Black Dawn by Rose Wulf

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Dark Light, 1

Demons are real, and they walk among us... 

Isolde Duchane grew up with a demon for a bodyguard. But as she’s matured, so have her preferences. And she’s got a thing for tall, strong, dark, and powerful demonic men. Really just one very specific demonic man. It’s too bad his life is bound to hers, putting her in a terribly awkward spot since what she wants is something more than a bodyguard. 

Darr was summoned to protect Izzy when she was young. And he played the part to keep his own personal demons off his back. But things are starting to get out of hand, and not just because of his powerful attraction to the woman she’s become. The demon he’s been hiding from may have found him, and if he has…he may never get to tell Izzy the truth.



She lifted her eyes to the darkest corner of the cabin—the corner beside her chosen bed, of course—just as Darr stepped into view.

“Izzy,” he called in his deep, rough timbre.

Ainsley and Britt’s cousin both cried out in surprise and even Britt and Letty jumped.

“Is that—?” Ainsley whispered with a glance toward Britt.

“Izzy!” Britt cried, a mixture of fright and frustration in her voice. She really did hate being around him.

Izzy apologized and waved her hand in their direction to pacify them as she moved up to her bodyguard. “What is it?” She knew for a fact he’d have continued hiding in shadowy corners silently if there wasn’t something important on his mind.

“Not here,” he said quietly, his voice sending delightful shivers down her spine. He reached out without another word, and wrapped a single arm around her waist before stepping back with her into the shadows. Izzy closed her eyes to minimize the disorientation as he transported them to a private location, her hands twisted in his tight, black shirt.

A moment later the sensation of movement faded and his grip loosened, though he made no move to step back until she released his shirt.

Lifting her gaze to his ashen one, Izzy repeated her earlier question. “What is it, Darr? Is something wrong?” She thought she’d seen Zahk with him earlier, but she thought nothing of it—Zahk was known to show up randomly from time to time. Had it not been a pleasant visit? Or was this something else?

Darr’s expression was somber. “I’m worried there will be an attempt on your father’s life tonight.”

Sucking in a breath, Izzy gasped, “What? Why?”

“Zahk was here earlier,” Darr replied. “It was something he said. I think he was trying to warn me.”

Pressing a hand over her heart, Izzy stepped into Darr and rested her head on his chest. Dad… It wouldn’t be the first time he’d angered someone—human or demon—to the point where his life was threatened. The first time he’d crossed that line, her mother had paid the ultimate price, and when he hadn’t learned from that lesson, Izzy eventually came to the conclusion that she needed to distance herself from him. But she still loved him.

Arm coming around her again, this time in an embrace, Darr rumbled a soft question. “What do you want me to do, Izzy?”

Tears stinging her eyes, Izzy swallowed them back and inhaled a deep lungful of his scent. Crisp like mountain air, with just a hint of molasses. “I know you don’t like going,” she acknowledged, “but please don’t let him die. Not like that.”

Darr was silent for a long minute, undoubtedly debating her request with his situation. But finally his hold tightened as he embraced her and his lips came to the side of her ear. “Stay inside, stay safe, and call for me if anything happens. I’ll be back before morning.”

Her heart warmed at the intimate way he held her and the tender tone in his voice. He might be a demon, but as far as she was concerned he was really her guardian angel. Or a knight in shining armor, maybe? “Thank you,” she whispered.

He loosened his hold, nodding when their eyes met, and took her hand in his. The next thing she knew her stomach was bottoming out and her feet were standing once again on an old wooden floor in a dark corner. But Darr wasn’t with her.

Releasing a breath, Izzy wiped her palms on the sides of her jeans and turned to look for her friends just as Letty spoke up.

“Is … everything okay?”

Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 20 ratings)
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Written by Lucy m on 18th Aug 2023

I do not think I have read any books like this one, it was different. I liked the story and characters.

Life bound?
Written by Eve S. on 18th Aug 2023

Darr is on the run from his demon master when he is summoned to the mortal realm. Izzy’s father wants to protect his daughter from meeting the same fate as her mother. Darr forms a “life bound” with Izzy acting as her demon body guard. All is well until it is not and deeper emotions run between Izzy and Darr two decades later. Short and tender book with suspense and ends in an HEA.

Guarding her heart
Written by Queen O on 18th Aug 2023

Isobel lost her mother in one of the worse ways. So to protect her, her father got a demon as her body guard

Black dawn
Written by Nate on 18th Aug 2023

I enjoyed Darr and Izzy’s book. It was an entertaining read. Good characters. And am voluntarily leaving my review.

This is a great read
Written by Jamee h on 18th Aug 2023

This is a super good book. both Characters, have great chemistry. I would definitely recommend reading this.

