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aligning to battle a common enemy ‘Thrones of Blood’ #series #Adult #DarkFantasy @nancykwriter @SDSXXTours

Revenge of the Vampir King
Thrones of Blood Book 1
by Nancy Kilpatrick
Genre: Adult Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Vampires and humans are at war!
Moarte, King of the Vampirii, is a prisoner of his Sapiens enemy. The
beautiful Sapiens Princess Valada, believing that Moarte killed her
mother, tortures him, even to the point of breaking the bones in his
wings so he cannot escape. She intends to incinerate him to ash in
sunlight, but Moarte escapes.
Moarte hungers for revenge. When, through an act of betrayal, Valada is
captured by the vampirii, his first instinct is to drain her blood
and annihilate her. But he realizes he can get revenge in other ways,
using her as a tool to gain the upper hand in this conflict. But who
is manipulating whom? Both want revenge, and control of the other,
and Moarte wants to drink Valada’s blood. Dark desires lead down a
path neither had envisioned, a threatening spiral that can destroy
empires.
Hunter and hunted change places again and again in this novel of twisted,
violent passions. Seeds of deception are sown amidst love and hate,
loyalty and betrayal, obsession and indifference, in an erotic tale
of warring races, foes since the beginning of time, and two unlikely
adversaries aligning to battle a common enemy.
Nancy Kilpatrick infuses her vampires with the hot blood of life and erotic
passion. Vampires have never had it so good.”
F. Paul Wilson
Author of the Repairman Jack series, The Keep, Midnight Mass
“Kilpatrick knows that great secret of horror stories: that they are intensely personal!”
-Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Author of The Saint Germain series
“Nancy Kilpatrick’s writing is both eloquent and erotic her stories seduce
the reader through the mutual attraction of dread and desire.”
Stephen Jones
Editor: Dark Terrors; Best New Horror series
Sacrifice of the Hybrid Princess
Thrones of Blood Book 2
Part human, part vampir, the beautiful, stubborn, angry young Princess
Serene is a tormented hybrid, her days and nights controlled by her
overprotective parents. When they suddenly insist on an arranged
marriage, visions of a grim future in a loveless pairing with the
cold and dominating Wolfsbane drive Princess Serene into a desperate escape.
But instead of freedom, the young naive Princess rushes headlong into the
clutches of a human demon whose cruelty and violence threaten to
destroy her and her world. The entire vampirii nation is helpless to
rescue her, and war becomes a certainty. Rebellion will lead to many
deaths, including those she loves. But to endure brutality until she
can escape might be beyond her abilities.
Ultimately, Wolfsbane, her detested bridegroom, is the one holding the key to
save her, if he can. And more, can she
be saved?
***
“Nancy Kilpatrick inhabits that shadow land of sensuality between terror and
pleasure; she can be creepy, seductive, bleak, exquisite and
terrifying—often all at once. She knows the intricacies of human
minds and bodies at war with themselves, and her stories bring you
into those battles in ways that make you think you’ve actually been
there because maybe you have.”
Thomas Roche, author of The Panama Laugh and editor of the Noirotica series
“Nancy Kilpatrick’s vampires have a distinctive bite all their own.”
Nancy A. Collins, author of Sunglasses After Dark and In the Blood
“Kilpatrick is the pony express of horror. She’s fast and furious and she always delivers.”
Brian Lumley, author of the Necroscope series
I loved Book 1 but I will admit that I loved Book 2 even more. The
characters were comfortably familiar but the threat level has been
escalated to nail-biting proportions. I devoured the book quickly; it
was difficult to put down, but I am used to this when in the hands of
a skilled author like Kilpatrick. She truly is a “vampire queen”:
a real specialist at telling vampire tales in new and engaging ways.”
Elaine Pascal, reviewer
The Horror Review
Abduction of Two Rulers
Thrones of Blood Book 3
A conference between two species ends in disaster when Sapiens Queen
Blanka and the Vampir King Thanatos are treacherously seized and
imprisoned in a dungeon. War erupts as their jailers—an ancient
vampir and a traitorous Sapiens usurper—each plot to reign over all
of their own species. Desperate to end the conflict, the two
prisoners escape. En route to his stronghold, Thanatos disappears.
His vampir allies want to find him, but attack is imminent, making
defense the priority. Blanka knows the odds are against her surviving
an all-powerful, ancient being whose goal is destruction yet she is
determined to rescue Thanatos. The question that tortures her is:
does he still exist?
***
“Nancy Kilpatrick is an audacious and insane writer of vampire fiction. I
wish a vamp would bite me so I could read her work forever!” –
Nancy Holder, NYT Bestselling Author, Mary Shelley Presents; Buffy
the Vampire Slayer novels
“Sit back and let Nancy Kilpatrick guide you through this tortured world
of sex and passion, hunger and blood, damned souls and velvet
nights.” – Karen E. Taylor, author The Vampire Legacy series
“Horror has never been so poetically exquisite before: move over Anne Rice
for Nancy Kilpatrick.” – Robert W. Walker, author of Instinct series books
Savagery of the Rebel King
Thrones of Blood Book 4
Necros, the most rebellious of the vampir kings, has carried a burning hatred
for the one who forced him into this undead existence centuries ago.
Abused, betrayed, cheated, he trusts none of any species, especially
Guin, a dethroned mortal queen who appears out of nowhere and feeds
his paranoia, and his darkest fantasies. At best she attempts to
control him, at worst she tries to kill him. For some reason he does
not understand, Necros is compelled to let her live. But he believes
she is manipulative, and a liar; Guin sees him as brutal, stubborn,
impossible! Encounters turn ugly as violence, bitterness and haunting
memories drive both of them. Guin has her own agendas, and the more
she struggles to actualize them, the further away her goals recede. A
few vampirii endeavor to build a bridge between the two combatants,
but others with sinister plans are bent on hindering a truce. This
downward-spiralling dynamic reels towards a dire conclusion that
neither Necros nor Guin seem able to halt.
Savagery of the Rebel King—Vol 4 in the exciting Thrones of Blood series—is
a fast-paced rollercoaster ride in a plot that twists and turns and
threatens to spin out of control. Readers will be glued to their seats!
Nancy Kilpatrick is an award-winning author. Her publishing credits include
22 novels, over 220 short stories, 6 collections of her stories, 1
graphic novel, 1 non-fiction book and, as well, she has edited 15
anthologies. She lives in Montreal and her work is published in the
U.S., Canada, the U.K., and has been translated into 8 languages.
These are the genres in which she has published: dark fantasy,
horror, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, erotica. Details can be
found on her website below.
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something I was never meant to see ‘Betrayal’ #Dark #Contemporary #Romance @sbaileyauthor @SDSXXTours

