through Jem's eyes in the full length novel is enough to prove how exciting his fierceness makes the story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OK the idea behind lovers connected by history and dreams intrigued me. I was really enjoying Jem trying to figure out her dreams Loved meeting Sean the first time, but Jem's character doing the 360 change was just too fast for me one minute she's a carefully blended wallflower not making any waves than BANG she can not keep her opinions to her self and where did that backbone come from? I would have liked to see a relationship between Sean and Jem build alittle more maybe even give a little more triangle in there in response to her husband, Belfield tried I would have just like more time during this transition. My other problem was Jem once she makes that leap with Sean there's no turning back into the quite mouse she was, no she makes loud unthinking mistakes that lead her to just more and more trouble. You agree to the rules follow them, this is a common mistake in book heroines that I just gets old for me. But if you can overlook these thing it really was a great story finding lost love and coming back to each other is always sweet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
J.A. Belfield has successfully made werewolves my favorite paranormal creatures of the night. Darkness & Light depicts werewolves as fierce and romantic, what could be better? This story of soulmates once again reuniting is unique and engaging. Jem and Sean have a love that inevitably repeats itself. Their history isn't revealed in one sitting, but spread throughout the novel. There's no chance of getting confused when learning what it means for Jem and Sean as soul mates and what dangers arise because of their bond. Belfield begins Darkness & Light by allowing readers to get to know Jem. I believe that what is learned about Jem during her time with her not-so-nice husband Peter, interactions with her best friend Poppy and sister Jess, helps reader understand Jem's stubbornness and actions. Yes, Jem is highly stubborn but it's one of her best traits and gets her through tough situations. I couldn't help but fall in love with Jem Stonehouse and her new pack family: the Holloways and the Larsens. Belfield presents to readers a group of men with strong protective mentalities. It's impossible not to appreciate the way Sean's friends and family dote on Jem and treat her like one of their own. It may become slightly difficult to remember who's who in the pack, but it doesn't take away from the plot, and certain pack members eventually stand out. The latest ebook version of Darkness & Light comes with a brand new, exquisite cover and bonus chapters in Sean's point of view. These special looks into Sean's mind amp up the romance to dangerous levels of sexy! While those few chapters don't show much of Sean's reactions to danger, seeing him through Jem's eyes in the full length novel is enough to prove how exciting his fierceness makes the story! Originally posted on Lovey Dovey Books
Ambur More than 1 year ago
To say that I'm a fan of paranormal stories would be a major understatement. I absolutely love them, and when you look at my bookshelf, that love is incredibly obvious as most of my books are of that genre. I'm not picky when it comes to paranormal creatures. I like faeries/fairies/fey (or however else you want to spell it :P), vampires, witches/wizards/sorcerers, and of course, werewolves. The series that really cemented my love for werewolves was Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, although her YA Series also played a huge role. I loved the personality behind her werewolves, and their relationships amongst their pack. The fact that Elena was the only female, and also her feisty relationship with Clay. I love Clay. :) Now...you're probably wondering why I'm just rambling on and on about one series while reviewing another, well there is a reason. After reading Kelley's series, I haven't really looked for another couple that compares to Clay and Elena for me, but in Darkness and Light, I found one. :) Jem and Sean aren't really like Clay and Elena when apart, but put them together and like Clay and Elena, they make for one super feisty duo. However, their story is completely different. Jem and Sean have an amazing backstory, seriously amazing! I don't want to give too much away, but I will tell a little bit. Jem and Sean have had lifetimes together. When they finally meet in this one, Jem's already married to a "gem" of a husband. Yes, that was a terrible pun, and it was also filled with sarcasm. Her husband, Peter, seems like a great guy right when you start reading, but as the book goes on, little pieces of their life are revealed. He tells Jem what to wear, doesn't let her work, and doesn't seem to like her having friends. I'm sure I don't have to tell you what eventually happens, since most emotional abuse eventually evolves, and you all probably know that it doesn't end well. Amidst all the darkness that has developed in Jem's life, comes Sean. She'd already been dreaming about him, and then there he is. I absolutely loved everything about Jem and Sean's meeting, and their developing relationship. I especially loved how it changed Jem. With Peter, she was meek and didn't stand up for herself at all, but with Sean, her true self comes out, and she starts to actually liven up. I loved her transformation, absolutely loved it! By the end of the story, Jem was a strong, and amazing character that I loved reading about, and even when she wasn't strong, I was always eager to know what she was thinking. Just like in Kelley's series, J.A. Belfield has created a pack with an amazing bond. I thought they were all amazing, even though some remained rather mysterious throughout the book. ;) Sean's brother, Ethan, was the pack muscle...and I'm sure I don't have to tell anyone how sexy he was. :P Their father, Nathan, was the pack Alpha, and I loved his relationship with Jem. He was so welcoming to her, and practically treated her like a daughter right from the start. Then there was Connor, and his sons, Kyle and Josh. We didn't learn too much about them, other than the fact that Josh has a bit of a crush on Jem, and that he's the young one in the group. :) I loved their dynamics together, and I never get tired of hearing about how much werewolves eat. haha My favourite part of Darkness and Light was definitely Jem and Sean's relationship. I loved it! I loved seeing it develop, and seeing them discover and dea
slytle More than 1 year ago
Darkness and Light was an enchanting read. Set in 2011, Brittish author J. A. Belfield has created an believable world for Gem and Sean. Their chemistry was realistic and believable. I would not have expected a book about werewolves to be such a dynamic read. The real world consequences Gem and Sean face, when their multi-history backstory comes crashing into their lives will stir you to tears. It is a love story that will keep you coming back time and time again to re-read this darling of a book. A must keep for your permanent bookcase!