Find Me In Darkness

Find Me In Darkness

by Julie Kenner

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BN ID: 2940149888672
Publisher: Julie Kenner
Publication date: 01/12/2015
Series: Dark Pleasures , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 122,326
File size: 358 KB

About the Author

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) is the international, New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas, and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a "flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations," JK writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense, and paranormal mommy lit. Her trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner) reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries. Her Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for the CW Network.

JK lives in Central Texas with her husband, two daughters, and several cats. Visit her website at www.juliekenner.com to learn more and to connect with JK through social media!

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Find Me In Darkness 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Kimberly45 More than 1 year ago
Story was not realistic. Was hard to read to the first 10 chapters, story line was very hard to follow. I bought all series because I saw the stars and assumed I would like it but it was a waste of money.
KimKG More than 1 year ago
This is the first paranormal book I have read and was amazed at how I was drawn into Mal and Christina's love story and the journey they both had to take to get back what was lost thousands of years ago.
marincheto007 More than 1 year ago
Julie Kenner is one of my favorite authors and of course after reading Caress of Darkness I was all for reading Mal and Christina's story. I has hooked after the first few pages and I simply couldn't leave the book down. The story is so captivating and fascinating that with every single word, I was just craving more. In a way, it was a good thing that this is a short story because otherwise I would be probably missing on a few hours of sleep :D The writing is superb as always and the characters are well developed and interesting :) Mal is a somewhat brooding dominant male with captivating stormy grey eyes and with a lean body that will make you swoon. He has strong principles and is ready to do what is right even with the cost of his own happiness. But he is also fiercely protective of the people he loves and he will go to the end of the world to find a way to protect them. I loved that he was ready to fight for Christina with no matter the consequences and that he would do everything in his power (and even beyond) in order to protect and save her. Christina on the other hand, has mostly no memories of her common past with Mal. But the chemistry between them brings them together again. And even though her mind warns her to be careful with Mal she cannot defy the attraction between them :) They are just like two magnets pulled to each other :) And let me give you a hint :D They burn the sheets together and that results in some extremely hot scenes ;) In a few words, I loved this short story. I enjoyed reading about Mal and Christina and I can't wait to see what will happen next and how they are going to conquer the difficulties in their future :) This is definitely a recommended read especially if you are a fan of Julie Kenner :) I can guarantee that you won't regret it :) This review was originally posted at Living In Our Own Story Book Blog. I received an ARC of the book in exchange of an honest review.
SummerSnowFalls More than 1 year ago
The first in a three-part novella trilogy, FIND ME IN DARKNESS follows the story of Mal and Christina/Jaynie – thousand-years old soulmates locked in a never-ending cycle of death and rebirth. Once part of an elite organization formed to fight the fuerie, an evil energy bent on destruction, Mal now roams the earth with his fellow organization-brothers monitoring the society for hints of the fuerie and its influences. Christina was once part of this organization too, until she was captured by the fuerie and fused with an all-powerful weapon capable of wiping out the earth and everything on it. Now Mal must keep an watchful eye not only on the fuerie, but also on whatever human Christina is reincarnated into – and kill her. Mal and Christina connect right from their very first meeting in present-day New York City and although Mal knows who she is, Christina doesn’t fully remember this handsome stranger who seems to stir her blood. She begins to get flashes of feeling and memory, but when she finally does remember her beloved soulmate, those memories trigger the beginning of the detonation of the weapon inside of her. In a split-second decision, Mal absorbs the energy and leaves Christina with no memory of their encounter. Tension builds as Christina meets Mal once again and begins the process of falling in love with him all over again. Mal can’t bring himself to kill her again and instead decides to teach Christina control over the earth-shattering weapon inside her. A lot of the narrative in FIND ME IN DARKNESS is setting up the conflict for the rest of the trilogy, yet still remains a fast-paced novella in its own right. I’m very curious to see how (if?) Mal and Christina’s relationship will progress, if Christina will be able to control the weapon’s energy, and of course how exactly Mal and Christina will achieve their own version of happily ever after. A solid cast of secondary characters rounds out this novella and adds to the tension and drama between our heroes. And of course the cliffhanger leaves me craving Part 2! Originally posted at Plot Twist Reviews [dot] Com I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
