Born, Darkly (Darkly, Madly Duet Book 1) by Trisha Wolfe

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Born, Darkly (Darkly, Madly Duet Book 1) by Trisha Wolfe

Favorite Quotes

Shame is the conception of most sins against ourselves.
Ours is not a love story— we’re too volatile, too explosive for monotony. No, our story comes with a warning. Beware. 
I release the breath I’ve been holding, and Grayson’s sharp intake, as if he’s stealing it for himself, sparks a primal thrill within me.  
His smile stretches, meeting his cool blue eyes. “Inappropriate? I hardly think that expresses it. It was fucking shattering. You want romance, go find yourself a nice little do-boy. But you don’t want that—  I tasted what you crave. I can feel it in you now. That dark obsession that twists you, makes you mine.  

 

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About the Author

From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.

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The Bad Ones by Stylo Fantôme

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The Bad Ones by Stylo Fantôme

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 “She wanted his darkness to swallow her whole. She wanted to be a part of it. She wanted to give her own darkness back to him.” 
“It’s only ever us, Dulcie.
Now, yesterday, tomorrow. Whenever.
You get that, right?”
“I want to fuck you until you have bruises in places you didn’t even know were possible,” he hissed against her ear. 

“You pinned me down and you ripped me open and you showed me things inside me that I didn’t even know were there.  Whole new levels of sex and love and depravity, the likes of which the waking world isn’t ready for.  And you held them up in front of my face, yet I still refused to look.  I’ve had my eyes closed for so long.  Why did it take me so long to open them?” 

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Con finally unlocked the doors and she hefted herself into the massive vehicle. They sat in silence for a while, their breath fogging up the glass. Then he opened his mouth.

“Did he touch you?”

Dulcie knew he wasn’t asking about the homeless man.

“Not in any way that counts,” she replied, turning to look at him. His hands had moved to grip

the steering wheel.

“So he has touched you.”

“Jared was just an experiment, I wanted to see if -”

“You let him fucking touch you.”

You fucking left me!” she was suddenly screaming. He didn’t even flinch, just gripped the steering wheel harder. “You fucking left me in this fucking town, without a goddamn goodbye!  Without a goddamn word! God, you have no idea what it’s been like. That fucking camera, all those drawings. And there’s all these people, and talking, and feeling this way, and all the blackness, and I don’t even know what’s wrong with me, and nothing. You come back, and it’s like nothing to you. Oh hey, Dulcie. Where’s your sketchbook, Dulcie. Come to a party, Dulcie.  Let me just fuck this chick in the woods, Dulcie. So you know what? Yeah, he fucking touched me. I let him fucking touch me. And I hated every minute of it, and I would pretend it was you, and I would hate you, and I would hate myself, and I just let it happen.”

Con lunged across the seat, and absurdly, her first thought was “wow, he’s really fast” before his fingers wrapped around her throat. She wasn’t fazed, though, and she pushed right back, slapping him across the face. This only caused him to clench both hands around her neck and he yanked her forward, dragging her to him so their faces were only inches apart.

“Stupid little Dulcie,” he whispered, his breath hot against her lips. She held onto his wrists and glared at him, but didn’t try to pull away. His fingers got tighter. “So scared of the big bad wolf.”

“I’m not … scared of you,” she managed to gasp out, but then his grip grew so tight he completely cut off her oxygen.

“Of course you aren’t scared of me. I’m not the wolf. You are.”

So that’s what was hiding behind the curtain. I wish you’d told me sooner, Con. We could’ve reveled in our darkness together.

It felt like a weight was lifted off her back. She’d been pretending for so long, and she hadn’t even realized it. Had conditioned herself to do it. It was easier to believe Con was the darkness, and she was simply drawn to it. Basking in his wake. But it was all a lie – she was every bit as dark as him. They were the same animal. She’d just been better at deceiving herself. And now they’d evolved into something else, into a new, higher being. Her lungs were throbbing, screaming for oxygen. She could feel her pulse pounding behind her face. Her mouth was open, but she couldn’t make a sound. Black spots danced in front of her eyes, yet still they stared at each other. Recognizing each other, maybe for the first time ever.

Maybe for the last time.

What a way to die, looking into the face of this beautiful boy. What a gift.


