This was the 1st book I ever read book by S.M Soto . And I must say it was an interesting read. It was bit of dark and full on action pack thriller romance book with suspense element that make me glued to the book till end . I was kind of expecting what gonna happen in the end but they way it occurs I didn’t see that coming at all. Well now going to dive in book 2 of this series Blood and Chaos as it’s out now can’t get relief until I find out the conclusion of Sophia and Creed / Deavolo as known as ghost
Recommended to all my dark romance lover felows ,
Sophia Cova lived a quiet, normal life, shadowed in sadness after the loss of her parents in a tragic airline accident. With her older brother being her only living relative and her anchor, Sophia is sure she’s destined for a brighter future. But that was until she was taken.
Stolen from her mundane, orderly life, she was drugged, and woke to every woman’s worst nightmare.
With only four grimy basement walls and a rancid mattress, she loses her sense of time, and preserves what’s left of her dignity by hurtling herself into the safety of her mind. The men, the beatings, they come and go with no reaction, until she hears one word that sends an arctic chill through her body. Sold.
On the eve of Sophia’s bidding, all hell breaks loose in the mansion of horrors. Gunfire and screams erupt all around her, as panic rises.
Snatched by one monster only to be taken by another, Sophia slowly starts to learn that not everything is as it seems. When secrets unravel, and the twisted game of cat and mouse ensues, The Puppeteer pulls his favorite strings and chaos brews. Lives are lost while the clock ticks, and only time will tell who will be killed next… WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious content, strong language, and graphic violence. May contain triggers for abuse victims.
This is the 1st time I read T.M.Frazier many of my friends recommended her books specifically The King series but couldn’t get time to start with that and then I got to know about this series, and I chose to start with this and damn I found it much much more than I heard about her and her books that make me regret why didn’t I found her earlier, from now on I am stick to her ,she is damn good that whatever she write I am gonna read it straight away.
As far as this book is concerned, it Grab my from the 1st page , the story is as well written as we can feel all the characters and the emotions they have gone through, The main characters Tristan /Grim and Emma jean/Tricks were foster children under the CPS protection when they met 1st time, and the way Frazier described, I felt their suffering being a foster kid, and then their journey took a different turn that led them in a totally contradictory world.
This book is everything a life could give ,it’s Dark, but there is a little light of hope and promises, it’s a struggle for survival, struggle to keep oneself safe among bad wolf, the fear of being raped and riped apart and effort to stop that which is inevitable, it causes me so much pain to know that tricks has to gone through all this bitter brutality, which I am sure gonna be worsen than before and it riped my heart , and on the other hand Tristan was adopted by a MC head member , found family and home , which were better than blood relatives, love and loyalty run through their blood for eachother,
TRISTAN can be described as, Powerful Hot as f*** Tattooed Grim reaper Possessive Loyal
Emma Jean Strong but at the same time vulnerable Feisty Sharp minded Telented Young and beautiful Sincere & Resilient
I knew that this book end on a twist but the way it turn I never expected . I will be on edge untill I got the next and the next book in my hand to find their conclusion. Overall it’s an outstanding and 5 star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 read Highly recommended. to all the DARK ROMANCE lover
USA Today bestselling author of the King Series, T.M. Frazier, brings you an all-new trilogy with a sexy anti-hero you’re going to love to hate, and a ballsy heroine with more up her sleeve than just tricks.
Love is supposed to be a fairy tale. Ours is a death wish.
I’m the executioner for the Bedlam Brotherhood. She’s a con artist working for my greatest enemy.
I use her. She manipulates me.
We find ourselves on opposite sides of a bloody war.
My heart and head tell me I have to stay away. My lust for her doesn’t give a sh*t.
By the look of the book title , this book capture my interest,then I read the blurb which make me more intrigued to read the amazing story of “Among Ash and Ember”. And as soon as you read Prologue so then it become captivated. It was an emotional read, that at certain point some of the reader like me couldn’t control there emotions that made them cry. Over all I like the book but if I have to be honest, it was good but not The Best read bcoz it was lacking in some certain aspects. Like the bond between 2 twins brother was inadequate. There could be more scene to show their bonding and to show us that even though they were twins but totally different from each other. And 2nd the chemistry between Ash and Katrina was insufficient. Those two things made me lose two star otherwise I would love to give it 5star. Bcoz it has potential to be a 5 star read.
