Dark Romance

Series: Badlands by Natalie Bennett

Title: Heathens
Series: Badlands Book 4
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Erotic Thriller
Release Date: September 16, 2018
Cover Designer: Daqri Bernardo, Covers by Combs

Cobra
 
Wildcard.
Sinner.
Frequently misunderstood.
 
I can be your best friend or your worst fucking nightmare.
 
The Savages are my family and the Badlands is our paradise.
When that’s threatened, no one is safe.
Carnage and chaos unfold around me.
Loyalties are tested. Truths start to unravel.
 
When everything I know teeters on the verge of going up in flames, the only girl I tried to save, may end up saving me.
 
Blue
 
Old soul.
Selfless.
Unusually stable.
 
I was the good girl, the one who saw beauty in people.
 
When the devil marked me everything changed.
The world I’ve been chained to is merciless and cruel.
I was ready to leave it all behind, but then he found me again.
He needed saving, I needed a reminder of who I was.
 
Nothing could prepare me for what came next.
 
Heathens is book 4 in the bestselling Badlands series. This is a complete story with no cliffhanger, however, books 1-3 must be read prior.

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Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.
 
When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.
 
Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.
 
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Beautiful Inferno by Abby Gale

Title: Beautiful Inferno
Author: Abby Gale
Genre: Dark Taboo Romance
Release Date: August 28, 2018
Cover Design: PopKitty Designs

 

Young.

Innocent.

Forbidden.

Those things should’ve stopped me from wanting her.

They didn’t.

 
 
 
Abby Gale is an international author. She is an avid reader, former blogger, and a pharmacist. She writes whatever storyline sucks her in, but mostly her books will be erotica with some darkness in it.

 



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Series: The Cloister Series by Celia Aaron 📕All Reviewed📕

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The Church

by Celia Aaron

Publication Date: June 5, 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Taboo

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The explosive finale of The Cloister Series.

Trapped.

Beaten.

Broken.

Adam destroyed himself to save me. At first, I doubt if I have the strength to go on. But with every second that passes, I seethe and curse the Prophet. My time as a Maiden is over. I refuse to be a toy in his game any longer. But there’s always more ways for the Prophet to get to me, to use me, and to keep me under his influence. Will I be strong enough to break free?

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The Church is the final of this wonderful series. We start where The Prophet ended. Aaron is in a bad way and Emily/Delilah is just trying to survive now not knowing if Aaron will live or die.

Noah has to finally come to terms with his family and what happened to Georgia. Is Noah going to grow up and finally going to become what he should? Or will he go down with the church his father grew?

Adam and Emily have grown throughout these books. Their love is epic and no matter what is thrown at them they overcome it. Emily is strong and knows life is worth fighting for. I loved that. She is a such a wonderful character. Adam has grown into such a great man and character. I wasn’t too sure of him in the beginning but I LOVE him. He has shown his true colors throughout this whole series and comes out the end as one of the great heroes.

If you read one series this year, make it this one!

The Prophet

by Celia Aaron

Publication Date: May 1, 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Taboo

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I can’t save myself from the Cloister, and maybe I never could. The Prophet grows more dangerous by the day. His delusions are steeped in blood, and if I’m not careful, that blood will be my own. Despite the growing risk, I still continue the search for the truth, no matter if the thorny path eventually twists back to Adam, guilt in his dark eyes. I’ve seen glimpses of his soul, and I know there is more to him than the monster, but it’s so hard to reach him. I knew when I came here that I’d have to fight, I just didn’t realize the war would be waged on so many fronts.

Author’s Note: If you have a trigger, this book will pull it.

REVIEW

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The Prophet starts where the last book “The Maiden” ends. Delilah has been caught and is in big trouble. She is being held and tortured. Adam is beside himself for bringing her back to the Cloister but he had no choice. He knew that if he didn’t they both would be killed.
 
When Delilah is finally released Adam can’t stay away from her. He knows he is being watched by his father and the rest of the Cloister but he can’t seem to help himself. But when someone decides they want to buy Delilah he will do ANYTHING to save her. Even if it puts him in the crosshairs of everyone.
 
