In Peace Lies Havoc (Midnight Mayhem: Book I)

In Peace Lies Havoc (Midnight Mayhem: Book I)

by Amo Jones

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My name is Dove Hendry.

Mine is Kingston Axton.

I was captured by darkness.

She has always been ours…

They groomed me for Midnight Mayhem. Like a trained possession, weak against their control.

She has been conditioned with our blood for years. She just doesn't know it yet...

But Midnight Mayhem was the stained glass that concealed a very dark culture.

A culture that she is about to become the center of.

The Brothers of Kiznitch come in fours, and they're not happy about me being hustled into their acts.

Or are we? Careful, Little Bird. A warning is a warning for a reason…





But there's something uglier that has been haunting me for years upon years. So ugly that I have never seen it's face. I never had to. I'd hear his whispers through my internal screams, feel his shadow brush against my nightmares. He was my the monster that tormented me.

And maybe lived under your bed…

When I started Midnight Mayhem, his presence faded.

His whispers were silenced.

His shadow dissolving without a trace.

I wondered why that was.

She didn't have to wonder for long…

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163677450
Publisher: Amo Jones
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Series: Midnight Mayhem
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 30,847
File size: 3 MB

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In Peace Lies Havoc (Midnight Mayhem: Book I) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous 12 days ago
5 Amazing I was anxiously awaiting for THIS book and let me tell you, it was MUCH MORE than I hoped. Amo out did herself with this freaking amazing novel. The characters, every single one was so intriguing, I wanted to crawl into this story and shadow them like a creeper, their development was spot on. But don’t think you’ll have them figured out, oh no. When you think that maybe the theory you are coming up it’s it, think again. This one had me guessing until the reveal. I want more, I crave them and need to fuel my mind with these types of twists and curves. My only complain, it’s that I’m done and left with the biggest book hangover. Only counting down until next time I’ll be seeing them in my dreams.
FS_Meurinne 7 days ago
I can honestly say this is a top must read book, Amo has taken her writing to a top new level, Kingston and Dove's story is to rival her previous books. This was one ride I didn't want to end, it took me to places I never thought possible and grabbed me until it ended. Everything turned, twisted and simply had my mind blown. A perfect dark romance, great unique plotline, characters you will love and I just can't wait for more. Outstanding 5 stars!
Rachel_Canales 7 days ago
I absolutely loved this book. I was not expecting it to be so cryptic. The story and the characters had me questioning and guessing what was going on the whole time. I didn’t find anything out until the end of the book and I was way off from what I was originally thinking the story was about. Amazing, it was so good. Worth the wait to the very end. I can’t wait to read the next book.
MomLovesToRead 10 days ago
My first read by Amo Jones and I’m officially hooked. What a ride! Filled with twist and turns and so much angst. The push and pull will have you on the edge of your seat. You won’t be able to read fast enough. I look forward to reading the next in this series.
Ryatsko 11 days ago
What a dark, delicious beginning of new series... ...this book draws you into forbidden world, that titillates your senses. Mixed with angst, suspense, and steam... ~wtmo
DawnLea 13 days ago
This book was amazing! I cannot say enough about this book. Buckle up and hold on because you will be going for one amazing roller coaster ride. You will experience the highs, lows and sharp twists. The characters are intense, intriguing and very captivating. Amo Jones, being well versed in descriptive writing, has vividly painted a picture of this dark and dangerous world of Midnight Mayhem and it is not your average carnival. The sexy brothers of Kiznitch and Midnight Mayhem make the most ‘mundane feel exotic’. Just when you think you feel relaxed, this ride will take a sharp turn and you will experience all the feels of a wild ride. It is an expectation that when you pick up an Amo Jones book you are going to get dark, hot, broody alphas and damaged heroines. You must expect the unexpected because she will smite you in the end and leave you wondering what the heck just happened. This plot is well paced and very intricate, opening up the doors to a whole knew Amo world - Midnight Mayhem. This book is a standalone, I understand that it will be intertwined as a part of the Midnight Mayhem series. Read this story! You will absolutely fall in love with Kingston, Dove and the brothers of Kiznitch. Amo Jones, you are the queen of dark, twisted and broody; you played it. Thank you for your gift of word-smithery. You make reading an adventure for mature audiences.
E_Sherrell 13 days ago
