His Choice. Her Ruin.
My father is one of the rulers of the Family; a community cut off from society.
The people think we are perfect.
But no one knows what goes on behind closed doors.
They won’t understand the choice I have to make.
And neither will she.
The Family doesn’t treat girls nicely.
For her, there are rules that have to be obeyed.
Even if they end in pain, hardship… and ruin.
But I will save her.
Even if she’ll hate me for it.
Before His Choice is an optional prequel to the Dark Romance Suspense Under His Rule by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Clarissa Wild!
Aleksandr Voinov - Dark Soul 5.
"The saga comes to an end . . ." In "Dark Hunter I," Stefano Marino must face his most dangerous enemy yet: US Attorney Sebastiano Beccaria, who's seeking the total annihilation of the Marino clan in the hopes of purging his own dark past. In "Dark Frost," a traitor in the organization makes his move, hiring Silvio to kill Stefano. Meanwhile, Silvio struggles to find his place in the Marino home as Donata learns the truth about Stefano's affair. The game is up in "Dark Hunter II." Sebastiano Beccaria confronts Stefano with evidence that will undermine his power and put his life at risk. Stefano faces a bitter choice: fight and risk it all, or flee and protect himself and those he loves. Also, there's a puppy. In "Dark Lie," Stefano makes the only choice he can. With the mutiny brewing and his marriage hanging in the balance, he agrees to leave the life of organized crime. Beccaria has won, but the victory comes at high price-for everyone involved. In "Dark Heart," Stefano and Donata have gone to ground in Paris. When a ghost from the past tracks him down, he knows he won't survive the day if he can't find a way to make peace with all he left behind.
Aleksandr Voinov - Dark Soul 4.
In "Dark Rival I," the noose tightens around Stefano Marino's neck. While Silvio and Franco are off taking care of the Russian problem, mutiny brews in Stefano's crime family. It soon becomes clear he can trust only one man in his life, but whether he can hold on to Silvio-and what it might cost his marriage-are questions for which he has no answers. In "Dark Rival II," Silvio returns from his mission. Job done, threat gone, Stefano knows Silvio has no reason to stay. Or so he thought, anyway, until Silvio makes his move. It seems Silvio wants only sex, but Stefano is well aware there's much, much more on the line. Including Donata, whose suspicions of a mistress in Stefano's life are uncomfortably close to an even more uncomfortable truth. Hopeless and helpless as his life crumbles down around his head, Stefano gives in to his desires in "Dark Temptation." He isn't any closer to understanding Silvio-and he's farther from Donata than he's ever been-but at least he's come to understand his own needs. Now if only he could figure out how to be himself without hurting the ones he loves the most.
Aleksandr Voinov - Dark Soul 3.
In "Dark Lady I," as Silvio Spadaro plans to take on the Russian hit squad that kidnapped his boss, he decides the best way to deal with four extremely dangerous men is to become an even more dangerous woman. In “Dark Lady II,” Stefano discovers yet another disturbing – and arousing – truth about Silvio and how easily Silvio uses a man’s weakness for his own ends. “Dark Brother” brings another player to Stefano Marino’s household. Franco Spadaro has just been released from the French Foreign Legion and is catching up with his little brother. In the middle of a war, a skilled sniper comes in right on time – but two Spadaros might be more than Stefano can handle.
Aleksandr Voinov - Dark Soul 1.
Stefano Marino is a made man, a happily married west coast mafia boss who travels east to await the death of a family patriarch. All the old hands have gathered—of course sharks will circle when there’s blood in the water—but it’s a new hand that draws Stefano’s eye. Silvio “the Barracuda” Spadaro is protetto and heir to retired consigliere Gianbattista Falchi, and a made man in his own right. Among his underworld family, being gay is a capital crime, but the hypersexual—and pansexual—young killer has never much cared for rules. The only orders he follows are Battista’s, whether on the killing field or on his knees, eagerly submissive at Battista’s feet. But Silvio has needs Battista can’t fill, and he’s cast his black-eyed gaze on Stefano. A fake break-in, an even faker attack, and Silvio is exactly where he wants to be: strung up at Stefano’s mercy, driving the older Mafioso toward urges he’s spent his whole life repressing. Stefano resists, but when the Russian mob invades his territory and forces him to seek aid, Gianbattista’s price brings Stefano face to face once more with Silvio—and his darkest desires.
