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Dark Love: Part One Audiobook

Dark Love: Part One

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Publisher's Summary

Charlotte couldn't escape...from the prison Raymond put her in or from the dark love she found with him. Especially when she realized that the darkness was inside her too...

Charlotte:

I ran away from my crap life of stripping and living with my father in a trash heap of a trailer.

I thought I was headed toward freedom but I woke up in another prison.

A prison that was built just for me.

He knows things about me that no one should.

He sees things in me that I can't see.

I don't want to be here.

But I don't want to leave him either.

He's a monster for keeping me prisoner.

But I'm a monster, too, for loving the dark, dirty things he does to me.

Raymond:

I know I messed up.

I've been alone in this house for far too long.

Alone except the servants that skulk around in the darkness.

But then I found Charlotte and I had to have her.

I had to take her.

I have to make her mine.

Now I don't want to live without her.

But if I can't convince her to stay...they won't let either one of us live.

Dark Love is a dark romance that contains dark sexual themes and is 40k words in length. It's the first part of a two-part series.

©2017 JB Duvane (P)2017 JB Duvane

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    PATRICIA 07-05-17
    PATRICIA 07-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Dark and a little creepy"

    Slow in the beginning, Dark Love is proving to be an interesting listen. I always find the intricate workings of JB Duvane completely intriguing, and this one does not disappoint. Charlotte comes with a difficult past and wants to shelter herself from everyone through her dancing. Raymond, growing up with a mentally unstable mother and an unhealthy attachment to her is trying to find his way out of his situation.Throw in the crazy staff that lives in Raymond's house and the alpha tendencies he has and you have part one of this book. There is enough build up and entertainment to leave you wanting to hear part two of this book, and see where the two characters end up.

    Logan McAllister and Lacy Laurel portray this cast of characters well. They have you believing the craziness and unwarranted attraction between Charlotte and Raymond. Let's hope part 2 comes soon!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    K. Mann Puyallup, WA USA 07-04-17
    K. Mann Puyallup, WA USA 07-04-17
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    "WOW! Excellent story - Very creative and intriguing"

    This Audible Book, had me hooked from the beginning. The narrators were excellent and I could easily follow along and only found myself rewinding to listen to the freaky physiological mind blowing situations.
    JB Duvane is clearly an imaginative writer and I can't wait for Dark Love Book Two. The characters each have challenging pasts and for some reason, I am completely rooting for Charlotte and Raymond. Can't wait for the rest of the story!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chelledawn Indiana 07-21-17
    Chelledawn Indiana 07-21-17
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    "DL 1"

    After already reading the book, I knew it was a wonderfully dark and entertaining read. The narrators do a great job bringing the story to life. It was well written, well spoken and an all around good audiobook. Would recommend.

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    Nina DuBois Las Vegas, Nevada 07-19-17
    Nina DuBois Las Vegas, Nevada 07-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great dark read, narration not so much"

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator.

    Now I have been dying to read a JB Duvane book for a while. I know her books hold all the things I love about dark romance. I couldn't wait to try the audio version. I have to admit I did not finish this audiobook. I did not finish it because while the story was very intriguing and definitely made me want to "read" more, I could not listen anymore.

    The narration does not fit the setting of this book. It was hard to follow along with Lacy Laurel narrating and her male voice was not good to me at all. I had no issues with Logan McAllister and thought he did a good job.

    I definitely will have to go back and read this book from the beginning to get the full effect of this book.

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    Kim BookJunkie 07-18-17

    "Kim BookJunkie"

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    "2-star story, 3-star performance"

    STORY: 2 stars
    PERFORMANCE: 3 stars
    OVERALL: 3 stars

    STORY:
    ***The following review contains numerous spoilers ***
    If I had not received this audiobook for free in exchange for my honest review, I would have quit listening to it prior to reaching the halfway point. I say this because the storyline was just way too unrealistic. In the beginning, the book had tons of potential. The female main character, Charlotte, was very interesting; a stripper from an abusive family could certainly make for a very interesting character! Raymond, the male main character was much more convoluted though. He too was raised by an abusive mother yet his character was left undeveloped, his situation unclear, leaving readers with many unanswered questions. When Raymond abducts Charlotte though, the storyline rapidly spiraled down into Alice in Wonderland bizarreness and unlikelihood:
    -Charlotte is held in a setting that resembles what she had always dreamed of.
    -Within minutes of meeting her abductor for the first time she's having pleasurable sex with him.
    -Raymond lives in a mansion with, "servants" who want to kill him, in a home so large that he doesn't know were these servants live/work/hide?
    -Raymond's servants apparently have some, "contract" therefore they continue to work for him yet do so begrudgingly (some of them doing so while intoxicated).
    -Despite this not being a paranormal story, there's also voodoo, pentagrams, etc..

