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His Dark Kiss (Dark Gothic) [Kindle Edition]

Eve Silver
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description

DESIRE HAUNTS HER
 
Rumors of madness and murder lurk within the crumbling walls of Manorbrier Castle. But Emma Parrish is not easily put off. She accepts a position no one else dares, as governess to the son of Lord Anthony Craven, the castle's dark master. Her presence stirs up shadows and threat. She feels unseen eyes watching her. Eerie laughter haunts her. And the seductive pull of Anthony Craven lures her.
 
DARK SECRETS DRIVE HIM
 
The secrets of Anthony Craven's shadowy past lurk behind the locked doors of the estate's forbidden Round Tower. Mysterious lights flash there in the night. The servants whisper warnings of death. And Anthony himself warns Emma that there is only danger to be found in his sensual embrace.
 
EVIL IS ONLY A BREATH AWAY
 
Powerfully drawn to the dangerously alluring Anthony, Emma finds herself unable to deny her deepest yearnings. But even as she succumbs to the master of Manorbrier, she is touched by the whisper of evil that rises from the secrets of his past.

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Emma Parrish, the illegitimate daughter of a deceased nobleman, escapes from the aunts who want to sell her off as some man's mistress and accepts a job as governess for her late cousin's child. After a dark and stormy journey, she arrives at Manorbrier to care for six-year-old Nicky and meets the darkly handsome Lord Craven, who is suspected of throwing his wife down the stairs to her death. The scary servants are all very unusual, and Lord Craven has dead bodies delivered to his forbidding tower. Although readers familiar with medical history will discern the meaning of Lord Craven's proclivities, the suspense is not compromised. Silver's deliciously gothic romance builds suspense as Emma learns of the deaths of two previous governesses, faces strange accidents, and falls in love with Nicky and his mysterious father. If it weren't for the juicy lovemaking scenes, one could almost believe Victoria Holt was writing from beyond, or that Phyllis Whitney, now 102, had completed a new romance. Diana Tixier Herald
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"Silver's deliciously gothic romance builds suspense ... If it weren't for the juicy lovemaking scenes, one could almost believe Victoria Holt was writing from beyond, or that Phyllis Whitney, now 102, had completed a new romance. --Diana Tixier Herald, BOOKLIST
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"Incredible gothic romance--It will give you chills!" --K. Garrabrant "Katiebabs" (this review from His Dark Kiss: paperback)

"Riveting! A dark, steamy and twisted tale!" --Lisa Jackson, New York Times Bestselling author

Product Details

  • File Size: 433 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Eve Silver (November 24, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057OB5VW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,897 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from rising star Eve Silver November 28, 2006
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Emma has always been more of a burden than anything to her aunts, also being the brunt of many slights and insults due to her illegitimate birth. When she has the chance to escape her aunts' home and become a governess to the child of her late cousin, she jumps at the chance. Never mind there are many rumblings about the widower, Lord Craven, and what really happened to her cousin.

When Emma arrives at the Manorbrier estate, she is immersed in even more mysteries. Previous governesses met unfortunate ends and Emma herself experiences strange accidents. What exactly is Lord Craven doing in that forbidden tower late at night, and with dead bodies no less? These questions plague Emma, but she can't resist her delightful charge, Nicky, or his sinfully handsome father. When opportunity presents itself for a more personal relationship with Lord Craven, Emma is torn between her unanswered questions and her dangerous attraction to the seductive man. But what will be her fate if she gives in to her desires for His Dark Kiss?

Eve Silver has written another brilliant gothic romance. Her first novel Dark Desires was wonderful, and His Dark Kiss is even more incredible. There is a richness to the setting and the story which measures up to even the extremely high standards set by classic masters of the genre like Victoria Holt. However, Eve Silver brings a modern heat level to her stories that is guaranteed to curl your toes in delight. The interactions between our hero and heroine are very passionate and intense. Characters are brought to life with vivid descriptions and mysterious behaviors.

As with any true gothic story, suspense is key to the story, as is the requisite spooky manor house and dark hero.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Eve Silver is becoming a star in the gothic romance arena. "His Dark Kiss" is a perfect novel that channels a classic- "Jane Eyre". This dark story is seductive, mysterious and everything in between. All that it was missing was the typical, dark and stormy night approach. (No clichés here!)
Emma has come to Manorbrier Castle as a governess for her cousin's six year old son. She has never met Lord Anthony Craven, as he was married to her cousin. She ended up dead and assumed by the locals that he murdered her. Emma doesn't believe in them since she is well read and intelligent. She has lived a life of indifference from her aunts who gave her shelter, but nothing else, due to being born illegitimate. This is now her time to shine and perhaps some happiness.
Anthony is her brooding yet handsome employer who makes her all tingly inside from the moment she meets him. Sparks fly on both ends but Anthony has too many secrets and everyone around him seems to end up dead. Did he really kill her first wife and other governesses? Will Emma end up like them?
This story is so well written that it keeps the questions rolling till the very end. There are so many mysteries and villains a foot that you will not fully understand who is causing the problems and why Anthony keeps corpses in his tower (Yes, dead bodies are around!)
Emma and Anthony's exchanges are very passionate, so much so that regardless of the tension and mistrust between them, you hope things work out and they will have their happily ever after.
Fans of sexually charged scenes, suspense and of course mystery will enjoy this gothic tale.

