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(Dahlia Saga #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  565 ratings  ·  164 reviews
Everyone knows the stories about naïve girls being taken by beautiful monsters.

Often the monster is a tortured soul with a fucked up past, but even then, that monster is redeemable.

This is not one of those stories.

My monster revels in the carnage he creates.

Our story is not one where good prevails and the villain becomes a hero.

My reality is dark.
His demons are
Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published May 28th 2019 by BB Books (first published February 27th 2017)
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4.5 "psycho sick love?"
I'm a killer, and that doesn't bother me.

This trilogy complete set consists of three parts/books - Mercy, Bound and Released , in all of them we are following the story of Morgana, a young woman whose life was a torment from the need to self-inflict wounds,and medicating herself. She didn't think of herself as normal, but as a freak and was a recluse of a sort but could still hold her own in any given situation. She came from money but that was only a burden on her
Eve (Between The Bookends)


descriptionThis cover is alright. It's a little boring. The book was so f@cked up it needs a cover that reflects that! *lol* The composition is slightly off. I would have moved the author's name to under "THE COMPLETE TRILOGY." I do like the way the designer did the title.description

descriptionSomehow saying I enjoyed this one sounds ALL kinds of wrong. It was like jumping on the depraved train to crazyville. Enjoy it I did though (for the most part). This may be the darkest "romance" book I have read to date. That said, I
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

This was absolutely insane


I mean what a sick and twisted playground The Chateau Dahlia actually is.
It was just so fucked up and wrong and I devoured every deliciously depraved word.
This really is a story for those with a strong stomach and a deviant streak.
Julian weaves a wicked wanton web to lure his prey, setting his trap ready to spring shut when the time is right, ensnaring Morgana in all his malevolent mercy.


So Julian can sense the skewy moral compass in Morgana, his plan? to nurture and
May 11, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of non-consensual body modification
2.75 stars

Genre: Erotica (Dark)
POVs: (view spoiler)
Triggers: Yes. (view spoiler)

Twenty-one year-old Morgana Sanchez knows that she's not a normal girl. There's a darkness within her soul that can't be abolished and suppressing the need to let it overtake her is a daily battle. Morgana's first date with Julian Andreou introduces her to another world where there are no
Fre06 Begum
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Darlene I read to many boooks
are you as crazy as the boogieman


Now i believe i read this long ago and the cover was redone and alll that.. plus tiny bits were added!! This book is Mercy, Bound and Released. It has a new facelift ;)

Reminder this is a DARK romance so be warned that things get dark and twisty and walking into this you know it's not safe.

Julian is a sick twisted fked up person who finds his one Morgana... she had her own darkness but hides it to well.. these two people are sick and twisted... honestly they
Morgan Gene
I'm so disappointed in this book. The characters were so flat, and the plot thin and contrived. I usually love dark themed romance but without well thought-out characters it was just unnecessary gore.
You have a causion here. It is not a dark romance, it is EROTIC HORROR romance. Since I hopped of the causion I mention this first.

Morgana, a young woman was kidnapped by Julian entangling herself in pain and suffering. But that's not unfortunate. Julian knows Morgana is a masochist forcing her to involve in horrors that she never imagined. Julian is fucked-up, depraved and insane ensaring Morgana in his sadistic plays, feeding her inner masochist and twisting it further from her moral thoughts.
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Morally bankrupt

One of the most twisted, probably the darkest, morally bankrupt characters is Julian. I don't even know what to think about what I just read and I read a lot of dark books.

Julian is sexy, dangerous, sadistic, and so effed up it will make your brain hurt. Chateau Dahlia is the ultimate house of horrors. And Morgana... masochist to Julian's sadist.

I can't even leave a proper review right now. I need to process, lol.
Jun 04, 2019 added it
Shelves: indie, dnf
DNF at 40%

What the fuck did I just read? This book is disgusting. The content is horrific. It’s badly written, it’s contradictory and it’s depraved.

The main character is two-dimensional and has the common sense of a spoon.

The love interest is a deranged serial killer that needs locking up.

How so many people enjoyed this drivel is beyond me. This is clearly a rip off of 50 Shades of Grey, except the Christian Grey character is a murdering psychopath rapist.

