Darkness Possessed (Order of the Blade)

Order of the Blade

Book 9
Authenticity Playground, LLC
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A fatal mistake stripped Zach Roderick of the powers that define him, leaving him a tormented shadow of the warrior he once was. Now, his teammate's life depends on Zach resurrecting the fire that once burned within him. As he undertakes a battle he has no way to win, he is derailed by a tempestuous beauty that awakens in him the dark desires that destroyed him once before. 


The scars etched on Rhiannon Diaz's soul are so deep that she will never again be free. The once-powerful guardian is facing her last and greatest battle, and failure means a return to a sexual enslavement that is far worse than death. Her intense and passionate need for the powerful warrior who has vowed to protect her threatens the very foundation of her survival, but his refusal to abandon her drags them both into a world where wild, untamed passion rages, and surrender is their only chance.


AUTHOR BIO: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the 2018 winner and a five-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. She has more than fifty published novels.


Although the Order of the Blade is a connected series, all books can be read as stand-alones and in any order. The chronological order is as follows: 

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 

Darkness Revealed (Coming Soon!)

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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe delivers another winner when a marriage of convenience is the only way for a rugged cowboy to protect the unborn baby of his late best friend.


"OH. MY. GOSH! This was the best book I've read in a really, really long time." ~jenny7 (Amazon Review)


Mira Cabot has always wanted a family, and now she has the chance…but being on the run while she's pregnant, broke, and single wasn't exactly how she'd envisioned it. When a distractingly handsome cowboy offers her a marriage of convenience, it's the lifeline she needs…and one that no modern-day woman would ever accept…right?


Rancher Chase Stockton trusts no one except his brothers and his late best friend…who left behind a baby on the way. Chase knows who will come after that baby, and the only way he can protect it is to give the child…and its mother…his name.


When Mira arrives in Wyoming to be the bride of a cowboy she's met only once, neither of them expect to find the love that has always eluded them…the love they both so desperately yearn for.


"Wow! This book was fantastic!" ~Cindy F (Amazon Review)


AUTHOR BIO: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the 2018 winner and a five-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. She has more than fifty published novels.


Books in the Wyoming Rebels series:

A Real Cowboy Never Says No 

A Real Cowboy Knows How to Kiss 

A Real Cowboy Rides a Motorcycle 

A Real Cowboy Never Walks Away

A Real Cowboy Loves Forever

A Real Cowboy for Christmas

A Real Cowboy Always Trusts His Heart (Sept 2019)

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Authenticity Playground, LLC
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9781940968025
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Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters
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Hailed as a "paranormal star!" by J.R. Ward, New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe continues to rivet readers with her sizzling Order of the Blade series about Calydon warriors, the intensely passionate immortals Now comes their newest story, an explosive adventure in which passion ignites between a sinfully sexy immortal assassin on a final mission, and the woman fated to destroy him. 


Chained to an ancient meat hook in an abandoned underground cave for over a century, former assassin Levi Hart has been focused on only one thing: surviving long enough to destroy the psychopath who once controlled him. His chance at freedom comes in the form of a sensual, desperate woman who will trade freedom for his services, the one thing he can't afford to give.


She is Maya Brennan, the achingly sensual queen of a kingdom sunk into a curse of darkness and destruction. Born to serve her people no matter what the cost, Maya cannot afford the all-consuming passion that Levi ignites in her, but without him, she has no chance to save those she loves. Will their need for each other propel them into their final destruction, or can love shatter the bonds fated to destroy them both? 


AUTHOR BIO: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the 2018 winner and a five-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. She has more than fifty published novels.


Although the Order of the Blade is a connected series, all books can be read as stand-alones and in any order. The chronological order is as follows: 

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 

Darkness Revealed (Coming Soon!)

**Hunt the Darkness is the 2018 RITA Award winner for Best Paranormal Romance**


One warrior driven by an oath he will give his life to fulfill. Another tormented by his love for the woman he failed.


Haunted by loss, each warrior is consumed by his relentless quest for redemption. Alone, each will fail. But when Calydon warrior Gabe Watson and mage Vladimir Hawkings team up to cross over into the demon realm to hunt down those who matter most, they finally have a chance to change the past …until they encounter two bold, sensual women who hold the key to everything that matters to them…brave, independent women who want nothing to do with them. 


