Wednesday, January 9, 2013

{Blog Tour} Dark Return by Taryn Browning

Dark Return
Series: Seeker #2
Author: Taryn Browing
Release Date: November 27, 2012
Source: *a copy was provided by the tour host for review purposes*
Format: Kindle
Janie Grey is dedicated to hunting the undead, an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors and generations of powerful Seekers before her. Then, there's Kai. He's like no one she's ever met - cocky, fast, skillful, infuriating and gorgeous. Not only has he become a valuable asset in her fight against the growing population of the vampire/demon hybrid known as Daychildren...

She's unwittingly fallen for him.

Just when Janie thinks she's learned everything there is to know about Kai's mysterious past, there's a newcomer to Baltimore. Someone who will do anything to make sure Janie loses Kai forever.

Darkness returns in Fall, 2012...{Goodreads}
~Tour Fun:
Character Bio's:
-Janie Grey- 
Experienced Seeker in Baltimore, who quickly learns that the training lessons she’s always followed don’t always apply. Especially when she meets Kai. 

-Kai Sterdam- 
“Daychild” or not! (I don’t want to spoil the story by revealing too much). Kai is an experienced fighter who has golden-blonde hair with white highlights, bright green eyes, and scars on his forearms and chest - all markings from his tortured past. Kai is sarcastic and cocky, but loyal to those he cares for. 

-Matt Baker- 
Star high school wrestler who inadvertently finds himself caught in the middle of a war between the undead. 

-Leah A- 
newcomer, and dark presence from Kai's past. One of the first Daychildren created by the vampire king.  

-Abram Mitchell-
Abram is a former Seeker and Janie’s mentor. Read about Abram’s life as a Seeker in the prequel short story, Dark Beauty.

-Isabelle Grey- 
Former Seeker and Janie’s mom. Read about Isabelle’s time as a Seeker in the prequel short story, Dark Beauty.

Vampire leader who becomes an asset in Janie's fight against Daychildren.

Witch and friend of Kai’s. She is also instrumental in the fight against Daychildren.

Janie’s best friend and one of the only people who know she’s a Seeker.

  What can I say? I am a HUGE Taryn Browning fan! Not only is she nice and an all around great person, she is one fantastic writer! She made a favorite out of me with her first book Dark Seeker, Seeker #1. The Seeker series is a unique vampire book. It has all sorts of different lore intermixed which gives it its unique quality! There are the Daychildren who are the most unique thing out of the bunch and I absolute love them...and are scared a little I will admit! ;D Book one was so amazing and I quickly fell for the characters (ahem...Kai!!!!!!!!!). It was a kick butt book to a kick butt series and Dark Return didn't let the kick-butt quality down.

  Dark Return was just as great as the first if not better. I don't think there was as much action and mystery but it was more deep. It got further into Kai's past and his secrets. I loved that we got to see more of his POV as the book switched from his to Janie's. Now, saying that there wasn't as much action is not saying that there wasn't. Because, there was...and it was awesome! There was a couple of times I wanted to jump in the book and kick Leah's little tooshy myself and it would have been one heck of a beating, just sayin! She was one villian you didn't love to just simply hated. Grrr ;D

  Like I said, Kai's past comes up and kind of serves as the main plot in this book. So his past literally comes to haunt him bringing that prissy b Leah into the whole mix and causing the turf to get rocky between Janie and Kai. Oh! And then it gives you this major scare about half way through the book! (I almost died!!) Then not only does it spring one on you during the middle but it leaves you with a killer ending :( I seriously didn't think the book was over and sure as hell didn't want it to be. I turned the last page....not knowing it was the last page. I literally back tracked and skipped forward thinking that maybe my copy was just faulty and somehow the Emanare teaser accidentally split the story somehow...but was not and Taryn is now labeled as an evil genius ;D

  This book was great and a wonderful installment to the Seeker Series. I enjoyed it thoroughly from beginning to end..or not so end ;P I can't wait till the next one! If you haven't read this series yet I HIGHLY recommend that you do. Especially if you have a thing for the vampires. Also, if you don't really care for vampires because those are not the only paranormal creatures in this book. You just might find yourself falling in love with Daychildren *shrugs shoulders* you never know.... ;D

This review was part of the Dark Return Blog Tour hosted by SupaGurl Tours.

4/3.5 of 5 stars!!!


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Taryn Browning writes novels for young adults. She's also an avid reader and dreamer with a crazy imagination. Her debut urban fantasy is Dark Seeker. The sequel, Dark Return, will be available Nov, 2012. You can also check out the prequel novella, Dark Beauty. Her newest paranormal romance, Whispering Hills, and urban fantasy, Emanare, were also released this year.   

Taryn graduated with a BS in Education from Towson University and went on to earn a MS in Reading from Hood College. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, music, movies, and the beach. Some of her favorite TV shows growing up included Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed and Angel. For as long as she can remember she's loved all things fantastical, paranormal and magical.
Visit her at Follow her on her blog, on twitter (@TarynBrowning), and facebook (Dark Seeker & Taryn Browning). 

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