Though this book is on Goodreads, it doesn't have a cover as yet.
From Seize me From Darkness. Pierced Hearts Book 4. Releases September.
Dark erotic fiction and so it features both dubious and non-consent, but my heroes are always loving and caring as well as being unleashed sadists.
PS. Bokkie is a South african endearment (means little doe if taken literally).
Pieter is South African, so he speaks Afrikaans at times, which is a language mostly derived from Dutch. Jazmine is Australian and this book is set in Papua New Guinea.
Her dress was thin and soft and my grasp of the hem made it ride up the back of her thighs. I gathered it some more until I pulled her off balance and she gasped and staggered into me. The knife carved through the fistful of cloth. Casually I tossed the weapon in the direction of the guard before I tore the top of each sleeve. The dress slipped to the floor.
Naked, and damn, that ivory-white expanse of female skin. No bikini tan lines. I sucked in a long breath. Pervert that I was, I couldn't help looking.
With her head covered, she appeared more of an object, a thing, than my wife had ever been in our S and m scenes. But what a pretty thing. The slope of her spine as it curved into her waist, the tease of her glossy hair across the small of her back, the tremble of her hip when I rested my hand there and pulled her to me, her ass to my groin.
I held her tighter, fingers digging in. So soft. My fingers dug in more, as if they were obeying another, deeper call, until she squirmed the smallest amount...and whimpered.
“I’m going to show you the other side of pain, bokkie.”
I recognized the familiar zing of anticipation. Inflicting pain on women did things to me. Before had been different. This time, I had consent, of sorts. She knew what I did. Why.
I needed to allow myself to enjoy the sadism. It gave me a hyperawareness I’d never get if I stayed distant and gritted my teeth. I had to devote myself. All amped up, I was a gourmet and expert sadist, I could taste the pain with my eyes, my hands...maybe my tongue.
Ja, she was a meal laid out before me. I circled her, twitchy to get going, to see what toys they had.
This was bad.
Be guilty after.
I had to zone in, see every reaction, every flinch, every blanch of skin and trickle of blood from the strikes. And there would be blood.
I'd realized last night that blood was the only way I'd be likely to convince Gregor and co that I’d done it properly. I hadn't told her that. It seemed wiser and kinder not to.
To find out more about the series, here is my book page with the other three books.
All Romance buylink
Because this sale didn't go out as widely as it should have on the first day,
I'll keep it going until the 29th of December.
Capture fantasies rule Jodie's eBook. Re-enacting one in a documentary would surely be irresistible viewing to millions of women?
But Jodie and Klaus discover that inside an ordinary man dark desires may lurk. What will win in the end? The man and lover, or the monster?
Capture fantasy; anal play; M/f as well as one m/f/f/m scene; BDSM themes including caning, spanking, bondage, and needle play.
Also contains one beginner Dom who is exploring sadism but is still working out how and when to stop.
Take Me Break Me,
Book One, Pierced Hearts
#76 Bestseller on Amazon Kindle, Top 10 Bestseller on All Romance Ebooks for September 2013
A sample of the book, and reviews, are here.
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Yes, I have done the deed and sent the book away to my formatter guy, Donnie Light. I'm praying that all the t's are dotted and the i's are crossed. Because that would make for an interesting book...
Release date will be December 23rd. I hope I've not gone too dark for any of my fans. Make me Yours Evermore has been labelled a BDSM dubcon thriller by my editor, Nerine Dorman.
The next book after this has a more moralistic hero, I think. Though I am dropping him into a terribly nasty situation.
Just for a cute bit of info - my cover artist has not been capitalizing the me in any of the titles and I only just noticed. I'm so observant! I think he's acknowledging the Dominance and submission theme in this series. Clever man.
He's Thomas Dorman or Dr Benway on deviant art if anyone is looking for a book cover by him. Fetish photographer and award winning South African filmmaker.
However, ahem, back to this book. A snippet might be due?
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Because I'm never sure if anyone out there sees the small amount of promo I do, if you really want to keep in touch with what I'm writing, that's the best method to be certain of getting updates.
Here is the little extract from Make Me Yours Evermore...
The water might be cold but she was warm against my skin. I couldn’t help admiring her curves as I smoothed away the grime of all that had happened to her over the last day. A few times she stirred and pushed at my hand but I persisted. Her skin was pale, accentuating the red of her bra and black of her panties – color coded scraps of cloth that screamed sexual territory. All the best bits were underneath those. Her lips were plump with the promise of kisses. Long legs, female contours...
I already announced this on Facebook But I need something to do while I'm waiting for feedback so I don't chew off my fingernails.
The release date of Make Me Yours Evermore, Book 3 Pierced Hearts - December 23 rd - is getting ever closer.
I can also tell you here that I've altered my blurb for this series on Amazon to make sure people understand what they're buying.
Here's the added bit:
Be aware that this Pierced Hearts series is not a consensual BDSM series, this is a capture fantasy series that explores morality, consensuality, and the fuzzy zone between right and wrong. It has been called dangerous erotic fiction.
