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Vein Of Love

(Blackest Gold #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  3,212 ratings  ·  494 reviews
*Warning: 18+, Cliffhanger*

"Darkness isn't all one shade, sweetheart."

Three centuries ago, Molly Darling’s ancestors signed a contract in blood—daemon blood—to protect themselves from harm. On the eve she turns nineteen, Molly leaves for her birthday party against her parent’s wishes, sick of their warnings about her “betrothal to a demon.”

Except that she’s very much betro
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 390 pages
Published August 16th 2016 by Scarlett Publishing House (first published July 15th 2016)
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R. Scarlett Hi Dyantha! Thanks for your question! :)

This book I would say doesn't end on a gut-wrenching cliff-hanger, it just simply leaves a few unanswered que…more
Hi Dyantha! Thanks for your question! :)

This book I would say doesn't end on a gut-wrenching cliff-hanger, it just simply leaves a few unanswered questions and desiring more in the next book. But if you want to wait, it won't be long. I'm planning on releasing the second novel in December.

Thanks again!
R. Scarlett Hi Isabella! Sorry, I just saw this now! The hero in the beginning was in a relationship with another woman but they're on a break from each other onc…moreHi Isabella! Sorry, I just saw this now! The hero in the beginning was in a relationship with another woman but they're on a break from each other once the heroine comes into the story because of the engagement. Even still, the heroine and the hero have a very complicated relationship where they may be engaged, but they do not consider each other romantically at first. More so hate each other.
Hope this helps and eases any concerns!

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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it

Vein of Love is book one in the Blackest Gold series by R. Scarlett. This is Ms. Scarlett’s debut book and it is a very interesting and unique take on the world of demons. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by the author.


Molly Darling just turned nineteen years old. Molly is a very unique woman. She has white eyes that literally glow when her emotions are heightened. She also has super enhanced strength but she can’t control it. It never work
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.

It’s been so long since I last read PNR that I was pleasantly surprised to see I enjoyed this series so much! Vein of Love was a promising start to a four-book series, a story you’ll be addicted to, with an intriguing world built by the author, characters you love to hate and hate to love, twists and turns that could make your heart stop, and sexual tension given in waves.

A binding contract signed three centuries ago comes back to haunt the Darling family when
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Melanie by: Paloma *The Romance Queen*
“Demons don’t love, they destroy.”

Okay, so this the new hot book on Instagram right now. I’m seeing it everywhere, and I couldn’t resist picking it up for myself. I will also say that this is a debut novel that was originally written on Wattpad, also this author seems like an angel on Instagram, so I give her all the credit in the world. I also expect that the other books in this series get a lot better. Unfortunately, Vein of Love just didn’t work for me.

This book stars a young 19
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, netgalley, fantastical, 2
2.5 assholic demon stars

Vein of Love is going to be one of those books you are either going to love or hate, and it has all to do with the main characters. I'm most likely the minority here and most of you know how much I love me a cocky asshole bad boy, so I was pretty bummed that I found Tensley to be more of an asshole/ jerk. I didn't care for the way he treated Molly and the entire arrangement felt off for me . I finished the book hoping that something would eventually click, but sadly nothi
✰ Liz ✰
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, paranormal
"Darkness isn't all one shade, sweetheart."

Vein of Love is the first book in the New Adult Paranormal Series Blackest Gold. A blend of battling demons, action, intrigue, and passion makes this debut novel one entertaining read.

"The fear of failure made her stomach twist into painful knots, but a voice told her she was focusing on the right thing..."
Molly has always known there was something different about her. Friends, loving parents and a thriving internship at an art museum have give
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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🦇 Read for the Unapologetic Romance Readers Halloween 2018 Reading Challenge for the category of: A romance with a demon 🦇

This is going to be one of those reviews where I share an unpopular opinion that is probably going to make people mad at me, but here we go. Spoiler: I didn't like the book. Isn't that crazy? You'd think I would, because it was supposed to be so dark and so sexy, and dark and sexy are, like, my bread and butter.
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG why the hell I waited to read this book, arrrgh I should have read it earlier... ☺☺☺

I loved everything in this story and I highly recommend it. 😚

And now if you excuse me, I'm gonna start the next book!!! Byeeeee 😃😃😃

Bookworm Extraordinaire
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it


descriptionThis is a very pretty cover. I'm not sure it's really a great representation of the story though. The composition is fairly good but the typography is a little on the dull side. Overall though not too bad.description

descriptionI've been excited to dig into this series since the author kindly offered me a copy. I was not disappointed! This was a really engaging read. It was well written. The pace was great. The world building was interesting. It had some great secondary characters. It had some good sexual tension (b
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it


I have been binge-reading Paranormal Romance Books this month and I'm in awe of the authors I have met through this genre. Each one of the stories I have had the pleasure to read have been unique and special in its on way and I can't wait to read more from them.

