REVIEW - Blackness Awaits by Norma Jeanne Karlsson


Book Title - Blackness Awaits
Author - Norma Jeanne Karlsson
Publisher - It's Publishing

As he enters the room looking like death personified, lifeless and haunting, she knows…blackness awaits.

Aaron Kavanagh is not to be trifled with. He’s powerful, commanding, fierce and currently homicidal. The only thing that matters in Kavanagh’s world is Shannon Kelly. She’s the beat of his heart (yes he has one) and the peace to the fury that constantly simmers within him. Without her, his life is empty and barren. Someone took what is his and he’ll stop at nothing to get her back.

Dylan Kellerman is lost. The love of his life has been ripped from him, leaving a tattered tortured shell of a man. On the brink of murderous insanity he must battle to find Shannon, even if she hates him. Dylan has betrayed her and he knows she won’t forgive his indiscretions. None of that matters now. All that matters is finding her. As long as she’s safe Dylan can continue to live a sad wasted existence without her by his side. Shannon brought Dylan back to life, without her in the world he’ll cease to exist.

Shannon Kelly is gone. Stolen from her home and loved ones, she must now fight. Fighting has never been an issue for her, but this is a new opponent that she isn’t prepared for…her past. When every reality she thought she knew is called into question, Shannon learns her life isn’t what she thought it was. With the promise of a future with Dylan stolen from her before her world implodes, Shannon must rely on the family that has protected her for the last thirteen years to come for her. She won’t win this fight on her own…Shannon is going to lose.

Please note that this novel is the continuation of Blackness Takes Over and cannot be read as a standalone.



Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Norma Jeanne recently found herself relocating to the United Kingdom. Now living in Belfast, she took hold of the opportunity to kick the 9-5 job for a chance to become an author. The best part: working from her home office, she gets to spend more time with her cast of crazy characters (written and real).

In her free time Norma Jeanne is a voracious reader and consumes books as readily as meals. She is a people watcher by nature and uses her experiences in life, observed or otherwise, to build the worlds and characters that thrive in her books. A believer in the strength of the human spirit, Norma Jeanne writes the stories of people that persevere when all appears to be lost.



I had my heart break so many times while reading Blackness Awaits by Norma Jeanne Karlsson. I was so scared for Shannon, and then just when I thought everything was going to be all sunshine and roses, another threat pops out of the woodwork. This book is about the past coming back to haunt you, whether you had a hand in it or not.

Kel suffers silently for most of the story, but he does come back with a vengeance, only to be pulled back by his past. Will this couple be able to withstand the trials that are headed their way? You will just have to wait and read the story. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.

I give this book 5 stars for the ability to make tears run down my face and have my family look at me like I have lost my mind. I felt like I was right there with these couples and could feel their pain and their happiness. Also, let me just say that I love Karl.


Deborah gives Blackness Awaits

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