Stay the Night (Darkyn Series #7)

Stay the Night (Darkyn Series #7)

by Lynn Viehl

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Overview

From the USA Today Bestselling Author of Twilight Fall

Read a novella about the Darkyn from Lynn Viehl.

Outlaw, immortal vampire, and art thief, Darkyn Lord Robin of Locksley has evaded authorities for the last 700 years. At the moment, he’s falling for undercover federal agent Christina Renshaw, who has no time for an affair. She hopes to snag an elusive art thief, but soon has no choice other than to join forces with Robin.

When the chase becomes dangerous, both will have to choose between losing each other and losing everything they value...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451412669
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/06/2009
Series: Darkyn Series , #7
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 690,428
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Under her own name and pseudonyms, Lynn Viehl has published over twenty-five novels with ROC and NAL since her debut novel was published in January 2000. She and her family currently live in Florida.

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Stay the Night (Darkyn Series #7) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Still an outlaw after seven centuries of first being declared as such by King John¿s merry losers, immortal Darkyn Lord Robin of Locksley knows he must intercede when the ancient mythical tome Maiden's Book of Hours is stolen and not by him; he waited for over five hundred years for this book that contains the only picture of his long lost love Marian to surface. Undercover FBI agent Christina Renshaw is appalled with the theft since she is the one who dangled the priceless book to catch a brilliant art thief. Since the thieves also have takes hostages, the FBI is even more involved. Christina and Robin meet and are instantly attracted and conflicted as to what to do; that is on recovering the Maiden's Book of Hours and saving the captives.

Robin's long time enemy Nottingham has joined forces with an obsessed deadly Kyn female. His adversary¿s diabolical scheme leaves Robin with little choice, but to yank a stunned Chris into the Darkyn realm. Soon the pair is in Europe where Darkyn lords are meeting as all hell in breaking out.

Tthe overarching Darkyn saga moves forward (see TWILIGHT FALLS, NIGHT LOST and IF ANGELS BURN) while also telling the romantic suspense tale of Robin the Prince of Thieves, Lynn Viehl provides an interesting entry in her wonderful urban fantasy saga. The story line focuses on the lead couple¿s search for the Renaissance Era book while also continuing the war between the Darkyn and the Brethren. With a couple of late stunning spins and a reference to Coleridge, the powerful riveting Darkyn chronicles will have sub-genre fans anxious to learn what the author will unveil next.

