Hello Lovlies! This post is going to be dedicated to those looking for a darker read this week. As a reader, please make sure you are reading the authors forewarnings for the level of darkness and possible triggers. While I am not an avid reader of super dark material, I have been known to dip my toes in them on occasion. This list will be a wide range of dark levels. Only you will know what you can and cannot read, so take advantage of those trigger warnings, and downloading samples before buying helps too. As always, happy reading! – Quare Eligere
In the Ocelot Kingdom, feline shifters rule, and humans are nothing.
As a princess, you’d think I lived a blessed life. But like all second-born children of shifter couples, I am a lowly human. The most I can hope for is that when my older sister takes the throne, she’ll consider me unimportant enough to let me marry for love.
First, I have to get her to the throne.
After a devastating betrayal by our father, I vow to get Camila the crown—now. To become queen, she must collect an amulet that contains secrets to the mating rituals of each feline clan. I’ll do anything to help my fragile sister gain the first amulet, even if it means seducing Lord Balam, a jaguar noble who’s as terrifying as he is irresistible.
To my surprise, something inside me awakens at his rough treatment and dirty talk. When he introduces me to pleasures beyond my wildest imagination, I am drawn into the secret world of shifters where every man wears two faces and a vulnerable human body like mine is a liability.
As we navigate the hidden dangers of the feline world, I must decide how much I’ll give to get my sister to the throne. Because the next amulet may cost not just my body, but my very soul.
**TW: Contains material and themes not suitable for sensitive readers. Suitable for readers 18+
Perfect for readers who love:
+ HOT reverse harem/whychoose romance
+ dark romance with triggers & taboo themes
+ badass princesses with big hearts
+ a plot full of twists and turns, quests, and political intrigue
+ panty-melting steamy scenes
+ scheming royals
+ sexy big cat shifters
+ fated mates & mating frenzy
*This book was previously published under the title Chasing Her Cats. The content is identical.
Are you listening?
I have a story to share, but it’s not your average fairy tale.
It’s wrought with violence.
Strewn with blood.
Dominated by desire.
My stepmother, the evil queen, hates me. She wants me dead but hasn’t killed me yet. At her insistence, a never-ending line of repugnant suitors vie for my hand, but when I decline each and every one, the evil queen punishes me…severely.
She will stop at nothing until I’m sold or dead.
As she grows insane with power and my death appears imminent, something unexpected happens.
I see lurkers. They come to me in my dreams, touch me, taste me. Even though I’ve never met them outside of my mind, I begin to crave them.
Stories have been passed down in the town of Riverwood about creatures of legend, kings given the power to wield the seven deadly sins.
They tell me they want me, they claim I belong to them.
As I fall deeper into sin, they become mine just as much as I am theirs.
What will happen if I submit to their desires? Will I morph into the very weapon I seek, harnessing their power for my own? Or will I find myself lost in their seduction?
The evil queen might kill me first. But I’ve made a vow to my people to take back my stolen throne while bathing in her blood.
Read my story and find out what happens…if you dare.
SEVEN SINS OF SNOW is a full-length, stand-alone, dark, PNR, RH fairy tale retelling. Nothing inside these pages is appropriate for a children’s story. Within this tale are scenes with detailed sex, naughty language, torture, violence, drugs, and much more. If such material offends you, please do not read this book.
I did something terrible.
It’s a nasty secret, one I never want the world to find out.
But now someone knows and they want me to get revenge for them.
Ethan Remington, Josh Dedican, Hunter Cross, Nathan Cross and Lucas Georgian are my targets, and they just so happen to rule the little town of Holly.
I have to end their rule at the local academy I’ve just moved into or else my secret is out.
That cannot happen.
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep my secret safe—even if that means taking down my unlucky victims one by one.
Don’t feel sorry for them.
They did bad things too, almost as terrible as me.
I’m going to be their worst nightmare imaginable.
And the best part?
They don’t get to wake up from it.
If I’m going to hell, they are coming down with me.
Welcome to Holly Oak Academy, where money talks more than education and the rich boys do very bad things. Now they’ve met their match — me — and I’m bringing them down no matter what it takes. I have to, or else I’m a goner.
18+ RH Romance stand-alone.
