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.
This book is as dark as it promised. It’s not for everybody read, this is for those who are into dark,twisted,kinky, and fucked up stuff. There are some disturbing facts and incidents that messed up with your mind and raise a question wether you like the main Character or not,but it doesn’t stop me to proceed this story, infect it piqued my curiosity to know where this story heading. This story depict the cruelest, ugliest and brute face of this world, and at the same time show some lights of hope in that blind darkness. Vlad is … Vile. Vicious. Villainous. Vasiliev. as the author mentioned He is not a Hero but a vicious villan , His dark persona makes you hate him but you like the soft part that he only reserved for his Sun ,as known as Irina She is young Innocent but not naive Timid but strong at the same time
Overall, it’s so dark and fucked up , I like this story as much as I hated all the alpha males in this story, I accepted and liked this story bcz I know these kind of things and these kind of man exist with all their cruelty. This book is good but in a bad way ,and the story is continuing and I can’t wait to know what book 2 brings more.
Gobsmacked! I mean this is the darkest book I ever read so far, this book has more fucked up things that happened in Vlad book one in this series. I must say this series isn’t about Heros , this is all about villains underworld Mafia and the way they makes other people or normal people life’s Hell. They disguise under white collar. People who thinks it’s a swoon worthy so called Romance novel they are at wrong.
Well I have to be honest, that I hate all the men in this series they are all basterd, vicious, brutal, Vile , selfish, heartless, inhuman mother fucker. Both authors Ker Dukey and K Webster show us the other and brute side of the world, and they did the marvellous job to depict the true world of human trafficker , drugs and arms dealer and mobsters who treats people and majorly womens worse than animals, They showed us what is hell look like , my heart cut in pieces in many places in the book and made me cry where they committed inhuman cold blooded savage barbaric act.
I find this book or the story of this book in V Games far more better and captivated than 1st book I liked ven in beginning till middle of the book, I thought he is different than other men of his 1st families or probably go against them and will change every thing but I was wrong ,I forgot that this is not about Heros it’s all about Devils and villains, I hated him what he did with Diana’s friend kira and her mother , I cried for both ladies and the others who have taken against their wills and stolen from their life.
If I find something good it was The heroin of this book Diana She was strong braved and a women on a mission, her chracter grows from the beginning of book one and become far more strongest, that she over shadowed Ven and any other character in this book, she just stole the whole show by her courageous act and strongest personality. In my opinion the second book name should be Diana than ven. Every character in this series is connected and have some role to proceed and support this v game series. Overall it’s fucked up, disturbing and darkest book not for the faint heart people, I liked it a lot and when the end comes all the blood run out of my body, I couldn’t expect what Rus reveals in the end, and now I will be on edge untill I know what will be the outcome of that bitter and brutal revelations.
P.S did I mention that Ker Dukey is Queen of dark romance.
Wow what an exceptionally good end of ” The V Games” series . Every book in this series proved better than the previous but the last instalment Vas was the Best to read. It was captivated and intriguing, many fucked up twist and turn as expected because it’s an underworld mafia and anti-Heroes series. But this book has a lill bit pleasant sides and unknowingly you smile while you read those parts.
I Loved all the side characters, especially twin cousins from vetrove family Rodion and zahkar Alyona daughter of Voskoboynikov Family She was hell of a character by herself. Very lovely, bubbly , stylish and full of life I wish I could have spinoff book of all three character I mentioned above and as well as the bitter and cunning vika and iosif
As in my previous reviewed I mentioned that I hated all first families Men whereas I must say that I am in love with Vas He is … Strong A brutal fighter : by profession and by nature , and he fight for his existence, for his sisters, for the love of his life and for his survival. kind : he has good heart and soft for those who have been wronged by first families. A death Angel: for those who are threats for his family Vindictive : who have hurt his loveones Possessive and protective : for his Angel Darya she is… INNOCENT, STRONG , RESILLIENT
Both were different than the families they belong, they bring some positivity in their negative environment. Together they fought hell of a war to have their happy ending and BOTH were the light in the pitched black world they exist.
And what an epilogue man. It was damn good and very provocative and with full of deliciously hot promises that made you insatiable and made you want more of them. Oh damn I want Alyona and Rodion , Zahkar book PLEASE
Over all it’s a 5 star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ read Won’t b disappointed
The Volkov name is one I longed for. Their household is one I grew up in, but not as an equal—as a maid’s son. This didn’t stop me from becoming a man to be reckoned with. But even with my rightful name finally given to me, I still feel adrift. Until her.
Everything I did was for acceptance. Everything I lost brought me to my family. To this life. To her.
I fought for my status. I fought for my sisters. And I will fight to the death for my angel.
She has shown me there is light in our pitch-black world. That the stars can’t shine without the darkness of night. She is the stars, and I am the sky in which she shines.
