Romance Gothic Books

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

The Marriage Contract (Marriage by Fairytale Book 1)

On her wedding day, Patricia Cotter, the widowed Lady of Pruett, signed a contract agreeing to the following:1. She would never look at her husband’s face.2. She would never remove the sheets covering the mirrors.3. She would never ask her husband about his past.In return for doing these things, she will have a secure place for her unborn child and her worries will be over. She has nothing to lose by agreeing to her husband’s terms. Yes, she’s heard the rumors about Mr. Stephen Bachman. He was said to have killed his first wife, though there is no proof condemning him of the crime. He is aloof and never leaves his manor. He is practically a prisoner in his own home.But as she gets to know him, she begins to believe her husband isn’t the beast everyone’s made him out to be. There just might be a gentleman worth loving beneath his hard exterior. The questions is, can she get him to let go of the past so he can open himself up to the possibility of a fairytale romance?BOOKS IN THE MARRIAGE BY FAIRYTALE SERIES:Book 1: The Marriage ContractBook 2: One Enchanted EveningMore to come in the future

Dangerous Desires Part 1: A Mafia Romance (Corrupt Me)

When Secret Agent Maya is sent undercover to nail the Russian Mafia, the last thing she's expecting is to fall in love with the man she's trying to put behind bars...There have been several murders occurring in Manhattan and all fingers point to one man. Maya’s boss sends her to New York to work undercover at Donte Abruzzi’s company. He believes that not only is Donte associated with the crime family, but that he’s the one behind all the murders.Leaving her life behind, Maya starts working at Donte’s company under the new name of Sapphire Myers. At first, gathering information seems easy, but as she gets to know Donte, everything becomes complicated. The attraction and chemistry between them become harder to ignore and lines are blurred. The closer Donte and Maya become, the less things seem to add up. The deeper she goes, the more she realizes the evidence doesn’t point towards Donte or the Russian Mafia. Now, not only does she need to figure out why her boss is so hell-bent on putting Donte behind bars, but skeletons from her past start resurfacing putting her at risk of losing everything.

Mafia Captive (Mafia MA(C)nage Trilogy Book 1)

Two darkly domineering alpha males.One sets my body on fire.The other makes me tremble.And they swear they won't let me go. My ordinary life as a college sophomore becomes extraordinary when Joseph storms into my world and sweeps me off my feet. Our intense connection seems too impossible to be real, like a wonderful dream. Until it becomes a nightmare. Drugged. Kidnapped. When I wake up, I find myself trapped in the arms of the man who was supposed to be my fierce protector. My sweet first love is a criminal, the son of a powerful mafia boss. And his best friend Marco--the terrifying, heavily-muscled man who abducted me--is a brutal enforcer. They say they can't let me go, or their enemies might hurt me. Despite everything, my heart still belongs to Joseph, and I can't help surrendering to the fiery chemistry between us. Marco's rigid rules infuriate me, but his steady onyx stare and stern orders make something darker than anger burn low in my belly. They swear they've kidnapped me for my own protection, but will staying close to my alluring criminal captors put me in more danger than ever?

Bastards & Whiskey (Top Shelf Book 1)

I sit amongst the Presidents, Royalty, the Captains of Industry, and the wealthiest men in the world. We own Spiked Roses—an exclusive, membership only establishment in New Orleans where money or lineage is the only way in. It is for the gentlemen who own everything and never hear the word no. Sipping on whiskey, smoking cigars, and conducting multi-million dollar deals in our own personal playground of indulgence, there isn’t anything I can’t have… and that includes HER. I can also have HER if I want. And I want. *BASTARDS & WHISKEY is a dark billionaire romance. If you don’t like a sprinkle of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of dirty, then don’t take a sip of this TOP SHELF cocktail.

At First Sight : Dark Mafia Romance Prequel

It was obsession at first sight.The moment I saw her I knew I had to make her mine.Turns out she needed me more than I needed her.**This is a short prequel to the book Vow To Protect and is not a standalone.**

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

The Dark Vampire: A Bloodline Vampires Novel

He doesn’t trust humans. Until he meets his fated mate.A lethal vampire warrior, Aaron has never cared for humans. Until now. His fated mate has walked into his life and he’s desperate to own her.But if he wants to keep her close, he’s going to have to tell her what she really is.Aisha is America’s vampire expert, or she would be, if the vamps would let her do her damn job. When an emergency call ends with her deep in the heart of the vampire brotherhood, Aisha starts to wonder if she’s made a dangerous mistake.Until she meets him.Sinfully handsome with a thick aura of power, Aaron is unlike anyone she’s ever met. She’s never felt attraction like this before. His presence drives her senseless with desire. Can she trust it? Can she trust him?A short, slow-burn prequel to the wildly successful Bloodline Vampires series by L.J. Red.

