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In the Land of Gods and Monsters, Part One

(In the Land of Gods and Monsters #1)

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In the land of gods and monsters, she was a toy. A plaything. A pet.

His pet.

Taken, stolen, beaten, used.

Pet remembers nothing before his touch, and afterward she craves nothing more.
Sinful and merciless, Ares is her god now. He alone says when to beg, when to come, and when to kneel, but he never said anything about leaving.

Warning: In the Land of Gods and Monsters is a da
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Expected publication: November 20th 2018

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This cover is so gorgeous!! Then we hit the synopsis and it ticks my dark gritty side!!
Malene
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: not-released-yet, arc
Phew this book was insane. Such a crazy roller coaster ride.
ITLOGAM isn’t for the faint of hearts when it comes to domination and submission. Braking people into slaves. The story is raw, dark and gritty. The synopsis says it’s a dark romance but for me it’s more dark erotica. I couldn’t feel the romance until close to the end. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t entertained cause I thoroughly was.

What I enjoyed was Pet’s journey. Her transformation. Especially what she endured and how she kept fighting
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Yasmin
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was NOT prepared for this book. I wasn’t prepared for all the emotions it would evoke. If I were to describe In the Land of Gods and Monsters, I would say it’s an emotional roller coaster.

I have no clue how to review this book without giving too much away. I feel like everything is a spoiler.

Camille aka Pet, the heroine, is a ballet dancer. She gets kidnapped after opening night by a mysterious man with tattoos and dark eyes. She’s thrust into a world where she must let go of her inhibitions a
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Claypot_Reads -  Michelle
Ummm WTF with an extra F#CK thrown in!!!!!!

I don't even know what to say. I have read some dark books in my time but holy shitballs this was twisted mind fuckery at its best. I don't want to say too much but I will say it's brutally graphic, it covers the very real & truly horrific subject of human trafficking and I am completely in awe of Carmen's writing in this one. Blown away!

It's definitely not your average HEA romance read. This one's for the lovers of all things dark & erotic. A
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Pet, there's no one to tell. It's just you and me here, and you can't reason with a monster. You have no options here but to do what I tell you, or to be punished, and then do what I tell you. Are we clear?"

Ares is an arrogant asshole. Lots of 'A' words, including addictive. Not only to his Pet, but to me as well. I didn't want to like him, because even he admits that he's a monster. I wanted to try and reason with him, but even she soon learned that "There's no point. Begging doesn't work o
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Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story is totally painted in very dark colours. Non-con, dub-con sex, dom/Sub, humiliation, sexual slavery and fetishes and kinks all galore. A prima Ballerina is a swan. Lithe, graceful, a whisper of a feather, until she's plucked by a sadist and caged for eternity. She's tortured, abused, exploited till her feathers fall off and she forgets who she is....except his!!

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You are mine. I’ll call you whatever the fuck I want. I’ll keep you as long as I need, and if I choose to discard you like th
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Robyn Corcoran
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, now that’s what I call an attention grabbing beginning! The warnings about this dark romance are there for a very good reason. It’s a book that grabs you by the throat and literally doesn’t let go until the very last word, if even then!

Kidnapped, beaten, tormented, starved, trained as a sex slave, Pet can’t remember who she was before hand, where she came from or anything about her prior life as a prima ballerina. Submission is the name of the game and Ares’ overall aim so she can go to the
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Naughty Mom Story Time
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-reviewed
It’s been WAY too long since I’ve delved into a dark romance as delicious as this. Carmen Jenner just hit my reader sweet spot with Ares and Pet’s story.

It’s gritty and raw tale of their internal battles throughout the story was engrossing. Pet struggles with her growing love for the man that took her from her life but has claimed ownership of her body and heart without her ever really wanting him to. Nevertheless, he did. This ends up being Ares’ struggle because it’s not what was intended and
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Paula D
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pet is taken she’s a ballerina and taken to become a submissive. This book is brutal, dark, twisted and just so much more. Pet is angry and very determined throughout the book. Aries is cruel, dark and will having you wanting to do evil things to him but other times you want to know more about him. Lots of kink and has you wanting more. 5/5 stars can’t wait for the next book
Anne Dawson (Bookaholics Reading Haven)
What a book - my dark heart loves this so so much

Tina Louise
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In the Land of Gods and Monsters is not a book for the feint of heart. There are BDSM romances and then there is this book, in a league of it's own. The premise of the story; taken, stolen, beaten and used, should be taken as a warning to readers. This book should be read with the understanding it's no fairytale with a prince riding in to rescue the damsel. It's pretty much the exact opposite.

I was shocked by the darkness of the leading man. How could Ares possibly be seen as a hero? His brutal
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Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog Synclare Moss
I’m on the fence on how to rate this book. The brutality was beyond dark romance. I’m trying to understand why it was necessary to the story.
In addition, there were a few inconsistencies with someone that supposedly had amnesia.
When I signed up for the ARC, I was under the impression it was a standalone. Come to found out it’s a trilogy.
I seriously have loved everything this author has written. I’m hopeful that the remain books provide me with answers as well as redeems this book.

3.5 🌟🌟🌟🌟
~BREA
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MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

Pet wakes up with no memory, she finds out quickly that she isn't in this room by choice. Made a plaything, a pet, a toy; the main goal for Pet is to be made the perfect submissive, to break her and make her heel. But she fights her captor, her Master, at every turn; will she find a way to be free of him?

TBH I have no clue what the point of this story was. To share that there are monsters out there, and they can choose to be a god if they want? I have no clue, there w
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Natasha
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
*I received an ARC of this novel by the author for an honest review.*
There are people that will think this is torture porn and then there are people who will think this is just a really f*cked up love story. This is a really hard review. On one hand I hate Ares and what he's doing to Pet, on the other I'm getting all hot and bothered by his actions with her. I didn't much care for The Ranch scenes but the end has me all perplexed. I can't say I loved the book (even though I'm a huge Carmen Jenne
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Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Omg I’m shaking to my core!!! WTF! This book is wow! I will say that while you read be prepared for cold showers, lots of water and don’t even bother with panties because holy smokes this book is HOTT!!!!

I was definitely not prepared for the way this book went I can say with absolute certainty it’s one of the best dark reads I have ever read! I am so freaking anxious for book 2 and if you’re a fan of Doms and Submissives then you most certainly need this book!
Melissa
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark-romance
A dancer....taken after a her performance...the memory of who she was gone. She is now locked in a cage to be trained. Ares(Master) needs to train his new pet for the ranch but that might be harder than he anticipated. Can he break her spirit or will she break his? “...The face of a god but the heart of a monster” that’s what his pet believes. This is a deliciously dark romance and a must read but be warned it ends in a cliffhanger. Not everything is as it seems. Told in dual POV; MFM, MF; MM
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Donna Wright
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg! I really don't know what I was expecting from this book but to say a book stands up to its title is an understatement. The Gods are what she looks up to in him but holy shit he is a Monster. A beautiful, domineering monster, that sometimes let's his guard slip but he is vile, punishing and unrelenting.

I don't think I have been this engrossed in a dark story quite like I was with book. I don't know if it was my hormones but I felt everything that this book had to give. I found myself crying
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Natalie Miernicki
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy hell that was quite a ride! One I can't wait to get on again... right from the start this book grabs you by the balls and keeps you mesmerised until the very end. Without giving anything away this is a story that will entice, titillate and excite you... all the while scaring the pants off you! It's a dark romance for a reason but it's a fabulously erotic entertaining story... I can't wait for part II.
Readingtilthebreakofdawn
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
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