Sophie Flanagan has no memory of her life before she was kidnapped by demons, including how she got the wedding band that burns on her hand. Only her unbreakable friendship with half-demon healer, Maria Souvaine, has enabled her to survive. The two sisters are caught in a desperate battle against a threat so powerful it will destroy them forever.


When two fierce, towering warriors invade the demon realm, Sophie and Maria are thrust into a chaotic spiral of lust, escalating peril, and…for the first time in centuries…hope. Will the passion and danger that ignites cause the final destruction of all that matters…or finally free them all from the deadly shadows that grip them so tightly? 


AUTHOR BIO: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the author of more than fifty novels. She's a 2018 winner and a five-time for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction.


*All books in the Order of the Blade series are standalone, but the chronological order is as follows:

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


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

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe rivets readers with her thrilling entry into the dangerous, sensual world of the immortal Calydon warrior, where lust rules, honor thrives, and death looms over all. No warrior is safe from his own darkness, or from the woman destined to love and destroy him.

Quinn Masters will stop at nothing to rescue his rogue teammate. To save his blood brother and ensure his brand of justice triumphs, Quinn will break every rule of his kind and partner with the sensuous, courageous woman destined to be his ultimate destruction.

Haunted by a brutal past, Illusionist Grace Matthews will risk everything to save her kidnapped sister, including putting her life in the sinfully capable hands of an immortal warrior whose ravaging kisses and intense passion propel her ruthlessly toward a fateful destiny she can't afford to believe in.

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.

"A fast-paced plot with strong characters, blazing sexual tension and sprinkled with witty banter, Darkness Awakened sucked me in and kept me hooked until the very last page." ~Literary Escapism

Although the Order of the Blade is a connected series, all books can be read as stand-alones and in any order. The chronological order is as follows: 

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 
Darkness Revealed (Coming Soon!)

About the Author:  Hailed by J.R. Ward as a "paranormal star!",  New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the author of more than forty-five novels, and she's the winner of the 2018  RITA® Award for Best Paranormal Romance, the highest award in romance fiction. A five-time RITA® nominee, Stephanie has been keeping readers spellbound for more than a decade with her sensual, dangerous paranormal romances, as well as her emotional contemporary romances, and sizzling romantic suspense novels. She also writes funny urban fantasy and paranormal romance as S.A. Bayne. For more information on Stephanie and her books, visit her on the web at www.stephanierowe.com or www.sabayne.com.

 "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


Although the Order of the Blade is a connected series, all books can be read as stand-alones and in any order. The chronological order is as follows:


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

Darkness Revealed (Coming Soon!)


AUTHOR BIO: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the 2018 winner and a five-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. She has more than fifty published novels.

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


Six hundred years ago, Elijah Ross was tortured into insanity and thrust into a mental hell that no living creature has ever survived…except him. Now, that ancient evil is back, and it is far more deadly.


Elijah is all that stands between it and the destruction of all of humanity, but each step he takes drags him ruthlessly back into the nightmare that once consumed him.


Elijah's only chance is Ana Matthews, whose sensual kisses and passionate fire thrust hope and light into his blackened heart and fragmented mind. But Ana’s deadly past could be the final trigger for Elijah's descent into irretrievable madness and the destruction of his soul, humanity and what is left of his heart. 


"Darkness Surrendered, in my opinion is the best novel of the series thus far…Darkness Surrendered drew me so deeply into the story that I felt Ana and Elijah's emotions as if they were my own…they completely engulfed me in their story…Ingenious plot turns and edge of your seat suspense…make Darkness Surrendered one of the best novels I have read in years. I absolutely could not put Darkness Surrendered down. I cried, I laughed, I cursed and I plotted ways to torture Stephanie Rowe if she didn't give me the ending that I wanted. Don't miss out on the adventure that is Darkness Surrendered!" ~Tamara Hoffa, Sizzling Hot Book Reviews 


"Book three of the Order of the Blades series is…superbly original and excellent...the passion, struggle and the depth of emotion that Ana and Elijah face is so brutal, yet is also pretty awe inspiring. I was swept away by Stephanie's depth of character detail and emotion...I absolutely loved the roller-coaster that Stephanie, Ana and Elijah took me on." ~Becky Johnson, Bex 'N' Books


Books 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

Darkness Revealed (coming soon!) 


