Lynn Viehl - [Darkyn 08 - Lords of the Darkyn 01]

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS
OF LYNN VIEHL

 

LORDS OF THE DARKYN NOVELS

 

Nightborn

 

“Lynn Viehl is an amazing storyteller.
Nightborn
strikes through the heart with stunning strength, creating an addictive, complex world—and characters who are so alive that turning the last page will make you feel as though you’re losing the best friends you wish you could have. Especially in a fight.”


New York Times
bestselling author
Marjorie M. Liu

 

“A clever, rip-roaring adventure from start to finish with more twists and turns than a back road in the French countryside. Loved it, loved it.”

—#1
New York Times
bestselling author
Patricia Briggs

 

THE NOVELS OF THE KYNDRED

 

Dreamveil

 

“This urban fantasy is pure magic.”

—The Best Reviews

 

“Viehl’s imaginative spin-off series continues as she once more explores the hazardous world of the genetically altered Kyndred. This story is rife with stunning secrets, treachery, and betrayal, [and is] guaranteed to keep readers guessing.”


Romantic Times

 

Shadowlight

 

“Hot enough to keep anyone warm on a cold winter’s night.
Shadowlight
is an intense romantic thriller from the pen of Lynn Viehl, and readers will eagerly devour her latest in anticipation of the next installment!”

—Romance Reviews Today

 


Shadowlight
, the first book in her Kyndred series, was everything I could ask for and more…raises the bar for paranormal romances. Once again, Viehl delivers with a heroine who can stand on her own two feet, a devoted hero, and a cast of secondary characters who completely suck you into their world.”

—Bitten by Books

 

“Expanding the world of the Darkyn…Lynn Viehl provides her fans with an even more complex realm in her latest enjoyable urban romantic fantasy. Fast-paced and filled with plenty of suspense.”

—Alternative Worlds

 

“Complex and engaging.”

—Fallen Angel Reviews

 

THE NOVELS OF THE DARKYN

 

Stay the Night

 

“Truly transfixing!”


Romantic Times

 

“The best Darkyn novel to date.”


The Romance Reader

 

“Filled with romance, intrigue, and nonstop action, this book does not fail to satisfy.”

—ParaNormal Romance (PNR
staff-recommended read)

 

Twilight Fall

 

“[An] intelligent and breathtaking addition to the incomparable Darkyn series.”

—Fresh Fiction

 

“An electrifying addition to this top-notch series…a definite must read.”

—Romance Junkies

 

“A really good series…excellent.”


Affaire de Coeur

 

Evermore

 

“[F]ull of exciting twists and turns.…Viehl tells a self-contained, page-turning story of medieval vampires.”


Publishers Weekly

 

“Lynn Viehl sure knows how to tell a hell of a story.”

—Romance Reviews Today

 

“[O]ne of my favorites, if not the favorite, Darkyn book to date.”

—Romance Reader at Heart

 

Night Lost

 

“Viehl continues to weave an intricate web of intrigue in this contribution to the amazing series.…I became completely engrossed in this compelling story. Lynn Viehl had me hooked from the first page…exceptional.…I definitely recommend this marvelous book.”

—Romance Junkies

 

“Fast-paced and fully packed. You won’t regret spending time in this darkly dangerous and romantic world!”


Romantic Times

 

Dark Need

 

“An exciting book and a must read…frightening and creepy characters that will keep you awake late at night. Balancing the darkness is the searing heat and eroticism that is generated between Samantha and Lucan.”

—Vampire Genre

 

Private Demon

 

“Lynn Viehl’s vampire saga began spectacularly in
If Angels Burn
, and this second novel in the Darkyn series justifies the great beginning. Indeed, it is as splendid if not more than the first one.”

—Curled Up with a Good Book

 

If Angels Burn

 

“Erotic, darker than sin, and better than good chocolate.”

—Holly Lisle

 

“This exciting vampire romance is action-packed.…Lynn Viehl writes a fascinating paranormal tale.”

—The Best Reviews

 

O
THER
N
OVELS BY
L
YNN
V
IEHL

The Kyndred Series

 

Shadowlight

Dreamveil

Frostfire

Nightshine

The Darkyn Series

 

If Angels Burn

Private Demon

Dark Need

Night Lost

Evermore

Twilight Fall

Stay the Night

NIGHTBORN

 

LORDS OF THE DARKYN

 

Lynn Viehl

 

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First Printing, March 2012

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Copyright © Sheila Kelly, 2012

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For Marshall Mathers,
with respect and thanks
for the music
and the hand.

Every night and every morn
Some to misery are born,
Every morn and every night
Some are born to sweet delight.
Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night.

—William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence”

 

Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1

 

Chapter 2

 

Chapter 3

 

Chapter 4

 

Chapter 5

 

Chapter 6

 

Chapter 7

 

Chapter 8

 

Chapter 9

 

Chapter 10

 

Chapter 11

 

Chapter 12

 

Chapter 13

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