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Dancing in the Dark

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*This is a standalone dark romance.*

EMMY

“One bronze, oval button. One push. One ding, one dong.
And it will all be real.”

I never thought it would be easy. And, yet, nothing could have prepared me for this.
For them.
For him.
The second the black walls of the Matthews House swallow me whole, I know it’s a dangerous game I’m playing. One that threatens to consume me. Taunt me.
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Paperback, 382 pages
Published August 10th 2018 by Koru House Press
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Dri ✰
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, 2018-favorites
★ 5+ stars! ★

“I don’t want to be whole anymore. I want you to see my pieces.”


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O-M-F-G!
DARK, TWISTED, and so fu**ing good!
Este livro é o primeiro que leio da autora e foi uma grande e inesperada supresa! Eu não imaginava que iria gostar tanto!

Os personagens principais são extremamente interessantes e intrigantes, além de muito bem construídos. E não falo somente sobre os principais, TODOS de certa forma tiveram algum peso e importância dentro da trama, o que eu p
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
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descriptionI knew just from reading the synopsis that this book was going to be perfect for me. The more dark and twisted a book is, the more I seem to love it. I am not going to question what that says about me...I am just embracing it (lol). That said, Miz Martin was a new author for me, and you always run the risk when you try something new that it could all end up pear-shaped. Luckily, that was not the case here. I was blown away by how excellent this book turned out to be. I haven't had a read that co
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


INTRIGUED!

Stand-alone.
LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK |
Blurb:
EMMY
“One bronze, oval button. One push. One ding, one dong.
And it will all be real.”
I never thought it would be easy. And, yet, nothing could have prepared me for this.
For them.
For him.
The second the black walls of the Matthews House swallow me whole, I know it’s a dangerous game I’m playing. One that threatens to consume me. Taunt me. Cut, burn, and bleed me dry.
Until there’s nothing left to take.
In the end, I will find the dark in a way
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Snow
T.L. Martin is a new author for me, but Danielle Lori loved this book of hers, then pointed it out to me, and since I admire and respect this talented babe so much, and I also love the thrill of discovering new authors, I decided to go in...

So here I am...excited😏 and eager to meet maybe another winner author for me!


The story
Emmy Highland is concerned about the disappearance of her sister Frankie, and in her ways of trying to find her, she extorts the final option of dialing the number her siste
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Carvanz
I had no idea what I was getting into when I started this book. I knew it was supposed to be dark, but dang…I didn’t realize it was going to be all kinds of dark twisty goodness.

Emmy is looking for her sister who has gone missing. Following a shadowy trail, she ends up as a “secretary” at Matthew House in a position that in no way mirrors that of a secretary. Within hours of her arrival she meets the Matthew brothers and is instantly pulled into a dark and dangerous world where she has signed aw
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⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-provided
Rtc...............
Melanie A.
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kobo
4 STARS!!
"I don't want to be whole anymore. I want you to see my pieces."
Holy darkness! This was quite the trip to Crazy Town!

The story begins with Emmy arriving at a secret location to begin a one-year contract as a submissive . . . this is where the search for her missing sister has led her. Armed with nothing but her determination, she's not wholly prepared for the games she finds behind the front door.

Four deeply disturbed brothers + a house full of masochistic submissives + dark, horr
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Danielle

Dancing in the Dark had everything I could ever want in a dark romance.

✔ a twisted alpha male
✔ mindfuckery
✔ hot as hell steamy times
✔ beautiful writing
✔ and blood, of course


Emmy's sister went missing, and while searching through her sister's things, she comes across a business card with a phone number on it. That phone number takes her to a mansion, Matthews House, where she becomes entangled in the mystery of her sister's disappearance, the twisted lives of the four brothers who live there, her

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Jen
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-favorites, arcs
Wow! T.L. Martin has written a deliciously dark, riveting story that had me on the edge of my seat burning through the pages as fast as I could. While this was her first book delving into the dark romance world, you’d never know it. It’s beautifully written, captivating the reader from the first page and pulling you into Emmy and Adam’s dark world.



After her sister Frankie disappeared, Emmy knew she had to do whatever it took to find her. Even if that meant infiltrating the Matthews house and bec
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Priya
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Utterly amazing, dark and twisty.
Doris
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by Ms. Martin. When I first started reading the plot had me intrigued. Our main character Emmy is looking for her older sister Frankie, which leads her to signing a contract to become a "secretary" within Matthew House. Four brothers with unusual and unconventional tastes. To be able to find her sister she needs to make sure one of the brothers claims her, if not she will be sent back home and her search for her sister will be over. This is were the story ...more
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
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4.5 gripping Stars!

‘The devil asked me how I knew my way around the walls of hell. I told him I did not need a map for the darkness I know so well.' – T.M.T

And with that the tone was set for what would be a deliciously menacing, compelling, haunting, horrific and riveting dark romance, our first experience of T L Martin’s writing, and the author’s first foray into the world of dark romance, though you’d never believe it considering the way she so descriptively and brilliantly brought Emmy and A
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4.5 gripping Stars!

‘The devil asked me how I knew my way around the walls of hell. I told him I did not need a map for the darkness I know so well.' – T.M.T

And with that the tone was set for what would be a deliciously menacing, compelling, haunting, horrific and riveting dark romance, our first experience of T L Martin’s writing, and the author’s first foray into the world of dark romance, though you’d never believe it considering the way she so descriptively and brilliantly brought Emmy and A
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Dana aka ♥Belladonna♥
4.5 Stars

Yay! I've found a new author! I love it when that happens. I'm glad I took a chance on this one. I'll admit to giving unfamiliar stuff the stinkeye lately, but this one did NOT disappoint.