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)

House of Shadows (The Victorian Gothic Collection Book 1)

House of Shadows is Part One of a three part series. Both Veil of Shadows, Part Two and Passage of Shadows, Part Three, are avalable on Amazon, as well. After losing her father and nearly losing her life when their ship sank off the coast of Cornwall, Adelaide Hampton Parke is faced with a terrible dilemma. Her stepmother has demanded that they immediately set sail for New York but the very idea of stepping foot on board another ship and facing the uncertainty of a Transatlantic crossing leaves her paralyzed with fear. Not to mention that her relationship with her stepmother is contentious at best and she's been given only six months to return to New York and find herself a husband or be put out of the family's Park Avenue home to make her own way in the world. Salvation comes, unexpectedly, in the form of a telegram from Eldren Llewellyn a Welsh lord and the sole owner of a mining empire. He'd partnered with her father in multiple business ventures, and upon the man's death, proposed to Adelaide in order to spare her the ordeal of returning home in her stepmother's less than tender care. But as she travels to his remote estate in Snowdonia, Adelaide comes to realize that his ancestral home, Cysgod Lys, literally the Shadow Hall, is filled with secrets and dark things she cannot name. Fear is her constant companion and she begins to wonder if her new husband is her savior... or her doom.**** Please note that this is a true trilogy. It isn't three interconnected stories, but one story told over the span of three books. Each book can be read as a complete story on its own, though it will help to read them in order. They will be published in fairly quick succession at about eight weeks apart. The standard length for a novel is 45,000 words to 90,000 words. This series, when complete, will be 150,000 words in total. That was simply too much for one book and that is why it is being told in parts. Thank you. ****

A Spirited Manor (O'Hare House Mysteries Book 1)

A grieving widow. A house with secrets. And an invitation to a seance...When Clara O'Hare's husband passed away, she felt her life was over. But when she moves into a new home to escape the memories, she discovers she may not be alone...Desperate to find answers, she joins a séance in a remote country home. But the group's fascination with the spirit world has called up something sinister. It will be up to her and the dashing young medium, Wesley Lowenherz, to solve a murder most foul and find out what the spirits of the manor are dying to tell them.Laced with gothic tension, romance, and mystery, this deliciously twisted penny-dreadful will delight readers with its unexpected turns and thrilling conclusion.

The Enchanted Box Set Collection

**Click on the 'look inside' feature to see covers, blurbs, and book trailers**Some stories have been previously published.11 thrilling stories in one volume11 sexy heroes.11 strong heroines.These works of fiction are from some of today's most exciting authors.A star-studded anthology of thrilling, action-packed and totally swoon-worthy first books by your favorite fantasy authors.Crush by Chrissy PeeblesEternal Vows by Chrissy PeeblesSeventh Mark by W.J. MayRae of Hope by W.J. MayBlur by Kristen MiddletonEnchanted Secrets by Kristen MiddletonCaptured by Erica StevensDeceived by L.A. StarkeyVampire in Denial by Dale MayerTuesday’s Child by Dale MayerNine Lives by Karin DeHavinEach story is the first book in each author's series. Some questions won't be answered without purchasing the next book.

The Burning Roses : A Thornes & Roses Prequel: A twisted, taboo short story

USA Today bestselling author, Dani René, brings you a new adult, gothic short story. An introduction into Thorne Haven, and the twisted game of the six men who rule the town. Thorne Haven is a gothic town founded by two families.Secrets have hidden themselves within the walls of Thorne manor and Haven castle. But as time passed and the ancestors were forgotten, the six boys—three Thorne brothers and three Haven siblings found their love of the darkness. Whether it ran through their veins, or if they were just called to it.They had become addicted to the exhilaration that came with the forbidden.And so, the game was born.The Burning Roses.Venture into the darkness with the men of Thorne Haven.Please note: This is a short story which introduces you to the characters of Thorne Haven.

Blossom in the Dark

Every garden starts with a few seeds; mine began with a few drops of blood. With every death my garden grows...that is, until I see her. Love breeds obsession, and in the darkness mine began to blossom. Shy little violets rarely bloom where anyone can see them, but I see her. Soon enough, she will see me too.A Prequel Story to Flower in the Dark.This story contains dark and graphic content that may be disturbing to some readers.Suitable for readers 18+

Faust. Part I.

Faust, based on a traditional theme, and finally completed in 1831, is an exploration of that restless intellectual and emotional urge which found its fullest expression in the European Romantic movement, to which Goethe was an early and major contributor. Part I of the work outlines a pact Faust makes with the devil, Mephistopheles, and encompasses the tragedy of Gretchen, whom Faust seduces. Faust is considered by many to be Goethe's magnum opus and the greatest work of German literature.