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Crave (Forbidden Series #1)

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Can love overcome hate?
When I first laid eyes on the perfect little blonde,
I didn’t think she’d change my life.
But the first time I tasted her, felt her, took her,
I knew she was mine.
I laid a wordless claim because as much as I desired her,
I couldn’t have her.
I craved the dark, she filled me with light.
I loved delivering pain, she crav
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Published April 7th 2017 by Dani René
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Book 1 of 4.
Can love overcome hate?
When I first laid eyes on the perfect little blonde,
I didn’t think she’d change my life.
But the first time I tasted her, felt her, took her,
I knew she was mine.
I laid a wordless claim because as much as I desired her,
I couldn’t have her.
I craved the dark, she filled me with light.
I loved delivering pain, she cra
Natalie The Biblioholic
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow!! I needed a minute to truly absorb what the heck I just read. I enjoyed this story immensely. There were parts that left me a little squeamish, but the plot and the characters compelled me to continue reading and I'm so glad I did.

At the age of 16, Angel was taken and life as she knew it was over. No longer in control of even her body, she was turned into a sexual toy. The only light in the darkness was the man of darkness himself: Samael. He alone could spark a fire in her and she started
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


descriptionThis is a pretty decent cover. A good representation of the heroine. Great composition. Interesting typography. I would have made the byline smaller and moved it a little higher up under the "C" and then moved it all down a bit. Overall though this is one of the better covers I have seen.description

descriptionSigh...this book had the potential to be right up my alley. Dark and twisted as f@ck and some parts were really really good (the last 50% earned the 3-Stars). Unfortunately, the constant time jumps (mostly in th
Tre Talbot
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you want a dark, erotic and steamy read then Samael & Angel are for you! Holy smokes this book was intense and captured me from the first few lines. I had tears in my eyes more often then not throughout their story and at the same time goosebumps across my skin from the excitement. Angel was brought to the house so that Samael can train, break and groom her for every kind of activity imaginable by anyone and everyone who chooses to have her. Samael is known to break the spirits of those h ...more blog~
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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5 Stars to Crave (Forbidden #1) by author Dane Rene.

Published: April 7, 2017
Read: April 7, 2017
POV: First-person dual
Series: Forbidden Series
Genres: Dark Romance, Erotica, BDSM, Violence

This book was amazing and very, very emotional. I can't even imagine the thought process that went into the writing of Crave. Parts of this book are very distressful and highly disturbing. It is not for the faint of heart. There are many situations in this book that may cause triggers. Personally, I am
Kate Hastings
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you're a fan of a dark erotic romance read, then Crave needs to be on your #MustRead list.

It's the kind of read that keeps breaking your heart; and putting it back together, long after you've read the last page.

It will grab you fast and it will hold you hostage while it runs you through so many deep emotions I'm not even going to try and name them.

The dichotomy of Samael & Angel is breathtaking. The beauty that exists in their relationships, (the plural is intentional, not a typo) and in
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's so intense!!

I just finished reading this book, and it was sooo good, and so intense! It's part of a series, with one novella also published that you don't need to have read first since they're not included in the novella. This is like the novella, in that it is a dark read, but so worth it!

This story centers on Sam and Angel. Sam comes from a family of doms that trains girls in pain and pleasure, and that is where much of the darkness im this story comes from. The situation in which Sam and
A história tem todo um potencial, porém achei corrida a narrativa, com pulos grandes no tempo sem saber o que ocorria neste período. Não deu pra ter intimidade com os personagens. Achei tudo muito superficial. Infelizmente.
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing

If you haven't read Crave By: Dani Renè what are you doing with your life?! I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this twisted, dark && gut wrenching book.

Crave is a book that is so much more than darkness, it's layers, Layers of feelings, raw torrid emotions, realizations && breaking free! Sam may be dark but there is so much light wanting to break free so don't write him off just yet! && Angel so broken almost fragile yet so strong she had me from the start!

Crave is by
Catherine Imbeault || The Reading Cat ||
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Dani René!

