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Altered State

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  383 ratings  ·  131 reviews
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Warning: Contains sexual content & profanity. Intended for readers aged 18+.

Beauty lies in the truth.

A wife with a thirst for revenge desperately trying to save her marriage while hiding in the shadows of her memories... A woman with questionable intentions, a sketchy past and a taste for unavailable men... A husband in love
Paperback, 198 pages
Published May 29th 2015 by Bondage Bunny Publishing (first published May 27th 2015)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★ ! Altered State (stand-alone). Just fasten your seat belts & take this trip into an Altered State of mind!

“Do you promise to never let anything or anyone come between us?”

Altered State (stand-alone) is an erotic thriller with a twist. It’s a tale of and how we cannot help who we fall in love with. It covers deceit, infidelity, betrayal and lies as a husband embarks on an erotic journey while his wife looks on.

Yet this story is not so much about cheating and infidelity, nor lying
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

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No? Then let Altered State be your first!

Let me preface my review with one MAJOR thing- do NOT read any reviews of this book unless you know it's spoiler-free. Got it? Because, hole-eee-smokes, there's horribly plot-spoilered reviews out there. Like, "Why bother to read the book now?" reviews. Seriously people, go in as blind as possible. My review is going to be vague as heck because, yes, this is one crazy ride! In fact, it doesn't feel crazy at all as you're reading alon
4 STARS! ★★★★

Wow what a crazy-ass book this was for sure! I had no intentions of reading this anytime soon but when you get a call from your blog partner who's freaking out over a plot twist, what kind of friend would I be if to not jump on the crazy train with her? :D Which btw, thanks Allison for pulling me into this hot messed up helluva mindfuck read on an absolute whim ♥

It's really tough to say anything much about the book without giving it away but depending how you like your reads to be,
Jennifer Kyle
3.75 ~ 4 Stars


This is a two hundred page quick exciting read that I found to be quit enjoyable. I did however guess the events to come early on in the story. However, the author had me guessing if I was right to the very last page.

The story is so much more than a husband cheating on his insecure wife with the obnoxious unapologetic mistress tale. There are a few twists and turns that will sure surprise readers. As for this author’s writing, except for the overdose of song titles scattered throug

This was my first read by this author and it certainly won’t be my last. I don’t know what I expected, but I know for sure I didn’t expect this read to be such a mindfuck. Even without the mindfuck aspect, the story would have been really entertaining. Anyway, my advice – don’t read any spoiler-ish reviews, because this is a book you have to experience for yourself.

“Altered State” was a captivating, fast-paced mystery/psychological thriller that not only it fucked up with my head, but also kept
I enjoyed this one.
However with my keen mindfuck reading skills, I knew what was happening which kind of put a damper on it. Even though the author did a fantastic job of trying to prove me wrong, I still wasn't falling for it. :)

This still kept me flipping pages like a maniac, and was an awesome story. Would recommend this twisted tale.
4* what is reality? STARS!!

This was my first read from Ella Dominguez. I usually judge book from its cover but now I have to swallow my own words LOL. I was searching for something new dark and twisted story and I remember about this book. BAM! This is gonna be short review and my advice is go blind.

Altered State is a story between Miranda who works at bridal shop and married Zeke; a handsome lawyer. Something's wrong with their marriage. It was intimacy and romance. Her husband is distancing hi
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ I KNEW IT...

...and I really liked it STARS!
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark, erotica, suspense

The Erogenous Zone; BotM January 2016.

Beauty lies in the truth

This is a psychological thriller that had me on edge and guessing the whole time. So many twist and turns so when I thought I figured it out, I was thrown in a complete other direction to come back again. As the true story unfolds, I am so stunned! But I do like the way things end and can see everything being sorted out, with even an HEA.
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: five-star-reads
5 Erotic and Mysterious Stars

I would classify this book as an erotic psychological mystery. This book is very difficult to review without revealing major spoilers.

I thought I knew what was going to happen in this book but I was wrong and also right on some instances. I just had the wrong cheater and cheated or so to speak?
One of the reasons I gave this book 5 stars is the way in which the author writes the erotic scenes. There was nothing harsh, cheesy, silly or weird about them. I was able to
Jun 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, arc
Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

If you are a fan of angst, twists, and psychological thriller then Altered State by Ella Dominguez might be the book for you. This book was all about the mind games but however I did find myself in the beginning suspecting the surprising twist in the book. With that being said, overall I think this was an enjoyable read to get lost in as insecure wife deals with her marital issues.
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Buckle up buttercups because Ella Dominguez is taking you on a wild ride of suspense and who's who. As the author eloquently says, "no lie lasts forever" you will see just what that statement truly means. (view spoiler)

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Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good mindfuck book. LOVE THEM. Bang by E.K. Blair was one of my favorites, but this book took that fucking to a whole new level.

When I read Altered State, I was not, by any means, expecting to be tossed around like a rag doll in a playful puppy’s mouth. I was not expecting to have a ridiculous theory about how it would play out, only to have said ridiculousness sort of come true but in reverse, out of the outfield, to hit me in the face in the batter’s bo
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was a BETA reader for this and it's taken me a full week to wrap my head around this story so that I can write a review without I've decided to just tell you how I feel about it without mentioning characters or anything "about" the

OMG! No, seriously...OMG!!!

