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(Twist Me #1)

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This is a previously-published edition - ASIN: B00IC8E3MI

Kidnapped. Taken to a private island.

I never thought this could happen to me. I never imagined one chance meeting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday could change my life so completely.

Now I belong to him. To Julian. To a man who is as ruthless as he is beautiful—a man whose touch makes me burn. A man whose te
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 312 pages
Published February 2016 by Mozaika Publications (first published February 10th 2014)
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Important Note: This is one of my most re-read series of all time and anytime anyone asks me for a recommendation, this pretty much always makes that list.

5 Stars


Because fun, quick, and oh how I love me some sociopath.

Seriously though, this is the start to an amazing series.

It's excellently written, the plot is amazing, and the chemistry between the main couple is off the charts.


If you like captivity/kidnap themes with some Stockholm flavor, this book and series is for you. If you don't
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★! Twist Me, book 1 of 3. Dark & violent tale of high school grad being held captive by ruthless alpha, Julian!

“You’re completely mine. I’m the only one who’s ever been inside your pretty little pussy.”

Books in the Twist Me Trilogy should be read in order:
Book 1: Twist Me
Book 2: Keep Me
Book 3: Hold Me

Twist Me (book 1) follows recent high school graduate Nora Leston in events leading up to and after she was kidnapped by heir and arms dealer Julian Esguerra.

He saw her
honestly the terrorist group being Arabs and those 'suicidal motherfuckers' was extremely unnessecary ...more
Tears Of Venus
3 it’s-Julian’s-world-y’all stars

“Will you ever let me go?” I already know the answer, but I need to hear him say it anyway.
“No, Nora,” he replies, and I can feel his smile in the darkness. “Never.”

Song : Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons w/ Logic & Ty Dolla $ign ft X Ambassadors - Sucker for Pain

Re-read number 4 , but this time I dragged Bubbles and Buttercup with me. Thank you, lovelies, for taking this ride with me. Most lit bookclub EVER. 🤍💫

Live footage of me trynna co
Clumsy Storyteller
i started reading this books 5 hours ago and i'm finished :D i couldn't put it down ! SO CAPTIVATING!

i loved the the characters and can't wait to read more of this series :D !
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

3.5 Love My Captor Stars

A little bit about the story
Nora is an average girl, she lives with her parents, goes out with her friends every weekend. She's about to graduate from high school, she's starting a new chapter of her life. She's even got her her eye on the cutest guy in school, but when she goes out with her friend one day all thoughts of that cute boy are forgotten. A man stares at her from across the room, she can feel his intensity, she feels drawn to him but is also a bit weary of
chan ☆
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019, dark-romance
how do i say this in a way that won't make me sound deranged...

this was lame.

sure, our main character was kidnapped and taken to a remote location but nothing about this book was high stakes. if you're looking for a dark romance that will make u question your morality, this ain't it.

home girl is taken to a tropical island where she is not chained up or anything... just fed good food. her captor sexually pleasures her from day 1 and treats her to some VERY light bdsm.

ya sure, college would have
Pearl Angeli
I see a great potential in this book, but it fell completely flat to me. I think I could have liked it if I haven’t read Captive in the Dark. I couldn’t blame myself though, because this book was too tame and a bit boring as well. The characters were also dull. I had trouble connecting to either Nora and Julian.

Nora’s character isn’t interesting. She’s too plain and she constantly whines about her situation but in the end, she submits to Julian easily. I was also bothered about the fact that sh
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
5+++++ Stockholm Syndrome Stars When Darkness and Lightness Collide

OMFG Where do I start, I was basically sucked in by the blurb "***New Adult Dark Erotic Novel*** Wooohooo thank you My kind of read!! And I shit you not this book lived up to ALL my expectations!!

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Nora is seventeen years old out clubbing with her best friend Leah when she first encounters HIM..

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He has the most piercing blue eyes she's ever seen, he's sitting on a bar stool and he's gazing right at her, she think
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Taboo readers who can let go of reality for a minute
If you're a fan of taboo/kidnap/dark erotica, don't let my rating for Twist Me put you off from reading the book.