Betrayal
Corrupt Empire Book 1
by Sarah Bailey
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance

It all started one dark night. The last night I saw my family. The night
I met him. The only man to haunt my every moment.

Her

I witnessed something I was never meant to see.
He took me.
He broke me.
He made me his.
And now he wants to use me to bring down my family.

Him

I was never meant to have her.
The daughter of the scum who stole my life.
I took her.
I broke her.
I made her mine.
And now she’ll do anything I say.
One tattooed anti-hero gets caught up in a whirlwind with an innocent
heiress. It’ll keep you on your toes with its web of lies and
secrets.
If you’re a fan of dark romance, dive into Betrayal, the first book in
the explosive Corrupt Empire Series.
Sacrifice Revenge
Corrupt Empire Book 2 Corrupt Empire Book 3
*Releasing on April 17th!* *Releasing on May 15th!*
Born and raised in Sussex, UK near the Ashdown Forest where she grew up
climbing trees and building Lego towns with her younger brother.
Sarah fell in love with novels when she was a teenager reading her
aunt’s historical regency romances. She has always loved the
supernatural and exploring the darker side of romance and fantasy novels.
Sarah currently resides in the Scottish Highlands with her husband. Music
is one of her biggest inspirations and she always has something on in
the background whilst writing. She is an avid gamer and is often
found hogging her husband’s Xbox.
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five love-crazed steamy stories ‘Falling For Crazy’ #anthology #DarkErotica @EAnthologies @SDSXXTours

Falling For Crazy
Presented by Enchanted Anthologies
Authors:
M.Rain Ranalli , J.V. Stanley, Rita Delude, Erin Lee, LJC Fynn
Genre: Dark Erotica
Enchanted Anthologies presents Falling for Crazy, a dark erotic anthology. Five
authors, five love-crazed steamy stories.

