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For years, college student Devan Astor has penned erotic stories based on her dark fantasies, but when she's abducted, she is faced with the real terror of being at the mercy of a cruel stranger. She flees, but in the remote cabin where she takes refuge, will she encounter a danger even more frightening than the kidnapper who is still hunting her? At the end of her ordeal, ...more
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Published (first published May 19th 2008)
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While I love a dark story, lately I've had trouble "connecting" with the stories and characters. Usually, the characters are underdeveloped and the dark elements are overplayed for shock value. I have to say that wasn't the case with this story. Yet, I still didn't feel a strong connection with this story.

'Abduction' tells the story of a college-aged girl, Devan, that is abducted and taken to an extremely rural cabin. Her abductor, Conrad, has read many sexual fantasies that Devan had written an
Feb 09, 2013 Jamie rated it really liked it
Hmmmmm.. I have lots of different feelings about this book..and putting it into words would be to difficult.. so I'm going to express my feelings with visuals

I went from feeling












I will say that this book is definitly not for everyone....It walks right up to the line of decency, steps right over the line and then flips everyone off standing on the other side of the line.. proceed with caution.. I l
Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
Wow just finished an I'm like a panting drooling dog over here!! Someone throw me a bone and put me to bed! This book was redic! I mean insanely hot. Screw worrying about spare panties. You will ruin every pair, just go without when reading this story!! Nuff said! And I know, im going to hell in a hand basket. But lets hope Vaughan is there. Hell maybe even Conrad too!!
Sammy Loves Books
Warning: Very Dark Sexual Journey


There is a Stalkerific Alpha, Mind Manipulation and Abduction


Includes Rape Fantasy, Rape via coercion, Forced Seduction, and Rape while under the influence of drugs


There is also Forced Masterbation, Forced Exhibitionism, Voyeurism, Consensual Menage, Buttsex, Oral sex, M/F, M/M, and M/F/M, F/F

It's Dark, Sociopathic, Un-nerving and Smoking Hot. I was Repulsed, Intrigued, and Embarrassed because it was Disturbingly Sensual.
I was introduced to Conrad in Conrad's Fir
A. Bookzilla.
Feb 16, 2013 A. Bookzilla. rated it liked it
Shelves: really-dark, dare-me
I don't know what is it that makes people recommend me books like these. I pride myself that I'll read almost anything, but now I'm wondering...
(I'm just kidding people, recommend away.)

Anyways, Abduction.

It completely messed with my head. No, nothing to do with these overly long graphic sex scenes that, in all honesty, aren't that shocking, I've definitely read "worse" (for lack of a better word) in erotica, but the psychological aspect of it was... seriously disturbing.
It confused my beliefs.
Pam Godwin
Jul 15, 2012 Pam Godwin rated it it was amazing
Krylov is the only writer I've encountered who can overwrite in an efficient and tight manner. I absorb her prose with green eyes. Beyond her grasp of the craft, she exceeds at character psychology. This is a biting tale of a girl's internal struggle with her captivity, her abductor's compelling point of view, and a discovery of desire. A twisted ride overran with perversions, stomach-flinging terror, and surprisingly warm sensuality. I sank so deep into the mental complexity of the situation, I ...more
Jul 07, 2013 Alex rated it did not like it

DNF at 28%.

Edit July 7 2013: after coming back and finishing it.

I should have DNF-ed at 28%.
Kari Ayasha
Nov 25, 2011 Kari Ayasha rated it did not like it
Contains Spoilers!

Where to begin with this book?? I am sure my review will be all over the place, but thats kinda how this book left me feeling. First, the kidnapping/sex slave storyline can have some appeal and turn-ons, if written well. Sadly, I think this book lacked whatever it needed to make it work.

This book is incredibly long. I was reading it on a Kindle app and at 25% in, I could not even imagine what the heck the remaining 75% was going to be abo
Varian Krylov explored the darkest most disturbing facets of the human mind. She is not afraid to look at the darkest fantasies that you are afraid to admit you have. This book is not for everyone. It is full of scenes involving dubious consent, non-consent, coercion and rape fantasy. There are m/f, m/m, and m/f/m interactions.

This is a dark and twisted journey of a physically innocent young woman. She has a rich fantasy life that she puts down on paper but she never acts out any of it, never i
~*~Brooke's Stripped Down Reviews~*~
I feel like I'm going to hell for loving this book so much. This was dark & twisted story...and probably the hotest book I've ever read. I feel Devan's pain, because in the story she's so embarrassed and ashamed for what really turns her on. I felt the same way even reading the book, let alone loving every second of me and Devan had an immediate connection. It's hard to truly hate the villian in this story because all he does is show her how to embrace her secret submissive self and ...more
Mar 15, 2013 Joy rated it it was ok
Totally fucked-up story about a kidnapped virgin--Ms. Krylov knows how to write erotica but this was way too long--
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Apr 20, 2013 Aure `Reading With The Dark` rated it did not like it
Shelves: ewww

It is in fact really hard to do that... Cause I've been through a lot, seen a lot and.. well, read a lot disturbing things.

