Legacy of Darkness by Jane Godman

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It is 1837 and the young Queen Victoria has just ascended the English throne.
Orphaned and penniless after her father’s death in India, Lucy Alleyne is forced to accept a post as companion to an elderly lady until a distant relative spirits her away to Castle Athal on the Cornish coast. But Lucy’s initial gratitude at Lady Demelza Jago’s benevolence soon gives way to unease.
The ancient Cornish castle, known locally as Tenebris, is a dark monument to the family’s history and secrets. Within its embrace Lucy is drawn into friendship with Tynan Jago. The young Earl of Athal is handsome and poetic yet tortured, like his father before him. Tynan is utterly different from his uncle, Uther, whose seductive, leonine power radiates from his every word and gesture.
Between them the two Jago men have innocent Lucy enthralled—mind, body and soul. If she remains within the bloodstained castle walls, with their history of ill-starred passion and madness, a mere broken heart will seem a blessing.

Targeted Audience: 21-50

Author Bio:
Jane Godman writes in a variety of genre. Many of her stories are heavily tinged with the supernatural and elements of horror, with haunted characters tormented by dark secrets.
The Jago Legacy Series, her gothic romances, are love stories with a dash of horror and a creepily ever after. Her dark erotic romantic suspense books, The Cunning Prophet Series feature supernatural elements and a charismatic, obsessive villain. Jane also writes steamy historical romance for Samhain Publishing and is working on a three book series for Harlequin in their Nocturne (paranormal) line.
Oh, and let’s not forget the Young Adult horror novella she has coming out later in the year with MuseItUp Publishing!
Jane loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at:
Twitter: @JaneGodman
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jane-Godman-Author/

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Why do I love reading and writing gothic romance?
Gothic romance is a melodramatic style of writing that originated in 18th century England in the tortured imaginations of writers including Horace Walpole and Ann Radcliffe. Soaring castles, dark dungeons, ghosts, murderers, eerie secrets, kidnap, incest, rattling chains, mad monks…some, or all, of the above feature in the best examples of the genre.
Many of the plots of later gothic romances followed a similar theme to the classics such as Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca or Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. A young woman who is all alone in the world goes to live in a creepy old house owned by a mysterious man with dark secrets. Once she gets there she is terrorised by a series of unexplained events, and must find the courage to solve the mystery, usually discovering that the man who appears to want to harm her is, in reality, a damaged soul who she can save with her love.
Reading, and writing, in the gothic style allows us an outlet for our darkest imaginings. From the safety of our armchair, we can accompany the gothic heroine as, clad in a clinging white nightdress, with only a single candle to light her way, she climbs the creaking stairs to discover just what those strange noises in the attic actually are.
In the best gothics, a sense of menace pervades each part of the story, because every character has secrets. We suspect them all. Our heroine’s life is constantly in danger, yet she has to stay in the crumbling mansion or spooky castle. She must find out who is trying to kill her young charge or uncover the mystery of the first wife who haunts her marital home.
The more of the story she unravels, the greater the tension. The hero behaves in a strange and often churlish manner and we are repeatedly invited to question his motives. He has dark secrets, yet our heroine, who we have come to love, is irresistibly drawn to him. Can she/we have got him all wrong?
There was a lot I could not understand about him, but that air of mystery about him enthralled me. There were times when he talked freely about himself, but even at such times I had the impression he was holding back something, some dark secret perhaps, or something he did not entirely understand himself. Catherine, the heroine in Victoria Holt’s Kirkland Revels
One of the best things about a well written gothic is the atmosphere. Picture our heroine in her flimsy gown, nervous but determined as she enters the forbidden abandoned wing, or tiptoes down the stairs to the dungeons, climbs the ladder to the attic full of cobwebs and moth-eaten furnishings, running from the house in terror toward the clifftop… We’ve all seen those scenes in horror films. We’ve all shouted at the screen “Don’t go into the attic!” and shivered with a combination of pleasure and terror when our heroine ignores us.
Gothic romances have been crying out for a revival. Our heroine was due an injection of feistiness. The gender tables had to be turned. The sensuality that was hinted at by Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, Barbara Michaels and their contemporaries needed to be made explicit.
The ‘New Gothics’ had to happen.