Reading AS has officially set a new bar for mind f*** authors in my book. Just when you think you've figured out where the story is going, BAM, Ella completely b*tch slaps you with something I can only categori
Lynde Shaw
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
A twisted and wild ride that keeps you guessing all the way to the end! Full of characters whose behavior you question at every turn. Hot sex, which is a given for any Ella Dominguez book. Twists and turns that have you puzzling over what is what and who is who. An enjoyable read with suspense, mind games, and down and dirty sex. It gets a recommendation from me!
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Glad that I stumbled into this book. There were different possible scenarios running in my mind while reading this and I was still shocked when the truth was revealed. The twist was shocking!! I did not see that coming. The ending was unexpected but perfect. Loved this one!
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone that enjoys sexy, erotic novels
My review comes from a unique perspective because I had to pleasure of working with Ella on this particular project as her Editor. From the very first draft of the very first chapter I read, I knew she had something special here. To be fair, I'm a longtime fan of Ella's, and I was honored when she asked me to work with her on the editing for Altered State. I could not have prepared myself for the ride she was going to take us on. And I don't think that you will be disappointed either.

At the very
Rosemary Rey
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was first introduced to Ella's writing through Grace Street. When I started that book I had no idea that I would love erotic psychological thrillers. I didn't think I had a deep connection to dark reads. I figured I was always on the quest for the happily ever after one tends to read in romance. After reading Grace Street, I realized I needed more thrillers. I needed to read stories that weren't so neatly wrapped in a beautiful package. I craved the stories where my mind would be hijacked for ...more
No regrets: a great idea in theory, not so much in real life. There are always regrets. Even when the offending parties deserve what's coming to them, and most especially for the ones who don't.

Miranda Delacruz, wife to enigmatic Zeke Delacruz, but who is she ? Miranda is the central character in the story and we as the reader spend the most time in her head as she muses over her marriage: which is falling apart. Coming from a past she has repressed Miranda never fully has a true sense of sel
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads, mind-fuck
The wife, the husband and the mistress, the usual trope ... or maybe not.
A husband who loves his wife unconditionally, yet wants the best of both worlds
A wife who will do whatever it takes to save her marriage, but feels her husband wants her to be someone else.

This story will play with your emotions. An intriguing mindfuck starting from page 1. When you think you have it figured out, the author throws a new element and the ride is not over.
I recommend to go in blind, so I can not reveal much ab
Megan Fields
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW... I mean... WOW... I've been extremely honored to be able to read this before its release date and I'm blown away!

I'm sat here speechless at what I've just read! This is one helluva 5 star read and I urge you all to pick it up and give it a chance!

I started stalking Ella after reading Becoming Sir, which blew me away for different reasons. When asked to read Altered State, I jumped at the chance and am glad I did. From the outset you're thrust into a who done it scenario and no matter what
5+ Crazy Ass Stars!

Only a couple of things you're getting out of me! There isn't anything to say without giving away something. For the love of God people, do not ruin this for others!

Jan 09, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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This was an awesome read. Screwed me up as I really didn't expect the ending!!!!
Kim BookJunkie
•STORY: 5 stars
•OVERALL: 3.5 stars (rounded up to 4)

I received a free Audible audiobook in exchange for my review.

Ella Dominguez hit a home run with Altered State! This exciting, suspenseful, sizzling hot erotic romance had me on my toes, guessing at what was going on from page 1! This truly is a story unlike anything I've ever read which impressed the hell out of me since I read a LOT
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Writing: ★★★★★
Story: ★★★★
Characters: ★★★★
Female Narrator - Rebecca Roberts' Performance: ★★★★★
Male Narrator - Mateo Reaté's Performance: ★★

Overall rating: 4.0

This audiobook was provided by the narrator Rebecca Roberts in exchange for an honest review.

The Story:

"It's beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart." ~ Oscar Wilde"

This book is about infidleity, but it's not. It's about lying and cheating, murder and mayham, but it's not. What it is about is love and ho
Mar 29, 2015 marked it as to-read
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A new book by Ella!! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Can't (literally!) count the days for its release!!!!

Come to mamma!
STORY: ★★★★
Rebecca Roberts: ★★★★★
Mateo Reaté: ★★

A complicated love triangle leaves two women desperately grasping at the love that only one man can provide. It’s a story about love; finding it, holding onto it, and the extremes a person would go for it.

Going into this read I thought it would be a fairly straightforward plot, where I only had to assign the labels ‘murderer’, ‘liar’, and ‘cheater’ to the right characters. While this is true in a sense, it was definitel
Lin #Historical lover...❤️
This is one of those books that is easy to spoil while you're reviewing it. So I will say as little as possible.

This author wrote really well which is why my emotions were all entangled for 80% of this book.

The end was a mindf**k. my head was swimming with possibilities coming down to the wire.... Thankfully the very end left a smile on my face.

This book reminded me strongly of another book which i cannot mention without spoiling both books. If you read both, you would know what I'm talking abo
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Mother. Lover. Dreamer. International bestselling author. Nursing an unhealthy obsession with ukuleles, unicorns and luxury real estate. Born and raised in a conservative, strict Christian household in the Bible Belt of the USA, her upbringing and repression contributed to her wicked imagination, and writing has become a pleasurable and satisfying outlet for her fantasies. At the 'mature' age of
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