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In the Dark of Dreams [PDF / Epub] ☆ In the Dark of Dreams ✩ Marjorie M. Liu – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marjorie M Liu has captivated readers with her remarkable Dirk and Steele novels, proving herself to be one of today s most brilliantly imaginative crea New York Times and Dark of Epub â USA Today bestselling author Marjorie M Liu has captivated readers with her remarkable Dirk and Steele novels, proving herself to be one of today s most brilliantly imaginative creators of paranormal romance Lui In the PDF/EPUB ² reaches new heights with In the Dark of Dreams, the breathtakingly sensual story of a young woman s passionate reunion with a magnificent man from the sea and the dark mission that binds them both.

  • Paperback
  • 369 pages
  • In the Dark of Dreams
  • Marjorie M. Liu
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 0062020161

About the Author: Marjorie M. Liu

New York Times bestselling Dark of Epub â and award winning writer Marjorie Liu is best known for her fiction and comic books She teaches comic book writing at MIT, and she leads a class on Popular Fiction at the Voices In the PDF/EPUB ² of Our Nation VONA workshop Ms Liu is a highly celebrated comic book writer Her extensive work with Marvel includes the bestselling Dark Wolverine series, NYX No Way Home, X , and Black Widow The Name of the the Dark of PDF Æ Rose She received national media attention for Astonishing X Men, which featured the gay wedding of X Man Northstar and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community Ms Liu also wrote the story for the animated film, Avengers Confidential Black Widow and Punisher, which was produced by Marvel, Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Inc and Madhouse IncHer newest work is MONSTRESS, an original, creator owned comic book series with Japanese artist and X collaborator Sana Takeda Published by Image in Fall , MONSTRESS is set in an alternate, matriarchal s Asia and follows a girl s struggle to survive the trauma of war With a cast of girls and monsters and set against a richly imagined aesthetic of art deco inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS debuted to critical praise The Hollywood Reporter remarked that the longer than typical first issue was world building on a scale rare in mainstream comics Ms Liu is also the author ofthan novels, most notably the urban fantasy series, Hunter Kiss, and the paranormal romance series, Dirk Steele Her novels have also been bestsellers on USA Today, which described Liu as imaginative as she is prolific Her critically praised fiction has twice received the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, for THE MORTAL BONE Hunter Kiss , and TIGER EYE Dirk Steele TIGER EYE was the basis for a bestselling paranormal romance video game called Tiger Eye Curse of the Riddle BoxLiu has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, MTV, and been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and USA Today She is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker, appearing on panels at San Diego Comic Con, the Tokyo Literary Festival, the New York Times Public Lecture series, Geeks Out and the Asian American Writers Workshop Her work has been published internationally, including Germany, France, Japan, Poland, and the United KingdomMs Liu was born in Philadelphia, and has lived in numerous cities in the Midwest and Beijing Prior to writing full time, she was a lawyer She currently resides in Boston.



10 thoughts on “In the Dark of Dreams

  1. Renee Sweet Renee Sweet says:

    IN THE DARK OF DREAMS is a book about yearning It s also a book about the ocean, dreaming, merpeople, magic both real and fictionalized , dolphins, loss, betrayal, trust, hope, failure, redemption, love, discovery, the power of believing, how 1 1 sometimesthan 2, and a little bit about a kind, sad boy who can start fires with his mind Oh, Eddie I can t wait for your book.