I’m ridiculously OBSESSED with this world of mayhem Amo Jones has created. The way she brought this world to life on page was mesmerizing and refreshing. It’s dark and edgy with a touch of elegance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Brothers of Kiznitch are on a level all their own. I COULD NOT GET ENOUGH OF THEM! And let’s not get me started on Kingston Axton — mysterious, dangerous, domineering...just EVERYTHING. Dove may be a pretty ballerina, but this woman gives just as much as she’s dealt. Plus, her and King’s chemistry — the loathing and lusting — burnt up the pages. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In Peace Lies Havoc is dark magic in literary form — a captivating, addictive, unique story full of twists that left me glued to the pages. It’s officially my new favorite by Amo, and a MUST READ for a dark romance lover.
Jill__D 13 days ago
4.5 stars for - In Peace Lies Havoc - the first (of what I hope is many books) in Amo Jones Midnight Mayhem world. If you’ve never read Ms. Jones work you are in for quite a read as she sets out on this crazy new world of thrill seeking performers who defy death on the regular and hold close family ties to organized crime. Long time fans of her work like myself will fall hard and fast for all the Brothers of Kiznitch before all is said and done. Dove Hendry has not had an easy life losing her parents at a young age and being putting into foster care until she aged out of the system. She has existed on her own, doing what she needed to do to get by until she ends up being taken by men who become her worst nightmare. Once she realizes what they have in store for her the choice is hers whether or not she wants to survive. This was a true bully romance written in a way only Amo can do. With scenes so hot you need a glass of water when you’re done. The explosive chemistry between all her characters will have you yearning for more. I highly recommend reading IPLH today!
CierrasCorner 13 days ago
Watch out readers... Amo unleashes Midnight Mayhem and it's so deliciously unique! Before you even realize you're too late, your mind is hers. Captured and held hostage by her words and this new world of chaos and shadows. This book it the ultimate mind#u*k! I loved this book so much and I'm left begging for more! The amazing thing about Amo's books is you try to think and imagine what you're in for but you never even come close. In Peace Lies Havoc was intoxicating, provocative, and catastrophic. Dove is a character that you embrace with your whole heart and experience every emotion right alongside. A strong heroine with a hidden past and unknown future. The angst in this book exhilarating. My heart is still pounding like it's going to catch fire. I was entranced by King and the Brothers of Kiznitch. Together the brothers are menacing and King alone is intense. I'm a sucker for a dark, alpha, @**hole, bad boy and he checked all my boxes. King has secrets and a job to do, while he craves the little Dove he knows he can't have her. The dark and wicked chemistry between them is frustrating and suffocating. While Dove captivates, King Intimidates, a little bird wishing to fly away and the monster in the shadows. I thought I was obsessed with The Elite King's...Haha. Midnight Mayhem just rocked my world and left me speechless! I received an arc in exchange for an honest review.
All_Things_Dark_And_Dirty 13 days ago
Another new and fantastic world from Amo, I loved this with a passion, beautifully written and so very descriptive you could be in the story. A stunning and addictive story line with a fabulous line up of new characters, all unique and intriguing, I loved them all!! In true Amo fashion, this will mess with your mind and have you believing one thing and then sends you off on a completely different tangent, talk about keeping you on your toes. The world of Midnight Mayhem is like a traveller group of X-rated performers, all having their own type of act, and members are recruited into Midnight Mayhem in quite a unique way! I fell in love with Kingston and his 3 brothers, so alpha and downright smokin'! Kingston is broody, sultry, not to be messed with and downright dangerous, yet protective, his charm will have you swooning in your seats. Dove is a fantastic heroine, sexy and sassy, caring and protective, but with a fierce streak that drives Kingston mad! The sexual chemistry between these two is absolutely sizzling. The story line is dark, gritty, powerful and full of 'what's happening' moments. Intense and captivating, I couldn't put it down and loved every minute. It's a wild ride that will leave you reeling and your head spinning as you try to figure out what you just read. I can't wait to see where Amo takes this with book 2. A must read for Amo fans.
J1clickromance 13 days ago