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Echoes in the Darkness by Jane Godman

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In the artistic circles of 1860s Paris she is known as the Divine Dita, Montmartre’s most sought-after nude model. But now she’s not so much striking a pose as playing a role, as fiancée to the next Earl of Athal. The charade is a favor to Dita’s best friend, Eddie Jago, a dissolute painter, and the aforementioned heir. As deceptions go, it is innocent compared with what is to come.
On the grim Cornish coast, from the ashes of a ruined castle rises the Jagos’ sumptuous new manor house. The fresh-hewn stone, however, cannot absorb the blood of centuries or quiet the echoes of past crimes. Dita struggles to decipher the Jago family. There is Tynan, the kindly Earl, Lucia, his capable wife, handsome, volatile Eddie and sweet, sheltered sister Eleanor. Then there is Cad, the handsome second son whose reputation is impeccable in business, but scandalous in everything else.
Drawn by friendship, ensnared by lust, Dita uncovers a sordid tangle of murder, desire and madness. It will lay her bare as no portraitist has done before.

Targeted Audience: 21-50

Author Bio:
Jane Godman writes in a variety of genre. Many of her stories are heavily tinged with the supernatural and elements of horror, with haunted characters tormented by dark secrets.
The Jago Legacy Series, her gothic romances, are love stories with a dash of horror and a creepily ever after. Her dark erotic romantic suspense books, The Cunning Prophet Series feature supernatural elements and a charismatic, obsessive villain. Jane also writes steamy historical romance for Samhain Publishing and is working on a three book series for Harlequin in their Nocturne (paranormal) line.
Oh, and let’s not forget the Young Adult horror novella she has coming out later in the year with MuseItUp Publishing!

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This book is the sequel to Legacy of Darkness and is the second book in The Jago Legacy Series. Set in a brooding cliff top castle, the characters are a family with dark secrets and smouldering passions. I love writing Gothic romances which feature the supernatural, without being a paranormal romance, and high sensuality, without being an erotic romance. I like to call it romance with a dash of horror!

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Theodora’s Descent: A Psychological Horror Novel by JE M Keep

b215In the dead of night, they call for her. The monsters and their strange, ancient city deep below the earth.
Theodora is not content to find a husband and settle down. She seeks adventure, not courtship.She feels the primal pull of beings that shouldn’t exist and falls into the den beneath. Saved by a monstrous man from the clutches of two vampires, she quickly realizes that her nightmares couldn’t even come close to the things that haunt the underworld.As she desperately seeks escape, can she survive the horrors that lurk below, or will she succumb to the power that reigns in the dark?
A dark, seductive force calls to her… pulls her towards its clutches…

Targeted Audience: 22

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See Jack Die by Nicholas Black

b82See Jack Die is the story of a man named Jack Pagan who awoke in a hospital bed after having been dead for 67 minutes. All of his long-term memories are gone due to a near fatal blow to the head he received from somebody close to him. His head injury created permanent memory loss, but left him a special gift� he can see the shadow creatures that walk between life and the Deadside. After speaking with a psychic woman, he discovers that people on the Deadside are trying to communicate with him. The only way he can learn about who is was, is by dying, over and over, and putting the mystery together.

Targeted Audience: 22

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The Kiss of Karma 
 by Vimal Vaz

b81Young Ash lives with an abusive father in London’s East End, but he thinks his biggest problem is keeping his girlfriend a secret. Then he sees red stuff on his sister’s dress. Blood! She recites a sick poem. It means only one thing, and the thought is unbearable. Should he blow the whole thing wide open? The shame of it. There’s no one to turn to. “It’s our karma.” His mother’s answer for everything. But Ash refuses to accept this as fate. Alone, he embarks on a violent quest to get rid of his father.

