We are counting down until the publication of Raven’s Cry. Don’t forget that this book is a part of The Darkness Series and is not the typical Happy Ever After that you’re used to. Make sure to visit all the other wonderful authors that shared over at the Saturday Spankings Blog.
Raven Paige is different. Where everyone else around her was horrified when they learned of the goings on at the now infamous Strictland Academy, and appalled by what Emma Thompson had endured during her long months of captivity, Raven was…compelled. Fascinated.
The tales of sexual sadism, humiliation and depravity awakened a need within Raven; one as dark as the wings of the bird for which she was named. Secretly, she visits the so-called Houses of Depravity, where she is a silent observer of those who live out their deepest BDSM fantasies and desires. There, she witnesses things she wants to experience herself; things that heat her blood and tighten her loins. Her hunger to submit grows to the point of obsession.
When she is of legal age, she contacts someone who might be able to help her; the founder of Strictland, whom she had met previously in one of the Houses. It’s a lengthy process, but after an interminable wait, Raven gets her wish: she is offered a contract of submission to serve not one, but two men – brothers; Henry and Kendrick Albright.
Exceptionally rich, handsome and even titled, the Albright brothers have it all; a mansion, an army of servants and even a private plane. Henry has a fetish for the Victorian era and Kendrick is an incredibly creative sadist… Raven is about to see her fantasies fulfilled at last.
But reality is so often different to what takes place in the imagination. Her excitement turns to dread when she discovers that the contract she signed was actually one of marriage to Henry, and that she is now utterly at the Albrights’ mercy. For at least the next three years, there will be no escape. Henry, Kendrick and even any servants they desire will have access toRaven’s body; to do with it as they choose.
Raven has wanted to experience humiliation, pain and degradation for years; but now that she’s arrived at the brothers’ mansion, is she in over her head? Will Henry and Kendrick come to care for her as a person… as a wife, or is she merely to be their plaything, to be used and discarded as they see fit?
Warning: this book is a continuation of the Darkness Series (Book One is Strictland Academy, Book Two is Emma’s Corner). It is NOT a typical romance. It is extremely dark, involves harsh BDSM elements, dubious consent, body modification fantasy, needle/piercing play, and graphic sexual content. It contains elements of the erotic horror genre.
The sound of his pacing, coupled with the cool air caressing her naked and vulnerable bottom, sent her into a frenzy. No amount of kicking or wiggling could either free her from her bonds or dislodge her skirts from their perch to afford her a bit of protection or modesty. Out of the corner of her eye, she watched as he folded her soft undergarments with extreme care before placing them in a basket on top of a very tall cabinet, ensuring that she would be unable to reach them without the aid of a ladder.
Henry looked at her, offered a sardonic smile, and then paused mid-step to open one of the many cabinet doors, from which he removed a thick, wooden paddle decorated with several rows of beveled holes. He placed the implement on the bench beside her head and then rested his large left hand on the small of her back to press gently upon the pile of gathered skirts.
Dread caused Raven’s heart to pound as his free hand ran over her naked backside. She had witnessed this type of caress at the Houses, and had fantasized about being a recipient of such for years, but her mind quickly changed as she faced the reality of the pain that was to be inflicted upon her. Her body was entirely unprepared when he brought the flat of his palm down on the very crest of her behind in a tremendously hard swat, and she let loose with a very unladylike, uncontrolled moan.