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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Controlled: Cyborg Slave 1 (BBW, Alpha Male Billionaires, MMF Menage) by Steele Star

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A big beautiful servant has signed away all her rights to enter the multibillionare D’arke household. But when the family’s massive, muscular and dominant alpha male sons – arrogant blond Beau and intimidating dark Max – order her to service them sexually, she discovers the rich are not human. Especially sexually. This 6,900 word story includes highly explicit oral and double penetrative sex, restraint and submission. It is intended only for those 18 and older.

Targeted Audience: Over 21

Author Bio:
Hi, I’m Steele.

I live in London, in one of the multicultural arty areas where you’ll hear a dozen different languages in a typical day.

Long walks and parks and street markets in summer, art exhibitions and opera in winter. Good red wine any time.

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Moon Chosen #1 (BBW Werewolf / Shifter Romance) by Mac Flynn

moon1Twelve kidnapped young women, a lonely island, and a hauntingly sensual curse.

A young woman named Sophie finds herself among the twelve kidnapped from their homes and taken to Wolf Island. There they are forced to participate in the Choosing, an ancient ritual that binds them to a man who is more than he seems. She refuses to submit to their demands and plots only to escape, but she finds herself entranced by the man to whom she is bound. His alluring eyes catch her like a moth to a flame, and she finds herself falling into a world of dark desires and feral lust.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
A seductress of sensual words and a lover of paranormal plots, Mac enjoys thrilling reads and writings filled with naughty fun and pleasures. She writes ebooks in the paranormal and romance categories and always enjoy a good chat with fans and romance junkies, so feel free to drop her a line.

Visit her at her website: http://macflynn.com
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Heaven’s Basement by Richard Poche

b136Bunny and Cody are a pair of escorts entertaining two low-rent dope dealers in a seedy motel. When one of the dealers attacks Cody, Bunny takes the law into her own hands and shoots the men dead. Stealing the drug dealer’s stash of cocaine and money, the women carjack a housekeeper at the motel.
Lolita is no ordinary maid, however, as she mysteriously knows details about the prostitutes’ lives.
Paul Nighthorse is an emotionally scarred deputy who catches the case. His pursuit takes a dark turn as his own demons come back to haunt him in the form of a stripper who has information on the whereabouts of the women.
With the deputy in hot pursuit, the threesome go on the run. Lolita tries to talk the two women into giving their lives over to God. But Bunny thinks they finally have enough money to get out of the life. …Until Cody reveals that one of the men had bitten her.
And now she thinks she is becoming a vampire.
Before the night is over, the women realize that there are no easy getaways.

Targeted Audience: 22

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Dawn of Dark: Bedded by the Boogeyman #1 by Olivia Lyons

boo1redoPoor Dani is married to a loser, and her sex life just plain sucks. She spends most evenings alone with her hand, fantasizing of a man who lives to satisfy her. One night, a monster called the boogeyman pays her a visit. He’s selfish, violent, and beyond dangerous – everything a woman wouldn’t want in a guy. At first, Dani is terrified that he’s going to kill her. When she gives her body to him, though, she finds out how arousing a bit of danger can be.

This erotic short story is the first of a three-part serial. Features explicit content, including domination (slapping, name-calling, weapons) and monster-human lovemaking. Approximately 9,600 words.

Targeted Audience: Mature adults

Author Bio:
Olivia Lyons is a writer of erotica and steamy romance. She lives in Texas with her family and three fat, greedy cats.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love horror, and I wanted to write something a little darker and more suspenseful than usual.

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Vampiress by William Sc0tt

vampiress-coverA lady of the night, an undead, working as an exotic dancer, preys on people for blood in order to survive

Targeted Audience: 18+

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Desired By the Wolf: Part 1 (BBW Werewolf / Shifter Romance) by Mac Flynn

desired1The series is now complete and all four parts are available for purchase!

A mysterious stranger. A full moon. A strange lust.

Lenore Anderson’s plain world changes the night she meets the newcomer, Nick Connor. The new owner of a deserted old house, he exudes charm and questions. Why did he move to their small town? How is he so rich? And why does he look at Lenore with such hungry eyes? Those questions lead her into his strange, dark world and into his strong arms, and he’ll never let her go.

