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Category: Action and Adventure, Contemporary, Vampires
Length: Novel
MSRP/List Price: $7.00
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Description: Running from a lover that has twisted her very nature, Lena Townsend hunts on her own.

Lena has been the object of many desires. Now she is all too aware that being an obsession can be deadly. Her mildly adventurous sexual life reached its pinnacle, and its end, when she met sexually dominant vampire Darien. He stole her life, and used her sensual nature to bend her to his will. In making her his own, he placed her in a position where she must constantly submit to him, yet be dominant to his pack. It’s a conflict that pulls her apart.

In leaving the pack, Lena strives for independence, but her vampire instincts push her to find more – to find a new pack, a new family. Alone, she cannot share what makes her vampire, and she cannot find a lover she can trust enough to reveal her submissive nature.

In her escape Lena discovers a power that could save her – the ability to read and influence emotion. With this talent she might survive the loneliness.

Unfortunately, her old pack wants her back, no matter what.

Richard Heron has given up everything for his daughter since the murder of his wife, but what he misses most is the chance to explore his deeply sensual side once again. Once the owner of a popular S&M club, and its favored dom, he left everything he was to shelter his family. Lena could offer him more than he ever expected, a level of sensuality he never knew existed and a love that could never die, but he must reconcile the danger she brings with his need to shield his family – especially when what killed his wife was certainly not human.

In a flight that leads her thousands of miles from her territory and into the province of a dragon, independence is not what Lena expected. But if she can finally learn to trust, she can find harmony with her submissive and vampiric natures, and join with Richard into a new blend of family – a Dark Harmony.  

To My Readers: I’m really excited to bring you Lena and Richard’s story! In a world where nightmares sometimes sneak up on us, it’s wonderful to find a place where the good guys still win – even if they do have fangs.


ISBN: 9781603104180 1603104186 Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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Dark Harmony by Lilly Cain

eRed Sage Publishing

Paranormal BDSM

ISBN: 978-1-60310-418-0

Reviewed by Lisa

 

   

 

Once upon a time she was called Helena Townsend, an American visiting London and she was booked to fly home the next day.  But Helena met a man named Darien in a pub and foolishly accompanied him back to his hotel room.  That night passion and pain merged as Darien created his female alpha mate for the pack.

Ten years later Richard Heron is in a pub in Ireland recording folk music for his Rolling Stones article when he spies the breathtaking ‘Lena’ in the crowd.  She follows him to his hotel room for a night of unbridled passion and mistakenly ‘marks’ Richard as hers.

Lena is unaware that Richard lost his wife several years ago to someone who ripped out her throat and drained her blood.  The killer was never found and the police were clueless as to how she died.

Richard flees from Lena as soon as he can, back to his home and daughter, hoping to forget the unforgettable night.  Lena must follow Richard to protect him from Darien.  What happens next is anybody’s guess with a runaway vampire, a strong willed human, and a possessive master vampire.  Bystanders beware.

Wickedly sensuous and boldly suspenseful, get ready to enjoy the dark tale of Dark Harmony.  There is a wonderful balance between the characters here, from chilling menace to sweet tenderness and strength which helps to enrich Dark Harmony.  Fast pacing keeps the plotline flowing in this deeply emotional and edgy story.  Dark Harmony mixes mild BDSM, eroticism, and tormented characters into a heart pounding drama with satisfying results.


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Title: Dark Harmony
Author: Lilly Cain
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
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Lena’s life has been stolen from her. Darien turned her into the alpha female of his vampire pack expecting her to be his sexual submissive yet dominant to the pack. However, she was never able to reconcile the two roles. She also didn't want to take lives when she fed, so she simply couldn’t stay with the pack. Unfortunately for her, the pack is not willing to let her go. She is trying to build a new life for herself, one in which she feeds on both blood and human emotions and never takes a life. While on the run she meets Richard, the kind man who lost his wife to vampires and who is suppressing his deeply sensual nature in order to care for his daughter.  Could they help each other find salvation?

Lena is a perfect heroine – an incredibly strong woman with just enough frailty to make her relatable. Her reasons for wanting to leave the pack are good ones that most people can understand. Richard is the sweet human that Lena is drawn to, but whom she seems to think is too good for her. Compared to the nightmare that is Darien, he is like a little bit of heaven come to save her.  They are both tortured souls - Lena for what she's had to do, him for the violent loss of his wife. Their coming together is not just a romance, but also a healing of souls. They are a good match emotionally and physically. They have been suppressing their sexual needs, but together they are finally able to free their urges for dominance and submission. Richard, having been the former owner and top Dom at an S&M club, is the perfect person to help Lena give in to her fantasies. The sex is just as hot as you can image it would be between a vampire and a Dom.
Get your fans ready, because you are going to need them!  Dark Harmony is an excellent beginning to a fascinating new vampire series that needs to be on your bookshelf. Don’t miss out on this gem!

