J. Dawn Light’s new “The Darkness” series combines danger, humor, and romance with a paranormal element that reminds the reader of the fun that can be found in young romantic interludes. Although the characters in this story are written as twenty-somethings, the storyline and mature content appeal to a much wider audience. Witches, vampires, werewolves, and fairies…Ms. Light creates a paranormal world where the reader must question previous notions about each species because most of the old rules no longer apply…and even fairies can kick butt! “Before the Darkness” introduces two primary characters who are witty and wonderful; however, Ms. Light refers to other mysterious secondary characters just enough that the reader is begging for her encore novel “When Darkness Comes” before the first story is even halfway over.