Caged by M. Rain Ranalli
Sabina’s spent years locked away at Meadows Estates, a place where the
employees use their patients for pleasure. Desperate for revenge, she
uses the only hand she has left to play; Jaxson, an orderly, unlike
the rest. After falling into Sabina’s web, how far will Jaxson go to
prove his love to someone who isn’t capable of feeling anything?
Following by J. V. Stanley
Jess is following her husband, Mike around after a huge fight. They
haven’t spoken in months and she doesn’t understand why. When she
finds out her husband rekindled a friendship with an old flame, her
jealous rage is fueled by her narcissism, which will be her undoing.
Falling for You by Rita Delude
Alicia Stamois’ family is damaged. Alicia’s a shrink who knows how to
play head games better than most, so she puts her training to work on
her plan. Her plan includes a pen pal, a prisoner, and a proper
punishment. For Alicia, love matters most.
Mosaic Monsters by Erin Lee
He isn’t sure who it hurts most but, again, doesn’t ask. He knows
better. He wishes she would say the safe words she’s never used:
Spider Monkey. He also knows it won’t ever happen. Jazzy has
something to prove. To who?
Aniridia by LJC Fynn
Aniridia an·irid·ia ˌan-ˌī-ˈrid-ē-ə An absence of the Iris in the eye.
Her father could buy her anything in the world she could want, possibly
even her eyesight back. She only wanted two things; a life that
didn’t involve her father, and Anand. Iris Manchester will have to
decide if loosing pieces of herself was worth more than acquiring the
only things that her father’s money couldn’t buy.
Anand was deadly, with only one weakness-her. He had more than a weakness,
Anand was obsessed. Iris was naïve in brutal world. Iris was
optimistic, even when she had every right for her rage to take over.
She was the one person off limits to him, and the one person he
couldn’t stop obsessing about. She will never know his secret. Iris
will never know about his disorder, Anand won’t allow it.
This anthology is intended for readers aged 18 and over.
M. Rain Ranalli began suffering from vivid nightmares at a very young age. Instead of running away from the things that go bump in the night, she chose to dive headfirst into them. Her love of writing began when a doctor told her to journal her nightmares.
Rain wears many hats. Being a mom of four comes first. She’s a therapist with a demanding career, helping court-ordered defendants in need of domestic violence, DUI, or substance-abuse therapy. Loving life,
she’s always looking for her next big adventure.
Late at night, when most people are dreaming, she’s awake, doing her best
to turn your sweet dreams into real nightmares. Rain loves exploring
the darkest parts of the human mind, searching places many wouldn’t
dare go. She breathes life into the things many hate to love;
placing them on pages, and into her stories.
J. V. Stanleyearned her BA in English and Communication through the University of Phoenix and is currently working on her MA in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. Before that, she won many awards for her poetry, including a Presidential Award for Literary Excellence. She has had over 50 articles published along with her poetry collection, ‘Fire and Water’. Her poetry collection, ‘Chasing The Red’ and debut novel, ‘Faces In Still Waters’ won second and first place in the 2016 Summer Indie Book Awards hosted by Metamorph Publishing. Her books are also currently nominated for Reader’s Choice Awards through The Book Awards 2019. Her work has appeared in Miracle E-zine and her short story, ‘The Scribe’ is featured in Enchanted Anthologies ‘Christmas Nightmares Anthology’. She is currently working on her first series, ‘The Wordsmith’ pending publication in late 2018. She has worked as an editor, cover designer, Development and Marketing
Director for Miracle E-zine. She currently lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her kids and spends an unquantifiable amount of time writing while drinking copious amounts of coffee and tea.