There is evil lurking in the shadows we create. The corruption and depravities of the First Families have become toxic and are infecting us all from within. Games have been played, and now, they must end.
I am Vas. Vocal. Voracious. Vindictive. Volkov. A devil in love with an angel, and together, we’re going to rule Hell on Earth.
***This is book three in The V Games series. Vlad and Ven must be read first in order to understand this story.***
This is the most seductive,addictive, darkest read ever. This was my Most AWAITED BOOK by Pepper Winters and I had very high hopes with this, which I must say all fulfilled Pepper Winters never cease to amaze her reader when it’s come to uniqueness , and different plot of the story that Grab a hold on you ever since you read the blurb .
The beauty of this book just blown my mind away,it’s very captivating, spine chilling incident that made you edgy and kept you glue to the story till end.
Characters are very intoxicating, I loved both of them , my heart cried and shattered in prices for Eleanor .On the other hand , although Sully Sinclair was an ass-hole But there was something about him that pull you towards him like Eleanor she hated him but couldn’t deny the attraction she felt towards him.
Well not giving you all too much but telling you this that you won’t be disappointed.
If you are lover of Dark Romance and you can handle all the brutality and cruel acts that are inhuman then this is The book for you.
Note: HIGHLY Recommended to all the Dark readers. Must Read for sure
“There was a boy once. A boy who wasn’t strong enough to save me when I was taken.” “There was a girl once. A girl called Tess Snow who sat with me in the dark waiting to be sold.” “There was an owner once. An owner who bought me, entrapped me, and made me his unwilling goddess.”
Eleanor Grace is a naïve dreamer. Trusting and young, she believes her book-loving boyfriend can save her when her freedom is snatched and sold. Squirreled away to an island at midnight, delivered to a man even darkness won’t touch, she’s bound by a contract.
Four men. Four fantasies. Four pieces of her soul.
Sullivan Sinclair is the giver of fantasies. Any wish, any desire—he is the master at quenching even the filthiest appetites. His private paradise and perfectly trained goddesses are there for one purpose: to ensure every guest is extremely well satisfied.
He bought her. He trapped her. She belongs to him.
“To all the Darker soul who binge in dark romance read, it’s a Must read series .”
Very dark and intense story plot
1st of all just let me tell you that Damn cliff hanger at the end of this book shook me . I am literally stunned and my frustration level rose at the point that i couldnt function normally the way i do. This is the effect this book has on me. My mind is still reeling and processing all the possibilities that could take place on next instalment.
Undoubtedly, this series so far my best read of 2020. It’s very captivating, as many of us are connected to the this series from book one and you can all relate with me that the story and characters are that much addictive that you couldn’t get enough of them and as it proceed in the 2nd instalment it become more intense , darker , twisted and consuming.
No doubt , not only Pepper Winters is Queen of dark romance genre but also she is a creater of unique stories and this series has an other level of uniqueness. Very skilfully and beautifully written. Beleive me This series just suck you deep in that you would find it unable to get out of it.
Now if we talk about the characters, I just coudlnt decide that I should Love,Hate or take pity on Sully Sinclair. How can a person is so soft hatred and cruel at the same time. Sully is cruel , heartless , and ruthless beast but on the other side he is so empathetic, soft , caring and loving. This book shed some light on his character and reveal some parts of his past life that defines him and mould him in a strange personality. Just like Eleanore Grace sometimes I hate myself to fall for him and simultaneously hate him aswell. No matter how bound , and limited her life has became but the fighter in her refuse to be vulnerable or weak. She never stop to fight for her sanity. She is an equal to his owner and I love them both.But It realy confusing how can some one love the person who sell and bought his own species for his own benefit and unapologetically cruel and brutal on his own kind. But realy there is something in Sully’s personality that attract us towards him .My eyes see him as a cruel bastard but my heart say no he is different than what he portray himself to the world. But now because of his Jinx his facade is cracking.
There are still some mysteries yet to be revealed. Because I have still some doubts on the activities that took place in Euphoria. Plus i also want to know after that cliff hanger where would that Lead Eleanor and Sully story. If he realy broke her unwantedly and sent her away or give in to his desires and make her his own.
Again I must say it’s very captivating, consuming, addictive, darker beyond your imagination, twisted, mysterious, suspenseful, full of thrilling incidents, and very very Unique.
Highly Recommended to all those who are addictive to dark and unique story.
Hats off to Pepper Winters for creating such an outstanding and marvouls story
“There was a monster once. A monster who bought me, controlled me, and took away my freedom. There was a man once. A man who dealt in myth and secrets, hiding behind his mask, making me hunger and wish to know the truth.”