Cruel. Heartless. Quarantined.
The ruthless boys of Everlake Prep never saw lockdown coming.
But the virus isn’t their number one enemy.
And as if being confined to a boarding school for the elite wasn’t bad enough, now I’m stuck in isolation with the boys who hate me most too.
Saint, Kyan and Blake. The Night Keepers. Or so they call themselves. They’ve embodied the Native American legend which lives in this valley, taking on the role of the monsters who lurk in the forest. And though they act like beasts, they may also be the most tempting creatures I’ve ever seen.
With the virus escalating and my dad’s name splashed through the news, my entire world is falling apart. What he did has cast a dark shadow over me. And the Night Keepers want to make me pay for his crimes.
Then things went from bad to worse when I touched the sacred rock. A rock which supposedly holds a curse to bind me as the Night Keepers’ slave. And as crazy as it sounds, I decided to play along. Because there are things about me they don’t know. Things my dad has hidden from me for years. All I can be sure of is that I have to find a way to escape this school. But until then, those savage boys are making my life a living hell.
As the virus sweeps through the country and the world twists into something ugly and unknown, the kings of this school become true monarchs. Even the teachers bow to them now. And I’m kinda glad about that ‘stay six feet away from one another’ rule, because without it, I know they’d rip me apart.
At least there’s a silver lining. I’m cosying up to Coach Monroe. My hot as hell, brooding P.E. teacher who has a vendetta of his own against the Night Keepers. And with his help, I may succeed at doing more than escaping the clutches of these heartless fiends. I might even destroy them along the way.
My father taught me how to be strong.
How to prepare for the end of the world.
So this isn’t going to be the end of my world, mark my words.
But if I’m able to use my mind and body to bring these assholes to their knees, it might just be the end of theirs.
This is a high school bully reverse harem series which means the main character will end up with multiple love interests. It may have triggers for some as it has off the charts angst, dark love-hate themes, scenes of intense bullying, sexual scenes and some violence (not aimed towards the main character) and is not for the faint of heart. Prepare to enrol at Everlake Prep. Bring your hand sanitiser, face masks and toilet paper to barter with, but don’t expect to hold onto them for long. Because it’s time to go into quarantine with the Night Keepers. And everything you own now belongs to them.
Vengeance is NOT my middle name.
It’s in my blood.
It’s tattooed on my skin.
It’s with me 24/7. The thing that drives me.
It’s also what brings me to Rawley Heights. No one would willingly come here otherwise. But me? I don’t have a choice.
Here, everyone fears the Heights Crew. They’re not just some small-town gang, they’re the real deal. Crime. Sex. Murder. Angry, self-obsessed dudes with bad attitudes.
And they’re exactly who I need to get my vengeance from.
I have my work cut out for me, but don’t worry, they have no idea who they’re dealing with.
I’m counting on it.
Uppercut Princess is a dark high school enemies to lovers RH with bully themes.
A complete dark romance trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis. Contains an EXCLUSIVE BONUS NOVELLA set twelve years after the end of Reign.
Everything changed the night my dad died.
The night I met Saint, Galen, Caz, and Theo.
Those manipulative a-holes set out to ruin me after our hot night together, but they didn’t realize you can’t destroy something that’s already broken. And it only works if the victim cares.
Which I don’t.
Because I’ve been in hell for years, and nothing penetrates the steel walls I’ve erected.
Until The Sainthood decides I belong to them and cracks appear in my veneer. Their cruel games, harsh words, and rough touch awakens something inside me, and now, I’m in trouble.
They draw me deeper into their dangerous world, until I’m in the middle of all the violence and gang warfare, tangled up in all the secrets and lies, and there’s no turning back.
Because they own me.
And nothing has ever felt so right.
I’m exactly where I should be.
But with enemies on all sides, survival becomes a deadly game with no guarantees.
And, sometimes, saints become sinners.
This box set is over 1,000 pages of binge-worthy #whychoose romance and it is a complete story with an HEA. It contains the following titles:
•Resurrection – #44 in the entire store
•Rebellion – #21 in the entire store
•Reign – #8 in the entire store
•Bonus Novella – 21k words in length
Due to mature content, this box set is recommended to readers aged eighteen and over. Contains enemies-to-lovers/bullying themes. May contain triggers for some readers. Please read the note at the start of the book.
