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Title: BREN
Series: Secrets and Lies Series Book 4
Author: BJ Alpha
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Tropes: Age-Gap Romance, BDSM, Jealous/Possessive

Bren
She was in a crate.
A crate.
Ready to be trafficked on demand.
The sky blue, doe-eyed, blond girl, the epitome of innocence.
How wrong was I?
She’s been trained to please, to pleasure, and submit.
Over my dead body, will I let anyone touch her. Anyone but me.
She’s mine. Mine to protect. Mine to care for.
Mine.
But when truths come to light, they risk tearing us apart, and I’m left with the greatest decision of my life.
Do I set her free?
Sky
I grew up in a compound.
I’m known as Red Seven. Until him…
He gave me a name. A purpose. A life.
Everything I’ve ever wanted and never knew I needed.
Love.
But when secrets and lies come into play, I’m left broken. Destroyed.
I refuse to be the submissive I’ve been trained to be.
I need to find my own path and finally be free, but can we find a way for him to keep me when there’s so much at stake?
WARNING: This book contains triggers. It has sensitive and explicit storylines such as: human trafficking, strong sexual violence, sexual scenes with dubious consent, graphic violence and strong language. It is recommended for readers aged eighteen and over.
 
Sassy Southern Book Blog Review – “WOW!!! What a roller coaster of a ride!!! This book took me on so many emotions that I got whiplash!”
Goodreads Review – “BJ Alpha has hit it out of the park once again!!”
 

 
 
 
Hi! I’m BJ Alpha an author of steamy romance. I live in the UK with my hubby, two boys and three dogs. Making for a very active household.

I love to write feisty heroines and scorching hot heroes with dirty mouths. I really love Dark Romance so hope to move deeper into that genre.

As an avid reader and now turned writer, I love nothing more than a night in with a good book.

Let me know if I’ve forgot anything.

 
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Vicious Love

A Dark College Romance | A Wicked Empire Standalone

By Jordan Grant

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— Everett —

I loved her when she was just a splattering of freckles and big brown eyes.

When she brought an extra sugar cookie just for me in the first grade.

When our class goldfish died and she held me in front of everyone until I stopped crying.

I loved her even more when she had another man’s baby.

But I hate her for what she did, a chess move in a game of unforgivable sin. I hate myself even more for what I’m going to do to her. I wanted her gone, but I was the one who left. Now, I’ve returned, and I have no intention of leaving again.

This is my campus, and it’s time to pay for your sins, little mouse, because I am a vicious king.

 

— Molly —

I loved him the first day I met him on the playground, when he was all gangly elbows and knees.

When we buried our toes in the sandbox and pretended we didn’t have legs.

On our first day of middle school when he smiled at me across the quad.

He was my white knight, my protector, the one who always made sure I was okay.

But that boy’s dead and gone, and I killed him.

I can’t undo what happened.

I never meant to hurt him. I never meant to hurt anyone.

I was the nudge that toppled the dominos.

Hold my hand, E, and let’s find our way out of the shadows. Before we are both lost to the dark.

This is a standalone novel but part of the larger Wicked Empire universe, which follows characters introduced in my Voclain Academy series after they leave high school and enter adulthood.

Note from the author: Vicious Love is a dark enemies-to-lovers, college romance. It features mature themes including an incendiary heat level, bullying, teenage pregnancy, suicide, and, like my other novels, struggles with mental illness.


About the author:

Jordan Grant is a lost soul, who changed majors three times in college before deciding on English. Because she has about as much patience as her beautiful, wonderful (did she mention ah-mazing!) younglings, she graduated a year early and then went to law school because, well…

She mentioned she’s a lost soul, right?

A special place in her heart is devoted to edgy alpha males and bad boys with naughty mouths. She loves to get lost in the blur between love and hate and is especially fond of prince charmings with dents in their crowns and strife in their souls.

