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A Serial Killer's Desire

(Heart Of Darkness #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  53 reviews

He's a rich bad boy. She's a damaged beauty. Same old story?

Not even close.

Because he's not just gorgeous, he's deadly. He lures women into his deceptive web and tortures them into submission, LOVES them to death, and won't stop until they've fallen for their captor. Won't stop until they've loved him with their last breath.

But this time, he's taken the wrong girl. This ti

Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published May 30th 2019 by Creativia (first published August 9th 2018)
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)


This is my favourite story to date of this authors work.
An unapologetic journey of wickedness and depravity that took me down a rabbit hole with its amoral abandonment of all things virtuous.
A savage story of perversion and criminality but with an almost sinful sensuality about it.
This is not a story of riotous redemption: where an immoral anti-hero realises the wrongness of there actions and is saved by the love of a decent woman.
This is the exact opposite where the very players themselves reve
May 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Bianca ღ
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2018
really dark, twisted story.
it was good... but i dont know... it needed something...
Cathy Geha
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Serial Killer’s Desire by C.F. Rabbiosi
Book 1 (Obsession is book 2)

Sick…that is what I said to myself as I read the last of this story. I found the story well written in a dark gritty rather disturbing way. Jynn finds herself with a serial killer but over time rather into Antone although his brother Devon is there from time to time trying to talk her into getting away from the inevitable death she faces if she stays with Antone. I really can’t say much about the story as it would give the stor
Kinky Minx
It is really dark really erotic, I can't resist stopping reading! The story keeps dragging me in although I felt like something is missing in the story. I do find it too dark and twisted at some point and at some point I really couldn't take it but I want to keep going. If you're gonna read this book, be aware of super dark and twisted story. ...more
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Dark! And I absolutely love it. I am in awe of this crazy drama. This is my first book by this author and it definitely won't be the last. I've already downloaded the next book.

Highly recommend for fans of dark romance of you like rooting for the bad guy and have a thing for serial killers.
Oct 25, 2018 marked it as fifty-shades-of-no-thanks  ·  review of another edition
I tried, really tried, and failed.

DNF @ 50%
Patrice Gotting - #prdgreads
I was kindly given this book in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve never read an erotica like this before & although i knew what I was letting myself in for, at times it was a little bit too dark for me.

I did however like the writing style & thought the story was very well developed.

I will be picking up more from this author in the future.
Terri Trawets
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a conflagration of emotions this story was able to elicit in me. I felt intrigued, appalled, confused, disgusted, and compelled to continue. The individuals we meet, Antone and Jynn, are two extremely flawed individuals. They are not only flawed, but they are definitely, uniquely, seriously damaged, demented and dangerous.

This is the first book I have read by this author, and I am amazed by what a talented writer she is. For me, this was a sick, deranged story, so full of intense and incon
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
A very strange book, but well written. Both characters are rather flawed, damaged and yup a bit demented. With blood, gore and elements that most people would find disturbing, these two characters flow across the page in their insanity. To go into more gives away the story, enough to say that this book is not for the faint of heart.

My thanks to netgalley for chance to read this story.
F. Freewel

The blurb was very compelling (I personally love messed up / dark erotica) so I couldn’t wait to start reading it. The prologue was also amazing: I really liked reading Antone’s thoughts and feelings, how he would treat his ‘slaves’. The prose seemed to flow beautifully and all those dark metaphors made me think “Damn, yes, you’re the book I’ve been looking for.”

ALAS! What happened after the prologue?! It nearly looked like a differe
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
If you love dark reads then you will love this story. It’s a well written story that had me gripped from start to finish.

Without a doubt this is a story I’m glad I had time to inhale it in one sitting. It’s a crazy read with plenty of twists. I’m jumping into book two now.
Lisa Roberts
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first by this Author and Its one of my top reads this year, couldn't put it down these characters are so addicting and they had me in a trance to see what they would do next, they are darker then dark, twisted and scary and they feed off each other, match to match. Antone is a charmer and I loved how he talked and how his mind worked throw Jynn in there to match his brilliant mind and you have a war and it was the most intense situations EVER!!!! Oh wait the brother Devon comes along ...more
Brandy Jo
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark and disturbing, just how I like it!!!

This was the darkest, most twisted story that I have ever read and I LOVED every page of it!!!

I won't give any spoilers but the characters are dark to the point of scary. They have inner demons trying to claw their way out while feeding their needs they crave. This isn't just a story of fear and suspense but also desire, which makes it for a pretty hot read.

I have read so many dark romances and thriller type books and I can honestly say this one was diff
Anastasia シ
Oct 17, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, authors-r, 2018, erotica
Full Review on my blog!
*an ARC was provided by Netgalley*


I haven't read many dark romances or thriller type books. Honestly, this was the darkest, most twisted story that I've ever read. Not sure how I feel about it. I liked it and I didnt. I felt like the story needed something...I did however like the writing style & thought the story was very well developed.

I'm looking forward to reading more from this author. 

