Captive in the Dark [NOOK Book]

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BOOK ONE OF THE DARK DUET:

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 ...
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Captive in the Dark

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Overview

SALE! SALE! SALE!
To celebrate 100,000 copies sold and the upcoming release of Epilogue: The Dark Duet. This book will on sale for 99cents through June. Enjoy!

BOOK ONE OF THE DARK DUET:

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.

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

Print Length: 262pgs
Word Count:72,000
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Editorial Reviews

http://toughcriticbookreviews.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-i-was-finally-seduced-in-dark_16.html - Mollie Tough Critic Book Reviews
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"CJ Robert's writing is dark, controversial and disturbing, but she is absolutely brilliant. I didn't like the way her books made me feel because I started to feel...understanding. I started to feel loss. I started to feel love. Just like Livvie, I was seduced. Seduced to want something that was so wrong. So disturbing. So dysfunctional, but at the same time it was so right."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016323749
  • Publisher: Neurotica Books, LLC.
  • Publication date: 3/7/2013
  • Series: The Dark Duet , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,957
  • File size: 208 KB

Meet 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.

Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet, Book 2) will be available September of 2012. For sneak peeks and to connect with CJ Roberts (aka Jennifer Roberts), please visit:

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Disturbing, Mind-Blowing, and the Only Book I Ever Wanted to Return

    I read Captive in the Dark in one sitting, staying up until after 2 am to finish it. I DID NOT enjoy the experience. I bought the book in spite of the reviews, almost certainly out of morbid curiousity. The recent influx of BDSM-themed romance novels patterened after Fifty Shades in fascinating. Apparently there are so many single, handsome, well-built BDSM billionaires about these days that every secretary, personal assistant or intern can have one for her very own. But this book is no romance, although B&N has chosen to place it in the Romance category.

    The principle male character, Caleb, is no romantic figure. He is tortured and damaged. Kidnapped when he was very young and raised in the Middle East, he has endured a childhood of sexual abuse, violence and pain that is devoid of love or morality. He has suppressed all memories of a happy home and a loving mother. He is a survivor. The only human being he feels a connection to is Rafiq, the man who saved him and taught him to kill and train sex slaves. The main focus in Rafiq's life is to exact revenge on the Russian billionaire who destroyed his family. And since Caleb feels he ows everything to Rafiq, who he views as his savior, Caleb is determined to help Rafiq achieve this goal. Thus driven, Caleb travels to California to search out a female he will kidnap and train as a sex slave. Once the female is ready, she will be sold to the Russian as a decoy, to distract him while Rafiq destroys everything he holds dear and then murders him.

    Livvie is the female Caleb targets for kidnapping. The victim of an abusive childhood herself, Livvie is eighteen; she is bright, ambitious, and determined to rise above her past and live a meaningful and productive life. Of course, her life changes abruptly and irrevocably when she meets Caleb. But she is also a survivor.

    Captive in the Dark is well written and evocative. I admired Livvie; she is spunky and brave and eventually rises above Caleb's attempts to break her. I want her to escape and get home to the mother she loves in spite of her abuse. I DO NOT admire Caleb, but recognize that he can't help what he has become. The story introduces the reader to a world that is largely only whispered about, a world where life is cheap and people are commodities to be bought, sold and used as those in power see fit. This is not a world I would willingly visit again.

    17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    A HIGHLY EMOTIONAL READ!

    If you want to read a book that takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride; simultaneously shocks and awes you, then this is it. In ¿Captive in the Dark¿, author CJ Roberts gives us a good look at the world of pleasure slaves and their trainers. A world devoid of love or mercy; a world of traitors and revenge where only the fearless and powerful has a chance of surviving. All Livvie ever wanted was for her mother to love her, for her dreams of the handsome angel who rescued her from an evil pursuer on the street to come true; and ultimately for a pair of loving arms to hold her. She is a victim, but a victim who will fight back long after the reader thinks she is broken and crushed into absolute submission. I found Livvie¿s character to be a breath of fresh air. So often female characters are portrayed as needy, clingy and weak, but she was exactly the opposite. Despite the horrendous physical and emotional torture she suffered, she remained strong, courageous and displayed a maturity beyond her years. Caleb on the other hand does not know or understand what love is. A victim of circumstance himself, he chose power, revenge and an impossible debt to a friend, to be his final escape from victimhood. But, can he ever completely escape being a victim? Could love, the one thing he does not know or understand, make him a victim again? Having said this, I think CJ Roberts created the most realistic characters I have ever come across in a book. She allows her characters to grow along with the story; developing as well as revealing depths to their personalities, hidden beneath layers of hurt and disillusionment. As the story alternates between the third person point of view of Caleb, and Livvie's first person point of view, the reader gets a very close look at the true thoughts and feelings of both. This highly effective style of writing serves to bring the reader deeper into the story, making it a truly unforgettable, emotional experience. The story is written with an intensity which will leave you numb; dreading and cursing the cruelty of the slave trainer and crying your heart out with, and for Livvie¿.. and yes ¿ sometimes even for Caleb. Extreme betrayal plays a key role in this book. Livvie's love for her mother betrayed; and Caleb - all too aware of the ever present possibility of betrayal by his friend Rafiq, his thug helpers and even Livvie. I truly admire the author for maintaining such a high level of emotional intensity and stomach churning tension throughout the book. Her insight into human weaknesses and raw emotions is astonishing! Yet, in spite of all this horror and cruelty, there are some heartrendingly beautiful and touching moments in the story. (As this book deals with the subject of pleasure slaves and kidnapping in a very real way, there are scenes and subject matter which might offend sensitive readers and thus is not suitable for readers below the age of eighteen. It contains scenes of severe cruelty, deviant sexual practices and violence which, although realistic, may offend sensitive readers.) (Ellen Fritz)

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Loved it!