Rita Delude creates worlds with words, whether it’s an undiscovered planet, a circus tent, a vampire’s cove, or a romantic getaway, that take readers to eclectic places and experiences. She has published “Bully” in Through Their Eyes Anthology, “Aftershock” in War Cry, “Plum Secrets” in Madame Scarlet’s Carnival, “Vive la Resistance in Deadly World: Vampires in Paris, and “Crazy About Her” in Crazy About Love. Her first novella, Kaleidoscope, releases February 15, 2018. Her novella Baby Blues releases August 15, 2018. She has been a newspaper journalist, magazine writer, and college professor. Delude has a MFA in Writing. She lives in New Hampshire, USA with her husband of forty-four years. They have four married children and nine grandchildren.
Erin Lee is a dark fiction/reality author and therapist chasing a crazy dream one crazy story at a time. She is the author of books published by Savant Books and Publications, Limitless Publishing, Black Rose Writing, Zombie Cupcake Press, Bella Tulip Press, and Crazy Ink. Her Diary of a Serial Killer Series is an international bestselling series as is the Moving On Series that she co-wrote with Chelsi Davis. Upcoming titles include Wendigo and Momma. She is a co-founder of the Escape from Reality Series and author of several books in that series.
Lee holds a master’s degree in psychology and works with at-risk
families and as a court appointed special advocate. When she isn’t busy dissecting the human experience, she enjoys escaping from reality through reading and spending time with her muses and canine companions and therapy dogs—Thomas the Terrier and Milo Muse. To her, laughter is the best medicine of all.
LJC Fynn was raised in a beautiful small town in South Carolina. She got lost in the fictional world as a child, and that world stayed with her as she became an adult. She loves nothing more than to create a setting to share with the world. She has a supportive husband of fifteen years and two children. She also co-writes with her sister under the name A.L. Marchant.
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uproot everything she thinks she knows… ‘Bloom’ #CoverReveal #Adult #Dark #romance @NikkiRaeAuthor @SDSXXTours


Bloom
The Order Series 1
by Nikki Rae
Genre: Adult Dark Contemporary Romance
Given to The Grimm Order as an infant, Fawn was raised in a world shaped by
the rich and powerful. When she was sold at the age of nine to a
Suitor, Fawn believed he would protect her from the “Mainworld”,
where those who know nothing about the Order live. Living with the
cruel man who bought her freedom, she finds just what the Order is
about: money, control, and status for the Owner and humiliation and
abuse for those they own.
Unwilling to accept the expectations of being Owned,
Fawn goes from golden girl
to maid, content to live in the shadows of the Order as long as she
isn’t Owned again.
It’s been ten years since she disgraced

her former Owner’s name, and now
the brooding Frenchman Elliot Lyon wants her. Master Lyon is kind,
smart, and unlike any man she’s met. She doesn’t want to admit it
to herself, but Fawn is drawn to him despite constantly planning her
next escape.

Even the prettiest flowers have thorns, and Master Lyon is hiding secrets
that will uproot everything she thinks she knows about him.
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores
human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary
as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary,
romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not
writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with
animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.