Delilah and Adam are two sides of the same coin. The good and the bad. I love it. Adam is doing everything he can to stay alive so he can protect the ones he loves even if they don’t want to be saved.
But there are things going on that even he doesn’t know. And when he finds out all hell is going to break loose. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

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Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Taboo

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I joined the Cloister to find the truth. But I’ve discovered so much more, and the darkness here is seducing me, pulling me down until all I can think of is him. Adam Monroe, the Prophet’s son, a dark prince to an empire that grows by the day. He is tasked with keeping me safe from the wolves of the outside world. But the longer I stay at the Cloister, the more I realize the wolves are already inside and under the Prophet’s control. If Adam discovers the real reason I’m here, he’ll bay for my blood with the rest of them. Until then, I will be Delilah, an obedient servant of the Prophet during the day and Adam’s Maiden at night.

REVIEW

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I have been a fan of Celia’s since I read the Aquisition Series, and man was that a dark and screwed up story. I had been waiting to see if she would come out with something else like that, well guess what, here it is!
 
The Cloister is a messed up story about religion, sex, drugs, and murder. This is one mindf*c# story and we are only in the first book! We start with the chosen 12 girls being taken into the fold of the Heavenly Ministries where they will get their protectors. The protectors make sure these girls are trained and commanded so they will please the Prophet.
 
Delilah is one of these girls. She is chosen by the Prophet’s son Adam, the oldest son, who has darkness in him. But when you start reading you can tell he doesn’t believe a word his father says. He is there because he has to be. He is nothing like the rest but has no other option.
 
When Adam and Delilah get together there is something about them that stands out. But Adam has to be careful because he knows that his father the Prophet will do anything to destroy what he finds Adam wants. And Adam knows there is something different about Delilah and he will do anything to find out what it is.
 
There is a lot of sexual training that goes on in this story, so if you are squeamish this is probably not the story for you. There are some triggers, but not many for me, just the training that got to me in some spots. There is forced drug use, also. But the story is wonderfully told and the characters are strong. If you are looking for a full-length novel that will keep you on your toes, this is the story for you. But it does end on a cliff-hanger and there are two more books to go.
 
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

About Celia Aaron

Celia Aaron is a USA Today bestselling author and recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy–if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.

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Series: Old Money Roulette by Natalie Bennett Includes: Queen of Diamonds, King of Hearts 📖Both Reviewed📖, & Ace of Spades (Coming-Soon)

Title: King of Hearts
Series: Old Money Roulette Book 2
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 9, 2018

 

His secrets. Her sanity

 The road to hell…

Well, there is no road to hell.
I already live there.

I was forced to partake in a rigged game of seduction, manipulation, and murder.

Mateo Remmington is my formidable opponent.

He makes the devil look like a saint.

He’s immoral.
He’s ruthless.
He’s a goddamn king. 

King of a clandestine empire who sits on a throne covered in innocents’ blood.

I’ve become his obsession.
He’s becoming my deadly addiction.

And if I make one wrong move he’ll end my life.

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Oh man, just when you think you have this book kind of figured out Natalie throws you more twisted and turns. You have to read the first book Queen of Diamonds first, if you don’t you will be extremely confused.

Elena is meant to be Mateo’s Queen and he will do everything in his power to make that happen. This book will show you just how far he will go. Be prepared for sex, gore, drugs, mystery, and secret boxes. I couldn’t put this book down. And I can’t wait for the next book Ace of Spades.

 

REVIEW

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So we are starting the newest Natalie Bennett series and first off is Queen of Diamonds. This book is a prequel (ish) story that gives us the start of Mateo (the kingpin) and Elena the girl who has been away from Vice City most of her life.
 
Elena’s parents didn’t want her or her sister to be part of their world. So they shipped them off, but that couldn’t save them. So Elena and her sister are left to raise themselves with their aunt. But when Elena’s sister is murdered she decides it is time to go back to Vice City and see what she can find out.
 
Mateo is dark, everything he does is to stay on top. He is the King and he wants a Queen. Elena is the person he wants and he will get her any way he can. But what is the game here? Only Mateo seems to know what they are playing and he will win at any cost.
 
I am so excited to read this series, and what a start to it. But head the trigger warnings, this is not a nice romance. This is a dark and disturbing read and I am sure it will only get more so.
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.
Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.

When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.

Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.

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Sergio by Natasha Knight 📖Review📖

 Title: Sergio: A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2018
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I’m the first-born son of the mafia king. The favorite. Destined to rule, I’m a dangerous man, a ruthless one. But in my world, you have to be.
 
