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Silk & Steel

(Silk and Steel #1)

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A tormented dragon prince.
A captured elven assassin.
Duty demands they fight for their people but love has other plans.


Eroan, one of the last elven assassins, lives for one purpose: kill the queen.

He would have succeeded if not for her last line of defense: Prince Lysander. Now, captured and forced into the queen’s harem, Eroan sees another opportunity. Why kill just
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Kindle Edition, 375 pages
Expected publication: January 18th 2019 by Crazy Ace Publishing (first published 2019)
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Pippa DaCosta
Sep 23, 2018 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)


UPDATE:

Buy & read TODAY direct from the Ariana Nash website: www.ariananashbooks.com for KOBO, GOOGLE PLAY, APPLE BOOKS, NOOK, and/or preorder for Kindle Amazon. (Will be available in KU from Jan 18th)

48 chapters.
84,599 words.

And Silk & Steel #1 is FINISHED! (ready for the editor).

Here's 10 things I've learned while writing Eroan and Lysander:
1, I have a soft spot for troubled males (this likely comes as no surprise to anyone who has read any of my Pippa DaCosta titles and yet it stil
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Sarah
I'm a huge fan of Pippa DaCosta's writing so when I found out she was writing a dark fantasy M/M story under the pen name of Ariana Nash I immediately added it to my wish list. Throw in the fact that the main characters of Silk & Steel are an elven assassin and a dragon prince and I just couldn't wait to get started! Anyone who has ever read any of Pippa's stories will know that she excels at detailed world building and tortured heroes and she has outdone herself on both of those fronts with ...more
Maria Dimitrova
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
TRIGGER WARNING! ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DUBIOUS CONSENT!

When Ariana Nash first said she is planning on writing a dark M/M fantasy/romance book I was really worried. First because I'm not all that into M/M. Usually the story has to be really good for me to ignore the fact that the sex scenes make me uncomfortable and most often than not manage to turn me completely off. I know this is a bias and that if it's a conventional romance I would let a lot more slide plot-wise than when I'm reading
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R.A. Steffan
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Silk & Steel is the first major foray into M/M for author Pippa DaCosta, writing under the pen name Ariana Nash. As the author warned in her readers' group on Facebook, it's an emotional rollercoaster and very, very dark.

Anyone familiar with the author's other works will know to expect AMAZING world-building, and will not be disappointed. Ariana Nash crafts a post-apocalyptic world of dragons and elves, with humans clinging onto the outskirts, battered but not broken.

Our heroes are an unlike
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Christine Scotney
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Exceptionally Written
I received this book as an arc for an honest review

I was a bit apprehensive about reading this book as it is out of my normal reading, mainly because it contained a lot of sex scenes.
I am so glad that I did, it’s an awesome book, there are a lot of sex scenes in it, m/m, m/f, but it is all part of the story and just flows and is easy to read, without some of the scenes you probably wouldn’t get an in depth look at the Dragonkin Lysander.
This is the extraordinary story of
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Andi
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WARNING: This is a M/M that's DARK.

I've had a book hangover from Silk & Steel for over a week, that's how good Ariana Nash is. Not surprising since Ariana Nash is the alter ego of Pippa DaCosta.

Nash has a warning for this book: This book is brutal! It will chew your heart, spit it out and dance on the broken pieces."

She was more than right. I was actually excited when I heard DaCosta was branching out into this genre, M/M. Not going to lie, I didn't really understand the genre until I read s
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Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
Darkly delicious! Wow! I’m stunned absolutely speechless! I need the next book now! This book was dark, deadly and crude. In this new world of dragons and elves two unlikely broken souls struggle to survive against all odds. I loved the characters each fighting their own battle and brought together in the darkest of times. At the end I’m left hungry for more especially with that cliffhanger!
Louise
What is better than a book with a sexy, swoony, moody hero? A book with two sexy, swoony, moody heroes!

If you don't already know, Ariana Nash is the darker, more erotic pen name of Pippa DaCosta. So if you're familiar with her work, you'll be pleased to know that this contains just the same amazing world building, deep characters, strong emotions and complex plot that can be found in her previous work. What you get is more, more darkness, more lust, more steam and more heroes. In fact this has t
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Penny Noble
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow! If you are expecting or want fluffy clouds, unicorns, and rainbows, this book is NOT for you! This series is so dark (how dark is it?), if you have triggers, this book probably has one that will set you off, and you should stay far away. As a reader of this author’s other nom de plume, Pippa DaCosta, I knew what to expect. But, wow, it’s dark! However, this book is also full of hope, redemption, strength, attraction, and courage. I love Lysander’s and Eroan’s characters, and they ...more
Michele Evans
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dragons have been the bane of elve’s and human’s existence for years. For years, nothing the elves did could deter the evil queen dragon’s annihilation of the elf race. The humans suffered her wrath, the elves suffered her wrath, and her son, dragon prince Lysander suffered her wrath the worst because there was no escape for him.

Eroen is an elf assassin sent to defeat the queen and is instead imprisoned, tortured, and facing his untimely death. The only savior he may have comes from an unlikely
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Cat
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We were warned by the author and she was right, my heart was left wrecked after this dark and gritty rollercoaster ride. There is nothing like the thrill of starting a new series and getting chucked into the icy cold deep end of the pool. As expected the world building and back ground story are nothing less than phenomenon. The characters yank, twist, and shatter your heart strings. Forced to choose between what is “right” and what their hearts need, you’ll want nothing more than for Lysander an ...more
Lola
Jan 10, 2019 marked it as dnf
Shelves: wishlist, mm-romance
DNF at 43%

Wasn't in the right mood to keep battling the darkness in this one. I liked the main characters and how they were both caught in a difficult situation and the other has the chance to become their light. I liked the hope and the spark of connection between them. I liked the hint of romance and as this is a an enemies to lovers romance the romance doens't move quickly, which makes sense.

What I didn't like was the dark parts, multiple scenes with un-consented touches of sexual parts and
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Liz Stabbert
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Sarah  Loves Books and tea
A dark M/M fantasy romance with elves and dragons? !!! 😍 😍 I want it now!!!
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Born to wolves, Ariana Nash only ventures from the Cornish moors when the moon is fat and the night alive with myths and legends. She captures those myths in glass jars and returning home, weaves them into stories filled with forbidden desires, fantasy realms, and wicked delights.

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