  2. Missy Ann Missy Ann says:

    A true love story A real world romance with believable conflicts, yes, he s a merman and shape shifters and magic abound it s still believable motivations and emotions.Liu writes like a poet The phrase beautiful turn of phrase was created for writers with her skill For example And then those eyes disappeared, blown apart as though made of sand each grain floating through the water toward his face, slow and glittering Perrin watched, breathless No longer hearing anything but the soun A true love story A real world romance with believable conflicts, yes, he s a merman and shape shifters and magic abound it s still believable motivations and emotions.Liu writes like a poet The phrase beautiful turn of phrase was created for writers with her skill For example And then those eyes disappeared, blown apart as though made of sand each grain floating through the water toward his face, slow and glittering Perrin watched, breathless No longer hearing anything but the sound of his pounding heart.Too often in today s romance novels hot sex not that there s anything wrong with that it does put in an appeareance here too sucks up all the oxygen in the room and leaves none for love scenes Dark of Dreams has oxygen enough for both She wrapped her arm around his neck and pulled him close until his head rested on the cot, their cheeks pressed together, her mouth against his ear, whispering words that she forgot as soon as she said them, just that her heart was in her throat, she wanted him to feel her heart, and hear it, and know he wasn t alone.The lead characters are Perrin Jenny Perrin forgive me is a fish out of water Save me from super natural beings who thrive in the human world Shouldn t other worldly beings have a tough time in a society that doesn t have a place for them In the world Liu has built the different truly do have a difficult time fitting in and I think her books are better for it Perrin is in full exile from his world and people a true stranger in a strange land and he suffered accordingly.Jenny is smart and capable, while still being in need of help She does help herself as much as possible, but she does really need Perrin s support Together they arethan the sum of their parts And isn t that a wonderful thing Two people in love and actively supporting their partner I think this is something we all dream of Jenny Perrin both are willing to sacrifice for the good of the other, this is perfectly written selfless not martyred love.I ll let you read them for yourselves, the final three lines of In The Dark of Dreams are happily ever after gold.This is the 10th installment of the Dirk Steele series It s not necessary to have read the previous 9 but you should, Liu is a wonderful writer her entire body of work is just lovely Besides pure enjoyment the other books will give you a better understanding of the Dirk Steele organization

  3. Ronda Tutt Ronda Tutt says:

    Review for Bitten by Paranormal Romance Enjoyable Paranormal Romance Read Mermen fascinate me and when I found out this was about mermen I had to read it The story was great the romance was sweet even though I wish the author would have had some erotica in there but the author s writing made up for it with her easy to read descriptions of the surroundings and the action that made you feel as though you were right there among the characters Jenny human Fae and Perrin merman met once when t Review for Bitten by Paranormal Romance Enjoyable Paranormal Romance Read Mermen fascinate me and when I found out this was about mermen I had to read it The story was great the romance was sweet even though I wish the author would have had some erotica in there but the author s writing made up for it with her easy to read descriptions of the surroundings and the action that made you feel as though you were right there among the characters Jenny human Fae and Perrin merman met once when they were 12 years old for a few moments on the beach and within those few moments, a destiny was set in place that neither one of them were aware of As the years passed on they each led separate lives Jenny worked for her grandparents as a marine biologist charting her own course in the family business while Perrin lived on shore amongst the humans since his exile from his own mermen tribe During this time they ve only seen each other within their dreams not knowing if it was real or not But when disaster earth quakes, flooding, etc threatens the humans and all living paranormal immortal beings upon the earth, Perrin risks going back into the sea to stop the motion of disaster and once again Jenny and Perrin s paths run across each other as destiny leads them on an adventure of a life time when in the dark of their dreams come true as their love unravels and new bonds are made.Even though this is the 10th book in the series, it was my first read and it stood alone without having to read the others first Very easy to follow but made me want to read the ones prior to this one to find outabout the other paranormal creatures that exist in our world Great ending, I will definitely be readingfrom this author

  4. Melindeeloo Melindeeloo says:

    3.5 stars It s been way too long since the last Dirk Steele I love this series so I may have come into In the Dark of Dreams with overly inflated expectations Both of the leads, oceanologist Jenny and exiled merman Perrin, with their tragic pasts are appealing And I liked the idea of the psychic bond between them that developed when 1st they met on a beach as children, a bond which grew as they shared dreams for eight years before that dream connection was brutally severed But we aren 3.5 stars It s been way too long since the last Dirk Steele I love this series so I may have come into In the Dark of Dreams with overly inflated expectations Both of the leads, oceanologist Jenny and exiled merman Perrin, with their tragic pasts are appealing And I liked the idea of the psychic bond between them that developed when 1st they met on a beach as children, a bond which grew as they shared dreams for eight years before that dream connection was brutally severed But we aren t privvy to those dreams and their preexisting connection doesn t really facilitate the development of their relationship here when they are finally reunited after years of searching for each other Consequently, with the heroine Jenny afraid to acknowledge that connection to the boy now man who she s devoted her life to finding and her self preservation instincts telling her to run from Perrin and also with Perrin hardened by what he has suffered as a stranger in a strange land and hiding his true emotions behind an icy facade, I just didn t feel the irrestible draw between the pair and the romance didn t end being as haunting as it could have been.Which not to say that I didn t like the book, romance aside, the story still had much to recommend it There was a decent amount of action, as Jenny and Perrin work together to save the world and there are appearances by several Dirk Steele old timers and some interesting members of Perrin s watery kin as well Hopefully, the next Dirk Steele book won t be quite so long in coming I am still waiting for Rictor s book

