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Enter the Black Oak
Black Oak Series Book 1
by Monique Edenwood
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense

 

Falling for a man like Jackson Wilder was not something I had planned.

He was wild, experienced and savagely beautiful. He was also damaged and dangerous. Our love was a cosmic collision of lust and obsession that left me scorched by exquisite flames of desire and domination.

Jack possessed me. He educated me. Loving him was the greatest pleasure I’d ever known… up until the moment I discovered the dark secrets he had been hiding.

I could never have imagined that pulling myself out of the agony of betrayal would lead me to reconnect with a former friend, Cameron O’Neill, scion of one of Manhattan’s wealthiest and most powerful dynasties, and sworn enemy of Jack.

Cameron’s craving for me was acute. The relentless force of his devastating masculine beauty and his powerful, controlled virility was dizzying. Desire colored his fierce gaze. I knew it was wrong. Jack would never allow it. I had to do everything within my power to resist him, even when he pulled me down the rabbit hole where I uncovered dark truths about Manhattan’s most secret society that led me to the brink of madness…

Enter The Black Oak is a thrilling romantic suspense set in Manhattan’s high society and the first novel in the Black Oak series by author Monique Edenwood.

Enter The Black Oak will take you on a dangerous journey through lust, desire, betrayal and obsession that will leave you breathless by the end and desperate for more. 

Mature Audience.

Please note that Enter The Black Oak features a love triangle between the heroine and two men who are sworn enemies. The early stages of the novel explore the multi-dimensional complexities of infidelity. It features a strong female lead who is initially thrown off balance by the discovery of her partner’s infidelity and who regains her strength and power as the novel progresses. The infidelity is a catalyst for the rediscovery of an old friend. The novel features two alpha males, one quite dominant, and is an homage to radical female strength and stunning masculine beauty. If depictions of powerful, beautiful, dominant but damaged men are not your thing, this may not be for you!

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As I fumble in my purse for a tissue to wipe my eyes, the energy around me shifts and I begin to sense… something—some presence coupled with a charge of electricity…
The hairs stand up on the back of my neck and goosebumps prickle down my arms as I spot a shape out of the corner of my eye. Mustering the courage to look, I turn to my left and let out a breathy gasp as I see a man—a tall, beautiful, dark-haired man—standing between me and
the door I came through.
 A man that I know—or at least that I once knew.

Cameron.
 Cameron O’Neill.
 Scion of the O’Neill dynasty.
 My heart beats out of my chest.
 Finding yourself alone with one of New York’s most breathtaking eligible bachelors is something that most women in Manhattan would kill for, but seeing the man I used to be so close to, and that I still feel so betrayed by, see me in this pitiful state is one injury too many for my battered self-esteem.

A shadow darkens his features and he frowns as he watches my tear-streaked face. “I’m… sorry. I didn’t realize anyone was up here,” he says taking an unwelcome step towards me, his voice deeper and richer than I remember from our college days together.
 I wipe the tears from my eyes, barely able to speak. I loathe crying in front of anyone, never mind this ex-friend who has a history of hurting me.
 Despite my embarrassment at being caught in this pitiful state, I can’t help but be taken aback by the intense, impossible beauty of this stunning man. A mop of thick, wavy dark-brown hair caresses the golden skin of his forehead and jaw. His strong hairline frames a chiseled, heart-shaped face with cheekbones so sharp they cut shadows beneath them. His mesmerizing, almond-shaped brown eyes are large and his irises a swirl of deep amber tones, visible in just the moonlight and the pale glow of the light above the roof door. His stubble is thick, clearly not having been touched for a couple of weeks. He seems taller than I remember too; he must stand just under six foot three, about the same height as Jack. He has a look of anguished concern on his devastating face, my attempts at concealing my distress having obviously been in vain.
 “Jess, I… didn’t mean to disturb.”
 It’s surreal to hear him say my name—annoying almost—as though he should no longer have the right to use it. I wipe my face and try to compose myself. I hate that the man who spent so long warning me about Jack may now think that

Jack is the reason I’m upset and that he was right all along.
 “You— I— You’re not disturbing. I just needed to… get some air,” I stammer, starting to get up. “I didn’t think anyone would be up here. I can go—”
 “Stay,” he says firmly. “I mean, you can stay, as long as you need. Please.”
 I sit back down. In the state I’m in, I’d better not try to go back down those stairs unless I want to be surrounded by people asking me what the problem is. I look up at him, half expecting him to turn and leave me to my misery.

