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  • Mason by Nyssa Kathryn

    Mason by Nyssa Kathryn

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    Falling for each other was never part of the plan…Doctor Sage Porter has moved to Marble Falls to be the private physician for a group of men unlike any the world has ever known. But she has a second, secret reason for moving to the small town. A reason she can’t share with another living soul…Especially not the men under her care.Mason Ross is a born guardian...
  • Flynn by Nyssa Kathryn

    Flynn by Nyssa Kathryn

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Some pasts are harder to escape than others.When Carina Murphy is accused of a crime she didn’t commit, a fresh start in a new town is her only option. Unfortunately, Cradle Mountain may not be the safe haven she’d thought. The son of her new patient may be tall, dark and handsome…but he also knows all about her past.Keeping her job should be the hardest part...
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  • Moonlight Scandals by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    Moonlight Scandals by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 17 ratings
    It takes a fearless woman to love the most scandalous man alive in New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s breathtaking novel Even a ghost hunter like Rosie Herpin couldn’t have foreseen the fateful meeting between two mourners that has brought her so intimately close to the notorious and seductive Devlin de Vincent...
  • Haunting Chaos by Nikki Landis

    Haunting Chaos by Nikki Landis

    Rated: 4.63 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Destiny is formed from chaos . . .My luck has run out.Everything that I thought I was, all that I had, has been ripped away.My ol’ lady is gone. My club is at war.And my enemies? They’re closing in.I’ve got nothing left.The only thing keeping me from unleashing Hell is my daughterand the young woman who stepped up, caring for her when I couldn’t...
  • The Isle Of Sin And Shadows by Keri Lake

    The Isle Of Sin And Shadows by Keri Lake

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 18 ratings
    This island alone boasts more ghost stories than all of Louisiana combined.And I'm one of them.In the Louisiana swamplands, ghost stories are as much a part of childhood as chasing fireflies and crawfishing. They never much scared me, though, nor the possibility of evil out to do me harm. Until the night I watched shadows come to life and butcher everything I loved...
  • Mr. Rook by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

    Mr. Rook by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    From NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Part One of Mr. Rook's Island, a Sexy, Dark, Romantic Suspense. ~~~~~ He's Enigmatic, Dangerously Handsome, and COMPLETELY OFF-LIMITS ... The women who vacation on Mr. Rook's exclusive island are looking for one thing and one thing only: to have their wildest romantic fantasies come to life...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  fantasy  dark  contemporary  paranormal
  • Raven by Nikki Landis

    Raven by Nikki Landis

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Raven, V.P. of the Devil's Murder MC, is no stranger to loss.Four months ago, his best friend Rook, president of the club, was gunned down and left for dead.Vengeance becomes his focus as Rook's son Crow returns home to take his place as the new president.The hunt begins for Rook's murderers, leading Raven to an abandoned house outside Las Vegas...
  • Rise of Kronos by Kate Fry, Elise Fry

    Rise of Kronos by Kate Fry, Elise Fry

    Rated: 4.60 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    The darkest deeds often happen in plain sight; the harshest truths sound like lies.Kailai Reed has drowned beneath the weight of other people’s emotions her entire life. She protects herself by hiding away from everyone, except for her close friend, associate (and forbidden crush) Hideo Tanaka...
  • The Harsh Bite: Codename: Spithra by Candice M. Wright

    The Harsh Bite: Codename: Spithra by Candice M. Wright

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    My gift has always felt more like a curse. Standing up and speaking the truth when nobody wants to hear it is terrifying. But the truth doesn’t erase the horrors I’ve seen It doesn’t silence the whispers, Or blind me to the fingers pointed my way...
  • Shadow Men by Adira August

    Shadow Men by Adira August

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    A 72k word novel, the seventh in the Hunt&Cam4Ever BDSM-MYSTERY series. This is the book the author calls "The hardest book I ever wrote."AN ASTONISHING TWIST IN THE EPIC LOVE STORY~ A HIGH SEAS DEATH ON A BILLIONAIRE'S YACHT"No matter how hard you fight the darknessevery light casts a shadow;The closer you get to the lightthe darker that shadow becomes...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  bdsm  m-m  dark  contemporary  angst  bisexual
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

    The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

    Rated: 4.13 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 40 ratings
    Matteo Alacran was not born; he was harvested with the DNA from El Patron, lord of a country called Opium...
  • Cruelly Bitten by Lexi C. Foss

    Cruelly Bitten by Lexi C. Foss

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Once upon a time, humankind ruled the world while lycans and vampires lived in secret. This is no longer that time. Ismerelda: The male I’m forever bonded to is now a monster. A cruel beast. A vampire without remorse and no memories of our previous existence together. He has no idea who I am. What I mean to him. Who we used to be together. But I’m not giving up. He will remember me. I vow it...
  • Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

    Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    First in a chilling new paranormal romantic suspense series from award-winning author Abbie Roads He's found her at lastCain Killion knows himself to be a damaged man, his only saving grace the extrasensory connection to blood that he uses to catch murderers...
  • The Gathering: The Ivy Blackwood Chronicles by L.A. Fiore