  5. Tori Tori says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Reviewed by Tori originally posted at upon a time there was a little girl named Jenny She lived on an island with her grandparents One day, when walking the beach, she came across a young boy who was injured But this was no ordinary boy for he was silver Jenny tried to help the boy but he was taken from her and she never saw him again Except in her dreams.Perrin, the boy whom Jenny befriended so long ago, is now full grown and has never forgotten Reviewed by Tori originally posted at upon a time there was a little girl named Jenny She lived on an island with her grandparents One day, when walking the beach, she came across a young boy who was injured But this was no ordinary boy for he was silver Jenny tried to help the boy but he was taken from her and she never saw him again Except in her dreams.Perrin, the boy whom Jenny befriended so long ago, is now full grown and has never forgotten Jenny either When certain events point towards a world wide catastrophic event, fate re unites Perrin and Jenny in a race towards preventing the destruction of mankind.The 10th Dirk Steele Novel, In The Dark Of Dreams, is a thought provoking dark romantic fantasy that put me through the emotional ringer Ms Liu s continued rich world building and dynamic characters explode to life as we are taken on a journey through a past and present filled with tragedy, remorse, and redemption I have said it before and I ll say it again Marjorie M Liu is the QUEEN of writing stories filled with tortured individuals who s essence grab your heart and bruise your soul.Jenny is at sea on a mission and comes across a woman who teases her memory When they bring her aboard ship and investigate, Jenny realizes two things The woman was murdered and someone on her ship did it When the murderer commandeers the ship and Jenny, she escapes with the help of a mysterious and heart stopping man As Jenny and her mysterious rescuer flee for their lives, Jenny soon discovers that it s Perrin the boy she found so long ago.Perrin who is a Krackeni merman , has a parentage that bestowed on him a special gift But his dreams of a human were not tolerated and that caused him to be exiled from the sea For the past 8 years Perrin has lived as a surface dweller on land dying a little bit each day.When Jenny and Perrin realize they have both shared the same dreams and their connection has a direct result on the the catastrophic horrors happening all over the world, they race against time to find the source of the disturbances and halt it s deadly path.Jenny and Perrin are to emotionally flawed characters who will capture your heart from page one Both have suffered horribly at the hands of their families yet their inner strength and loyalties don t allow them to wallow in self pity or give up Even from the beginning you see their only shells neither of them are whole Both, unknowingly, waiting for the one person who completes them.Jenny is a strong heroine who s trials through life have forged her into a deceptively fragile pillar of steel Yet buried beneath her strength is a vulnerability that speaks to you Physically and emotionally drawn to Perrin, she shies away from what he silently offers due to fear Because of her family s work, she is extremely open minded to the wonders of the unknown But she fears what she will lose when Perrin finds out exactly who she is.Perrin is remarkably sane considering what his family had done to him all because of Jenny Banished from the ocean, he has suffered unimaginably for the crime of wanting someone he shouldn t He is filled with extreme pain, rage, and resentment towards his people yet when he knows he must return to the ocean at the risk of death, he courageously throws it all aside in attempts to save his world His emotional bond to Jenny is so strong that it dictates the very air he breathes But he too has secrets that he fears will drive Jenny from him.Ms Liu does a fantastic job of blending the suspense of the story with the emotional journey of Jenny and Perrin Non stop action speeds the story along as you frantically absorb all the nuances and shifts The plot was remarkable in it s unique synopsis and I found myself riveted as it revealed itself While there is a lot going on, Ms Liu s clear and concise writing style leaves little confusion With each scene we watch Jenny and Perrin face their fears and over come obstacles while dealing with external factors that try to stop them Nether plot nor romance is sacrificed They balance and complement each other through the entire arc merging together towards the end.The romance evolves slowly as they rediscover each other on an adult level Both have some extreme issues and Ms Liu requires them to deal with those issues The chemistry between Perrin and Jenny is electrifying and satisfying Even though the physical aspects are very low key the dialog and undercurrents are so emotionally charged you can feel it leaping off the pages.The supporting cast is written strong and imposing Complex and convoluted the good and bad here are merely defined by degrees of separation and much plays out behind the scene Everyone here has an agenda and does not always play by the rules We see some old faces along with some new ones I found each one to be a satisfying addition to the story There are plenty here to cheer and hate with abundance.As we headed towards the ending I found myself gripping the book with tension Ms Liu plays it close to the vest and I found myself praying the story would end the way I wanted The ending IS phenomenal and leaves enough open end questions to assure us we haven t seen the last of these players Even though this could be read as a stand alone in the terms of the romance, you lose a lot in comprehension of character and arc development by not starting from the beginning of the series Tiger Eyes.Rating A

