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Dark Need (Darkyn, Bk 3)
Dark Need - Darkyn, Bk 3
Author: Lynn Viehl
AN ACHING EMPTINESS... — Homicide detective Samantha Brown is a tough, highly decorated cop.  But for the past twelve lonely years, since she nearly died of a gunshot wound, she has felt a deep inner longing. — A LONG-LOST LOVE... — The mysterious Lucan, with his timeless ability to seduce women, is focusing on the emotionally battered Samanth...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451218667
ISBN-10: 0451218663
Publication Date: 6/2006
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 340 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Dark Need (Darkyn, Bk 3) on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
Dark Need is the third book in the thrilling Darkyn series. Homicide detective Samantha Brown has had a difficult, deadly few years on the Fort Lauderdale police force and things are about to get a whole lot worse. She is investigating the murder of a woman and her only clue in the case is a gem encrusted medieval cross with the name "Lucan" scribed on the back. Her prime suspect in the murder is a man who owns a goth nightclub near the scene, a man named Lucan. Samantha is immediately drawn to the seductive and mysterious Lucan. What she doesn't know is that he is a centuries old vampire and the most dangerous of his kind, the Darkyn.

Lucan is disturbed by Samantha's likeness to his long lost love. She is stirring up a dark passion and memories that are best forgotten. Samantha falls for him and is swept into the dangerous Darkyn politics and an ancient feud. The other Darkyn believe Lucan is past redemption but Samantha may be the one who can save him. The world of the Darkyn is a violent and disturbing underworld of vampires and the evil Brethren monks that stalk them. What makes the Darkyn novels so compelling is the dichotomy of good and evil. Dark Need has a gritty realism and some frightening and creepy characters that will keep you awake late at night. Balancing the darkness is the searing heat and eroticism that is generated between Samantha and Lucan. Dark Need is an exciting book and a must read especially for fans of the series.
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Helpful Score: 7
It is hard to give up such a GREAT book, but its wrong not to share it with everyone. This is a GREAT book that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and beggin for more. I loved every second of it.
On back of the book....

AN ACHING EMPTINESS...
Homicide detective Samantha Brown is a tough, highly decorated cop. But for the past twelve lonely years, since she nearly died of a gunshot wound, she has felt a deep inner longing.

A LONG-LOST LOVE...
The mysterious Lucan, with his timeless ability to seduce women, is focusing on the emotionally battered Samantha, who has awakened his wild memories of a long-ago love.

A PASSION THAT WILL BE FULFILLED.
As Samantha pursues a deranged killer, her only clue is a medieval cross insribed "Lucan"....the name of a man who owns a nightclub near the murder scene. Drawn into a seamy underworld, Samantah falls for Lucan, who believes that he's a vampire and that Samantha is his reincarnated first love. Now she must save this man who seems beyond redemption...and who fulfills her deepest, darkest desires....
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Helpful Score: 6
Dark Need was an interesting book but it was not as good as its predecessors. I found the romance between Samantha and Lucan to be extremely slow and somewhat strange. Their romance doesn't start until way past the midway mark. And once it finally did start, I wasn't convinced that Lucan loved Samantha and not pinning away from a past love. I also didn't like the twists of Alex and Michael's romance. Not sure love can mix well with deceit...

But, I still recommend Dark Need to readers who enjoy the Darkyn novels. It seems like a large gap would be left if this were skipped and the others were read out of sequence. The story does pick up near the middle... I am looking forward to reading Book 4.
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Helpful Score: 2
You know this was a very diffrent vampire book, not Charlaine Harris or Laurell K. Hamilton where you knew who were the bad guys. The vampires in this book you never knew what side they were on till the end, the hero is not the normal dark brooding soul changed by love, he seemed down right evil till the end. Different but I like it for that reason.
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Helpful Score: 2
I'd read the Darkyn, Bk 1 [If Angels Burn] and thoroughly enjoyed it. As I had this book in my TBR stack, I decided to just "go for it". Reading a series, in order, isn't as important to me as is maintenance of impetus. Yes, once again with Viehl's book, thoroughly enjoyed this one. I'm so pleased that #4 is to be enroute this week, or so it looks, from another PBS member.

I believe this was a worth-while book to read. I read for pleasure, relaxation, and to de-stress. These two books were absolutely fun, and quick-reads!
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Love this series! Especially the scientific approach to the "vampires".
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Loved this book. Can't wait for the next
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Great book in the series of the Darkyn. Each book just gets better.

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