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51dLIGmqT4L._UX250_About the Author

Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since …, forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

 

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I See You by Ker Dukey & D.H. Sidebottom

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I See You by Ker Dukey & D.H. Sidebottom

Favorite Quotes

“No, because you disarm me, intoxicate and utterly beguile me. I’m in danger of losing my heart to you and you not wanting it. “
“How can I have let myself fall in love with him? He’s a monster and I let him into my life, my bed, my heart.”
“I can’t get deep enough inside the heat of her body; nothing will ever be enough when it comes to her.

“Believe that I always loved you, since the day I first saw you. Don’t let me take your beauty, or your soul. “

Top 5 Smut Books That Will Seriously Mess With Your Head

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Top 5 Smut Books That Will Seriously Mess With Your Head

Part psychological thriller, part romance, and all kinds of messed up, these major mind-fuck books and series are ones you definitely want to read when you’re ready for a roller coaster ride of emotions.

These books follow no set outline or formula followed by so many other stories. Instead, these books take those formulas, stomp all over them, and boil them with their ex-lover’s rabbit.

There’s nothing sickeningly sweet or overly romantic about these stories. Hell, you’d be hard-pressed to find ANY romance in these books. They’re all rooted in relationships, and the characters may find a happy ending, but by no means are these books and series full of hearts and flowers.

The top 5 mind-fuck books (and series) I’m listing aren’t presented in order because I wouldn’t want the characters to haunt my sub-conscience. Some of them are downright lunatics.

Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig

My Recommendation for Convicted:

If you told me while I was reading Consequences that by the end of Convicted, I’d make a place in my heart for Anthony Rawlings, I would have yelled in your face, “YOU BE CRAZY, YO.” In fact, I think I said that exactly to Aleatha Romig several times while I read Consequences and Truth. After his deplorable actions of the first and through the second book, Truth, I couldn’t foresee ever warming up to Tony. It seems Aleatha did the impossible: she forced my heart open and pushed her way in to plant Tony firmly in. In what I describe as a literary soap opera, the trilogy has so many mysteries, twists, turns, murders, relationships, generational vendettas, webs of lies, and tons of money. When read back-to-back—how I recommend it’s read—the books are an epic storytelling. I highly recommend reading this trilogy, and when you get through to the end of Convicted, come talk to me about how much you, too, have grown to love Tony and Claire.

Blind Obsession by Ella Frank

My Recommendation:

This book is probably unlike any you’ve ever read. Blind Obsession is haunting, yet sexy; tragic, yet lovely; mysterious, yet personal. It’s one dichotomy after another and left me so damn confused about how I was supposed to feel that by the time everything unfolded, I was relieved to make it to the end, yet disappointed to not continue. Normally, a tragic story doesn’t include hardcore sex, but in this book, it fits and makes this book a must-read for anyone who can handle having your emotions shattered.

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Love Me with Lies Series by Tarryn Fisher

My Recommendation from Thief:

At one point in this book, I actually said out loud to no one but me, my wiener dog sleeping in the corner, and my Kindle, “Fuuuuuuuuuu…” I can remember that happening only twice before, and one of those times was while reading Dirty Red, Thief’s precursor. These books kill my emotions. Tarryn Fisher has a way of creating characters that can reach into my heart, twist it like a piece of meat, make me doubt every genuine person I’ve ever met, then use my broken heart to fall in love. Without giving away any spoilers, Thief ends the Love Me With Lies trilogy with closure and heartbreak, but it’s up to you to find out whose hearts are broken in the end. The whole series is a must-read.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

My Recommendation:

I admits—Gone Girl isn’t technically a smut book. There’s no sex (I KNOW), but the crux of the story is embedded in a marriage. A MUST READ. Brilliant. Major WTFness, making twists and turns, taunting me from my bedside table to keep reading.

Gone Girl

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The Dark Duet Series by C.J. Roberts

What are some other mind-fuck books and series do you recommend? I can always use a quality emotional blender-of-a-book.

Update: I’ve been asked why I didn’t add Tiffany Reisz’s The Original Sinners series. While they are especially dramatic and exceptionally smutty (and happen to be my favorite series of all time), they aren’t the mind-blowing, mind-fucks the books above qualify to be for me.

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