Friday, January 26, 2018

Dark Deception by Zoe Blake

A dark romance from USAT Bestselling author, Zoe Blake.

She wants him dead.
Mirage is a master jewel thief but tonight she is an assassin.

His life was ruined by her lies.
Now he will make her pay.
He will have her on her knees, begging for forgiveness.
It's time she learned why they call him, Paine.

🔥🔥🔥 TINY TEASE 🔥🔥🔥
He whispered darkly into her ear, “I knew if I waited and made myself enough of a target, the person who set me up would strike again.” 
Mirage felt sick with fear. Her knees buckled, but his restraining arm kept her upright. 
“I’m going to make you pay.” His sharp teeth nipped at the delicate curve of her ear as Paine hissed his malicious threat.
Mirage closed her eyes. 
Clasped in Paine’s strong, unrelenting grasp, she knew…she was a dead woman.


Wow!  I don’t know how she does it, but Ms. Zoe Blake just keeps on upping her game and bringing us, her readers, amazing stories.  I loved Dark Deception and its high octane scenes, passionate characters, and all the angst with erotic intensity.  Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.  The story will take the reader on a roller-coaster ride into the world of thieves.  Meet the players, Mirage and Paine, two people who both works for an organization known only as The Syndicate. 

Paine:  “A man of his skills was hard to find.  A trained fighter, thief, and hacker.  A criminal renaissance man.”  Sometimes, in his line of work for The Syndicate, it includes taking out certain operatives, ones who may have crossed a line, as Dev has done. Now someone has trashed his name and reputation, sending out the word to the underground that he has switched sides and has gone rogue.  “The Syndicate was beginning to doubt that Paine had betrayed them.”

Mirage: “He respected her for her skills, and he wanted her for her beauty.  Like the thief he was, Paine appreciated something precious and rare; Mirage was both.  She was simply stunning.  Her petite frame matched her gamine, almost other-worldly features.  Skin so pale it was almost translucent.  Dark, obsidian eyes which matched her silky, black hair.  Her lips dominated her delicate face, almost appearing too large and always painted a crimson red.”

“The Syndicate was rich beyond measure organization of criminals, politicians, and businessmen.  A cross between the Knights Templar, the Skull, and Bones society and some evil Bond villain.”

Now that you know the players, understand the angst, Mirage is determined to take out Paine, and she has devised her plan of revenge.  “It had all been perfect.  The perfect setup.  The perfect deception.  The perfect revenge.”  But even perfect sometimes has its downfall, and that is Paine when he thwarts her plan.  Paine is a man who lives up to his name, and now he will exact his revenge.  “He would find his bad little kitten and make her pay for all her misdeeds.”

The story is a cat and mouse game between Paine and Mirage, and while he punishes her for her actions, he also learns more about her.  She fascinates him, and he is determined to own her as his.  The sex between them is controlling and forceful.  There isn’t a part of her he doesn’t master and claim.

“Sex with Paine had all the elements of a great heist.  Anticipation, danger, tension, euphoria.  She secretly loved how he bent her to his will, made her beg for the pleasure and pain.  The only way she would or could be completely submissive was to a strong, dominating man like Paine who took that submission from her by force.  She needed to focus on all the reasons why she hated him—on how much he angered her—not the reasons why she was falling in love with him.”

The story is life and risk, love and hate, talent and execution, pain and pleasure, give and take, raw, edgy, dark and dirty with two people who learn that there can be honor among thieves, you just have to find the right one.  The story has explicit sex scenes with forced submission, unequal power exchange, and extremely sizzling hot sex between this pair. She thrives off of his dominance and control, and he knows exactly how to control her.  For them, it will become a win-win dynamic. 

Zoe Blake:  USA Today and International Bestselling Author in Dark Romance

We are all attracted to the forbidden, addicted to the rush we get from reading something naughty. We love to lose ourselves in the fantasy. The powerful lord who sweeps the lady away to his remote estate to ravish her. The cowboy who takes the sassy city girl over his knee to teach her a lesson. The Scottish laird who prefers to make love in the wild. I write those romantic fantasies.

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Tina Donahue said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing. :)

jean hart stewart said...

Yes, we are all attracted to the forbidden. Let's be thankful!!! Not many books sales if we weren't!!!!