But after this, I feel thoroughly disgusted!

I saw somewhere, read some reviews that it was hot and blah blah, how you'll wet your panties.
In fear maybe. Not the other way around.

It was pure porn, the worst kind. Yeah, there were moments of 'romance'. But most of it was sex, thinking about sex or wishing for sex.
Musings about the sexuality, and it wasn't even beautifully wr
LipSmackin' GoodBooks Bloggin' Bitches
Ok, after 2 glasses of wine and some serious thought I believe I am ready to review this, shit I can't even call it a book, we'll just say I'm ready to review this. If, and this is a solid IF, you have enough in you to not only finish this book, but, go balls out and put yourself amongst the characters in this book, you CANNOT give it less than 5 stars. If you do, I don't believe that you really let this bat shit crazy, mind fuck, twisted, perverse, and masochistic story take you where Varian Kr ...more
Susie Q
Phew! Where to begin... I read the reviews from other readers and thought I'd give this ebook a go. The price is very reasonable for what turned out to be a good length book.

Now to the good stuff... I don't write a lot of reviews although I read a lot of books, both ebook and PB/HB formats, approx. 400 or so per year. So believe me when I say a book has to really impress me for me to get off my duff and tell others about it. And after finishing "Abduction" over a week ago, I still could not get
Amber Rose
Oct 23, 2012 Amber Rose rated it liked it
I'm not really sure how this review is going to go. I felt I was pulled in so many different directions that I had to put the book down for a while. Its a very long book. I think the book should have been cut in half.
I do not like when books tend to linger far more than what it is needed. The fantasies were getting a little out of control there for a moment and the story telling. I had to go back to a couple of pages just to see is this for real or more fantasies. I never thought I would say th
After a conversation with a GR friend I realized that for one reason or another when I read this book I didn't take the time to give it the proper credit it deserves. My review was a very tiny rushed blurb. I will correct that now by saying this is honestly one of my all time favorite books. It is amazingly well written and these characters have a great deal of depth. There are moments you will love and moments you will hate and moments when you realize you've forgotten to breathe. From beginnin ...more
Nov 12, 2010 Kathryn rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica, bdsm
I think this book is over 900 pages long, simply a guess considering it is only available as an e-book. My lists of complaints could be as long but I can't quite bring myself to rate 1 star. Krylov brings up many excellent points through the course of the story, involving submission and coercion. This is the one redeeming feature of the book. Needless to say, this book has an extremely small market. Maybe this is further reflected in the author's inability to use an editor, as there were many, m ...more
Jan 27, 2013 Didi rated it liked it
***3.5 stars***
Ever read something that totally threw you for a loop?

Ever been oddly turned on by something that shouldn't?

Ever been mentally confused about a book but emotionally moved?

This book left me with these questions and the star rating reflects my mixed up feelings. Although I'd love to give a synopsis, this book is the type to be read not shared: it's that fucked up. In a sort of good way ;)