Desired By the Wolf: Part One the first entry in the four-part Desired By the Wolf serial, and is not intended to be read as a standalone story.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
A seductress of sensual words and a lover of paranormal plots, Mac enjoys thrilling reads and writings filled with naughty fun and pleasures. She writes ebooks in the paranormal and romance categories and always enjoy a good chat with fans and romance junkies, so feel free to drop her a line.

Her website: macflynn.com
Her newsletter signup: eepurl.com/RnjIP

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Lilith Mercury, Werewolf Hunter Series (Boxed Set, Books 1-3) by Tracey H. Kitts

Lilith-Boxed-Set-smallerThis is a collection of the first three books in the Lilith Mercury, Werewolf Hunter series. This series focuses on the life of Lilith Mercury, a werewolf Hunter who is also half werewolf. Did I mention there are several sexy men in her life? This story has graphic violence, and graphic sex. It also has a new take on the origins of werewolves and vampires. There are many ups and downs in Lilith’s life and much more to come.

This series gets hotter as it goes. No werewolves were harmed in the making of this series.

Targeted Audience: Women 21 and over

Author Bio:
I write paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy romance. I have wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. I write what I enjoy in the hopes that others will enjoy it as well. I’ve always been drawn to the macabre. Vampires, werewolves, you name it. I’ve never written about the paranormal because it’s popular. I do it because that’s what I’m interested in. If the vampire fad ever passes, I’ll still be sitting here in my Dracula cape, getting my fang on.

I write erotic horror under the name T.K. Hardin.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always loved werewolves, vampires, and folklore. I just couldn’t help myself.

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The Heart of Hannen: Book I in The Atriian Trilogy by Fawn Bonning

The-heart-of-hannen-poster* Awarded Runner-Up in romance – 2014 New York Book Festival

An epic tale of dark fantasy, erotic romance, and horror.

Christine is a troubled teen with a dark past. She is miserable in her small town where she feels destined to live her life as an outcast.

She has no idea that her true destiny lies in a different town . . . and in a different world, a most brutal world called Atriia. There she will learn the true meaning of misery, the true meaning of loneliness and shame.

And in the arms of a most unlikely candidate, she will also learn the true meaning of love.

He is Hannen Fallier, the one they call the foul fraigen dropper, revered by men for his fearless feats, yet looked upon by women with open disdain. With a face horribly mauled, he hides behind a mask of shame, deeming himself unworthy of love.

That he would seek acceptance from Christine is irony in its purest form. That he would seek her love . . . the ultimate betrayal.

**Mature subject matter**
**Warning – Enter Atriia at your own risk, but beware, it is not for the faint of heart. If you do decide to brave your way within, you will need the aid of the dictionary located at the back of the book.

Targeted Audience: Women 21+

Author Bio:
Hello. My name is Fawn Bonning. I was born and raised in South Florida. At the age of forty, I packed up my things and moved to Tennessee where I now reside with my husband, four sons, and six dogs. Reading, writing, singing, eating, Japanese gardening, and bulb planting are a few of my favorite things to do.

I discovered my talent for writing rather late in life, so spread the word, my dear readers. I’m not getting any younger here.

I must warn you, I love horror, and this reflects in my writing. I grew up reading Stephen King and watching Creature Feature. My favorite series right now is The Walking Dead. Zombies, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, aliens, anything paranormal, I love it all. And I’m drawn to epic fantastic tales that put you in dark dystopian worlds where it is a challenge just to stay alive. The Stand, by Stephen King, is one of my favorite novels. Richard Adams’ Watership Down is another, and you will find my love of animals evident in my writing. I also love a good erotic romance, but was never able to find this in the horror novels that I loved so much. Thus the writer in me was born.

The Atriian Trilogy is dark, dystopian, fantasy fiction with a healthy dose of horror and a fair share of sensual erotic encounters that should satisfy any romance lover. Enter Atriia if you dare, but beware, it is not for the faint of heart.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The burning desire to create passionate, yet tasteful, erotic romance novels with elements of fantasy and horror.

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