Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 10, 2019
An elusive beauty queen with a sordid past.
A prominent family with a graveyard full of tortured skeletons.
The plan couldn’t have been simpler.
All I had to do was swap my big city life and tarnished reputation for a fresh start in a small town. Catching the immediate attention of said town’s heartthrobs was nowhere on my agenda.
Unapologetic about their true intentions, I find myself in the center of a game that has no concept of moral aptitude.
All I wanted was peace.
All they crave is madness.
And in this game, losing isn’t an option.
Not when we’re playing for my life.
Prelude to Affliction
~MEET THE AUTHOR~
Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.
When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.
Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.
You can find Natalie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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CRUCIBLE is a relatively short prequel to this authors upcoming AFFLICTION series that is due to be released in 2019. I am honestly not sure what to say that I haven’t said ten thousand times when it comes to this author. I am starting to sound like a broken record (lol). I simply love this author. Even the few less than stellar books are still very enjoyable reads. She does dark and twisted as no one can…
So yea, no surprise here I loved this one. We are basically given a little teaser of things to come. A brief introduction to the Blackwood family and their twisted ways. Is it wrong to find raping psychos hot? Ya, don’t answer that (lol). However, sexy I did find them, and I can’t wait to delve deeper into this family, and see how Raelynn is going to fair as part of their games. This book was probably a little lighter on the blood and gore than a lot of this author’s books, but as I mentioned, we are just getting started, so I am sure there will be lots debauchery and blood in the following books.
Really I don’t have a lot more to say about it. I enjoyed it immensely, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.