Harriet Klausner
TellmeaStory More than 1 year ago
Typically, I can't put a Darkyn novel down and I've read them all more than once, given them as gifts, and enjoyed them just as much the second time as the first. I think I got the first copy of this one when it came to my local B&N. But this one was seriously disappointing from the very beginning. The character development of the female protagonist, Chris, was sketchy. She never seemed 'fully formed'--and as a reader, I never felt I knew who she was. I didn't think the author knew her either. Also there was too much gratuitous sex. The author is a master of sexual tension, so I was surprised at the uncharacteristic lack of it in Stay the Night. I was also bummed about the way Alex handled her discovery--that, too, was uncharacteristic of the woman we've all come to know and love--and I absolutely loathed the decision she made for Robin's character in the end. It felt like a copout. The whole book just gave me the impression that Lynn Viehl is ready to move on and has lost her passion for the Darkyn...and that is the biggest disappointment.
dfgDG More than 1 year ago
i would like to know what happened to john story . i thought it was coming in the book shadowmaster, that was listed as the next book . it was in the back of one of my books but i haven't found it anywhere. then she started the new series. dfg
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was by far the most disappointing installation in this series to date. At least we'd better not hear Alex whine about Kyn anymore.... but to essentially end robin's involvement in the series, when he was one of the most interesting charactars. Its funny that everytime she creates a character that I would truly like to read more of, she diminishes them (gabriel and Nick) or essentially kills them off. I haven't truly liked one of these books since evermore, and I'm soooooo..... tired of alex's whining, and john's inner conflict... lets move on... There were some good parts here, and I loved the intertwining of the Robin hood tale with "actual" people.... and like that they've made some progress with the pathogen... but the rest of the book was underdeveloped.... seriously... what was Chris's special power? it was never really developed, its as if... She's an orphan.. thus she must be one of the kyndred, I don't know but I think i'll wait to buy the next installment until I can get it used.
mary1963 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review for ¿Stay the Night¿ by Lynn ViehlThis another in the series about the ¿Darkyn¿. For those of you not in the know, vampires. As it turns out, Robin Hood became a vampire and a really good thief. Under cover FBI agent Chris Renshaw has no idea the man she is trying to catch is the legendary outlaw. Not my favorite in the series. Still advances the world in which these books are set. Some of my favorite characters also put on appearances. Still not the most stimulating book, the two main characters were to stiff and unreal.
dhampir05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
FBI Agent, Chris, is searching for the infamous art thief, "The Magician", and ends up finding the man of her dreams. Robin of Locksley, is a Darkyn, turned vampire by a blood pathogen, that cannot seem to get enough of Agent Chris. Robin's friends become his enemies, and his enemies become few and far in between when a sacred book is stolen right under their noses.This was enjoyable for me since Viehl's twist on vampires is not the typical "suck your blood".
Badass_Book_Reviews on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was decent. It felt rushed, but I am sure that is because the publishers decided not to renew this series so Lynn Viehl felt she had to do as much together as she could.I really enjoyed Robin's character throughout the series. I liked the twist at the end and how him and Chris get a HEA.I am glad that Alex finally decided one way or the other with which way to live. She finally comes to grips with her being Kyn.I will probably read the spin off series Kyndred.I enjoy Lynn's writing, altho I do not enjoy so many differing story lines. It get's to be too much after a while.
FantasyDreamer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lynn Viehl kept me entertained with this entire series and I was feeling a bit sad about reading this final book. Because while I read the books in this series pretty much back to back and it was nice knowing I another book waiting for me while it lasted. There was a little bit of everything in this last novel with pace moving at a fast clip with all the intrigue and thrills leading up to the end. For me, Stay the Night brought a somewhat feeling of closure with mixed feelings on the ending but it threads to the spin off series, the Kyndred.I enjoyed reading every one of the books in the Darkyn series, starting with If Angels Burn. I highly recommend it to those who enjoy stories that mix science, characters with true life flaws, personalities from past and a whole lot of paranormal, together.
macygma on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stay the Night is #7 in a series entitled Darkyn. What I really liked about this book is that, #7 or not, you don't have to read the prior novels to enjoy it. Admittedly, there are times something would have been a bit better with more background but this was a great book and now I'm going to have to go visit half.com to get the other 6! The characters in the book run true to historic form in many ways and it was interesting to see how they were coping with the 21st Century.Chris is a Federal agent assigned to catch ¿The Magician¿ - an thief extraordinare. An older man with grey hair who, while robbing a bank caused her partner to kill himself with just a word. She feels the suicide is somehow her fault and she volunteers to act as a gallery owner to attract The Magician into attempting to steal a priceless book. A couple of issues: the priceless book is the real thing, not a forgery (¿...Using an irreplaceable, priceless artifact that men have been killing one another to possess for the last seven hundred years...is insanity¿) and the guy she slept with the night before is the thief. Better yet, the book is stolen from them - but not by.......Rob Lockley (that¿s right - Robin Hood!) He¿s been around for centuries. He is a damn good thief and a better lover. He is also a Darkyn Lord (read: vampire). He falls for Chris before he knows her background and takes her with him to recapture the book for a woman who will kill all of his warriors and humans unless she gets it back.The thief is Rob¿s cousin who hates him for a little situation involving Marian all those years ago. They find him, the woman finds them, she takes the book along with something much more precious. The story is fast-paced, sexy and horrific in it¿s battles. Something to keep you reading through the night. I did!
Ezinwanyi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this series is definitely unfinished. I mean, where are the Brethern who had been so doggedly chasing the Darkyn. They were heard of, but not seen. I didn't see John Keller either. I was like "what? wait!)I feel let down. I will continue to the kyndred series to see if there are more resolutions hiding there
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alxndria More than 1 year ago
But Im sad it ended. It had way more potential.
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