My dad’s an asshole. Plain and simple.
He’s made it obvious that I can only ever rely on myself.
Until I meet them.
Caden, Tyler, Jensen, and Lukas.
My new stepbrother and his best friends have suddenly become my everything.
Until they aren’t.
They think they can break me, but they’re dead wrong.
They wouldn’t have bet on me having someone else on my side, or in my bed.
These rich boys haven’t seen anything yet.
Their pretty lies are nothing compared to what’s coming though, and I’m going to need them to anchor me when I finally break.
Death is coming to those who deserve it, and I don’t care if I lose myself in the process.
Did I mention the local street crew being on my side?
No one will ever see me coming.
My name’s Rory Donovan, and I’m about to paint the walls red.
*Pretty Lies is a 75k word dark romance reverse harem novel. This is the first book in the series and it must be read in order. The first four books are Rory’s, and the harem grows over those books, so other guys will be added as the story goes. It contain abuse and rape content, and the series will have m/m. If you are triggered by sensitive content, this series is not for you.
Dead girls don’t feel pain.
But they like the taste of vengeance.
Maybe that’s why I came back to my hometown. Because it sure as hell wasn’t for the surf. But what else was I supposed to do when I found myself in Sunset Cove with twenty bucks to my name, the key to my enemies’ secrets hanging around my neck and a mouth full of grave dirt that wouldn’t wash clean?
I hate the Harlequin boys.
But this is the perfect opportunity to take what they owe me. Because once upon a time, they broke my heart, stole my life and sent me away from everything I’d ever known.
Fox, JJ, Chase and Maverick.
The four names tattooed onto my heart more permanently than any of the ink on my skin. They don’t just live in this town anymore, they rule it. And the view here may be beautiful, but the sun, sea and sand hide dark secrets.
It all lurks beneath a veil so thin that once you’ve seen through it, you can never close your eyes to the truth again.
But I don’t plan on closing my eyes. I have four devils set in my sights. And this dead girl no longer has anything to lose.
This is an enemies to lovers contemporary series where the girl will end up with multiple love interests and all of the characters are in their late twenties. Trigger warning: this series features gangs, violence, dark romance and jealous/possessive themes.
I won’t break.
Some humans eagerly await Collection Day, living their lives in preparation for that day when representatives of the Gods are sent out to pick one human from each of the six regions of Godsfell. Those Collected go to Godsvail Academy, the impenetrable school where cruelty reigns. But humans and Descendants alike compete for one thing – the right to Ascend.
The Academy is treacherous, and enemies lurk around every corner. None are worse than the five Descendants who are determined to torment me.
All I’d wanted was to live out my very human life in my snow-covered Northern village, where my body and my will would be my own.
But the Gods and their Descendants have other plans for me.
And I’ll be lucky to survive.
The Ascension Trilogy is now complete and ready for binge-reading!
Disclaimer: Impure is Book One of the Ascension series, a paranormal reverse harem romance set in an academy. This whychoose is set in a different city-state of the same world as InkHaven Academy, but none of the characters will be familiar. As always, it features m/m as well as m/f and group scenarios, but also features scenes that may be triggering for some. When we say its a dark bully, we mean it. Specifics can be found on the disclaimer page as always. Please use your own discretion.
They like their women barren in more ways than one, void of the bits that make them anything other than an object of male desire. A woman doesn’t need her faculties, or her body in one piece to open her legs.
Dark, brutal, and punishing – this is the world Dell was brought up in. Nothing more than a Lesser Fae female, owned by a master who sells her body to the highest bidder and takes what’s left for himself. She’s been through it all. She’s witnessed it all. She’s survived it all … so far.
Dell unwittingly binds herself to the Sun Gods – four primal, territorial High Fae males who have a taste for power, pain, and pleasure. But they want more from her than she initially expected.
They can read, control and govern her body. They can see through her lies, sense the secrets she’s been cowering from for years. For Dell, the only thing worse than trying to survive the darkness, is the prospect of being dragged back into the light.
