Shadows of Darkness (Order of the Blade)

Order of the Blade

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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!)

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


Talismans carved into his body. A lethal darkness amassing inside him. A woman who calls to his spirit on levels so intimate and so passionate that his deadened soul screams in agony. Calydon warrior Kane Santiago has a past he can't remember, and a deadly legacy closing in on him. His only chance is Sarah Burns, a sensual, courageous woman fighting to save herself and her family from an ancient, brutal evil. 


Sarah is on the verge of losing everything, but she can't afford to trust Kane, who is either the key to her final destruction…or her only chance of survival. Bound together by a connection so deep that it has the power to bring the past and all its nightmares back to life, Kane and Sarah must tap into the hearts they closed down so long ago or lose everything, including their souls. 


"Stephanie Rowe has done it again. The Order Of The Blade series is one of the best urban fantasy/paranormal series I have read...Keep them coming!" ~Alexx Mom Cat's Gateway Book Blog on Forever in Darkness 


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 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!)

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May 19, 2015
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9781940968070
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Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
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Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Vampires
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**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.

 ***Forever in Darkness is a novella approximately 60 pages (18,000 words) in length.*** 


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


Cursed to die for a choice his ancestor made, Ian Fitzgerald has spent six hundred years fighting the curse and trying to restore honor to his family's name. But his time to die has finally come, and his doom is in the guise of the one woman he cannot walk away from: his soul mate. Or is she really who she seems? Light and darkness, shadows and death, reality and illusions swirl around Ian as the curse hauls him relentlessly toward his own demise. Desperate to survive, Ian fights ruthlessly to uncover the truth about the sensual, desperate female who has died in his arms already…twice. Can she save him, or will she be the final key to the destruction of everything he has fought to protect? 


"Stephanie Rowe has done it again. The Order Of The Blade series is one of the best urban fantasy/paranormal series I have read. Ian's story held me riveted from page one. It is sure to delight all her fans. Keep them coming!" ~Alexx Mom Cat's Gateway Book Blog 


Author's note: Forever in Darkness is a tantalizing looksee into the events occurring between novels, putting into play the events necessary to launch Ian's story in his full-length novel, Darkness Arisen. 


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 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!)

The characters are imaginative, captivating, fascinating, intriguing and sexy as sin! ~jlswainsboro on Amazon

 

Feral Breed: Volume One contains the first three books in the USA Today Bestselling Feral Breed series plus a collection of short stories revisiting the world. Follow the wolf shifters of the Feral Breed MC as they ride, fight, and find their mates.


A moment of fate interrupted by danger. A centuries-old legend comes true. A love that breaks every boundary.

 

 

CLAIMING HIS FATE

Rebel Lynch has spent two hundred years searching for balance between his human side and his inner wolf. As a den President of The Feral Breed Motorcycle Club, a lack of control over the beast within isn't just a pain in the ass, it's a death sentence. One served by his club brothers: the judges, jury, and executioners of the wolf-shifting community.

 

At Amnesia Gentlemen’s Club, customers and staff check their real-world identities at the door. Charlotte, one of the club's best waitresses, ditched her legit career in corporate IT because she needs the kind of income those pesky IRS folks can’t track. When the smart-mouthed bombshell pulls a gig serving a private party, she expects nothing more than a few extra tips. That is until dirty-talking Rebel Lynch strolls into the room looking like sin incarnate, flashing motorcycle club colors, and blasting Charlotte's expectations about work, life, and love straight to hell.

 

One glance at Charlotte and Rebel knows she's his fated mate. But a wolf shifter is attacking women at the club, threatening Charlotte’s life, and putting the entire shifter community at risk of exposure. Rebel and his Feral Breed MC brothers must find the crazed shifter before he strikes again. If Rebel can't uncover the new monster in their midst—and learn to rein in the protective instincts of a fully mated Alpha—his future with Charlotte will be dead on arrival.

 

CLAIMING HIS NEED

Gates is a legend among his fellow wolf shifters. For more than four centuries, he’s lived without a mate, something nearly unheard of in his breed. He’s spent that time mastering the art of the kill, becoming a lethal weapon for the Feral Breed Motorcycle Club, and earning a reputation as the Gatekeeper.

 

Kaija Wariksen grew up as the Valkoisus pack princess. The Alpha’s only daughter and a powerful Omega shewolf, Kaija’s beauty and place within the pack hierarchy makes her the focus of desire for many of the unmated males, especially one she’s desperate to stay away from. She’d rather wait for her fated mate than be just another bed warmer for a man with more attitude than brains. 

 

But when a territory dispute turns into a kidnapping, Gates and his Feral Breed brothers are called to assist the Valkoisus pack in a rescue operation. Gates soon discovers there’s more in store for him than a fight. He finds his mate in the Alpha’s daughter, a woman targeted by a mystery sect kidnapping Omega shifters. To keep the Valkoisus pack safe, the Feral Breed must put Kaija in danger, risking the only thing Gates has ever needed, and igniting a rage that could destroy the entire wolf shifter population.

 

CLAIMING HIS WITCH

Only ten years into his new life as a wolf shifter, Feral Breed MC prospect Pup is struggling to find his place. A throwaway kid in his human past, the only home he’s ever known has been with his Breed brothers. But a mistake that nearly ended the life of his leader’s mate haunts him, and he’ll stop at nothing to prove his worth.

 

Orphaned at birth, Azurine and her sisters have been raised on string magick, grimoires, and the strength of the elements around them. Growing up surrounded by the witches in their coven, there's never been a lack of a maternal element to support her. But she’s always been the “middle Weaver,” forced to accept the coven’s refusal to see the girls as anything other than the Weaver triplets.

 

When a witch hunter invades the coven’s home, the witches lash out at the nearest suspect… and one of their own. Betrayed by her coven, Azurine must choose between the only family she’s ever known and the man fate tied to her soul. And as Pup tries to earn the respect of his club, he makes a decision that could cost him more than his place in the Feral Breed. It could cost him Azurine. Or his own life.

 

CLAIMING THEIR FOREVER

Lost moments and deleted scenes from the bestselling Feral Breed series. From the quiet after the storm in Claiming His Witch to a private moment as two mates start their future, these stories let you revisit your favorite Feral Breed couples. Together, they will claim their forevers. 

 

Leigh…touches every facet beautifully. Oh, and did I mention Leigh's writing is filthily delicious? ~The Book Hammock

**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


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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