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Darkness Embraced

(Hades Hangmen #7)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  2,283 ratings  ·  409 reviews

Born to sit on opposing thrones.
They were never meant to fall.

Tanner Ayers is the heir of the Texas Ku Klux Klan. Fed nothing but hate, violence, and intolerance from the day he was born, Tanner kills for his cause without remorse.
Until he meets Adelita Quintana, the daughter of the most brutal cartel boss in Mexico.

460 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 (first published January 20th 2019)
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Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-four-stars
4 stars!

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Tillie Cole’s Hades Hangman series is one of my favorite dark romance/MC series. I love every book in this series in it’s own way, and this book was no exception. Tanner and his Adelita are a truly forbidden pair of star crossed lovers.

Tanner Ayers was raised as the White Prince of the KKK and Adelita Quintanan is the Princess of a drug cartel in Mexico. Tanner was raised to hate anyone with a different skin color, so no one is more surprised than him when he falls for Lita. It changes

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Born to sit on opposing thrones.
They were never meant to fall.

Tanner Ayers is the heir of the Texas Ku Klux Klan. Fed nothing but hate, violence, and intolerance from the day he was born, Tanner kills for his cause without remorse.
Until he meets Adelita Quintana, the daughter of the most bru
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*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I didn’t know how we had gotten here, to this place. I didn’t know how he, the man I was never meant to like, let alone desire, had become my sun. Had become the star of my every waking thought. But he had. He had become my center—the anchor that kept me still.

The seventh installment of the ”Hades Hangmen” series wasn’t as painfully dark as some of the earlier books, but still had an amazing plot, passionate romance, and heart-pounding actio
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‘DARKNESS EMBRACED' is the seventh book in Tillie Cole’s ‘Hades Hangmen' series. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives.’

Like Romeo and Juliet this relationship was doomed from the start, it’s not possible that they can have an open relationship, it will put a price on both their heads. In a perfect world they would be together.

Adelita Quintana is the daughter of the most brutal cartel boss in Mexico and Tanner was born and t
Oh wow! Tillie Cole has done it again with her dark MC series! This time it is with Tanner; the White Prince Klu klux klan heir... or I should say EX heir because he left the evil group to become a Hangman!!! And the Princess of the Mexican cartel.. Teo people who should never be together; but they fall in love against all odds! Of course, nothing comes easy for any of the Hades Hangmen; and believe me, there is a ton of angst, sorrow, pain... you name it for them to conquer through! I was hooke ...more
2 Justifying racists and whitewashing Mexicans STARS

"The darker skin. The proof of our heritage. My skin was slightly lighter than his, almond to his tan, but it was there. A Latina’s tone. We were Mexican."


This was me when I read that Adela is a beautiful brown Queen:

But then I see this:
"Ti Amo"


And then, after all the hype and excitement of finally having some diversity in a series that I love, but that is 90% caucasian characters. It turns out that (view spoiler)
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❤ 5 STARS ❤

What a ride, this series are getting better and better!I will never get enough of this world!Darkness Embraced was captivating and brilliant!There is action to keep your interest and the romance was so good!


This is a forbidden love between Tanner , the white prince and Adelita the Mexican Cartel Princess.I don't want to give anything away but I need to tell you I felt every emotion!I was anxious and nervous to see what will happen next!

I can't wait to see what Tillie Cole will have
"We were at war."

Darkness Embraced is the seventh book in the Hades Hangmen Series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading the entire series from the beginning. Tanner Ayers, a former KKK member, has found his home with the Hades Hangmen. Although he has found loyalty and peace with his brothers, he has never forgotten the love he left behind. Adelita Quintana, a cartel princess, and Tanner fell in love when their fathers were doing business together. A Mexican Pr
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
That was disappointing. Their love didn’t really build up it just happened,more like lust and who flirts with a nazi even if it is to make them uncomfortable? This will be the last book I read by Tillie cole. it didn’t feel like a hangmen book and I didn’t really feel the love between tanner and adelita it felt like pure lust. the twists weren’t shocking I guessed most of them. the klan and cartel were supposed to be these big bad villains but were killed off fast. Tanner hardly apologized for h ...more
Grecia Robles
*** 4 White Prince and Cartel Princess STARS ***

