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Beyond Shame

(Beyond #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  12,109 ratings  ·  1,554 reviews
All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond–beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman’s daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier.

The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminal–men like
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Published September 16th 2012 by Moira Rogers (first published September 15th 2012)
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May 03, 2013 rated it liked it
WARNING: This review is probably not at all suitable for youngins.

How the hell am I supposed to rate this? Four stars? One star? Fucked if I know! I’m leaving it as three stars until I can sort out my feelings.

Here’s the thing, I don’t have a submissive bone in my entire body. If some guy whipped out his dick and told me, in all seriousness, to suck it, I would likely unzip my pants, stick my index finger through my zipper and tell him, “You first, asshole.”

Either that or throat punch him.

May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pb, surprised-me, english
EDIT (28/3/2020): So, I was feeling a bit unwell the last couple of days, and I was not in the mood to start reading something new. Instead, I went through my e-reader looking at things I read a couple of years ago.
Recently I read the new series by this author duo, Deal with the Devil. And despite this one being way older, it almost feels like this one was way better written.
I'm definitely not that excited as I was when I read the book for the first time, but it was still a very enjoyable and
Robin (Bridge Four)
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Daring Readers of Smut, people who liked The Original Sinners Series
Recommended to Robin by: Sarah
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4.5 I'm Gonna Burn in Hell Stars

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I asked a few Goodreads friends for some recommendations for something sexy and hot. Well they totally came through THIS WAS SCORCHING. Thank you Sarah.


I started it with the intention of only reading the first few chapters…I didn’t stop reading until I was completely done. My only warn
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it

At first, when I started reading this book I was like

I honestly had no idea what to expect or where the story was going. I wasn't even sure on who the story was going to focus but after a while it became more clear and I actually ended up enjoying it. Still, after finishing it, I had to ask myself: "What on earth did I just read!?"

She's been cast out of Eden and straight into Hell.

Jasper --

Noelle --

Because Noelle Cunningham broke the law, she's been cast out of Eden, the most prestigiou
DNF– 46%

Eek...the content in this book took me waaaay out of my comfort zone. However, the characterization was fabulous and the plot intriguing. I've learned that I'm a vanilla girl who likes a little kink. Lol. I gave it an honest shot.
♡Karlyn P♡

BEYOND SHAME was certifiably, 100% pure-grade NAUGHTY! Yowzer!!

I knew this was going to be a spicy, erotic read but OMG I did NOT expect THIS. By 30%, my eyes were coming out of my head. By 70% I was afraid of combusting into flames. Or should I say cum-busting! :-O

I picked this up because I was interested in the dystopian storyline, and I was all for a little spice. What I got was one of the hottest, dirtiest, naughtiest books I've ever read! I am still trying to process - what did I just re
~ Becs ~
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!

Oh Yum – this was down and dirty, batshit crazy and I loved it!

In a dystopian world where solar flares had plunged the world into darkness and chaos, Noelle is thrown out of Eden, the central and privileged capital, for drunkenness and fornication into Sector Four a place run by gang warfare that makes modern day Mogadishu look like a Club Med beach resort. She stumbles straight into the arms of Jasper, a right hand man to Dallas O’Kane, the most
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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Okay, this was definitely not the book for me. I asked Jesus to take the wheel and write a review, but he told me he was too wrapped up in the Melania plagiarism scandal from last night’s Republican Convention (#votecthulhu) so I should just go eff myself. Lucky for all of you Mitchell volunteered as tribute. (Allow me to apologize for what you are about to read in advance.)

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Noelle gets ran out of Eden for committing the baddest
Sep 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Karla by: I can't remember, because I can't think right now!

3 1/2 Sinfully Wicked Stars!!

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Okay, let's see if I can get a rational thought out. I enjoyed the setting and the raw nature of the read, but at times the sex was overwhelming, although in all fairness it is the basis for the story. On occasion I found myself skimming, because I'm not a fan of f/f. However, when Jasper and Noelle were together, I couldn't look away ...or for that matter, Dallas and Lex...or Ace, Jasper and Noelle at the tattoo eyes were glued to the book! Li
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Re-Read: 6/14/15 after reading book four...

Original Review:

Holy Kink, Batman.


This takes place in the kind of post apocalyptic environment that seems to be all the craze these days. The world has some kind of catastrophic event - in this case some kind of flame-out - and the remaining civilization now has the main "good" city and the not-so-good outer lying sectors where all the supposed bad, castoff people live.