    The Gathering: The Ivy Blackwood Chronicles by L.A. Fiore

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    Words like unnatural and impure started the whispers. From the very beginning, Ivy Blackwood was different. She was only a child when she was accused of setting the fire, one she passively watched engulf the small house she had called home. Her fingertips burned and her hair singed. Some who watched her crossed themselves, convinced she was soulless for she showed no emotion at all...
  • Bloodthirsty by Cassandra Featherstone

    Bloodthirsty by Cassandra Featherstone

    Rated: 4.22 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    “Forgive me.”Those were Professor Arnaud’s final words before I sliced through his neck. His was the first head I took, but it wouldn’t be the last.Severing my connections to l’Academie d’Invisible was harder, but eventually, I escaped and built a reputation of my own.Infamy suits me, and the harsh lessons of my childhood have served me well. I’m untouchable, undetectable, and untraceable...
  • The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke

    The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke

    Rated: 4.12 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Don’t miss the brand-new chilling gothic thriller from the bestselling author . . .‘Fascinating and enthralling’ Prima‘Wonderfully atmospheric and compelling’ Rosamund Lupton‘A flawless read’ Elizabeth Lee‘Seething with gothic menace’ Caroline LeaUpon the cliffs of a remote Scottish island, Lòn Haven, stands a lighthouse.A lighthouse that has weathered more than storms...
  • The Curse of Redwood by Jaclyn Osborn

    The Curse of Redwood by Jaclyn Osborn

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    Secrets lie within the walls of Redwood Manor.The murders, alleged curse, and ghost stories have fascinated Carter ever since he moved to Ivy Grove. After attending a Halloween ball at the mansion and meeting a man almost too beautiful to be real, Carter is captivated even more.But the man disappears after that, leaving Carter with nothing but the memory of a kiss...
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell

    Rated: 4.04 of 5 stars
    · 45 ratings
    This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz's popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright. There is a story here for everyone—skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney...
  • Unlovable by Sherry Gammon

    Unlovable by Sherry Gammon

    Rated: 4.05 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    Available as an ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, & iBooks/iTunes. Also available in paperback on Amazon. Port Fare, New York, has fallen into the clutches of true evil. The Dreser brothers have arrived with a scheme to increase drug sales in the area by whatever means possible. Seth Prescott is part of MET (Mobile Enforcement Teams) a branch of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)...
  • Darkly, Madly Duet: A Dark Romance by Trisha Wolfe

    Darkly, Madly Duet: A Dark Romance by Trisha Wolfe

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    From USA Today best-selling author Trisha Wolfe comes her most dark and dangerous psychological thriller that readers say "deliciously twisted" Born, Darkly and Born, MadlyHe challenged her sanity.She shattered his reality.They dared each other...to the brink of madness...
  • Fallen Prey by Jen Stevens

    Fallen Prey by Jen Stevens

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Stay turned for more information about Fallen Prey, the final installment in the Parallel Prey Duet releasing November 2, 2023...
  • The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

    The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

    Rated: 4.02 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 47 ratings
    A suspense novel from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare...Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants--the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted...
  • Temptation in Shadows by Gena Showalter

    Temptation in Shadows by Gena Showalter

    Rated: 4.04 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    Tall, lean, muscular—and definitely rough around the edges—Sean Walker is not your typical nightclub bodyguard. He’s a controller of shadows, able to wield darkness at will...
  • Virtuous Vows by T.L. Smith, Kia Carrington-Russell

    Virtuous Vows by T.L. Smith, Kia Carrington-Russell

    Rated: 4.06 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    HoneyI was destined to marry another man when I first met Dawson.He was charming, deadly, and everything my father hated.And I lived by my father’s rule, which happens when he’s a king of the underworld.That was until I managed to escape and somehow straight into the arms of the man who sells your desires for a living...
  • The Stroke of Winter by Wendy Webb

    The Stroke of Winter by Wendy Webb

    Rated: 4.01 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings
    In the tourist town of Wharton, on the coast of Lake Superior, Tess Bell is renovating her old family home into a bed-and-breakfast during the icy dead of winter…As the house’s restoration commences, a shuttered art studio is revealed. Inside are paintings Tess’s late grandfather, beloved and celebrated artist Sebastian Bell, hid away for generations...
  • Fallen Prey by Jen Stevens

    Fallen Prey by Jen Stevens

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    The final installment of Bash and Jovie's epic love story. Fallen Prey will feature all the elements you came to love in Prey Drive, along with all your favorite (and not-so favorite) characters and the HEA that Bash and Jovie deserve...
  • Shadows Fall by J.K. Hogan

    Shadows Fall by J.K. Hogan

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    For him, the whole world is a graveyard...A gift—or curse—gives Titus McGinty the unwanted ability to talk to ghosts. When he starts seeing the same few apparitions repeatedly, appearing with similar gruesome injuries, he begins to wonder what they want from him.Detective Charlie Hale has a serial killer on his hands...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  suspense  m-m  paranormal  contemporary  fantasy  magic  dark
  • Deceitful by Cora Reilly