Targeted Audience: 22

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EXIT by Shane Filler

b31“Did you know I spent the whole of my fifteenth year in my room?” .Briar’s impromptu, mid-afternoon confession stirs up distant memories of the lonely time she spent trapped in her home; suffering agoraphobia — fear of open spaces. Now it’s six years later.

Targeted Audience: 22

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The Spook House by Paul Emil

b117After seeing God and the Devil, Jacob Abrams stops using drugs. He joins the military, thinking it would be a good new beginning. He’s wrong. The Army assigns Abrams to an elite unit and orders the team to search what appears to be a real haunted house. Trapped inside, Abrams realizes why he and these men were chosen for this mission. The Army expects no one to get out of this house alive.

Targeted Audience: 22

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Among the Undead (Escape to KP) by Ingrid Hicks

b102A mysterious virus has plagued the world infecting many with an unknown disease making the recently deceased rise again. In Toronto, a small group of survivors find themselves alone fighting the undead while protecting the younger children that were left behind. Together they struggle as they try to leave the city unharmed and find permanent shelter at Kingston Penitentiary. The leaders of the group Lauren and Tyler, both lost their families and loved ones and must now struggle to protect, survive and keep the group together on their journey thus making a strong bond between them. A bond neither of them had expected.

Targeted Audience: 22

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The Dark Priesthood: Confessions of Malevolence #1 Lover Undefined by Sai Marie Johnson

woman-19290536The Dark Priesthood: Confessions of Malevolence is a series about the Sanguine Lineage, and coven. The main character, Queen Deviaun Sanguine is first introduced to readers in this premiere story in the novella created by Sai Marie Johnson. In this story Deviaun is positioned as queen of the Malevolent Order, and some thereafter faces the grave threat of being overthrown by her twin sister, and her very own son. A gothic story with erotic elements this tale is sure to get lovers of vampire tales enthralled all the while bringing a new take to the typical witch, and vampire coven make up.

Targeted Audience: 18+ Paranormal Erotica fans

Author Bio:
A mother of four children including a daughter, and three sons Sai Marie is a creative mind who enjoys a plethora of activities. Married to a Veteran, and owner of a dachshund she likes to spend her days writing, reading, and discussing the art of the quill, pen, or keyboard. With a wide variety of subjects Sai doesn’t consider herself a genre writer, but rather an author of whatever happens to come to mind. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing as of September 2014 Sai writes everything from poetry to scripts in every category from Non-fiction to fiction including children’s stories, erotica, historical romance, and sci-fi. She really is so varied that it’s hard to put her in any category.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired by dark noir erotica based on covens, and demonic entities that I had researched. It was my take on a mix between witches and vampiric elements which came together as a Caballi demon sect.

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The Monster in the Forest 2 by J.M. Keep

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“You are a mother now,” hissed its voice in her mind, that long, slimy tongue of his coiling out along her flesh, over the skin of her neck and cheek.

Julianne returned from that horrific night in the forest. She knew lust and true terror with that eight-limbed monster, but now new horrors await her.

He promised her children. His children.

And when she births those creatures into the world, he would return for more.

This dark erotica is a continuation of Bred by the Monster in the Forest. Contains Monster Breeding, Horror Sex, And Rough Sex. Not for the faint of heart. Over 7k words.

Targeted Audience: Horror Erotica / Monster Sex

Author Bio:
Joshua and Michelle Keep currently write under J.E. & M. Keep for all their novels and novellas, and J.M. Keep for all their erotic shorts.
No matter the length, they love to combine fantasy, scifi, horror, romance and mystery into exciting and titillating stories.

They are long term, loving partners in a very happy relationship and because of this, they love to torture their characters. Dark romance touches all of their stories in one way or another, from elicit trysts to forbidden love.

Some of their work contains dubious consent and erotic pain, so it’s not for the faint of heart. Their stories are often called twisted and arousing — at the same time.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My partner and I love creepy monsters. Horror and erotica seem so contrasting, but both make people feel things so strongly. Fear and arousal are so closely linked in a lot of people’s psyches, and we love to explore that.

To walk that line between gross and erotic is so fascinating to us.

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