Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DARK DUET: Platinum Edition Countdown - 21 October

Today is October 21st
until 

While we're waiting, here's a review of the Seduced in the Dark from one of my favorite bloggers ever! The incomparable "Jenny" from Totally Booked.

SEDUCED IN THE DARK (BOOK 2):
What is the price of redemption?

Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood.

The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.

Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance?

Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice?

Jenny's Review:
This was definitely one of the most gut-wrenchingly difficult, raw, brutal, thought provoking and emotional reads I have ever sat through. There were times I thought I couldn't go on and my resolve was sorely tested

My chest ached, my stomach was in knots and more than once I felt physically sick with the anticipation of what was about to happen.

Reading this book I felt that CJ must be one of the most talented writers I've ever read. How she crafted this story and brought it all together left me in total awe. She is a storyteller who certainly doesn't shy away from what she feels needs to be told, even if, at times, this makes the reader uncomfortable and takes them to a place they thought they could never go.

The reader is taken from the time Livvie is captured and from there she recounts how her predicament evolved and how Caleb and the others played a part in her story. It was nothing short of brilliant how this story was pieced together.

Caleb is still the broken "monster" we met in Captive in the Dark. He is hell-bent on his revenge and willing to sacrifice Livvie (Kitten) into slavery just to ensure his task is carried out.

I have to admit to having strong feelings for Caleb when reading Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet #1). I hated him because I loved him, when really I should have despised him. Nothing changes in this book. I was still questioning my sanity over my feelings for this man. How could I, after what he had done and was still prepared to do, feel so much love and compassion for him? What was it about this man that drew me to him? Oh trust me, there were times when I wanted to knife him through the heart. This man will test you, and he will test you BIG time, but his tender times with Livvie will hit you deep in your heart and it is at these times when you feel, when you hope, that there is goodness and perhaps love somewhere in this man.

Livvie has grown in this book. She has feelings for Caleb that have her questioning if she is of sound mind. How could she feel the way she does for Caleb after what he has done to her? After what he was still intending to do to her? He never sugar coated her fate. You will be clenching your heart for Livvie. You can't put yourself in her shoes because you couldn't withstand the heartbreak of being there.

I will tell you now that I cried reading this book more than I have ever cried reading a book before. Whilst this story is at times shocking, it was also so emotional throughout, and catching glimpses of Caleb's past will have you clutching your chest. I defy anyone to read the last chapter of this book without crying.

After finishing this book I sobbed for an hour afterwards and just stared into space. I had to absorb everything I had read and marvel at what an amazing and emotional journey this author had just taken me on.

As I've said, this is by no means an easy read, let's face it, a book about human trafficking and sex slavery was never written with the intention of being an easy read.

However, when you pick this book up (be sure to read Captive in the Dark first!) you will experience, what I can promise you will be an emotional rollercoaster the likes of which you will be hard pressed to beat.

This book will make you angry. It will make you sick. It will make you sad. It will test your resolve. It will make you question your thoughts and your feelings, but I promise you, you will not forget this book. It will stay with you long after the last page, because not only will this book touch your heart, it will touch your soul.

I was a Beta read for this book in July 2012


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Monday, October 20, 2014

DARK DUET: Platinum Edition Countdown - 20 October

Today is October 20th
until 

While we're waiting, here's one of my favorite reviews of the first book in the Dark Duet series via "Miss" on Amazon. MY FIRST REVIEW!!!

CAPTIVE IN THE DARK (BOOK 1):
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. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors.

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 and he demands to be called Master.

Miss' Review:
"I purchased this ebook this morning and read it in a matter of hours. I couldn't put it down it was that good! The character's were well thought out, and the story flowed at a perfect pace. I cannot wait for the sequel so I can learn what's in store for Caleb and Livvie. I prefer not to think about the fact that such a disturbing story could pull my heartstrings but it is hard not to feel for both the tormentor and the tormented. Kudos to the author for a story well told!" -- Amazon, 31 August 2011

Thank you, "Miss", for taking a chance on a book no one had reviewed and being the first to vouch for my work on Amazon.



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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Welcome to the Dark Side

Hello Smutketeers!!!

You know what I love about Indie Writers?

They help each other succeed. Yup...we help our competitors sell their books and feed their families. Why? Because we're awesome.

For those of you who don't know, Aleatha Romig is probably my #1 Indie competitor in the realm of Dark Erotica, Dark Romance, and general Mindfuckery.

And you know what? We're good friends. We're "Team Dark Side" and we take ALL PRISONERS.

Mrs. Romig and I have releases coming out one week apart so we decided, in the spirit of Indie, to host a giveaway together for OUR fans because we know you have enough room on your shelf for both of us and we love you for it.

So, while I kick back with my ARC of INSIDIOUS and Aleatha enjoys her ARC of DARK DUET: Platinum Edition - why don't you enter our giveaway and join "Team Dark Side"



DARK DUET: PLATINUM EDITION
by: CJ Roberts
RELEASE: 28 Oct 2014
Regular Price: $9.99



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INSIDIOUS
by: Aleatha Romig
RELEASE: 21 Oct 2014
Ebook: $4.99
Paperback: $11.94



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Can I buy Determined to Obey on it's own?