I think most people who read this category of book are generally somewhat willing to let go of reality in order to get lost in the story. I wish that I could be more like this.

I'm not even saying that I can't let it go at times. If this was absolutely impossible for me to do, I wouldn't ever read dark erotica, nor would I have ever rated other books in this category favorably (which
Jessy (Jessy's Book Club)
Finally a book that captures everything I love about Dark Erotica! Intense, brutal but also so beautiful in it's darkness. The kind of story that stays with you long long after you close the last page...

This is the story of Nora, a soon to be 18 year old High School graduate. Nora goes out to a club with her best friend and there she meets Julian. She's immediately captivated by him as he's extremely good looking. But she also feels an undercurrent of fear when she looks at him, when he touches
Feb 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult-romance, dark
1.5 I did not enjoy this.

Had me rolling my eyes the entire time...

First, the characters were completely unrelatable unless you count Julian's obsession with Nora because she looks like someone...

He solely brings her on the island to be used as a sex toy. I mean this is a romance/erotica kidnapping. I get that. Besides the fact that it irked me that she was barely 18 to begin with, I didn't like her at all. I found her to be boring, a little annoying and a bit fickle.

Sure, the pacing was slow,
Aղցela W.
This was my first time reading this author. This story was good it reminded me of a few other series that I loved only this one a little something extra my only dislike was Nora was always in her head about what she shouldn't like and so forth. Nora Leston is an 18 year old virgin who finds herself abducted and taken to an island by a mysterious stranger. The man who has taken her is captivating he is beyond handsome, wealthy, worldly, confident, dangerous, and controlling. Julian who is an arms ...more
4 "from captivity to love" stars


Well, the fuck do I really know why I haven't read this sooner...

But 'never say never' and all that shit applies here...

So, I ll just dig in the dirt, i mean dark...😏

The story
What do you think happens next when a 'tall, dark & dangerously handsome man sets his eyes on a barely 18 year old girl?
Well, further on, we find out it was a close resemblance to a young girl he once new and she got killed. It's a memory of a fault and of a dangerous past.

Well, this ma
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at:

Here’s what I imagine Val’s reaction will be upon seeing this rating . . . .

You know, but with a wine glass in her hand.

My response?

Go read twelvejan’s review. She says everything. As for me and my meh reaction? I blame it all on Comfort Food . . . .

Sarah Toussaint
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series is one of the first dark books I've ever read. Actually, I think it was the second dark book I read and it was just at the right time because I discovered an author I loved and a series of books I'll continue to read whenever I feel the need to mentally go back to a time when everything was peaceful and simple in my life.

Nora and Julian's story is passionate and inspiring to me, especially as a writer myself, Anna's books has caused bombs in my brains and when I hit the keyboard, I h
May 31, 2014 rated it liked it

It's always the same way. The minute I read the word "KIDNAPPED" in a blurb, I instantly feel like I have to read that book. Immediately.

It's not a secret that I luuuuuuv reading Dark Erotica. One of my favourite authors, Kitty Thomas is to blame for that obsession. The day I read Comfort Food changed me forever. It sorta flipped a switch in me and now I was in love with books of that genre forever.

Twist Me is listed as a Dark Erotica too, which, in my humble opinion, is so not fair to some
“I can be the perfect little captive, obedient and responsive, slowly falling in love with my captor.”
- Nora Leston

* * *
“In some ways, what happened simplifies things. When there’s no hope, when there’s no choice, everything becomes remarkably clear. The fact of the matter is that Julian holds all the cards. I’m his for as long as he wishes to keep me. There’s no escape for me, no way out.”
- Nora Leston

* * *
“Life is nothing more than a fucked-up roulette,” she says softly, “where the wheel keeps
Mizz Latte
I think I've reached a hard limit with these books. I read it as rape and not 'forced seduction' or 'questionable consent'. The heroine is RAPED by the H when he kidnaps her. Whether or not she got an orgasm from it doesn't make it anything less than RAPE because the definition of rape is 'without consent' and the h clearly did not consent

May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
YES! 5 stars.
I'm soooo late for this but I loved it. It's masterfully written and I absolutely loved Julian.
This book was intoxicatingly addictive. Not your typical romance but oh boy do I love me my dark, sociopathic characters.
Loved every second. Now excuse me while I dive straight into Keep me :).
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Open-minded semi-dark romance readers
Nora Leston

Julian Esguerra

Mini Playlist
Video Games - Lana Del Rey
Fantasy - Alina & Galimatias
Sweet Dreams - Beyonce
Off To The Races - Lana Del Rey
All Of Me - John Legend

One meeting. One man. One girl. His girl.