Oh man.I got lost in yet another book my Amo Jones. In Peace Lies Havoc was captivating from the first page, to the very last. It was almost like I didn't want to look away, in case I'd miss something! I loved the mystery and suspense. &I seriously can't get over how unbelievably creative this story is. The twists and turns come from every direction, and you never know what is going to happen. The brother's of Kiznitch are coming for Dove Hendry, &She has NO idea what was truly headed her way! The story opens with Dove, at work, dancing on stage, and she spots a man in the distance watching her. But, he was gone in a split second, and she decided to try and push the bit of fear down, and go about finishing her shift and heading home. But. Dove never makes it home. She is taken. Taken and prepared to be a part of the Midnight Mayhem, where she is expected to use her phenomenal talent when it comes to dance. It's something Dove had always loved. Dance is her escape. Dance is her life. As Dove begins to travel with the midnight mayhem crew, little did she know....things will never. ever. be the same. Kingston wants to break her, ruin her....and so much more. So, if you love a bit of dark romance, and are looking for something new to read, THIS is the book to pick up. Do it. You will NOT be disappointed. I need the next book now. I can't WAIT for the next to come out! If I could, I would be giving this book WAY more than 5 stars, because it blew me away. &One more thing, don't even try to figure out what is going to happen as you read..because I promise you, it is nothing that anyone could ever expect. Go grab In Peace Lies Havoc ASAP! IT is one of those books that just HAS to be read -Jessica Roessler (co-owner/blogger of One Click Romance)
UpAllNightBB 13 days ago
5 STARS Review by Leah Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog How? Just how? Amo Jones takes you on a trip in every single one of her books and each and every single time it is a different trip. In Peace Lies Havoc by Amo Jones, she has invited us to Midnight Mayhem. AND BRAVO! The darkness in this book is thick as dark molasses. It is just crawling off the pages as you read. I remember while reading this I thought “Where is my phone? I need to google Dove’s name to see if I can find anything on her because something just seems off but I cannot put my finger on it.” before shaking my head because Lord help me, I just thought that about a fictional character. I was so engrossed in this book, I thought nothing of picking up my phone and searching up a fictional character’s history on google. If you have read Amo before you know her characters and their layers and their depth is beyond belief. And because there are so many dark and twisted ways in the world of Midnight Mayhem I don’t wanna just go into the characters in this review. Just One-Click now. The book will speak for itself. This book will suck you into the shadows and not let you out. Will you know how it ends in the middle of the book? Nope! Will this book leave you breathless? Yup! Will you read chapters where you are holding your breath the whole chapter? Yup! Oh, make sure and find the Spotify song list for this book. I started listening to it right after reading the book and it took me right back into the shadows.
Robin2000 13 days ago
Do you want to go on a dark, twisted, sexy journey? Cause THIS is the book for exactly that. I am absolutely in love with this story! It’s addicting. It’s sexy. It’s so damn good! The characters are deep and mysterious. Amo knocked this book out of the park and then some. Absolute perfection! Each twist I didn’t see coming and I can usually nail them quickly. But oh no...she made this book her bitch! I devoured it and I’ll definitely be reading it again. It’s that damn good!!
CeceliaRay 13 days ago
Amo Jones proved once again why she is my favorite author. I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to write this review without cursing because she has evoked so much emotion in me. I don’t know how to contain myself and I don’t know if I want to. I didn’t read her book, I consumed it. Her worlds are imbedded inside my mind forever and Midnight Mayhem owns my soul. This is my favorite book by her to date. I can’t stop thinking about it. It has replayed in my mind daily since I read it. It’s an endless loop of dangerous and delicious, spine-chilling and seductive, petrifying and perfection. And overarching all consumption. This book is going to BLOW. YOUR. MIND. The brothers of Kitznitch are going to rock your world. They are vicious, merciless, and downright dirty. They don’t care about anyone but themselves...until Dove. She wasn’t supposed to get to them. She was a pawn in their game, but when they find out just how special she is everything changes. And Dove, she’s been through so much but continues to come out alive. Kingston and Dove will leave you on edge. They will have you pulling your hair out with frustration, but also fanning yourself from the intensity. If someone told me I was only able to read one book for the rest of my life, I would choose IPLH. If I could only recommend one book for the rest of my life, it would be IPLH. I loved the world of the Midnight Mayhem series so much and I want everyone to take a chance on it. You won’t regret it. This book is a complete standalone, but for anyone who has previously read Amo’s work you’re gonna love this. Keep your eyes open at all times because she gives us so much in this one book!
itsgoindown_06 13 days ago
