Romance Gothic Books

All the Lies

To save my job, I have to interview a reclusive writer who doesn’t want to be found. When I find him, I realize that he is the arrogant and gorgeous stranger who is the only one who knows the truth about that night. He agrees to speak under one condition: everything he says is off the record. He has secrets of his own.But something happens between us. His touch ignites a spark. His eyes make me weak at the knees. I can’t pull away. This is wrong. This will ruin everything.But he looks at me in that way that no one has ever looked at me before and I can’t say no…Praise for Charlotte Byrd “BEST AUTHOR YET! Charlotte has done it again! There is a reason she is an amazing author and she continues to prove it! I was definitely not disappointed in this series!!” ★★★★★“LOVE!!! I loved this book and the whole series!!! I just wish it didn't have to end. I am definitely a fan for life!!! ★★★★★“Extremely captivating, sexy, steamy, intriguing, and intense!” ★★★★★“Addictive and impossible to put down.” ★★★★★“What a magnificent story from the 1st book through book 6 it never slowed down always surprising the reader in one way or the other. Nicholas and Olive's paths crossed in a most unorthodox way and that's how their story begins it's exhilarating with that nail biting suspense that keeps you riding on the edge the whole series. You'll love it!” ★★★★★“What is Love Worth. This is a great epic ending to this series. Nicholas and Olive have a deep connection and the mystery surrounding the deaths of the people he is accused of murdering is to be read. Olive is one strong woman with deep convictions. The twists, angst, confusion is all put together to make this worthwhile read.” ★★★★★“Fast-paced romantic suspense filled with twists and turns, danger, betrayal, and so much more.” ★★★★★“Decadent, delicious, & dangerously addictive!” - Amazon Review ★★★★★“Titillation so masterfully woven, no reader can resist its pull. A MUST-BUY!” - Bobbi Koe, Amazon Review ★★★★★“Captivating!” - Crystal Jones, Amazon Review ★★★★★“Sexy, secretive, pulsating chemistry…” - Mrs. K, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★“Charlotte Byrd is a brilliant writer. I've read loads and I've laughed and cried. She writes a balanced book with brilliant characters. Well done!” -Amazon Review ★★★★★“Hot, steamy, and a great storyline.” - Christine Reese ★★★★★“My oh my....Charlotte has made me a fan for life.” - JJ, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★“Wow. Just wow. Charlotte Byrd leaves me speechless and humble… It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Once you pick it up, you won't put it down.” - Amazon Review ★★★★★“ Intrigue, lust, and great characters...what more could you ask for?!” - Dragonfly Lady ★★★★★

Too Wicked to Kiss: Gothic Historical Romance (Gothic Love Stories Book 1)

A darkly romantic gothic mystery with hidden motives and forbidden love from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author:"Sensual and witty... A delicious, dark Gothic treat!"- Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling authorHIS TOUCH HOLDS HER CAPTIVEFrom the ravens circling its spires to the gargoyles adorning its roof, Blackberry Manor looms ominously over its rambling grounds. And behind its doors, amid the flickering shadows and secret passageways, danger lies in wait… TO HIS EVERY DARK DESIREEvangeline Pemberton has been invited to a party at the sprawling estate of reclusive Gavin Lioncroft, who is rumored to have killed in cold blood. Initially, his towering presence and brusque manner instill fear… until his seductive attentions and unexpected vulnerability conquer her resistance.But when a guest is murdered, Evangeline is torn. Could the man to whom she is so powerfully drawn, also be a ruthless killer?Gothic Love StoriesToo Wicked to KissToo Sinful to DenyToo Tempting to ResistToo Wanton to WedToo Brazen to Bite

Dark Desires (Dark Gothic Book 1)

Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he's a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances … and the murders.With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she is falling in love with. Is he an innocent and misunderstood man … or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets?Read all Eve's Historical Romantic Suspense with a Gothic Twist! Each book is a stand-alone and the series can be read in any order.DARK DESIRESHIS DARK KISSDARK PRINCEHIS WICKED SINSSEDUCED BY A STRANGER

Her Lord and Protector (formerly titled On Silent Wings)

