The Dark Gifts Inheritance

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When Jason Masada tells his sister Sarah he’s been waking up naked and bloody in the woods, she doesn’t believe him. After the full moon comes, and she sees his transformation with her own eyes, she can’t deny the truth. Their only hope is to find remnants of their family, attempt to discover where this curse came from, and how to end it. More

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About Willow Cross

Willow Cross is a self-proclaimed vamp enthusiast, were-hunter, prankster, dreamer, story teller, benevolent dictator of minions, and chocolate lover. She resides in Arkansas with two children still young enough to live at home, an enormous cat named Bitsy, and a neurotic dog named Tank.

Her home has been known to host the occasional ghost and several of her friends profess to be witches. Although she dearly loves Vampires and Werewolves, they are never invited for dinner.

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Review by: Arctic W01f on Feb. 04, 2013 : star star star star star
This book was a great read. I'm looking forward to the next one. The only thing I hated was the cliffhanger at the end. But then again cliffhangers make me want to get that next book. Keep writing these great series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Arctic W01f on Feb. 04, 2013 : star star star star star
This book was a great read. I'm looking forward to the next one. The only thing I hated was the cliffhanger at the end. But then again cliffhangers make me want to get that next book. Keep writing these great series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tanja Varney on Oct. 21, 2012 : star star star star star
This book was gifted to me and it was nothing short of amazing! Willow Cross' ability to meld different characters into to her books just wows me. Inheritance started out being NOTHING like Birthright this book revolved around Werewolves and had a whole new set of characters Sarah is the bullheaded younger sister that won't let her older brother Jason boss her around she wants to do things HER way whether he likes it or not. In the beginning Sarah thinks Jason is completely lost his marbles when he starts to build a cage in the basement because he swears something is happening to him at night. After one night in the basement with her brother going through his "change" their whole lives begin to change. Sarah and Jason find out that there are people who will go to extreme lengths to see that they are killed there are also some love interests as well as other things that go bump in the night. Liz and Micheal also return as well as the soon to be war between the Vampires. I am super stoked to read the next in this series. I am having a real hard time at the end of each book because I do NOT want them to end. Each book has been getting better and better. I highly in courage everyone that enjoys paranormal to pick this series up. Willow has done a great job in writing these books from her walking you through all the intricate details of characters and how they all intertwine in friendships or foes. And the fight scenes are explained in detail with nothing left out. I'm hooked :-) Happy reading!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Tanja Varney on Oct. 21, 2012 : (no rating)
This book was gifted to me and it was nothing short of amazing! Willow Cross' ability to meld different characters into to her books just wows me. Inheritance started out being NOTHING like Birthright this book revolved around Werewolves and had a whole new set of characters Sarah is the bullheaded younger sister that won't let her older brother Jason boss her around she wants to do things HER way whether he likes it or not. In the beginning Sarah thinks Jason is completely lost his marbles when he starts to build a cage in the basement because he swears something is happening to him at night. After one night in the basement with her brother going through his "change" their whole lives begin to change. Sarah and Jason find out that there are people who will go to extreme lengths to see that they are killed there are also some love interests as well as other things that go bump in the night. Liz and Micheal also return as well as the soon to be war between the Vampires. I am super stoked to read the next in this series. I am having a real hard time at the end of each book because I do NOT want them to end. Each book has been getting better and better. I highly in courage everyone that enjoys paranormal to pick this series up. Willow has done a great job in writing these books from her walking you through all the intricate details of characters and how they all intertwine in friendships or foes. And the fight scenes are explained in detail with nothing left out. I'm hooked :-) Happy reading!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Julianna (Bella) Doerres on Sep. 22, 2012 : (no rating)
The Dark Gifts Inheritance by Willow Cross

After Jason turned 21 he thought he was losing his mind. During the three full nights of the full moon strange things were happening to him and he had no memory of what he did. He was terrified at the thought of what could be happening to him. His sister, Sara was beginning to think he needed a shrink as well. That is until the horrifying events of the last few months stopped her. Why was Jason building a huge cage in the basement of their home. When Sarah finds out her life changes forever because she is unsure if what is happening to her brother is going to happen to her. Jason and Sara, having grown up with no family are to find out that their real family isn’t even fully human. They are unprepared for the events that start developing and they have to learn quickly. Befriended by those that hunt them down they learn the true meaning of who they are and with the help of a mysterious man in the forest they find out who they are meant to be.
This story held my interest from start to finish. The characters show their feelings and frustrations as they deal with the problems of taking back a werewolf clan while trying to help save the world from something so dark and frightening that they will need their Dark Gifts Inheritance.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: christine bonner on Aug. 10, 2012 : star star star star star
This book is about Jason and his sister Sarah both are on their own and have lived in foster care most of there lives

Every month on full moon people are being killed and Jason is covered in blood.

