Thursday, October 15, 2015

DARKNESS FALLS by @jodildrake_j #BlogTour #Reviews

Darkness Series #3
More than a year after her ordeal, Emily McPhee finally feels safe… 

Emily’s psychological scars are healing. Things are great between her and OPD Officer Seth Connors, and her biggest problem is the X-rated Halloween decorations her best friend Pete has placed all around her house. 

If only it would stay that way… 

Seth senses something isn’t right, but he doesn’t know where the danger is coming from…or why. He’s sure Emily’s neighbor, Travis McKay, is hiding something, and the man pays way too much attention to Emily. 

To make things even more complicated, a new female officer appears to have her sights set on Seth, and fellow officer Alexander Avery has some sort of connection to a mysterious brothel employee. Seth has a feeling all these odd things are somehow connected—but he knows he’s missing a huge piece of the puzzle. 

Pull at a thread and everything unravels. 

Emily’s mother shows up with a surprise and a dirty plan to force her to sell the family home…and Seth’s father is proven to be the deceitful monster he always believed him to be. Lasko’s tainted past and twisted family ties turn out to be more complex than they ever imagined. 

Every lie has a consequence, and Seth and Emily need the truth. 

In order to escape with their lives and their love intact, they must answer one critical question… 

Who is the real target in this deadly game?


This series HAS to be read in order. Each installment picks up where the other one ended. I will NOT go into detail regarding the plot because it’s one hell of a journey you MUST experience for yourself…a bumpy road that starts in book 1: Darkness Lurks.


HOLY AMAZING BOOK, BATMAN. One thing I’ve learned with J.L. Drake is to expect the unexpected. Twist, turns, ups, downs…the works. Anything and everything is possible with this author!

“They never knew I was there, never knew I watched their most private moments, never knew I heard some of their darkest secrets.”

*shivers* Now, let me just tell you – J.L. Drake’s writing style is phenomenal. The amount of detail she put into her scenes was PERFECT. Everything played out as if I was watching a movie. In fact, I will even admit that the very first night that I started reading, I had to sleep with a nightlight ON! Yes. The book creeped me out that much!! OMG! The…um…bad guy was incredibly CREEPY and beyond psychotic. Some of the scenes even gave me the chills!! Everything felt SO REAL. *sigh* I’m telling you, Drake is an incredibly talented author.

In this book, just when I thought things could not possibly get any worse for Seth and Emily, something else would happen. But trust me when I say, their love was STRONG. Yes, they had their bumps on the road – plenty of them, actually – but their love was what made EVERYTHING worth it. It’s what allowed them to survive it all.

J.L. Drake kept me HOOKED from book one all the way through the very last page of this 3rd installment. I never knew what was going to happen next! She kept me guessing and turning the pages like a crazy person. I needed to know how the story would unfold. Now, all I’m going to say is: drop everything and read this book – this entire series, actually. The Darkness Series by J.L. Drake is a TOP favorite and one I HIGHLY recommend to you all. FIVE STARS!

“I love you, Emily, more than anything.”

- The Darkness Series by J.L. Drake -
Darkness Lurks #1 -
Darkness Follows #2 -
Darkness Falls # 3 - 

J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children. 

When she's not writing she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing. 

An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue. 

She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.


  1. Wow, ahh, I'm not entirely sure I find any words right now. Um, thank you from the bottom of my heart for this lovely review! Seriously, made my year. ~J.L. Drake

  2. Thank YOU for writig such an amazing series!