Good start to series
Written by Rani on 18th Aug 2023

This is the first in the series and I found it an interesting world. Angels and Demons and romance are always something that catches my interest. Looking forward to the next book.

Darr and Isolde
Written by casvec on 18th Aug 2023

This is an interesting story where demons are known, and the dark powers are all around. When Isolde's dad "summons" Darr, he soon becomes her protector, but only Darr knows the truth. This is unique and fast read with longing, passion, danger and truth that pulls you in from the start.

A Must Read
Written by Danee on 18th Aug 2023

What a wonderful start to a new series. Rose Wulf has done it again and gave us a great story from Izzy and Darr. Not only did they fit together, but they were made for each other. You are stuck with their story from start to finish and had trouble putting my book down and read their story in one go. I look forward to the next book in this series.

Back Dawn
Written by Amd2662 on 18th Aug 2023

Demons. Anges. Isobel "Izzy"/Darr. Human/Demon. Binding spell? Childhood bodyguard. Protector. Attraction. Affection. Desire. Taboo. Adults. Consensual. Acceptance. Happiness. Sadness. Lies. Truth revealed. Decisions? Wonderful characters and thrilling story. Love. HEA. Page Turner.

Short Story
Written by Jeanne R on 18th Aug 2023

This is the first book I've read written by Rose Wulf; I can’t wait to read more of her books. This is the first book in the Dark Light Series; it is a stand-alone short story. The story is about Izzy & Darr; he’s been her bodyguard since she was very young now she wants him to be more. I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.

Interesting tale
Written by RahiaLeight on 18th Aug 2023

Based on the beginning of the story, I imagined it taking a completely different route than it did, but it was fun. The end feels like a happy-for-now with more to come. I’m curious to see where it goes and what Kai’s role will develop into.

her own demon
Written by Diana K on 18th Aug 2023

Adore these main characters and all the action. The detail of the flow of emotions the characters experience is beautiful. Definitely recommend 10/10!!!.

Awesome afternoon read
Written by Nicole P on 18th Aug 2023

If you love paranormal romance that includes some demons then you can't go past Izzy & Darr's story. I highly recommend giving their story a read. A great start to the series & I can't wait to see where it goes.

Black Dawn, great start to series
Written by Babs on 18th Aug 2023

The first book in the Dark Light series. Demon Darr is Isolde Duchane's bodyguard both have feels for the other but do not act on them. There is suspense, drama, danger, villains, an angel, a secret Darr is keeping and romance. The story is well written and kept me turning pages. I received a copy of this book via Evernight and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Black dwn
Written by P W on 18th Aug 2023

Demons and angels and this demon is very protective of her. Storyline was mesmerising but wished it was longer. Had plenty to offer and I was hooked. I recieved a free copy via Booksprout and I’m giving my review freely and honestly

Black Dawn!
Written by Mary on 18th Aug 2023

This is the first story in the "Dark Light" series and can be enjoyed as a stand alone one. The story is about lightness, darkness, angels and demons. It is a fairly short and quick read with action, suspense, passion, steam, danger and good twists. Izzy loses her mother when she is young. In her fathers grief and out to try and protect Izzy he summons a demon, Darr. He is to bound to her and will protect her from the evils of the world. First the first ten to fifteen years he protects her and then suddenly he realizes she has turned into a beautiful lady. Izzy and Darr feel the pull and attraction between them but neither acts. That is until a demon attacks her and he almost fails her. This a story I could not put down. I love how they are drawn together over time.

Good read
Written by ANG27 on 18th Aug 2023

This was a good read from beginning to end. I was hooked immediately. Really looking forward to reading more from this series.

Angels, Demons what more could you want
Written by Mica G on 18th Aug 2023

I really did want a little more though. I gave it four stars because the plot was good, the character building was good. I liked the story line. I just wanted a little more depth and a little more length in the story but i hope to get that since this was a Book 1 of a series. Hoping they have some character assists in the next books in the series. This was my first book by the author.

Written by Debs48 on 18th Aug 2023

Not my usual read and a first from this author but enjoyed it once I got my head into the story and kept at it made more sense as went along

Night Owl Reviews
Written by Kyraninse on 5th Jan 2017

Short and sweet, if a bit under-fleshed. I would have liked to see a bit more of what led Darr to love Isolde, how his feelings changed from his initial thoughts of simply staying away from his previous master, to loving Isolde. After all, he's a demon, presumably much older than Isolde, so I would have liked to have been sold the romance a bit more. Even so, I liked how Isolde was careful with Darr, about how she thought about his supposed position, and how careful she was to preserve him even at the cost of herself. I'm looking forward to the next book, but I'm a bit divided as to whether I would like to see more of Isolde and Darr or of that intriguing angel that shows up.