Review: Darkness Falls (Reveler #1) by Erin Kellison

January 26, 2015 Review 0

Review: Darkness Falls (Reveler #1) by Erin Kellison

Agent Malcolm Rook is hunting for people with the rarest of talents—the ability to master dreams. He finds the undeniably gifted Jordan Lane, but she’s wary of mysterious Rook and resists his pursuit as long as she can. Yet the dreamwaters they enter are too exhilarating to resist, and attraction soon ignites electric passions. Delving too deep stirs a nightmare, one they must defeat, or be forever lost to darkness.

Fans of paranormal romance and bad boys, get ready for a dark, sexy plunge into fantasy and desire. The Reveler Series is set in a contemporary world in which people can indulge in Rêve, or shared dreaming—a pop culture phenomenon sweeping the world. Imagine being able to fall asleep at night, only to wake in a dream world, one in which you are lucid and in control—where you can be anything you want to be and do anything you like. But you must be careful…dreaming can be as dangerous as it is seductive.

* First published in the anthology, Dark and Deadly.

Title: Darkness Falls
Author: Erin Kellison
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Darksider, Lay Me Down, Darksider, Night's Deep Hush
Series: Reveler #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Darksider, Lay Me Down, Darksider, Night's Deep Hush
Published by Fire Flower Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: May 12, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 115
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

I wasn’t sure about this story at first.  It was included in an anthology that I have in which I totally loved the first story I read.  So, since I had it, *shrug* thought I would give it a try.

The first half of the story reinforced my hesitation.  It read like a fanfic where I, the reader, was supposed to already know about the world and the terminologies.  Background and explanations were leaked out like gems escaping from an over protective dragon’s lair.

I was a bit lost during the first half of the story, but I came to the conclusion that may have been a blot device of the author do demonstrate that this story was about a dream world.  Dreams are fluid and rarely make sense, until one learns to “lucid” dream.

The lack of character development is on purpose because a person’s background has the ability to affect their dreams, even in the lucid state.  As this is reveled in the story, so too, we learn more about the characters.

This made it hard to get into the story, but there was enough going on that it kept me going until the real excitement started to happen.  Then I was hooked.  I couldn’t put this down.

Warning!  This is a serial series.  This story did not exactly end on a cliff hanger, but neither did it end.  It is obvious there is more.  Especially considering that the first chapter of the next book was included here, and it picked up pretty much where this one ended.  That being said, this left me curious and interested to know what happens next.  I am off to see if I can find the next book.


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