Dark Desires

Dark Gothic

Book 1
Eve Silver
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"A dark and delicious gothic. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Oh, how I have missed books like this!"--New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he's a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate, where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances ... and the murders.

With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she falling in love with. Is he an innocent and misunderstood man ... or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets?

Bonus content: Never-before-seen Epilogue!


"...beguiling gothic tale..."--Sandy Huseby, Bookpage


"...captivatingly stunning...darkly torrid..."--aromancereview.com


"This sensual gothic will keep you up all night as you rush to finish it. Outstanding!"--Rendezvous


"...a gripping gothic that combines the tension of the Jack the Ripper stories with the dark aura of Jekyll and Hyde and the chill of a classic horror film. There's icy fear and smoldering passion, twists and turns and red herrings thrown in here and there to keep you up all night."--RT BookReviews


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National bestselling author Eve Silver has been praised for her "edgy, steamy, action-packed" books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. Her work won the OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award 2015, was shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy 2014, was listed as a 2013 American Bookseller's Association Best Book for Children and a Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens. She has garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Quill and Quire, two RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Awards, Library Journal's Best Genre Fiction Award, and she was nominated for the Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award. Eve lives with her husband, two sons, an energetic Airedale terrier and an exuberant border collie/shepherd. And a snake called Ragnar. Find Eve online at www.EveSilver.net

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Publisher
Eve Silver
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Published on
Nov 24, 2011
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Pages
380
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ISBN
9780986935725
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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“…fast paced; once you start, you won't want to stop reading!”—Romantic Times Book Reviews

Left penniless and alone by the untimely death of her father, Sarah Lowell works as a day nurse at King’s College Hospital. Her daily walk to and from work crosses the Rookery of St. Giles, a dangerous place made all the more frightening by the fact that someone lurks in the shadows, watching Sarah, stalking her like a beast of prey.

Enigmatic surgeon Killian Thayne offers Sarah his protection, but his sensual, commanding presence presents another kind of danger. Killian wears his professionalism like a mask, concealing the darkness buried in his soul. He is drawn to Sarah, lured by her intellect, her dry wit, and yes, her loneliness, for it calls to his own.

Then a patient is found dead, drained of blood. Another soon follows, and another, and rumors paint Killian as the monster who killed them. As evidence mounts and the threatening presence that stalks her draws ever nearer, Sarah must decide if Killian is a man deserving of her love or a sinister creature determined to make her his next victim.

Praise for Eve Silver’s Gothics:

"Silver expertly matches a brooding sense of atmosphere with a generous measure of suspense…"—The Chicago Tribune

"Riveting! A dark, steamy and twisted tale!"—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson


"A dark and delicious gothic. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Oh, how I have missed books like this!"—New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

"...beguiling gothic tale..."—Bookpage

"...captivatingly stunning...darkly torrid..."—aromancereview


Dark Embrace is based on the novella, Kiss of the Vampire, originally published in the anthology Nature of the Beast.


Read all Eve's Gothics! Books can be read in any order!

DARK DESIRES

HIS DARK KISS

DARK PRINCE

HIS WICKED SINS

SEDUCED BY A STRANGER

DARK EMBRACE
The Dark Gothic series is a favorite among gothic romance fans. Read three books in the series: Dark Desires, His Dark Kiss and Dark Prince in this special box set.
DARK DESIRES
Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he's a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances … and the murders.
With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she is falling in love with. Is he an innocent and misunderstood man … or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets?

HIS DARK KISS
Rumors of madness and murder lurk within the crumbling walls of isolated Manorbrier Castle. But Emma Parrish is not easily put off. She accepts a position no one else dares, as governess to the son of Lord Anthony Craven, the castle’s dark master. Her presence stirs up shadows and threat. She feels unseen eyes watching her. Eerie laughter haunts her. And the seductive pull of Anthony Craven lures her. The mystery of Anthony Craven’s shadowy past lurks behind the locked doors of the estate’s forbidden Round Tower. Mysterious lights flash there in the night. The servants whisper warnings of death. And Anthony himself warns Emma that there is only danger to be found in his sensual embrace. Powerfully drawn to the dangerously alluring Anthony, Emma finds herself unable to deny her deepest yearnings. But even as she succumbs to the master of Manorbrier, she is touched by the whisper of evil that rises from the secrets of his past.

