Lydia awakes, bound and blind, to the whispered urgings of a man who has his hands on her. His words confuse her at first, but she soon understands they are both in the middle of a performance that will determine whether she remains in captivity or dies.
The crowd must be entertained, and her cellmate makes sure it is.
Forced submission is not the only horror Lydia endures. She has no memories of life before her imprisonment, and Joe, her cellmate, is her only comfort as the powerful creatures that hold them captive torture and debase her. Together, she and Joe cling to the will to survive long enough to break free and seek revenge. Their desire to sustain one another triumphs over their wardens' efforts to destroy them. There is no pain, no suffering, that can tear them apart.
Beyond their cell, their love is tested. Can they hold strong in the face of the challenge of the new powers they have gained along with their freedom?
©2013 Bianca Sommerland (P)2015 Bianca Sommerland
I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that the book was not 'realistic'...come on now 'really'!
Explicit torture, sexual debasement and murder. This book is NOT for the faint-of-heart.
The Publisher's Summary was intriguing with descriptive words...Dark Captive, Imprisonment, Powerful Creatures, Forced Submission, The Crowd Must Be Entertained. This alone had me immediately spending a credit and downloading.
Lydia is captured by vampires and placed in a cell/room with Joe who was already there as a captive. They have to:
- Perform perverted sexual acts with their captors
- Perform sex in front of an audience where they have to cause each other immense pain and debasement or one of them will be killed
- Gifts of Kindness (clothes, baths) always come with a price to pay
These vamps are truly psychotic.
We find out what Joe and Lydia's profession/job was before they were captured but not how they were captured. Not giving anything away... but given their professions I want to know how they were captured.
Looking at Bianca Sommerland's photo you would never imagine that such a sweet, young, and innocent looking woman could create such a Perverted, Evil, and Psychotic story. Great writing and imagination, Bianca!
Erin deWard's performance in-tranced me from the first sentence. I hung on every word and didn't want the story to end.
At the end there's a preview of the next book, Collateral Damage, which is a continuation of Dark Captive.
AUDIBLE....I WANT COLLATERAL DAMAGE NOW!
Worth a credit? Hell Yah!!!
not for everyone
That this story was so different from so many out there. While this story will not be everyone's cup of tea as it is a very harsh story line. If you are fan of a good story than you will like this book
The narrator was unbelievably excellent and really took this shocking story over the top. I had to stop listening for awhile because of the dark theme - yikes!
After reading all of the negative comments, I felt compelled to write a review. This novel gives a real view on how captivity would be like; in the hands of depraved individuals. it shows how a relationship could develop, in such a situation. It also shows how a person might be permanently scarred from such an ordeal. yes, it's not pretty, but it's realistic. There is a lot of violence but I found myself cheering the revenge of the characters.
what disappoints me is that book 2 is not available on audible, what's up with that?
- V from Kansas
I hated it! I struggled so hard to finish listening but hoping itll get better I did. I was totally lost til chapter 11 and I was soo disappointed when I figured out what the story was actuaally about. POORLY written imo
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