A Dark Erotic Fantasy Romance
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Four dangerously dark and delicious stories that will awaken your dirtiest fantasies.
Introduction by USA Today bestselling author Jenika Snow
NOT ONE NIGHT by D.C. Stone
REDEEMER by Kastil Eavenshade
SLICK by Lea Bronsen
ADDICTIONS by R. Brennan
By R. Brennan:
Alexis Harrison is a mess. She’s managed to blow out her knee, lose her scholarship, and get hooked on pain killers. Now she’s playing mule to her dealer, who is her only friend, to support her ever increasing habit.
If something doesn’t change soon, her addiction is going to cost Lexi more than just everything.
By D.C. Stone
One night of pleasure isn’t worth losing a lifetime of friendship. Or a reputation. Or a career. A spot in the social standing. That irritating innocence. Or the always-so-present pride.
But it is worth losing her heart.
By Kastil Eavenshade:
His family has the wealth and power to give him anything … except approval.
Gianni Bencivenni marks his time in lines of cocaine. One lover is the same as the next within the walls of addiction—until his family puts a contract out on his life. On the run with the last man he wants to be in close quarters with, Gianni has to decide whether his yearning for acceptance and love can overpower his need for a drug-filled haze.
Johnny “Butcher” Mascagni marks the black sins he commits. Death is his profession and ghosts of the dead haunt his waking moments. His penance for the dark life he’s led. Through all the men who have shared his bed, love is a promise that eludes him. When a former lover becomes his last assignment, Butcher must decide if he can set his demons free and open his heart again.
Ex-convict Luke has been fortunate enough to land a small job as a kitchen assistant, but he’s lonely and crippled by baggage from the past.
CEO Roman Spencer also has his share of problems. It doesn’t help that a tough and hot-headed kitchen worker begins to plague his mind…and body.
The more Luke runs into Roman, the more his dark fantasy turns into attraction. If he surrenders, his thug pride will effectively go down the drain.
Pairings: M-F, M-M
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay, Straight
Tropes: Alpha Character, Coming Home, Criminals & Outlaws, Enemies to Lovers, First Time, Forbidden Love, Gay for You / Straight to Gay, In Uniform, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Office / Workplace Romance, One Night Stand, Rescue, Student-Teacher, Thrill of the Chase, Villain to Hero
Word Count: 73000
Languages Available: English
Truus on Love is Love Reviews wrote:
FOUR AMAZING STORIES!
So the problem with novellas is I always want more.
I loved all four of these stories. The characters were amazing, the stories amazing and the writing is what I would totally expect from these wonderful authors.
Thank you ladies! Keep writing!!
Esther Acosta Alayeto wrote:
SLICK BY LEA BRONSEN MUST READ
It’s all about pushing buttons, power exchange and showing your bare soul…
Intense to the bone, full of emotions, sensual, intriguing, dark, raw and highly highly …. everything.
Read the blurb and you know the subject..
I’m in love with Lea Bronsen…..- correction..my emotions are speaking- in love with Lea’s writing!!
Terri Rochenski wrote:
I read Slick by Lea Bronsen and I really enjoyed it. It’s a short story but is very well written and developed. Luke, an ex-con, and Roman, a CEO, are wonderful characters with a strong connection. Total opposites but their attraction is undeniable. I really like that their relationship is a slow build and how understanding and compassionate Roman is with Luke.
Book Devourer wrote:
A great group of hot, naughty stories, long enough to satisfy, but short enough to gobble up in one sitting. IF the kids aren’t too demanding.
Bran Zesti Logan wrote:
All were exciting and different ! My favorite author is Rebecca Brennan. Great story. Looking forward to the next one!!!
Barb Ingram wrote:
OMG IT’S SO GOOD
I confess I only read two of the books because they are in the genre I read, but if the other two books are as good as the two I read then this will be an awesome read. I couldn’t put the book down, I didn’t even want to cook dinner that’s how good they were.
Terri Hawkins wrote:
4 REDEEMER AND SLICK STARS
I am reviewing 2 of the stories of this anthology Redeemer and Slick. Both stories were well written with interesting plots and characters.
DARK and DARKER! Kastil Eavenshade is a new author to me so was not sure what to expect. This was a very twisted, violent story of drug addiction, murder, lust, loyalty and finally love. There is a touch of ghostly visions and interactions which I thought helped the story seem more romantic after reading of the violence. Overall I give this story a 4/5 stars!
I have read a couple of stories by Lea Bronsen and am never disappointed. Slick was the complete opposite of Redeemer so lightened up the mood for me. Luke and Roman’s (nicknamed Slick by Luke) story was unusual. This is a straight to gay trope which can be difficult to master believably, but this author succeeds nicely. This is a low angst, slow build story of the cafeteria worker showing the executive that love can be found in unusual places and ends with a sweet HFN. Overall I give this story a 4/5 stars!
I enjoyed reading both stories and these authors brought the steam with them, so bring a fan!
For now, I’m reviewing Slick by Lea Bronsen. I’ll update my review once I’ve read the other stories.
I really enjoyed the interactions between Luke and Roman. I did feel Luke was often too cold toward Roman, but I understood that came from a place of needing to protect himself after the difficult life he’d lived so far. Roman wanted to protect himself, too, having been blindsided by what he believed was a strong and happy marriage, turning into a nightmare. He’d also never been attracted to another man, so he spent some time trying to deny his feelings for Luke.
When the men weren’t trying to freeze each other out of their lives, they were so good for each other. And when they finally let their walls crumble, they were beautiful. I’d love to see a continuation of their story, but if all I can have is this novella, I can still say I’m satisfied.