Destitute and voiceless, a jilted bride living under the guardianship of an aloof man who may have murdered his wife wonders if it’s her heart, or her life, that hangs in the balance.His is a heart of iron... Embittered lord Alexander Fletcher must shelter a penniless mute in his ancestral home, Drayton castle. Although he makes no pretense he resents the intrusion, the woman stirs his heart into an unwelcome gallop. He wants only to be alone and not to love another woman who, like his wife, might grow to hate him so much she will take her own life. And she is slowly melting it... Lord Drayton's detachment only adds to Katherine Seymour’s distress of losing her voice. But after he gives her a searing kiss just before he introduces the husband he's chosen for her—and whom she promptly refuses—she discovers his horrid secret.But someone is watching.Only Agnes Cooke knows how Alex's insane wife died, and she will not hesitate to kill again in order to be the next Lady Drayton. Watching Alex go out of his way to help Katherine regain her voice, however, is more than she can take. This plan will require more than just laudanum and mercury....

Impossible

Claudia...My life was irrevocably changed that night; the night I was taken. I saved a man's life, but at what cost to myself? Can I convince him to save me in return?I hate him for what he's done to me. But the longer I'm trapped with him, the harder it is to cling to that hatred. He is an enigma of a man, one who is shockingly arrogant, sweetly contrite, and frighteningly aggressive by turns. And the pain in his eyes is a mirror for my own.The longer I remain in his grip, the more confused I become.Is my freedom worth betraying him?Sean...My captive is beautiful, cunning, and defiant. The alluring combination pleases the monster in me. I want to conquer that defiance and take possession of her beauty. I crave to claim her innocence and keep it for myself.But the man I am knows nothing could be more wrong.I have to decide which is stronger: the monster or the man? Either way, one thing's for certain. I'm never letting her go.

Dangerous Engagement (Wedlocked Trilogy Book 1)

To save my father’s life, I have to marry a man I hate. He is arrogant and self-absorbed.He only wants me as a trophy. He only sees me as a prize. But I can’t say no.I look down at the diamond on my left hand and walk down the aisle. That’s when I see him. He's the man who showed me that love can petrify you to your core. What happens when I have to make a choice? What happens when the right thing to do is all wrong?_____________________________________________What readers are saying about Charlotte Byrd: “This book/series is addictive! Super hot and steamy, intense with twists and turns in the plot that you just won't see coming…” ★★★★★“One-sitting read!” ★★★★★“How on earth did I survive that? My mind is blown, my hearts beating out of my chest and I'm on this cliff, shaking like a leaf in a windstorm waiting to do that all over again with the conclusion to one of the best reasons to get out of work and get lost for a while.” ★★★★★“This series is just so intense and delicious. The stunning twists, raw emotions and nerve wracking tension just keep increasing as each book in this enticing series unfolds. I am so invested in Nicholas and Olivia. These characters really worm their way into your heart, while also totally consuming your mind. The gripping story quickly captivates and pulls you back into this couple's world.” ★★★★★_____________________________________________*Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*

Wicked Torment (Regency Sinners 1)