Then Natalie stumbles into my life. Wrong place. Wrong time.
 
Twice, fate put her in my path.
Twice, fate placed the innocent lamb at the mercy of the monster.
 
I gave her a chance to walk away. Told her it would be better for her if she did.
But she didn’t listen. And now it’s too late.
Because I’m not good. I never wanted to be. And I won’t let her go anymore. See, I’m not the hero. When I touch her, it’s with dirty hands.
I know my reckoning is coming though. I know I’ll burn for the things I’ve done, the sins I’ve committed. And I don’t deny hell is where I belong, but I want my time first. I want my time with her.
She’s mine. Forever. No matter what.
 
Author’s Note: Sergio: a Dark Mafia Romance is an intensely emotional, steamy and dark standalone romance set in the Benedetti Brothers Mafia world. Be prepared: this is not a traditional romance.
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This book broke a little inside me. Sergio is such a wonderful character. I have read a lot of dark romances and a lot of mafia stories, but this one broke a little inside me. There is something about Sergio that just makes you want to love him. And he found the perfect person to do that. Natalie is that girl. She knows who he is, she has seen it and takes him for who he is.

This is a dark romance and it will make you scream, cry, laugh, and cringe but you have to read it. It is a wonderful love story. I love this story. And I can’t wait to read the next one! I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

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USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through  hell to get them there. She’s evil like
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Series: Velvet Rooms by Linnea May Includes- Black Velvet & Blue Velvet 📖Both Reviewed📖

Title: Blue Velvet
Author: Linnea May
Genre: Dark Billionaire Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Blurb
I’m filthy rich and dripping with power – but the
army left me broken beyond repair.
My jagged edges make me a nightmare.
She wants to join my dark solitude. But where she seeks solace, I seek sanity.
The Velvet Rooms provide our sanctuary. A place of safety, bliss and unbridled play, untainted by the clamor of reality.
Here, there is no sight. There is no sound.
Only skin against skin. Testing. Claiming.
But as much as I want her – she can never truly be mine.
Because the madness always finds me. Even in
the darkness.
And this time it may be too late to stop the
beast from destroying everything.
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Blue Velvet

Another hit by Linnea. Although this one is a bit different. This story deals with PTSD and how BDSM can become involved in the lifestyle.
I really enjoyed this story like I always do when I read one of Linnea’ s books

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Linnea May brings you the riveting tale of a dark billionaire, an ethereal beauty – and their twisted game of seduction.

She is paid to lie and seduce – but I don’t want her insincere moans and fake smiles.

My investment in the elusive Velvet Rooms holds a promise for more.

And I always get what I want. Always.

No man ever made her scream and beg for release. A release that remained unattainable for her.

She claims I’m asking for the impossible. I will prove her wrong.

Because I know it’s not her body that needs to be conquered – it’s her mind.

But our relationship rests on unsound footing, a contract and nothing more.

And when my actions turn reckless, the vulnerable agreement may be our undoing…

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There isn’t anything that Linnea May can’t write. This is a spin-off of her Violent Series. Welcome to Velvet Rooms where all your dreams come true.

Elene works for Violent Delights and is tired of it. She just can’t get into it anymore. So she goes to her boss and tells her she is done, she wants out. But that is when Elene finds out that there will be a new business opening up and Elene will have the option to be an Angel or a Devil. You can figure that one out. 🙂

Damon is a VIP to Violent Delights but has yet to find the one woman that he wants to keep for a while. But when he goes to the meeting with madam at Violet he walks into Elene. It isn’t for 6 months at the opening of Velvet Rooms that he finally sees her again.

This is a wonderful story of almost cat and mouse. Damon knows he will lose interest in Elene as soon as he has sex with her. Elene is used to giving the man anything and everything they want. Too bad Damon wants the real her, and she doesn’t know what that is. I loved this romance! I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Linnea May

Linnea May loves to read and write about strong alpha men with loaded bank accounts and skeletons in their closets. Her heroes are as sexy and beautiful as they are broken – only to be fixed by the smart & captivating heroines who cross their paths.

Originally from Europe, Linnea currently tries to befriend the lively squirrels in Rhode Island. ?