It turns out that both of them are wolf's and it takes them on a journey to find the truth about themselves,

There meet a Aunt that is evil and you find out in the book how evil she is

You all so get to meet Michael and Liz

thank you willow for letting me read the book i cant wait for the next one to come out
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Ever Star on May 02, 2012 : star star star star star
Willow Cross has out done herself again! I fell in love with the characters! Willow Cross is a genius when she writes!

The Dark Gifts Inheritance is the second book in the series, and I thought book one was amazing, book 2 just amazed me even more. She went from witches and vampires in one book to werewolves in another. I see them all being combined soon! And all that paranormal romance is just wow!

I can not wait to read book 3 in this amazing series! Because now I am hooked on "The Dark Gifts" the story, and the romance.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jacquie Talento on March 30, 2012 : star star star star star
Sarah and Jason are brother and sister that have been thru the foster care system after their parents passed away. Their aunt had left them a home with many secrets from their past they were unaware of. Jason has noticed a change in himself that scares him and wants Sarah in on it so he can find out what is happening. He’s changing into something he knows nothing about. They stumble across something in the attic that tells them they own another house and go to check it out. They meet their Aunt Shana who is a Seer. Danger creeps around them as things don’t seem so safe for them with her. They discover they both will be werewolves eventually but Jason has already started the change. Is their family there to now help them learn the ways or are they out to destroy them? What new creatures will they meet along the way? This is an edge of the seat excitement as Ms. Cross brings out the characters in her book to a new world. There has to be a sequel to this and I can’t wait for it to come out.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: silbaugh on March 27, 2012 : star star star star star
Awesome! I love this genre of books and this one takes top honors. The character development is magical. I am excited to read more.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Wanda Hartzenberg on March 01, 2012 : star star star star star
The Dark Gifts Birthright by Willow Cross. Review by Wanda Hart

In the beginning Liz meets with Michael. He bites, she turns vamp. Quite Bram Stoker like for three or four pages.
They meet up and fall immediately irreparably in love. Quite Twilight like for the next 15 or so pages.
Then the good the bad and the ugly rears their ugly little heads and from here on out its different to any Paranormal / YA / or New Adult book I've ever read. Minerva, Gregoria, Jenna and about 60 other characters join the cast to make this book totally amazing.
I was struck with the amount of research that must have gone into writing this book.
For those of you who follow my reviews you will know that I refrain from making technical judgements.
This will be the exception.
Willow has a rare ability for pacing and introducing an array of characters in rapid succession. But never does she use this fast level of pacing and her cliff hanger chapter endings to get out of character development. By the time you are finished with the book you really hate the bad guys and absolutely love the good guys.
By this time you also know that I don't rehash the story of the book in a brief synopsis. Usually I don't since I feel that the authors blurb or my own will get the reader of this review a good idea of what the book is about in essence. In this case I can't do it at all even if I wanted to.
Her fast pace, introduction of evil and saint like characters left me feeling like a child playing hide and seek. You don't want to be found out but you can't resist peeking from your hiding place to try and see what is coming next.
For those romantics out in cyber land - do not fear. This book is filled with romance and not only the romance between Michael and Liz bit also some other less predictable characters.

As I read the book I was filled with the idea that this book is a ken to watching a master Persian carpet weaver undertake another master peace.

I loved the fact that almost all things known to go bump in the night were mentioned in this story and that the symbiotic and discordant life styles of these dark creatures were explained logically and believably.

I give this book a 6 out of 5 star review. I will not only recommend you buy it and read it yourself, I would proudly gift it to my friends. Oh no wait. I already gifted it to my friends. That's simply how good this book is. I can't wait to start on the rest of the books authored by her.


