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Rose De Muerte

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  173 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Roselynn ‘Rose' Morgue is in love.
That sounds good on the surface, but nothing about Rose’s life is ever simple.

The object of her affection is not only her stalker, he’s also supposed to be dead, and that little fact throws a wrench in her plan to reinvent herself.

You see, Rose is far more twisted than anyone would ever believe, and will do whatever it takes to ensure
Kindle Edition, 233 pages
Published October 16th 2017 by BB Books
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it


descriptionPretty decent cover on this one. A great representation of the story. Good composition and title work. My only issue, the title is too far to the left. It should probably be centered.description

descriptionI have pretty much said this a million times now but I will say it yet again. I do not think this author can write a book that I don't love. And again this one was no different. This was classic Natalie Bennett. Dark, twisted delicious mindfuckery at it's best.

Well written and well paced with an interesting plot t
Melanie (mells_view)
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Twisted and sick!

Ok I don’t even know what to say except this story is sick. In a good and bad way. If you like dark reads where the anti-hero is more anti than hero, then you should read this. It’s a bit twisty, but I read so much of this stuff that I sort of saw it coming. That doesn’t take anything away from this author though, because the twists were still good IMO.

Dark. Full of triggers. Sick. Not romantic per say, but twisted love and smutty.
"Was I in heaven, or on my way to hell?"

Anyone who reads my reviews regularly knows I am an absolute softy when it comes to assigning stars. Rarely do I ever assign a book a 3-star rating, especially in my beloved “Dark Erotica”and “Dark Romance” genres. I love me a walk on the “dark” side and oh…do I love a mysterious twisted dark lover and/or protagonist (male or female). Actually, I am still currently in love with my last BBF, Naz who is an unapologetic murderer “trying” to reform his ways, n
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
Each book I’ve read by this author has me falling in love with her books even more and now here I am with a new favourite.

This is a standalone prequel to Pernicious Red. The story is told in past and present and although it confused me at the start once I got into it I was glued.
I loved Rosie and Con, yeah I’m weird and love the bad ones lol

Fantastic read and a great start to the story. If your like me and you enjoy dark and twisted then I highly recommend you read this book.
okay, let's do this.

It is no secret that I have a weird obsession with Natalie Bennett. I own all of her books in multiple formats and I am always wanting more.

Now I am not that weird stalker that is going to hobble her if she doesn't write more of my favorite book. Even I have my limits.

Let's just say I am the one that stands against her window like a creeper making fog circles.

Okay enough on how I should be committed and more about the book.

Con.. *sighs* Oh Con, so fucked up, so hot.
Natalie Bennett
Jul 06, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
*Rose De Muerte*
(Standalone Prequel to Pernicious Red)
The release date has been moved up to the 16th of October instead of the 31st.

The tour for this (& all of my books) is being hosted by Enticing Journey Book Promo. <3

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~Pre-order links are live~
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) was provided to me by the lovely author herself for an honest review

I believe Natalie Bennett's writing will be the death of me. I love it so much. This book has got to be the best of hers yet. my heart aches for Con & Rose. I'm speechless like always after reading Natalie's novels. But please they need another book.. much longer book. I'm begging
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The relationship that Rose has with her aunt and uncle isn't normal. It isn't normal and any way. There are so many things that happen behind closed doors, which never should occur. The author has you, as the reader, saying damn before chapter one concludes. By then, there is already a wtf moment.

It seems when Constantine stepped into her life everything went down hill. Rose is trying as best as she can to step away from her past but it wasn't working. Con kept popping up in her thoughts but als
Amber- Leave Me Alone I’m Reading
Rose De Muerte

