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Sure we love a sweet and sometimes sassy love story, but other times, we dig into a dark and twisted (maybe) romance and LOVE it. Angela is our resident reader of dark, twisted smut books and holds no apologies for it. If you dare to read a book she recommends, understand it most likely comes with a content warning

Here are 10 dark erotica and horror romance books she's either read and recommends or is waiting for her on her TBR.

Enjoy these dark romance books, fellow sickos!

"Bonny Capps writes a whole new level of mind f*cking darkness."

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WARNING:
This book is not just dark - it’s horrific, depraved and disturbing. If you do not enjoy books containing blood, guts, taboo and more – this book is not for you

Sofia:

I remember the days when it was me and the ice.

The jarring sounds that my skates would make when they’d slice through my frozen stage... remembering my mother’s smiling face as she watched me perform.

She was so proud.

She was the best.

Then she was taken suddenly. I never even got to say goodbye.

It was her wish that I go to Russia to discover my roots, and I did.

I never, in a million years, would foresee what would happen after that.
In order to survive, sometimes you have to do things that you’re not proud of.

My entire life has been a performance. At first, it was the ice.
And now… it’s behind an 8 millimeter camera.

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"Courtney Lane gives you an unpredictable, dark read that will have you questioning your own sanity."

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When the line between fiction and reality bleeds, there is no end to the lies or a truth to be found.

It was never supposed to happen. He was supposed to remain a porn star—the source of my fantasies—in my expansive collection of torture porn. But he found me, and he only wants one thing from me. He calls it the ultimate orgasm; death.
He gives me the illusion of choice—my life or his.

I thought my choice would be the end of my troubles, but it followed me to a town known for its close-minded, small population and hypocritical way of thinking.

My madness lurks in the shadows. It watches me and seduces me with pretty smiles and dirty degradation. It assures me that my fantasies aren't wrong. It tells me that they will star in all of my nightmares…and I want nothing more.

Content contains strong violence, coarse language, graphic sex, scenes of horror, and situations that most readers would find objectionable. Reader discretion is highly advised.

"Yolanda delivers a story that is both brutally haunting and strangely compelling. Please be warned this book is pure horror erotica!"

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Strangers by Yolanda Olson Quote PPDQ

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He watches me from his window.

I put on my best shows for him because I know he likes what I do.

Blood, death, and sometimes things I know I shouldn't. I study him from my balcony and remember the things he likes best, always careful to show him what I know will bring him back out for more.

I'll do anything that will keep his attention because he's different. He doesn't know it yet, but he's going to be my hero.

It's his fate.

We're the same kind of monster, he and I, and I'll make him remember what's at stake before it's all said and done.

He's my only hope.

Just one more final game before the hunt really begins.

It's only fair.

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R.I.P. Part One: Rest In Peace

~ Malakai ~

On the outside, we look normal, like an all-American Christian family, but behind the walls of this church basement, we are far from it.

My mother says it's her calling, my father says it's our blessing, and my sister says it's fun. I say we're fucked.

I dont know if what we're doing is really what God wants us to do, I just know that the more we do it, the more natural it feels.

Natural.

What we're doing and the reason behind it is far from natural.

In my family, love blends with hate, duty with torment, and blood with water.

We are the Courtenay family and this is the story about how it all went wrong.


R.I.P. Part Two: Rot In Pieces

~ Adriel ~

Her actions shattered my family, leaving it half alive.
And I hate her for it.

My brother is broken. His torment suffocates him as he claws his way through the aftermath of her decisions. Despite it all, he remains by my side.

The life we knew has been gutted, rotting into a million pieces. We have no home, nowhere to go, but I don’t care because we still have each other. He’s the only one that can see beneath my flesh to touch me in my darkest places.

Our choices have taken us on a new path. A shimmering sea of blood trails behind us on our search for purpose and reason.

No matter what happens, I refuse to let anything or anyone keep us apart.

I’ll burn the world to ash before I’ll let him go.