Reviewer: Jennifer Leigh



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Dark Harmony

Reviewer Score:  (4.25 out of 5)
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 Author(s): Lilly Cain 
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Night Owl Top Pick

Helena Townsend is an obsession for Darien, a Master vampire. He turned her and made her the alpha female of his pack where she constantly had to fight to defend her position as the lead female. Darien however took great joys to humiliate and dominate her sexually for the ultimate submissive in front of the pack.

As Helena matures she finds herself hating the role she was molded to and she realizes that she doesn’t have to kill in order to feed and ultimately she runs from the pack. She becomes Lena, she is surviving on her own and is learning to develop her psychic abilities to read and encourage emotions thereby feeding on the emotions and controlling the bloodlust. But the pack wants her back and will go to any means to get her.
 
Richard Heron, a former owner (and dom) of a S&M club has left that life behind after the brutal murder of his wife during a session with a client. Now he is a devoted dad who misses the life.
 
Richard finds Lena while traveling over seas and they have great, mind blowing sex. Then he discovers she is a vampire and he runs for the airport and home. Now Lena fears what Darien will do to Richard and his family so she follows him back to the States. The attraction is great and Lena finds herself bonding to Richard and making him and his family part of her pack. Lena and Richard first must end the hunt by Darien and his pack before they can find happiness with each other and safety for the family. Lena learns to trust her submissive side while still being in control and Richard learns to enjoy his dominates nature without being controlling.
 
This book was listed as “spicy” and boy was it! It definitely raised the pulse a few notches! I thoroughly enjoyed Lilly Cain’s writing and flow of the book (after I got over blushing of course). The writing was direct, easy to read and the plot easy to follow... I will definitely add Lily Cain to my list of authors to look for and read.

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Here's the blurb from the publisher, Red Sage:
Running from a lover that has twisted her very nature, Lena Townsend hunts on her own.

Lena has been the object of many desires. Now she is all too aware that being an obsession can be deadly. Her mildly adventurous sexual life reached its pinnacle, and its end, when she met sexually dominant vampire Darien. He stole her life, and used her sensual nature to bend her to his will. In making her his own, he placed her in a position where she must constantly submit to him, yet be dominant to his pack. It’s a conflict that pulls her apart.

In leaving the pack, Lena strives for independence, but her vampire instincts push her to find more – to find a new pack, a new family. Alone, she cannot share what makes her vampire, and she cannot find a lover she can trust enough to reveal her submissive nature.

In her escape Lena discovers a power that could save her – the ability to read and influence emotion. With this talent she might survive the loneliness.

Unfortunately, her old pack wants her back, no matter what.

Richard Heron has given up everything for his daughter since the murder of his wife, but what he misses most is the chance to explore his deeply sensual side once again. Once the owner of a popular S&M club, and its favored dom, he left everything he was to shelter his family. Lena could offer him more than he ever expected, a level of sensuality he never knew existed and a love that could never die, but he must reconcile the danger she brings with his need to shield his family – especially when what killed his wife was certainly not human.

In a flight that leads her thousands of miles from her territory and into the province of a dragon, independence is not what Lena expected. But if she can finally learn to trust, she can find harmony with her submissive and vampiric natures, and join with Richard into a new blend of family – a Dark Harmony.

When Red Sage sent me a copy of this ebook, I was curious about it. But had several other reviews that needed to be done first, so it got pushed to the wayside. But as I was home sick today, I pulled out my new nook and started to read. I was drawn in to the story from the start as Lena is a young woman, alone in the world and overwhelmed by a stranger. Soon we jump ahead a couple decades and we meet the vampire that Lena has transformed in to. She's killed in the past, but realizes that she doesn't have to live that way and breaks from her master and pack. She's again alone in the world, and she meets Richard while at a bar and is immediately drawn to him. And then the story really takes off.

I haven't read many books with a vampire heroine and a human hero. All too often, if the woman is vampire, then the man is as well. This was an interesting, and refreshing, twist. Lena is a woman who can take care of herself, but is tired of being along. But she doesn't want another pack, she longs more for a family. Then she meets Richard, a man who challenges her and can provide that family she's longing for. It makes quite the intriguing plot. Of course, what vampire story can be complete without some sort of villain. Enter Darien, Lena's former master, a ruthless vampire who wants her back in his pack or dead. And he's willing to follow her across oceans to find her.