I was looking for a super dark read, and boy did I find it!! I love it when I read something that disturbs me to my core and this was definitely disturbing! This book is a prologue to a series and I can’t wait to see where it will go. Recommended for those who can handle the darkest of dark.
Tianna✸loves books✸
Nov 29, 2017 marked it as i-tried
Shelves: not-my-type
Too sick and messed up!!!
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
There are certain authors I look too when I want some of a 'certain' type. If I want pure smut I look at Jade West, if I want a cooky romance I look at Tracy Wolff... And if I want some a little dark with a hint of smut that seems to work for my twisted mind I look at Natalie Bennett. See, if there was ever an author I felt I was kin too, who I felt I could write like, it would be Natalie. I loved her Obscene Duet series and when I stumbled upon Rose De Muerte in a slight reading funk I knew it ...more
I was captivated by the cover, didn't even know what the book was about. Just knew the cover spoke to my dark heart.. All I can say, this book was frickin dark and disturbing with a capital "D!" I love dark erotica and this one didn't disappoint. From opening page, I was sucked in.. This book was about extreme obsession and possession - twist and turns - and so much deceit and betrayal! Left my mind spinning.. And don't get me started on that ending!! WTF! Smh.

Cringe/Gag Worthy Scene: (view spo
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark, mind-fuck
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I honestly don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't this.

I also didn't read this as a twisted, messed-up romance. Nope. Had I read it that way, it would have been only 1 star because jesusmaryandjoseph, I don't care what people say, what happened between the main characters isn't love. And no, I'm not accepting philosophies about how there are all types of love. Nope. No way. Nuh-uh.

But luckily I read this book as anything BUT a romance - simply a sick, twisted, effed up story that was wr
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I want to start out by saying that if you're looking for a review that will give some semblance of a description, then mine isn't the one for you! First of all, the twists & turns were so diabolically insane, that the only words that I could use were loud f-bombs, which review sites frown upon. Second, I'm still a tad confused, and that's when spoiler douchery is at it's most dangerous to come out inadvertently. See, this is the prequel before book 1, as it's purpose is to lay the groundwork for ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Twisted and dark, filled with suspense and a whole lot of WTF is going on.

This book is told in both the past and present and alternating POV, which made for a tale that you needed to pay attention to. Rose is a bit dark, a bit evil and trying to run away from a tarnished past. Thinking that perhaps she has found a safe place she has a job, house and even a dive bar to haunt. But is she really safe?

Rose's past is out of the ordinary which made for an intriguing read. She comes from a place wher
Terri West
Jun 15, 2020 rated it liked it
I would truly have liked to give this 4 stars because the premise behind this tale was awesome. Although there is a lot of negative comments to follow in this review it is not a bad book, it's just that it could have been great.
I felt the transitions between time lines was not smooth and could be a bit confusing at times. Also if we had got more back story and insight into the minds of our two MCs the story would have been great and not just good. All the depravity and sex scenes were described
Zoey Zane
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh so dark. Guys. This book had my heart thumping!

It was a quick, twisted game of cat and mouse. Constantine is the dangerous cat and Rose is the terrified little mouse. They fit together so perfectly, two dark souls, no matter the demons that haunt them.

I have been a huge fan of Bennett's since I read Mercy, Bound, Released. Her writing captivates me and I cannot look away! Bennett writes the dark twists, the epic storylines, and the tragic tales of her characters.

One thing I really enjoyed abo
Donyae Coles
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it
This is not love

So a couple of things. This book is short. The main character talks about love a lot but is actually a horrifically abused woman with Stockholm syndrome that needs a ton of therapy. This book is not well written.

This book is torture porn through and through. Lots of rape and murder. There is a plot with some twists in it but the author has a lot of plot holes which renders these twists more like deus ex machina rather than brilliant events. There are also a lot of grammatical er
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Rose De Muerte by Natalie Bennet. As an experienced reader of all genres, I totally understand what the author was trying to do here. This book had a serial killer, his girl obsession, her addiction to him... you get the idea. Unfortunately, it just didn’t come together as well as it could have. I think the story got rushed at the end. More time could have been taken to really build the suspense and the mystery. Instead, the reveal and climax of the story seemed harried and not in a good mood-bu ...more
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-rating
I feel let down, this book promised much but didn't deliver, I wasn't over struck on Constantine or Rose, and for the life of me could not see how you can love someone who is a total Psycho, there was nothing about him to like, or her for that matter, how can you love someone who forces you to kill other people or abuses you, I suppose in life people do fall for each other. Constantine was a one man killing machine, there were so many questions left unanswered and untidy ends, I didn't know who ...more
Sabrina Frontschek
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of Natalie Bennett's that I've read and I'm seriously impressed! Rose De Muerte was amazingly good. This is a story were obsession and possession combine, and combust into an explosion that will destroy everything its path. It’s a good thing this story comes with a warning because you are going to need it. You will be confused, and experience heart palpitations, and many jaw-dropping moments. This is a twisted psychotic love story. I have so many questions which I’m sure w ...more
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing

*Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC from Enticing Journey Book Promotions. The following review is my own with no input, promises, nor compensation from Enticing Journey or the author*.

This book was so very fantastically dark and twisted. The story leads you into the darkness of places, torture, murder, and sex are a few of the things involved. Ms. Bennett weaves a beautifully dark tale with Roselynn as the main character and her ‘boyfriend’ Con, who is so damn sick. Ms. Bennett weaves a
Wendy Livingstone
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, once again this author has totally blown me away!! This story has it all; murder, secrets, stalker, mind games, twists, suspense, mystery, crazy psycho, which all lead to one hell of a dark and twisted rollercoaster ride! I can never read enough of this author’s work, and I highly recommend her work for all lovers of the dark and twisted. There are trigger warning for a reason, so if you are sensitive to these, stay clear. I loved Rose and Con, so I am not sure what that says about me lol!! ...more
Scarlett Rue
This was a great dark romance novella. I thought it would be over before the story ended, but the author managed it without leaving me feeling like there should be more.

It's a dark romance featuring Constantine (Con) and Rosalynn (Rose). It in dual pov, setting is both present and past.

It's a story about a woman who is running from her past, and the man who is quietly stalking her. We know that Con and Rose were together and she managed to get away from him.

Past: Rose lived across the street f
Gabrielle Hughes
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ummmm wth did I just read...

First of all I don't know how to feel right now. I loved this book. It was so interesting and so unlike anything I've ever read before. It's like getting into a mind of a wife of a serial killer. It's some real Criminal Minds crap right here. But I loved it so what does that make me. The whole story was sick and twisted and turned and it ended amazingly and I would definitely definitely suggest.
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Writing a review for this book is hard. Not because I didn’t enjoy the book, but I am not sure how to describe what it was about the book that intrigued me.

It is not for the faint of hard, since pretty bad things happen in this book and it is very gruesome at times, but there is also love. However twisted the love between Rose and Con is.

It reminds a bit of he movie natural Born Killers. if you liked that movie you will love the book.
This was so fucked up. Just horrible. The warning that it’s not a romance was completely true because it so was not. But it was well written and as a dark, fucked up suspenseful read I couldn’t put it down. I really wanted him to be dead throughout the whole book because he was a complete evil psycho. And wth was that last page??!! I didn’t want to read the next one but the end has me curious. And I don’t get the next book at all right now.
Ani Conda
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just wow. This is my introduction to pure dark erotica and Dam am I addicted now. I love the way this author writes and has a flow to her story that you just can’t help riding to the end.

HEA? I’m not sure the author knows what they are but I have a sick satisfaction at the end of these books.

I love it. Darkness never felt so good!
Jan 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
Rarely do I actively dislike a book and discourage others from reading it. I don't mind that it tips to the dark; this is just an awful book with low-quality writing. I was on a reading binge and it was free from Amazon, I so gave it a go. It didn't take long to read, which is probably the best thing about it. ...more
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Natalie Bennett is an International Bestselling Author and lover of all things dark & twisted.

Crafting romance with strong elements of horror, in her books the villains, anti-heroes, and underdogs always come out on top, ‘finding’ their perfect match along the way.

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“At the end of the line, though, he had meant more to me than anyone else. It was his demons that didn’t play well with mine. He put me through hell, and I called it love. My skewed devotion was something he had molded with his bare hands. The things I did to feel loved were ugly and asinine.” 0 likes
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