feeding a dark entity #Gay #Erotica @bryce_summers @SDSXXTours

Merlin’s Rogues:
The Permesis Magician
by B. Bentley Summers
Genre: Dark Fantasy, M/M Erotica
Pretty boy Devon has no idea his week of midterms at a Kansas university is
about to go from arduous studying to meeting four magicians who call
themselves Merlin’s Rogues. He’s about to be even more surprised to
discover that he’s a magician, too, and sought out by dark
forces–for what, however, he does not know. But he will soon
discover why. Devon’s sexbuddy kidnaps him and, using powers bestowed
on him by evil forces, curses Devon into becoming his sex slave.
Devon is taken to a mysterious suite in London where he gratefully
does his master’s bidding. Devon’s exertions, though pleasing, are
grueling, and it’s clear this sexual coupling is feeding a dark
entity, resurrecting something wicked. Merlin’s Rogues, including
Devon’s crush, Cedric, are in hot pursuit and must battle evil dark
forces that stand in between them and Devon. Even if they save the
enslaved magician, Cedric will need to use his passion for Devon to
break the atrocious Master-Slave spell. Then, maybe they stand a
chance against the new odious powers that have risen. Note: This book
contains forced seduction. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Bryce is a psychologist, author, and the founder of Queer Sense Theory.
Bryce writes popular fiction genres meant for all audiences under Bryce
Bentley Summers, and pens gay fiction under B. Bentley Summers,
although he’d argue that anyone would enjoy his gay fiction pieces.
Bryce’s full time work is at the Veteran Affairs where he has been employed
for five years. He has extensive history of working with people
diagnosed with PTSD and he used these experiences when writing Fresh Meat.
The novel, Fresh Meat, recently won Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards for
best gay fiction. This piece is more than just a book, but embraces
gay identity while deploring the hateful violence that happens in the
U.S. prison system, and across the world. The book parallels the
vicious Man-Punk prison system to the long ago abolished American
Slavery System. However, Fresh Meat is not non-fiction, but fiction,
and it’s genre is best described as Supernatural Horror.
Rotville and The Zombie Squad, are two of Bryce’s recent completions. The
Zombie Squad is a teen Post-Apocalyptic Thriller that recently
received Reader’s Favorite 5-Stars. This novel has humor and is fast
pace, that follows four teens in New Orleans who find themselves not
only chased by psycho gangsters, but in the middle of zombocalypse.
Rotville is a new adult/ adult Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic Horror that
takes place in the near future, in a city called Rotville where
people with a rot disease are quarantined. Inside this city is the
mega prison Colleseo, where inhumane experiments are carried out on
inmates. It’s also the birthplace of Dylan, a super soldier who must
fight his way out, save a couple of youths from the new deadly
mutants, and keep from being re-caught by the greedy director.
Bryce is also the author of the fiction Young Adult Dark Fantasy/ Sci-Fi
series AMEN TO ROT. The novel NYTE GOD is the conclusion to this
series. The Amen to Rot series and Nyte God pit Ace and his friends
against alien invaders who are turning humans into mutant creatures.
Bryce authors popular fiction with a style that entices readers of all
backgrounds to consume, and makes every attempt to make his
characters diverse.
As noted, Bryce does dabble in gay fiction, and pens it under B. Bentley
Summers, though in truth, these works are meant for everyone to read.
Bryce is the founder of Queer Sense, a theory that describes how
people form attitudes. The theory provides insight into how specific
components in cultural contexts shape our beliefs and values, which
ultimately form our attitudes. The nonfiction book, QUEER SENSE: How
Are Attitudes Formed? A Revolutionary Guide for Teens, Parents,
Mental Health Professionals and Anyone Interested in Queer Theory, is
due out by 2016.
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secrets buried in the dark #BDSM #EroticRomance @ElyzabethVaLey @evernightpub

Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to Elyzabeth M. VaLey and her story Break Me!

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Elyzabeth M. VaLey is a writer of sizzling, sexy romance who firmly believes in happy ever after. From paranormal to contemporary, fantasy, or historical, she enjoys exploring her characters’ darker side and writing stories about tortured heroes, strong heroines, and all that comes between them and their love.

When she’s not writing, she can be found walking in the Spanish countryside with her black Lab, exploring castles, or enjoying some tapas with her friends.

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Thank you for having me on your blog today with my new release, Break Me.

Break Me is a dark, twisted, erotic romance, which was fascinating to write. Grisha’s and Ayla’s life revolve around ballet and thus, I immersed myself in that world through documentaries, articles and of course, music.

Although, there were many more, below are five of the pieces which I listened to the most to help inspire me.

1. Giselle (From beginning to end. I heard -and watched – this masterpiece.)

2. Romeo and Juliet: Dance of the Knights

3. Aida: Act 2: Scene 2: Ballabile

4. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite

A compilation of ballet music for dance classes found on YouTube

As it happens in ballet, behind the beauty there is more than meets the eye. Grisha and Ayla are the same, and I invite you to delve into their story.