This is book one in the four-part Spawn of Darkness series – 38,500 words written from Dell’s perspective. It features a strong, albeit mentally shattered female lead, and four protective High Fae Gods who will do everything in their power to protect her.
It is a slow burn reverse harem romance with sensitive and taboo subjects, sex slavery, offensive language, explicit sexual content and violence; particularly as the series progresses. It contains content which some readers will find triggering. Intended for a mature audience aged eighteen years and over.
My name is Stella, and I am empty. I am broken. I am nothing.
The only thing I enjoy about my life is my job at the Tribune. My focus in both my editorial and my personal writing involves serial killers. Even my best friend doesn’t understand my obsession with them. No one does.
Until I meet them.
Until Lincoln and Edward come crashing into my life, setting a fire inside me and awakening parts of me I never knew existed. Lust, desire, total submission. Together, they make me feel alive. Almost whole.
Instantly I realize they’re both hiding something from me. Edward and Lincoln are not who they pretend to be—there’s a darkness inside of them, and it’s just like mine. Beasts waiting to emerge.
But their darkness is not the only thing stalking my thoughts. There’s a killer on the prowl, making his victims pray to their gods after he kills them. I call him the Angel Maker—and I, I just might be his next angel.
This is a why choose dark romance intended for 18+ readers.
***TW: This is a dark, psychologically twisted tale involving violence, stalking, and other topics some readers might find triggering. 18+ Be warned.***
Welcome to Midnight Fae Academy.
Home of the Dark Arts.
And cruelly handsome fae.
A forbidden bite led to my capture and recruitment.
There are no flowers here.
I’m an Earth Fae who doesn’t belong here.
They can play their little mind games all they want, but I’m going to find a way back to my elemental world. Even if it kills me.
Except Headmaster Zephyrus is one step ahead of my every move.
Prince Kolstov won’t stop cornering me.
And Shadow–the reason I’m in this damn mess to begin with–haunts my dreams.
My affinity for the earth is dying and being replaced by something more sinister. Something powerful. Something deadly.
The Midnight Fae believe this is my fate.
They claim that I was “recruited” for a purpose.
To battle a rising presence.
Or to die trying.
I don’t owe them a damn thing. But if I have to pass their trials to find my way home, then so be it. I survived a plague and far worse in the Elemental Fae realm. An ominous energy? Please. What a joke.
Give it your best shot.
And don’t you dare bite me.
Or I’ll make you regret it.
Author Note: This is a dark paranormal reverse harem trilogy with bully romance (enemies-to-lovers) elements. Despite Aflora’s opinions on the matter, there will definitely be biting. Shadow, aka Shade, guarantees it. This book ends on a cliffhanger.
A hunter reborn. Four Immortal Alphas. What could go wrong?
“You’re a Hunter, Remy.”
Those four words changed my life.
One minute, I’m human, engaged, and ready to start my life.
Then my twenty-first birthday rocks round, bringing with it the biggest god damn shock of my life.
I’m a Hunter. Nephillim. Monsters are real, And this isn’t my first life.
With more secrets than I could have ever believed, and a world so far from what I thought I knew.
My enemies are not who they seem, and this world isn’t just black and white
Ryder, Garrett, Kenzo, and Diesel—The Vipers.
They run this town and everyone in it. Their deals are as sordid as their business, and their reputation is enough to bring a grown man to his knees, forcing him to beg for mercy. They are not people you mess with, yet my dad did. The old man ran up a debt with them and then sold me to cover his losses.
Yes, sold me.
They own me now.
I’m theirs in every sense of the word. But I’ve never been meek and compliant. These men, they look at me with longing. Their scarred, blood-stained hands holding me tight. They want everything I am, everything I have to give, and won’t stop until they get just that. They can own my body, but they will never have my heart.
The Vipers? I’m going to make them regret the day they took me.
This girl? She bites too.
*18+ Reverse Harem Romance. Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse/assault that some readers may find triggering. Along with graphic sex scenes and violence. This is a dark book*
***edits were made and updated on 18 September 2020.
Apparently, I am no one special. Just a nameless woman who washed ashore with no memories.
If I’m not important, then why would someone curse me soundless? No sound has ever escaped my lips since that day I was found.
I need answers. I know that the truth is being kept from me by those who torture me for the one thing I don’t know, my name.
