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Dark Elves: Taken (Dark Elves #1-2)

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Everyone's heard tales of the Dark Forest, tales of entire bands entering the depths of the forest and simply disappearing, then the bones of some of the victims showing up neatly arranged toward the safer outskirts of the forest. Bones of the male victims. The females simply... disappear.

After being robbed and left unconscious, Diana is determined to hunt down the th
Paperback, 308 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Loose Id, LLC
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May 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any Jet Mykles fan/ JJ
Recommended to Daisiemae by: I like the author
I really liked this book. If you are familiar with Jet Mykles work, then you know that she is not an author that writes for the faint of heart.
There is A LOT of sex scenes in this book. There are M/M, F/M/F, M/M/F and M/F/M interaction in this book. It also has some BDSM elements to it. Not hardcore, but not light either.

Dark Elves consists of two stories, both are connected and share the all of the characters between them.
The Raedjour are males that live the Dark Forest. They exist in caves u
Jul 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Collette by: Heather Shea
Shelves: erotica, keepers, mykles
Wow! There isn't much more I can say about these sexy elves that hasn't been said already. Jet has created a wonderful world with some lovable characters. I'm thinking of taking a walk in the woods around here some night. Who knows? Maybe I'll get lucky too! ;) This one is a definate keeper for me.
Jun 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
OMG very hot. Elves created just to bring pleasure to women. They know exactly what you like. You don't have to guide them. What more could you ask for.
Nov 01, 2010 rated it liked it
This could be accused of coming perilously close to crossing that intangible line between erotica and unrepentant porn. I'll simply say this book is what it sounds like and, as long as you aren't expecting any high literary efforts or epic plots, it does what it sets out to do.

"Dark" elves (their skin is obsidian black and they have snow white hair - they're not evil unless you count kidnapping human women to have children with) were created by their Goddess to be her sexual consorts. Since it w
Feb 26, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of PNR>erotic>elves
Recommended to Unapologetic_Bookaholic by: Lori
TAKEN The Raedjour. A race created to service the sexual needs of a goddess. With black skin and snow white hair they are told to be the living evil that dwells in the Dark Forest. The raedjour mate with human females to produce offspring. To find a mate the women a passed from one male to another until she gets pregnant by her one and only truemate.

Diana will not submit to her fate as a raedjour captive. She fights and struggles with every male, and they take her, unwillingly, anyway
Until Sali
Jun 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romantica fans
I can only say that this series has rocketed to the top of my wish list. It is firmly in my top three...of which I never thought I'd change, but...there you have it.

The stories are hot - way hot, the heroines are a good mix of fiesty and yet full of heart and compassion (yes, even Diana, ladies...she's all just have to work to get there!) and the men...well, hell, they are what fantasies are, pure and simple. Yowza!

Enjoy! I can't wait to get the next one!

Jan 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
CAUTION: These are NOT your Mama's elves! They do NOT bake cookies in hollow trees or help Santa build toys at the North Pole. There are plenty of reviews here to fill you in on plot details, but I just thought I would warn those unsuspecting few who may not have heard of these guys.

And thank you, friend, for the late Christmas present of this book!

Heck, I've gotta' throw in another half a star for the heat factor alone! Be prepared...
Julie (jjmachshev)
Jun 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Julie (jjmachshev) by: Daisiemae
Shelves: 2008-reads, erotica
What a fantastic book! I took Daisiemae's (Shellie's) recommendation and ordered this book after reading "Howl" and "Leashed". I'm so glad I did and now I can't wait to start "Salvation", the next in Jet Mykles' series.

Taken - Diana is a fighter. She was abandoned by her mother as a young girl and she resists anything good due to her feelings of unworthiness caused by her mother's betrayal. When she's captured by the Dark Elves, the sexual pleasure she's 'subjected' to cause her to fight her fee
Jun 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all the ladies on goodreads who like this stuff- you know who you are!
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! It is so different from other books in this genre. There are 2 stories: Taken and Mastered, each with different main characters, although the characters intertwine in both stories.