And the plot... what plot? It doesn’
Danielle Harris
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a series you don't want to miss! There is mental health issues, murder, and rape. There is so many twists and turns, that at the end you feel the whiplash. It's dark, twisted, demented, sexy, and very intense. This story will make you cringe like no other.

A broken girl named Morgana has had it hard as far back as she can remember. She looses her family and comes across Julian, together they are on the path of destruction. This is about two messed up people coming together. This is a game
Amanda Lee
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such a deliciously dark read, one of the darkest I've read. It's twisted, bloody, and so so good. I absolutely love that Julian is so unapologetic in what he enjoys; he knows right and wrong but chooses his own path. The sadist in him feeds the masochist in Morgana.

I am beyond intrigued by The Chateau Dahlia and absolutely love this family. If you want a very dark twisted read then this is definitely it. I can't recommend this whole series enough but be warned it is graphic and not for
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is it bad that I loved Julian's craziness? Is it bad that I wish Morgana was a little stronger? Don't get me wrong... I felt for her. She was struggling both mentally and physically. And she didn't know to deal Julian. He was always seemed to be five steps ahead. The sex scenes in the story was utterly explosive. Julian was the sadist. While Morgana was the masochist. They feed off each other.

The ending... Damn... The ending had to happen but I wanted more. The author creates dark twisted
Misty Schott
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There is a tangled web of deceit and lies that will unfold.

Morgana and Julian are depraved and twisted human beings, this is their dark twisted love story. Where it will end I don't know but I know not all is what it seems and everything is not always rainbows and unicorns! This is a wonderfully dark, twisted start to this depraved saga!!!
I think this has to be the worst book I've ever (tried) to read. I've never, until now, wanted to give a book 0* but if I could, I would. At 6% it was already feeling like a dud; wrong words used; poor spelling; nonsensical writing. At the beginning the 'author' tells us what to expect in her book -"sadomachoism". When I saw this, there was little doubt as to what was coming, and I was right. At 6% I'm wanting to throw in the towel but made myself keep going. Then at 8% I'm pissing myself ...more
***4 Stars***

Dark, deviant, disturbing and yet absolutely fascinating!
Now, these words pretty much describe all of this authors work, but there are some that just go a tinsy bit further and it’s only the beginning.

Julian and Morganna fascinated me. Julian is dark, twisted and yet loves in his own deviant way and it’s hard not to be intrigued by him and how he views the world he lives in. Morganna I really liked. She has her own sickness, if that’s how you want to look at things, but is a good
OK so this book was weird . These people were all sick and disgusting and I couldn't believe some of what I was reading. This is not for the faint , does NOT have a hea. That being said I did read all three books in one day. I was disgusted but had to see how their story ended. Take these warnings seriously. This is the darkest book I have ever read.

Wow didn’t realize I had already read this and it was almost exactly a year ago . I think I’m more seasoned on dark reads now because as weird as it
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg! This story is one of the darkest I’ve ever read! I can’t even recommend this story to my tight circle of friends. I don’t think they could handle it. What a friggin dark and deviant ride!

I don’t know what to say without spoiling it for you except to say it’s awesome and I want MORE!!!
Dax Munro
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set in Riverview, this dark and sordid trilogy brings us two unique characters in Morgana Sanchez and Julian Andreou. Julian is described as being 'like a tropical storm. Beautiful from afar, disastrous and deadly up close.' This is a man who does as he pleases, with a warped sense of what it means to love someone.

Morgana cannot help but feel drawn to Julian. He feeds a darker side of her soul, making them a 'tragically imperfect couple.' The pair share a natural chemistry, which is made obvious
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh the holy dark and twisted book, this is everything I needed.

I first became addicted to Natalie's writing when I read Mercy, Bound, Released way back when. Malice is a rewritten tale of Julian and Morgana's tale.

Simply put, I'm still addicted to Bennett as an author. She still blows my mind with every single thing she writes. There are things you don't see coming. There are things that make you super uncomfortable, and you debate putting the book down. But you can't because you're compelled to
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
All bets are off in this bloody twisted opening act of the Dahlia Saga.