Plot of the story was very promising. The 1st half of the book was gripping. But as much as I delve into it it slowly loses its charm (to me at least because of the two reason I mentioned above )bcz there was mystery and secrets in the book that was suppose to hooked you till end and would be reveald in the last bit of the book but it was so obvious that anyone can guess what you will find at the end . But nevertheless it will make you keep going and last bit of the book was sooo emotional and angsty and realy that part specifically written very well that literally made me cry. And now if we talk individually about the main three character Ashton , Katrina , Ember. If Ashton was cold emotionless rude and brooding than on the other side Ember has totally opposite from his brother he was warm , friendly , caring and loving personality . And among them Kat is an innocent, lonely, poor , angelic beauty that the both brother couldn’t resist her charm and attracted towards her.
Over all book was worth to read . And all the characters were very loveable. And if you ask me that would I still recommend this book then I would say yes bcoz it won’t disappoint you.
Everything Katerina Nielsen knew burned to the ground when she was sixteen. She had nothing but memories to keep her warm at night. At eighteen, life throws her into an inferno and the only choice is to become someone else.
Until she becomes the interest of two strangers.
They offer her a chance at a normal life. But she’s learned everything in life comes at a price and the cost of what they’re giving her may just burn her alive.
With the promise of a future she’s always wanted, she can’t refuse.
But what happens when a dark secret comes to light? Will she rise from the ashes and embers, or will she burn?
Dani is a USA Today Bestselling Author of a variety of genres, from romantic suspense to dark erotic romance and even BDSM romance. She loves to delve into the raw, emotional journeys her characters venture on, and enjoys the dark, edgy, and sensual scenes that fill the pages of her books. Dani’s stories are seductive with a deviant edge with feisty heroines and dominant alphas.
Dani lives in the beautiful city of Cape Town, and is a proud member of the Romance Writer’s Organization of South Africa (ROSA) and the Romance Writers of America (RWA). She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars (its more like 3.5 star, there isnt any critera on GR to give 3 an half or 4 an half so opted for 3)
“Is your heart frozen, cruel one?”
NOTE : ITS A DARK AND ADULT VERSION OF A FAIRY TALE. READ IT ON YOUR OWN RISK.
“A TWISED VERSION OF ELSA AND ANNA TALE”
OMG! what a twisted, unexpected version of the best fairy tale i just read. Which was crulest, brute, vindictive, vile, and fucked up in some extent but very swoonworthy at the same time I think I loved this version of Frozen more than the innocent one.(because i am an adult and i love dark romance)
I love the way Ryke barged into Elzira KINGDOM and commandeered everything she owned and ruled including her. One was cold ‘ sad , fading and dying slowly then the other was full of fire and energy and intend to ruin everything that come in his way. I love the way they taunted each other with names like snowflake and volc. Which also represents small part of their big powerful personality. As Elzira used to be full of powers as a Queen of Whitestone. Cold Queen. Creator of diamondblades. Weather maker. The Punisher of The Damned. She hide a BRUTLE beast in her. She was the most feared Queen but somehow she is losing everything in her rein.
As soon as Ryke set his eyes on the queen he knows what he has to do even though he planed to marry young princess. He saw things which other people ignored to see, he saw those things not only he was the Truth seeker, Fire maker , the king of Bloodstone but also he was infatuated by the aura of the Cold Queen. And he want answers and to learn the truth about dying kingdom so then he can override it.
Both of the king and queen were dark , brute, and fierce.
All in all it was an outstanding read. Loved every bit of it. Full of suspense , thrillers, secrets and mysteries. There were some parts that were way too darker then my liking but it’s the part of the bitter and cruel reality.
Recommended all those who love twisted dark love story.
From USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster, comes a dark, fantasy romance standalone novel!
In a cold, empty castle, a young queen is dying. Weak. Fragile. Disgraced. But Queen Whitestone is not alone in her final days. She has her beloved sister.
Until a wicked king rides onto her land. Arrogant. Insufferable. Demanding. King Bloodsun has come with an offer…peace in trade for a bride. He wants the princess.
The fiery king won’t take no for an answer. He vows to keep the cold queen captive until she gives in to his demands.
A queen bows for no one, though. Not even when she’s frail and fading away. She’ll tap into her strength, protecting the only family she has left.
The king is about to learn why they call her the cruel one…
ABOUT K. WEBSTER
K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.
You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!
Can’t find a certain book? Maybe it’s too hot for Amazon! Don’t worry because titles like Bad Bad Bad, This is War, Baby, The Wild, and Hale can all be found for sale on K’s website in both ebook and paperback format. Website: www.authorkwebster.com
WHO’S READY FOR ALL OF THIS SINISTER DELICIOUSNESS?!