A 6 / 5 STAR REVIEW GUYS
I need to thank Denise Jones for correcting my spelling and grammar errors and for translating South African English to real English. Thank you Denise.....
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jenny Bynum on Jan. 31, 2012 : star star star star star
I LOVED this book too!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Maghon Thomas on Jan. 31, 2012 : star star star star star
First, Thank you SO much Ms. Willow Cross, for giving me a copy to read and put up on my blog... I was so intrigued by the cover, but I am thrilled to say I LOVED it when I opened it and started reading...

This story is literally about tragedy and what you do to pick yourself up and keep on surviving after those brutal happenings. This is Sarah and Jason's story, who are siblings, who lost their parents at a very young age, and grew up in foster care. They then inherit their long lost aunt's home and find out that their family is MUCH BIGGER than they ever thought, and some crazy things are going down...

First, I need to say that Ms. Cross writes to wonderfully, you get sucked in and you feel what the characters feel. You cheer for them, and you want revenge with them, and you want to love, and cry, and scream with them... Now, let's get to the characters...

Sarah is your typical sweet, high school sister, who cooks and cleans, and makes sure that the clothes are done... until things get weird with Jason, and her world comes crumbling down. Then, Sarah gets bad @$$ and you find out right along with her, the fantasic, remarkable things she is capable of...

Jason is HOT :) hahahaha ok, he's like the best big brother, who is just trying to figure out what the hell is going on, and how he can protect his sister from the whole world. He's a remarkably beautiful wolf, both inside and out (no, saying wolf is not spoiler, b/c there is a wolf on the cover) :) and I think I really like Ashley for him (no dibs on that since it's a spoiler)

Peter is the pack wolf that goes on the ride with Sarah and Jason bc he can't help his love for Sarah and no, you cannot help who you love! But, I must say he's a good guy (I need a Peter) and even if his heart breaks daily, I'm so glad he's there with Sarah and Jason. :)

Shad, Ashley, Brogan, Liz, and Mar are important characters, but I will keep my opinions to myself so as to not spoil all the goodies...

All in all, this is a fantastic book, well written, flows and is a fast read, and I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on the next installment of this series!! :)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Beth Wright on Jan. 23, 2012 : star star star star star
This is an amazingly unigue werewolf paranormal romance. It has so many amazing characters, not only will you remember those who are good and wonderful, but you will also remember the evil ones that try to tear them apart. A fight for life, freedom and love has just begun. I love how you brought the vamps, witches and druid from part one into this one :) So can't wait to read part 3 :)

♥♥♥♥♥
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Brittany Carrigan on Jan. 02, 2012 : star star star star star
Oh my goodness!! Where to start?! Willow has done it again! Not only is her writing style completely addictive, her descriptions of scenes were, again, so intense that I had dreams about this book. The Werewolf/Hunter/Druid combo is just something you wouldn't expect. The character development for this book was off the charts incredible! Following Sarah and Jason through this book and seeing characters from book 1, Birthright, was amazing! I recommend this action packed book to all Paranormal lovers :)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Books4Tomorrow Reviews on Dec. 03, 2011 : star star star star star
Willow Cross’s “Inheritance” is the first book ever I’ve read of this author, and I can assure you it won’t be the last! I was always wondering why other readers were gushing about her books, until I read “Inheritance” - and I was blown away, to say the least.

First off, I need to mention here, that I don’t usually read werewolf-themed books or anything related to werewolves. I find werewolves dreary and the theme repetitive; but I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is not the case with “Inheritance”. After finishing the book in only a short time, I can safely say that Willow Cross’s imagination knows no boundaries. I have never read a werewolf-themed story before that has evoked such emotion from me, as this one did. Not even the werewolves in the “Twilight” Saga are as real or as beautifully depicted as the ones in Willow Cross’s “Inheritance”. Werewolves are not the only interesting characters the reader meets in this book though. Witches, vampires and a whole array of exciting characters, adds to the splendour of this extraordinary book.

The non-stop suspense unfolds from the first chapter right through to the very last page; and the well-crafted plot in this book is what sets it apart from other werewolf-themed novels and makes this an outright unique read. The author’s attention to detail is evident as she succeeds in creating a homely and welcoming, but also familiar, setting for the characters to develop in; and consequently draws you into their world from the very start.

