Books by Lynn Viehl

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Nightbound: Lords of the Darkyn

I was a big fan of the first titles of Lynn Viehl’s Darkyn series, and I’ve meant to check out her trilogy of offshoot books, Lords of the Darkyn. While I would have preferred to start at the beginning of the trilogy, I picked up the final title, Nightbound, thinking I would test its ability to ...

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Nightborn: Lords of the Darkyn

In a market glutted with paranormal romances and vampires, I really didn’t have high expectations of Nightborn being able to stand out. But I was very happy to be wrong. It has a great story and compelling characters that made it a book I really struggled to put down. Korvel is a Darkyn senesch ...

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Dreamveil

Frankly, I wasn’t sure how to grade Dreamveil. Did I love the book? No. Did I feel satisfied? Emphatic no. Do I believe in the happily-ever-after? Huge, hulking no. But will I keep reading the Kyndred series? Hell, yes. This is the lowdown on our Kyndred superheroes after the explosive events o ...

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Shadowlight

I'll just say this first: Lynn Viehl is the bomb. On to specifics. With one touch, Jessa Bellamy can uncover your darkest secrets and expose the ugliest corners of your soul. Unfortunately for her, biotech company GenHance has discovered her supernatural power and intends to kidnap and kill her i ...

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Twilight Fall

I really enjoyed the previous book in Viehl's Darkyn series, so I was disappointed when this sixth installment fell flat. Unremarkable lead characters and an unconvincing romance take center stage in Twilight Fall. The author's talent, however, saves it from being entirely ordinary, as quite a bit ...

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Evermore

I've only just recently started reading Viehl’s Darkyn series, even though I’ve been meaning to for quite a while. For the most part I’ve enjoyed the books, but I was particularly pleased after finishing Evermore, which is the fifth installment. It was by far my favorite of the series and th ...

B+
Night Lost

I’ve enjoyed most of the books in the Darkyn series, and this one is no exception. Night Lost features a tortured hero and heroine, which could have been overwhelming, but the author pulls it off wtih aplomb. While this is not truly a stand-alone book, it isn't strictly necessar ...

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Dark Need

Having read few vampire novels other than Christine Feehan’s, many of the plot elements within Dark Need hold a degree of fascination for me and I don’t know if it is because I am not well versed in this sub-genre or if it is truly gifted writing. I am willing to bet it’s the latter because, ...

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Private Demon

Lynn Viehl's newest book, Private Demon, is a continuation of the Darkyn series. It begins several months after If Angels Burn ended and the story continues at a fast pace with a new hero, heroine, and a host of characters from the first book. Thierry Durand is a vampire on the run. He ...

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If Angels Burn

Even when I don’t love her books, I admire this author. For many authors publishing with a pseudonym just means a different name on the cover and maybe a different setting or genre - the voice remains the same. Lynn Viehl (or Jessica Hall, or Gena Hale, or S. L. Viehl) manages to do something diff ...