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The Director

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Everybody wants to be an actress, right?

The lights, the camera, the action? The fame, the money, the beauty and esteem? It’s all part of the package.

Unless, of course, you’re part of HIS films.

Ethan Cole was one of the best directors in the business until the day he disappeared. He was charismatic, gorgeous, intriguing and so brilliant that no other person could compare.
Published December 13th 2017
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


descriptionOh man, I think I need to go watch puppy and baby videos on YouTube for the next week to cleanse my poor mind of this book. This may be the most twisted and darkest book I have read to date. Don't let my puppy video watching fool you though I LOVED this book. Saying that seems wrong, but it doesn't make it any less true. From beginning to end this one had me enthralled. I will leave this review pretty vague as I think the book is best experienced with little prior knowledge. That said, this is
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Everybody wants to be an actress, right?
The lights, the camera, the action? The fame, the money, the beauty and esteem. It’s all part of the package.
Unless, of course, you’re part of HIS films.
Ethan Cole was one of the best directors in the business until the day he disappeared. He was charismatic, gorgeous, intriguing and so brilliant that no other person could compare. People believed he’d simply quit. In truth, he
This isn’t one of those books that you read for pure enjoyment. Nope! This is one of those stories where you simply observe the gore, chaos, narcissism, depravity, and lack of humanity unfold right before your very eyes!

This story will shock and anger you, but you won’t be able to stop reading, either.

Triggers? Yes. (view spoiler)

*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Dark souls
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Emma Hart never thought one mindless decision could drastically changed her life. After being taken, everyday became a struggle for survival when she was force to give a performance of her life.

Ethan Cole was a well known Hollywood director until he felt stifled by the glittering facade and gone underground. For him, art should have no boundary but even then he wasn't fully satisfied. That was until he met a muse that co
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing

There is no good or bad. There is only life and death. To ignore one is to never fully understand the other.

Reading these dark stories always has me being thankful that these authors decided to put there active minds into writing instead of becoming cold, detached mastermind criminals/killers.
I’ve finished the Director two days ago, but had to give myself time to process what I’ve read.

I knew this was going to be a gritty story and it was, really. Heed the trigger warnings. It even looks lik

Emma Hart’s life irrevocably changes when she is abducted and given a terrifying proposition. With limited options, Emma’s rationale for her choice is the path of least resistance. However, when confronted with what lies behind door number two, her perspective radically changes to where every single last moment is earned.

“So, what will it be?” He asked, the silky croon like sandpaper against my senses now that I understood the type of monster he was. “Fuck or die?”

Ethan Cole is a director wi
Jan 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 55%

I liked the beginning, it was dark; but now story became soooo boring I just can't continue reading!
Yesterday I struggled whole afternoon and managed to read only 10 pages; today I managed only 3 pages, so I think it's time to close my e-reader even though I am corious what would happen at the end :(
Dri ✰
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
★5 “Fuck or Die” stars!!!★

I’m trully speechless!!!!

”You should know that I will see everything there is to see about you. Your body. Your mind. Your soul. Not one thing is hidden from my view, not one facet able to be covered or disguised. I know people better than they know themselves and I've run across hundreds of girls like you.”

Estou sem palavras e sem saber distinguir o que eu estou sentindo no momento ou descrever quais foram os sentimentos predominantes durante a leitura de
Natalie The Biblioholic
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, arc, dark, dual-pov, captive
You know what I love most about reading a book from Lily White? That I never know how truly dark or twisted a road this author will lead me down. NEVER!! Just when I think I have a grip on what will happen next or how a character will react to certain stimuli, I’m almost always shown I have absolutely no clue how this thing works.

Emma was your typical 22-year old. Living a carefree life without worrying about the consequences. And although her momma taught her to be aware of her surroundings,
3.5* fuck or die STARS!


Beware of the warning! This book contains sadistic, explicit and gore scenes. Totally uncomfortable. Also involve kidnapping, forced sex, violence and stockholm syndrome. I did inhale-exhale-inhale when I read this. Not my usual but, hellooo this is Lily White. Prepare your plastic bag. You might turns green.