Willow’s uncomplicated but clever writing style, made it possible for me to devour this book in only a few hours. At times I was left breathless by the, heart-racing action and edge-of-your-seat suspense, but what I loved most about “Inheritance” is that there are no overtly in-your-face love scenes. Characters falling in love with each other are beautifully portrayed in a subtle way and using only a few simple sentences, Willow let’s you appreciate the deep love the characters feel for each other.

Saying that I couldn’t put this remarkable book down, is an understatement. There are so many things I loved about this book - believable lead characters; effortless transitioning from one chapter to the next; and a masterpiece ending - I will definitely be reading “Inheritance” again and again. Willow Cross clearly knows what her readers want; and how to keep them satisfied and begging for more!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: LeBouche on Nov. 24, 2011 : star star star star star
She just keeps getting better. The Dark Gifts - Inheritance is a solid good read. Willow has the ability to keep you hooked. I was so involved in this book, I was disappointed that it ended. I definitively will be coming back
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: christina williams on Nov. 03, 2011 : star star star star star
Awesome book awesome author
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Amanda Wimer on Oct. 17, 2011 : star star star star star
The Dark Gifts 2 was definitely a different kind of sequel in a great way! Loved every minute of learning about the werewolf society in Cross's books! Lots of adventure it was definitely a page turner that kept me wanting more. Impatiently awaiting the next installment!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Danielle Jones on Oct. 15, 2011 : star star star star star
Willow is an Amazing Author ... her characters and storylines are solid and seductive
"Inheritance" is book 2 in the "Dark Gift" series but stands out on its own and is unlike any sequeal i have ever read .. at first i was a little confused because i couldnt find the link between this book and the first book in the series "Birthright" but towards the end of the book the stories merged and the link became obvious and i was thrilled with the genius of how the story stood all on its own then meshed right in the end with the first book to make it an astounding sequel!
"Inheritance" has a whole new set of characters that will capture your heart and spirit and take you on a breath taking journey that will leave you wanting more be warned once you start reading you cannot put this one down!
i have to give "Intheritance" 9 out of 5 stars.... im still in awe of the individual storyline and the unusal but phenomenal uniting to the original book in the series .... a HUGE thank you to Willow for sharing her astounding talent with us

Reviewed by

~Danielle~
"Confessions of a Bookaholic"
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Danielle Jones on Oct. 15, 2011 : star star star star star
Willow is an Amazing Author ... her characters and storylines are solid and seductive

"Inheritance" is book 2 in the "Dark Gift" series but stands out on its own and is unlike any sequeal i have ever read .. at first i was a little confused because i couldnt find the link between this book and the first book in the series "Birthright" but towards the end of the book the stories merged and the link became obvious and i was thrilled with the genius of how the story stood all on its own then meshed right in the end with the first book to make it an astounding sequel!

"Inheritance" has a whole new set of characters that will capture your heart and spirit and take you on a breath taking journey that will leave you wanting more be warned once you start reading you cannot put this one down!

i have to give "Intheritance" 9 out of 5 stars.... im still in awe of the individual storyline and the unusal but phenomenal uniting to the original book in the series .... a HUGE thank you to Willow for sharing her astounding talent with us

Reviewed by

~Danielle~

"Confessions of a Bookaholic"
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: MJ Pincumbe on Oct. 08, 2011 : star star star star star
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a surprise that it was not a continuation of Birthright but was a very good story. Can't wait to see what is to come next.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Heather Badgwell on Sep. 24, 2011 : star star star star star
This is book 2 in The Dark Gifts series. First being Birthright. This isn't exactly a "sequel" more of a sister. About 2/3 of the way thru, you start to hear more about some of the characters from Birthright. This book is about Sarah and Jason who were always being bounced around in foster homes, until an Aunt passes and leaves them her home. While there, they learn a secret about their family. They are truly werewolves. And Sarah is the rarest of them all. Not just a werewolf, but also a seer. This book kept me up late a couple of nights. Simply because I didn't want to put it down. Yes, Willow is at it again. At the end, the 2 books come together, and make you wanna read what happens next. Willow Cross is amazing. A truly talented author! 5 of 5 stars!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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