If you love dark romances that are utterly entrancing and that will leave you speechless, this is definitely a book for you. From the very first chapter, I was captivated by the storyline. René has the talent of making us fall for and root for a very complex character who would ordinarily be defined as the villain, which is not an easy feat.

I was a big fan of the unique formatting of the novel. E
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Provided by author for honest review.

Dani Rene happens to be one of my favourite authors, I freaken love her work. But also love her mind. I just finished crave and my mouth is hanging open at how much of shock this book was! This happens to be her first real dark book and I'm enamored with it, it's damn hot it will melt your panties off. Dani I'm so proud of you and your new niche outstanding doll you nailed it!
Tamara Harrington
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you are into dark romance then this book is for you.
When you enjoy reading a book by an author, you just expect great work and then they will write something that blows you away. Dani has blown me away with this book. It is just the right amount of dark that will have you in tears more times that you will admit but when the romance comes, boy is it worth it. Sam and Angel's story is heartbreakingly beautiful. Dani is going to rip your heart out, stomp all over it repeatedly then shove it back
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in a giveaway and can I say this is one of the best dark romances I have read. This is Samael and Freya's story or Angel as he calls her. Their story won't be for everyone but if you like them dark, steamy and so full of soul destroying love then this is the book for you. Light and dark need each other to survive and without one the other does not exist and this story shows us how true that is. This story broke me but in such a good way. Can't wait for the next boo ...more
Shannon Youngblood
***5 Bad Ass Bitch Stars***
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If you know anything about me as an author or as a reader, you know I thrive off of a good Hardcore Dark Romance. I live off of the deprivation, the gore, and the horror that keeps most sane individuals up at night. But I'm not sane. And neither is Dani Rene, and I thank the Lord for it. This book was sheer PERFECTION to the nth degree. I cringed, I rallied, and I fucking lived for every chapter, every sentence and
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a hot erotic heart wrenching story. It’s very dark in nature, if you have triggers please take care before reading, but it’s an amazing story that is so worth reading til the very last word. The story is wonderfully written and encompasses many emotions: love, hate, greed, hopelessness, power and many others. It will take you an a gripping journey that will captivate you and keep you glued to the pages.

Sam is not a nice man. His father has molded him to take over the monstrous world that ha
Mackenzie Bibliophile
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW! In general I am not one to gravitate towards a dark romance but this book converted me. Dani did a beautiful job of creating this dark and twist world where love is not all heart and flowers but so so intense. The connection between Samael and Angel is a burning inferno throughout. Crave will have you questioning your sanity because you will be on board with some things you might not have thought possible. Sam is so twisted and messed up in the head that he has a hard time dealing with ever ...more
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The first full length novel in this dark and sinful series....this was an enthralling read...I loved every twisted element and erotic moment but be warned this was not a book for the faint of heart....

Told from the dual point of view of the two protagonists the story was fast paced, edgy and utterly addictive.... The characters were bestowed with such depth and the relationships between all of them whether lover, friend or monster were completely engrossing and believable...

The further I delve i
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Wow wow wow!!! This story is EVERYTHING I want in a story and more. I FLOVE dark reads and this book was DARK.

Dani is one of my favourite authors and I love her mind it truly intrigues me. I never know where her mind will lead us too but I know I will never be disappointed and this book was the exact same. The way she written she complex characters was truly wonderful. Angel was one of the most strongest, bravest heroines Dani was written so far. I was simply in awe of her strength throughout t
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! If you want a dark, intense and emotional read then this is for you! Dani BLEW ME AWAY! I was hooked and on the edge of my seat the whole time I was readng this amazing story. I cried and I was in knots but I was also happy and swooning at times. I experienced every kind of emotion possible.
Samael's world is dark and full of pain. He has never had much love in his life but when he sees her he knows his heart is in trouble.
Angel is a strong beautiful young woman who has lived a life of hel
Nikita Parikh
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dani what have you done to me! You have ruined me for good. The wait was so worth it.Dani I am in love with your work! Hot damn,forget Kindle, I exploded while reading this book! Talk about getting down and dirty. Dani takes it to another level. If you enjoy Dark romance this book is a must read for you. And even if it isn't you gotta read this book! This book made me cry, laugh and had me squirming right from the first page! Words cannot do justice to how amazing the journey was! I may or may n ...more
Dani Hodge
Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
If your looking for the warm and fuzzy fairy tale- turn around and keep looking!