    Overall, I felt that there was too much haphazardly put together too quickly. With more editing, perhaps all of this could be fleshed out but as it is now, it's too convoluted and unrealistic.

    PERFORMANCE
    I listened to the audio book narrated by Lacy Laurel and Logan McAllister. Although Mr. McAllister is far from one of the best narrators I've ever listened to, he was not the worst either. The female narrator Lacy Laurel already possesses a naturally husky, raspy voice (which would have been well suited for voices of the male characters) yet for some reason, instead of taking on a deeper tone of voice, Laurel elected to use an extremely whiny, nasally voice when speaking as secondary male characters. I was disappointed by that as well as with the way she struggled with the flow of her sentences, speaking in a very choppy manner. For example, one sentence sounded like four separate sentences when she read the following: "He lit a gas lamp in the front corners near the ceiling. And something like fragrant smoke was moving through the air. Emitted by what looked like a hanging plate. That hung in the center of the room."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JO's Book Addictions United States 07-12-17
    JO's Book Addictions United States 07-12-17

    JO's Book Addictions

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    "A kinkier version of Beauty and the Beast - 5 star"
    What did you love best about Dark Love: Part One?

    The visual images that the Author is able to draw for you while you listen to the story from the two different POVs.


    What other book might you compare Dark Love: Part One to and why?

    Beauty and the Beast - a lot of similarities


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Chapter 17, where she was able to "see" in her mind exactly what was happening with her father, even though he was an abusive a$$hole, she still loves him enough to want to go take care of him.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think I've ever read (or heard) a book like this, where the one POV is present day and the other POV starts from many years earlier. Some of the things that you will hear in this book are disturbing and make you wonder just what these two very broken people have been through that they keep hidden away in the dark that we don't get to see. Although I wanted to hate Raymond for what he does, he's not really the monster he sees himself as. I can hardly wait for the second book, to see how this plays out.

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    tenisha 07-02-17
    tenisha 07-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Dark love my be the right love"

    Charlotte thought she was escaping one prison to end up in another. she stripped to hide from herself and now she has to figure out what she wants in a house of horrors.

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    cindy 07-13-17
    cindy 07-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved the Book, Audio Lacked"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Love: Part One to be better than the print version?

    To be honest I felt the print version to be way better. This book is very dark and very good. But the audio version I didn't get the true feeling of what this book is. For one thing I didn't like the voice of the women. I also felt that the emotion was kind of dry and in the beginning I felt like I was listening to a children's book. When reading I felt the emotion was stronger. I visualized it more too.


    What other book might you compare Dark Love: Part One to and why?

    So far i haven't found another book as dark or that has so many aspects to it as this one. I mean there are many books that have the kidnapping and the sex, but none have that dark mystery as well. I don't think there is another book like that.


    What about Logan McAllister and Lacy Laurel ’s performance did you like?

    They pronounced the words correctly and you could understand them.


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

    Towards the end of the book when Charotte leaves to return to check on her father and Raymond has to let her go even though he doesn't want to. I felt the emotion was crushing there.


    Any additional comments?

    This is such a good book, I just felt the audio version really didn't grab me and show me that true emotion that happens throughout the book. JB is such a good writer and I felt the narrators didn't bring out just how good this book is.

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    Julie D 07-07-17
    Julie D 07-07-17

    I'm avid reader.. and listener. I listen while I run and or walk, or exercise of any kind. It keeps me going longer!!

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    "I liked the story!!"

    I liked the story, but found that the readers made it difficult to listen to. I hate to say that because I know it's difficult, but I didn't feel the emotion or any connection between the two of them.

    I really liked the story.. and with different readers I'd listen, but will read them rather than listen if the same are performing the others.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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