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Darkness Illuminated Audiobook

Darkness Illuminated: The Pleasures, Book 2

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Sex and emotions: a dangerous combination. Despite the weakness in her legs and the fear of what was yet to come, she rose to meet her Master. She knew better than to hesitate when given orders. Instinctively she dropped her chin, stealing her gaze away from his eyes and letting them rest closer to his waist.

"None of that," he said, taking her hands firmly and placing them at her sides. Then he reached down and undid the button of her jeans. He unzipped them. Alex breathed in sharply, feeling herself getting instantly excited by the brush of his hand on her stomach.

Then slowly he dropped to his knees and pulled her jeans down to her ankles. Alex closed her eyes and felt his mouth kiss her stomach and hipbones. His hands softly caressed her lower back, moving downward, tracing the lines of her hips and thighs. "Spread your legs."

©2016 Alice Wright (P)2016 Alice Wright

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    Ava M. 11-22-16
    Ava M. 11-22-16
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    "What a tale!"

    It was a very good read. Even better than the first book as we got to see more of all the characters and how they developed their relationships. It was also gun to see how Elliot (Sir) evolved from a dominant master to a caring lover. All in all. I really enjoyed it. The narration was also really professional and made the story so real. Great book all round. Hopefully the author decides to add a third book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Hart 11-06-16
    Anna Hart 11-06-16
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    "The PERFECT Sequel!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Darkness Illuminated to be better than the print version?

    I prefer audiobooks to written books because I can listen while I'm doing housework! Although, I must say that I didn't get very much housework done while listening to this. It was so gripping I had to keep sitting down to take it all in. There is so much heat and DRAMA in this sequel. I enjoyed every minute of it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Francois. He's the calm and steady one who really offsets the erratic behavior of Alex and Sir. He just seems like a big teddy bear who wants the best for the couple. In a way, I think of him in almost the same position as the reader.

    I also cannot get enough of Sir/Elliott... Even when he's being difficult and mean, something about him is just irresistible. He has this loving heart but he's damaged... I love each time we learn more about him and his past... and I can definitely see why Alex loves him so much.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed, I cried, I got angry, I felt joyous... you name it! It's such a gripping book, you can really get swept away with the mood of it all. Such a different take on erotic fiction... there are plenty of sexy moments, don't get me wrong, but there's also a lot of content. Alice Wright is an intelligent writer who seems to always strike the perfect balance between fantasy and reality.


    Any additional comments?

    This is really a superb sequel to Her Secret Submission. Thrilling, suspenseful, hot and heavy! And the ending... WOW!

    I enjoyed this one even more than the first book and really cannot wait to get into the next instalment.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    W1992 11-16-16
    W1992 11-16-16
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    "The sequel is even better...."
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    Very surprising! I have to admit i kinda thought i might guess what happened in the second book in this fantastic series but even i was shocked. A few twists and turns I was NOT expecting. Such a great series. SO many crap 50 shades of grey rip offs out there. But this one is different. I would say it is much better than 50 shades... to be honest.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Coffee4Life 11-13-16
    Coffee4Life 11-13-16
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    "Even better than part one!"
    What made the experience of listening to Darkness Illuminated the most enjoyable?

    The story - full of so many unexpected moments which literally took my breath away a few times!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Darkness Illuminated?

    I dont want to ruin the story!


    What about Amanda Hendricks’s performance did you like?

    Very very nice voice and very sexy in the appropriate moments ;)


    Any additional comments?

    AWESOME! Listened to part one in this series last month and really enjoyed it but i feel like this part brings it to new highs. Very very good story, kept me entertained on my commute to work for a week.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Henz United States 11-24-16
    Katherine Henz United States 11-24-16
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    "The most arousing book"
    Would you listen to Darkness Illuminated again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to it again and again, whenever I will feel like I need some audio pleasure. Since I loved the chemistry and the arousing gestures of each and every character.


    What about Amanda Hendricks’s performance did you like?

    Amanda Hendricks did an excellent job at narrating Alice Wright book. Maybe she is the reason I enjoyed this book even more, All I had to do was play the book and listen her voice calmly. She narrated the story smoothly, and her voice was easy to follow as well as pretty intimidating.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this book should be featured, and marked the best seller. I Loved the plot of the story, the chemistry between Alice and Jackson, and Alice and Elliot, both were great. But of course Elliot, rule every character. His character was my favorite among all. The ending.. Waoow!! It was nothing like I imagined or what I was looking for, it was amazing, it changed the whole story. Recommended book!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Open Ears Chicago, USA 11-17-16
    Open Ears Chicago, USA 11-17-16
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    "Such a good series!"
    Any additional comments?

    Gets better and better! First book ended on such a cliffhanger, i was very excited to see the next in the series being released and I was definitely not disappointed.

    Such a great, well written and superbly produced series which only seems to get better and better!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    J1982 02-05-17
    J1982 02-05-17
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    "Even better than the first part"
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    I got this the day after i completed the first part as i simple could not wait any longer to find out what happened next - i was not disappointed! I was blown away *cough* by it all. Plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing!

