Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dwellers of Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown

Title: Dwellers of Darkness
Author: Stacey Marie Brown
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance
Published: February 27, 2014
Pages: 344


Some days feel like years, but in Ember Brycin’s case just the opposite is true. Em would be 22 now—if she were human. She’s not. She is a Dae—part Demon and part Fay—with a little Dark Dweller thrown in to make her more of a freak.

Life has become further complicated for Ember since returning from the Otherworld. Besides being continuously hunted by the Seelie Queen, Ember is at the top of the Unseelie King’s list, after breaking her oath with him. No one breaks a vow with the Unseelie King without extreme consequences.

Adding to Ember’s problems is a certain Dark Dweller whose mood has become violent and cruel. As much as she’d like to deny it, there is an undeniable connection between them. Eli is sexy, gorgeous, and frustrating as hell. She also knows he is holding something back, something that could change their relationship forever. 

But her problems go way past him. As the tension for war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark), the tension at the Dark Dweller’s compound escalates even more as they prepare to obtain the Sword of Light—the only weapon able to kill the Queen. 

But is Ember the answer to the location of the sword? Is she the one to fulfill the prophecy? As usual nothing is ever what it seems.


A copy of this book was dropped off on my doorstop on a dark and stormy night. The moon was full and the werewolves were howling. I didn't want to open my door, but my doorbell was ringing incessantly, so I thought maybe someone was in danger. When I opened the door, there was no one there, just this book banging against the buzzer. It was so weird. 

I didn't think it would be prudent to ignore the book for long considering how insistent it was to get in the front door in the first place, so I started reading it right away. Worst idea ever! I had nightmares for weeks after that, and I'd only read the first two pages. But then I started to get really confused, because apparently this is the third book in a series. Like why couldn't the creepy book that showed up out of nowhere have at least been the first book in the series. Really bad planning on the part of whoever enchanted the book in the first place. Unless this was part of a diabolical plan to get the book super low ratings, in which case it's brilliant. 

I really wanted to like this book because the cover is quite pretty, but like I said, it was confusing because it's the third book in the series and I have no idea what went on in this series up until now, and I don't really understand the creatures. Seriously, what the heck is an Unseelie? I just got no details. I even tried reading some reviews of the book to see if they could give me some insight, but all they'd say is "This book picked up where the last one left off." Well that's just great for those of us that aren't randomly sent copies on dark stormy nights, but what am I supposed to do? In the end, I just really couldn't get into this book, so I didn't like it at all. 

Overall I give this book 1/2 of 5 stars, only because I'm really not allowed to rate it a flat out 0. 

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About the Author

Stacey Marie Brown is a writer of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world.

She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.

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