In the Dark

In the Dark

by Jen Colly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616505196
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Series: The Cities Below , #1
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 233
Sales rank: 146,623
File size: 652 KB

About the Author

Jen Colly is the rare case of an author who rebelled against reading assignments throughout her school years. Now she prefers reading books in a series, which has led her to writing her first paranormal romance series: The Cities Below. She will write about anything that catches her fancy, though truth be told, her weaknesses are pirates and vampires. She lives in Ohio with her supportive husband, two kids, one big fluffy dog, and four rescued cats. For more information, please visit

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In the Dark 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is poorly developed, you get no sense of the location or the setting of the story and the grammatical errors and typos are outrageous. I read 4-5 books a week from all genres-especially paranormal romance. Save your money and spend it on a better written book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! But it is a series and only the first book is available. I read through it super fast and I am excited to continue with it. This is unlike any vampire book I have come across. Pleasantly surprised for sure!
gaele More than 1 year ago
I’ve read several historical fiction titles that use the underground ossuaries in European cities, this is the first that incorporates the Catacombes de Paris while using them as the highlight and hidden world for a setting.  Jen Colly incorporates the slightly ominous, spooky and endlessly fascinating catacombs.  A slow-growing story, most of the action is concentrated at the end, with Faith’s decisions and choices after all she has learned.  She never expected a getaway vacation to Paris would result in such life-changing events.  Wandering the streets, Faith is taking in the scenery, and not paying attention. When she realizes she is in trouble, she is being attacked by demons, and her fate seems set.   Enter Soren, an aged vampire who hears Faith’s cry and comes to her aid. An irresistible urge to feed comes over him and he bites her: leaving her with tons of new revelations and him with a choice, kill her or claim her in accordance with vampire law.  From here, Soren claims her: treating her with deference and consideration, allowing her entrée into his world and the city of Balinese, an offshoot of the Catacombes but entirely a complete world in and of itself.   The world-building and character development is smooth and sufficient: giving plenty of information and imagery to allow readers the ability to participate and see the setting.  Soren and Faith have some understandable hiccups considering everything she has learned and needs to wrap her brain around.  A bit darker than one would first expect, Faith’s disassociation with her former life and her own feelings of isolation seem to push her closer to Soren, although the attraction is palpable and understandable and it keeps readers glued to the pages waiting to see if Faith has found a place and recognizes what she has.    This was a wonderfully engaging read with a slow and steady pace to an action-packed ending. Plenty of intriguing characters, situations and a relationship to get your teeth into, this story is an intriguing start to a new series. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, kept me on my toes and turning pages.
Momma_Becky More than 1 year ago
I waffled back and forth on my feelings about this one. I went into it expecting a romance and while there is a couple who fall in love, it's more romance light. There's a kiss here and there, and some trust issues that can be expected considering the circumstances, but it's not an all-consuming love story. Nevertheless, the more I read, the more interested I became. This first book does a great job of introducing the reader to the world of The Cities Below. We also get a bit of intrigue and action as tension builds between the vampires and demons. We do get a bit of a cliffy on that front, and even though the romance lover in me was a little disappointed, the paranormal/fantasy lover truly enjoyed this tale of complete vampire cities beneath our feet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked how everyone stayed true to their character, the leading lady didn't start out tough then start doing stupid crap, I felt like I read a whole book,167 pg I believe no real cliff hanger, no sex, no hea overall but still a good ending. I'll read another
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a hard read but also not a great one. The story itself seems interesting at times but you're left wanting a good release scene, as well as more depth to the story. If you're willing to drop the now $2.99 then prepared to be aggravated that it use to be $.99.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book lacked adequate character and story development but for .99 it was a fun read. There were numerous grammatical errors and typos so I would like to be a proof reader on the next book ?