    Deceitful by Cora Reilly

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, a young woman with special powers might be the only person able to stop him. As part of a secret branch of the FBI, Tessa is sent on a mission to impersonate Madison, a local teen and the last victim of the brutal attacker, to find the killer before he strikes again...
  • Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton

    Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton

    Rated: 3.94 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    She's been watching us for a while now... Now you see her Gillian is haunted by the disappearance of her little girl two years ago. A devastating fire burned down their home, but she remains convinced her daughter survived. Now you don't Ten year old Tom lived by a neglected church...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary  dark  paranormal  fantasy
  • The Final Rule by Adrienne Wilder

    The Final Rule by Adrienne Wilder

    Rated: 3.93 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    This is the last book in this trilogy. All books are full-length novels and must be read in order. All books are available now. The My Brother's Keeper Trilogy The town of Gilford has a Big and Terrible secret hidden in the ground. Infecting those it touches. Exploiting their darkness. Consuming their souls. It’s hungry. It’s vile. It’s evil. And it wants out...
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

    The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

    Rated: 3.93 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 54 ratings
    Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father’s antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain’s most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history...
  • Das geheime Turmzimmer: 2 CDs by Laura Andersen

    Das geheime Turmzimmer: 2 CDs by Laura Andersen

    Rated: 3.90 of 5 stars
    · 19 ratings
    The Gallagher family has called Deeprath Castle home for seven hundred years. Nestled in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland, the estate is now slated to become a public trust, and book lover and scholar Carragh Ryan is hired to take inventory of its historic library...
  • The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons

    The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons

    Rated: 3.83 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    Their lives would never be the same. Colquitt and Walter Kennedy enjoyed a life of lazy weekends, gathering with the neighbors on their quiet, manicured street and sipping drinks on their patios. But when construction of a beautiful new home begins in the empty lot next door, their easy friendship and relaxed get-togethers are marred by strange accidents and inexplicable happenings...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  contemporary  dark  paranormal  fantasy
  • The Way Evil Does by Amara Draska

    The Way Evil Does by Amara Draska

    Rated: 3.67 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Rebecca Reis considers abandoning her career as a novelist until she begins writing about convicted serial killer Thomas Eisenbrey. Nicknamed the Hunter because of his penchant for targeting groups of hunters in the forest, Eisenbrey is the worst kind of psychopath. He is crafty, aloof, at times possessing a charm that is almost hypnotizing, and he’s wheedling his way into her mind...
  • The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas

    The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas

    Rated: 3.85 of 5 stars
    · 31 ratings
    Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, a sinister haunting, and the woman pulled into their clutches... In the overthrow of the Mexican government, Beatriz’s father is executed and her home destroyed...
  • Fables & Other Lies by Claire Contreras

    Fables & Other Lies by Claire Contreras

    Rated: 3.81 of 5 stars
    · 21 ratings
    Do you believe in curses? I never did.Not until that fated night, six years ago, when I sat in The Devil’s Chair and made a wish.Not until it came true. Not until I met River Caliban himself, heir to a fortune of curses. My fated sworn enemy. I knew I should have stayed away from him...
  • Richer Than God by Amelia Wilde

    Richer Than God by Amelia Wilde

    Rated: 3.72 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    He’s a cruel billionaire in the business of beautiful women…and she has nowhere else to turn.Zeus is danger dressed up in money, power, and expensive suits. He’s the most powerful man in the city. A beautiful monster hiding a broken heart.He refuses to care about the women he hires to work at his opulent parties. No one will ever steal his heart again...
  • Shadows at Sunset by Anne Stuart

    Shadows at Sunset by Anne Stuart

    Rated: 3.68 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 12 ratings
    In this contemporary gothic tale, a con artist and liar uses the daughter of his enemy to exact revenge for a crime committed years before. He just never expects to become caught in his own web of deceit...
  • Wyjść z mroku by Anne Stuart

    Wyjść z mroku by Anne Stuart

    Rated: 3.50 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    A silent scream, a bloodstained knife...A century past, the faceless killer had strolled out of the London fog and into history, the most infamous murderer who ever lived. And only reporter J. R. Damien knew he had never died, could never die. It was impossible, and yet it was true--Saucy Jack was back, plying his trade in the back alleys of Venice, California.. .
  • Love Is Red by Sophie Jaff

    Love Is Red by Sophie Jaff

    Rated: 3.38 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    “Ridiculously entertaining…. Jaff’s woozy supernatural saga is effectively scary and great fun to read. ”— New York Times Book Review This electrifying debut—Book I of the Night Song Trilogy—spins dark suspense and literary fantasy into a mesmerizing story of seduction and survival. Katherine Emerson was born to fulfill a dark prophecy centuries in the making, but she doesn't know it yet...
  • Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

    Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

    Rated: 3.50 of 5 stars
    · 42 ratings
    The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense.A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate...
    Categorized as:
    suspense  mystery  witches  rape  abuse  dark  fantasy  paranormal
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