AUTHOR BIO: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the 2018 winner and a five-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. She has more than fifty published novels.

Hailed as a "paranormal star!" by J.R. Ward, New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe continues to rivet readers with her sizzling Order of the Blade series about Calydon warriors, the intensely passionate immortals Now comes their newest story, an explosive adventure in which passion ignites between a sinfully sexy immortal assassin on a final mission, and the woman fated to destroy him. 


Chained to an ancient meat hook in an abandoned underground cave for over a century, former assassin Levi Hart has been focused on only one thing: surviving long enough to destroy the psychopath who once controlled him. His chance at freedom comes in the form of a sensual, desperate woman who will trade freedom for his services, the one thing he can't afford to give.


She is Maya Brennan, the achingly sensual queen of a kingdom sunk into a curse of darkness and destruction. Born to serve her people no matter what the cost, Maya cannot afford the all-consuming passion that Levi ignites in her, but without him, she has no chance to save those she loves. Will their need for each other propel them into their final destruction, or can love shatter the bonds fated to destroy them both? 


AUTHOR BIO: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the 2018 winner and a five-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. She has more than fifty published novels.


Although the Order of the Blade is a connected series, all books can be read as stand-alones and in any order. The chronological order is as follows: 

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 

Darkness Revealed (Coming Soon!)

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Katie Reus, the first story in her Darkness series. 

Years ago he ended things between them to protect her…

As leader of one of the fiercest werewolf packs in the south, Finn Stavros is in full battle mode 24/7. He has no choice—he’s one of the few beings strong enough to fight the Akkadian demons, whose mysterious escape from hell threatens the entire world. With the battle turning bloodier by the second, Finn is ready for anything…until his vampire long lost love shows up on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, sending his heart into a tailspin. He agrees to help her, unaware that she carries a shocking secret that will turn his life upside down.

This time, he’s not letting her go…

Vampire Lyra Marius curses the day she met Finn. The ruthless werewolf promised to love her forever, but he rejected her instead—before she could share her life altering news. Pregnant, kicked out of her coven, and cast aside by the love of her life, Lyra struggled to raise their rare shifter-vampire daughter Vega alone among humans. When the 16-year-old is kidnapped and used to fulfill a frightening prophecy, Lyra swallows her pride and turns to Finn for help. But how long can she fight her feelings for him and keep him from guessing the truth about who Vega really is? As they race against the clock to save their daughter, they must defeat the lethal threat imposed by demons infiltrating the human world and a hell gate that could not only reveal their existence to mankind, but destroy the world in the process.

Books in the Darkness Series:
1. Darkness Awakened
2. Taste of Darkness
3. Beyond the Darkness
4. Hunted by Darkness
5. Into the Darkness
6. Saved by Darkness
7. Guardian of Darkness
8. Sentinel of Darkness

Praised by JR Ward as a "paranormal star," New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe takes readers into the dangerous, mysterious world of the Louisiana bayou, a haunted land where vampires are more than myths and the hot nights are made for passion. 


Bold and arrogant, loner Eric Hunter allows himself to care about nothing, except his missing brother. He will not stop until he finds him, even if it means teaming up with a bold, sensual woman who awakens in him the dark cravings he has denied for so long.


An ancient vampire has coveted Jordyn Leahy since she was a child, haunting her sleep, demanding her soul and her flesh. After decades of silence, he has returned to ruthlessly claim the woman who once denied him. Only the aloof and mysterious Eric holds the key to her survival...or does he?


As the deep of night closes in, Jordyn and Eric must fight the battle of their lives, in a quest for survival in a world where hunger rules, desire destroys, and eternity means no second chances. Love is their only chance, but love is the most dangerous risk of all. 


"Stephanie Rowe writes with a wit reminiscent of bestselling author J.R. Ward, and an imagination that authors envy." ~Romance Fiction on Suite101.com


"[Rowe] has penned a winner with NOT QUITE DEAD, the first novel in her new NightHunter vampire series...an action-packed, sensual, paranormal romance that will captivate readers from the outset...Brimming with vampires, danger, resurrection, Louisiana bayou, humor, surprising plot twists, fantasy, romance and love, this story is a must-read!" ~Romance Junkies


AUTHOR BIO: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the 2018 winner and a five-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. She has more than fifty published novels.

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