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Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deliciously dark and chilling to the bone, this book was one crazy thrill ride and I loved every minute of it. Seeing inside the minds of serial killers and the mentally unstable loves who get dragged into relationships with them was thrilling. That thin line between love and hate gets muddied when Jynn realizes she's not dealing with a normal handsome man, Antone, but rather a serial killer who is fully capable of ripping her throat out while believing it to be the most romantic acts of love. I ...more
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

All I can say is, where's book 2? This was a good book, characters kept me enthralled the whole time! Can't lie, I'm going to miss Devons character. Jynn is just as crazy as Antone. I just know book 2 will be just as great as this, can't wait to find out what happens next!
Michelle Austin

A Serial Killer's Desire (Heart Of Darkness #1) by C.F. Rabbiosi was a twisted and crazy 5 star read. I have to say this is the most twisted book I have read in a long time.

Jynn meets Antone at an art show. There is something intriguing, mysterious and dark about him that calls to her. The things these two say to each other after just meeting were hot and you could feel their attraction coming off the pages. Unbeknownst to her just how dangerous this man
Maria Reynoso
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of Ms. Rabbiosi's A Serial Killer's Desire, and this is my honest review. Let me begin by stating that this book has many triggers and delves in to the murderous and demented minds of characters who will push you to your limit and beyond. This book is told from the killer's point of view.

Antone is a rich young man who is a serial killer. Jynn is a young painter who is afraid of the darkness that lurks in her as well as hiding from her past. Devon is Antone's older brother who a
Linda Puritis
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been reading some light books lately and having fun with them. I had an opportunity to read this book and d*mn am I glad I went back to dark and dangerous!!
Torture, Kill, Terrify. What a perfect line in this book. And, lady button! I don't think I've heard our precious place called that before!
Roman, Jynn, and Devon. Oh, My! I can't believe I care about such murderous, twisted monsters. I fell in love with the men and wanted the very best for my friend Jynn. There are so many things that
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Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

So this is an introduction for me with this author. I love reading dark, depraved and twisted stories. This first story in the Heart of Darkness trilogy gives us soo much while at the same time so little. There are loads of really dark and depraved acts, but as far as actual story, I can't even describe it for you for fear of spoiling anything. Girl meets guy at an art show, she is on a date with someone else, guy makes arrogant remarks and gets girl's attention. They
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It really takes a lot to shock my dark & twisty self in books, but I will say C.F. Rabbiosi excelled in shocking me with A Serial Killer's Desire because HOLY DARK HELL! I'm not going into detail because I'm not sure I could describe it even if I wanted to which I don't. I will say this, pay attention to the warning because this has been one of the darkest, mind screw books I've ever read. A serial killer who has some dark tastes, and a captor who may or may not be as crazy as he is to get the h ...more
Henk-Jan van der Klis
What would it be like to match a serial killer and be able to not surrender to the Stockholm Syndrome? Although I'm not a fan of the dark erotica genre, I gave this plot a try. Meet Jynn, Antone and his brother Devon in a bizarre twist of fate where sexual desires may turn into demonized cannibalism, and moans to love someone to death can become the literal outcome of role-playing.

Rabbiosi gives the three characters enough body (pun intended) and sparks the conversations to make A Serial Killer'
Sierra Clothier
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a very dark story of madness among monsters. I had an admittedly hard time reading it, as the darkness sometimes overwhelmed me. But that was the point of the story, I believe. Getting to understand two like minded individuals that happen to also be sociopathic. It's almost beautiful how these two get together.

There are lots of twists and depraved turns, and you really have no idea what's going to happen. Jynn is a unique femme fatale here...turning the tables on Antone. There was always
Johanna Sawyer
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Thanks to the publisher for an eARC to read and give my opinion.

Sincerely this book need a few more rewrites..... Not only did I have a hard time following the storyline but the characters have zero chemistry. Even compiling the strange couplings between the two, the storyline just appalled me. Give me some erotica....some character appeal...attraction between the characters...something. This story has some strong themes but there's hardly any description, its mostly conversation after all is
Nov 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I REALLY wanted to love this book but I have to be honest, it was a struggle for me to even finish! The description of this book is what had me excited to read it because its so different from your usual romance novels. This book, for me, was hard to get into; I was confused on some of the scenes because of the time jumps. It was all over the place, one minute she's in a cab, the next she's in the drivers seat....I was so lost. I almost did gave up on this book mid-way through but I guess I had ...more
Madam Abel
DNF @ 45%

I'm not exactly sure what happened after chapter one because everything kinda turned Fifty Shades.

I guess I'm supposed to believe that a serial killer who gets off by murdering women after sex suddenly falls for a woman he's known for a few hours because she's super hawt and "...there's just something about her..."


I know the book was trying to explain why our lady MC was so crazy and special. But I stopped caring.
I read a lot of dark erotic books, so it takes a lot to really shock me, but Antone and Jynn definitely raised my eyebrows to a new level! It's an intricate, sexually charged read, and we also Devon, who kind of balances out things a little. I don't know if "loved" is really the word to use here, but this is a must-read for anyone who wants to dance with the devil and then some! I thoroughly enjoyed it, cringes and all! ...more
Jan 21, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
this book needs to carry a ton of trigger warnings. Not only that, but it borders on offensive from time to time. The characters are utterly unlikeable, all of them. I only read the whole thing because of my horrible issues with not finishing books.

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