Wicked Torment is the 1st book in USA Today bestselling author, Carole Mortimer’s, NEW Regency Sinners series.Author’s Note: The stories in the Regency Sinners, Regency Unlaced, Knight Security, and Alpha Series, have stronger sexual content and language than my other books.Eight gentlemen known in Society as The Sinners.Having all returned safely from Waterloo, these gentlemen now find themselves with the more dangerous task of discovering which of the ladies in Society has been acting as a spy for the enemy.Dangerous to their hearts, that is.Darius Strong, the Duke of Wolferton, known to his close friends as Wolf, cares little for what Society or anyone else thinks of him, and lives his life accordingly. Given the task of discovering whether Lady Beatrix Hanwell has been using her position in Society to garner information for the enemy puts him in something of a quandary, however. The two of them have met several times in the past, occasions when that lady had not hesitated to show her disapproval of him. Mainly by ignoring his existence. Which is going to make it difficult for Darius to get close enough to her to seduce her into revealing whether or not she is the guilty lady.Beatrix is puzzled—and more than a little disturbed—when Darius Strong, the exceedingly handsome and scandalous Duke of Wolferton, begins to show her marked attention. As a widow aged seven and twenty, and possessing no great beauty, his interest is mystifying to say the least. Much as she tries to fight her growing attraction to Wolf she is failing miserably, as each meeting between the two of them draws her ever nearer to forgetting all propriety and simply giving in to his seduction.Except her surrender means revealing the secret she has taken such pains to hide.To Darius’s surprise he finds himself becoming intrigued by Beatrix. Not only intrigued but he desires her more deeply than any other woman he has ever met. So much so that he finds himself hoping she is not the lady they are seeking.Is Beatrix guilty of treason, and if not what will her reaction be to Wolf when she discovers the truth behind his single-minded pursuit of her?Books by Carole Mortimer Regency Sinners Series:Wicked Torment (Regency Sinners 1)Wicked Surrender (Regency Sinners 2) Coming very soon. More books to come in this seriesRegency Unlaced Series:The Duke’s Mistress (Regency Unlaced 1)Claimed by the Marquis (Regency Unlaced 2)Taken by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 3)Pursued by the Viscount (Regency Unlaced 4)Desired by a Lord (Regency Unlaced 5)Captured by a Gentleman (Regency Unlaced 6)Pleasured by a Duke (Regency Unlaced 7)Seduced by a Marquis (Regency Unlaced 8)Tamed by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 9)This series is now completeContemporary Knight Security Series – spin-off to Alpha Series:Resisting Alexandre (Knight Security 0.5)Defying Asher (Knight Security 1)Challenging Gabriel (Knight Security 2)Capturing Caleb (Knight Security 3)Tempting Zander (Knight Security 4)Enticing Ian (Knight Security 5) Available for pre-orderEthan (Knight Security 6) Coming soonMore books to come in this series.Contemporary Alpha Series:Christmas Alpha (Alpha 1)Dark Alpha (Alpha 2)Shadow Alpha (Alpha 3) Author’s 200th BookMidnight Alpha (Alpha 4)Renegade Alpha (Alpha 5)Warrior Alpha (Alpha 6)Rogue Alpha (Alpha 7)Savage Alpha (Alpha 8)This series is now complete.Carole Mortimer has written over 220 books, in contemporary and Regency romance, and is the Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is an Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance Author—ever. 2014 Romantic Times Pioneer of Romance author. She was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, for her “outstanding service to literature”.

The Duke's Mistress (Regency Unlaced 1)

The Duke’s Mistress is the first story in Carole Mortimer’s Regency Unlaced series. Hot and steamy tales of Regency heroes and heroines, with a dangerous dash of romantic suspense, as only Carole can write them!Carole has written over 200 books, in contemporary romance and Regency. She is the Recipient of the 2015 Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a USA Today Bestselling author. Entertainment Weekly Top 10 Romance Author. 2014 Romantic Times Pioneer of Romance. Was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, for her “outstanding service to literature”.Author's Note: Please be aware that the stories in the Regency Unlaced Series are more explicit in language and sexual content than my other books. The young widow Lady Dorothea Fitzroy is bored with her life. Most especially so with her role as mistress of her brother’s household, and the endless round of society engagements this forces her to endure.What Thea so badly needs is a secret and passionate lover, to become mistress of another kind entirely, and so add excitement and spice into her humdrum life. But where is she to find this handsome and inexhaustible gentleman? Julian Remington, the arrogant and haughty 17th Duke of Blackmoor has no interest in finding a mistress for his bedroom or his home. He’s jaded, cynical, and distrustful when it comes to women. One woman, a woman from his past, has caused too much grief in his life for him to ever trust another. Thea and Julian are about to be caught up in a passion for each other that blazes so fiercely, and so out of control, it is beyond the power of either of them to resist.The Duke’s Mistress is the story of an arrogant duke and an adventurous young widow, caught up in their insatiable desire for each other, the vengeful woman who would like nothing better than to see Blackmoor suffer as she has suffered, and believes Thea Fitzroy to be the means by which she will achieve it.Other books by Carole MortimerContemporary Alpha Series:Christmas Alpha (Alpha 1)Dark Alpha (Alpha 2)Shadow (Alpha 3) Author’s 200th BookMidnight Alpha (Alpha 4)Renegade Alpha (Alpha 5)Warrior Alpha (Alpha 6)Rogue Alpha (Alpha 7)Savage Alpha (Alpha 8)Regency Unlaced Series:The Duke’s Mistress (Regency Unlaced 1)Claimed by the Marquis (Regency Unlaced 2)Taken by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 3)Pursued by the Viscount (Regency Unlaced 4)Desired by a Lord (Regency Unlaced 5)Captured by a Gentleman (Regency Unlaced 6)Contemporary Knight Security Series:Alexandre (Knight Security 0.5)Defying Asher (Knight Security 1)Challenging Gabriel (Knight Security 2)