*Trigger Warning: This book contains many triggers. If you are not comfortable reading about taboo subject matter, gore, explicit/graphic situations and disturbing content, this book may not be for you.

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GLAM yourself up and get ready for Dinner at Midnight as twelve of your favorite dark authors take you on a wild ride for New Year's. When a Good Boy shows his Aberrant Desires for Delicious Deviance, and being a Chew Toy can fulfill a Sinner’s wild fantasy.

Step into the role of being a Muse that comes from decadent Champagne Dreams. Get enticed into being Bait as you enjoy the show of the Hung. And when all is said and done, prepare to end your night with a tempting Bang, Bang.

Devious Resolutions: A Dark M/M Anthology.

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This is a Dark title with adult themes

From Bestselling Authors Ker Dukey & K Webster comes,
Pretty Stolen Dolls.


Benny loves his pretty little dolls.
As long as they do exactly as they're told.
He keeps them perfect by brushing their hair
and gives them pretty dresses to wear.
He likes to toy with them late at night.
One so timid but the other likes to fight.
When his favorite doll runs away...
despite the other doll promising to stay,
his heart becomes broken and he can't help but cry.
He wants her back home or his pretty little doll must die.

Have you ever had to make a decision that haunts you every single day for the rest of your life…the life you stole back?
I have.
I ran for my survival, rocks and twigs cutting into the soles of my feet, my lungs burning and screaming for rest, every muscle tensed and fighting along with me for existence.
I left her.
I ran, ran, ran—from Benny and his lone, pretty little doll—until I couldn’t remember where to find them again.
I’m sorry.

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“Dripping with darkness, chilling with its utter terror. This one had me transfixed and glued to the page!” -Book Haven Book Blog

Lucifer owes the Hatter a favor…

…and the devious Hatter knows just what he wants for his prize.

Yet to collect, he must corrupt sweet Alice. Corrupt her or he cannot claim her. For even the most covetous of demons cannot steal a soul that remains untainted. That is... unless an innocent offers it of her own free will.

THE WHITE QUEEN is a tale of pure horror by USA TODAY bestselling author Addison Cain. There is no white knight, for the twisted Hatter lurks in these pages… ready to devour your soul and haunt your dreams.

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'The priests want me to thank God, but the only thing I pray for is death.'

There is nothing before Eden. Just flashes of a time before Danielle woke up in chains, in hell, to be violated and broken.

Over, and over, and over.

They say that God honors those who serve, that each baptism is a gift, but all Danielle wants is to die.

Eden has other plans.

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As a starry-eyed child, I wanted to believe my shining prince would ride up on a white horse, present a diamond ring, and carry me away to his castle. His love would be endless and our lives would be the happily ever after all girls dreamed about. I never knew the fairytale was nothing more than a lie.

I was a good girl.
Until one night, one tiny trip, one little mistake, one moment of indiscretion.

When I fell down the rabbit hole, I stumbled into the absolute fantasy, succumbing to their whims and rituals. As their very naughty girl, I embraced the nightmare and refused to ever leave.

The Darkland is mine.
And those monsters will kneel before their one true Queen.

Madness is a dark romance/reverse harem story.

An admitted word fiend, KAILEE REESE SAMUELS loves pushing her readers’ boundaries with original, addictive storylines and unexpected twists to keep you turning the page. Her genre-busting, lyrical writing style is punctuated with elements of dark romance, romantic suspense, psychological thriller, mafia, MC, BDSM, and realism.

As the author of JULIET, 22, SHE/HE, UNSPOKEN, POPPY, and TAT BOOKS (Salt Kissed Love, Famous Last Words, and Every Minute I Love You), she believes first and foremost her books should be entertaining and serve as the perfect escape with a delicious beverage, a box of chocolate, and plenty of tissues.

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When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die.
The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell.
Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them.
Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood.
Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain.
As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.
With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.
One at a time.
Each one more deadly than the last.
Tick Tock.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

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