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Whisper in the Dark by Leteisha Newton📖Review📖

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 I was captured…That’s just the beginning of my tale. I’ve survived Purgatory, abuse, and near death. In that abandoned farmhouse I nearly lost everything, but Jacob saved me. We were trapped in this hell together, giving each other the strength to hold on. I fell into darkness with my captor’s son.Until I left him behind.She was perfect, my Alana. Brilliant and full of pain. She understood my darkness and fueled the fire. When she left, I waited patiently to find her, and in her honor, I killed men who took away from innocents. Then I found her…She’s deadly now, a killer too, and perfectly mine. It was beautiful to behold, but she belongs in a cage. My cage. She’ll love me again, or I’ll expose her dirty secrets for the world to see while going down in flames with her. In darkness, it’s most definitely till death do us part.

Warning: This book is full of triggers. It’s wicked dark, with created evil falling in love. People die. They are hurt horribly. The bad guys get away, and there is no apology for it. Hardcore trigger within these pages.

 

 

Leaving me to my misery, Master and the doctor left the room to speak in harsh whispers in the hallway. Curling myself into a ball, I kept crying harder and harder until I was gasping for breath. Master threw a glare my way before leading the doctor far away from my room.
The pain, the loss, shot through me like I was taking a bullet to the heart. How could I have done this? How could I put my precious little one through something this awful? I was as bad as Master. I was a monster like him. Crying harder at my thoughts, my eyes caught on the doorway in time to see someone peeking in. My body relaxed in one great whoosh. Jacob was here. He slipped into the room and crept into the bed with me. Ignoring the blood and filth on the towels, for the first time, Jacob took me into his arms. I curled into his chest, inhaling his clean, crisp scent through the tears.
“I’m sorry, Alana. I couldn’t get here sooner, and I can’t stay here long. He’ll come back soon.”
It didn’t matter. He was here now, and I clung to him, curling my fingers into his shirt and holding on desperately. In his arms, the pain dulled, and I could handle it. I could cry into his chest and be held. I could be fragile, and he’d catch the broken pieces. His lips trailed up the side of my neck, soft kisses that pushed away the agony and warmed me.
“You can do it. You’re strong enough. Hold on a little longer,” he whispered into my skin. I believed it because he did too.
So I lifted my face so his lips could touch mine.
Soft and warm, his mouth was different. He slipped over the scars of my abuse and filled in the cervices left behind. Maybe it was the medicine making me fanciful, but I thought I could ask for this. That maybe I would ask him to take me. That I’d like to have him. But then, he was pulling away.
“I have to go. I’ll be with you later. Look for me.”
And as fast as he’d come, he was gone, but the pain was behind a wall, one he’d built high. He gave me strength, and I would use it to survive. I’d done the right thing, as horrible as it was, and I knew he didn’t judge me for it. We’d done this together, and it made the load easier to bear. Master stomped his way back into the room, face scarlet and chest heaving like a locomotive. I wanted to cringe at his bald fists, but I couldn’t move. I was too tired, or too resigned maybe, to care.

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This is one of the most screwed up books I have read in a long time. But oh man did I love it. I guess it takes a special person to love these kinds of books.

Alana Masters is kidnapped at 18 years old. She is then held for almost 2 years. She is rapped, beaten, whipped, and tormented in ways you can’t imagine. Her only solace is the boy that is her age, Jacob. He is Masters son.

Master doesn’t treat Jacob any better than the toys (the women he kidnapped). But now that Alana is there, Jacob has someone to fight for.
When Jacob and Alana find a way out, Alana runs and never goes back for Jacob, but she doesn’t give away his involvement.

Years later Alana has turned into Nila Winters and is a therapist for the worse offenders of sexual misconduct towards young children. But what she does in her spare time is what gets her going. And when Jacob finally finds her, well that just makes this couple even hotter.

I loved this book and will make it my mission to read more from her. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

 

 Writing professionally since 2008, LeTeisha Newton’s love of romance novels began long before it should have. After spending years sneaking reads from her grandmother’s stash, she finally decided to pen her own tales. As many will do during their youth, she bounced from fantasy, urban literature, mainstream, interracial, paranormal, heterosexual, and LGBT works until she finally rested in contemporary romance.
LeTeisha is all about deep angst and angry heroes who take a bit more loving to smooth their rough edges. Love comes in many sizes, shapes, and colors, as well as with—or without—absolute beauty and fairy tale sweetness. She writes the darker tales because life is hard … but love is harder.

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