And just so as to reward those who come to read this , seeing I'm the least frequent blog poster EVER, here's a little snippet from the book.
From the Point of View of Andreas...
I swallowed, struck for a microcosm of time by the allure of indeed owning her. “Chris, she’s not yours.”
“She is now. She’s mine.”
God, I hated him. Gently, I stamped my fist on the table. “You can’t own a person. Not in this time and age.”
“You have no idea. Slaves are a reality as much as they’ve ever been in history. It’s just a matter of beating the law. I told you before. Turn me in, or leave me be. This is something I want. I mean to have her.” He sat back in the chair and contemplated Kat. “You’re right though. I can’t justify this. What my friend did, yeah, he had some justification. Me? Put me back in history at Rome and I could be a rich man with a troupe of slave girls or maybe a sheik with a harem. Legal, even the pinnacle of society. Here, now?” His eyes shone dark in the dying light. “I’m just bad man with good sense of timing.”
His blatant admission stunned me for a few seconds.
“A good sense of timing? Why the hell is this good?”
“She was going on holidays. Driving to the Outback. No one will miss her for a few days until the phone calls don’t come in.”
“Jesus,” I whispered. He had planned this. This wasn’t some distorted retribution. This was Chris being fucked up in the head.
I'm all set to celebrate the official release of my second Pierced Hearts book. All who enjoy my books are welcome to join me celebrating on Facebook on August 30th at 9pm EDT.
Bring on the naughty, the kinky, and the plain ol good fun attitude!
As you can see, I'm doing a rare signed-print giveaway. Because of my Australian location I don't do these often.
The Facebook party starts at 9 pm EDT, August 30th, on Facebook here
“Bind and Keep me, leads you down a depraved path full of dark desires that you know are so wrong, but feel too good for you to care. Cari Silverwood makes losing what we all cherish—our freedom—sinfully erotic.”
How far would you go to protect your love and your life?
When two deaths turn his world upside down, Klaus must wrestle with a problem that goes soul deep. With Jodie it was capture fantasy but now he’s made the fantasy real, dragging her along as his accomplice. No one should feel so good about something so wrong.
Maybe his soul is darker than he feared. Maybe the rules shouldn't apply to him.
Warning: Dark erotica, Mff with BDSM themes, capture fantasy, and dubious consent.
Contains spanking, bondage, caning and piercing, and one alpha possessive man about to toss aside his morals and take what he wants.
Where lurks...? Yep, I went for the creepy verb effect with that title but really what I'm asking is, what the hell is Dark Erotica?
I started wondering about this before I wrote my latest book, Take Me, Break Me because I wanted to dip my toes into it, and now after publication I'm seeing even more clearly that it's not that clearly defined. You see Wikipedia also calls it Erotic Horror and does a very bare bones definition of,
"a term applied to works of horror fiction in which sensual or sexual imagery (or even descriptions of the physical act of sexual intercourse) are blended with horrific overtones or story elements."
Yet on Goodreads the Dark Erotica group defines it as
"the more aggressive form of Erotica. This would include storylines with rough sex, forced seduction, rape, kidnapping, BDSM, and those who enjoy alternative lifestyles to the extreme, multiple partners that may or may not involve same sex interaction"
But I like another definition, a far simpler one - dark erotica is a story with fear plus lust. Because in a way this covers both of the above. Fear is so personal. Something that scares you, another person will brush off as nothing much at all.
Horror is surely a more horrible form of fear? True. Yet some of the most well known books of this sort of erotic story, such as Captive in the Dark, may cause mild fear or an unsettling feeling but aren't going to cause that true hide-under-the-bed horror that you get in a horror movie or a classic story like The Monkey's Paw (which is pure horror, not erotic horror).
So to me, erotic horror is different from Dark Erotica, or it's a small sub-section of it. And so my romance story, Take Me, Break Me, which I deliberately wrote to drift about on the edge of the darkly erotic realm, has some readers going...
"Wow. I can't express all the emotions I got from this read and I'm pretty jaded when it comes to deep dark erotic romance." Michele Harvey, Goodreads review
And others are going, no, never, that's not dark erotica at all.
Funny how we like to scare ourselves though, isn't it? Not that I read dark erotica to be scared exactly. It's more of a thrill, I think. Now I'm wondering if I got that definition right after all.
Lust + Thrill plus or minus Fear?
I think I need a maths degree to work this out.
PS Erotica is the wrong term anyway for a fleshed-out erotic romance IMO but that's another definition for another day.
Here's a great review blog I found today for dark erotic books: Jessy's Book Club
Adding some more thoughts.
Having done some more thinking...really, that definition should say that the lust and the fear have to be there at the same time. I could make a horror story where the sex and the horror are in different chapters and that is not dark erotica.
I'm also wondering if dubious consent or non-consensual scenes of sex need to be in the story. I think they do. Because although the wikipedia definition may not say it, but I feel it's pussy-footing around the true meaning. A story where the son of Satan, or a succubus, rapes a woman is still non-consent despite the non-human attacker. Am I right there?
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