Emma Hart's life is no longer hers since she was kidnapped and forced to be an "actress". Fuck or die; that's Ethan Cole's single word. As The Director, he's in contro
Nadine Bookaholic

This book has to be one of the most RAW books I have ever read. Their is a primal beast living in many and this story shows how depraved the beast can be.

FUCK or DIE what a choice to make but really is it a choice at all? Would you be okay with being raped constantly by men that have absolutely no soul because the beast within them has taken hold of it or would you choose to die instead hoping and praying that a single bullet to the head would do the trick but not really knowing what
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book is super dark , so much so that Lily has decided to only publish through smashwords & website and not through Amazon. Well that's as explicit a warning as they come. Don't want no uptight , self appointed guardian of the modalities read it, then go around shaming it.
The content is no holds barred, no prisoners taken , even by LilyMeter! I had to stop at several places to just take a deep breath, Then continue on, cause book keeps you guessing what's next, where's the hope in this di
Kim BookJunkie
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Writing her first, “dark exclusive“ without restrictions or limitations, Lili White was able to let her freak fag fly and show us once again how truly talented she is! Having been a fan of her work for years, I knew what Ms. White was capable of yet this book reminded me that she is capable of much, much more than most, “dark” erotica writers. Over and over I am disappointed by books people recommend to me which they claim are, “dark“. The Director however is an example of what a DARK book truly ...more
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've just finished this dark read and I'm in two minds about it. Firstly, I must say I love Lily's writing style, she definitely has an incredible way with words by pulling you into the world she creates. But, in saying that, this book wasn't my favorite of hers.

The beginning and the last few chapters really had my attention, but the middle of the book seemed to drag for me. I think after the explosive beginning, when it slowed down I felt like we were just going through the motions. But then w
Laura- BookBistroBlog
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Director
By: Lily White
5 Stars

I should have known better. I solely based what I thought this book would be about by the title alone. Cute Actress want to be moving to California to pursue her dreams of becoming the most sought-after actress…who falls madly in love with the first Director she meets… Buhahaha!!!! This is Lily White people….

Right out of the starting gate, this story had me hooked. Started and finished in one day due to the intensity of this story. My nails are chewed down to the
Snow after finishing...

First of all, I love how Lily White pushes every single atom of possible sanity in my composure, and I applaud her for that. She manages to rile me up, stun me, amaze me, get me enraged every single time I read one of her books.

She's beyond dark, and not just by actions delivered in her stories, yes, the deeds described here would/could make you cringe and wince, there are triggers all over the place - rape, violence, rape, killings, multiple dubious mind fucking deeds
Romance Readers Retreat
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lily White takes readers on a trip into the dark and depraved with The Director, the first in a new series of Dark stories being released exclusively on her website and Smashwords.

Emma is like countless other young women living in LA. She is trying to live her life when the unthinkable happens. One night, Emma is trying to find a cab after a bad date, when her life is irrevocably changed. She is kidnapped and finds herself falling down a rabbit hole into the dark underbelly of Hollywood. In this
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰

One question, requiring only one response:

Fuck or Die?

If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would!!!

This is the first of Lily White’s Dark Exclusives and will only be available on her website and Smashwords.
I don’t want to give away any details of the story I went in blind I seen the cover and heard it was going to be dark and I was like where do I sign up for this book. it is so well written, as is with all Lily’s books.

This book is Raw, consuming, dark. It draws you in and doesn’t
Erin McFarland
Just when I think the last Lily White I read was my favorite, she releases another one to come and take it's until the next book, The Director is my favorite Lily White book.
The Director is Lily at her finest. It's dark, depraved, and takes subject matter that is so twisted and makes you think. It's a dark exclusive, so it's Lily unrestricted and I love when she isn't writing with constraints in her dark books. With this book, she pushes the reader to think, how far would you go to
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really dark and well written. Cringe worthy (in a good way) I really enjoyed this story! Not for the feint of Heart ❤ ...more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
Gah! What did I read?! I'm still trying to catch my breath. I swear every time I read a Lily White book I'm left in flux with huge amounts of emotion sitting in the pit of my stomach. This novel is truly brilliant. It is dark and depraved and so gritty and violent. But is also emotional and beautiful as you can't help but root for the heroine. I truly loved this novel and honestly can't wrap my head around how I could equally love and hate the villain. This is one of the best novels I have ever ...more
Kristen Duncan
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“She was everything to me and nothing at all.”