Eleanor Grace belongs to the man and the monster, hating them both but unable to deny that something links them. Something she doesn’t want to feel, something that traps her as surely as the sea surrounding the island where she serves.
Sully Sinclair belongs to his past and the black and white script his life has become. He views his goddesses as commodities—possessions to be treated kindly but firmly. The only problem is…Eleanor is different.
She’s jinxed him. Cursed him. Awakened him. She’s a goddess with the power to ruin him.
As usual mind blowing , intensive , addictive extremely intoxicating, abundantly captivating, Steamy hot , and as well as angsty , emotional , darker than dark, and undoubtedly Bestest Erotica read ever as I expected it to be infect it’s more than my expectations. I loved every single bit of this book.
As soon as you dive into this book all the connection with real world disconnect and it transport you to the whole new beautiful world that can itself like a Heaven on Earth. Every thing that happen there you feel it and it feel like a real experience as it’s happening with you or in front of you . This book is an actualy portal that teleport you literally on Goddess isle.
This book itself is Euphoric experience. Every line of the book is written beautifully and which is significantly mesmerising. Through out this journey I found myself wowing and expressing astonishment and completely I was infatuated with the beauty of the book.
Though the whole book is commendable but there was one perticular scene which was very graphic that felt so real and it felt like I experiencing it myself it was remarkably megical where Sully play a game to test Eleanore’s loyalty to see if she is trustworthy as he has some serious trust issues towards his own kind. Damn I am still in the trance of that scene.
I like that Pepper’s Heroin never give up in any situation whether it’s about their survival , their honoure ,or about their feelings .
“I wouldn’t back down from this. I would suffer the consequences and the climaxes. I wouldn’t punish him the way he’d punished me. I’d give him what he needed. I’ll give him me.”
Eleanor was so determined to prove her point that she would go any length to achieve it whether she has to risk her own life and wellbeing. Because she knew there was some strong undeniable connection between sully and her and its only Sully who was in denial.
Sully’s personality has a pull that no buddy can resist As Eleanor describe herself…. “I’ve been sullied by Sully… in every possible way. Mentally, physically, emotionally.”
But there is only one thing that nag me alot and made me hate him which is he trade women and kept them captive, bound them in working contract and use them without their will. Though he take care all of them give them freedom in certain length . They have their own privacy , they are well fed , have well health care , and desired cloth to wear . But all is nothing if they don’t have complete freedom. His dark past made him ruthless , brooding, formidable. But I assume that there must be a good reason why he deal with traffickers it seems villainous but could turnout heroic you never know. Because if a heart care those who can’t speak human language and empathise with them protect them love them and against to capture and put them in cage so how could that heart can’t feel the pain if his own kind. Only this thing make me hopeful and i am looking forward to see the positive side of his that action and that only thought revive my Love for him.
As expected this book also end on deadly cliff hanger . I just couldn’t wait to see who betrayed him , and who is the traitor who caused that massive carnage on sarigala. And put his whole empire and Eleanor’ s life on risk though I have a good guess but we can’t predict what’s in author mind and I am so desperate for my next book in this series.
Note: as I always mention that when it comes to read unique and different story plot that left you in awe and flabbergasted then just pick Pepper Winters ‘s book . She is a Queen of Unique love stories. Every book is a Master piece in it’s own way.
Undoubtedly gripping , intoxicating and unable to put down, Highly recommended to all the Dark Romance lover.
P.s: I wanted to describe the actual feeling I felt about this book but as I am not native English speaker and my vocabulary is limited and unable to put creativity and technicality on my reviews but I try my best to convey my whole point of views. Simply I just can say this whole series is outstanding and you really don’t want to Miss it.
“There was hate once. Hate born from dangerous attraction and fate’s cruel design. There was love once. Love destined to kill us if we didn’t surrender to our war.”
Eleanor Grace suffers an awful affliction. She’s falling for a man who doesn’t deserve her affection or her forgiveness. But there is no cure, so she does something reckless, stupid—she throws safety to the sea and leaps into danger. Sully Sinclair suffers the same affliction. He’s falling for a goddess who will never earn his trust or his heart if he can help it. However, he wasn’t prepared for the lengths she’d go. How far she’d push to either stop such a bond or kill them both trying. An elixir given to a monster. A goddess running for her life. An ending neither of them can survive
To Dark Romance lover, IT’S A MUST READ SERIES, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
As i always mention that if you want to read unique story and twisted story plot then just pick Pepper Winters books. And this book has some other meaning of uniqueness. Through out the book I was literally on edge with anticipation of what more worse might can happen next. I was dreading to turn the pages, it was captivating, mind-boggling , dark , erotic , sad, angsty. Infect every thing a dark book could contain. There is deep hurt, cruel and abusive past, a Brute sex, betrayal,decade old Vendetta, feud , jealousy , animosity, violence. But also you will find faith, loyalty , fidelity, passion, obsession, undying strong Love and Full of thrilling and bone chilling turns.