Vein of Love was not different from them. R. Scarlett brings to life a world where demons are the devil beings we have heard about. Creatures that are not allowed to have a heart even though some of them s
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
I love the way VEIN OF LOVE was written. It was eloquent, evocative, and thought-provoking. Each progressive sequence brought me that much deeper into the paranormal realm created in this story. The world building was awesome and the idea of demons walking among us snagged me. Has me looking at people a little differently ;) And I kept trying to picture what Daemon eyes look like. C'mon Natalie, they're not real. Right?

Tensley was my bae. He WAS this story. He was just my type of a-hole. He was
R. Scarlett
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

"For R. Scarlett's debut novel, this book definitely didn't disappoint. I found myself emerged in this book world of demons. Molly and Tensely are two strong, powerful characters! And Tensely is oh so yummy! "- Taylor (@taylors_pages)

"For a debut novel, R. Scarlet did a great job delivering a unique, action-packed tale with deadly threats, an enthralling set up and a delicious slow burn romance."-Mg Herrera

"Penelope Douglas has always taken the crown for "Paranormal Romance Queen" in her boo
Sasha elle a.k.a. Mrs. Liam Callahan!
My heart is in tatters 😭😭😭 full review coming soon until then here's my art just to entice you a wee bit more








Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
***ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review***
Bindi Boo
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 demon stars

ARC received for an honest review

I was pleasantly surprised by this book! Plot was amazing, main characters have an intense albeit confusing connection and there's a LOT of paranormal activity ;-)

Bethrothed to a demon after a 300-year old contract, Molly tries to find ways to escape this frightening relationship and break her engagement with a hot, sexy as hell demon Tensley as she discovers her own paranormal abilities. There are bits that seemed confusing and would have made this
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
May 28th, 2017

ONE down, TWO more to go! *wink*

Molly Darling is a 19 year old upper-class New York girl and she knows she's different yet she's oblivious of "what she is". It's her eyes though, they unusualy glow so she hides them behind the sunglasses. Her birthday party thrown by her friends ends up in a browl and a destined encounter with

Tensley Knight
I'm an incubus. A demon.

an upper class demon and an heir of the Knight leading business within the Scorpio organization beh
☙ nemo ❧ (pagesandprozac)
dnf at 38%

ajsahfiad i probably shouldn't have DNF'ed but i've been on such a string of bad books so my patience has gone from sparse to ZILCH. it was basically like every single young adult paranormal romance ever but with some sex thrown in so i guess that makes it new adult. the characters were such cardboard cut-out caricatures, with the edgy asshole demon male character and the main character who has Powers (but not just any powers!! she is the Only One With These Powers) and she's just so.
A great beginning to what promises to be an amazing series! My biggest complaint to this story would be the heroine, Molly. Her attitude and decisions made me cringe most of the time. Aside from that though I loved the ground work that was laid to introduce us to a unique paranormal world that is fascinating!

Glad I waited until all four books are out so that I can read the series all at once! Moving on to #2! Can't wait to see what is in store for Molly and Tensley next!
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Someone kill Molly now. End her and her friends. It'll save her from any more TSTL antics.

Molly is the biggest brat and TSTL female mc. She finds out she's a daemon (the only one) and promised to marry Tensley, a demon, and she has to be careful going out alone (a no no) because every demon in the world wants to either kidnap & rape her or kill her. So what's she do....continuously go out alone and to bad places you'd normally get killed in. Tensley or his friend have to continuously rescue her
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4 Unique stars <3

"He was a dangerous siren,his entire body singing to her-and she couldn't resist the call."

Vein Of Love is a fast paced story, with a slow burn romance and action!I have to admit that I find the story unique since I have never read something like this.


