Estimated reading time: 25 – 41 minutes
Claudia D. Christian
Love is blindness.
Does the ends really ever justify the means?
On a blood-soaked balcony in Rio de Janeiro, Josephine made a desperate bargain with a vampire named Julio Alberto. Her life for another. He accepted and promptly whisked her away to his isolated plantation far from any hope of outside help.
Now over twenty years later, Carnaval looms and Josephine still waits for the night when Julio Alberto will finally tire of her. Quick to dismiss his affection as a game, Josephine uses her wits to push her vampire away, unable to believe in his or anyone’s love.
Undeterred, Julio Alberto strips Josephine down, forcing her to finally admit to the shameful darkness buried deep in her soul. Broken and pushed past her limits, will Josephine accept her heart’s longing for Julio Alberto or will she remain forever love blind?
Warning: This is a 24,200 word (approximately 97 pages) novella. It is meant for a mature audience and contains dark subject matter.
DARLING – Book 1 of 5 in Beloved Series
“Vampires should not love, Mistress. Their love is dangerous, expressed in a way humans do not understand. It could bring out the worst in both of you.”
From birth, Cassandra has been groomed to be the Beloved of Lord Constantine. Deeply in love with her lord, she is obsessed with being his wife and mother of his future Half-Blood children. As the Pureblood Vampire King of Nightmares, Lord Constantine is obsessed with keeping Cassandra sheltered from the necessary cruelty of his world.
Even if that means keeping Cassandra a perpetual maiden.
Unfortunately good intentions and love are not enough when Cassandra cannot be protected from the one man capable of destroying her—Lord Constantine himself.
DEVIL’S DESCENT I: purgatory – Book 1 of 6 in Devil’s Descent Series
Lily Walker—a human with dangerous ancestry. Julian Douglas—a vampire with pureblood legacy.
She hated him, loved him, left him, and now waits for the night for her misery to end.
He hated her, needed her, abandoned her, and now exists solely for the night for his misery to end.
Julian finds Lily.
Lily lets Julian inside.
May their hell begin once again.
WARNING: If you like your romance sweet, your vampires gentle, and your heroines flawless—this isn’t for you. This is a dark, unconventional love story meant for readers who prefer morally ambiguous tales. There is explicit content within and is not suitable for minors. Meaning Julian is one psychotic, fucked up mess. Lily is so beyond broken it’s nearly impossible to believe she could’ve ever loved Julian. There. Now you’ve been warned.
DEVIL’S DESCENT II: impure – Book 2 of 6 in Devil’s Descent Series
Volume I sees Julian Douglas, a Pureblood Vampire among other obsessive, psychotic things, finding Lily Walker, an unstable wreck of a girl among other pitiful, lamentable things, before abandoning her in an uncharacteristic moment of conscience. Volume II takes us two years before to when their twisted love affair began…
Lily Walker, resident Resurrector for a town that doesn’t exist, finds herself contemplating murder. Julian Douglas, Pureblood Vampire and Lily’s former love, finds himself contemplating the same.
However, attempted murder leads Lily and Julian to unwanted realizations in the span of one day. Love and hate aren’t so simple when sanity is a fleeting condition and obsession cannot be killed.
No matter how badly Lily and Julian would like to believe otherwise…
VICIOUS BLISS: fallen (2010 Revised edition)
Katherine Merror has spent the last seven years passing through the night with a blissful smile and vicious heart. She cares for no one and expects the same in return. When she wakes up alone in a white room Katherine morbidly wonders if her reckless flirtation with violence and death has finally caught up with her.
Unfortunately for Katherine it’s a lot more complicated than that.
The man who walks through the door is Azer, a doppelganger for Mikhail DeMontier—the creature who broke Katherine’s heart. Gentle and kind, Azer seems to be all that is innocent and missing from Katherine’s life.
However, love and vengeance brew within his ancient soul. The desire for freedom is an obsession in his mind and only Katherine holds the key to his release.
The night is long and Azer’s charm is terribly tempting. Will she be able to conquer the specters of the past or will Azer finally seduce Katherine into the pleasures of Hell?
LOVE UNFORTUNATE – A Dark Love Story
What sins would you suffer for love?
Locked alone in a tower, Liana waits for Laurent, her vampire lover, to visit each night. Tender, vicious, adoring, and spiteful, he pushes Liana to the edge time and time again. Yet beneath Laurent’s cruelty exists the gentle man Liana first fell in love with.