What I hadn’t expected was four dominating men, who all think they know what’s best for me, forcing their way into my life by magically sealing me to them.
Who knew that seeking the truth of who I am could be so complicated.
This is an adult fantasy, medium burn, reverse harem where the main character doesn’t have to choose between her men. There might be some triggers, abuse, torture, neglect.
This is book 1 in The Nameless Bird Series.
A virus devastates humanity. Few men survive. The rest are monsters. The women are dead, except Evie.
Through a quirk in her genetics, she survives. When her physiology begins to evolve, she must come to terms with what she is and accept her role in finding a cure.
The mutated hunt her. The men brutalize her…except three. Cryptic warrior, contrite lover, caring enemy; they are fiercely protective of the last living woman, but divided in their own agendas. Can they come together to protect the only hope for humanity?
Evie must survive.
The Trilogy of Eve is complete. No cliffhangers, but it must be read in order:
Dead of Eve #1
Blood of Eve #2
Dawn of Eve #3
Heart of Eve (FREE) can be read in any order between the books.
Briar Gildermann is used to being the Queen of Gildermann Academy, but after her boyfriend releases a sex tape? Suddenly she’s a pawn in a game she has no idea how to play.
Gildermann Academy is where elite sons and daughters go to further their dynastic families’ vast fortunes. Among her peers, Briar’s humiliation knows no bounds when Flynn, Lennox, and Blake, each wearing their own crowns, find a wicked pleasure in destroying her reputation.
They’ll stop at nothing until she’s torn to shreds.
But the only question Briar has, is…
Find out in THE SEX TAPE, a standalone bully, Why Choose romance.
**All characters are over 18**
It’s a nickname I haven’t heard since I lived on Woodbury Lane, where the houses were pretty but the secrets? Deadly. It was a pet name known only to the Bullets. Rough, violent, and ruthless, they laid claim to the town — and my heart.
I wasn’t supposed to fall for a boy from the wrong side of the tracks—especially not four of them. But they were the only ones who understood that sometimes hell hides in plain sight.
I was the girl with all the conveniences a privileged upbringing could provide. The world only saw two loving parents and a pristine home life, but I knew the truth. And it was going to get me killed. So, I disappeared, from everyone and everything I’d ever known. I changed my name and my appearance, but the scars I carry, they’re still the same.
The Bullets are all grown up now, too — a crime boss, a pro fighter, a bounty hunter, and a federal agent. Life took them in different directions, but they once shared the bonds of a brotherhood forged under the harshest conditions. Together they were fearless. Brutal. Unstoppable.
I’m praying they can find that unity again. If I’m going to survive this, it’ll take everything they have. Because that’s the thing about running from the past.
Eventually, it catches up to you.
My life has been horrible. I have been broken, abused, and forgotten. I have been shaped and changed by my experiences. Because of my past, my emotions are strong. They have taken on a life of their own. I have my Anger, my Pain, my Lust, and my Sadness. They protect me, they make me stronger, and they push me to do things – sometimes bad things.
I need my Emotions – my Demons, my Emos – because they shield me from the monstrous demons that roam the night. How do I separate my insanity from reality? Can I accept my Emos, even knowing they might not be real?
I know I won’t survive without them.
**Scenes and subject matter intended for 18+, contains dark elements and scenes that may be triggering.**
We aren’t her saviors. We’re her worst nightmare.
We’ve been called vicious monsters. Brutal. Cold. Savage.
We rule the criminal underworld the same way we rule our pack—with absolute control. We take what we want and demand complete obedience.
When she comes to us, she’s damaged. Fragile. Wounded. And oh so tempting.
Soft skin, haunted eyes, and a darkness inside her that sets us on edge.
She’s not broken… yet. But that’s what we do best.
For thirty days she belongs to us, the Baron Alphas. She’s our property, to do with as we please.
She thinks it’ll be easy. That we’ll have mercy on her. That we’ll use a gentle touch. And that she’ll be able to walk away from us at the end of the month.
Our little fawn will come to know our cruel strength. She’ll see the fierce beasts prowling inside us. Feel the hunger of the wolf’s teeth against her throat.
And she’ll beg for more.