Raven's Sight (Darkest Hearts Trilogy Book 1)

From internationally bestselling author R. L. Weeks, a story of murder, deadly secrets begging to be revealed, and a paranormal romance that will leave you breathless.Raven has been locked away from Victorian Society since she was nine. Now, eighteen, a secret comes out of the darkness that will pull her from the safety of her Grandmother’s mansion and into a world where the very thing that makes her unique, is also a curse.Girls who can see ghosts and memories are locked away for being insane, so Raven must keep her secret while communicating with the dead to hunt a serial killer, one that’s a little too close to home.Armed with her best friend, a ghost, and a man she’s unsure if she can trust, Raven is forced onto the gas-lit streets of London. She must solve the string of murders that’s almost identical to a case from before she was born before she becomes the next victim.With her family tree rotting at the roots, creatures of the night slithering from the shadows, and a romantic interest that’s more confusing than ever, can Raven make the ultimate sacrifice to save the ones she loves? Or will the darkness take her forever?Revised second edition: November 30th, 2019

60 SUPERNATURAL TALES OF HORROR: Carmilla, In a Glass Darkly, The House by the Churchyard, Madam Crowl's Ghost, Uncle Silas, Wylder's Hand, The Purcell ... Macabre Mystery Novels ALL in One Volume

This carefully crafted ebook: "60 SUPERNATURAL TALES OF HORROR: Carmilla, In a Glass Darkly, The House by the Churchyard, Madam Crowl's Ghost, Uncle Silas, Wylder's Hand, The Purcell Papers, The Haunted Baronet, Guy Deverell…" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era.Table of Contents:Novels & Novellas:Uncle SilasThe Cock and AnchorThe House by the Church-YardWylder's HandGuy DeverellThe Tenants of MaloryHaunted LivesThe Wyvern MysteryCheckmateWilling to DieThe Haunted BaronetSpalatroShort Story Collections:In a Glass Darkly:Green TeaThe FamiliarMr Justice HarbottleThe Room in the Dragon VolantCarmillaThe Purcell Papers:The Ghost and the Bone-SetterThe Fortunes of Sir Robert ArdaghThe Last Heir of Castle ConnorThe Drunkard's DreamPassage in the Secret History of an Irish CountessThe Bridal of CarrigvarahStrange Event in the Life of Schalken the PainterScraps of Hibernian BalladsJim Sulivan's Adventures in the Great SnowA Chapter in the History of a Tyrone FamilyAn Adventure of Hardress FitzgeraldThe Quare GanderBilly Maloney's Taste of Love and GloryOther Tales:Madam Crowl's GhostSquire Toby's WillDickon the DevilThe Child That Went with the FairiesThe White Cat of DrumgunniolAn Account of Some Strange Distrubances in Aungier StreetGhost Stories of ChapelizodWicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling Sir Dominick's BargainUltor de LacyThe Vision of Tom ChuffStories of Lough GuirThe Evil GuestThe WatcherLaura Silver BellThe Murdered CousinThe Mysterious LodgerAn Authentic Narrative of a Haunted HouseThe Dead SextonA Debt of HonorDevereux's DreamCatherine's QuestHauntedPichon and SonsThe Phantom FourthThe Spirit's WhisperDr. Feversham's Story...