Trapped in a dark and dysfunctional romance of their own making, Liana and Laurent desperately struggle to overcome a past filled with unintended betrayal and unspoken lies.
Unfortunately not all love stories have a happy ending…
WARNING: This story is dark, angsty, and morally ambiguous. There is explicit sexual content within. Some scenes include bloodletting, physical violence, and mental anguish. Please read with an open mind.
SUICIDE DOLL – A Dark Love Story
Narcissus was once given a little doll named Lisette. He enjoyed making her do depraved things for his selfish amusement. One day Narcissus pushed Lisette too far and he found her dangling from a cord.
He tried to fix what he had broken but Lisette no longer belonged to him.
Narcissus kept after his doll, chasing it through the centuries, begging to put all the pieces back together. Will Narcissus ever earn her forgiveness or will Lisette keep breaking for his punishment?
WARNING: If you are NOT a reader who enjoys visiting a world where depravity is mistaken for love, and obsession is the only hope a man can have against hatred, then this story isn’t for you. Content can and/or will include hints of: S&M, oral, anal, humiliation, necrophilia, violence, suicide, orgies, and whatever other sins Narcissus is guilty of against Lisette.
FRACTURE – A Miserable Love Collection
The fracture in a damaged heart knows only one torment…love. Mercy, Fate, Paradise, and Family are four short stories that explore the consequences of giving a heart away.
MERCY – Straddled above her sleeping lover, Aurora must decide between a sovereign’s pride and a woman’s love. As she succumbs to the rage churning inside, what will Mercy guide–her hand or her heart?
FATE – Mikhail DeMontier arrives in a new country with only the clothes on his back and a picture in his pocket. Little does he know that instead of leaving his wrecked past behind, he has just sealed his own sad fate…
PARADISE – Isa lives in a perfect world. So why does another life haunt her? Desperate to keep her secret, she denies the ugly truth–only to find Hell a kiss away.
FAMILY – Missions. Apocalypses. Debriefings. It’s just an expression of duty for Cynthia Santiana. However, this night the lines between lust and love become blurred, entangling two lonely people in the unbreakable bonds of family.
PARADISE – A Miserable Love Story
Isa lives in a perfect world. So why does another life haunt her? Desperate to keep her secret, she denies the ugly truth—only to find Hell a kiss away. NOTE: This story is also included in Fracture.
WARNING: Explicit sexual content is present in this short story. Sexual addiction and drug use is also insinuated throughout. Please read this tale with an open mind.
CRY FOR ME – A Dark Erotic Novella
Ava is emotionally complicated. Sevastian is emotionally repressed. To ease the burdens of their high-stress lives, they like to play violent dominance and submission games. However, one night things go too far. How will Ava and Sevastian come to terms with the dark knowledge that it’s not all just fun and games but a new way of life?
***This 13,000 word novella contains violent sex, spanking, light bondage, along with psychological dominance and submission themes. It is meant for adults who enjoy reading about unconventional relationships.***
YES, MR. COLLINS – Book 1 of 4 in Natasha and Mr. Collins Series
“Take off your clothes, Natasha.”
Natasha Reynolds has worked well under her brilliant yet demanding boss, Mr. Collins, for over a year. One night he accuses her of making a mistake and their dynamics take a dark but erotic turn. When Mr. Collins confesses to seeing Natasha as his prey she is forced to admit her submissive side can no longer be completely confined to their working relationship. Just how well will this bunny survive being a wolf’s carnal plaything?
***This 10,000 word novella contains spanking and light bondage, along with dominance and submission themes. It is meant for adults who enjoy reading about unconventional relationships.***
Trevor St. John is the CEO of a monolithic corporation. He’s heir to a British title and can trace his direct lineage back to the time of William the Conqueror.
He’s also arrogant, prideful, and cold. He rarely tells me he loves me. He’s gone more often than not. He always has to be in control. He thrives on it, needing dominance over all things big and small.
He’s picked me apart and has discovered all the chinks in my armor. He’s utterly ruthless that way. Trevor is a dangerous love. I know it. Honestly, I do. Trevor St. John is beautiful, dark, and damaged.
WARNING: This is a 12,000 word novella. It explores tortured love in the form of a D/S theme. It contains explicit language and sexual content.