But instead, he stays.

Suspended moments pass between us as he peers into me in awkward silence, studying my face with intent, his eyes wandering over every inch of my features

“Jess, I don’t want to get too personal, but… are you sure everything’s okay?” he asks.
 “Yeah,” I shrug. “It’s just been one of those days.”
 “Sure,” he indulges me. “Believe me, I often feel like crying after a night with some of these people.”
 I shoot him a smile of gratitude at his gracious attempt to downplay the situation as my eyes float over his impossibly beautiful face. The moon emerges from behind wisps of blue clouds and lights up his unflinching eyes, leaving me skipping a breath. Cameron was one of my best friends for several years, but he never once made me as jittery as he’s doing now in all that time.

In my defense, the guy truly is breathtaking. It’s no mystery why most women lose all rational thought around him. Plus, he looks so much more like a man now than when we were students together at college, and not just because of how amazingly well he’s grown into his masculine features or how much
broader his shoulders are and stronger his arms look, even under his white shirt and expensive-looking black suit. His whole energy is different. The youthful exuberance has gone, and in its place is a man who looks poised and collected and unnervingly confident. His gaze is impenetrable, his face composed. He wears the body language of a man that is confident about his physical strength and social position.
 He looks determined. And powerful. And dangerous.

Black Oak Burning
Black Oak Series Book 2

 

Cameron’s relentless craving for me never seemed to end, even when it seemed that he may end up claiming his victory over Jack.

The irresistible odyssey into his dark dreams of domination thrilled me to my very core, breaking some of the chains holding me to Jack and setting my soul on fire with the fervor of relentless lust and unspeakable threats of ecstasy.

The incessant magnetic pull of his hard, capable body and the yearning in his determined eyes overpowered all attempts at reason. And he knew it acutely.

Just as it seemed the storm had begun to still, demons that had long haunted Cameron started to resurface and Jack launched an all-out assault on my senses and need for protection, pulling me into his dizzying vortex of indecent desire and fervent obsession and making it clear to me that I would always belong to him.

I had no idea the Society would be watching our every move, waiting for the moment to strike, allowing Manhattan’s most powerful patrons to take their revenge on Cameron.

And Jack.

And me.

If I let them.

Would we all make it out?

Black Oak Burning is the scorchingly hot sequel to Enter The Black Oak and Part 2 of the Black Oak Trilogy. It starts with an explosive release which will leave readers breathless and giddy as they prepare to experience the ecstasy and torment of those who enter The Black Oak.

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Black Oak Scorched
Black Oak Book 3

 

I did everything in my power to resist Cameron’s never-ending need to have me as his own. The heat of his hunger and the fervor of his attacks on my will was merciless, wearing me down as I struggled under the weight of Jack’s ceaseless craving and possessive need to reclaim me… as well as his surveillance of my every move. 

I was also forced to fight Sebastian Gravier’s growing desperation to have me submit to him so that he could educate me in the dark pleasures of the Black Oak Society that have been so carefully crafted by his wicked deviance.

What the resistance didn’t know is that as they were finalizing their plan to take down Quercus Velutina once and for all, the Society were mounting one of their own, with brutality and betrayal that no one could have ever imagined. 

Despite the victory of his bloodshed, Sebastian’s restless hunger for suffering and revenge never abated, and once Cameron made it clear to Jack that he intended to take me for his own, Gravier finally got what he had ached for–Jack declaring all-out war on Cameron, restless and ready to hand down his own special brand of justice.

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He thinks he has won, but the war will not be over until Jessynia belongs to me and me alone. And my craving for her flesh and my need to possess her soul will never end…

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Black Oak Scorched is the third novel in the Black Oak series and is the first book in the series featuring multiple narrative points of view.