This book is about a race of elves called raedjour- they were male creatures created by a goddess named Rhea as pleasure consorts. Once the goddess had to leave this world, they had no women to share their pleasure with so they starting capturing women travelers and turning them into rae
Jan 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness....these elves aren't the little guys you think of when you hear the term elves. They are big, muscled and unbelieveably hot. If extremly erotic, explicit books aren't your thing, I don't advise this series for you. If it is then you are in for a real treat. Yummy just flat out yummy!
Jun 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, 2008, paranormal
Oh yes, this was very very good. So many elements that I like. Do I need to tell you what they are? Tee Hee, as Daisiemae would say. Thanks for the great reviews.
Elisa Rolle
So yesterday night for the first time I took in hand this book by Jet Mykles. I know her for her M/M story, which I like very much (Heaven Sent series, Snagged and Tech Support) but I know she is very famous also for this series. I was not sure, but a friend of mine (naanbld) has convinced me and so...

The Dark Elves are strong and black creatures made by a goddess for her pleasure. But then the goddess has to leave and she said to her "baby" to go out the wood and take human women to procreate.
An interesting world where dark elves, who live underground because they can't tolerate sunlight, kidnap human women, to become their mates. The Elves only produce males. In order to breed, they need females. Through magic they transform the human women into their race. This book has two short stories. The first story held my interest more than the second. The heroine in the first story is feisty, smart and stubborn. The hero is a delicious alpha male hero. I loved their banter. I loved that nei ...more
❂ Endless
Feb 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotic-m-f
The characters are interesting, the set-up is interesting....but...
it came off as a bit degrading to women...
Jane Stewart
Sep 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
4 & 3 stars for two stories: mostly erotic sex scenes set in an interesting world. Caution: rape and brutality.

This book contains two elf fantasy stories which take place in the underground world beneath the Rhaen Mountains. Long ago before the gods left the earth, the goddess Rhae created the raedjour, a race of men as sexual consorts and bodyguards. “When she left, she had to do something to ensure their survival. So she told them to steal human women. They already oozed sex, so there was
Jul 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of "captive"/BDSM/etc.
Recommended to Mahlet by: Heather Shea
Loved it!! Especially the first story, Taken, with Commander Salin!

TAKEN: Never in my life have I flipped to the front cover while reading as much as I did while reading Taken. (He's the guy on the cover, on the right, with the short, slightly curly hair) do you see why? :) Not only was the hero awesome, the heroine, Diana was great as well. Before being captured by the Raedjour, the society of dark elves that live deep beneath the mountains of the Dark Forest and were created as sexual c
Jul 12, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: erotica readers
Shelves: romance, fiction
So I'm giving it 4 stars, but with the stipulation that it's 4-stars for erotica. Diana and Gala, a pair of mercenaries in an alternate, medieval world, venture into a cursed mountain range tracking a man who stole from them. They're captured by the creatures who live in the mountains, a race that was created by a goddess for sex. The race has no females, but they keep their species alive by kidnapping human women and turning them. There's a mate concept here, where each creature is only fertile ...more
This book is erotica, so if that's not your thing, stop reading.