Collection Line-up OUT NOW!! Venom by Dee Garcia https://books2read.com/u/4XZ2P5 October 29, 2019: Cold Queen by K Webster November 12, 2019: Sacrifice by N Isabelle Blanco December 9, 2019: Insolent by Cynthia A. Cynthia A Rodriguez December 17, 2019: Madness by Kailee Reese Samuels January 7, 2020: Siren by Hazel Grace January 25, 2020: Beasts by Scarlett Snow February 6, 2020: Legend by Megan R. Leahy February 20, 2020: Mirage by C.M. Radcliff March 3, 2020: Imprisoned by KL Donn March 17, 2020: Lock by Kimberly Knight April 2, 2020: Stealing Cinderella by A. Zavarelli April 17, 2020: Winter’s Arrow by Lexi C. Foss May 5, 2020: Abducted by K.I. Lynn May 14, 2020: Starlet by Cora Kenborn May 26, 2020: Zhanshi by Anna Edwards June 8, 2020: Heart Thief by Ker Dukey
“From a little spark may burst a flame.” ~ Dante Alighieri
Madeline~ Life’s lessons taught me well. Dreams and happy endings are simply illusions our mind creates to soften life’s blows. I am no longer a little girl who believes in fairy tales or the existence of knights on white horses.
While I never intended to return to Chicago or to see him again, the decision was out of my control. Now I am here, and I can’t or won’t allow the spark in his piercing blue eyes to reignite my heart the way his predatory gaze sets fire to my body.
Patrick Kelly is my past—a childish attraction.
We are no longer children.
Patrick~ I may have started as nothing, but that is history.
Today I’m part of the royalty—a duke, a lord, or perhaps a knight—anointed by and within the upper echelon of the Sparrow dynasty. The wide-eyed tourists entering Chicago have no idea of what lies beneath the surface as they stare at the shimmering lake and shiny buildings.
Nothing is as it seems.
Sparrows control everything—no one enters our realm without our knowledge or catches us unaware.
No one until her.
Now that she’s here, there is too much at stake to give in to the spark that seeing her rekindles within me. Surely if it were allowed to burn, the flames will consume both of our worlds, leaving only ashes.
SPARK is book one of the WEB OF DESIRE trilogy that continues in FLAME and concludes in ASHES.
This book is undoubtedly an awesome read and definitely is a 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ read and as compare to the title it’s for sure dirty and ugly But written so beautifully that i couldn’t take my self away from it not only for a moment until I finished and my mind still occupied and and still couldn’t stop thinking about the characters. This book is raw, brutal, very intense, it showed very tragic and ugly part of the society. Even though Braxton Kennedy was seems arrogant, sexy,handsome and sadistic bastard but I literally fall in love with him as soon as he picked his dirty Toy from the street to fulfil his sadistic needs. Both main characters has very troubled past, it ripped my heart to know what they have endured. As much I love Braxton as I love Jessica/ Bunny The dirty ugly Toy . She was sassy , feisty, witty, at a time was very vulnerable before she met brax, but became stronger gradually even though Brax tried and made her vulnerable, humiliated and degrade her time an time again but also help her developed strong and beautiful side of her. Whatever he wanted to do with her but ended up the opposite. All in all I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It’s very captivating, there is suspense mystery and thriller to make you keep reading till end. There are many things I want to share about the book but can’t tell as it lost all the fun so if you want to enjoy the story how Braxton and Bunny story evolved so you MUST READ.
NOTE: Highly Recommended to those who love Dark Romance.
Synopsis: Her time is over. Things are looking up.
She’s dirty and ugly. He’s wicked but handsome.
Six months to toy with her. Six months of vacation and a ton of money.
I’ll hurt her beyond repair. I’ve been through much worse.
She’s difficult to control and doesn’t obey. I’m done submitting to anyone or anything in this life.
I should hate her. I should hate him.
The game has changed. I will win.
Dirty Ugly Toy is a novel that blurs the lines of right and wrong, deals with abuse, contains dubious consent, and adult subject matter. If you are sensitive to violent sexual situations, the book may not be suitable for you. Some parts of this book are not easy to read and are not intended for everyone. However, those that keep an open mind and stick with it will not be disappointed.
This book is undoubtedly another master piece by Pepper Winters. Every time she gave us some unique and very different new story that no body before her probably thought about to write. This is a second book in “Master of trickery” named The Living Canvas and book one is . The Body Painter
As far as this story is concern it’s poignant, portrayal of some dark and disturbing reality. Even though the main character Gilbert Clark deal with colours but his own lives colours was fading day by day. It tells that sometimes love of your life is in reach but you are so helpless to have them and to protect them.