She is an avid fan of all things sweet including red wine and cupcakes (red velvet, please!). When she’s not daydreaming about the characters in her head, she enjoys (attempting to) garden, petting furry animals, and wrangling her family into day-trip adventures.


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Title: The Ties We Break
Series: A Beautifully Brutal Book #2.5
Author: Emma Luna
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: September 22, 2022
Cover Design: Pretty in Ink Creations
★★★★★ Anna’s Bookshelf – “This author does it again! I don’t think there is a book by this talented author that I don’t love. The Ties We Break is a delectably seductive read with an entertaining storyline and lovable characters.”
★★★★★  Goodreads Review – “This book is a continuous mind-shock, and it’s going to leave the readers without words!”
★★★★★  Goodreads Review – “This is a dark and sensual book that brings the reader into a world of unknown pleasures.”

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Reading romance has always been my escape. A different world I can run to when real life gets to be too much. And when I find out my father drank away all the money I’ve inherited and saved, it’s those same romance novels that give me an idea.
I need cash, and I need it fast.
Luckily for me, I have something I know people would pay for.
My virginity.
There’s only one problem…
Declan, the owner of the club where the auction will be held, won’t let me participate until I know what my limits are and what I like.
Feeling like time is running out, I ask him to teach me while still keeping my innocence intact.
It’s a business agreement and nothing else, but his dark, broody expressions and sexy cocky grin are starting to melt all the walls I’ve put in place to remain as professional as possible.
He can’t win me, which means another man will, and I have to protect my heart.
This isn’t a fairy tale, and there is no happily ever after in our future.
Or is there?
Author Note – This is a dark mafia romance with scenes that may be triggering for some people. If you want to know more please contact emmalunaauthor@gmail.com. This book is intended for readers over the age of eighteen, as it features scenes of a very sexual nature, including some mild BDSM themes. This is a MF romance book, but does feature an MFF scene with FF action. There is no cheating!
 
 
 
Emma Luna is a USA Today Bestselling dark romance author from the UK. In a previous life she was a Midwife and a Lecturer, but now she listens to the voices in her head and puts pen to paper to bring their stories to life. In her spare time, when she should be sleeping, she also loves to edit, proofread, and format books for other amazing authors.
 
Emma’s books are dark, dangerous, and devilishly sexy. She loves writing about strong, feisty, but underestimated women, and the cocky, dirty-mouthed men they bring to their knees.
 
When Emma isn’t writing, promoting, or editing books she can be found napping, colouring in adult colouring books, and collecting novelty notebooks. She also enjoys coffee and gossiping with her mum, playing or having hugs with her gorgeous nephew, who is the light of her life, stealing her parents dog Hector, and curling up on the sofa to watch a film with Mr Luna. Oh and for those of you that don’t know, Emma is a hardcore Harry Potter fan—Team Ravenclaw!!
 
Thank you for taking a chance on a crazy Brit and the voices inside her head. That makes you a true LUNAtic now too!
 
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Title: Black Wedding

Series: A Beautifully Brutal Book
Author: Emma Luna
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Re-Release Date: March 11, 2022
Cover Design: Pretty In Ink Creations
Graphic Design: Raven Designs
 

“​Emma Luna definitely knows how to masterfully create a killer story that grabs you right from the start and doesn’t let go. Black Wedding is just the perfect dark mafia kidnapped romance story you’ve been looking for.”

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗳𝗮𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴?
My name is Liam Doughty and I’m a hit man.
All I wanted was to get what I was owed. I carried out the hit as I was hired to do by Irish Mob boss, Vernon O’Keenan. It’s not my fault they found out too late that they had the wrong man. All I wanted was my money. I thought I could kidnap the Mafia Princess Brianna O’Keenan and get the ransom money. What I got was so much more!
Ruthless, feisty, and incredibly sexy, she’s far from the timid daddy’s girl I was expecting. Bree has her own agenda. She wants to dominate in a world ruled by men. I have no doubt she can do it, but she will need my help. Her family rules state only males can run the business. So, Bree proposes we get married. She gets to rule, and I get more money than I ever dreamed of.
Two dark, evil worlds collide when we agree to our black wedding. We will fight each others enemies and come out on top. But what happens if we develop real feelings and we realise our wedding wasn’t all that black?
𝘼𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧 𝙒𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜
𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘞𝘦𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘮𝘢𝘧𝘪𝘢, 𝘬𝘪𝘥𝘯𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦.
 