This is a paranormal erotica series that I had been led to believe has a lot of D/s and bondage. It's actually only partly about power games and leather restraints - it also has an elaborate loss of virginity scene, exhibitionism, lots of true love, a menage, m/m action, and everyday hot vanilla sex. A little of everything, with nothing so extreme that it will turn you off if it's not your thing. I was pleasantly surprised, and look
Nov 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Dark Fantasy lovers
Dark Elves 1: Taken was surprisingly good. It wasn't at all what I expected and I really liked the main characters. It's about a race of dark elves that only produces males. They have to kidnap human women to procreate with. I thought they were perfect together and I felt that Salin (the hero) treated Diana in exactly the way she needed. I know she felt that she was forced and I could see that, but Salin really made it work for them. My only complaint is that I wish there was a little more focus ...more
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Aug 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: those who enjoy erotica and want a light read
Shelves: erotica
I admit going into this book that I wasn't expecting much, but I was in the mood for a bit of erotica and the dark elf aspect intrigued me. I was 10 pages in and I was hooked. I really enjoyed Gala and Diana's adventures when captured by our "dark Elves". I feel JM did a great job with building her world and her characters were easy to connect with, even her "bad gusys" weren't really bad guys. The premise: our two heroines get kidnapped by a underground people who were created by a goddess to b ...more
Honestly said I dont understand the high ratings for this book. Its just about sex, sex and even more sex. The silly and forgettable plot seems to have just one purpose: to prevent the sex scenes merge into each other. If you like PWP books you will probably enjoy reading this book but if youre interested in a bit more storyline and where the sex is just the icing on the cake you wont be very impressed. Sorry, this book fell flat with me..

Unfortunately I already bought the second book in this se
Victoria Pond
I can't rate this one because it had some themes that get me all soapboxy. Short version (because I'm writing a real review for later consumption):

1) Nonstop sex. So, great for readers who need their erotica fix!
2) Triggering for - rape, non-con, Stockholm Syndrome, female objectification
3) First two novels in a series combined together
4) ZOMG. I have seen banner ads from Jet Mykles for over 10 years now. To find an edited, print version from LooseId at my library? Blew me away.
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rough-red, nh-shifters, 3
Interesting, something I wasn't quite expecting. But I'm still not agree with the whole thing about turning females against their will into anither race besides humans that is something with whoch I'm not entirely agree the rest of the story ... Wow!!!!
Nov 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
Not bad. This book focuses on the sex. Most defiantly considered erotica with elves. Worth the read, but the plot was limited. For a more in depth review click here
Camilla Löw
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
<3 <3 <3
Erotica, toeing on the line to porn.
There basically isn't any plot, at all. Its just sex scene upon sex scene, so if you're into that, perhaps you'll like it. But I find books like this completely lack in the buildup of sexual tension, letting all that sex fall flat, and it's just b o r i n g.

Also: is it IMPOSSIBLE to write erotica that isn't romanticising misogyny and rape?! "Non-consensual" or "dubious consent" are just euphemisms for rape. This entire book is trying to justify rape by gifti
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Sep 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Shannon (Giraffe Days) by: Heather
This first Dark Elves volume contains two stories, Taken and Mastered. The premise is quite simple and reminded me somewhat of Jaid Black's viking stories - the underground city, the big sexy men taking women captive from topside, that aspect. There's a few interesting elements here that make the black-skinned Elves - who call themselves raedjour - enticing. Let's face it, their sex on legs, literally. Created as a race of consorts for the Goddess Rhae, when she left the world she found a way fo ...more
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy-erotic
Master and capture, enslaved by Dark skinned elves called Raedjour, Women are kept 'most of the time' men are killed after they are used for what ever pleasure they can give or work can be done, leaves any woman captured by this group to be enslaved for life. Though she may learn to love the dark elves and will be mated with one for life just going thru the process will make or brake the woman.

These books are explicit/sexual as seen in the description so this really does not need to be said. Mo
Lady Raven RAVE!
Never really read these types of erotic romance novels and I must say this was really really good. This book is very daring and dark, sexually. I think the reader who explores their sexual side will be able to do so with this book. Once in the Dark Forest, nothing is ever the same as the elves are very sexual and females are rear. This book contains explicit sex of m/m/f


After being robbed and left unconscious, Diana is determined to hunt down the thief and recover her money, and sets off af
Jun 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: M/F erotica lovers
Shelves: re-read
Alright this book is a toss up.
What I liked: The sex was hot the characters were believable? and of course the myths and storylines were great.

What I didn't like is Diana had a point she was raped. She was taken by men in the forest and had sex with them without being asked if she wanted to. Then for 9 days a different man had sex with her over and over without her permission. Which is why her man worked for her.

So yes I liked the books and no I didn't care for them. At the same time they are f
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