Foreword from Breanna Hayse:
Every day, authors of erotica receive emails asking for something different… Forbidden fruit, taboo, stories made up from hellish nightmares. Readers begging for characters like Vlad the Impaler, Pinhead, and Hannibal Lechter are flooding us with the challenge to step outside the box filled with teddy bears and bubble gum, and dive into something beyond the imagination.
We are reminded that darkness lurks inside the minds of all of us, and that many people, even the most gentle of souls, are fascinated with things of horror, are drawn to the forbidden, and delight in fear… When Carolyn approached me with the challenge to meet her in this place, I balked. Did I have the courage to sail down this river with her? If I did not, how would I ever see what lay hidden in the recesses of my own imagination? So I met her challenge…
This book is not for the faint of heart, or for anyone looking for a warm fuzzy to cuddle up to next to a crackling fire. True to the title, The Darkness Series, this is the first installment that will allow thousands of reader fantasies to be put to pen and paper. It is not a tale of romance, rather that of survival. Does good always overcome evil? Only time will tell…..
Beautiful, but rebellious young women are sentenced to an indefinite time to a privately run ‘reform school’. Unknowingly, the staff has a vicious appetite for obedience, pain and pleasure. Strictland Academy follows the horrifying journey in both the pain, and the pleasure of some of these women. They face sadistic matrons bent on teaching them to be ‘proper citizens’, embarrassing and oftentimes, painful medical exams, and the never-ending fear of being married off to a ‘worthy man.’ Their only hope of escape comes in the form of a kind, but determined, psychiatrist, and the girls’ ability to survive.
Tick tock… tick tock… the droning of the ticking clock that sat on the top of the bookshelf echoed through the room. Emma swallowed, watching as the hands moved to a straight line like a soldier standing at attention. It was six o’clock and time for Penance. Her stomach turned as the sound of heavy footsteps approached. He was, if anything, unfailingly and depressingly punctual.
If only she had known the course of her journey six months earlier…
Captive in a world without a future, women like Emma Thompson do whatever is necessary to survive. The laws are harsh, and the only means of survival is either conforming to an impossible system or rebelling against it.
Emma has been given a choice- homelessness (and eventual incarceration) or move to the Appalachian forests to be a domestic worker for an acquaintance of her vindictive aunt. She chooses the latter: after all, nothing could be worse than being on the streets and losing what little freedom you have to begin with, right?
Wrong. After Emma arrives to the isolated cabin home of Professor Jack Robbins, she discovers the truth. Never knowing what waits for her with each passing day, she struggles to maintain what little power she has- the power of her mind.
She becomes his plaything, subjected to any whim that crosses his thoughts. She tries to hate the feelings he stirs within her, yet is powerless to stop them. He is creative in his discipline, almost as much as his love-making, and suspends her in a world of confusion, desire, fear, and overwhelming need.
The discovery that Jack is the creator of the C-spill, the biochemical weapon responsible for ending the war, introduces Emma to a window of opportunity. She bravely asks for him to teach her all that he knows, appealing to his arrogant pride, even while knowing that to be anything other than the perfect student would result in discipline like she had never known…
It is a risk she is willing to take if it means her escape. But then, he throws a wrench into her plans and makes it impossible for her to return to a society that judges based on personal appearance. She faces two choices: continue to live in the nightmare or take the chance that people are more accepting than she believed.
Warning: this book is a continuation of the Darkness Series. It is NOT a romance. It is extremely dark, involves harsh BDSM elements, dubious consent, body modification fantasy, and graphic sexual content. It contains elements of the erotic horror genre. DO NOT PURCHASE if this type of material disturbs you.
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.
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 to Raven’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, ménage, dubious consent, body modification fantasy, needle/piercing play, and graphic sexual content. It contains elements of the erotic horror genre. DO NOT PURCHASE if this type of material disturbs you.