I will say it was darkly disturbing yet incredibly sensual. It was intensely erotic and disturbi
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Love love loved it. it was like, designed for my twisted brain. I know some people said it was too long, and it is very very long, but I liked the length of it. There is a nice correlation between the characters emotions of being horrified by what turns them on and how I felt as a reader loving the sex but thinking "no no its so wrong!". I wish we found out more about Conrad's motives though instead of him being some kind of weird sex
Jena Crawford
Feb 22, 2013 Jena Crawford rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book absolutely blew my mind!! I will HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who likes a good twisted story, one that will question your own sanity and make you wonder what the hell is wrong with me for loving this book so much!!! If I go into the plot at all it will give the story away and I don't want to do that. The book is long but you still don't want it to end. Some say it had to much sex but that is just crazy, I did not feel that way in the slightest!! READ THIS BOOK!!!!!
Jan 03, 2015 Shawna rated it liked it
Shelves: menage-multiple-partners-polyamory, bdsm-kink, erotic-romance-erotica-romantica, yowza-hotness, man-man-lovin-mm, i-read-own-faves-keepers, horror-mystery-suspense-thrillers, format-ebook, hero-alpha‎, hero-antihero-gamma, hero-abused-scarred-tortured-angst, hero-bad-boy-playboy-player, hero-mix-of-alpha-beta, heroine-i-wanna-bitch-slap-annoying, heroine-abused-traumatic-past-rape, offlimits-bf-likekidsister-jailbait, why-do-good-girls-like-bad-boys, sizable-packages, heroine-naïve-virgin-like-a-virgin, hero-cold-cruelbrute-dark-dangerous, captive-kidnapped-hostage-slave, enemies-to-lovers-opposites-attract, heroine-odd-spinster-wallflower, hero-expert-skilled-voracious-lover, smut-fix-smuttastic-fun, cheating-hearts-fidelity-issues, backdoor-action-lovin-playin, angsty-dark-heavy-lotsa-drama, love-triangle-vying-courtships, dirty-talk-turns-me-on, star-crossed-lovers, i-read-kindle, kindle, hh-musician-rocker-singer-popstar, hero-dom, 2011-reads, 3-to-4-stars, steam-5-scorching-x, heroine-prim-proper-decorous, hero-brooding, hero-walking-hardon, love-letters-diary-correspondence, hero-daddy-warbucks-wealthy, hh-bad-communication-conflict-mgmt, hh-big-constant-misunderstandings, heroine-girl-next-door, hh-smart-intellectual-brainy-geek, controversial-memorable-event-scene, erotica-dark-psychological-taboo, dubious-consent-force-nonconsensual, editing-nightmare, ending-abrupt-poor-epilogue-needed, bdsm-heavy, bdsm-lets-play-master-and-servant, car-wreck-curiosity, fcked-up-weird-creepy-azz-book, crazy-crack-all-aboard-crazy-train, dark-twisted-disturbing-gritty, dark-mindfuckery, crazy-wtf-did-i-just-read
3 stars – Dark/Psychological Contemporary Erotica ...more
Feb 21, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it
HOLY HAND GRENADES! I feel like have just been hit by a Mack Truck. Abduction is ...WOW...just WOW. This book will wear you out. I am drained. First. This is a looooong book. At least 2 books worth here. Thank you Ms Krylov for giving it to us all at once.

Devon, sweet, innocent, virginal Devon is kidnapped, almost gang raped, escapes, survives plodding through the woods, going over a waterfall, finds a cabin to hide in and is found by the cabin owner who you think is going to rape her. All in t
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ TrixieTracy Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
For the first three quarters plus of this book, I was totally hooked and could not put it down. It had me captivated, consumed and totally in awe of the authors writing expertise drawing me into scenes and places I couldn't imagine going and turning them around... however that was only to last whilst at the cabin, after there my enthusiasm came crashing with a huge bang and I felt robbed of a worthy ending because it just turned to sleaze - you might laugh at that comment once reading the book a ...more
Dana ~ The Dirty Smut'atter
Feb 26, 2013 Dana ~ The Dirty Smut'atter rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Dana ~ The Dirty Smut'atter by: Melissa
Shelves: alphas
Let me start of with saying this book was a challenge for me based on the overall subject matter of rape and kidnapping. The story starts off with Devon running in the woods struggling to get her sense of direction and not walk back into the hands of her capture. You experience several flashbacks and get a glimpse into what happened well she was captive. I felt like a deer starring into headlights 95% of the book and I really got carried away by Devon's imagination and fantasies!! Devon is a vir ...more
Katerine Borgia
May 14, 2010 Katerine Borgia rated it liked it
To begin, this book did have some problems. There were lots of editing errors, typos, etc. But, it does credit to the story that I kept reading. Poor editing or too many typos and I'll put a book down and move on to the next one.

I really liked how the author got into the characters' heads and displayed their motivations. I found myself liking Conrad when I didn't want to, when I didn't think I should and that's what the book is all about, submission to desires you're not "supposed" to want.

The s
Aug 23, 2014 Valeriealmighty rated it liked it
3.8 stars.
Ok, so i just finished this book .. And i need to tell you it made my stomach turn and twist more than once. The story was really dark and kinda twisted. I had a huge issue with the rape fantasies in the book, and everything that got to do with psycho conrad. I still don't know what was his deal and too bad the storyline didn't go that far.
I like ATM kitten' stuffin psychos, but i really need to know why they do i'll get it.
I'm glad the main characters got one another in a bat
Mar 13, 2013 I.Am.Reader rated it liked it
3.5 stars
My rambling thoughts about this book...
I think the book had good potential. However, it seemed like there was too much sex, so much that it swallowed up everything else. It started out really intense and then slowly it disintegrated into a f***fest. The characterization of the man characters seem believable, although I had some issues at times. I happily let that go and kept on reading hoping the story would turn. Unfortunately, it didn't. I guess the redeeming quality that kept me rea
Angie Elle
Sep 21, 2014 Angie Elle rated it did not like it
Most of the time when I read a book, I have some idea of what the author was trying to make me feel. With this book, I honestly had no idea. It was all over the place.

Were there some parts that were hot? Sure. But most of the time, reading this book made me feel dirty.

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