Julian isn't the guy on the white horse who takes his beloved away towards the sunset. In fact, he actually captures the girl of his dreams and puts her on an island. Does she attempt to escape? Uh, yes. Does she end up escaping? Yeah...NO. She actually ends up connecting with her captor,
What a story!! I admit to being a little leery around 20%.. I wasn't connecting with the story very much but then Bam! Things just took off and from that point I could not put this mind fuckery down! And for me.. it definitely was mind fuckery although not exactly "dark". I definitely enjoyed it. The story was extremely well written and Anna Zaires created a monster that I actually loathed for quite a while....and I rarely saw any redeeming qualities in Julian.. but there were just touches of so ...more
Jacqueline's Reads
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jacqueline's Reads by: Irene
Shelves: 4-star-books, bdsm
4 Kidnapping Stars

Twist Me is an erotic novel with an abducting / BDSM theme. Basically, the kind of books I like to read. It’s no secret, I love BDSM books and if you throw in a kidnapping, I’m all over it. Every once in a while I like to read a “light” kidnapping book (if there is such a thing and there is!)

Nora meets a sexy stranger at a club one day and only exchanges a few words with him. Weeks later on a date with long time crush Jake. Nora is later kidnapped and wakes up on an island. Jul
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I may need a Dr myself after reading this book. Hold on to your emotions.

This is all I will say:

* Virgin (Nora)
* Kidnapping
* An Island Captivation (how thoughtful of him)
* Rape (he's very gentle)
* BDSM (he doesn't draw blood)
* crazy, sadistic, stalker, psycho (Julian @.@)
* Backstage Pass (this one is for you Boss Lady)
* Submission, Comsumption, Obsession
* Dark Romance

If all these facts don't get you to read it then it's either it's not your thing or there must be something wrong with you. Santo
The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
Oh my gosh! I’m addicted. I’m no longer in a reading slump thanks to this book!!! I loooove it!!!
4 'Light meets Dark' stars!!

WARNING: story contains non-consensual sexual activity, violence, dark themes

I knew I just KNEW that I was going to love the hell out of this book the moment I started reading it. I started reading it yesterday and finished yesterday! I couldn't put it down at all, I was hooked, intrigued, scared and turned on. I haven't read a 'dark erotic' novel in such a long time, and it was the perfect mix of romance, disgust, and dark BDSM. I'm happy that it was this book tha
Lea ★
WARNING: This review may contain some spoilers.

I don't know how I feel about this book.
This is some f**cked up s*it!
I was also in conflict with my thoughts weather to give this book a 3 or 4 star rating.
In the end, I went with 4 because this author is really, really good.
Technically, there isn't a one thing about the writing style that I didn't like.
Usually, this is one of my favourite genres - adult dark erotic novel.
I've read loads and loads of books with the similar subjects, but I have
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, dark
This was a good read, I finished it in one day and enjoyed it. It's fast paced and fun, definitely something different.

The BDSM part was good and convincing enough, but the romance felt too weird for me
it was just too cheesy for me to handle that's why i'm not giving it more than 3 stars, I can't handle cheesy scenes.


The actions scenes were also pretty bad, thankfully it took only few pages, but this is mostly a bdsm book, in that department it did pretty well for me

Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's taken me a while to process this book.
I was initially torn about it.
Yes it's hot , yes it's steamy, it's gripping and exciting.
However , despite knowing the contents contained bdsm, abuse, kidnapping etc I still struggled.
It's taken me a while to work out what really bothered me about this book.. And then I hit me. ..
I found the main character's unlikable.
While the storyline was original and I found it well written I just couldn't bring myself to like either main character. I wanted t
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