Ya’ll... Have you ever heard the phrase: YOU ARE NOT READY? Well, believe me when I say, YOU ARE NOT FREAKING READY! If you have any notion of starting the book and reading just a little in between whatever is on your schedule, THINK AGAIN! You better clear your schedule for this one! Amo has a way of pulling you in and keeping you engrossed until you look up and it’s 3 am on Daylight Savings Tim night and you realize that you don’t even care about not gaining your extra hour of sleep because you just read the most amazing book! I can’t even begin to tell you about this book because it is something you need to read for yourself. Just do yourself a favor and get lost in the Midnight Mayhem of this book!!! You won’t regret it!
theeamymarch 13 days ago
Simply put, this book is like a drug. It should really come with a warning label, if we’re being honest. Caution, this story alters your perception of reality. It twists your brain, accelerates your heart rate, makes your blood pump faster and it may cause dizziness and disorientation. It’s messy and confusing and delightfully dark. Midnight Mayham it’s a sinful walk on the wild side that will test your hard limits and frequently call in to question your own sanity. I spent a VERY large amount of time trying to untangle all the plot twists and figure out what the big turning point was going to be, and in the end I still didn’t see it coming. This book reads a lot like a mystery thriller with threads of dark romance woven in throughout. It’s not your typical love story, the characters clash and ignite. You’ll frequently wonder if they are falling in love or hate, and damn if that isn’t the recipe for one heck of an amazing story. Dove is this beautiful contradiction, so spirited and also broken. She’s so easy to fall for with her uncanny ability to attract trouble and lure all the monsters to come out and play with her different sides. I adore her. But of course, this wouldn’t be an AJ book without a truly deranged and yet totally lovable psychopath that you end up falling for. King is all that and then some, even I had moments where I wondered if he’d ever be able to redeem himself and yet I just wanted to lick his face and claim him for myself. I really just enjoyed everything about this book. The depravity is nothing short of fascinating, Midnight Mayhem is certainly not for the faint of heart as it really does push you to the edge while forcing you to take a long hard look at where your own morals are hiding in the shadows. But if dark romance is your jam, if you enjoy the madness and seduction that comes with dancing the line of sinful and wrong, then you should definitely read this one.
KRamjohn 13 days ago
Wow Amo Jones just gave us a story that was both captivating and engrossing. In Peace Lies havoc is the first book in the Midnight Mayhem series and I couldn't put it down. This heart-pounding storyline was fast-paced and unpredictable, with secrets, lies, mystery, suspense and nail biting twists and turns that will have you at the edge of your seat. She created a world that was unique and edgy and will create havoc with your mind. Yes Amo Jones gets top marks for creativity and world-building. The characters were flawed and complex and you will love every single one of them as you easily become invested in the story. With alpha males, a feisty heroine and a cast of fascinating secondary characters, you won't know who to trust or what to expect and you will be taken on a wild ride. This novel was well-written and layered and a phenomenal start to this series. Worthy of a 5 star status I loved it and can't wait for the next book in the series. I would highly recommend this page-turner to all lovers of dark romances.
Wendy Livingstone 13 days ago
This is the 1st book in a new series from this gifted author, and what a unique and memorizing tale this is! Once again this author has upped the ante, and brought to us a dark and hypnotic tale which is dark, and with drama, twists, and a riveting and intricate plot, which all had me totally captivated throughout this addictive page turner. I highly recommend this for readers who love expect the unexpected stories. I am blow away, and cannot wait to read the 2nd book in this phenomenal series.
AmyNMusselman 13 days ago
Obsessed doesn’t even being to describe how I feel about this author or book!! It’s been a little while since I’ve read from Amo but to say I wasn’t hyped would be wrong, I was high on the possibilities! Each and every character had my attention from the beginning. Each pleasure they felt, pain or even being scared I felt down to my toes. I have to say that the main characters will leave you speechless! You will be grasping for reality but also more of what they are giving you. I can’t help but be intoxicated by King and The Brothers because they just have a way of taking over all your senses! I’m in awe of all the aspects of this book and how I couldn’t sleep because I wanted to read. Even as I type out this review I am wanting to read it all again just so I can experience the “Midnight Mayhem”!! Amo I’m desperate for your work and so proud to be on your team! This book is amazing and you did mind blowing stuff! Congrats!
Joyffree 13 days ago