Aleksandr Voinov - Dark Soul 2.
The second volume in the Dark Soul series features the stories "Dark Whisper" and "Dark Night." In "Dark Whisper," Gianbattista may have broken Silvio's heart and sent him off to the States, but he's still just a phone call away. When Silvio returns from a sex shop with a bag full of goodies, Gianbattista can't resist topping his boy one more time, even if they are 4,000 miles apart. In "Dark Night," the Russian problem comes back to haunt Stefano, and when a dark encounter leaves him bloody and broken, Silvio knows just the right way to ease his pain.
Pepper Winters - Je suis à toi
“Life taught me an eternal love will demand the worst sacrifices. A transcendent love will split your soul, cleaving you into pieces. A love this strong doesn’t grant you sweetness—it grants you pain. And in that pain is the greatest pleasure of all.” Q made me the happiest esclave in the world. He gave me his heart, his empire, his ruthless unforgiving love. And life finally left us in peace. A man like my maître has special needs though, growing stronger as our lives intertwine. The only way to survive his monster is to agree to all his desires. Including his latest wish. I’m his. And I won’t refuse.
K. Webster - This is the End, Baby
***This is the seventh and final book in the series. First six books must be read in order to fully understand this story line. THIS STORY IS A NOVELLA AND SHORTER THAN THE REST.*** They say the king is the most powerful piece on the board. However, they haven’t met me. This queen knows all the rules. She plays the game better than him. In my game, the queen can knock the king right off the board. Game over. The END. But, I love him. The darkness threatens to make me lose sight of my strategy from time to time, but in the END, love always prevails. Problem is, my black king is playing by a different set of rules. His END game is one he shields from me. It’s a game he plays closely with the white king, the most brilliant player of all. Together, they want to END my game. They want to END me. This queen doesn’t go down without a fight. This queen makes her own rules. This queen will outsmart those who play against her. This is the END, baby. In the END, I am going to win it all. ***Warning*** This is the End, Baby is a dark romance. Extreme sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to dark themes, then this story is not for you.
Lym Cruz - Till Death Do us Part
Since my family and I were placed in witness protection, I always had a feeling that someone was watching me. That he was watching me. It was a tingling almost imperceptible sensation that constantly lurked as if my energy was being assaulted by someone else’s. Like how the magnetic field of the earth gets assaulted by cosmic rays from the sun. In the pit of my stomach, I knew something awful was coming, just not what or when. These random thoughts tortured my mind, elevating primal fear, decreasing logic and self-control. It felt as though I was going crazy, but I wasn't. Because he was standing right in front of me. Rowan had come for me...
T. M. Frazier - King of the Causeway
A massive hurricane looms off the coast of Florida while a different kind of storm is brewing in Logan’s beach. A mysterious newcomer is vying for the title of King of the Causeway. He’ll do anything to steal the crown, including bringing someone back from King’s past who will threaten a lot more than the title King has spent his lifetime earning. A hurricane is coming. And it could destroy everything. (This novella features King & Ray from King & Tyrant)
Steena Holmes - Elena Aitken - Halfway in Between
By New York Times Bestselling author, Steena Holmes and Elena Aitken, comes their latest collaboration, sure to resonate with women everywhere. Life hasn’t been easy for Melissa Tait-Rhodes — but then, how could it be since she's been living a lie for the past ten years. A lie that has completely changed her daughter’s life and affected Parker, her brother-in-law in ways neither of them imagined. As the only one in town who shares her secret, it was natural for Melissa to lean on him. After all—he’s family. When Nikki Landon decided to say in her hometown of Halfway, Montana, things with her new boyfriend naturally became more serious. In fact, things might be getting t a lot more serious between them if it wasn’t for one thing—his all too involved sister-in-law getting in the way. But there’s more to their relationship that anyone is admitting and when Parker finally comes clean with the truth, Melissa’s carefully constructed deception begins to crumble. Secrets in a small town have a way of getting out, and if Melissa and Nikki aren’t careful, this is one secret that could destroy everything, including what they both want more than anything—to be with the one they love.
