, pub-4807045201008872, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 meta name=", pub-4807045201008872, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Ginger High- Books R Us: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY OF DARKLANDS BY D. BURGESS (INT)


Saturday, February 26, 2011


Do you like paranormal romance novels? Then Darklands: A Vampire's Tale (Volume 1) is right up your alley. The novel is full of adventure,romance and of course your typical blood lusting vampire. I have to warn you that this book is only suitable for the adult reader due to the erotic and sometimes violent scenes in the novel.

About the Book-

Darklands: A Vampire's Tale (Volume 1)On Halloween night, twenty years ago, college student Susan Archer watched as her beloved twin brother was brutally murdered at the hands of a stranger she invited into their home. Still haunted by the guilt of that night, Susan is now a tough but bitter cop in a nowhere town, trying as best she can to lead a normal life. When she is nearly killed during a wild shoot-out, she realizes she is not as strong as she first thought. Fearing a breakdown, she flees the confines of her safe boyfriend and familiar surroundings to find salvation in the arms of “Deathwalker” Devin McCree—the very man who killed her brother. But things aren’t always what they seem and she quickly realizes Devin was not the monster she originally thought, but a kind of guardian angel instead. On the run from a crazed Nazi vampire-hunter named Kasper, she and Devin must find a way to endure the dreary urban landscape of a dying metropolis and escape Kasper’s wrath. “Darklands: a vampire’s tale” is a sexy and violent tale of survival, bloodlust and two people grasping to the edge of immortality while trying to hang on the last shreds of their humanity. “Darklands: a vampire’s tale” is the first volume in the Darklands Vampire series.

About the Author-

Donna Burgess is an author of dark fiction and poetry who enjoys surfing, painting and has a deep affection for all things Monty Python and low-budget horror flicks. Over the past fifteen years, her fiction and poetry has appeared in genre publications such as Weird Tales, Dark Wisdom, Sybil’s Garage and others. She has been married for twenty years and has two children. Her newest releases include Darklands: a vampire’s tale (the first book in the Darklands Vampires series) and Breaths in Winter, a short story collection. Both are available in print and e-book. When she is not conjuring, she can be found surfing.

My Thoughts-

 I have always loved Gothic and vampire novels. It was an easy a quick read and I was drawn into the story. Devon and Susan have all of the typical vampire qualities (no sunlight, super strength and immortality) but I noticed a little humanity in Susan. I did not like all of the violence in the story but I realized that it was important to have it in the storyline. There were a few unanswered questions that I hope will be covered in the second book of the series. I did notice a few misspelled words but that did not prevent me from finishing the book. I look forward to reading book two in the series and I hope that Ms. Burgess continues to write in the future.

Would you like to win a copy of the novel? 

Thanks to the author, I am able to giveaway 2 copies of the book.

 1. Digital copy- Open internationally. 
 2. Print Copy - USA only 


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Giveaway ends 3/14/2011 at 11:59 PM Eastern.

Thanks for reading my blog!


Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.


  1. Ooh, cool giveaway! (: I'm Karen, from USA~

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  2. The description of this book is interesting!
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  3. Reading your review, this sounds like my kind of book. If you would please enter me in the contest, I would appreciate it. Thank you!

    I am already a Google friend and I have liked and connected to your blog through the FB name Aprille.

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  5. Thanks again for having me on today. I have enjoyed this blog tour so much. Thanks, also, to everyone who commented. I wanted to mention that I will be re-releasing Darklands next month with a hot new cover and a professional edit (newbie author learning curve--never trust your own editing!). I'll be sure today's winners receive both versions.

    Cheers and have a great weekend!

  6. hmm sounds interesting. I'll post and see if I can win :)

  7. awesome post count me in please and ty

    im in the US

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  8. Diana Donnelly from Texas. I am an email subscriber as well as a GFC follower. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I am and email subscriber and really enjoy getting your emails and following your blog. I would like to win a digital copy. I live in Oregon.
    Be well

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