PopSugar2019: 39. Un libro narrado desde distintos puntos de vista

Cada vez que termino un libro de los Hangmen siempre vuelvo a la cuenta regresiva esperando el siguiente.
Este es uno de mis libros más esperados para el comienzo de este 2019 ya que esta es una de mis series que más quiero, por lo tanto las expectativas siempre son enormes y todavía más por la forma en que acabó el libro anterior con una guerra declarada entre el Kkk y un cartel
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I fell deeply in love with this series, when I read the first book, It Ain't Me, Babe, years ago. I have loved every single book in this series, since, though book 2, Heart Recaptured, still remains to be my favorite out of all of them. I am a fangirl ;)

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The reason I love this series so much, is because these books are so different from anything else I have ever read. They really test my limits. Now I love me some biker books, but these books are so much more than MC books. They play with such da
Jennifer Kyle
4.5 - 5 Stars ⭐!!
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Tanner's story!


This better be BOMB AF. I've been waiting for ages for this ;)

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3.75 Stars

Overall Opinion: I enjoyed this. It's not going down as my favorite of the series (I think that belongs to Flame's story), but I still enjoyed it. I was definitely intruiged to get Tanner's story when we met him in previous books, and I think this messed up Romeo and Juliet (though when is Romeo and Juliet not "messed up" 🤔) was unique and a great addition to this awesome series. Tillie Cole is so freakin' good at giving us damaged characters and having them find peace and love in eac
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars ***+0.5

was definitely looking forward to this book because i wanted to catch up with Flame and Maddie and maybe Hush, Cowboy and Sia too. Unfortunately, i didnt get much from them but Tillie Cole made up for it by promising a novella on Flame and Maddie (although knowing her, only true patience will pass the time whilst we waiting on that shit).

so, Darkness Embraced! firstly:
The Plot
i was glad that this wasn't a second chance romance but instead, a story of forbidden love (well, forbid
Jan 21, 2019 marked it as hell-fucking-no the author really trying to romanticize a fucking member of the KKK? Is this really what I’m reading in the blurb? Someone tell me this isn’t true because this is fucking disgusting. Especially today when Nazis and KKK garbage are crawling out of the sewers they’d been hiding in, that an author would try to make a KKK member a redeemable hero.

I can’t believe this shit
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

~ 4.5 stars ~

First of all the cover is even more perfect after reading the book, it just fits this story so well. I was happy to dive into the dark and dangerous Hades Hangmen world again. It is one of my favorite series and I just absolutely love how the intricate main storyline keeps on developing more and more each book. Everything is connected and sometimes things aren't what they seem. Even though this book is mainly focusing on Tanner and Ad
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3 ’I Am Disappointed’ Stars

I’d never thought I would say that... but I think me and the Hades Hangmen are parting ways from now. To be honest, I couldn’t get into the last few books in the series as much as I did with the first three. This series had been my biggest love and obsession when it came to MC books but now, I’m just feeling empty. The staring-into-the-blankness kind of empty. And this emptiness hurts like nothing before.

I couldn’t connect with Tanner & Adelita. Their st
ilknur a.k.a. iko ◬
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fav-covers, favorites
Kalbimi fena çaldın, Tanner. Dazlak kafayla dolaşmadığın sürece.

Biraz tekrara düştün gibime geliyor, herkes herkesle bağlantılı, gerek yok. Bu yüzden kırdım puan.

Edit: sırada Maddie ve Flame'in novellası varmış. Sonra da orospu çocuğu vikingin. Onu da kızın arkadaşına bağladı zaten gına geldi. İnstadan soru sorun yapmıştı yazar, Lilah ve Ky'in böyle doğum-bebek sahneleri fln olsun onu baba olarak okumak istiyorum diye sordum, novella yapıcam dedi. Allah bilir ne zaman.

Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

‘I love you, princess…Never forget that, even when I’m gone from here…I’ll only ever protect you…I’m gonna find a way for us to be together…someday…No matter how long it takes…’

Tanner and Adelita finally got their story and what a wild emotional ride it was. Tillie Cole had us hooked with her first Hangmen book and every single book thereafter. And yet again, there was so much we loved about Darkness Embraced we’re not sure where to start or how much to say as we don’t want to spoil it for reade
Darkness Embraced was the seventh book in the Hades Hangmen series by Tillie Cole. This series is best read in order.