Dearest Readers,
I believe I may have made a marketing blunder. You see, I wrote this 120 page novella named Determined to Obey. I wrote it as BONUS material for my upcoming boxed set release:




The boxed set is meant to entice new readers. However, the very last thing an author wants is to alienate her loyal fans. For this reason, I included new covers for each of the books in the series, a new novella (DtO), and nearly 200 other pages of Dark Duet fan-fiction, interviews, and reviews. I also set the price below the $9.99 it will list for on 28 Oct 2014.

However, since the announcement of the Platinum Edition I've been bombarded with ONE question: "Can I buy Determined to Obey on it's own?"

Well, I wrote it to fit as a 'behind-the-scenes' accompaniment to Captive in the Dark and Seduced in the Dark. To be honest, I'm not sure anyone jumping in to the series for the first time will understand the novella. But again! What about my faithful?

What to do? 





I've decided to give you what you want 
(it's your puppy eyes, I can't take 'em).

Since I don't have a cover or blurb for Determined to Obey and it hasn't been formatted for stand-alone release, and so as not to compete with DARK DUET: Platinum Edition -- I'll set the release date for Determined to Obey at 11 November 2014. The price will probably be $2.99 (ebook only). I will have to wait until I have a formatted file before I can tell you how much a print book will be.

For those of you who have pre-ordered the Platinum Edition--thank you! It will be automatically delivered to your device on 28 October 2014. If any of you wish to cancel, you may do so by contacting your retailer.

NOW, let's celebrate the good news by having a giveaway.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Pre-order DARK DUET: Platinum Edition -- Release 28 Oct 2014

DARK DUET: PLATINUM EDITION
RELEASE: 28 Oct 2014
Promotional Price: $6.99
Price after release: $9.99
LIVE!!! Pre-order your copy


OVER 150,000 COPIES SOLD!

For the first time ever ALL the BESTSELLING BOOKS in the DARK DUET series are available in one complete set.

CAPTIVE IN THE DARK (BOOK 1):
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. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors.

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 and he demands to be called Master.

SEDUCED IN THE DARK (BOOK 2):
What is the price of redemption?
Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood.
The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.
Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance?
Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice?

EPILOGUE: THE DARK DUET (BOOK 3):
It didn’t happen exactly as Livvie said. She’s been very kind to me in the retelling of our story. The truth is far more…complicated.

The Platinum Edition also includes: 
1) The NEW 32,000 word novella DETERMINED TO OBEY, featuring secondary characters Kid, Felipe, and Celia. Note: This novella is also available for pre-order on its own (without other bonus material) CLICK HERE.

2) Eight scorching-hot fan-written Dark Duet short stories hand-selected by the author. 

3) CJ's favorite interviews & reviews

4) ALL NEW COVERS! Final cover reveals on release day. 



20% MORE CONTENT
at
45% Savings
(20% after release)

Endorsements:

“’This series is the most incredible mindf**k I've ever experienced.’ Or something along those lines. Write whatever you want and slap my name on it. I loved it that much.’ – Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

"I have never had an author move me to the point that I felt I needed to get in my car and go after someone who was fictional." --Tina Reber, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author of the LOVE series

"Absolutely amazing! I have not been this captivated by a book, by a series, in years! Thank you to everyone who told me to read these." -- Aleatha Romig, NYT Bestselling Author of the Consequences series

"I'm very stingy with five stars. I usually only give those to modern classics or books that I am absolutely crazy about. Here is why I think CID deserves five...." -- Tarryn Fisher, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Love Me With Lies series

"Just know that I think it was an exhilarating (albeit somewhat exhausting) reading experience and I LOVED it. And… I appreciated it even more once I was done. I felt mostly… complete. Crazy right? Ahhh but sometimes, it just is what it is. It was rich, well rounded, uncomfortable, exciting and scary (in multiple ways). Emotionally affecting. I lived it, I didn’t just read it, although I was VERY happy to be on this side of the book. *phew* I may enjoy the fictional thrill and I may like it crazy at times, but I’m very content on the “safe” side of life." -- Maryse, Maryse's Book Blog

Please heed all warnings. ****This is a series about captivity in a FICTIONAL and EROTICIZED setting. It contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.**** 

Includes
-- All three bestselling books in the Dark Duet Series
-- The 120+ page novella DETERMINED TO OBEY, featuring secondary characters
-- Eight scorching-hot fan-written Dark Duet short stories hand-selected by the author
-- CJ's favorite reviews and interviews


Capture, Bondage, Erotica, Kidnapping, Dubious Consent, Dark Erotica, Dark Romance, erotic thriller, erotic suspense

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Epílogo: La Trilogía Oscura #3 estará disponible antes de lo planeado

¡Maravillosas noticias Lectores Oscuros!

Epílogo: La Trilogía Oscura #3 estará disponible antes de lo planeado. ¡Sí! La nueva fecha de publicación es el martes 14 de Octubre de 2014. Tan solo una semana después del lanzamiento de Seducida en la Oscuridad.



Por  favor, comparte las nuevas noticias y preordena tu copia hoy mientras esperamos por estas increíbles historias ahora en Español.

Epílogo, es parte de La Trilogía Oscura de la exitosa autora independiente CJ Roberts incluida en las listas de más vendidos del New York Times y USA Today.

Recuerda que Cautiva en la Oscuridad, la primera entrega de esta excitante trilogía está de oferta en un precio sumamente irresistible.

Caleb quiere tenerte como su nueva gatita en la oscuridad ¿te animas?