Adam Haslett - The Remedy
He’s a man with a body under siege—and the willingness to proceed with a cure so miraculous all one can do is gasp—in this chilling story by New York Times bestselling author Adam Haslett. After years of traditional treatments and therapies, Derrick still suffers from pain ineluctable enough that it has become his identity. Then he hears of an exclusive, very private New York clinic that promises relief. It comes highly recommended by a friend. The multisession remedy unfolds as a sensorial wonder that’s so illuminating it’s enough to bring tears to Derrick’s eyes. It’s all working so well. So unexpectedly well. Adam Haslett’s The Remedy is part of Dark Corners, a collection of seven heart-stopping short stories by bestselling authors who give you so many new reasons to be afraid. Each story can be read in a single sitting. Or, if you have the nerve, you can listen all by yourself in the dark.
Emma Jaye - Splitting Lies
Criminal Delights I’m drowning in myself, ripping apart. Torn from my life, I’m in a world I don’t understand. There are no masters, no kneeling, and no loving punishments to keep me grounded. Despite the smiles and care Jiao provides, I’m not his priority. I believe his concern is genuine, but his interest is professional. Casting my world into history is his aim, and for that I can’t trust him. The voices are getting louder; I’m losing time. I need to hold on; need to stay loyal. Master will come for me soon, and blood will wash my sins clean. I refuse to imagine what they will do to the man who stole me. Kaspar’s mental health is shot to pieces; he’s flipping between personalities. I wish I could give him what the psychiatrist says he needs… time. But lives depend on the information locked inside that gorgeous head. How can I crack his loyalty to the centuries-old slaver organization that has already tried to kill both of us, without breaking him completely? My boss says it’s a price she’s willing to pay. I’m not so sure. Themes: Slavery. Mental Health Issues. Abduction. Witness Protection. Assassination. Work vs personal life conflict. Genre: Dark, psychological/thriller M/M romance. Warnings: Violence. High angst and explicit steamin’ hot sexual scenes. Length: 81K. HEA. 2nd in a series. This book is part of CRIMINAL DELIGHTS. Each of the other novels can be read as a standalone and contains a dark M/M romance. This book follows on from Sweating Lies. Warning: These books are for adult readers who enjoy stories where lines between right and wrong get blurry. High heat, twisted and tantalizing, these are not for the fainthearted.
Emma Jaye - Sweating Lies
Criminal Delights “Gladiator or toy?” Kaspar asks, as if it’s the easiest choice in the world. It might be an easy answer for someone branded, brainwashed, and who remembers no other life. But that’s not me, not yet anyway. I’m a cop—or at least I was until my cover got blown. Now, I’m one of the trafficked people I vowed to save. Kaspar’s a toy —a pleasure slave— content to warm our sadistic owner’s bed; he laps up the abuse he’s conditioned to associate with affection. He’s my only way out. To gain our freedom, I must play the hardest undercover role of my career and be everything his fractured mind needs: a more controlling bastard than the man who turns people into grateful slaves for a living. Officer Jiao Sweatt thinks I’m a victim. He has a lot to learn. And it’ll hurt. This book is part of CRIMINAL DELIGHTS. Each novel can be read as a standalone and contains a dark M/M romance. Warning: These books are for adult readers who enjoy stories where lines between right and wrong get blurry. High heat, twisted and tantalizing, these are not for the fainthearted.
