Twenty years ago, Susan Archer witnessed the brutal murder of her beloved twin brother.

Now, the murderer, Devin McCree, has returned. Although Devin is a “Deathwalker,” Susan soon discovers that he is not the monster she has feared for so long.

Leaving her old life behind, she joins Devin on his run from a crazed former-Nazi vampire hunter. Unwilling to let his love disappear, Michael soon follows.

Can Michael save Susan? Does she even need or want to be saved?

“Darklands: A Vampire’s Tale” is a violent tale of survival, bloodlust , and two people trying to hang on to the last shreds of their humanity, while teetering on the edge of immortality.

“Darklands: A Vampire’s Tale” is the first volume in the Darklands Vampire series.


The Story Behind This Book
As a lover of horror and vampires, I just wanted to writing something I would want to read. I am not a romance reader, so although there are romantic elements in this novel, the premise is based on more realistic & darker concepts than "vampire boy meets hot girl."

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Praise and Reviews
"Darklands" is a fabulous urban fantasy novel, full off violence, paranormal creatures and fabulous sexual scenes. I was captured from the first page. I had to finish the book to see how this was going to end." --Natasja's Book Blog

This was an engrossing story from beginning to end... it draws you in deeply to the storyline and doesn't let go until the final page...  I highly recommend this to those looking for an exciting read...
--Words of Wisdom....from The Scarf Princess

Darklands was definitely a change of pace.  The tone was gritty, dark, and violent, with several cringe-worthy moments...I would recommend it to fans of urban fantasy and horror, and vampire romance looking for something darker.    --Book of Secrets

Burgess was new to me and she definitely impressed me. I look forward to more of her work, vampire's specifically! --Leilani Loves Books

...the characters are complex and multi-faceted; there's very little that's simple about this book. --Bea's Book Nook

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