Born Of Sin (Book 1)

The future can’t hold back the past.Octavia Vail has no memory of her life before being found on a barren Connecticut road as a young child. The locals were shocked that she only spoke Latin and suspicious of the dead greenery and livestock that appeared in the wake of her arrival. Her only possession, a mysterious ring, may have something to do with it. And when the ring’s crest matches the one on a ring in a picture worn by a man who lived centuries ago, Octavia knows she must find out more about him. Victor Logan Marchette, a vampire who’s lived for over 600 years, is the CEO of a Philadelphia hospital that deals with blood diseases. The first 200 years of his life are a mystery to him, but he’ll soon find out the horrifying reason why. Meanwhile, Octavia begins work as a nurse in the same hospital, and the sparks with Victor begin to fly...But Victor is betrothed to another, a vampire from a wild clan, under the orders of the vampires’ governing body, Cabalistis. And when vampires in both clans discover Octavia’s presence – and the hidden danger she represents -- it’s all-out war.Born of Sin is the first in a thrilling Gothic Romance series. In a world of darkness and strife, the light of love is all that stands against it. And even for the most hardened vampires, that light… is the true meaning of eternity.*A re-release of Blood Thirst, An Eternal Romance, and a sneak peek of Book 2.Interview with the AuthorQ - What makes the Born Of Sin series special?A - There are a few things. Born Of Sin is a gothic romance that redefines love and classic vampire lore. Victor and Octavia are true soulmates. Unfortunately, this romance disrupts the lives of many and causes a clan war. How their unionization came to be is not at all in the traditional sense. It is through magic that has brought these two individuals together. And it is by one of the darkest mystery one could ever imagine that has birthed this love.Plus, certain vampire traditions are altered. I didn’t take away from most customs, but enough to feed the storyline. It’s not that I set out to write something different. I wrote something that expressed the kind of a vampire love that I would want to read.Q- How many books will be in the series?A - There will be a total of three books. Born of Sin (Book 1)Born of Sin (Book 2)Born of Sin (Book 3) – coming February 2019Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?A- Because Born Of Sin a spin on love. The story starts off innocent but it soon moves into the heart of a centuries-old mystery, one that will keep you guessing. This book houses suspense, gothic terror, magic and madness - all in one. I think the readers will enjoy the dramatic twists throughout the book, but especially the wicked revelations.

June's Blood (The Blood Flesh Bone Trilogy Book 1)

Ghostly footsteps, haunted mirrors, stolen treasures…Welcome to Rosebud Academy.Up until a few weeks ago, eighteen-year-old Lissa Anderson drank, smoked, and partied hard.She was trying to forget a tragedy.But now that she’s seen the error of her ways, she’s determined to be the straightest arrow at Rosebud, an elite summer academy for classical musicians.A spooky old dormitory, overprivileged students, and hours at the piano make the program into everything Lissa expected. What she didn’t expect is her quickly-budding romance with a cellist, the series of thefts related to scary stories, or the ghost determined to get Lissa’s attention. Could Lissa’s rebellious past help her unlock the future?June’s Blood is the first story in the Rosebud Academy series. The main story problem (thefts at the academy) is resolved in this book; however, there are more mysteries that build upon this one, leading to the next book in the series. If you like paranormal mysteries and haunted academies, you’ll devour this spooky, gothic trilogy.Explore these ghost-filled halls by starting the Rosebud Academy today!

The House on Rue Obscure: A modern Gothic romance mystery (Echoes of the Cathars Book 1)

Mystery. Menace. Mistrust.South-west France, 1999.An ancient house creaks with secrets. The dead owner’s niece hunts answers. Will the new owner be her friend or foe?Chantal is lonely and bruised by failure. Arriving in France to arrange Aunt Jeanne's funeral, she discovers Jeanne had sold her lovingly preserved medieval home. Mystified, Chantal embarks on a search for the truth. Soon she is haunted by maddening visions at night and dangerous mishaps by day.Forced into a wary alliance with Berenger, the new owner, and her top suspect, Chantal finds her heart faces even more danger than her body and mind. If Berenger isn’t the modern villain, could the house be guarding its Cathar secrets by trying to drive her mad?For fans of Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt, this modern Gothic mystery has a fast-paced, twisting plot with a strong sense of local atmosphere.Buy The House on Rue Obscure today to escape to the land of the Cathars.

Cape of Secrets: A Modern Gothic (A Bay of Fundy Romantic Suspense Book 1)

USA Today bestselling author!Some secrets are to die for.Marika Host lands her dream summer job helping renowned archeologist Sir William write his memoirs, exposing years of secrets. His son Derrick adds romance to her summer, but when Sir William is murdered, Marika realizes some secrets are best kept buried.A delicious gothic romance with woman-in-jeopardy elements!