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Death Layer (The Depraved Club #1)

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One day she’s an innocent young girl, the next she’s the sexual property of the Death Layer Club...

When recently-unemployed 24-year old Ava Clark lands her dream job working for one of the most prestigious multi-national corporations on the planet, her enigmatic and incredibly handsome boss Vincent King seems to be icing on the cake.

However, despite his superficial charm
Kindle Edition, 429 pages
Published August 15th 2014 by Hearts Collective Publishing
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SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Book Basics

Genre : - Contemporary Romance
Series : - First in a yet to be completed series (I assume the series is to be completed)
Writing - First person POV
Main Characters :.Ava Clark lands what she thinks is her perfect job, but within days her life as she knows is it over.
Bane “The Beast” Harme is given Ava. He is not popular in the MC club due to disagreeing on how things should be, so is non to happy to be dumped with Ava.
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
I was excited to read this. I've been in a MC biker mood and this was right up my alley. Unfortunately, at some point, I stopped enjoying it.

I enjoyed the beginning. There was great set up for the predicament that Ava found herself in. But once she was there and she had Bane's attention things shifted and moved too quickly. It was just hard to go from her being scared for her life to jumping his bones. And there were holes in the plot. Nothing ever happened to the sweetbutts that harassed her o
Future Slayer Girl
I have to say that this book took me totally by surprise. I had read Masters previous series about Formula One and although I thought the male was written amazing, the I had trouble with her female lead. I have NEVER read anything by Celia Loren before, so this was me diving in face first with no one to catch me. But I am a big girl, I can swim. So dive in I did, and let me tell you I couldn't put the book down.

I loved this whole story. I loved the dark, I loved the characters, I loved the fluf
Rebecca Fitts
Aug 17, 2014 Rebecca Fitts rated it it was amazing
Dark, hard, and just what I like! Another amazing one from the ladies at Hearts Collective. This MC story is very different from what I usually read...thank goodness! Not a thank goodness because the others weren't great, but an OMG! this book is over-the-top-freaking-intense...and I love it!!! I never give a review that contains a summary of the book or spoiler, so don't look for one. I will tell you why I rated it 5 stars and how freaking fantastic it is!!! This MC book is very different from ...more
Aug 18, 2014 Sue rated it really liked it
Wild and dirty MC...check!
Sweet unsuspecting young woman...check!
A pompous rich business man with no conscience and a cold heart...check!
And so begins this really different and unexpected storyline. Sure I've read books where some innocent woman is thrust into the world of an MC and is forced to work as a sex slave or held as leverage against another club. But this book started off with a bang...the prologue got my attention right away...and then after I started reading the first chapters I almo
Aug 19, 2014 Casey rated it liked it
A copy was provided by the Hearts Collective for an honest review.

I was really surprised in how dark Death Layer was. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy reading darker romance books, I was just surprised my lovely girls Colleen and Celia were able to unleash such a group of depraved individuals. I read the synopsis and thought it would be similar to the recent MC books they have done, it was much darker. The MC was a little more mafia to me but made a believable villain.

The timeline seemed too short f
Oct 01, 2015 Rochelle rated it liked it
This one fell short for me...
Aug 27, 2014 Jenn rated it liked it
Shelves: dark, bikers
Human trafficking. Drugs. Sex. Death matches. Dog fights. Slavery. It all boils down to this sadistic MC called: Death Layers. And it would appear that only two members aren't complete fans of how their club is now being run.

Ava lands a new job that unfortunately places her in the end at this crazy club. There she's sold for a debt that doesn't make a dent into the owed amount. She's then given to Bane, The Beast. Except, Bane's not really that bad of a "beast". He gives her his protection and e
~`*Ella Lee*`~
Aug 19, 2014 ~`*Ella Lee*`~ rated it really liked it
Shwew! This was a very DARK disturbing MC read. At first, I wasn't sure I could finish it. Then, I wasn't sure I liked what I was reading. But then...then...I something sucked me in and I couldn't put it down.

The H, while Alpha and possessive, doesn't really show too much care for the h in the beginning. The h suffers because of this. See, she was kidnapped and "given" to the H. Even though he was a sort of good guy in the MC, he was still bad. He didn't want her, because he doesn't deal in the
Aug 18, 2014 Kathleen rated it really liked it
***Copy exchanged for honest review.***

Ava, a 24 year old, red head, thinks she has landed the perfect job. Big Corporate America job, consisting of fine suits, a handsome boss and international travel. Unfortunately, Ava has no idea that her dream job is going to be her own personal nightmare.