busymama49 More than 1 year ago
And the story of the brotherhood continues... Mal has felt Christina's essence. He also has felt the danger she is in. From the moment Christina sees the woman with the face of a flame, she realizes she is in danger. She and her best friend Bradley are in an alley and they may never come out alive. Mal is her knight in shining armor, even though she does not remember him from her past lives. His is a love that has endured the centuries. Is the strength of his passion and devotion strong enough to survive the obstacles that await them? I normally do not read paranormal, but anything by Julie Kenner is worth reading. I love her writing style and her creative plot lines. These lovers, Mal and Christina, have been doomed for so many years! I hope this time around, they will be able to survive the "fuerie" and control the evil that surrounds them. This is an amazingly imaginative story. You need to start by reading Caress in Darkness first. It sets the stage for this series and you will enjoy your reading even more.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  5 Rockin’ Stars A Millennium seems like eternity when you are alone…When you must kill the one you love, over and over again, it is a living hell! This is the first part in the Dark Pleasures series by Julie Kenner.  Find Me in Darkness is the first installment in a trilogy that tells Mal and Christina’s story. A story that takes turns that is often dark with twists that will break your heart. Their love story stretches across time and is unforgettable. Can true love be denied? Will it find a way? Christina has never fit in anywhere.  Her mother is insane and her father is an invisible presence in her life.  She allows no one to get close to her with the exception of her best friend, Brayden.  Her heart is encased in ice which keeps others from touching the real person inside. From the moment her heartbeat matched his, she knows that she is his and he is her.     Mal feels like he is the star player in Groundhog Day, trapped in a repeated nightmare that never changes!  When he feels her presence the pull to find her will not be denied.  He is helpless to change what he must do…to save the world…to fulfill his purpose…to deny his only love…to take her life! Will he be able to do what is required of him?  Passion denied for so long can become explosive and uncontrollable.  Will they find a way to change the past and secure the future?  Or will history continue to repeat itself? Hero: Malcolm 5 stars Heroine:  Christina 5 stars Plot: 5 stars Steam Level: 5 stars Cliffhanger:  Yes Would I recommend this book: Yes! Broody, sexy alpha male meets smoking hot mate and need takes control.  If you want a read that will enthrall you and have you asking what comes next, this is the book for you! Would I recommend this author: Yes! This author is not limited to one category when she writes. She is multi-faceted in her ability to produce new and exciting novels for her readers that range from the romantic paranormal to contemporary romance.  I cannot wait to read the next installment in this trilogy.      ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
tinaleeharris More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars This is the beginning of Mal and Christina’s story.  And boy what a story it is.  It is a story of true love that test the times and memories of soul mates over the spam of 3000 years.  It is unlike anything I have read before and looking forward to more in their story not only does Mal and Christina love affair continues through time but Mal is the one that ends Christina each time.  I am not sure how much more his heart can take.  He kills her.  He has too.  He has no choice or does he? Christina has just landed not quite her dreams job but close enough, she will be starring in a Broadway play.  When she is on stage; it seems to be the only time she feels normal.  You see her mom is just a little bit crazy.  As for Christina, she also has unnerving feelings when she is out.  Of course these intensify when she starts dreaming of a handsome man with grey eyes.  Then when she meets him, she is so drawn to him, that it scares her.  And she feels like she knows him.  Malcolm  How does she know his name? As Mal and Christina get a to steal yet another moment in time for themselves but that is short lived.  Mal can feel the evil coming.  He has to do something.  But can he end Christina again so soon after he has gotten her back? Christina realizes that her soul knows Malcolm.  He is hers and she is his.  But can she understand the things that he is telling her?  What is real and not?  These are just a few of the questions that leaving us wanting more of this story.  
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
