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Darker Than Love Audiobook
Darker Than Love
Written by: 
Kristina Lloyd
Narrated by: 
Gracie Lockhart
Darker Than Love Audiobook

Darker Than Love

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Publisher's Summary

"Lord Marldon took Clarissa's hand and kissed it. She knew at once this man would be her master and tormentor. While the thought filled her with dread, an unfathomable desire, deep and fierce, twisted like a knife within her."

It's 1875, and the morals of Queen Victoria mean nothing to London's wayward and debauched elite. Young but naïve Clarissa Longleigh is visiting London for the first time. She is eager to meet Lord Marldon, the man to whom she's been promised, knowing only that he's handsome, dark, and sophisticated. In fact, he is depraved, louche, and has a taste for sexual excess.

Clarissa has also struck up a friendship with a young Italian artist, Gabriel. When Marldon hears of this, he is incensed, and imprisons Clarissa in his opulent London mansion. When Gabriel tries to free her, he too is captured, and the young lovers find themselves at the mercy of the debauched lord.

©2007 Kristina Lloyd; (P)2007 Virgin Books Ltd

What the Critics Say

"An edgy, decadent affair full of intrigue, with lots of down'n'dirty and decidedly kinky sex." (Desire)

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    Madeleine London, United Kingdom 05-20-09
    Madeleine London, United Kingdom 05-20-09 Member Since 2016

    Audiobook addict.

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    "Good raunchy erotica"

    As erotica novels go, I can't find a lot of fault with Lloyd's Darker than Love. It's definitely NOT a romance, so for those of you who like your sex tied up with a sweet bow, this is not the best of choices. However, for those of us who like to delve into the edgier side of eroticism in our fiction, this book comes up to scratch very nicely. The character development could be better. But when I find erotica that actually has any, I will assume I've died and gone to heaven. I also have to mention the narrator - Ms. Lockhart has the perfect voice for this type of material. She doesn't overplay it, or groan. She's excellent.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    leslie newhall, CA, United States 09-23-07
    leslie newhall, CA, United States 09-23-07
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    "Smooth as silk"

    Not for conventional sensibilities, but for those who like a walk on the wilder side in their erotic fiction, this is well-crafted. I'll look for more from this author. Owing a great deal to the silken delivery of the reader, this heroine is credible in her naivete, and even more interesting as she begins to discover some darker truths about her erotic nature. Can't say enough about the reader- her delivery is one of the best I've ever heard.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Tawnya S Dunning 05-12-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Oh come on"

    if you like flowers and butterflies in your erotica then this is not the book for you, however if you have preference for "darker" side of erotica (hence the name) then this is a great book. I look forward to more from this author.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    SassiKassi 04-01-10
    SassiKassi 04-01-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Narration"

    I enjoyed this book. For those who don't, well, erotica isn't for everyone and oftentimes it IS dark. I felt the narrator did a great job.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA 12-11-08
    Mike Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA 12-11-08
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    "Definitely erotic."

    Being that this an erotic novel I was not expecting undying love and romantic tender lovemaking. It was raunchy, dirty and full of sex. I like this author and her narrators are perfect. I will keep my eyes open for more of her work.
    Mikes Wife.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Angie 02-08-11
    Angie 02-08-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Darker Than Love"

    a little over the top and the ending was dissapointing but still a good listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothy Ellicott City, MD, United States 10-31-10
    Dorothy Ellicott City, MD, United States 10-31-10
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    "Definitely erotica"

    If you are bit squeamish about S/M BD, this is not the story for you. This is definitely not a Cinderella romance. However, if you like the rougher side of sex, go for it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Shawnda Albuquerque, NM, United States 09-03-10
    Shawnda Albuquerque, NM, United States 09-03-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Storyline had great potential until....."

    Until every character in the first hour had pretty much topped every other character or at least tried to. I get that people sometimes like sex just for the sake of it but I was really looking forward to the story. It got lost in the repeated scenes of hot debauchery and "dark love". If you want turn of the century porn, here tis!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy OKlahoma 05-25-10
    Cindy OKlahoma 05-25-10 Member Since 2009

    Cindy

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    "steaming"

    Good steaming eroctic story

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kelley CA, United States 09-24-07
    Kelley CA, United States 09-24-07 Member Since 2012

    Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.

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    "Thouroughly unpleasant"

    In this book, a weak-willed father sells his daughter in marriage to a sexual sadist. While she is horrified, mortified and humiliated by the truly horrible things he does to her (like, say, rape her in front of her boyfriend) she is also hopelessly aroused by them. I have no problem believing in telepathic vampires finding their soulmates and rich handsome Earls falling for spunky heroines, but victimization as turn on is beyond my powers to believe. And if you can't believe in the upside of sexual sadism then there's really nothing at all in this book that isn't just revolting. I summed up the plot in the first sentence and the characters are extremely hard to warm up to to say the least.
    Unless you're excited at the prospect of eight hours of humiliation, I stronly suggest you keep browsing.

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
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  • Sharon
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    12/10/07
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    "Hmmm..."

    I'm a bit of a generalist reader and by adding the odd bit of erotica to my repertoire I like to think my mind is always kept broad and open. I?m also a fan of the very straightforward erotica that Black Lace seems to manage so well so I thought I?d give someone else a try.

    This is a notch up from the Black Lace books in terms of kinkyness and erotic language and I got the impression this book is an attempt to take erotica more up-market in the literary sense, but sadly it didn?t work for me. It started out really very promisingly and I thought it was going to deliver the goods; captive falling for nasty captor was quite inspired and it was certainly very kinky, I found myself having the odd sharp intake of breath in a few places! However, I don?t think the author did enough homework and the subject (captive falling for captor), could have been handled better. It seemed to lose its momentum half way through and key characters disappeared. I was left feeling like the author hadn?t really thought through the ending properly, which was a shame as I was looking forward to the clever middle and end to match the clever beginning.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    Inverurie, United Kingdom
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    "Very sensual and graphic tale."

    Very sexy and graphic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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