Darklands: A Vampire's Tale

ABOUT Donna Burgess

Donna Burgess
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, More...


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.

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."

"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