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Review and Giveaway: The Dark Duet Series by CJ Roberts

Posted on 14 April, 2013 by in CJ Roberts, Giveaways / 8 comments

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5 STARS!!!
Captive in the Dark Synopsis

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. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

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, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.

Seduced in the Dark Synopsis

BOOK TWO OF THE DARK DUET
The exciting, titillating, and action-filled conclusion to Captive in the Dark.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?

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It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human beings revolved around one empirical truth: we want what we cannot have. For Eve, it was the fruit of the forbidden tree. For Caleb, it was Livvie

 

Denises’s Reviews

First please note this story is not for the faint of heart.  This is not a Dom/Sub story with safewords, this is dark story about human trafficking, the sex slave trade including detailed images of rape and murder.

Having said that I should now say these two books together make for an amazingly well written powerful and gut wrenching story. Ms. Roberts masterful writing forces the reader to feel an unbelievable range of emotions.

This story becomes about what ‘ifs’ and truly makes the reader ponder what makes a person who they are. Book 1 and Book 2 are much different reads, book 1 introduces you to Caleb, you witness Livve’s abduction and experience her captivity while Caleb works to break her spirit and get her to submit to him as her Master.

Book 2 starts to tell a deeper story, one of Caleb’s life, one of the deep criminal underworld this story occurs in.  Ms. Roberts makes this story about more than sex, more than Livvie’s abuse, more than her transformation or for that matter about more than Caleb’s.  It becomes about accepting how you feel, owning it and then working to make the life you want no matter what the obstacles.

In book 1, Caleb’s torture of Livvie is physical as he fights his emotions he pushes her away with emotional torture.  In book 2, oddly enough this was even harder to read.  Ms. Roberts creates a story for the reader with powerful emotional reactions from scene to scene; the spectrum of what you will feel almost defies words.

There will be times when you think you could not possibility get any angrier at Caleb and then in a few pages your heart will break for him.

I truly do not want to give this story away for the reader, you truly need to sit and experience this soul pulling story.  It will be tough at times and it may make you cry.  At times it may even turn your stomach but you will come away with a great understanding of the human spirit and its desire to love.

My heart swelled with pride for Livvie and in the end Ms. Roberts managed to make my heart break for Caleb.

Please note these two books are complete read with a short Epilogue so feel free to dive right in and know you will have the full story.

Ms. Roberts is writing Epilogue: The Dark Duet.

This will be an expansion of the epilogue written mostly in Caleb’s POV.

The First Chapter can be found here:

** Big Time spoilers do not read until you have read book 1 and 2 **

https://www.facebook.com/notes/cj-roberts/epilogue-the-dark-duet/367286930035589

 

Character Inspirations – Livvie and Caleb

Livvie Caleb

 

About the Author

CJ Roberts is an independent writer. She favors dark and erotic stories with taboo twists and her work has been called both sexy and disturbing in the same sentence.

She was born and raised in Southern California. Following high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force in 1998, served ten years and traveled the world. Her favorite part of traveling is seeking out the seedy underbelly of the city.

She is married to an amazing and talented man who never stops impressing her; they have one beautiful daughter.

Her debut novel, Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, Book 1), is available in ebook and paperback. And will be followed up with Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet, Book 2) in September of 2012.

She writes short stories under the name Jennifer Roberts.

Captive in the Dark

Seduced in the Dark

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8 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: The Dark Duet Series by CJ Roberts”

  1. April Lilly

    OMGOMGOMG my favorite series of all time! No other book has affected me as much as these 2 have!

  2. Leahia Laszlo

    These books have honestly become my favorite read this year and are in my top 5 all time favortie books! Very well done:)

  3. Amy

    Loved, Loved, Loved these books! They haunted me and mystified me at the same time. I loved and hated Caleb.

  4. Julie Cole

    I just finished Captive in the Dark last night and I will be starting
    Seduced in the Dark today. I could hardly put Captive down to eat, sleep etc…

  5. Krisha Joy

    Livvie wasn’t the only one who questioned about mental stability. I was questioning mine big time while I was reading this series. lol. Had so much fun reading these books. Keeps me on edge ’til Epilogue. I’m definitely doing a happy dance when the month of June comes. haha 😀

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