I hope you enjoy reading Break Me as much as I did writing it.

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The monster lay dormant, until it saw her…

Every few years, the beast within Grisha Vasiliev rouses, clamoring for blood. When he sees Ayla Clark dancing, her movements exuding grace, passion and joy, he knows he must have her.

Grisha kidnaps Ayla expecting the usual: resistance, tears, pleas for mercy. But when Ayla breaks the mold, his whole world spirals out of control and feelings he thought he could never have again resurface.

He thought she was perfect, but she’s the broken doll on the shelf.

The last thing Ayla Clark remembers is celebrating her performance as Giselle and flirting with the handsome Grisha Vasiliev, the owner of one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the country. Now, she’s tied up and at his mercy, begging for more of his attention, while fighting to keep her own secrets buried in the dark.

Be Warned: BDSM, knife play, whipping

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Ayla turned on her heel and raced out the door. Her bare feet slapped against the cool floor almost painfully. The glass shard cut into her hand but she didn’t dare release it yet. Lights blinked on as she ran down the hall and up a set of stairs. Tripping, she dropped her primitive weapon.

“Fuck.”

She didn’t stop to pick it up but continued until the top. She clutched her stomach. It couldn’t be. A thick metal door loomed before her. She lunged at it, screaming and crying, shouting for help, but it didn’t budge.

“Please,” she whimpered.

“You’re going to hurt yourself. The door is pure steel, locked with a key and an electronic panel.”

She spun to face Grisha. He stood a few steps behind her, arms crossed over his chest, eyes gleaming with predatory intent. Her shoulders slumped. A lump formed in her throat.

“No. Please, Grisha. Let me go.”

“I can’t do that.”

“Why? You’re rich, powerful. You can have anything you want. Why?” she insisted. “I swear I won’t say anything. This never happened.”

“That isn’t the way this works, sweetheart.”

“Please, Grisha.”

Her knees gave out and she slid to the floor. Her head spun. None of this made any sense. Grisha towered over her. Tears gathered behind her lids. She inched forward, hugging his left leg.

“I beg you.”

Grisha lay his hand on her head. She looked up at him. The power of his gaze undid the well of emotions within her. She would never get out of here. Sobs racked her body. She clung to him, beseeching him.

“I’m sorry, sweetheart.”

He settled on the floor next to her and pulled her onto his lap. Ayla’s arms wrapped around his neck naturally. He caressed her back in soothing circles. She burrowed her face into the collar of his shirt, his fresh, woodsy essence entering her system. Familiar. Welcoming. Slowly, her tears ebbed replaced by confusion. Why did he comfort her?

“What are you going to do to me?” she whispered.

He caught her chin. His gaze danced over her face for an instant. His brow furrowed. The blue in his eyes darkened to midnight depths. Then his lips were on her, pressing, claiming, sparking her body alive. Her brain shut down. His tongue met hers and she opened up, eager to taste more. He demanded and she willingly gave.

Ayla was his to do as he pleased. His hands touched her everywhere, leaving behind a trail of burning need. Liquid gathered at the apex between her thighs. Her clit throbbed.

Grisha cupped her swollen breast, squeezing the turgid nub between his fingers. She moaned. He bent his head and took her nipple in his mouth, hungrily sucking. She arched, whimpering. His heavy hand slid across her thigh to her pussy. Relentless fingers probed her entrance.

“You’re soaked.” He groaned.

She turned her head, embarrassed. Grisha thrust a digit into her. Ayla sucked in air.

“You like this. You want this,” he said, his voice husky and gritty.

“Yes,” she whispered.

“You enjoy this,” he whispered, pushing another finger into her, slowly pumping them. She mewled.

“My sweet little dancer wants my cock in her cunt, doesn’t she?”

She shook her head.

“No? That’s not what this tells me.” He curled his finger across her G-spot and began to massage it. She shook from head to toe.

“Please.”

“What is it, sweetheart? Want more?”