Malcolm and Christina's story Part 1: 4 stars-- Some Background: The exclusive Dark Pleasures Club and the Phoenix Brotherhood are a group of immortal warriors and hunters whose mission it is to find a powerful amulet that will allow the immortals to cross between the dimensions. But there is always the requisite evil and in this the ‘furie’ will be searching for the amulet as well. As the name implies, the Phoenix Brotherhood are a group of supernatural warriors whose death will result in a rebirth by flames . FIND ME IN DARKNESS is the first of three parts in Julie Kenner’s contemporary, adult paranormal/sci-fi fantasy, romantic suspense Dark Pleasures Series. This is Phoenix Brotherhood co-leader Malcolm and Christina’s story-a love story that has spanned the centuries but one that always ends in death for Malcolm’s mate. The storyline follows Malcolm as he is on the hunt for his elusive mate-a woman he must destroy every time she returns, for Christina holds within her the power to end the world. When Malcolm detects Christina’s presence he is determined to find it within him to stop the endless cycle of life and death for his mate-but he will need the help of the Brotherhood to help keep Christina safe and alive. FIND ME IN DARKNESS reveals a little history of the Phoenix Brotherhood; what became of their mates; and Malcolm’s duty to destroy his mate. As this is part one of three, the storyline ends on a bit of a cliff hanger where Christina’s life is in the hands of the man she once loved. The sex scenes are spontaneous, intimate and provocative Julie Kenner’s world of the Phoenix Brotherhood is mysterious and intense. I am looking forward to learning more about the Phoenix Brotherhood, their history, and what drives their endless quest for rebirth and death.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
This was freaking awesome! Excellent characters with a fantastic build. Fast paced, intriguing story loaded with major hotness!!!!! It was intense right from the start and I was immediately pulled in. There are enough details about the main characters given right away, so I instantly had a good feel for them, liked them, and was rooting for them. Loved both Christina and Mal and this seriously intense connection they had for one another. It created a lot of sexual tension and anticipation. These two were combustible together! Seriously hot! Beyond the hotness, you can feel how torn and conflicted they both were because of their pasts and the situation at hand. I loved the overall story and am looking forward to where it will go next.  Everything developed at a really good pace. I was in the edge of my seat! The author has created this elaborate world and even though it's otherworldly it's totally believable and I couldn’t absorb the details fast enough. There were lots of other characters introduced as well and I loved the interactions between everyone. There was a nice amount of tension and drama. I'm just really excited about where it's going to go. There are three parts to this, which I knew going in, so expect a cliffhanger.  Lots of intensity mixed in with passion and sensuality! I loved it and can’t wait for part 2! It was just thrilling to read! I had so much anticipation and there was such a incredible build. Excellent story! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
agnese-kohnSK More than 1 year ago
I finished this book and read it in one setting.....Thats mean,did not putting down....The storyline is easy,quick and good just like the characters...Mal & Christina,soul mate for 3000 years and also bring the all members of the Phoenix Security....This is the first post of the series but to get to know the background i suggest to read Caress in the Darkness like this you know more....You will find,torment for memories,turnright hot,reconnection and link to the memories,enemy,passion deny or accepted,steamy scene and more..There is a lot more to know so pick up the copy and read it to find out.....Now,i can't wait to read book 2 Find me in Pleasure and much more books from author Julie Kenner....Well Done!!!!!!!!She did it again!!!!!!!!!!!Keep them coming.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing  This is the first in the triology, part of the 1001 dark nights series, this story focuses on Mal and Christina's/Jaynie relationship. they are soul mates bonded for over 3000 years. The only problem is Mal has had to kill Christina numerous times over the centuries because of the weapon the fuerie put inside her . Christina usually doesn't recognize or remember Mal or anything of her previous lives but this time when they meet she does. Their first meeting in this book is explosive. You feel the connection between these two from the beginning. Christina  doesn't understand or believe what is going on til she is attacked for the second time. The fuerie are after her they want their weapon back, She has always felt different her whole life believed that she might be just as crazy as her mother but when she meets Mal she feel the explosiveness inside herself and if it wasn't for Mal absorbing her energy she would go off like a nuclear bomb, most of the brotherhood wants Mal to do what he has always done and end Christina's life but Mal can't bring himself to hurt her again. He decides that if he teaches Christina how to control it she might actually have a good chance at living. I'm so excited to read the next book I can't wait to read the ways Mal is going to help Christina learn control. This book also features a few appearances by Rainer and Callie from Caress of Darkness whom I happen to love almost as much as Mal and Christina. If you enjoyed caress of darkness I highly recommend this book it will definitely not disappoint. Each of the 1001 Dark Nights novellas stands alone. Caress of Darkness and the 2015 release, Caress of Pleasure, The Find Me books are a true trilogy spanning Mal and Christina’s romance and are meant to be read in order. I was provided with an arc of this book in return for an honest review