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.
Experienced Seeker in Baltimore, who quickly learns that the training lessons she’s always followed don’t always apply. Especially when she meets Kai.
“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.
Star high school wrestler who inadvertently finds himself caught in the middle of a war between the undead.
A newcomer, and dark presence from Kai's past. One of the first Daychildren created by
the vampire king.
Abram is a former Seeker and Janie’s mentor. Read about Abram’s life as a Seeker in the prequel short story, Dark Beauty.
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.
I loved Dark Return.It had fast paced action that kept my attention.I read it in less than a day because I could not put it down.The romance in the book is filled with wittiness and jealousy.It is this jealous that will threaten to break Kai and Janie.
Kai has a dark past and wants to keep as much of it buried and unknown to Janie.However,Janie can tell when Kai isn't telling all and she believes she must know all for their relationship to work. Kai's attempt to keep the past hidden is futile when a woman from his past comes storming to town.Leah had been with Kai for as long as she can remember until Kai became no longer a Daychild. Leah and Kai were the first Daychildren turned by the vampire king.Now that king has sent Leah to take over the very city Kai now resides in,Baltimore.Leah is jealous of Janie and will do everything in her power to return Kai back into a Daychild. Will Leah succeed? Can Janie and Kai get over his dark past or will it destroy them?
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 www.tarynbrowning.com. Follow her on her blogwww.yafictionauthor.blogspot.com, on twitter (@TarynBrowning), and facebook (Dark Seeker & Taryn Browning).