This story is based around Sector Four - or perhaps more aptly titled Kink Centr
Sammy Loves Books
So I heard this book was HOT SHIT
But it was all sex, with absolutely no emotion!!
This book gets 2 "Very Disappointing" Stars


Wow!! I had to make myself finish this book. The characters were likable, but there were just too many characters introduced for such a short story. I never felt connected to the main couple, Noelle and Jasper. There are group sex scenes where these two are intimate with others, but only have actual sex with each other. The sex was erotic, but I never felt that Jasper and
Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell

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The title is scarily appropriate. BEYOND SHAME is one dirty book and has absolutely zero shame about it.

Society has been thrown into upheaval by solar flares that destroyed some of our most integral technology, forcing us to rebuild. As with Hunger Games, this area has carved itself up into various "sectors" with Eden doubling as the Capitol.

Noelle Cunningham has been kicked out of Eden because of her - gasp! - debauchery. She was caught
Aug 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Can't say that I would recommend this one. :(
Hmmm...I am still trying to wrap my head around this strange dystopian story. The whole story was bizarre and often confusing. Multiple POVs, changing without warning, definitely contributed to the confusion. It all just seemed kind of odd and difficult to relate to.

Noelle gets kicked out of Eden for rebelling against the strict rules. She's cast out into Sector Four, losing the luxuries which she'd always had in Eden, and must quickly adjust to her new reality. She falls in with a gang almost i
Mandi Schreiner
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic, dystopian
I’ve been a fan of Moira Rogers’s books for some time now. I primarily read their paranormal romance series. When I heard they were going to start writing some erotic (non-pnr) books under a pen name, I figured why not give it a try. And wow – I was pretty blown away by their first book writing as Kit Rocha. Set in a dystopian world, this book is filled with large, unforgettable characters, explicit sex and a believable happy ever after.

In this world, people live in sectors, each one having thei
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Story Rating ~ 3 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 3 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 3.5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 2 stars
Heat Level ~ 5 Stars
Ending ~ 3 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 3 Stars

Going into this book, I was really wanting to love it but in the end I just thought it was an OK read.
The story line could have been so much more. Instead it was riddled with a lot of sex which I usually don’t mind. In this case the sex scenes did not even make me squirm. I’m not a fan of BDSM or W/W action, this might have had something to do
Stacia (the 2010 club)
*Second Read Revision June 2015*

I like Beyond Shame much better the second time around, so I'm going to up my rating to 4 stars from 3. I ended up deciding to do a re-read in order to refresh my memory before diving into book 2. Going into the story this time, knowing that I was going to be entertained with steamy public sex time (and it was what I was in the mood to read instead of sci-fi like the first time I picked up the book), I found myself not caring as much about the hazy world-building,
Faye, la Patata
May 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: sexist, sex, erotica



If I could sum up this book, it would be this:
- 25% non-orgy sex
- 25% orgy sex
- 25% of characters teasing each other
- 25% ... "plot"

Wait, could you even call that a bloody plot? Basically this is what happens:

- Girl runs away from the "oh-so-strict" city where searching porn is considered illegal
- She runs away to a sketchy town full of "clans" or "gangs"
- She gets saved by the hero and then for some dubious reason, welcomed to the family.
- Sex
- Girl talk
Aug 14, 2016 rated it did not like it


I absolutely love fantasy, but a lot of it doesn't work for me because I want the fantasy world ... BUT I need it to have characters, actions, and plot details that adhere to at least some rules of logic.

What's What

Fantasy post apocalypse world where there's a utopian society, a fringe society, and some slave breeding society.

This takes place in the fringe society.

The utopian society FMC is thrown into the fringes.

A gang member finds her and brings her into his world, which has a number
Sláinte Wanderlust
Cover & Title - 5 out of 5
Favorite Line - Noelle closed her eyes and savored the gentle steel grip, savored its warning and its promise. A lifetime without shame, because of the words that tripped from her lips, the truth he'd demanded.
The only truth that mattered now. "You love me this way."
Favorite Character - Lex

I loved this book. It is a riveting mix of every genre that i love - dystopian, romance & erotica. Once i had started reading i did not want to stop, i was gutted when i had to go to
4 stars for Sector Four!!
"You can go anywhere and get fucked. You come here to get it good."

Oh, lookie lookie!

A new series for me to get into. Yay!!!

I'm a little surprised how much I enjoyed this. I've seen that quite a few friends have liked and I'm glad I gave this a chance.

If you're unfamiliar with the premise, this is a dystopian romance. There's a big city called Eden, where everything is elite and is enforced by prude restrictions and rules.

Then there are the Sectors where the laws
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond–beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman’s daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier.