 
 
Emma Luna is a USA Today Bestselling dark romance author from the UK. In a previous life she was a Midwife and a Lecturer, but now she listens to the voices in her head and puts pen to paper to bring their stories to life. In her spare time, when she should be sleeping, she also loves to edit, proofread, and format books for other amazing authors.
Emma’s books are dark, dangerous, and devilishly sexy. She loves writing about strong, feisty, but underestimated women, and the cocky, dirty-mouthed men they bring to their knees.
When Emma isn’t writing, promoting, or editing books she can be found napping, colouring in adult colouring books, and collecting novelty notebooks. She also enjoys coffee and gossiping with her mum, playing or having hugs with her gorgeous nephew, who is the light of her life, stealing her parents dog Hector, and curling up on the sofa to watch a film with Mr Luna. Oh and for those of you that don’t know, Emma is a hardcore Harry Potter fan—Team Ravenclaw!!
Thank you for taking a chance on a crazy Brit and the voices inside her head. That makes you a true LUNAtic now too!
 
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Title: Bride of Demonio: A Paranormal Horror RH
Series: Kings of Terror Book 1
Author: Mae Royal
Genre: Dark Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance
Release Date: September 20, 2022
One for misery.
Two for despair.
Three for the nightmare inside my head.
Four for the demons sleeping in my bed…
A woman like me has no soul to save.
I’m the shell of a corpse, my insides rotted to the core.
This life I’ve lived has been a mess of sorrow and secrets.
It’s led to days spent pretending I’m normal and nights trying to find myself in a murky past I struggle to remember.
Little did I know, I never belonged amongst those with a conscience.
The monster in my closet and the apparitions watching me from darkened corners are no longer toeing the line between insanity and reality.
They’re ready to claim what’s theirs.
They want me to know how skin tastes when it’s between the teeth.
They want my body painted in blood, feeling pleasures I’ve never known.
I’m their relic with dead eyes and insatiable lust.
And once I give in to them, my demons will set me free and lay the world at my feet.
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This is RH why choose romance with three love interests and serves as the prequel to Queen of Demonio. Contains strong elements of horror and various content some may find objective. Reader discretion is highly advised.

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Title: Wretched
Authors: Yolanda Olson & Emery LeeAnn
Genre: Dark Taboo Revenge Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2022

From USA Today Bestselling Author Yolanda Olson and International Bestselling Author, Emery LeeAnn, comes an extremely dark and taboo romance about revenge, survival, and the end of the world.
One day, we awoke to find that the world had stopped turning and the sky had turned to ash.
The streets are quiet, and even the birds have stopped singing.
It can’t be just us because we’ve lived through so many more horrors than anything that could possibly be outside of these walls.
Being alone would be even crueler than still being with her.
We know that there have to be more survivors.
We’ll find them because our supplies are running low.
The world may be crumbling down around us, but we’ll do what’s necessary to go on.
But how much consumption does it take before we finally free ourselves?
Yolanda Olson is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT where she currently resides, she usually spends her time watching her favorite channel, Investigation Discovery. Occasionally, she takes a break to write books and test the limits of her mind. Also an avid horror movie fan, she likes to incorporate dark elements into the majority of her books.

You can keep in touch with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Emery LeeAnn is an International Best Selling Author who lives in Ohio with her family.
Besides being addicted to coffee, she is a true believer that variety adds spice to your life. Writing in every genre gives her the variety she craves. Her characters like to invade her mind every hour of the day usually waking her up in the middle of the night.