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    Audioaddict 01-11-17
    Audioaddict 01-11-17
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    "GREAT sequel!"
    What made the experience of listening to Darkness Illuminated the most enjoyable?

    The twists and turns, a lot of stuff i did not expect to happen at all...and the steamy dominant sex scenes are pretty incredible!


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  • Jays
    11/14/16
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    "AWESOME!!!"
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    A fantastic sequel! Absolutely loved the first one and was very excited to see what would come next - i was NOT disappointed! Even better than the first instalment. Incredibly hot in places, all intertwined with a fantastic and interesting plot and character development. Great book!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Open Ears
    Chicago, USA
    11/22/16
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    "A fantastic sequel in an awesome series!"
    What made the experience of listening to Darkness Illuminated the most enjoyable?

    How many twists and turns there were, i was definitely not expecting what happened halfway through!


    Any additional comments?

    This series gets better and better - after part one i thought i had figured it out how it would continue, but i was definitely shocked by what happened!

    Great mix of love, sex and romance!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Marianne
    11/20/16
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    "Hope there's going to be a third!!!"
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    Part two is here, hurrah!! I loved the first part so much, i have been looking forward to this for months. So excited about it i actually took a day off work to listen to it ha! Very very good, a few bits really surprised me…dont want to give away too much, but a lot of you will be shocked by the second half of the book!

    My favorite series in a long long time.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Anna Hart
    11/6/16
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    "The pleasure continues..."
    Would you listen to Darkness Illuminated again? Why?

    Yes yes YES! This is a truly fantastic follow up from Book One: Her Secret Submission. In my experience, a lot of series like this can lose steam in the second book but that certainly was NOT the case with Darkness Illuminated. This saga continued with even more passion and excitement. Alice Wright's writing is so engaging and the story line between Alex and her Master is hotter and more suspenseful than ever in this volume... This book opens with action right from the start. Tensions are running high. And just as Alex begins to feel secure in a more conventional relationship with Sir, everything turns upside down again! The sex scenes are hotter than before and the emotional connection you feel with the protagonists is incredible. What a triumph!


    What other book might you compare Darkness Illuminated to, and why?

    I thought that this series might end up being like 50 shades of grey and other books of that genre but actually, this was a very unique book. I think the thing that sets it apart from the rest is the quality of the writing and the level of suspense. The best part for me is knowing that I'll never be able to predict what's going to happen next!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The emotional connection with Alex and Sir is so heart wrenching, so bitter sweet. Their actions are so human in a way... they both do good things and bad things, you can love them and hate them at the same time. I was also very excited to get to see the smaller, supporting characters developed much more in this book. And the ending.... oh my gosh, the SUSPENSE!


    Any additional comments?

    I can't WAIT for book three!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine Henz
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    11/24/16
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    "Elliot, you are love!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Darkness Illuminated to be better than the print version?

    Umm, yeah obviously I think, the seduce Amanda Hendrick added to story wouldn't be there in the print version. Loved the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Elliot, because he was perfect in every way. Loved it


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Hendricks – was your favourite?

    Amanda Hendricks did an excellent job at narrating Alice Wright book. Maybe she is the reason I enjoyed this book even more, All I had to do was play the book and listen her voice calmly. She narrated the story smoothly, and her voice was easy to follow as well as pretty intimidating.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The pleasure!!


    Any additional comments?

    I think this book should be featured, and marked the best seller. I Loved the plot of the story, the chemistry between Alice and Jackson, and Alice and Elliot, both were great. But of course Elliot, rule every character. His character was my favorite among all. The ending.. Waoow!! It was nothing like I imagined or what I was looking for, it was amazing, it changed the whole story. Recommended book!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Audioaddict
    11/27/16
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    "Continuing a fantastic series!"
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    Excellent part two of an incredibly enjoyable series. Been listening to this all week in bed at night and have enjoyed it immensely. Superb characters with a lot of surprising twists and turns in the story.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Coffee4Life
    12/12/16
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    "AMAZING SERIES!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES! WAs a huge fan of the first one and i eagerly awaited this one - and i was not disappointed in the slightest! I found it a highly enjoyable listen, a perfect blend of story, sexy and intrigue. Top quality fiction.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • ListenEveryday
    1/8/17
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    "My new fave series for sure!!!"
    What did you like most about Darkness Illuminated?

    It was a little different from other books like this...perasonally i found this so much better than 50 shades of grey - much more interesting and much more erotic too ;)


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • On The Road
    1/6/17
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    "A fantastic sequel!"
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    A fantastic sequel - the first part left me so so anxious to see what happened..and i have to say what DID happen really surprised me! Was nice to finally hear something a little different in this genre. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J1982
    2/5/17
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    "Second is best!"
    What made the experience of listening to Darkness Illuminated the most enjoyable?

    The twists!

    Was nice to (finally) have a book with plenty of twists and turns, all unexpected. It made the book stand out so much more than other books from this genre.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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