AN UNWANTED OBSESSION
Alexander Monroe Draven II had been my everything. My first love, my first man, my first heartbreak…
My first taste of madness.
Certain we were doomed to fail, I walked out on the love of my life nine years before and painstakingly constructed another persona. One who was poised, even-tempered, and outwardly bore no resemblance to the broken girl forever pining for a love that wasn’t meant to be.
It had become my shell for so long I could almost believe it, despite the long nights of searching out Alexander’s electronic footprint as he became one of the most wealthiest men in tech. However, my facade shattered when he’d bought out the company I worked for just as it was on the brink of collapse. Alexander didn’t let me avoid him, easily capturing me in plain sight and maneuvering it so I would have lunch with him. I let my guard down, thinking I could control myself around him.
I was wrong. Now the man I still loved with frightening intensity wanted me back, but that wasn’t all he wanted.
“I want you on the floor, kneeling at my feet.”
Alexander wanted total control over me or nothing at all. And I only had one minute to make my decision…
WARNING: This is a 24,400 word novella (approximately 88 pages.)
DARK DESIRES: BOUGHT – Book 1 of 3 in Dark Desires – Owned Series
“Who do you belong to?”
Arthur Westerfield has secretly taken his wife, Madeline, to a villa where wealthy men mix business with the pleasure of expensive escorts. When Madeline disobeys him and is accosted by a business associate, Arthur punishes his beloved wife by letting her explore the dark desire of being his personal whore…
WARNING: This 5,500 word short story. Crude language and explicit sexual acts are contained within.
DARK DESIRE: SOLD – Book 2 of 3 in Dark Desires – Owned Series
Two years ago a chance encounter brought together Marguerite Grey, a woman with a distinct lack of care for the world, and Marcus White, a man who makes a lucrative living as an assassin. In a moment of uncharacteristic spontaneity, Marcus offers Marguerite half a million dollars a year to be his woman.
Now secreted away on a desolate mountain, Marguerite finds her humanity and true love in the arms of a conscience-deficit killer…
WARNING: This 6,400 word short story is intended for open-minded adults. Crude language and explicit descriptions of sexual acts, to include oral and anal, are contained within.
DARK DESIRES: TRADED – Book 3 of 3 in Dark Desires – Owned Series
Cecilia is in a lot of debt and needs a bright and shiny hero to rescue her from shockingly high APRs.
Victor is an introverted venture capitalist darling in need of a devoted (and kinky) maid.
During a chance encounter Cecilia and Victor come to a mutually beneficial understanding involving spankings, corner-time, and an outlet for their lusty cravings while finding love along the way…
WARNING: This 7,000 word short story is intended for open-minded adults. Crude language and explicit descriptions of sexual acts, to include oral, spankings, and hints of D/S themes, are contained within.
DARK DESIRE: OWNED – Book 1 – 3
Dark Desires: Owned is a dark collection of three erotic romance stories exploring the concept of buying, selling, and trading love.
-Dark Desires: Bought
-Dark Desires: Sold
-Dark Desires: Traded
DARK DESIRE: KEPT – Book 3 of 3 in Dark Desires – Bewitched Series
Leah and Kiyoshi have been inseparable since they were children. As best friends they turned into lovers and eventually soul mates. Life was beautifully simple until Kiyoshi had to go back to Japan and become heir to the same aristocratic family that disowned his mother over 20 years before for marrying his American father.
Even though Kiyoshi brings Leah to Japan with him, the distance between them is growing ever wider. Confused, lonely, and abandoned, Leah runs away from her beloved, only to have Kiyoshi catch her and force her back into her pretty cage. Soon familiar arguments turn into blazing passion as they seek to find their way back home in one another’s arms.
DON’T LOOK AWAY – Book 1 of 5 in Marcus & Marguerite Series
Five months ago Marguerite Grey left an empty life behind to become the paid companion to a charming assassin named Marcus White. Their arrangement has worked marvelously, although it’s meant leaving Marguerite alone much of the time.
Worried Marguerite is lonely, Marcus arranges for her to see him in Paris. Between the ballet and a passionate night filled with intense lovemaking, Marcus and Marguerite are reminded of why they fit one another perfectly despite their unconventional situation…
WARNING: This 5,400 word short story. Crude language and explicit descriptions of sexual acts are contained within.