It's dark romance, macabre, with a bit of mystery, suspense, thriller in there. The sex between Adam and Emmy is intense! Explosive. And their backstory is killer, literally. But the thing that I think was done So. Freaking. Well. is the psychological issues these characters had! The little details th
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Camila Matuella
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
5 * dark * estrelas

"I'll tell a secrete, my lioness. We're all a little delirious. "

OMFG

Que livro mais alucinante foi esse? Sabe aquele livro pesado, aquele dark muito bem escrito que tu não consegue parar de ler ?? Esse livro é phodastico e tem tudo isso e muito mais.

Acho que escrever livros dark é bem complicado, a autora tem que saber o que ta fazendo pra não assustar demais o leitor e essa autora sabe muito bem o que ela está fazendo.

Se tu gosta desse tema, dessa vibe, bem vindo ao lado
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Tania  Desired Reads Bookblog
T.L Martin is a new author to me, and she didn't disappoint.
This book is just wow!
Dancing in the dark is a thrillingly, haunting, Dark and I mean DARK romance.
This book is addictive, from the moment you pick it up until the moment you put it down.
Every character in this book has delt with torment in one way or another.
Their darkness is captivating.
This book has landed a spot in my top 5 reads for 2018.
Its phenomenal and won't disappoint
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
This is a new author to me, and I can tell you I will be checking out her other books

I really enjoyed this book, thrilling story A few twists and turns I didn't see coming. I read in one sitting I just could not put it down. Likable characters. Very well written.

Emmy is looking for answers to the disappearance of her sister Frankie, it leads her to meet the Mathews brothers. but she knows what she is doing and who she is looking for as she thinks one of the brothers know something. the story is
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April
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ho. Ly. Fucking. Shit.
Yasmin
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m going to go ahead and tell you that, if you like dark and twisted reads, this should be right up your alley.
“Adam—he was unhinged. Shameless. Everything wrong and everything right. And he held the key to my cage in his palm.”


The characters in the story are crazy, dangerous and mysterious. I enjoyed getting Adam’s POV, knowing his thoughts and feelings. Especially because on the outside, he gives nothing away. He’s very good at masking his true emotions.

Emmy’s sister has disappeared and sh
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Zaynab
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ...more
Laura
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book had me gripped! I actually finished it in one day, it was as if my kindle was stuck to my hand.
I love a story that has a bit of everything and this was it.
Suspense, mystery, murder, secrets.

“But no secret stays buried forever”.

A first novel by T.L Martin and most certainly not my last. I look forward to reading more of her amazing work!
Andréa
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
« Will you let me into that place so deep your darkest secrets hide with ease ? »

T.L. Martin has the ability to write stories that grab me from the very first page and keep hold of me well after the last word has been read. Reading Dancing in the Dark, her very first dark romance, was an adventure on its own.

« Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on. » - Unknown

Emmy, the strong-willed new "secretary" hire, Adam, the enigmatic (and definitely hot in my mind) member of the Matthews
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Barbara
Aug 13, 2018 rated it liked it
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No estoy segura de que decir de este libro. No es un libro para todos los públicos, ya que como dice en la descripción, posee temas un poco complicados. Y esos temas fueron los que evitaron que le de un mejor puntaje al libro. No por los temas en si, si no por como fueron tratados en la historia.
Para empezar Emmy, es una chica que ante la desaparición de su hermana decide ir a trabajar al lugar donde supuestamente ella debería estar. Pero el lugar a donde fue su hermana no es un sitio no
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Jess Owens
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5. WOWZA
Tianna✸loves books✸
Aug 12, 2018 marked it as abandoned
Shelves: not-my-type, wtf, 2018
The book is about cleaning waxing massaging the woman so they will be presented to men to claim.
And I say fuck this disgusting shit.
Charity B.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy F*ck balls this book is epic!!!! #1 read of the year. Full review to come
Allyssa's Reads
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**

5 Dark Stars!

Holy. Hell. T.L. Martin knows how to write a dark romance.

I don’t want to give too much of the plot away, as I think it’s better to go in blind. But basically, Emmy is looking for her sister. She ends up going to work as a “secretary” for a company run by four men-Adam, Raife, Griff, and Felix, because she thinks they know where her sister is.

Dancing in the Dark goes back and forth between the past and he present. Emmy is more con
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Tyi
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've never read any book by this author. They are new to me. I'm experiencing what they have to offer in terms for the first time. When I saw the blurb and a few of the book teasers, I knew this was going to be a good damn book. Have you ever stumbled across a book that you had to read? You know that you have other things to do. You have other books to read but THE BOOK calls your attention and holds on. Dancing in the Dark was THE BOOK. No question.

The characters were absolutely amazing. I did
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ive not read anything by this author before but if she keeps writing books like this then I’ll be reading a lot more.

Emmy is looking for her sister which brings her to the Matthew brothers especially Adam.

I absolutely loved the way the story was told- through different points of view and we also get the past and present which definitely needs to be told. The pace is fast and the twists and turns were fabulous. Although I predicted one of the twists the author blew me away with her words.

If yo
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