Crave is DARK, GRITTY, and WHOA full of surprises. (some good, some not so good) Sam and Angel are anything but innocent, but they go through a lot, especially Angel. Angel is so strong and unwavering... you will have a lot of emotions reading this book. I found myself (who LOVES dark books) having some doubts on a HEA for these characters. But I wasn't able to put it down, and ended up demolishin
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sinfully dark

This is a book for lovers of dark romance. As a reader, I was torn between who/ what to hate and constantly found myself switching back and forth. Both main characters are strong in their own sense and their wills are constantly being tested.
The only thing that was a little confusing at first was the time of which the story was written. There is a lot of back and forth between the past and present and I found myself stumbling over that in the beginning. The author does use italics t
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark and Delicious

This book will take you on an emotional and intense rollercoaster. It's darker than what I'm used to by Dani but I absolutely loved it!! I don't like to read the same stuff all the time so that's what makes me love her writing. She mixes it up and keeps you guessing what's next. The dual pov is also a favorite because I like to get in the minds of all the characters involved.

Samael and Angel's story is gut wrenching but it's also beautiful. You'll definitely want to push throu
Jeannine Colette
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I opened this book without knowing a thing about it - and I'm so glad I didn't! This was a dark, gritty tale of a man who trains, breaks and grooms women to be sexual slaves, and the woman who gets under his skin. My eyes were bugging out of my head wondering if Dani Rene was really going to "go" there. Spoiler alert: She does!!! It was raw, emotional, angsty - and yet- it was sweet and heartfelt. I can only imagine the amounts of coffee and tissues the author must have gone through when writing ...more
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Reaper and His Angel

I've read many works by Dani Rene but not the Forbidden series. I don't know why... It had to be rectified. So I began with Samuel Wolfe and Freya Blythe. Their relationship was truly unconventional but beautiful in its own way. There was so many obstacles standing in their way... I didn't know if they were going to make it. What will they have to endure to be with each other? Will they have that happily ever after? What will be their happily ever after? As a reader, you
Latifa Morrisette
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes! I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book. This book is dark and hot and I absolutely loved it. Sameal and Angel are a phenomenal couple and they balance each other out. Angel is the light to to Sameal's darkness. If you ate hesitant to read this book you shouldn't be, its amazing!

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book
Melissa P
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I absolutely loved this book I can't say that enough! I couldn't book this
book down! Did I say how much I loved loved loved this book!!!! One of the best books I've have read in a long time! Read this book you will not be disappointed! It had all the feels a of perfect dark romance you will love it!! This was my first read by dani Rene and it was amazing!
Andee. Anderson
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Dani Rene. Even though it covers some pretty dark subject matter, she's still able to spin a beautiful love story. One that's believable. Angel(Freya) and Samael meet under the most dire of circumstances. But both find a connection they both aren't sure of at first. They go they many obstacles to keep and prove their love. It's a great read.
Priscilla Tbl
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it

Samael was one hunk hottie I can't get enough of him!!
This book was just downright dirty and dark.From the moment Sam appeared I was hooked.The dark was real and the kink was amazing.There's many kink books out there that I have came across but this one was jackpot.Angel was perfect don't get me started.This book was incredibly written,Dani didn't beat around the bushes she went straight to the point and it was a breath of fresh air.It was perfect I was so satisfied. Loved loved i
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Goodreads Librari...: Creating a New Series - Dani René 4 16 Dec 20, 2016 03:56AM  
Dani is an international bestselling author and proud member of the Romance Writer's Organization of South Africa (ROSA) and the Romance Writer's of America (RWA).

A fan of dark romance that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. It's from this passion that her writing has evolved from sweet and romantic, to dark and delicious. It's in this world she's found her calling, growing from strength
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