This book is about love, trust, deal with loss and helplessness, and it takes great effort to deal with all the emotions and feelings I mention prior. Where at one hand it shows us some bitter aspect of life but on the other hand it shows there is some hope still left. If the world is full of cruel, bad and vile people but there are still some of goodness left in the form of the people who take care of others and give anything to anyone selflessly and when it comes to deal with their friends and family they would do anything to accommodate their needs.
And as usual pepper winters story never end without any lesson to learn, and the moral of this story was, to be silent on some very crucial incidents in your life which impacts bitterly not only on your life but others as well, is crime, and it took sometimes very precious time and moments from your life, it also tells never ever hesitate to ask for help, and always share things that is unbearable in your life with your love ones and friends so that you can save yourself from some serious consequences.
At the end of this review I must say I like the book and its unique concept but there were some loopholes in the story and some stretched love scenes. like, in UK, school requires to be informed in case of unable to attend the school, second if absence happens more than 2 days then we need to give them some valid reasons for kids absences, otherwise authorities took matter in their hand and involves in this matter and in this story kid was absent from school for a years and plus kid father also voluntarily or part time teach painting at his kid’s school but they didn’t take any action or notice about either of their absence. But if we ignore this thing by considering this is not a real but fiction story then all is good.
Overall it was a good read, I liked it. It has some mystery and suspense elements also some thrilling action and the anticipation of what would happen between GIL AND OLIN , if they sorted out their differences or not and come to their sense that they couldn’t be without each other or chose different paths of their lives that would keep you busy in reading until the conclusion. all in all its worth read this book. if you are into some unique love stories that depicts life bitterness and reality and also shows its pleasant aspect then its completely recommended.
Ever Since Pepper Winters share the idea of The Body Painter very 1st time years ago I want to grab a hold on that book . It was my Most Awaited and very highly anticipated book of the Year. And I must say it was totally different than I anticipated beyond my expectations. Story is as usual Very unique with completely new concept that one never could think about, Gripping, heart wrenching , soul shattering, full of thrill, suspense and mystery, unable to put down, very captivating and extremely painfully beautiful. Pepper winters’ s word has magic that took you straight into the world she created. Where we felt all the emotions which characters were dealing. This book just sucked me whole in and I am totaly consumed By the emotions it awoke inside me. Such as Emotions of Love specifically the agony of true and pure love ,hatred towards cruelty ,anger towards ignorant and abusive family, fierce wrath on those who took advantage of vulnerability.
Let me warn you, it’s a love story but not like fairy tales kind of with full of swoonworthy romance but the opposite, twisted and dark, with full of pain , abuse, helplessness, sadness, lonlines , an agonising tale of two lonely soul who love each other immensely but the bitter and cruel reality come between them no matter how strongly they fought with the brutality of their fate but it never let them together with peace and love.
I love equally both Gil and Olin. Both were lonely , damaged, broken. I loved The way their childhood love start, the structure of their love in the Past was sooo pure, Innocent and cute that made me want to protect them from evil and wicked world but cruelity intervene and tainted their pure love and in Present their Love for each other made me cried and killed me thousand time knowing they want to be together but they couldn’t, I felt the pain every time one rejected other’s love and kindness and the one who was dismissing other one ‘s love was dealing the great pain than the one who is rejected .
One hand Olin was Soft , kind hearted, selfless, helpfull ,empathetic broken but strong. On the other hand Gil was strong but vulnerable, damaged, protective for his Loveones.
Book is written in past and present context very skilfully. There was lots of twist and turns with the tinge of Suspense and mystery that would shocked you and the end of th book one is so mind blowing, the cliff hanger just killed me. Now the wait for the 2nd book The Living Canvas is become so excruciating. I couldn’t get peace until I know the conclusion of Gil and Olin’s heart wrenching tale of love.
Undoubtedly 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ read. It’s a must MUST READ. You won’t be disappointed. And HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. All in all it was just amazing and outstanding book. An other MASTER piece in litrature by PEPPER Winters .
I am so proud to say it was worth waiting The Most awaiting and highly anticipated book when the outcome is so outstanding that after finishing the book you still want more. It was way better than my expectations. It was Dark, full of thrilling twists, it’s about undying brutle, agonizing love of two sad and broken soul. This was one hell of a book while reading you have been through all sort of emotions that one could endure in the span of his/her life.
“I was Cosima Ruth Lombardi. Born August 24th 1998 in Napoli, Italian to Caprice Maria Lombardi and Amadeo Vitale Salvatore. I was not a victim. I was a survivor.