Thrown into the dirty world of human trafficking, Eva is donated to Bane, "the Beast". Tattooed, large and threatening, Eva risks her life on more than one occasion trying to get away. Unsuccessful, she i
Shelly Wygant
Aug 24, 2014 Shelly Wygant rated it really liked it
When you start this book it doesn't seem like it is a dark and gritty biker book but hang on. Ava is in for a wild ride with her new boss, who ends up being a cold hearted pompous a$$ causing Ava to end up in a bad MC club that deals in multiple illegal things. Bane is the man who saves her. This story moves fast and is dark in places but you keep turning the pages to see what trouble Ava gets herself into next. This is another great biker book from Celia and Colleen. It involves plenty of ...more
Aug 21, 2014 Angela rated it really liked it
A dark and intense mc story which handles all kinds of issues. Depraved is definitely a good name for them! At first I wasn't sure about any hero who could be part of this club, thankfully Jenny redeemed him in my eyes as I was struggling to feel any love for him.
It did take me a while to get into the story, too much was going on too quickly but I persevered and I'm glad I did as things improved resulting in a fast paced, hot and heavy read.
Sadly I didn't fall in love with any of the supporting
Heather andrews
Aug 17, 2014 Heather andrews rated it really liked it
Bane aka the Beast sure has a soft side when it comes to Ava, "shhh," he whispers, rocking me. "You're ok. It's ok." I feel his lips press into my hair. "You're ok. You're a crazy, suicidal, stubborn pain in the a**. But you're ok." He says the sweetest things, "I would have died for you, baby," he murmurs. "But I'm awful glad I lived long enough to eff you." To me this was a good read I mean I had a few questions at the end of the book so it could have gone on a bit longer or just answered the ...more
Wow what can I say about this book I read it in one sitting, Anyone that knows me knows I love MC books but this one was so different from what I'm used too, and I loved it !! This book was very intense as I was reading it felt like I was at the edge of my chair wanting to know what was happening next ... This book is dark and not for the faint hearted . I love Bane aka the beast there was something about him from the start that I loved .
Aug 17, 2014 Connie rated it it was amazing
Received a free copy for a honest review. I loved it. Storyline had unexpected twists and kept me on the edge of my seat. Badass Bane "the Beast receives Ava as a peace offering from his club President. Ava was a little too trusting of her new boss and ended up sold as a sex slave. Bane may be raw, gritty and a killer but there are some lines even he doesn't cross. He goes out of his way to protect Ava. Loved the chemistry and interaction between Bane and Ava. Definitely am OMG book!
Aug 25, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Not for the faint of heart

I usually don't read biker books but this one compelled me. The first few chapters had me hooked. Ava is a sweet girl who gets thrown into the big bad city life. I felt bad for about two seconds until I realized just how strong she is. No matter the situation she kept her strength. Bane is the big bad wolf but his heart is pure. You can't help but root for them. The scenes are hard but you know they are real some where. Great read.
Aug 16, 2014 Night rated it really liked it
Somewhere between straight up porn and erotic romance, Death Layer was a better read than I expected. Not great, but I was able to read the whole thing with minimal eye-rolling.
Ava is too stupid to live in the beginning, then all of a sudden she flips her switch and gets her act together.
The bikers (except for Bane) are over-the-top depraved as the name suggests.
Tracy Antonelli Manderson
Aug 18, 2014 Tracy Antonelli Manderson rated it it was amazing
Intriguing spontaneous

I love college master's books so when I saw she had this book out I bought right away. we have death,love,kidnapping,slavery.I loved the book and can't wait until the next book. this book is not for faint of heart...
Holly Schaeffer
Aug 19, 2014 Holly Schaeffer rated it really liked it
I was gifted a copy in exchange for honest review. This was a fast-paced intense read. I wasn't thrilled with Ava's actions or words at a few points especially the stairway escape. Bane was amazing and loved how within all the dark, intense things that were happening around them, he was always a great guy. All in all, I enjoyed it and it kept me interested and reading to see what happens next.
Patricia Maia (The Bookery Review)
Depraved indeed!

This book started with an idea of a romance between a CEO and a sweet, young assistant, but then you get an unexpected twist!
I really didn't see it coming... I must confess I expected more of a bad guy from Bane, but instead got a good, decent man with principles that you don't see often in a MC book!
Even expecting more from the story, I liked this book.
Becca Mitchell
Aug 20, 2014 Becca Mitchell rated it really liked it
Good read

Good read

This book was a good read. It was a little dark for me in the beginning, but I really enjoyed it. It was well written and edited. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book in this series!
Apr 05, 2016 Yona rated it liked it
It was promising, but the characters and the storyline were very very underdeveloped and rushed.

Dark & powerful story that drew me right into unimaginable horrors; brilliant! So much action packed into 3 days. Looking forward to further collaboration between Masters/Loren. Great stuff, ladies. Bring it on...
Aug 28, 2014 Tate rated it it was ok
Jan 27, 2015 Adrien rated it really liked it
This was so not was I was expecting. It was really gritty, full of suspense, dark and dirty. I loved every minute of it!!
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What an unexpected read. I enjoyed this book thoroughly. Loved the storyline and the characters. I couldn't put it down and finished it in one sitting. Not your usual MC read.
5 Stars from me.
Aug 24, 2014 momster2u rated it it was amazing
dark and disturbing. I wasn't sure if I could continue...thought I finally found a story that was too much for me. I soldiered on, and really liked it. HEA of course, but it was touch and go.
it is the first time i am reading a dark was really great.but...i didn't gave five stars because i think that after the first half of this book it was written very hurriedly.
Aug 17, 2014 jennifer rated it it was amazing


best book of both of theirs to date!! Loved the plot! Loved bane, hot and protective! totally would recommend!!! I can't wait for more.
May 27, 2016 Janey rated it liked it
But!!!, what happened to Amy???
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Celia Loren is an author of gritty Contemporary Romance. She’s always been an avid reader and growing up she devoured books by the truckload. Now she spends her time working toward finishing her MFA and penning the romance stories she always wanted to read. Excited to be a member of the Hearts Collective Publishing team, she brings her incredible imagination, unparalleled work ethic, and sassy ...more
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