I wouldn’t say that I am head over heal in love with Sully. Though He is an ass-hole , and i understand why sully is the way he is and it’s completely justifying . actually I do love him but I have on and off love and hate relationship with him just because what he made his goddesses do.but in this book not only I love/hate him but i took pity on him, i feel the pain he gone through, No doubt his love for jinx has MADE his life upside down Ever since she put a step on his island .She changed him completely, She is the cause he realised what he was doing with other goddess wasn’t appropriate.
“Cause every life matters”
Not only my heart cried for Eleanore and Sully but my heart crushed for Jealousy As Well. Apart from Eleanor and Cal, God! she was the most fucking loyal sad soul in sully’s kingdom. (And I definitely want that Jess will get her own book) knowing her physical condition she did what wasn’t expected. Even though story proceeded with Sully and Eleanore tangled up with unwanted lust, debauchery, and seeking relieve and help to protect what matters but my heart and mind stayed connected with EUPHORIA and the activity happening in there while the leading character were suffering in their own agony. My heart was hurt and sad for the sad poor unfortunate soul of that particular Goddess. For me she felt more important in this book than h of story
Whatever events happend in this book I must say I couldn’t in a million years guess though in previous books in the series many of my guesses were on hit. But still one thing is damn sure that Drake is a walking talking Dead man but the people I am not sure about well they are jess , doctor Campbell, and most importantly now what new game fate will play in sully’s AND Eleanore’s life.
Damn! the cliff hanger that was soul sucking, a slow death as if you devour the Elixir and it’s effecting your nerves and made you helpless and in need. And the need wouldn’t be fulfilled untill you would know the conclusion of Goddess isles .
At the end I would say the whole series is outstanding and Must read.grand applause to Pepper Winters for creating this marvalouse piece of work . And I would definitely recommend who like to read dark and twisted tales.
“There was a truth once. Truth we shared in the dark and scribed scars upon our hearts. There was a lie once. A lie that shattered our hard-earned truth apart.”
Eleanor Grace did the unbelievable. She fell for a man who trades in women, dabbles in myth, and has the morals of a cold-hearted beast. However, love isn’t enough where past sins are concerned and only pain can follow. Sully Sinclair did the impossible. He gave his trust to a goddess who has the ultimate power to break him. Unfortunately, paradise is just an illusion, his islands aren’t impenetrable, and now he has to pay the price. A fledgling connection. A war they can’t stop. A future that doesn’t bow to fate.
Must Read , Highly anticipated , HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to all dark romance lover. Outstanding, spellbinding
As the author mention at the end of the series … “A book is a bit like Euphoria, where we get to enjoy a fantasy that isn’t our own for a time.”
And something like that i mentioned in my review in Fourth a Lie. So I enjoyed thoroughly and didn’t devour it at once but take my time to enjoy Every Bit. Coz I really don’t want to finish it soon.
No doubt I felt every thing that Pepper Winters try to portray through her words. Whether it was the empathy towards other creatures or human being , decades old Vendetta towards Drake , tainted abusive painful past,love for Jinx , friendship , trust and loyalty between Cal , sully, and jess. Care for pika and skittle, or the passionate primal, lustfull need with undying Love towards each other mean between Sully and Eleanore. Every thing was written so beautiful that it felt all real. Even all the fantasy played in EUPHORIA seems like I was part of it and it’s playing in front of my eyes.
Damn! the way Sully took revenge and destroy Drake it was commendable. By risking his own life which he had almost lost, but Eleanor’s solid love and care and never losing hope, was the key that he was succeeded to dodge death. I wish I could describe the bond that tethered their souls. Because of that bond they felt each other Whether they were close or apart, it was exquisite and beyond me that I couldn’t describe it’s beauty in my words.
And the End , well what can I say it was Epic with the capital E.
To sum up my review I would just want to say it has every thing that a romance specially dark romance lover want to read. IT’S Dark, erotic, captivating , bit sad but with happy ending so I would say it’s a Must read series because it’s worth it and you won’t be disappointed. And as I tell you all always almost in my every review of Pepper’s book that if you want to read Unique stories just pickup her books.
“There was a beginning once. A beginning that started with being sold to a monster I fell for. There was an ending once. An ending that came cloaked in bloodshed and fury.”
Eleanor Grace is a simple mortal who has the power to topple a god. She captured his heart, fed him a different future, and fought for a fantasy that wasn’t make-believe but destiny. Sully Sinclair is a man masquerading as a monster. He let down his shields and allowed a goddess to show him a simpler path. However, neither of them could predict the war that was coming, nor the toll it would take. A fated romance. A fight that will finish in tears
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