DARK PRINCE
Innkeeper’s daughter Jane Heatherington is sold into indentured servitude to cover her father’s debts, sold to Aidan Warrick, a man whose handsome face and form mock the rumors that skulk in his shadow, rumors that paint him a smuggler, a pirate…and worse.
On the rainswept Cornish coast, Aidan’s business is carried out in the darkest hours of moonless nights, his secrets are many, and death follows in his wake. Isolated and alone, Jane's only companion is the man she dare not trust, the man who looks at her with heated desire that she both fears and craves. 
As she finds herself ensnared in the twisted schemes carried out within the walls of Aidan’s looming estate, Jane must decide if Aidan Warrick is the dark prince of her dreams or a monster preying on the innocent…

Praise for Eve's Gothics:
"A dark and delicious gothic. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Oh, how I have missed books like this!"—New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller 
"Riveting! A dark, steamy and twisted tale!"—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson
"With her ability to create the perfect chilling atmosphere, a dark, tormented hero and an intrepid heroine, Silver rises to the ranks of Victoria Holt and Daphne du Maurier…"—RT Book Reviews, Winner RT Reviewers Choice Award

**Read all Eve's Historical Romantic Suspense with a Gothic Twist! Each book is a stand-alone and the series can be read in any order.
DARK DESIRESHIS DARK KISSDARK PRINCEHIS WICKED SINSSEDUCED BY A STRANGERDARK EMBRACE
At twenty-seven years old, Mariah Travers has become what she most feared—a spinster and a perpetual adolescent in the eyes of her family and the law. But her fortunes change when her father announces that he has promised her hand in marriage to an old friend and colleague in the House of Lords. Lord Peter deVere, Earl of Dunsford, is not at all who Mariah imagined marrying, but she is willing to take a chance on the older man in order to gain the freedom that only married women are allowed.

 

After a tragic marriage that stretched on for two decades, Peter is hesitant to marry again. But he needs an heir, or else his dastardly nephew, Lord William, will inherit everything he’s worked his entire life to build. But when he meets Mariah, sparks fly that neither of them expected. Their unlikely match stands a chance of giving each of them all the things they never realized they needed.

 

But trouble abounds when the mine that has provided Peter with his fortune is exhausted and the search for new veins of copper begins. On top of that, Lord William isn’t about to stand by and watch his inheritance disappear. His efforts to drive a wedge between Peter and Mariah cause havoc and heartbreak at Starcross Castle, which will take an act of heroic devotion to overcome as Peter sets out to prove that true love is ageless.

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED – Steam Level – Very Hot!

 

If you would like to read about events leading up to December Heart, check out A NEW LIFE, part of the West Meets East series, available now.

 

And be sure to pick up the two accompanying novellas to December Heart, STARCROSS LOVERS and STARCROSS DREAMS. The rest of the series is coming soon!

 

The Silver Foxes of Westminster Series consists of:

 

DECEMBER HEART (and its accompanying novellas)

--Starcross Lovers

--Starcross Dreams

AUGUST SUNRISE (and its accompanying novellas)

--Winterberry Spark

--Winterberry Fire

MAY MISTAKES (and its accompanying novellas)

--Brynthwaite Promise

--Brynthwaite Summer

“…dark, seductive, and sexy as sin.”—Library Journal

Dagan Krayl, the Underworld's most powerful soul reaper, is the demigod son of the evil god Sutekh. He's on a mission to find his murdered brother's remains and resurrect him, but resurrection means that the secrets carried into death would be released and, with them, a war that could end gods and mankind alike.

Roxy Tam is searching for the same thing, but for completely different reasons. She means to make certain that the remains don’t fall into Sutekh’s hands, and that the soul reapers do not reanimate their fallen comrade. As a Daughter of Aset, Roxy is tasked with the protection of the human race, and if that means thwarting an all-powerful soul reaper and making certain his dead brother stays dead, so be it. But when Roxy sees Dagan face-to-face, she realizes that she has met him once before—a meeting that changed her life forever.

Neither Dagan nor Roxy expects to join forces for the sake of mankind. Or to have their loyalties tested as they struggle against treachery, betrayal and the potent desire that threatens to consume them both.

Praise for Sins of the Heart:

"Darkly delicious, savagely beautiful, fiercely seductive—SINS OF THE HEART sets the new gold standard in paranormal romance. This story will ravish you. Simply put, Eve Silver owns me.”—New York Times bestselling author Ann Aguirre

“I love this book. It is wicked and wild, with a romance so hot you’ll feel it in your bones. Read it, love it, and get swept away.”
—New York Times bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu

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The books in the Sins Series are mature, gritty, dark, sexy and straddle the line between Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. Start the series now with Sins of the Heart—FREE!
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