His Dark Kiss (Dark Gothic, #2)

His Dark Kiss (Dark Gothic, #2)

by Eve Silver

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If you love historical romantic suspense, don't miss this thrilling read! 

Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author raves HIS DARK KISS is "Riveting! A dark, steamy and twisted tale!"

Rumors of madness and murder lurk within the crumbling walls of isolated Manorbrier Castle. But Emma Parrish is not easily put off. She accepts a position no one else dares, as governess to the son of Lord Anthony Craven, the castle’s dark master. Her presence stirs up shadows and threat. She feels unseen eyes watching her. Eerie laughter haunts her. And the seductive pull of Anthony Craven lures her.
The mystery of Anthony Craven’s shadowy past lurk behind the locked doors of the estate’s forbidden Round Tower. Mysterious lights flash there in the night. The servants whisper warnings of death. And Anthony himself warns Emma that there is only danger to be found in his sensual embrace.
Powerfully drawn to the dangerously alluring Anthony, Emma finds herself unable to deny her deepest yearnings. But even as she succumbs to the master of Manorbrier, she is touched by the whisper of evil that rises from the secrets of his past.

"…deliciously gothic…"—Booklist

Read all Eve's gothic romances!

**re-release: originally released in 2006**

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152706208
Publisher: Eve Silver
Publication date: 11/24/2013
Series: Dark Gothic , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 89,451
File size: 636 KB

About the Author

National bestselling author Eve Silver has been praised for her “edgy, steamy, action-packed” books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. In 2015 she won the OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award, and her work was shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy (2014), and was both an American Bookseller’s Association Best Book for Children and a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens (2013). She has garnered starred reviews from Publishers WeeklyLibrary Journal, and Quill and Quire, two RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Library Journal’s Best Genre Fiction Award, and she was nominated for the Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award. Eve lives with her husband, two sons, an energetic Airedale terrier and an exuberant border collie/shepherd. And a snake called Ragnar.

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His Dark Kiss 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have now read every book in this series. The books have great characters,suspense,and romance. Everything you want in a gothic style novel. These are quick reads that you dont want to put down. This was my first time reading this author, and I hope she writes more of this style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reminiscent of Wuthering Heights, this dark tale of love, trust, and redemption plays havoc with your nerves! Wonderful twists and turns... like visiting an old, Gothic mansion. A MUST read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, this is the second book I've read by this author & it seems they keep getting better! She is definitely my new favorite & I can't wait to keep reading! Thanks for a great book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing i cant get enough of it!!!!!
Sherry Poplin More than 1 year ago
U will love it too, im sure! Read it twice this year
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good gothic romance with a sweet hero that you can't help but love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, I am only starting to read these romance stories. I just couldn't put thos book down. The romance and suspence is out of this world. Even though there is romance and sexual hunger this book is more than just that. Wow! You just can't wait to discover what the ending is. Did the handsome, perfect parent kill his wife? Amazing, a must-read-book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good. Enjoyed very much. Just the right amount of romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A tale of redemption love overcoming personal demons and putting the past to rest. A nice suspenseful gothic romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So thrilling and sensational ! Loved this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An intriguing story, with a love story that didn't have to include harsh sexual language. It was well and tastefully written!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After a few chapters, I was ready to toss the book aside till the heroine’s curiosity of the “forbidden” tower, the dead corpses, the macabre of body parts in glass, ... dark & eerie got my attention. A good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story. Couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do love to read about tortured souls being saved my innocent pure love. I can’t wait to read the rest in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read from this author it won’t be my last I don’t usually read Gothic type books but I thoroughly enjoyed this book the characters were very well-defined and my heart went out to Anthony really did the only thing I can really say is read the book it really is very good I recommended whole heartedly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the heroine...she was strong and gutzy. The hero was sec and swert. Wanted more dialog v inner thoughts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! I really enjoyed this book. Reading it, I found elements of Jane Eyre, Northanger Abbey, and Rebecca. The right amount of sexiness thrown in the mix.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yet another book in this series that I could not put down start to finish. I am going to read the next one right away! Love the suspense, darkness, passion, and love in this series!
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Jennger More than 1 year ago
I haven't seen it described as such in a lot of places, but a lot of this book struck me as a newer version of Jane Eyre and I loved that. I love it when authors give a nod to classic books and do it well. I liked the main character, I rooted for her and got annoyed with her, which to me is a sign of a good book. How boring would it be if she did everything you wanted? You would put the book down because it would be too predictable. I loved the mystery surrounding Anthony, you wanted know what was happening in the tower. I don't want to give too much away, but this book will keep you guessing. I had a hard time figuring out who the real enemy was until close to the end, more points for not giving the plot away too soon and letting readers figure everything out halfway through it. *Maybe a Spoiler* I didn't give it more stars because of the love scenes, well the fact that they occur a little too early for me, but I like it when the characters don't get together until closer to the end, but that is just a personal preference.
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Adriyanna More than 1 year ago
His Dark Kiss was a compelling and suspenseful read. It had the drama and romance of Jane Austen with the paranormal of Frankenstein. I found the first few chapters to be slow, but was soon sucked into the novel. I was between giving it a 3/5 or 4/5, but the unexpected role science played in the plot pushed it to a 4. I enjoyed the writing and the main character, Emma Parish was a three-dimensional character - I could see her as a real person living in the time period the novel was set in. There was a lot of interaction between the two love interests and what I really enjoyed was that although there was instant chemistry, the two did not abandon their sense of self - in terms of personality and usual behaviour. Emma is a very sensible person and throughly weighs the consequences of a possible love affair with Lord Anthony Craven. It is revealed Emma herself is the product of an illegitimate affair so the reader understands the pressure placed on Emma. It was great learning about her past and the struggle to exist past what she appears to society. As the reader, I could also see her strength in resisting personal wants for other, greater concerns  - job & livelihood, and her commitment as a governess for the Lord’s son. I equally loved that this also occurred with Anthony. We go beyond his status of a lord and get to know personal information about his past, his interest in science - odd for someone of his stature - and his struggle to overcome traumatic events in his life. As well, the servants were not nameless bodies and there was interaction between Emma and them - separate from Anthony. My favourite secondary characters were Cookie and Mrs. Bolifer, servants under the employ of Anthony. They provided an interesting and amusing banter, as well as useful information to Emma about Manorbrier Castle and certain characters, helping to move the plot along. In terms of plot, I was able to predict who the antagonist was (almost immediately), and for the most part, Anthony’s involvement with his wife’s and unborn child’s mysterious deaths. However, there seemed to be an accomplice and their involvement took me by complete surprise! It was definitely not expected! Furthermore, I did not expect how much science was involved in the novel and I absolutely loved it. Although, there seemed to be a few issues that were not explained, or are to be assumed the work of the antagonist - this isn’t made clear. Overall, I enjoyed this work and plan to read the other Dark Gothic novels in Eve’s series. The writing style was superb, the steamy scenes particularly so, and the characters well-developed. Eve is able to successfully work past cliches and create an original, suspenseful (and somewhat unexpected) plot. I was provided a free ebook (iTunes) in exchange for an honest review.