  6. Lexie Lexie says:

    In the Dark of Dreams is the tenth book in the Dirk Steele series of paranormal romances by Marjorie M Liu Thankfully for this reviewer, who had not picked up a book in the series previously, it could be read standalone with very little difficulty I m sure some of the nuances and inside jokes and comments were lost on me because I didn t read the previous nine novels, but overall it didn t cramp my enjoyment one bit.There is a lot of subtext and hints at past books, but Liu kept the book fi In the Dark of Dreams is the tenth book in the Dirk Steele series of paranormal romances by Marjorie M Liu Thankfully for this reviewer, who had not picked up a book in the series previously, it could be read standalone with very little difficulty I m sure some of the nuances and inside jokes and comments were lost on me because I didn t read the previous nine novels, but overall it didn t cramp my enjoyment one bit.There is a lot of subtext and hints at past books, but Liu kept the book firmly in the here and now What leaked through was important to understanding to the plot, not unnecessary exposition being used as filler The real draw in this book was the strength both Jenny and Perrin had, as individuals and as a team.Neither of them forgot that moment on the beach when they met, two young children from different worlds who found a way to communicate and offer comfort Nor did they forget the feeling of reassurance they offered one and other in the intervening years, both through their memories of that night and the dreams they shared Arguably the thought of Jenny gave Perrinstrength and reason to live, but Jenny s belief in Perrin in what he represented a whole world she didn t know existed was the impetus for her own life choices.I appreciated that even though the two had a connection and attraction to each other, Liu didn t make it an automatic love conquers all scenario While Perrin was sure as all get about Jenny, his re entrance into her life was anything but ideal Especially after what she goes through at the hands of a person she s trusted for years who has a connection to Perrin as well Perrin slowly builds his rapport with Jenny up, slowly gives her reasons to trust him and believe in what they have He s battling his own demons, failures and inadequacies he hasn t overcome in the eight years since he was exiled from his home.The two of them are scarred and scared to let the other see the darker side of their lives The tension between them was palpable, as was the almost desperate urgency that Jenny felt She needed to be able to trust him, knew she could despite her misgivings, but too much in the past kept that from being a reality immediately.Les, who s a charming, mysterious friend of Jenny s, was a different story At the end of the novel I could see where Liu was leading us, in terms of his characterization, but during the novel he was as scattered as marbles Not the coherent kind of scattered where you could see it gradually building no, he just went unhinged and stayed unhinged.Technically the agency of Dirk Steele are part of the plot Jenny s grandmother s sister is one of the co founders of Dirk Steele, so Jenny has always been aware of them And the upper echelon of DS knows about her This is probably the only part of the book that I was kind of confused with, because the family split 3 ways DS, the Consortium bad guys and the A Priori Jenny s grandparents , but I was unclear as to why DS and the A Priori weren t working together Matter of politics The A Priori seemedinterested in research and the scientific angle while DS seemsabout helping the not quite human folks, so I don t see how they couldn t work together to stop the Consortium who just seem bad, period.The romance is a slow burn in the book, building from their attraction and bond with simple gestures of affection and deeper feeling I liked that I liked that for the two of them they wanted it to be special and mean somethingthan just lust And that they worked out a lot of their issues with each other before settling into bed.This was a wonderful introduction into Liu s novel works, and in particular her Dirk Steele novels And the cover is just gorgeous even if Perrin s hair isn t the right length

