Best Of BooksHello, my friends!
I hope you and yours are safe and well.
Today’s theme continues our completed series set, focusing on dark/horror books. It’s fitting that I had the dark/horror theme slated for today since it is one of our lesser-nominated categories for 2022. Color me shocked!
Based on the usual theme requests I receive, I was anticipating Dark/Horror to have a ton of nominations. Maybe the post today will spark some nominations before time runs out!
Remember, nominations close tomorrow, November 11, at 11 AM central time. (remember, 11-11-11)
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Be well, and happy reading!
Sometimes the worst monsters in the world are the ones we let close.
Daddy keeps me locked away. For my own good, he says. The world is a dark and terrible place, full of people who will take advantage of you, hurt you… maybe even kill you. I don’t know what he does, only that his clients are of the rich variety.
But one day he doesn’t come home, and I wake to find a stranger in my room.
Whisked away, stolen to a house on the outskirts of Midpark, I’m no more than a pawn, something the devil himself can control. Daddy crossed the devil, and now I’m to pay for his sins.
What is the devil’s name, you ask?
Markus Scott. And Markus will not stop until I fall in line.
This innocence of mine has no place in a hell like this.
**The Desecration of Innocence series will contain triggers. Violence and gore, among other things. This is the first book in a RH/Why Choose series, meaning our girl will not have to choose. The men in this series are not heroes, so if you need that in your romance, turn back now. You’ve been warned. Markus doesn’t play nice.**
The wolves waiting in the wind are always watching.
My life has never been normal. Raised by a survivalist, taught how to endure anything, I've learned to rely on myself. To keep my head down-- to mind my own business. That all changes in an instant when I hear the screams.
There, in that filthy alley, I thought I was pulling Emmeline out of the darkness and toward safety, but it turns out, she was pulling me in. My new friend's world collides with my own, and they couldn't be more different. Where I spend my days alone, she rarely can. Not with four brooding brothers hellbent on her protection, watching over her every move like dark guardians.
Guardians that set their sights on me, who want to claim me as their own.
Theirs is a world of violence and bloodshed, of teeth and fangs. Monsters lurk in the shadows, just waiting for their chance to strike. A sane person would be terrified, but even as danger closes in around us, I know without a shadow of a doubt that they’re bigger threats than the ones they tell me I should fear.
To protect their family, they'll become the monsters of legends and myths. The question is, if I’m supposed to be their salvation, does that mean I’m even more cursed than they are?
To save us all, am I willing to damn myself?
**This is a darker themed paranormal romance where the heroine gets all of her men, and contains some graphic detail, so please read the note in the beginning of the book before choosing to read. This is the first of a three book series that follows the same characters, and as such, will end with a cliffhanger, but this is my primary project until it's completed.**
I wasn’t supposed to be at Olympus that night.
And I definitely wasn’t supposed to witness a murder – or be caught by the killers.
Hades, Apollo, and Ares run the mysterious, masked fight club, and they wield more power in this town than I could dream of holding. They destroy my life with one decree: Kora Sinclair doesn’t exist.
Sterling Falls was my chance to start over, but one night derails everything.
My scholarship, my job – gone.
I could run home, but giving up my dreams isn’t an option.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
When I can’t repay my debt to an unforgiving man, he gives me a choice. I can steal Hades’ mask, or he can take what I owe from my flesh.
But if I do this, there’s no turning back. More than the fear of his threats, revenge drives my decision. I need to steal the mask.
After all, who better to become a thief than the girl they tried to erase?
THIEF is a full-length, mature college/new adult romance with dark themes. This is a reverse harem, #whychoose novel, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. This is book one of four in the series.