RDL: Darkest Dawn by E.I. Jennings
The day has finally arrived...
welcome everyone to Darkest Dawn and the darkness...
(Book Two in The Jessica Dawn Series)
Author: E.I. Jennings
Genre: Paranormal Erotica
The Darkest Days are finally upon us and the Daughters of Eve shall rise again.
Jess sacrificed herself for the people she loved but she now has to pay the consequences for her actions because something dark is coming and it is heading straight for her. She really did not think her life could get any more complicated but when another tall dark stranger walks back into her life she realises she has a decision to make. All she wants is for everyone to leave her alone and let her live the life she thought she once had but things are getting out of control fast. The love she has for Reuban can only ground her for so long and her anger is beginning to spiral out of control. If she tells him how she really feels she could lose him forever or get him killed and that is a risk she could never forgive herself for.
The Council have accepted her for what she is but has she? There is a huge possibility everyone she loves is going to die if she stays, but if she walks away she will have to leave the love of her life behind and that would rip her soul apart.
The only way out is to work with the one person she hates more than anything in this world and that was going to take a lot of self-restraint if she was going to get through this nightmare without killing him.
Reuban can see the torment within Jess and it is breaking his heart. He would do anything to ease her pain even if it meant letting her walk away, destroying him in the process. His only hope is to seek guidance from Brigate and finally understand the true meaning of Megan's Prophecy. It started with a Prophecy and it is there he will find the truth and it is a secret that could tear the Council to pieces.
A fractured alliance will be formed again with a new generation of warriors and Jess is at its centre. The war is about to begin and a destiny will finally be fulfilled!
Death & Maria…
I stood staring through the glass partition when I saw that
ginger Empath look up and storm in my direction. I rolled my eyes and sighed. Why did I always have to receive abuse from
women? Civilisations had bowed down to
me in fear and now I couldn’t even scare a stupid Empath!
“What the hell do you think you’re doin?” She was stood in my way with her hand on her
hips and it was taking all of my self-control not to move her out of the
way. Jess was obviously feeling elated
because her wings were fully outstretched,
“I’M GOING TO SEE MY DAUGHTER, NOT THAT IT’S ANY OF YOUR
BUSINESS!” I frowned,
“And you can cut that out right now!” And now the silly woman was pouting and
tapping her foot. This will not do at
“DO YOU NOT KNOW WHO I AM YOU SILLY CREATURE?” I
bellowed. That should have scared her
but I watched in amazement when she looped her arm in mine and turned us
around. I found myself looking over my
shoulder at Jess kissing her wolf while I was being manhandled by a woman,
“Yadda, yadda, yadda, I know exactly who you are and if you
call me a stupid ginger Empath once more I’m slapping your face. Oh and you can pack that stupid voice in as
well. It doesn’t work on me when Jess
does it and it sure as hell won’t work coming from Death, so you can just stop
“HOW DARE YOU SPEAK…”
“Seriously! When was
the last time you spoke normal? I’m
betting you didn’t speak to Eve like that, in fact I bet you were all hearts
and flowers before you knocked her up?” she interrupted. If she wasn’t careful I would judge her right
here. How dare she speak to me in this
“HOW…” Heavens above,
she was interrupting me again! She
stopped and stood in front of me placing her hand on my arm,
“Look cut the crap! I
can feel how worried you are for Jess so be her father for once and not a ‘know
it all’ celestial being. Her voice
scares the shit out of her and I’m guessing you had a hand in saving her again
so please try and be normal for her.”
“LOOK…” I coughed. I
couldn’t believe a stupid ginger Empath was making me change my voice but here
I was doing just that, “…she is my daughter and I couldn’t let her die so I
helped her along a little. Not that it’s
any of your business might I add!” I sighed,
“The name is Maria by the way, NOT the stupid ginger Empath! Jess is ok but she will need time to come to
terms with the fact you’re here. When
Eve died it destroyed her and she’s felt alone ever since. Deep down she doesn’t even hate you, she
regrets not knowing you and so barging in there isn’t going to do you any
good. I have no idea what you’re doing
here because Jess isn’t ready and you have incredibly shit timing!” she pouted,
“I am here to protect my daughter from the approaching
darkness and if I go back now Evelyn will have my balls!” I seemed to have an uncontrollable urge to
talk to this woman and it was annoying.
“Excuse me, Evelyn?” she questioned looking puzzled. Of course, she wouldn’t know Evelyn was in
the mists with me,
“Yes Evelyn, my wife and Jess’ mother. She would not be pleased if I simply ran back
home without trying to help our daughter!” I scowled,
“Eve is with you?” she said astonished,
“Yes. Has anyone told
you that you’re nosey for a crossbreed?” I said raising an eyebrow,
“But she died?”
“Yes indeed she did!”
Maria was starting to try my patience,
“And you didn’t judge her?”
Her voice was sounding an octave higher probably from the shock,
“It was not my place to!”
“Because she was your wife?”
“ENOUGH WITH THE QUESTIONS!
EVELYN IS NOT YOUR CONCERN AND NEITHER IS JESS. IF YOU DO NOT STEP OUT OF MY WAY I WILL SMITE
YOU!” I bellowed shacking the light fittings.
I stood in absolute horror when the stupid ginger Empath started
“Oh...sorry…wait…can’t breathe…oh God…smite!” she snorted
and I raised an eyebrow. It was no wonder
Bunny and Jess liked this woman because she was insane,
“Will you stop laughing?”
Even I was starting to smile,
“I swear if you call me a stupid ginger Empath once more…I
mean it! You know Eve was my friend and
it was my job to protect her. I’m now friends
with Jess and if you think I’m gonna let you stroll in there and upset her
after she’s been asleep for six weeks you really have another thing
coming! You may be a scary Archangel but
you’re also a father and it’s about time you stepped up to your
responsibilities. I promise you that
once she is a little more stable I will take great pleasure in introducing you
but for now just let her have a little time with the man she loves, please.”
Author Info & Links
E.I Jennings lives in Derbyshire in the UK with her husband and two black cats. She has always had a keen interest in writing and a vivid imagination. At the age of 16 she wrote my first romance short story as a hobby and never thought about publishing. After a few jobs E.I Jennings re-evaluated her life and has become an author full time specializing in Paranormal Romance Erotica. Her first novel Rising Dawn was quickly followed by the novella Burning Desire; Juliet's Story. E.I Jennings is currently working on the next installment in the Jessica Dawn Series and is hoping to release more in the near future. Each book are testament that through hard work, imagination and a little help from friends anything is possible and dreams can happen.