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Darkness Falls

A Lesbian End-of-the-World Romance Adventure
By: KC Luck
Narrated by: Violet Dixon
Series: The Darkness Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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If the lights go out forever, can love survive?

When four women from different walks of life are brought together by fate to witness the end of the world as they know it, each must find a way to survive against the odds as well as learn to rely on each other.  

Jackie Scott wields incredible influence as a magazine executive in Seattle. As she plans a smashing party for her 40th birthday, everything is precisely as she wants it. But when a solar storm lights up the night sky in a dazzling display, it not only ruins the party, but destroys power around the planet, and Jackie must turn for help from the one woman she has tried so hard not to want: Taylor.  

Taylor Barnes is an Army veteran new to Seattle and wants nothing more than to find some peace and quiet working as a rent-a-cop in a corporate high-rise. When she is asked to attend the birthday party of the building's powerful and sexy CEO, she can hardly say no. Little did she realize every skill she ever learned would be put to the test to save the woman she can't seem to stop thinking about: Jackie.  

Anna Patten is a nurse practitioner who has returned one last time to the town she ran away from to pack up the house where she grew up. Trying to avoid any drama, she cannot get away fast enough, or so she tells herself while her heart wonders about her high school crush. When fate lands them together in Seattle at a birthday party, suddenly, Anna must lean on the woman she once left behind: Lexi.  

Lexi Scott has built a simple life of writing novels and remodeling her farmhouse, but when she runs into a long-lost friend, her world is turned upside down. It's not until she attends her sister Jackie's birthday party that she is forced to not only face the apocalypse, but now she must decide if she is willing to risk her heart again to save the only woman she ever loved: Anna.  

The end of the world is only the beginning.

If you like a story with romance and adventure, mixed with conflict and heroism, then you will love KC Luck’s pause-resisting new audiobook. Explore the world of Darkness Falls today!

Note: This is a full-length, stand-alone novel with a science fiction/end-of-the-world theme, but it is significantly more focused on strong female characters in a loving lesbian relationship. 

©2018 KC Luck (P)2018 KC Luck

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  • Leslie
  • 15-09-2018

Thrilling!

Finally a realistic-ish love story about the beginning of the end of the world as we know it. As a fellow lgbt Prepper this book really hit home for me. The balance between the budding romances and the next to non-stop action kept me on the edge of my seat to the point that I was shocked and instantly craving more when it ended. Seriously, I wish that it had a few more chapters and hope that the author releases a sequel soon.

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  • Julie
  • 13-10-2018

A good LGBT+ story that goes beyond romance.

FINALLY!

This was a story first. It's hard to find a good LGBT+ story that GOES BEYOND ROMANCE. This one did and it was refreshing.

The characters could have been straight, but we're lesbians instead. As a lesbian, I was looking for that. Just as black actors can play parts other than those based on slavery (why did that take so long?), "the gays" can do more then just fall in love.

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This story was realistic, believable, adventurous and perfectly paced. Oh, and it was HOT too, just say'en ;-)

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The narrator is great; actually I loved her. Usually, I rate the narrator on their diversity of character voices. While I could easily tell who was who (mostly contributed to the author), the narrator's skill was in her delivery of emotions. It sounded like she enjoyed reading it, thus, I enjoyed hearing it. There was REAL emotion there. I heard joy, panic, passion, fear etc in her voice.

5 stars because it delivered. It was true to it's description and worth every minute. It's not an earth shattering drama or exhausting action/thriller. It was an adventurous, fictional story in the LGBT+ genre. Well done.

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  • Rachel
  • 20-07-2019

Post apoc goodness

Good story, good narration. This was part post apoc, part romance. Both were well done. Will be reading the next book to find out what happens. (And, let's be honest, to get to the HEA :P ).

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  • steph
  • 24-10-2018

Action

Well written and and plenty of action loved it. Hoping book two is in the works for audible to release.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-2018

Loved it

What an awesome story, lots of action, and very descriptive. I like when an author pulls me into the story and I can visualize the scenes so clearly. Loved the characters too. Violet Dixon did an awesome job too. I highly recommend 👍🏼

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  • AZ Desert Gal
  • 10-02-2019

Rough draft needing work

One of the most annoying aspects that needs editing is the use of 'the woman' or 'that woman' in place of she or her or simply the name of character. The narrator is overly dramatic and somehow not the right voice for an explicit romance as she sounds like an inebriated spinster librarian or a giddy kindergarten teacher. The plot and characters are interesting enough, but the emotional dramas are tiresome. And the 'romantic' interludes are hasty and clumsy and would play better with less graphic detail and less creepy narration.

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  • Kelly J Conrad
  • 20-08-2019

Pretty good

Just enough adventure and romance to keep me interested, throw in some zombies and danger and it's a 5!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-07-2019

Amazing!

I'm a huge fan of romance and post apocalyptic situations. This was absolutely one of the most amazing books I've ever read! You have a slow-burn romance and a pass pre-established romance. It has action and adventure intertwined with heart-stopping tender moments. Can't wait to read the next book! Thank you KC Luck!

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  • Bill J. from Austin
  • 22-07-2019

I was really enjoying this story until....

I’ll try to avoid spoilers while still making my point.

Darkness Falls started out as an EXCELLENT story, well presented, with brilliant characterization and crisp dialog, compelling action and a believable plot. I was enjoying the hell out of it right up to the moment when the author had the lead character do something so stupid, so dangerous and so utterly out of character...

Specifically, this character (who has up to this point been the most rational, strongest-willed character of the lot, responsible in large part for their survival to date) casually blabs about specifics of her plans to a person who has already proven hostile to her ultimate goal, and then toddles off to bed leaving a crucial piece of her gear unprotected. Surprise, surprise, this hostile person disables the gear, ruining the main characters’ chance to get ahead of the looming disaster!

At that point I was so disgusted that I lost it. I turned the recording off and have not been able to go back to it.

I understand an author’s need to create drama, tension and conflict, but those are things which must arise organically, as a natural result of the story’s flow. Here the conflict is forced onto the story in a manner utterly incongruent with earlier events and the characters’ personalities and behaviors. It ruined an otherwise enjoyable Audible experience for me, and makes me distrust this author. I may give her another chance at some point, but I don’t know that she’ll ever be able to recover from what she did in Darkness Falls.

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  • sabrina
  • 25-06-2019

I will Stock up on canned goods after this story

This was entertaining, and the narration was good. The story is such an overdone lesbian plot: will they get together; will they not get together.... we can’t. we must ... we can’t ... we must. ... I am growing weary of the same plot in every book, but it is what we have, so I keep listening. this one got me ready for the end of the world, so that’s good. Note to self, Canned goods, water and maybe a gun.