At times the story was a little more violent than I like. And a few of the sex scenes pushed some boundaries as the author explored the S&M, dom/sub world. But I found myself riveted to the story and couldn't put the book down until I was finished. If you're looking for a vampire story with a bite and a bit of a twist, then this one is for you.

~~ Posted by Jen in WA

 4 comments

  1. Lilly Cain // 3/19/2010 8:02 AM  

    Thank you for a great review! I really enjoyed writing this book and am glad to hear that the characters drew you in. :) I'm working on the sequel now!

    Lilly Cain

  2. Julianne MacLean // 3/19/2010 8:50 AM  

    I'm definitely a fan of Lilly Cain. She knows how to pull you in right away, and writes a really fast paced story.

  3. Pamela Callow // 3/19/2010 12:12 PM  

    Dark Harmony is a great read. Lilly Cain provides some excellent twists, but even better, wonderfully compelling characters.

  4.  Renee Field // 3/19/2010 1:43 PM  

    Dark Harmony is a great read and it's refreshing to read such a strong female who goes out of her way for her freedom. Way to go Lilly. Can't wait for the sequel.


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Dark Harmony by Lilly Cain 



Dark Harmony by Lilly Cain
Publisher: Red Sage
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (204 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, Multiple Partners
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by: Fern

Running from a lover that has twisted her very nature, Lena Townsend hunts on her own.

Lena has been the object of many desires. Now she is all too aware that being an obsession can be deadly. Her mildly adventurous sexual life reached its pinnacle, and its end, when she met sexually dominant vampire Darien. He stole her life, and used her sensual nature to bend her to his will. In making her his own, he placed her in a position where she must constantly submit to him, yet be dominant to his pack. It’s a conflict that pulls her apart.

In leaving the pack, Lena strives for independence, but her vampire instincts push her to find more – to find a new pack, a new family. Alone, she cannot share what makes her vampire, and she cannot find a lover she can trust enough to reveal her submissive nature.

In her escape Lena discovers a power that could save her – the ability to read and influence emotion. With this talent she might survive the loneliness.

Unfortunately, her old pack wants her back, no matter what.

Richard Heron has given up everything for his daughter since the murder of his wife, but what he misses most is the chance to explore his deeply sensual side once again. Once the owner of a popular S&M club, and its favored dom, he left everything he was to shelter his family. Lena could offer him more than he ever expected, a level of sensuality he never knew existed and a love that could never die, but he must reconcile the danger she brings with his need to shield his family – especially when what killed his wife was certainly not human.

In a flight that leads her thousands of miles from her territory and into the province of a dragon, independence is not what Lena expected. But if she can finally learn to trust, she can find harmony with her submissive and vampiric natures, and join with Richard into a new blend of family – a Dark Harmony.


Dark Harmony is a dark, gritty, and emotional story that lures the reader in and doesn’t let go. From the first scene in which our heroine, Helena, is changed, you get a feel of the dangerous world created by author Lily Cain. It’s sexy, it’s lethal, and it’s impossible to turn away from.

Helena left her vampire pack due to the treatment of their alpha and her maker, Darien. Being the leader of a pack, yet, reduced to the role of a slave, was simply too much to bear. On the run now, she is determined to live a life that doesn’t involve killing. One night, she meets a human who calls to her in ways she’s never experienced. A quick encounter with Richard becomes more when their paths cross for a second time – over the body of a dead girl in an alley. Their chemistry is combustive, and after a night of passion, Richard awakes to discover exactly what the woman of his dreams is – a vampire – the very creature responsible for murdering his wife a year before. Even still, he cannot forget the sexy Lena, and despite the danger, allows himself to become involved when she follows him to his home.

What happens next is a domino effect. Darien doesn’t want to let Helena go, while she would rather die than return to a murdering and subservient way of life. Danger looms around every corner, and when Darien learns that she is falling for Richard, he homes in on the one thing that means the most to the mortal man – his young daughter.

Dark Harmony has various subplots which are twined together nicely. I enjoyed the action, the romance, and the dark tones of the story. Lena is fantastic as a woman who became something else, yet, longs for something more, while Richard is memorable as a father who wants to protect his daughter and the woman he is falling in love with.

Vampire fans are certain to enjoy Dark Harmony Be sure to pencil this one down on the TBR list. It’s hot, it’s sexy, and it’s sure to entertain.

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