The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminal–men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter. Jas clawed his way up from nothing
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spoiler Free Review This review is for readers 18 and older
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance/Dystopia -Erotica

Beyond Shame is a sexy futuristic urban fantasy that should not be read in public because it will leave readers a HORNY DAMN MESS!

EDEN vs Sectors
We do not get to know much about Eden only bits and pieces. Here is what we know
- Eden is where the prim and proper live.
- Eden is cutting edge and very tech savvy.
- The people are identified by a scan of the bar code on their wrist.
- The t
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
3.5 Stars

This book is a Dystopian, Erotica, BDSM, Biker Gang mix that at some points was enthralling and others I thought of dropping it and never picking it up again. In the end I stuck with it and enjoyed it for the most part.

Would you enjoy this book?

If you are a Dystopia fan...

If by Dystopian you mean Divergent or The Hunger Games this is not a book for you. Although the setting could have been interesting and the politics fashinating, the author gave all her attention in the Erotica dep
Elizabeth (Liz)
4.5 Stars!

Ummmm....this is *SMEXTASTIC*!

- The Story -
Noelle Cunningham wants a life outside of Eden. She yearns for a life beyond her existence as a councilman's daughter, where she has been stifled and restricted in the extreme. She yearns for a sexual freedom she has only glimpsed. But only the ruins of a society destroyed by solar storms lie outside Eden.

The sectors surrounding Eden are home to corruption and criminals. One such criminal, Jasper McCray, is a bootlegger and cage fighter. Jas
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angela by: Courtney
17 August 2014: $0.00 FREE on Kindle

Funnily enough, considering it's an erotic romance, the first thing I'm going to talk about here is the world. I love how Kit Rocha (aka Donna Herren and Bree Bridges) have set up this dystopian world. There's Eden, the supposed Utopian ideal, but which of course is stifling and desperately corrupt. No sex, no drinking, no ... fun. Surrounding Eden are the Sectors – home to the criminals, the gangs; cage fights, alcohol and lots and lots of sex. Life is freer
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Erotic Romance Fans
Post-apocalyptic erotic - HOT... SEXY … COOL - I want more!

One generation ago, solar storms shut down civilization. After years of darkness and chaos, people regrouped and formed distinct societies. Eden, ruled by religious leaders, is the most luxurious and repressive of them all.

Noelle Cunningham has been exiled from the city of Eden. She is dropped into Sector Four’s slums, an area ruthlessly ruled by gang leader, Dallas O’Kane. She is rescued by Jasper McKay then given an opportunity to
Sep 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, erotica
FREE today (10/21/14) @ Amazon.

An erotic dystopian novel? You have my attention. The world, ravaged by “solar flares”, has split off into “Eden” where the wealthy live in luxury and thrive beneath puritan rulers as long as they follow the rules. If they dare break them, they are cast out and forced to make their own way in one of the less desirable “sectors”. The sectors are ruled by gangs who live on the wild side; boozing it up, cage fighting for fun and screwing each other with no inhibitions
Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I spent my Independence Day weekend reading smut and watching my redneck neighbors have one of the biggest ho-downs they have ever had. There is nothing like a patriotic 3-day weekend to get the redneck juices flowing! And, it was flowing almost as strongly as the beer. I live on a col-de-sac and the entire circle was surrounded by chairs as the neighbors tried very hard to blow off their fingers and other non-essential appendages. It was epic!

Okay, but that meant I didn't get a chance to write
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book took me right out of the WORST book funk I have EVER been in. I had readers ADD so bad that I couldn't get into ANYTHING. I struggled and it was really starting to bother me. I decided to pick this up because it's been on my Kindle for a LONG time. I was going to read a page or two but that page or two turned into a NON stop, unable to move, eat, breathe, think, ANYTHING, until I turned the last page read. This was thoroughly addictive, absolutely EROTIC, DIRTY and probably the HOTTEST ...more
Aly is so frigging bored
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Aly is so frigging bored by: Sarah and Cory
1st read: August 2013
Rating: 3.5*
I only said this once before: I would have liked the book a lot more if there was less sex and more... everything: world building and talking and getting to know other characters(and not through sex, mind you.). Besides this I really enjoyed and I'll read the next one for sure :D

2nd read: September 2014
Buddy-read with Jo
Rating: 5*
Because I know the world and what happens and all the characters I liked it so much more :D

3rd read: October 2016
Buddy read with Maru(?
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Once upon a time, two best friends decided to write paranormal romance. And while that was awesome, they also sometimes wanted to write insanely dirty stuff that wasn’t paranormal at all. This is that stuff.

Kit Rocha is the dystopian-erotic-romance writing alter-ego of writing duo Moira Rogers.

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