This is a story about enslavement, depravity of the elite secret society. Story of Master and his slave, it’s about the sacrifices one made for the Love ones. It’s about the Predator who was also a prey, it depicts some dark , cruel, and fucked up aspect of the bitter Reality that made your skin crawl.
““This is who you are,” he whispered into my ear, tracing the gold thorns around my throat so that I shivered. “Not just a slave, a trinket to own and flaunt and punish, but my slave, my topolina. A woman so beautiful it makes me ache. A warrior so powerful Joan and Artemis would shudder at your feet. Do you know how it makes me feel to make you sweat and cum and cry? It makes me feel like a God, fierce enough to deserve you, and a peasant, wholly unworthy of such a magnificent gift.”
As much it’s dark as it also evolve around a passionate love that start under fucked up situation and seems unhealthy but there were loyalty and sincerity in it. And then gradually it become everything a love should have
““You are mine, topolina,” he vowed with the same solemnity he had spoken his vows at our wedding. “I know this because everyone is a slave to something, and I am enslaved by you.”
““Where ever you are, however far away for whatever length of time, I’m yours.”
There’s way to much to say but won’t enough or should I say my words won’t enough to describe the beauty of the book,other than that it was undoubtedly a 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ star book, unable to put down, kept you on edge till end with anticipation. And HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for those who binge themselves in dark a d twisted romance read .
It was the worst day of my life.
I know most people say that about something obviously horrific—a first heartbreak, the discovery of a fatal illness, or the funeral of a loved one—but my situation was a little different.
Not only was it my wedding day, but it was also the day I chose to die.
The first, my Master, my captor, and my impossible love.
The other, his brother, a mafioso I was meant to ensnare and ruin.
If I had any hope of living a normal life reunited with my family, I had to make a choice.
End my old life as I knew it and start fresh, or take down the monsters that hunted me and haunted my Master.
In the end, the decision was never really mine to make. Because Alexander Davenport would come to claim me even in death.
** The Enslaved Duet is a standalone dark romance duet about Cosima Lombardi from The Evolution of Sin Trilogy.**
Wow! Let me tell you before i give you my complete review that it is undoubtedly 5 star read. Outstanding. You won’t be disappointed for what you read in this. Everything in this book is completely justified. Very captivated, intense, brutal,darkest, disturbing, sinfully twisted, even though I love dark read, darker the best but some of the content was extremely unpleasant to read but according to the story it has to be that way which makes the book more thrilling to read.
This book showed the ugly face of British aristocrat, a depraved secret society who thrive on degradation of women by controlling,humiliating,abusing and gaining power on them.
The Lord Thornton, The Alexander Davenport, is British aristocrat who is brutally Ruthless, aggressive, possessive, arrogant, conceiated, powerful Alpha male. No matter how handsome he was , how rich and powerful was he , doesn’t make me stop to hate him at The beginning. I hated him and wish to kill him by myself if cosima couldn’t get the chance herself. But as the story grow, I come to understand his nature, and it was understandable why he was that way.
““This is lesson two, bella. I am your Master, yes, but the game of Domination and submission is not the only one we play. We also play the one of life and death. If you cannot learn to obey me when you must, forces beyond my control will certainly kill you, and probably me too.”
Even though he hurt her , broke her , and treat her very inhumanly, but deep down he has a soft corner in his heart, it was his job to be cruel to her and for the survival of her and his sanity. He was monster but he was her monster, no buddy can hurt her but He. When I come to see his softer side and the reasons behind his behaviour make me fall in love with him.
Cosima Lombardi young , strong, courageous , feisty, selfless women who is very much family oriented, love her family and will go any length to save and protect her family wether she has to become a sex slave even she had the choice to not to be a slave. I Loved her and felt everything what she gone through. She has not only beautiful but her innerself was beyond beautiful.
Overall I enjoy this book thoroughly, every brutal act make my blood cold and chill running down my spine by turning every single page with the anticipation what more has to come. The way this book end make me crave for more. And can’t wait to see how this story end. Will be restless until I got Enamoured in my hand
It was the biggest day of my life.I know most people say that about something joyous; a graduation, a wedding ceremony, the birth of their first child. My situation was a little different. Sure, it was my eighteenth birthday, but it was also the day that I was sold. Sold to a man with hair like a crown of gold and eyes blacker than the darkest pits of Hell. He bought me to own me, to control me, and to use me as a means to an end. I was his tool and his weapon.And through it all, somehow, I also became his salvation.