For mature audiences.

Monique Edenwood is a British-Canadian author based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Her love of the magical trees and forests that she grew up surrounded by helped to inspire her first novel, Enter The Black Oak, book 1 in the Black Oak trilogy.

She loves helping people escape their daily lives for a short while with the help of some intrigue, suspense and some smoking hot fictional boyfriends!

When she isn’t writing or reading, she loves hiking and cycling around beautiful Vancouver.

She’s also an epic fantasy geek and lover of 80’s and 90’s music. 

Monique absolutely loves hearing from readers of her novels so please feel free to contact her!

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Spotlight: Exploitation With the Diavolo + Giveaway

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Exploitation With the Diavolo
Cruisin’ Around Series
by Aleisha Maree
Genre: Dark Romance

 

Domenico Rossi

She was a ghost. One moment she was there the next she was gone.

A bit like smoke when you ran your fingers through it. Unable to grasp it, all you could do was watch it sit heavy in the air then fade away.

She played games with my mind, twisted my emotions, then she would disappear. Causing my body to crave her like an addict. Her body was sinful. Created straight from the fires of hell and just as hot. Her lips deceive you with every word. Her kiss was deadly and consuming all rational. Her heart was stone cold and locked with a key nowhere in sight, but it didn’t stop me from searching for it.

Aviva D’Angelo

He was beautiful. Something so unique and rare that I wanted to break it. Playing with him was a perk afforded to me from the pure hatred and long list of hits that I needed to prove to my father that a woman can live in a man’s world doing a man’s job and be just as strong. A daughter can be just as great as his prodigy of a son. Useful, resourceful, and strong. Yet in his eyes no matter what I did I was the reason he no longer had a son, an heir to the throne of the D’Angelo mafia underworld. So, with that being said this is why I play the deadly game of cat and mouse with all men of the mafia. Walking within the illusion of disillusion to unravel all the senses of the boss of bosses and bring down the house of Rossi.

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Aleisha Maree knew she was going to write… well, since forever.

As soon as she could read she wanted to be that escape for others. Words pulled her in and held her tight in a world that captivated your soul and took you on a journey.

She crafts sensual, sexy, tantalizing stories that weave together her love for darkness, pure passion and most of all human emotions which dance on the cusp of your soul.

She’s from the south island of New Zealand born and raised in a tiny but extraordinary village called Wakefield which holds so much more than her heart.

She now lives in the North Island of New Zealand in another village called Wharepapa South with her husband and 6 kids on a dairy farm.

When she’s not consumed by those beautiful humans, she’s knee deep in writing, working on another work of art to captivate your soul and mind. To take you to the edge and back again.

She’s a dark soul and introvert who loves nature and water, is insanely in love with coffee and reading.

She can always be found with her family with a book in her handbag and the wind in her hair.

Just keep an eye out for all the loud crazy kids and she will be like right there!

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Book Blitz: Requiem of the Soul, by Zavarelli & Natasha Knight

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REQUIEM OF THE SOUL (The Society Trilogy Book 1) by A. Zavarelli and Natasha Knight

Release Date: March 24th

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I was born with noble blood in my veins.

Heir to a powerful dynasty.

Wealth. Power. Aristocracy.

Temptations too dangerous to resist.

Until someone tried to steal it all.

Scarred and broken, I emerged from the flames.

Now I’ve returned to take what’s mine.

Revenge.

The first item on my agenda?

Make Ivy Moreno my wife.

Second?

Bend her until she breaks.

About A. Zavarelli:

Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of dark and contemporary romance.

When she’s not putting her characters through hell, she can usually be found watching bizarre and twisted documentaries in the name of research.

She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies

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Natasha Knight is the USA Today Bestselling author of Romantic Suspense and Dark Romance Novels. She has sold over half a million books and is translated into six languages. She currently lives in The Netherlands with her husband and two daughters and when she’s not writing, she’s walking in the woods listening to a book, sitting in a corner reading or off exploring the world as often as she can get away.

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