Darkness Seduced (Order of the Blade) - Stephanie Rowe

Darkness Seduced (Order of the Blade)

By Stephanie Rowe

  • Release Date - Published: 2012-04-11
  • Book Genre: Paranormal
  • Author: Stephanie Rowe
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 277 Ratings)

Darkness Seduced (Order of the Blade) Stephanie Rowe read online review & book description:

"Rowe is a paranormal star!" ~ J.R. Ward

Immortal warrior Gideon Roarke made an oath five hundred years ago to the woman who died for him. The ancient Calydon is ruthless in his quest to honor that promise, even if it means risking everything by teaming up with the one woman who will either destroy him, or finally bring redemption to his blackened, hardened soul.

After escaping from a two-year imprisonment at the hands of a madman, the only thing Lily Davenport wants is to go home and reclaim her life. Unfortunately for Lily, standing between her and that goal is a sensual, demanding protector whose dangerous seduction threatens to claim her life…and her soul. 

The Calydons Destiny: The Calydons are a race of ancient immortals cursed with a dark side. Each Calydon is destined to meet his soul mate, to be so drawn to her that he is unable to resist bonding with her through the rituals of his race, but their destiny is to destroy each other and all they care about the moment their bond is complete. 

"[D]ark, edgy, sexy … sizzles on the page…sex with soul shattering connections that leave the reader a little breathless!...Rowe lays down some seriously dark and sexy tracks. There is no doubt that this series will have a cult following." ~ Guilty Indulgence Book Club

"DARKNESS SEDUCED is a fabulous story with all the right elements: a strong sexual attraction, a struggle against that attraction, a tender love, a horrendous battle against unimaginable evil and a fight to save the world...This is the kind of story you can’t put down because you’re so anxious to see what happens next." ~ Jeanne Stone Hunter, My Book Addiction & More

"Dark paranormal romance with passionate warriors, a cursed destiny, heartbreaking sacrifice and a gripping storyline. What I wouldn't give to hear the "crack" of a Calydon warrior's weapon as he protects me...swoon!" ~Sharon Stogner, Love Romance Passion Reviews 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the author of more than forty-five novels, and she's a four-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. As an award-winning author, Stephanie has been touching readers' hearts and keeping them spellbound for more than a decade with her contemporary romances, romantic suspense, and paranormal romances. For more information on Stephanie and her books, visit her on the web at www.stephanierowe.com.

Book in the Order of the Blade series:
Darkness Awakened
Darkness Seduced
Darkness Surrendered
Forever in Darkness
Darkness Reborn
Darkness Arisen
Darkness Unleashed
Inferno of Darkness
Darkness Possessed
Shadows of Darkness
Hunt the Darkness (2016)

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Posted Reviews

  • Darkness Seduced

    By Jasmyn9
    It's been awhile since I read the first book in the Order of the Blade series, and I was quite happy to see that I was able to jump into Darkness Seduced without having to re-read it. There is an overall story arc, but the high points were covered in a way that didn't seem like a re-cap, and the romance was definitely a hot stand-alone affair. Lily is mentioned in book one and the Calydons are out to find and rescue this woman that has been held by the bad guys (rogue Calydons) for years......yes years! But Gideon is quite surprised when they find her and it seems like she may be his mate. Why? Because he already lost his, and he isn't supposed to have another. So, our story begins with them denying the truth in front of them - but at least they have a good reason to. Calydons aren't supposed to mate, it turns them into temperamental a-holes that like to kill everyone around them. But in the first book, our couple defies fate and manages to avoid what was thought to be inevitable. Gideon and Lily will now have to do the same. There is tons of action in this story, and the pacing was reminiscent of an urban fantasy - so I think people who just want a good paranormal adventure will enjoy this book right along with the paranormal romance crowd. However, with the Calydons playing with destiny, and their sanity, we don't quite have a HEA - but more of a "well, at least we haven't killed anyone yet so we can stay together" type of ending. The evil still lurks out there and they still need to destroy it. There were a few times that it seemed like the action overtook everything else - it was quite violent at times. I enjoy a good fight between good and evil, but the hop between downtime and action happened a little suddenly at times.
  • Book two was a thrilling read!!

    By Spookyelo
    I loved the second book in this series! Awesome characters and storyline. Highly recommend this series!
  • Eat something!!!

    By Turbotigeress
    Don't get me wrong, I LOVED this book, but I couldn't help but think about how bad Lily needed to eat something! I felt so bad about her living on 8 bagels throughout that entire story! For days she was held hostage then beaten, bruised, cut by glass, thrown in icy rapids, being chased, dancing, singing and screwed...while surviving on 8 bagels!!
  • Again ... Everything I wanted!

    By stefalise
    I just don't want to stop reading! Passion, love and wonderful manly protection! Ugh! It is written so thoroughly but not so much that I want to skip ahead. I've never cried reading until now! Thank you! My favorite series EVER!
  • Great follow up to book 1, but still hate the covers!

    By Rodrian stone
    The story continues, and I was happy to have it continue. Excited to read the next! There were only a few spots I was iffy on. Sometimes the inner explanations of feelings became boring and seemed like a repeat periodically. And I never like people talking all mushy and doing "things" in the middle of chaos. I know it's fantasy so realism has to be suspended, but the style is urban fantasy and the battle scenes are pretty epic, so I am thrown when suddenly there is a love moment with smiles and caresses when hell is breaking loose. Anyway, props to the author, I'm ready to read ryland's story :D
  • :)

    By Nette6
    I must say, even though the characters are bit corny...lol...they grow on you! The plot is well laid, thickening as it goes and leaving you wanting more :) I am going to finish the series! The sex scences are still hot, but it's so love-laced it has you rooting for them...see...corny! Still love it though. My previous 4**** has upgraded to 5 because the books have caught and held my attention. P.S. All that the Order believed in and had done for a cause is shattering...I hope they all get a piece of some understanding and change like the other destiny-defiers.
  • Darkness seduce

    By 322108
    Love the book great series please release the other two I can't wait to read darkness forever
  • Loving This Series

    By ex'es and oh's
    This series has got me hooked. Read the book before this one so you understand the whole world that Rowe created. It's new and fantastic, in the truest definition.
  • Amazing!

    By JustJenis
    Wonderfully written. I couldn't put it down and loved that I couldn't. Awesome!!

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