Tempt Me With Darkness

· Shelley Bradley LLC
10 reviews

About this ebook

If you wished Harry Potter was adult and the Black Dagger Brotherhood was smexier...

This series is for YOU.

I hate her as much as I can’t live without her.


I’ve been cursed, and I’m out for vengeance. I’ll do anything to end my damnation, including kidnap an innocent with telling violet eyes.

For fifteen hundred years I’ve been an immortal recluse. Suddenly, I’m tortured by filthy dreams that leave me craving my captive. Worse, once I lay rough hands on her soft skin, I demand things from her I shouldn’t. I feel things beyond the hatred that has consumed me.



And a hunger more demanding than any vengeance.



The second I meet Marrok, my heart stutters. My world stops. I’m drawn to the brash stranger, until…

He abducts me.

He vows to slake fifteen centuries of lust on me.

He commands me to uncurse him—or he’ll kill me.

We should never have met. We’re enemies. Fate makes us lovers. Magic decrees us mates, unlocking secrets and unleashing a dark, paranormal power determined to burn down the world. Unless we band together, we’re doomed.


What’s inside? 

* Abduction

* Band of brothers

* Cursed hero

* Enemies to lovers

* Fated mates

* Immortals

* Magic

* Revenge

* Sex = power

* First time FMC

See website for trigger warnings.

“Deliciously wicked and sexy hot… Shayla Black keeps me turning the pages!”

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

“A hot, exciting romance filled with intriguing characters and a great storyline. I can’t wait for more in this imaginative series!”

New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian

5 stars! “…one hell of a ride full of high chemistry, which was all-consuming, and such a delight and addictive read. …action-packed story that will keep you second-guessing everything to the very end! AMAZING. This book was INCREDIBLE! I highly recommend it!” - The Sassy Nerd Blog

5 stars! “Wow. Just wow. Between the wonderfully written characters and a storyline that will make the reader not be able to put it down, this was an epic tale…that sucks you in from the beginning. The reader will devour each and every chapter and will be waiting not so patiently for the next book in the series - because YES - it is that good.” - The Overflowing Bookcase

** Originally published in 2008, Tempt Me with Darkness has been expanded and re-edited. I’ve added over 15,000 new words and two completely new scenes, as well as embedded lots of Easter eggs. I’ve also rewritten everything in first person, present tense and made tweaks to the storytelling for a deeper, richer experience. As the series progresses, I’ll be diverging the overall plot in some notable spots, so this version of the series will be different.

Ratings and reviews

10 reviews
Joy Avery
November 8, 2023
I've been wanting to read Mrs. Black's work for some time now so I'm happy I finally took the plunge. This book is the beginning of a new series, and after finishing, I am stoked to find out where we'll go next. I'm not a big fan of historical romance but if it's written during the time of Camelot, I'll be on board in a heartbeat. I loved that Marrok was one of Arthur's Knights and that Olivia is a descendant of Morgana Le Fey, along with all of the other exciting characters. They both had such bruised hearts and souls. It broke my heart when the pain & doubt crept through. The angst kept me on the edge of my seat and don't get me started on the twists and turns. The plot boiled down to the eternal fight of good verses evil with a setting that mixed today with centuries in the past. The world building was spot on and has me excited for the rest of the series. I highly recommend this read. This is my honest opinion, freely given.
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Sara Lay
October 29, 2023
I will most definitely be reading this series! Sweet, steamy, and a little spicy. Historical= sorta. Fantasy for sure. Mystery a bit. Fated mates from 1500 years apart. Some of the usual lack of communication that runs amuck in romance novels but not so much it was annoying. Big magic and fantasy drama with some modern day telling of King Arthur age magicians and warlocks. An early twenties witch who didn't know she was a witch fated mate to an Arthurian vanished knight cursed immortal. Introduction of several other characters I'm looking forward to seeing again. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Dawn Marie Burke
October 31, 2023
This is the 1st book in the Doomsday Brethren series featuring the wonderful tale of fated mates,curses,mystical adventures between Marrok&Olivia.Marrok has been cursed by Morganna to immortality& it's been over 1500yrs since he was forced to live in a world that he doesn't know& guard the Doomsday Diary he also can't reach any kind of sexual release because of the curse. When he meets Olivia he thinks that she's Morganna reincarnated or that she's using her witchcraft to alter her appearance so that she could entrap him again. After being cursed by her& living with the curse for so many years Marrok is so angry that he's not thinking rationally about this so he kidnaps Olivia. I don't want to say anymore& ruin it for anyone else with spoilers.You really need to read this wonderful tale of fated mates,curses,mystical adventures to see what happens. I would recommend reading this book& I'm looking forward to the next book in this wonderful series. I received a free copy of this book
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About the author

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over ninety contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

As an only child, Shayla occupied herself by daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and started pursuing a publishing career. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America, her heart was with her stories and characters, so she left her pantyhose and power suits behind.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, gaming, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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