    Suprisingly deep, and dark. Has way more suspense than i expected. I stayed up all night and read it, i couldnt put it down.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    So blown away!

    So much emotion and passion. So twisted yet your drawn to caleb. I didnt put this down! You will laugh, you'll cry but you wont regret reading it! Come on september!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    B and N

    Why is the follow up to this nook available on amazon kindle but not available for the nook. Come on barnes and noble you specialize in books!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    I think im the only one who didn't enjoy this book. I've have re

    I think im the only one who didn't enjoy this book. I've have read some pretty dark books before but this was just plan disturbing. The one thing i'll give this book is its Believable but thats about it. i don't like Caleb, I can't understand him. I'm all for revenge but this is too twisted. I don't see how some girls actually enjoyed his character and calling him a dark hero. The whole book i wanted to tie him to my car (alive) and drive from Boston to LA without stopping. Bottom line i don't think this is an erotica its more of a sad, dark, crime novel.

    This book is for some people but i'm not one of them

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2011

    A great captive/non-consent story

    This is a nonconsent story that does a great job of sympathetizing the hero...almost to the point of making the heroine seem unreasonable. But really, she's not, she's coping with a horrible situation with a strength of character that is admirable. The story was less erotic than I expected, more psychological.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Horrible

    This book basically tried make international sex slavery romantic. Are you kidding me! Gross! Do NOT recommend!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    My 1st book review.

    I've had my Nook since October 2012. ( 5 months) I have over 150 books in my library & this is the 1st time I have felt compelled to write a review. I just finished the 2nd book & WOW!

    I had read the overview for these 2 books a couple months ago & couldnt bring myself to purchase. I finally bought them 2 weeks ago but still couldnt bring myself to read them right away. Usually I'm so excited I cant wait to get started.

    I started this book 4 days ago & I couldnt put it down. I would put it down to give my mind a break but start reading again a few minutes later. I just finished the 2nd book! Now I wish I would have read them months ago!

    I cannot explain the different emotions I went through reading this story! I cannot even put into words how GREAT this author is! The story....the characters....the ending....the way its written....I dont even know where to begin!

    WOW....WOW.....WOW! This story will stay with me for a long time! This author is a new fav of mine! I will be waiting & 1st in line for any other books she writes. This story will definitely be in my top 1% of favorite books! It was exceptionally written & keeps you there till the end. I'm afraid it may have ruined me for all other authors. I dont even want to start another book at this time because I need to let my mind take a break! Lol. This story is not for the squeamish but it is very powerful & a must read!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2013

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    Emotionally raw and disturbingly erotic.

    Emotionally raw and disturbingly erotic.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Slow start

    I didn't like the start, but as u keep reading I couldn't but it down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Pretty Raunchy

    I purchased so I finished reading this and the second book. Wasn't really taken with the plot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Not horrible.

    It was ok

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Pretty good but...

    The writing is tons better then 50 shades of birdcage liner, but at this point I guess I'm a little burnt out of every book having to have Dom/sub or in this case master/slave relationships. Definitely worth reading though

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    I fucking love this book

    I can't wait for part two its so dam good never have I ever read such a great book in long time love it

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Loved it!

    Different then what I'm used to reading but I couldn't put it down! Can't wait for the second book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

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    Deliciously dark!

    A definite read for adults only but oooh is it yummy! I haven't read a book about this particular subject before and i loved how the author turned it into a twisty romance. I also like how Roberts went back and forth between the 2 characters perspective. It helped me get a feel for both the main characters and really care for each of them on their own levels. I love Livvie's personality, her strenth, bravery, honesty, & vulnerability. I love her captor, Caleb's, personality, too. His possessiveness, strength and protective nature just makes him all the more alluring! (although it was hard to read his past) This is a must read for adult romance readers. I couldn't put this book down, the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Love this book

    It was one of the best books I have read in a long time

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    I read this book about a year ago, and I just getting round to l

    I read this book about a year ago, and I just getting round to leave a review. This was my very first dark read book, so now you know why it has taken me so long to post a review. The premise of this story is very disturbing, but the writing is extremely good. When I first got this book, I did not know what I was actually getting into. The story is strong and not for everybody, but CJ Roberts is the kind of writer that pulls you into the story and makes you live it along with her characters. The story was tough and difficult to read to the point that I felt that if I did not finish the book I would have been forever inside that dark room with Livvie and I was not able to leave her there all by herself ... that is what a good writer does for the reader!! So, I finished the book and kept on reading book 2 and 3. Chapter one of book 2 is one of the most shocking chapters I have ever read on a book series. CJ Roberts, I am looking forward to more books from you!!

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Dark and twisted! I loved it!

    Dark and twisted! I loved it!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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