Wow! Jones once again twists reality to where I no longer question the improbable Instead of seeing it as plausible and consuming it like a fine chardonnay I was a bit confused in the beginning Still pulling out my hair over a third of the way through I wanted the answers, not just the causes Dove: Light, a survivor, trying to stay one step ahead of the Shadow, drowning in its darkness. Honest Kingston: " strong, assertive, broody, intense, liar" Killian: " playful, devious, trickster, liar" Keaton " confident, skeptical, careful, liar" Kyrian " manic, rage, anger, resentment, liar" As the story progressed it was as though the insanity was contagious - Everything clicked - - It made sense - IPLH drags the reader into a world where brutality and mind games are the norms led by a twisted cast of freaks that live behind the curtain entertaining our darkest desires. (The freak thing is sort of under the radar - another thing that took me a bit to catch on too but when it is exposed so many more pieces fall into place ) I had the opportunity to read an ARC copy that was still facing final edits This is my thoughts on the copy I read
kahea46 13 days ago
***5 ‘Hypnotic and Poisonous’ Stars*** I’ve been waiting for this series ever since experiencing Midnight Mayhem in Manik. I needed/wanted more. I wanted to see behind the curtain and worm my way into the hearts and souls of all the people involved in it...and In Peace Lies Havoc gave me all that and a whole lot more! This book, this world is vibrantly dark and twisted and yet nestled deep within beats a pure heart ~ even if that heart is tinged with black ~ and filled with characters that I desperately need more of. Dove and King definitely took me on a wild ride from start to finish, but it was one that I couldn’t get enough of. I adored Dove. She sassy, sweet and strong. Holy h*$$ this girl strong. She gives as good as she gets and fights hard for what she wants. King is all kinds of conflicted, alpha AF male and loyal to his very soul to those he’s claimed as his. Their journey to their HEA is all kinds of angsty goodness ~ which meant that they drove me bsc for the majority of the book because the push/pull was real ~ but was sooo worth it because the chemistry between the two of them was nuclear and there was no doubt in my mind that they belonged together. This baby was an experience. It’s not just a book, it’s an experience. The twists, the turns, the agony she not only puts her characters through, but her readers as well, only to come out on the other side even more in her thrall is real. And speaking of characters...The Brothers of Kiznitch, these guys are all kinds of goodness. Keaton is the one that fascinates me the most, but that doesn’t mean that I’m any less into Killian and Kyrin. And then there is the rest of the Midnight Mayhem crew and then some *BSEG* ~ Rose, Maya, Delila, the angels and demons ~ so many amazing characters make up this world and I cannot wait to get to know them all better as the series progresses. Note: If you haven’t read Manik, where Midnight Mayhem is first introduced, you won’t be missing out on anything as far as what goes on between Dove and King BUT you really should read it because it’s simply an awesome read! ~ Copy provided by the author & voluntarily reviewed ~
AT_202 13 days ago
Be prepared for a wild ride as this author takes you on a dark journey full of lies and passion, deceit and lust, and a whole lot of mayhem in a world where everything is not always as it seems. The great world building that this author created is phenomenal. She has crafted a unique story complete with enthralling characters and some jaw-dropping plot twists. I absolutely loved the unique and incredible cast of characters and all for different reasons. No matter how minor they may seem, each one plays an integral part in this intense rollercoaster of a ride! Dove is a strong heroine who has been dealt a bad hand and I was riveted as I watched her story unravel. The Brothers Kitznitch are all gorgeous, arrogant, and a little terrifying in their own fascinating ways. Kingston and Dove together were intense and so full of passion. With each turn of the page, I was pulled further into their story. In Peace Lies Havoc is an engaging story with an engaging and well executed plot, stunningly descriptive scenes, and well-developed characters. If you have read any of this author’s other works or love dark romances, then you will enjoy this read! I received an early complimentary version of this book.
JulieD2 13 days ago
I’ve just finished In Peace Lies Havoc (Midnight Mayhem #1) the new series by Amo Jones, and her trick of steering the reader in one direction and magically pulling them to another was in full force. It’s a deliciously hot and steamy story with four arrogant alpha males to choose from. This is truly a dark and twisted novel that drew me into it’s intriguing, crazy, world and I was addicted and desperate to learn more about the Midnight Mayhem. The writing was brilliant. Characters were described in flash backs and present time, and scenes lush and delicious, sensual and hot. It was a riveting story, once I started I must confess I was hooked, I was very invested with these characters. What a journey, it’s a series I’m going to be following. I highly recommend this book!