Loving the dark and gray side of things, she is exploring her passion with the written word. There are many wonders to come from her in her twisted Wonderland….. Stick around you may find you enjoy her special brand of torture.

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Title: Smoke the Enemy

Series: The Illicit Brotherhood Book 2
Authors: Gail Haris & Ashton Brooks
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: October 13, 2022
Cover Design: Lou J Stock of LJDesigns
Photographer: Michelle Lancaster
Model: Ben Atkins
 
Soren
I am the broken son.
The soulless brother.
I live in a world of power and twisted corruption that toys with life and death. I fear nothing except losing My Little Mouse. She’s my obsession.
She likes to run, and I enjoy the chase. But now there’s a serial killer chasing what’s mine. If they touch her, I’ll make sure they suffer. They have no idea the destruction I’ll unleash.
I’ll rip their soul from their body, and then feed their corpse to Allison.
Mors tua vita mea est. Your death, my life.

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Some heroes want to save the world.

Some will burn it down for the one they love.

Call them villains, anti-heroes, criminals, and monsters.

But these dark men love deeply and fiercely, and are ready to go to the ends of the earth to save their soulmate.

They will tempt you.

Captivate you.

Drag you into darkness, and leave you breathless.

They’ll show you how good love can be in the dark.

There’s a spark between these pages, and these Heartless Heroes will set your world on fire.

Morally grey is the favorite color of these twenty new and bestselling authors.

Grab your copy now to read all the dark shades of love painted by these Heartless Heroes.

Heartless Heroes: A Dark Romance Anthology

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Title: Dark Obsessions Anthology
Authors: LeAnn Ashers ~ HJ Bellus ~ Carina Blake ~ Daisy Jane ~ Sapphire Knight ~ KL Myers ~ Brynn Paulin ~ Dani René ~ Elena M. Reyes ~ C.M. Steele ~ Hilary Storm ~ Alana Winters
Genre: Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 27, 2022

They’re watching. Waiting.
Bound by their desires to own—the uncontrollable hunger that breaks rationality and brings forth their baser needs.
To hunt. To take.
 
Morals and humanity have no place in this game, one they’ll win at all costs.
A hunter never apologizes. A man claims his woman without guilt or care for the consequences.
And in this dark obsession, these demons will own your soul.
 
The Dark Obsessions Anthology is a deliciously thrilling collection of brand-new stories from 12 talented authors. They will push, taunt, and always aim to please. A little darkness has never tasted so good.
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Darkest Desires

A Dark Mafia Romance Collection for Charity 

The New Romance Cafe Collection (#15)

Genre: Dark Mafia Romance

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 Darkness. Damaged. Ruin.

Wealth and power make excellent bedfellows…unless you aren’t carrying your own trump card. And power comes in many forms.

These damaged heroes like their brand of romance a little…different. A little darker.

Join The New Romance Cafe’s new and returning authors in a collection of steamy, dark mafia romances certain to up the spice of your weekend’s reads.

All proceeds go to Alliance for Hope International, one of the leading organizations focused on creating innovative, collaborative, trauma-informed, hope-centered approaches to meeting the needs of survivors of domestic violence, assault, abuse


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A.N. Stauber

Syd Ryan

Arabella Black

Lila Grey

Wysteria Reed

Remy Reigns

Lindsay Murray

J.F. Lowe

Jen Stevens

Sofia Aves

Emma Bray

Colla Triti

Kimberly Halstead

Kylie Kent

Leila Coltyn

Angela Breen

Rachel Everly

M Jameson

Chele MacCabe

Lola Clarke

Maggie Alabaster & Jo Bradley

Molly Lachaussee

P.T. Macias

RJ Gray

Sophia Vincent

Holland Reign

Tanya Nellestein

Tara Lee

Selena Michaels

Lola Webb

Jazmine Skye

Sabine Barclay

 

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