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Survival Games (Games Thriller Series #1)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  111 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Until he snatches sexy stock jock Jessica Connor, Ty Aris happily followed his step-brother's orders, producing some of the most coveted black market porn and snuff films on the street. But the day he grabs her in the parking lot, his life becomes a living nightmare. Jessica foils his plans, fires his passion, and frustrates the hell out of him. She never gives in to his d ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 5th 2010 by Createspace (first published November 30th 2009)
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Jul 11, 2015 AH rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adult audience only
Since I’ve joined Goodreads, I’ve been lucky to win quite a few books. I always try to enter contests for books that I would not usually go out and buy. Survival Games is one such book. This book took me out of my comfort zone, away from the paranormal romance genre that I am used to. Survival Games is not an easy book to read; the subject matter is dark and disturbing. This book is intended for adult audiences only.

Survival Games is the story of Jessica Connor. Jessica is kidnapped from her li
11811 (Eleven)
Unbelievable protagonist - her behavior in general. Basically torture porn without a deeper meaning. The writing was acceptable but the story wasn't there. Or it was but I couldn't tell because it was veiled by all the torture porn.

Btw... I'm a big fan of The Girl Next Door, Let's Go Play At The Adams', etc... so I don't tend to shy away from this stuff. I just thought it wasn't worth my time.
Omg! this book will totally grab your attention and make you forget about everything else. I actually burned dinner last night as I was too busy reading this book. ***Warning*** Trust me when I say this book is NOT for the weak. There is a lot of torture and sex in this book. But somehow I could not help to fall in love with the characters. Jessica is a strong willed woman who is kidnapped but assumed dead by her family. Except her 8 year old son knows she is alive, he keeps communicating with h ...more
This is a VERY dark, gross, disturbing, thrilling, scary, bloody, yucky, mind blowing book! It was all over the place! I got confused, scared, grossed out, turned on by Ty, angry, and frustrated. I almost gave up on this because of the story constantly switching gears. But my patience paid off in the end. Now I want to read the second one. But... I think I need some rainbows and sparkles and some furry cuddly creatures for a little bit.
Highly recommend for the iron stomachs out there that love
Pamela Craft Jenewein
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"[...]J E Taylor indubitably pushes this reader’s boundaries of tolerance, openness and freedom of expression. Nonetheless stepping out of my comfort zone has always been my life’s journey. And WOW! What an experience! This story is neither for the over-the-top romantic who longs for that own long-haired Adonis to save the day, nor for the soft hearted who veers their car to avoid running over fuzzy caterpillars and baby frogs. This s
This book. How can I even attempt to summarize this book in so few a words? J.E. Taylor is a literary mastermind. This novel, starting out as a torture/erotica novel, didn't give me high expectations, to be quite honest. But, the story got me hooked, and the characters enthralled me. Jess and Ty have such an intense chemistry and such an intense connection that it is quite easy to get lost in the nuances of what is going on in the story and forget all the terrible things that are done, and to ro ...more
I have always refused to write reviews but this book warrants one. Though the summary of this book didn't sit well with me, the story blew me completely away. Jessica is kidnapped by these brutal, sadistic men (Frank, Ty and Chris) but it wasn't long before Ty won me over. His protectiveness towards Jessica and his brother was touching.Jessica's son Eric "the little angel" was adorable and brought hope to this difficult time of her life. A pain settled deeply in my chest as the characters made y ...more
Melissa Schroeder
This book was disturbing and nerve wracking, I felt like I was living the nightmare situation in this book. I had to know how it ended though and it compeled me to keep reading. In one way that's good because you want a book to keep you engaged but on the other hand this is the type of thing that I shy away from in life. I am not a fan of horror at all. It makes me uneasy how people find it enjoyable to write or create something so disturbing. Then grammatically, there were a lot of mistakes tha ...more
This is one of the most enthralling books ive ever read... the Brutal and intense passion and connection of the main characers is what kept me reading because trust me there were alot of dark, disturbing facets in the secret reccesses of each persons mind being displayed raw on every page! It was the type of book that made me wonder what was going on in everyones mind around me. I couldnt put this book down, read in one sitting... after reading I bought the second and third book :)
Lori Petticrew
I just so happened to find this hidden in the depths of my kindle. Hiding and waiting .
Reading the title i thought, "oh, another one of the late night downloads looking for a soft erotic tale to read." WRONG!!!!!!!! Wow. this story grabbed and pulled me for a ride I was not ready for.
Now, this is not something i would normally search out to read, but after reading this and falling in love with TY and jessica....I downloaded book two and three from ibooks!
Dec 27, 2011 Kerry rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: read
Recommended to Kerry by: no one
omg was never one who was interested in books like this but this one had me at the edge of my seats. reading this book i experienced all different kind of emotions one after the other. like my god what is wrong with these people and for some reason i believe her husband betrayed her and her son by not believing and that grief therapist i dont like her at all. but so a nice book i pray i dont ever meet a man like frank in my life.
Rebecca Nolan
This was a free amazon kindle book that completly blew me away. From the intro to the end this book had me guessing. yes the some of the sex scenes are graphic but it doesnt take away for the underlying love story that is there. I love a story that I cant put down and this is one of those for me. This book is by far the best kindle book i have read thus far in the horror section.
This book was dark, disturbing, and made me cringe a lot, but the overall story was fantastic. I love that there's two more books !!
Apr 08, 2011 Paula marked it as to-read
Purchased this book after winning one of this author's other books in this series, and she was generous enough to send me two books in the series. I just had to get the first book of the series!
Deeply disturbing, this book is so wrong on so many levels... Probably why I liked it!
May 16, 2010 Bethany marked it as to-read
i want i wanttt! lol
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Jun 09, 2015 Nadine marked it as on-deck-to-read-erotica  ·  review of another edition
Length: 391 pages
Very good book not for the faint hearted, looking forward to reading the next one.
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J.E. Taylor is a writer, a publisher, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a mother, a wife and a business analyst, not necessarily in that order. She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked:

“Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?”

From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back and now her writing resume includes six+ published novels along with several
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