I waited eagerly for every Hades Hangmen series book and this was no exception. However, I knew it would be a tough one. I knew the Hangmen had been at war with the KKK, and I knew from previous books that Tyler, the former Prince heir to the KKK, had defected to the Hangmen, but unfortunately to get his full story we had to go back to his beginning. Cole was never one to gloss ov
***5 ‘A Spectrum of Emotion’ Stars***

Yaaassss bitch!

This right here is why I’m a #fangirl of not only this series, but the author as well.

Darkness Embraced had it ALL! “A spectrum of emotion” is all at once an understatement and yet perfectly describes this dary, gritty and emotional book in every way. I got everything I wanted in a Hangmen Book and has me NEEDING more.

“Worth All the Stars In the Sky”

I adored Tanner and Adelita. ADORED these two. Adelita is fierce and yet gentle. She’s a cart
Kübra  Yağmur Aslanhan
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-covers
Böyle iliklerime kadar dünyadan uzaklaşmak istiyorumz modumdayım, o yüzden okuma odaklıyım.
Yorumu daha sakin bir anda yazacağım.
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 badass, epically romantic stars!

OMG, this book is so freaking good!!!! Not as dark as some of the previous books in the Hades Hangmen series, but no less intense, with loads of action and excitement and an absolutely epic romance! Tanner and Adelita’s story captivated me from start to the 4am finish and I loved it!

Two years ago, Tanner Ayers and Adelita Quintana fell in mad, wild, unreserved love. It wasn’t simple, but it was everything, and it should have been the start of something wonderful
Luv !!!

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This as become one of my all time favourite series. I still can't believe I only started it a few month ago. I think I've fell for ever member of this MC. So I knew Tanner wasn't goin to be different and I wasn't wrong he was amazing. All the member are crazy in there own way. They have all dealt with some sort of crap but even though it crap it makes them better men. Tanner has had to deal with a lot. He messy up dad, The KKK and losing the one woman that meant the world to him even tho
Alyssa Summer
5 ++++ stars! I have so much love for this series!!

Tillie Cole crafts the best stories. They are fast paced, with great story lines and soulful romance at the center point. I really can't think of any other romance series I have stayed so consitantly excited for without disappointment.

Tanner and Adelita's story was different than the hangmen books we've seen in the past, but still has the core elements of what is so great and addictive about the series. It was a true "Romeo and Juliette" rom
Este libro no hay por donde cogerlo. Por todos lados sale mal. Y mientras lo leía tenía dos opciones o me lo tomaba a enojos o como un chiste.

Una tanda de cosas y momentos absurdos. Momentos hilarantes e ideas rocambolescas (lo de la madre de Styx que tenía todo menos de madre) que te dejaban sin palabras. Ni siquiera la trama, la narración y los protagonistas se salvaron. En cambio estos últimos se encargaron de hundir este barco y nuevamente llevar al fondo del mar esta serie.
Adelita y Tanner
julia ☆ [owls reads]
Mar 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ugh
It's time to say goodbye to this series. The novels have taken a turn for the worse when the focus moved away from the cult as the bad guys and turned to Nazis. It's all gone downhill since.

Darkness Embraced worries too much about redeeming Nazis and too little about a well established romance. That's made even worse when half of the novel focuses on flashbacks that take place when the main character was still a full on Nazi and the Mexican heroine falls in love with him \o/

In regard to the pre
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Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole, is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother -- a farmer's daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and hor ...more

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“I love you, princess. You fucking saved me. Not sure if you know it. But you saved me.”
“And now I get to save you.”
“We hadn’t spoken for years; it had been too dangerous, too risky to her safety. But it didn’t mean she didn’t still own my dark heart. The bitch had it. would be the only one who ever did. Without her I was dead inside, had been for two years without her. Two long fucking years without having her in my arms. Two years without contact. Wondering if she was still mine. But knowing, with every new day that passed, that I was no good for her.
She didn’t need me in her life.
We were at war.
She was beautiful, and she deserved someone who could give her more.
But even knowing that, I couldn’t walk away from her.”
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