If you’re looking for hearts and flowers, this isn’t the book for you. Hell, if you’re looking for broken hearts and dead flowers, this isn’t the book for you. If you’re looking for depravity, suffering, and bedevilment, well, you’ve hit the jackpot. This book will make you cringe, gasp, and, in all honesty, probably question the sanity of Lily White. It will also make feel. It will make you feel hatred, sorrow, and at times, you’ll feel hopeful. Don
Tully Vincent
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mf, dark, prison-captive
I enjoyed the writing style, and the story kept my attention pretty much throughout. The more I think about this story, the more questions come to mind, and the more I think on those questions, the more I see some serious mindfuckery.

I wondered why no mention is made about (view spoiler).

And the ending... (view
Lisa Marie ~ Words We Love By
The Director is labeled as a "dark romance". To me dark romance means that while elements of the characters are cruel, they have redeeming qualities. It has scenes that are harsh to the point of cringing yet there is a point to what is happening. Dark romance allows for the leads to find a point of love, even if it is twisted. Unfortunately for me, The Director is lacking in these so I was not expecting what I got.

In my opinion, this is erotic horror. There are numerous, well detailed scenes of
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
Carla's Two Star Review

First, let me say that this is a dark read with emphasis on the dark. Because of this, this book is not for everyone. If you have issues with rape, blood, gore, and death, stay away from this book. For me, I liken this journey to watching a car crash. You know you shouldn't look, but you just can't pull yourself away. While reading this book, there were many cringes on my part, and, at times. I questioned my sanity. Even with all that going on, I could not stop reading. I
Maria Angie Mendoza
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What the fuck did I just read?
I have entered an alternate dimension of a horrifying nightmare where all the triggers are pushed to their limit. YET, despite it all, I couldn't stop reading this story as I found myself intrigued by the story, and the characters.
The plot was suspenseful, twisted and heart stopping! The characters were equally twisted, mysterious and well developed.
I found myself pausing several times...yes it's a tough emotional read... but I needed to find out the answers as we
Tricia Bartley (iScream Books)

If you are a Lily White I know that when you finish one of her books, your mouth is going to be left hanging open and you will be asking yourself, what tha Hell did I just read?? Yess The Director is definitely one of those books that will leave you with an effed up

Hmmm, I went into this book blind, maybe I should go read the synopsis of the book real quick before I write my review, I certainly don't want to give anything away. I always believe g
Katherine Bongo-bridge
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bloody hell, what a story!
The Director is one dark, brutal, mindblowing rollercoaster of a ride. I seriously don't know what to say, other than say what a strong woman Emma is and my god Ethan, I just wanted to punch him and then five minutes later snog his brains out - what a character! Throughout this story, as a reader I felt like I was there in the Studio with Emma. What would I do if I was in her situation, omg just the thought of experiencing any of what Emma had to go through *shudders*
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-read

I have read so many amazing books so far this year, some erotic, some soft romance, some in-between and lots of Dark.

My favourite of this year to date hands down is THE DIRECTOR by Lily White , an author not afraid to write a taboo story how it should be written, to have you rooting and approving of murder in the most gruesome of ways and sets a scene you feel within every part of your soul takes some serious skills.

The Director - Ethan Cole is a hard cold man with one
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Lily White is a dark writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series (Her Master’s Courtesan and Her Master’s Teacher), Target This, Hard Roads, and Asylum. She’s co-authored Serial (a four part serial series). When she isn’t writing as Lily White you can find other books by her under M.S. Willis where she has penned the Control Series, the Estat ...more
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“I was more statistical than that, a daddy's
girl who expected to marry a man that was tall and strong, smart and put together, someone who could carry me though life one handed
while solving every problem tossed in our path. I wanted a hero to help me through the tough times, so I never bothered exploring whether I could be a hero myself.”
“I would learn quickly after meeting this well dressed man, that no matter how bad your circumstance, it could always deteriorate, that Hell itself could rise up and swallow you when you'd convinced yourself you'd experienced it
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