MAKE YOU CRY – Book 2 of 5 in Marcus & Marguerite Series
Marcus and Marguerite had Paris. Now three months later Marguerite wonders just how does her charming assassin sees her—lover, whore, or worse?
Fixated on knowing her place in his life, Marguerite challenges Marcus to play rough with her and let her experience the darkness beneath his ready smile. He accepts, instantly becoming a ruthless stranger bent on subjugating her to his every desire.
Will Marguerite find the answers she seeks or has she just foolishly unleashed a merciless beast?
WARNING: This is a 8,700 word short story. Crude language and explicit descriptions of sexual acts are contained within.
DON’T REGRET THIS – Book 3 of 5 in Marcus & Marguerite Series
Six weeks after tying Marguerite to their bed, Marcus summons her to Copenhagen for a week of fun, laughter, and toe-curling passion. Suddenly stripped bare while in his arms, Marguerite is struck with feelings that go beyond basic lust.
Her heart, frozen and untouchable for so long, has thawed and love for Marcus is to blame.
Unable to hide from her feelings, Marguerite is coming to terms with her love for him when a moonlit stroll in a park threatens everything Marcus and Marguerite hold dear.
Marguerite watches Marcus kill a man and knows she’s not the only one stripped bare.
Faced with seeing what her lover is capable of, will Marguerite allow love for her assassin to grow or will Marcus’s brutality finally close her heart forever?
BECOMING DEVON’S GIRL
My name is Sarah Woods. I’m sitting in my car, trying to find the courage to walk into a luxurious hotel and face the man waiting for me twenty floors above.
He’s tall, dark, handsome, intelligent, and sexy as hell. I’ve only known him for a month but I was smitten from the moment he held open the door for me at a local bookstore. Later that night when he caught me in the erotica section, Devon pulled down a copy of “Nine and a Half Weeks” and handed it to me along with his card.
Hope you take a chance on the book. I’ll be here next week on the same day and time if you want to discuss it.
NOTE: Light BDSM, crude language, and explicit descriptions of sexual acts are contained within this 12,600 word novella. (Approximately 42 pages.)
FREEING DAMIAN & TAMING JULIANA
After a whirlwind courtship, Damian and Juliana married only to find themselves at each other’s throats six months later. Miserable and locked in battle, it seems divorce is their only option. However, an incident with a broken cage and a Brit brings the Saintes back from the brink and exposes their hidden D/S kinks.
Now, Damian knows exactly how to keep his sweet, submissive wife in line, seeing her as his perfect pet and never hesitating to use his hand or belt for their mutual satisfaction. Juliana also knows exactly how to please her harsh, dominant husband, crawling beautifully for his pleasure and hers before taking her punishment like the sweet girl she is…
WARNING: This 11,300 word novella explores the following themes explicitly: spanking, dominance/submissiveness, light bondage, and sadomasochism.
ALICE & THE WHITE RABBIT
My name is Alice Light and I used to be a dull, dull girl. That changed one night when I followed a beautiful man dressed in white into an alley, kissed him until I fell at his feet, and ended up in violent, bloody world called Wonderland.
Now I’m a pampered pet locked in a pretty cage and I belong to that same man who led me here. White haired and red eyed, Petrus is Chief Executioner for the Red Queen who finds much satisfaction in his work. He’s also a sadistic man who loves to chase me throughout his enchanted mansion just so he can catch me and take me to his dungeon.
Petrus has just gotten back from service. His eyes have that look that tells me I’m in for a long, hard night under his talented hand. I can’t wait…
Warning: This 8,800 word short story explores BDSM themes in graphic detail.
GIVE INTO ME
My name is Nina Benton. I am a level-headed, responsible woman who never goes to bed with a man I’m not in a relationship with. Especially not a stranger I meet in a hotel bar.
Yet, Alexei Konstantinov is tempting me to do just that. He’s gorgeous, all hard lines and so virile I can help but feel myself melt in his presence.
“Come upstairs with me, Nina. Please,” he says. His pale gaze watches me like prey, drinking in all my luscious curves as if I’m the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. Can I give into Alexei and take what I so desperately want more than anything I’ve ever wanted before?
I want to. God, I do.
Warning: This 8,600 word short story contains explicit descriptions of sexual activity between a tall, dark, and handsome stranger and the petite, curvaceous woman he’ll do anything to have and to keep.