Dark Romance

Sergio by Natasha Knight

 

 Title: Sergio: A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
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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 is a steamy,dark standalone romance set in the Benedetti Mafia world.
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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 that.
 
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Duet: She/He by Kailee Reese Samuels

Title: She: A Duet
Duet: She/He Duet
Author: Kailee Reese Samuels
Genre: Contemporary/Dark Suspense/NA Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2018

 

 It started off innocuous enough. 

A simple nod here.

A cup of coffee.

And slipping off the ring.

A walk in the rain.

A hotel check in.

And a disappearance.

Don’t think about what is at home.

Don’t think about what this means.

She won’t feel a thing.

… Until she feels everything.

Kailee Reese Samuels writes dark, dirty lit. Her words may cause increased heart rate, hand sweating, and other issues. You are 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.

 

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 📖Review📖 & Blue Velvet

 

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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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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Series: The Cloister by Celia Aaron Includes- The Maiden 📖Review📖, The Prophet(Coming Soon), & The Church (Coming Soon)

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by Celia Aaron

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.

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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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Stockholm by Leigh Lennon 📖Review📖

 Title: Stockholm

Author: Leigh Lennon
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: March 23, 2018

Blurb
What happens when your captor becomes your savior?
 Mikayla Miller wakes up one morning, bound to a bed, in a farmhouse in Alberta, Canada, with no recollection of how she got there. When she comes face to face with her captor, Mikayla can’t deny the instant chemistry between them. The man she only knows as Nolan insists he’s her protector, but lives by his own unique moral compass.
As the days turn into months, Nolan’s touch, his words, and the way he looks at her, ignite her body and soul. No matter how hard Mikayla fights their unmistakable connection they share, she begins to fall for him, and a new woman is created in her place. Back in the small town where Mikayla disappeared, two women reel from a shattering loss. When letters suddenly start appearing from Mikayla, twelve years later, they are left wondering why she’d choose her abductor over her own family.
 
Love is complicated, and messy;
but sometimes the heart can’t help what it wants.

 For Mikayla Miller, it never was a choice.

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For my first Leigh Lennon book, it was all kinds of different. This story is twisted, weird, and nothing to what I was expected.

This story follows multiple characters in two families. Mikayla Miller and the Miller family and Nolan/David and his family. Mikayla is kidnapped by Nolan and we follow the story back and forth for 12 years. We watch how the Miller family deals with Mikayla missing and how Mikayla falls in love with Nolan.

When we get to the 12-year mark the Miller family has gotten on with life but still hold out hope. Then a letter shows up from Mikayla. And the family now wants to know more. Mikayla has always missed her family but is in love with Nolan and doesn’t want her new family to get hurt. She is in a bad situation. So there are steps that have to be taken to make sure nobody gets hurt.

Again there are so many twists in this book, but it is so well written that you have to keep reading to know what will happen next. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

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Deep down, Mikayla understood Nolan was taking over her heart. Ethan, her boyfriend, had come out of nowhere, and she thought their love was the real deal until Nolan appeared in her life.

“No, Mikayla, get that out of your mind,” she said out loud to stun her back to reality.

 
“Who are you talking to?” Nolan asked, walking by her room.
 
“Just myself,” she replied.
 
“I’m not a bad guy, Mikayla,” he said, and she wanted to think of him as a monster, but she couldn’t.
 
He entered her room, this time without permission, and she didn’t stop him. As she sat with her ass planted on her bed, he walked toward her, stopping when his knees touched hers. She didn’t look at him, but he grasped her chin, tipping her head to his. “You have to know what I feel for you is as real as the snow outside.”
 
Her eyes tried to avoid his gaze, but the more she felt his stare, the more it drew her eyes to look at his. “Mikayla, tell me to leave the room, and I will.”
 
She sat silently, not saying a word. “Mikayla, tell me not to touch you, and I won’t.”
 
Again, she said nothing.
 
“Mikayla, tell me you don’t have feelings for me, and I will believe you.”
 
Again, she couldn’t speak. At the moment, she was mute.
 
“Tell me not to kiss you right now, and I won’t.”
 
Sitting down next to her, he moved her face to his, leaning his head toward her. “This is it, sweetness, no turning back.” Right then, she leaned in, placing her lips on his as their connection strengthened with their first kiss. It was soft. How could his lips be so tender, she thought as their tongues danced together? She couldn’t pull away. In her mind with her judgment clouded she told herself, I don’t want to stop this, not now, not ever.
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Leigh Lennon is mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. Her imaginary
friends become real on her pages as she creates a world for them. She loves pretty nails, spikey hair and large earrings. Leigh can be found drinking coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.
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Psychopath’s Prey by V.F. Mason 📖Review📖

Title: Psychopath’s Prey 
Author: VF Mason
Genre: Dark Romance
Publication Date: April 17, 2018 

 Once upon a time she became mine.

Mine to hunt. 
 
A criminal psychologist and a serial killer.
The love between them shouldn’t exist.
Or so the world thinks.
Her mission is to find him.
His single obsession is to catch her.
The hunter and the prey.
 
Let the games begin, and may the stronger one win.
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Holy crap. As you can see from the title this book takes you into a very dark area. This is not a sweet and innocent, although at some points in this book there are tearful moments.

This book takes you into the BAU (like Criminal Minds) where this group helps local cops find killers. When bodies show up dismembered the group is called in. But there is a new member and Ella is intrigued. With her own history, the BAU seems to be the perfect fit with finding killers. But when this killer decides to make Ella his special project can her life be in danger?

Kierian is part of the BAU group along with some other great characters. But he and Ella had a one night stand before she became part of the group. So they decide to see where their relationship can go while outside of the office. But what happens when a serial kill goes after his woman?

Ms. Mason kicks ass with this book! You never know what you are going to get when you turn the next page. The twist and turns and misdirects will drive you crazy but you won’t be able to stop reading until the end. I loved it.

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

 

 

V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. 

Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it.When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.
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