Dark Romance

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.

 

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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.

You can find Natalie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  
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Series: The V Games by Ker Dukey & K Webster

Ven

by K. Webster & Ker Dukey

Publication Date: June 29, 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Mafia, Romance

The Vetrov name comes with expectation.

My role in this world is simple: do as Father asks and live my life how he planned it.

My future is already written: run the empire.

Old Values. Old Rule. Old Money.

Until her.

Everything I do lacks purpose.

Everything I do is empty.

Women. Money. Power. It meant nothing.

Until her.

When the Volkov rose showed up at my home a disgraced package, hand-delivered by a Vasiliev prince, I began paving my own path.

I vowed to make her bloom once more.

She consumed me.

Her. Her. Her.

But you can’t love a rose and expect not to be damaged by her thorns.

She cut me too deep.

And I bled out.

My soul fled.

All that’s left is a cold, calculating monster.

I am Veniamin.

Volcanic. Victorious. Valiant. Vetrov.

When you enter my world to play games, prepare to lose.

In the end, I always find the thorn in my side, and I pluck it right out.

Haven’t read book one? Catch up here!

Vlad (The V Games, #1)

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About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

 

About Ker Dukey

My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

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Bride to Keep by Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan

 

 

Title: Bride to Keep
Authors: Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan
Genre: Dark Romance Standalone
Cover Design: Jay Aheer
Release Date: June 25, 2018

 

Blurb

 

Do you take these men? To honor and obey from this day forth…
Stolen away by dangerous men on a mission. Dark intentions I don’t understand yet cannot refuse.
Commanded to comply, obey, and serve in every way.
I am captured in a twisted world of not one man…
— but four. With a pull stronger than anything I have ever known, I march down the aisle compelled to surrender to the darkness.
With these rings… I become their bride to keep.
*This is a standalone full-length dark reverse harem. Dirty taboo with not just one, but four. You may be afraid to walk down the aisle on this one.

 

Alta Hensley

 

USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Hot, Dark and
Dirty Romance.
 
She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle
between dominance and submission.
Maggie Ryan
USA Today and #1 International Best Selling and Multi-award Winning Author in Victorian/ Historical, Contemporary, Western, and Paranormal Romance.
 
Fantasy is a world that offers endless possibilities. I love to write stories that are always sweet, extra spicy, and a little taboo. My favorite characters are strong, stern alpha males and sassy, capable women who discover that life without a bit of fire isn’t worth living. I hope you will curl up in your favorite chair and take the journey with me. Happy Reading!

 

 

Sergio by Natasha Knight 📖Review📖

 Title: Sergio: A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2018
Blurb
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.

Author Bio
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
that.
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Duet: SHE/HE by Kailee Reese Samuels 📖 Both Reviewed 📖

Title: He
Series: She/He Duet #2
Author: Kailee Reese Samuels
Genre: Contemporary/NA/Dark Suspense
Release Date: May 17, 2018


 

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You have to read SHE before you can read He.

I love Kailee. You get a normal book cover, you get a blurb that gives you just enough to wet your whistle. Then you open your book or kindle and you have totally blown the hell away.

He brings you right where She leaves you. This is a dark and twisted story of love and loss. But man what a ride it is. The emotions you will feel is so worth the read. I don’t want to give anything away. That is why Kailee writes the blurbs she does.

#MustRead #oneclick

I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.



Book Boyfriends and Bookgasms – “If you are someone that loves books that challenge you, changes your mindset, a bit dark and twisted and totally blows your mind, then this duet is for you.”

Sarah – “Their story is extremely emotional, dark and cruelly wicked.”


Mona Livsey – “Never expected many of the surprises that erupted within the progress of this monumental passage through these characters lives.”


Cheekypee Reads and Reviews – “I felt as if I was on an emotional rollercoaster while reading this duet.”


Two Darlin Dolls and a Book Review – “What….WHAT did I just read…I have never read a duet quite like this before. Holy hell I need a moment to collect my thoughts, my heart, my feelings, and my breath.”



There was nothing. 

 

No feeling. 
No numbness. 
No pain. 
That could describe. 

He went to find the truth. 
And she stole me. 
I hope she was worth it. 

There was nothing. 
No words. 
No fists. 
No problems. 
I’m never good enough. 

I hope this hell is worth it. 
Because she isn’t and neither am I. 
But he damn sure is. 

KAILEE REESE SAMUELS writes dark dirty lit. Her words may cause increased heart rate, hand sweating, and other issues. Strongly advised to enter at your own risk. Not for the faint of heart. May cause triggers in some. Others may choose to ride again and again. You have been warned.







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As always KRS brings her A-game to her story. SHE is a heartwrenching story that blew my mind. I thought I knew what I was getting into (to a point) I mean the blurb doesn’t give much, but you think you have an idea. Nope, not even close.
 
Natalie and Joseph have a love story for the times, with heartache, mystery, hot sex, and chemistry that flies off the pages. The twist that comes with this book will keep you guessing and you will be panting like I am for the next book HE. I am so happy to have read this book and review it for my honest opinion. I also can’t wait to see how this ends in HE. Hopefully, time will fly quickly!!!


Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse.

Storyteller.


KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her character’s ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries.


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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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