Three fingers rubbed her. The pressure increased. Ayla threw back her head. Her hips swayed involuntarily. His strokes turned quick and short. Sweat trickled down her back.

“Grisha,” she panted.

“You’re going to come for me, Ayla, and you’re going to do it now.”

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Elyzabeth M. VaLey, thank you for stopping by today!

Love & blessings to all! ❤
Jacey

the heart of Crow City #Dark # erotica #series @thisblackmagic @SDSXXTours

The Lost
Crow City #1
by Cole McCade
Genre: Dark Adult Romance

The first book in the new Cole McCade: After Dark erotica imprint; a darkly haunting erotica with the taboo appeal of V.C. Andrews.
“If the romantic character study is a genre, this fascinating contemporary novel is its exemplar.” – Publishers Weekly

There’s something wrong with Leigh.
She’s known it her whole life. She knows it every time she spreads her legs. Every time she begs for the pain, the pleasure, the heat of a hard man driving deep inside. She’s a slave to her own twisted lusts–and it’s eating her alive. She loves it. She craves it. Sex is her drug, and she’s always chasing her next fix. But nothing can satisfy her addiction, not even the nameless men she uses and tosses aside. No one’s ever given her what she truly needs.
Until Gabriel Hart.
Cold. Controlled. Impenetrable. Ex-Marine Gabriel Hart isn’t the kind of man to come running when Leigh crooks her pretty little finger. She loathes him. She hungers for him. He’s the only one who understands how broken she is, and just what it takes to satisfy the emptiness inside. But Gabriel won’t settle for just one night. He wants to claim her, keep her, make her forever his. Together they are the lost, the ruined, the darkness at the heart of Crow City.
But Leigh has a darkness of her own. A predator stalking through her past–one she’ll do anything to escape.
Even if it means running from the one man who could love her…and leaving behind something more precious to her than life itself.
The Fallen
Crow City 1.5
Reconnect with Gabriel, Gary, Maxi, and Crow City in this companion novella telling the story of THE LOST‘s Gabriel Hart before Leigh entered his life – and get a sneak preview of the sinister Priest, hero of THE FOUND.
Gabriel Hart is a broken man.
And everyone close to him dies.
His military unit. His sister. His parents. Everyone he’s come to care for has been taken from him, leaving him with nothing but a crippling war injury, a Vicodin addiction, and a scraggly, chewed-up rag of a cat. It’s enough to make anyone want to check out. And when he holds his service pistol in his hand and presses it against his temple, for the first time in a long time the world feels right.
But he’s not as alone as he thinks. And when grizzled bar owner Gary challenges him to honor his sister’s memory by repairing her houseboat before he gives up on life, he discovers she left more for him than her belongings. And her letters lead him on a trail through discovering himself, discovering what he truly wants…and discovering that he has the strength to choose his own path.
The Found
Crow City #2
Witness to a murder. Kidnapped by a monster. Life hanging on a whim. Willow Armitage’s world was already falling apart; between getting fired and caring for her chronically ill father, she’s had little room for anything but survival. But that survival hangs in the balance the night she stumbles into a back alley – and watches a stranger die at the hands of the most beautiful man she’s ever seen.
The Saved
Crow City #2.5
For it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. – Leviticus 17:11
Before he was a mysterious, silent killer stalking the streets of Crow City, the strange man known as Priest (THE FOUND, Crow City #2) was a lost and broken soul—and part of Willow Armitage’s world in ways she could never have imagined. Shattered by the Afghanistan War, left with no companions other than fellow survivor Gabriel Hart (THE LOST, Crow City #1), ex-Marine Priest turns to his lost faith for answers when his life has lost all meaning…but in searching for his God, he finds a new religion. A religion of blood. Of pain.
Of vengeance.
And from that religion rises a mission to replace everything he had lost, to set right just a few of the small wrongs in the world…and to ease the constant bleeding of his broken heart, filled with sins without number.
Revisit Crow City and meet Priest as he was before the fateful night that brought him into Willow’s life…and reconnect with beloved names and faces as we discover what—and who—set him on his dark and merciless path.
Autumn