C. E. Kilgore - True North
Where do you want to be when the world ends? TRUE NORTH - an apocalyptic M/M Romance. Electricity is gone. Society is on its knees. The heart’s compass becomes the light in the darkness. Joshua has had enough of people. Especially those desperate, starving bastards who he’s certain ate his dog. When people decide to leave the university town of Lincoln, Nebraska and head south before winter sets in, Joshua heads north instead. When he lands face-first in a snowbank, he welcomes death. What he finds instead is the handsome smile of Chris, a lone goat farmer who’s trying to make the best of life without power.
Jess Michaels - Fascinated
It's been over a decade since Aaron Condit's lover, Viscount Noah Seagate died. While he has had temporary diversions, he hasn't had a real relationship since. But now he's been invited to the home of his best friend, Leticia Blackwood and he'll be faced with deep temptation in the form of her brother, Griffin Merrick. Griffin has seen Aaron at certain clubs for a long time and he cannot deny that he wants the handsome solicitor. But secrets from far in the past and a desire not to hurt someone they both love stand between them. Time spent alone leads to a passionate affair, but only time will tell if they can overcome all that keeps them apart. And if they're willing to risk losing everything in order to find love.
J. R. Gray - Illicit Activity
The Christmas season is fast approaching. Jesse and George try to keep their connection alive with stolen late night dinners and secret meetings, which never seem to be enough. Zac doesn’t take no for an answer, and has set his sights on George’s slave Elliot as his newest conquest. Determined to see Elliot and bring him some holiday spirit, Zac starts a battle of wits with George. But Will George be able to outsmart Zac, and keep him away from Elliot, for long?
Ada Maria Soto - Merlin in the Library
An Agency Short Story Agent Martin Grove is in pain every minute of the day while his wounds slowly heal. As soon as one injury starts to fade another that was hidden presents itself, but despite that Martin is, above all, a man who appreciates routine. For him that means 'Merlin' must return to the regularly scheduled Saturday Children's’ Story Hour at the library. He's been absent for too long and his body is still a technicolor canvas of physical damage, but as long as he has his Arthur by his side, he just might make it. ~4,000 words
E. S. Carter - Feyness
I don't see dead people. I see you. I see every incarnation of you. I see the history of your soul. I can see your aura soaked in the blood of your previous lives. Most people are inherently good or evil. Some flit between darkness and light. Few can change the fabric of their essence; it's a fight that most are too weak to win. He was once darkness. An evil so pure that his very soul is black and yet I am drawn to him like a moth to a flame. Some days, I feel like I am drowning, the waves of my feelings stealing the very air from my lungs. Other days, I feel nothing at all. I'm unsure which is worse; gasping for air or dying from this thirst. Can you learn to breathe underwater when you find someone worth drowning for?
E. S. Carter - Parasight
I am drowning in darkness. My limbs submerged in inky tar, my lungs asphyxiated by the stench of death's hold. My eyes see nothing but black. Yet I see him. And I am not scared. I should be. Don't look into my eyes, for my demons will eat you alive. My devil inside will feast on your soft flesh. His jagged teeth will tear the meat from your bones and drink the light from your soul. His scars will turn the innocent into sinful and drag you into his dark pit of hell. No light lives within this disfigured shell. I am a vessel for pain. Giving and receiving. It feeds me. It nourishes me. It holds me close like the arms of a lover and whispers to me in the twilight. They say the devil was once an angel. There is no angel inside me. I do not seek repentance nor forgiveness. I do not crave things as weak as love. My desire for her is purely selfish and once my appetite is sated she will be unlucky to leave with her life. When she looks into my eyes, my demons will eat her alive. *Book #2 of 'The Red Order' series. Can be read as a standalone, but to understand the full storyline consider beginning the journey with Feyness*
K. A. Sands - Middle Ground
A cheeky little novella that packs a lot of heat, from behind the doors of Club Descent. What happens when a five-foot-six alpha male meets a six-foot-four bruiser of a bouncer? Sparks fly. Ed and Jeremy, two naturally dominant and controlling men, fall for each other in the most unlikely of places. Meeting in the middle never looked so spectacular. But who comes out on top?