Into the Darkness (Darkness #1)

Into the Darkness (Darkness #1)

Into the Darkness (Darkness #1)

***Warning: sexual content!!! 18+ please.***

~This is the first book in the Amazon #1 bestselling Darkness Series.~

Sasha has grown up with one surety: she’s not normal.

She sees things in the darkness that no one else can see. Mysterious men cloaked in shadow, moving through the night. The problem is, pointing out invisible people is a fast track to a padded cell. Orphaned at age five, Sasha quickly learns an important survival tip: keep her mouth shut and stay

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  1. Aleph "Aleph"
    121 of 140 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Heed the warnings – Lots of non-consensual sex, February 18, 2014
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    Aleph “Aleph” (Pale Blue Dot) –

    This review is from: Into the Darkness (Darkness #1) (Kindle Edition)
    Into the Darkness is unique because it features characters who live by “a different moral code” and have no problem raping and mind wiping humans but are also supposed to be loveable, funny, heroes. Yes, let’s chuckle at their irreverent, frequent sexual violations and pat them on the head. “Boys will be boys” and all that (females of this species also rape). In comparison to other “dark” erotica novels which feature rape or scenes of dubious consent, the author doesn’t treat it with the gravity this kind of behavior warrants. The point here is that it’s okay because they’re a different species. I mean, why can’t they just go for one-night stands or pay for escorts/prostitutes? Oh that’s right, because that would make the whole rape vein of this storyline pointless.

    Sasha’s main love interest, Stefan, is the leader of this clan of rampant rapers. At the 90.4% mark, while Sasha is recovering from near death, unconscious in her bed, Stefan rapes her. “He’d pushed himself on a weak, half dead vulnerable woman. She hadn’t been awake, she hadn’t given her permission–with any real clarity–and she probably had no idea she’d lain with him.” This book is what it is. The treatment of rape here is just far too lighthearted and flippant for my tastes. It’s not a case of Stockholm’s Syndrome or any hidden desire to be forced herself–Sasha just doesn’t really care.

    Speaking of Sasha, how stupid do you have to be to knowingly venture into an extremely dangerous neighborhood equipped with nothing but a rape whistle? No pepper spray, no taser, not even a goddamn steak knife. The rape whistle makes further appearances throughout the rest of the book. It’s either supposed to be funny and/or a super lame and lazy plot device.

    Some other WTF? moments for me:
    “I mentally tried to tap the Pterodactyl wings of memory.” — lol nice metaphor. Lots more where that came from.
    “Listen, what did you mean about withstanding the…pher-thing?” — Really, college student who doesn’t know about pheromones?
    Charles: “I want to shake you like a crying baby!”
    Sasha: “What a horrible thing to say!” — Is this the witty dialogue other reviewers are talking about?

    With the response this book has gotten, there’s clearly a market for lots of “steamy” rape under a veil of paranormal fantasy. Coming from somebody who enjoys reading about a wide range of taboo and fetishist subject matter, this book just portrayed sex in a way which did not sit well with me. Even without the nonchalant attitude toward rape, I have no respect for the heroine and the hero comes off as a wishy-washy, dull, sleazeball. The only likeable character is Charles. Hopefully this review helps warn other readers as I don’t feel the disclaimer is adequate.

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  2. Up All Night Novels
    62 of 72 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Not for the the faint of heart or narrow of mind, K. F. Breene weaves a sexy, snarky tale of magical mayhem., January 24, 2014
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    This review is from: Into the Darkness (Darkness #1) (Kindle Edition)
    First off, let me say that I personally LOVE an author who isn’t afraid to push the envelope and take readers outside of their comfort zone. Couple that with a strong sense of sarcastic wit and humorous dialog, and you’ve got K. F. Breene. This was my first Breene title, but it certainly will not be my last.

    Sasha, an orphan raised in the foster system, always alone, always knowing she’s different has finally found a place where she can almost fully trust another person. Her boyfriend Jared has been her first everything. But she’s keeping secrets, lest he have her committed for seeing things no one else can. A dinner date leads to disaster when suddenly, Sasha and Jared find themselves on the wrong side of the tracks, cornered by two brutish shadow beings, overflowing with potent pheromones and intent on having their way with Sasha and Jared. Only Sasha doesn’t succumb to the overwhelming lure of their pheromones. Puzzled by this human’s ability to not be ensnared in their web of seduction, “the Boss” orders the pair to be returned home safely and their memories wiped. Unfortunately, Sasha’s memories don’t stay buried, and she’s forced to go looking for answers to whom these beings are and why she feels such an undeniable pull towards the Boss.

    Breene gracefully puts her characters through hell, with an outstanding unique style. Her protagonist Sasha is strong and adaptable without being bitchy as we watch her evolve before our eyes from being secure in her insecurities to taking her destiny by the horns. Oh, and did I mention it’s STEAMY? Sorry ladies, but this is NOT for the under 18 crowd. These shadow beings are purely and potently sexual. Its their nature, like any other predator, and they act indiscriminately, a task which Breene handles beautifully and maturely, addressing it for what it is, without over sensationalizing or being outlandishly graphic.

    I read this in record time considering my presently hectic schedule. I could. not. get. enough. If you’re anything like me, you will be salivating for the sequel.

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  3. DMW "DMW"
    17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Intriguing, mysterious, and sexy, January 29, 2014
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    DMW “DMW” (MI, USA) –

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    This review is from: Into the Darkness (Darkness #1) (Kindle Edition)
    First I do need to say this book contains sexual content so isn’t for young readers or those who prefer more streamlined books. What I enjoyed most about this book is the way it grabbed my attention and held it throughout the whole book. It was action packed, had mystery, intrigue, and a good overall flow of character development and plot. This book is the first in the Darkness series by K. F. Breene and I would recommend reading it before any others in the series, even though the next comes out in March of 2014. The reason behind this recommendation is due to the way the book is written, I don’t believe you will have the full grasp of the story without first reading the first book. As for other works by K. F. Breene, I can’t comment as this is the first I have read from this author. I do know he has a contest going and a decent website at […] If you act fast you can probably get this first book for free, as I did. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

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