Crow City #2.75
There are worse things in life than loving a man who hates you.
Unfortunately, Walford Gallifrey can’t think of many.
Ever since a ghost from his past kidnapped his niece, Willow (THE FOUND, Crow City #2), Wally’s life has been nothing but grief, turmoil, and loss. With no idea if Willow is dead or alive, Wally’s only comfort is in caring for his grieving brother-in-law and Willow’s father, Joseph Armitage. For the past twenty years, Wally has never hoped to be anything but the backdrop to Joseph’s life; between marrying Wally’s sister and decades of mistakes building walls of enmity and resentment between them, Joseph has been firmly cemented in Wally’s mind as unattainable.
But the pain of Willow’s loss forces them to face the demons sleeping between them, find common ground—and more. Together, they explore mutual grief. Shared memories. Quiet respect. Warmth. Camaraderie. The joy of learning to live again.
And an unspoken attraction, buried beneath the scars of hurtful words and terrible missteps.
Yet even as they work through the thorns and tangles of old wounds, Joseph has his own struggles to face. The struggle to leave his ex-wife in the past. To let his daughter go. And to trust Wally to love him, to see him as more than just his multiple sclerosis, when so many have treated him as less than a man. The only way forward for them both is forgiveness. Trust.
And a second chance to discover what it means, to truly be in love.
Note: This novel, while a standalone, follows in the aftermath of the events of THE FOUND (Crow City #2), and ties in to the events of THE SAVED (Crow City #2.5), which detail–respectively–the events of Willow’s kidnapping and Walford’s prior relationship with her kidnapper, Vincent Manion.
Slender. Angry. (Part) Asian.
Yeah, that about sums me up.
Hi. I’m Cole. Xen. Whatever you want to call me; both are true, and both are lies. My pen names are multitudes, my nicknames legion. Tall, bi/queer, introverted, author, and of a brown-ish persuasion made up of various flavors of Black, Asian, and Native American. I’m cuter than Hello Kitty, more bitter than the blackest coffee, and able to trip over cats in a single half-asleep lurch; I’m what happens when a Broody Antihero and a Manic Pixie Dream Boy fight to the death, and someone builds a person from the scraps left behind. Beardless, I look like the uke in every yaoi manga in existence; bearded or not, I sound like Barry White. About half my time is spent as a corporate writer, and the other half riding a train of WTFery that sometimes results in a finished book. Romance, erotica, sci-fi, horror, paranormal; LGBTQIA and cishet; diverse settings and diverse characters from a diverse author.
Sometimes I shout about things on the internet. Usually intersectional feminism and marginalized voices, and whomever’s punching down in those directions today. Sometimes human sociology, the psychology of sex and gender, and my own gender non-conforming arse (he/him, by the way). Sometimes I get really mad at Stephen Hawking and nerd out all over the place about hairy black holes, and believe it or not, that’s not a terrible pun or even worse innuendo.
That’s it. I’m a huge dork. My humor’s so dry it could empty oceans. I’m a native Southerner from the New Orleans area with zero Southern accent; I’m a mess of multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-lingual influences; I have two cats. I wake up at daft hours of the morning to go running. I crochet terrible, lumpy things that never really turn into anything. I’m older than you think I look. I’m much more shy than my fury makes me sound (signifying gods only know what, but probably nothing). Recently I decided, at 36, that I needed to restart my life and move cross-country, so I tossed 75% of my possessions in the trash and randomly trucked it to Seattle. I’m in love with books and music and technology, and they war with each other for dominance and sometimes come together in a beautiful confluence. Most of the physical books I own are strange, obscure, out of print, overseas imports, or any combination of the four. Most of the physical books I used to own were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, and have been replaced with the infinite library on my Nook. My wallet has a dangerous attraction to anything with pages; it flirts and teases and gives its all, until there’s nothing left but emptiness and ruin.
There will always be things you don’t know, and I won’t tell.
But ask me late at night over live music in a seedy bar, and you might just get an honest answer.
…or you can poke me via: