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.
She remembered his warning; Henry was sadistic, but Kendrick was creative, and that she was never to forget that he was a beast. Terror lit a fire in her heart.
“Let me go! Oh, God, please let me out of here!” she screamed at the top of her lungs. “Someone help me!”
“No,” Henry said simply, clapping down the evil implement on one already tenderized cheek before bouncing to the other. An unearthly ululation was released with each loudly cracking swat, especially since he seemed to prefer delivering the ventilated, rounded head of the instrument to very much the same spot every time. He landed the paddle slowly, pacing each blow with mechanical precision, and only varied the targeted location by slight degrees.
“This,” he informed her, slipping his left hand beneath her dress to resume the pressing upon the small of her back, adding an uncomfortably intimate and possessive aspect to her restraint without missing a beat, “is for trying to threaten me. It seems I was quite right, and that you are a very, very naughty girl.