Katiebabs

Dark Desires (Zebra Debut)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended Gothic Romance ... November 27, 2006
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Emma Parrish finds herself rescued from the untenable situation of being sold to the highest bidder by her heartless aunts when she receives an offer from Anthony Craven to come to his home in Wales to act as governess to his young son, Nicholas.

Manorbrier Castle is dark and foreboding and boasts a cast of servants that are deeply loyal to Lord Craven and intimidating to Emma. Upon arrival at Manorbrier, Emma is warned to never venture near the round tower of the castle. It is forbidden.

As Emma goes through her days, she finds herself falling completely in love with Nicky, Lord Anthony Craven's son, who loves her back just as wholeheartedly. More disconcerting, she finds herself incredibly drawn to Anthony. Anthony has many secrets and spends a good deal of every day in the round tower conducting mysterious business. Emma finds herself learning more about him from the servants and from neighbors--and what she finds is terrifying. Many are convinced that Anthony is some sort of ghoul that has a fascination for the dead and is conducting horrible experiments on them. This is contrary to everything Emma has learned about him. He adores his son, can be warm and loving, and during their encounters, Anthony conducts himself as a gentleman, despite his deep attraction to Emma. What is the truth about Anthony, and will Emma still be able to love him once she knows all of his secrets?

His Dark Kiss is a tightly written gothic romance. Silver deftly creates a foreboding atmosphere that colors all of Emma's encounters. The secondary characters are sharply written and interesting and enhance both the mood of the story and the relationship between Emma and Anthony. The story is written exclusively from Emma's viewpoint, so it is fortunate that she's both likeable and smart.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Luscious! Scary!
This is my second read -- I recall the terror of the Round Tower.

This is really a great story, and the ending is terribly bloody and surprising. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jayne d'Arcy
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Not sure if I was supposed to laugh out loud during any part of this, but I found certain scenes so vividly humorous. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Irisrose
4.0 out of 5 stars Good gothic read
this was also my first gothic romance. sort of like a Jane Eyre type of book. maybe not a keeper for me but all in all a good read
Published 4 months ago by Satisfied customer
4.0 out of 5 stars good
A nice romance with a good mystery! I stayed up all night to finish it! It's not often that I will read a romance novel where it is all in the pov of the heroine, and sometimes I... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lydia
5.0 out of 5 stars great gothic romance
You will enjoy this book . Emma Parrish is a governess to the son of Lord Anthony Craven . He is a man with many secrets and she soon finds herself unable to deny deepest... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sandra Trunick
2.0 out of 5 stars Had I read this one first...
I wouldn't have bought Dark Desires, published in 2012 and the book that led me to His Dark Kiss if I'd read HDK first. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Theresa H Brandt
5.0 out of 5 stars His dark kiss
If you like history books with a romance this is the book for you. I have read it twice and getting ready to read it again. Very good book, well written.
Published 12 months ago by Suezette Dunham
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this love story.
His Dark Kiss is a good cold day book to read. However the author failed to make some parts a little more clear. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mars
4.0 out of 5 stars I Enjoyed!
Well written, a bit gothic, a dark, handsome,troubled, rich Lord. A lovely, lively, governess born on the wrong side of the blanket. Read more
Published 13 months ago by nyrican4t
5.0 out of 5 stars Mysterious ans sensual
Very nice, descriptive language that allowed me to imagine each scene. A mystery slowly being revealed that kept me guessing as to what really happened. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Halina G.
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Eve Silver lives with her gamer husband and sons, sometimes in Canada, but often in worlds she dreams up. She loves kayaking and sunshine, dogs and desserts, and books, lots and lots of books. Watch for the first book in Eve's new teen series, THE GAME: RUSH, coming from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, June 11, 2013. She also writes novels for adults. Her work has garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Awards, Library Journal's Best Genre Fiction Award and a nomination for the Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award. Visit Eve at www.EveSilver.net. Find her on Twitter at @Eve_Silver.

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