Captive in the Dark: The Dark Duet, Book 1

· The Dark Duet Book 1 · Neurotica Books LLC.
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Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence. 

214 reviews
May 11, 2016
I was unable to put this book down. There's something about the authors storytelling that slowly pulls you in even when you're unsure of whether you want to read on or not. This book feels like a slow burn with well timed quick flash's of heat.
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August 22, 2015
I read this book a long time ago, rated it 5 stars, but never reviewed it. Recently I did a reread and wanted to write some focusing on Caleb. I love Caleb, who is one of my top ten of all times in the book boyfriends department. The first thing that stands out to me in the beginning is how much pleasure he derives just from watching her, before anything has even happened (as far as the Livvie/Caleb situation). He was excited and instantly drawn to her. The reader feels suspended on the edge of their seat waiting to find out what will happen, how it will play out. After her abduction, she still can't hate him even though she feels she should. While he is completely consumed with her, she is not immune. She dreams of him, a perfect angel. Although he may look like heaven, he is equal parts heaven and hell. -He was my tormentor and my solace; the creator of the dark and the light within.- As more details of his past are provided, he becomes an even more complex character. He is so gorgeous and his been so tormented and is now fighting his desires, emotions, background, pain, fate, etc etc etc. I wanted to hold the little boy he once was and encourage the man he is that he could change his future. The entire story is up then down, emotional wave after emotional wave, surprise, sexiness, ugliness, doom and hope. It just doesn't get much better. I know this isn't a proper review, but as I stated I just wanted to write a little on Caleb.
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Socially Undead
January 1, 2020
For all the people saying this is dark and twisted, it's MEANT TO BE. It is a work of FICTION. Just because you read this book does not mean the writer condones these actions, nor does any of the readers. It's a distorted tale with terrible morals and that is the point. Just because you can't handle a dark story doesn't mean you should rate it one star. It means put down the book and read something else. The people who are screaming about how terrible this is are most likely the type of people to say liking a villain character in a movie makes you a bad person.
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About the author

 CJ Roberts is an independent writer. She favors dark and erotic stories with taboo twists and her work has been called both sexy and disturbing in the same sentence. 

She was born and raised in Southern California. Following high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force in 1998, served ten years and traveled the world. 

Her DARK DUET series has sold over 150,000 copies and is currently optioned as a TV show. CJ invites her readers to sign the petition asking network executives from HBO, Showtime, Amazon, and Netflix to make these books a TV hit:


DARK DUET: Platinum Edition (Featuring: Determined to Obey)

28 October 2014

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