The storyline is very interesting and you can easily identify with them characters .It begins a little bit slow for my taste but once the story progressed I couldn't put it down.Tensley is arrogant,cocky,sexy and bossy.I really lik
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!!
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Vein of Love has everything I enjoy in a PNR. Wow. Talk about being sucked in from the first chapter. I’m intrigued by this whole demon universe. Tensley who gains energy through intimacy, Molly with her golden eyes, the demon Illya and the soul eating Lex. I could go on.
Vein of Love was an entertaining and thrilling ride. I enjoyed Tensley and how he struggled against his own emotions, of surrendering to his feelings for Molly. Her character grew throughout the story. From a timid to s
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
R. Scarlett has brought a masterpiece to this world in the new adult book, Vein In Love. A new dark and addicting story, bringing me to the edge of my seat every time the demons come to haunt Molly and Tensley. Honestly, I couldn't get enough of this story and now I have to wait until God knows when for the second book that I'm sure will get readers addicted as well when they start the sequel, Body of the Crime.

Vein in Love can be considered as a paranormal-romance, due to its dark and mysterio
m ✦ foesandlovers
Aug 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal/romance/demons
Vein of Love (Blackest Gold, #1) by R. Scarlett

Overall rating: 3.5/5 Stars - Great beginning to this new series, I most definitely enjoyed it. This is also a great debut novel from R. Scarlett and I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from her!

Genre: Paranormal/Romance/New Adult
Type: Book 1 of ?, The Blackest Gold series
POV: Third person - Molly Darling and Tensley Knight
Release date: August 16th, 2016
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
"You're going to destroy me, sweetheart. Unless I destroy you first."

This was a fabulous start to a new Paranormal Romance series by an author previously unknown to me.
R. Scarlett surprised me with her original take on the demon "society", and a simple yet intriguing world building.

This story follows Molly Darling, a museum intern who discovers on her 19th birthday that not only is she a daemon with very rare and sought-after abilities, but, according to a century-old contract, she's also be
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Vein of Love' by R. Scarlett is book one in the " Blackest Gold" series. This is the story of Molly Darling and Tensley Knight. This book does end with a cliffhanger that you can live with but it does want you wanting more of their story! really went in not sure what to except but found a pleasant surprise. Molly since the age of six when a ring was placed on her finger to keep her safe knew she was different. Her parents were always trying to protect her and keep her from being found because o ...more
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 4 Stars *****

Vein of Love is a great paranormal read with lots of sexual tension. I loved the storyline and plot. And because I'm writing this review after reading book 2, let me just tell you that it keeps getting better and better!


One day Molly is a normal human girl. And then the next day she is the only known daemon. To make matters worse, Molly also finds out that she's betrothed to a heartless demon.

Tensley is one cold demon because he has to be. In his world, demons cannot show a
4 'I will fucking bite hard' stars!!!

"You're going to destroy me, sweetheart," Tensley muttered. "Unless I destroy you first."

I'm going to keep this short and sweet and start off by saying I'm beyond fascinated with the world the author created and that I couldn't stop reading because of how into the story I was! I loved how you're going to want to gut some characters but will adore some as well. You'll get invested in the powers characters have, drama, mystery, and plot of the story! Th
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's been a while since I've read PNR, so I’ve been looking to get my fix lately. To be honest, I didn't even know this book was PNR when I picked it up. I actually fell in love with the cover and decided to skip over the blurb. I dove in head first and was pleasantly surprised by this story.

Molly Darling loves history. She interns at an art museum and has just been offered the opportunity to be a paid intern during the next school semester. Molly seems to be a normal girl with a normal life min
Melanie (mells_view)
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Demons, reluctant lovers, betrayal, and an angsty hero... What more can one ask for?

Molly is a beautiful blond from the upper East side, whose family signed a blood contract 300 years ago betrothing her to a demon. If you think that's heavy, then just listen to this... Molly isn't your average 19 year old girl... She's a daemon. Daemons are an entity that are very rare and highly coveted by demons. Their union makes them both extremely powerful and their offspring would be an epic hybrid. Th
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it

Vein Of Love is a story of a daemon's discovery of the world she really belongs to. It's also the story of a young demon an his discovery of the heart he never thought exists. HE should never fall in love. SHE should just serve her purpose. But rules and agreements are made to be broken, yes?

The time has come for Molly Darling to pay the the debt her kind owed the demons. All the things she thought were just nightmares now happen right in front of her and all she wants is a way out. The time sh
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R. Scarlett lives in a small quaint town in Southern Ontario, Canada and has an unhealthy obsession with mythology and romance.

From studying English literature and minoring in History, she loves losing herself in a good book and snuggling up to her Brittany Spaniel.

When she's not writing or plotting a delicious novel, she can be found hanging out with friends and family, going on long car ride

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