  7. Jacqueline J Jacqueline J says:

    I m a big fan of this series which uses non traditional magical creatures By that I mean not the European tradition of vampires, werewolves and fae These are full of shapeshifters from other cultures, people with odd ball pyschic abilities, and in this one mer people.These two met in the prologue on a beach in Maine when they were about 12 years old They communicate through dreams for the next 8 years He is then exiled from the ocean and they can no longer contact each other in dreams She s I m a big fan of this series which uses non traditional magical creatures By that I mean not the European tradition of vampires, werewolves and fae These are full of shapeshifters from other cultures, people with odd ball pyschic abilities, and in this one mer people.These two met in the prologue on a beach in Maine when they were about 12 years old They communicate through dreams for the next 8 years He is then exiled from the ocean and they can no longer contact each other in dreams She spends her time looking for him mer people in the ocean while he is on land.This book was full of angst and romance He thinks he will be killed for going back to the ocean to save her when he inexplicably hears her again and she is in trouble He basically says words to the effect that if he can just live long enough to save her, his life will not have been in vain He is very self sacrificing The only part of the story that I didn t like was that the Consortium was trying to capture her The Consortium is the group of bad guys which throughout this series captures these shifters and pyschics and all for purposes of experimenting on this and trying to breed up new ones to use to conquer the world At the end though they send her a letter saying never mind, we don t need you right now after all She is related to some of the bad guys So that was sort of a cop out The Consortium was used to create tension and peril then the author said never mind So total cop out But the rest of the book was so good in the shear romanitc aspect that I ll forgive her for it but really, don t do it again, ML.I liked the physical descriptions of the characters especially the hero His merman coloring made him appear to be an albino to humans which is an interesting choice

  8. Lynda Tatad Lynda Tatad says:

    I just love the Dirk and Perrin, now grown, scarred and wounded, and exiled from the sea There was something that happened when the 2 met, even though they were separated, they started to I just love the Dirk Steele novels No two novels are alike, as different characters are featured There are so many different supernatural people in these stories The main characters are a young woman, Jenny, who had found a young merboy on the beach of her family s home in Maine when she was only 12 and had never told anyone and Perrin, now grown, scarred and wounded, and exiled from the sea There was something that happened when the 2 met, even though they were separated, they started to dream of each other They both grew up with physical and emotional scars from events that happened as they grew, and Jenny s profession helped her to be on the sea, and she never gave up hope on finding him She wasn t sure what to do once they were reunited, though, because he had changed so much Perrin has sensed a danger to the world s population, and it s the members of Dirk and Steele who listen to him He must return to the sea to try and get his people to listem to him, before it s too late, and before they condemn and kill him What he does not expect is to come face to face with Jenny he never knew her name , and to find that she is what he needs inways than one Loved this book

  9. Audrey Moore Audrey Moore says:

    I loved this book Well written, well constructed I found it truly moving.

  10. Zeek Zeek says:

    Long stretch in between this and the last Dirk and Steele I read I almost couldn t remember what all went on beforehand In the end, the not knowing didn t deter too much from this story.Oceanologist Jenny, met a mythical sea creature many years ago as a kid In a moment of trauma, child of the mer people, Perrin forges a bond with young Jenny Although separated for many years the bond remains as they share dreams and emotions neither even sure the other is still alive Still they never give u Long stretch in between this and the last Dirk and Steele I read I almost couldn t remember what all went on beforehand In the end, the not knowing didn t deter too much from this story.Oceanologist Jenny, met a mythical sea creature many years ago as a kid In a moment of trauma, child of the mer people, Perrin forges a bond with young Jenny Although separated for many years the bond remains as they share dreams and emotions neither even sure the other is still alive Still they never give up searching for each other and one day they find each other.Reunited, both are emotionally scarred and unable to give over completely to the other, yet they cannot deny the bond And I suspected long before they that the very same bond was what was going to save Perrin and the fate of the entire world which is swiftly headed toward destruction.I, being an unrepentant Jules Verne fan, actually liked the tale of psychic connection with unimaginable sea monsters that both these characters have one with each other and then, eventually one through the other I feltIn the Dark of Dreams really stuck to her paranormal romance roots and ended up liking it quite a bit This series isn t for those who just want straight up easy reading M M Liu is a writer, and she s a good one 3.5 out of 4 from me

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