So many skeletons form the foundation that is the Dahlia house.
Walls that have witnessed the most depraved of acts -
That have stood as silent sentries to the darkness as it was set free to feed.

Morgana has always been led to believe she suffered just a touch. That her mind wasn't quite right.
She craved the escape that was found under a serrated edge.
She was functioning, she was fine - until she wasn't.
Even bloodied and
⭐Barbara S⭐
It was a shocking 4 star

What the hell I just read I knew that Natalie had this imagination ability is big,
and completely sick but what I was reading was dark twisted just plain nasty, cruel and sadistic

Julian sick motherfucker whose fantasy is to torture people and play with them sick games.

Morgana the heroine was also crazy I can't say anything because it was so sick

The relationship between them was just sick and twisted

There were so many secrets in this book of horrible scenes,
where tortured
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans Of Darkness, Gore And Mind F*ck!
Recommended to JESSICA by: Amazon.Com
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"This place gave Hell a run for its money. My husband made Satan look like a pussycat. In a battle of depravity, His callous disregard for the life of others was not something I could judge him for when my feelings were almost the same. We were two horribly broken people, drawn to each other by a darkness that would ultimately destroy us. I could not fix him, and he could not fix me."
— Morgana Sanchez

Holy Crap.... I Love Dark Erotica And This Series Is Frickin' Dark, Delicious And Didn't
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
This book was so good it was dark I loved Julian but must question myself as he is sick and twisted but still really like him.
Morgana and Julian are so twisted togeather this story is so good this is not for the faint hearted but for those who love dark reads then this is the book for you. That ending omg. didn't see that coming
Ana Oh
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty Good

This was a very dark but sweet book. There were a few jumbly sentences, inconsistent spellings, and instances where the intent was clear but the wrong word was used. While the grammatical errors took away from my suspension of disbelief, this story could have been fantastic if the ideas were teased out a bit more.
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: k-u
What an ending I really didn't see that coming. so many twists and turns in the series it was so good

I have really enjoyed these books and I think Natalie is becoming of my favourite dark authors. I can't get enough of her books.
Abrar Mirza
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark, Dark and Dark
Heather Confessions Of A Bibliophile Creighton
I’m going to do this one a little differently than I normally do since it’s going to be very, VERY hard to do without spoiling anything! I will warn you now if you have triggers, then this one isn’t for you because there’s not one trigger that I can think of that’s NOT completely smashed through in this book!

Macabre, previously titled Mercy and released as a duet by Natalie Bennett. This book is a TOTAL MINDFUCK! Seriously it’s all over the place but in the best way possible. There are so many
Heather Confessions Of A Bibliophile Creighton
I’m going to do this one a little differently than I normally do since it’s going to be very, VERY hard to do without spoiling anything! I will warn you now if you have triggers, then this one isn’t for you because there’s not one trigger that I can think of that’s NOT completely smashed through in this book!

Malice, previously titled Mercy and released as a duet by Natalie Bennett. This book is a TOTAL MINDFUCK! Seriously it’s all over the place but in the best way possible. There are so many
Oredeen (honest reviews)
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jesus Christ on a stick.
Writing amazing.
Story, amazing.
The characters, fucking psychotic but amazing.
The sex scene also very yummy.
Did not see that ending coming, it kinda hurt my heart a lot. I loved Julian’s crazy weird enough lol.
Morgana is a weird name, I had to read it as Morgan. On to book 2
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With a penchant for (writing) villainous immoral men, and a tendency to deviate away from traditional happily ever afters, Natalie Bennett is an international bestselling author of twisted and unconventional love stories.

When she's not slaying words she's somewhere in the sunshine state, happily taking life one curve-ball at a time.

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Dahlia Saga (5 books)
  • Obscene (Dahlia Saga #2)
  • Depravity (Dahlia Saga #3)
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  • Iniquity (Dahlia Saga #5)
“We can sit here and pretend to be normal. But I'm still a sick, needy masochist who uses you as a stand in for my drugs, and you're still a sadist.” 4 likes
“I wanted to be normal. I didn't want to be the woman turned on while her husband held her down on the kitchen floor and dragged a knife across her skin. Pleasure and pain bled together feeding a sickness that I wanted to be cured of.” 1 likes
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