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Dreams of the Deadly

(Massacred Dreams #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,962 ratings  ·  424 reviews
They took her from me.

Now I’ll take everything from them.

I was never meant to fall in love with her.

We were children when they betrothed us—an obligation I didn’t want.

Before long, her amber eyes had pierced right through me,

transforming my indifference into gentle devotion.

Then, they stole her from me—banished me from my home and robbed her of my protection.

They damaged h
Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published July 29th 2022
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Adelaide Forrest No, its book one in a duet, without a major cliffhanger. Book 2 comes September 30th

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 ✘Paulette & Her  Sexy Alphas ❤️

This author is completely new to me
Wow…. That’s all I can say right now
This book was intoxicating to read from start to finish.

Please make sure to read Dreams of the Vengeful
Where Calix and Thalia story had First begun.
If you enjoy any of the following you have found yourself in the right place
🖤 Forced Marriage
🖤Mafia Romance
🖤Arranged Marriage
🖤Age Gap
🖤Childhood Friends
🖤Dark and twisted
🖤Enemies to Lovers
🖤Found Family
K I can’t lie, I was so freakin excited to find out more about Calix &
Jenn (The Book Refuge)
Jul 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2022-arcs, 2022-read
*Thank you to the author and Social Butterfly PR for an ARC of this book*

I was so excited to find out more about Calix & Thalia after reading some other books by Adelaide Forrest and this did not disappoint. In fact, Calix may be one of my favorite heroes by this author thus far. Is he still crazy and obsessive and very demanding and controlling? Yes. But did he also create a home that is tailored to his bride and make up for lost time? Also yes!

There is just something that will ALWAYS speak to
Kursed Reads
Opening up 20 years in the past when a 13-year old Calix Regas signs the agreement binding him to the, then-5-year old Thalia Karras.

When the six families, banish the whole of the Regas family from Philadelphia, Thalia’s marriage contract is rendered null and void.

The ensuing years are painful snapshots into the life of a mafia wife and, likewise, the torturous rebuilding of an empire.

Hades to her Persephone, Calix is as loving as he is bIôôdthirsty, hell bent on giving his Little One the retr
☘ Lily ☘
1.5 stars

I'm sure you're all sick of my two stars read lately just like I do.

Anywayyy..... I didn't like it. Characters-wise and plot-wise. There's not much happening outside of their banging each other out. Then, when there's a little bit of plot coming in, it was underdeveloped and not making much sense. Also, our colourblind heroine, freaking annoyed the hell out of me.

Bookaholic Mommy
Jul 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
5 de@dly wicked stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐♾️

-❝ What happened to you?❞
-❝ They took me from you, ❞
-❝ So I became the man I needed to be to find my way back. ❞

✨ gripping
✨ Thrilling
✨ Swoony
✨ Touch her and die. ✔️
✨ I'll find my way to you in a sea of our enemies' bl🩸🩸d.

Loved everything that it is " Calix" and "Thalia"
The way their relationship stared was unique and unusual. And was wondering how the author would manage to make them evolve into the adult-version where we can get the Romance and all the good st
Oh my God I love this book. Callix is without a doubt my favourite Adelaide Forrest love interest. The way he treats Thalia made me swoon every single chapter!
I mean the man literally re-decorates her house in monochrome colours because she’s colour blind. He buys her an entire new wardrobe in black and white and grey because he doesn’t want her to worry about her clothes not matching. And he labels every single piece of clothing describing the exact shade and material of the clothes. He even t
*˚Remnant Light ‧͙⁺˚*・༓☾ [Semi-Hiatus]
**3/5 stars**

I'm not too sure what it was but most of the things that happened that were supposed to be shocking just came off a bit cringe to me. The author tried a little bit too hard to be 'edgy', in my opinion.

From a young age, Thalia(5) had been promised to Calix(13) to unite their family. Calix quickly felt protective of his fiancée-to-be, taking his role seriously and trying to save her from the abuse she suffered at home. That was until Calix's dad did something that broke the union bet
Kate V
Aug 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
4.75 - 5 stars!

Dreams of the Deadly is the first book in the Massacred Dreams series and features Calix and his queen, Thalia. It is full of panty melting heat, action and suspense and moments of true passion and pain. It was a really well written story that had me glued to the pages!

“I married you because you’re mine, Thalia. Nothing matters beyond that. Nothing.”

Calix has to be my favorite hero from Forrest so far. He is single minded in his obsession of Thalia and his plan to save her ha
I was blown away by the novella, but the full length of this story was magnificent.

If you are looking for the following I think you will love this
- very dark mafia romance
- a FMC learning and embracing her own power
- some effed up family drama

For me personally this one hit all the balances between a dark mafia romance and a lot of suspense/world building for what would happen as we move forward. I loved how the ending also wasn't a cliffhanger and I am beyond excited for the sequel.

CW: Death o
DNF 23%

I think this author is just not for me.

I don't know why, in theory, she writes everything I like: j/p obsessive heroes, stalker, arranged marriage, etc., but there is something that doesn't work for me, unfortunately 😕 .
Intel Chicky Reads Romance (Kara Merideth)
Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Trope: Forced pregnancy, revenge, stalker
Angst: 😱😱😱
Smexy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

"𝑺𝒉𝒆'𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒂 𝒈𝒊𝒓𝒍 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏. 𝑨𝒔 𝒂 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏, 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒐𝒓𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆. 𝑰𝒇 𝑰 𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒘𝒆𝒅𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕, 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒚 𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆, 𝒂 𝒈𝒐𝒅𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒃𝒐𝒓𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝑰 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒅𝒓𝒂𝒈 𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆."

Adelaide Forrest totally knocks another one out of the park with Dreams of the Deadly. This is the first book in the
mafia/soul mates/ devoted Possessive H/ abused h

5 ⭐️ Caliiiixxxxx 🥰🥰 man… Adelaide did not disappoint!! I’ve been waiting for this since I read the prologue. Calix has been totally dedicated to Thalia since he signed for their arranged marriage when he was like 13. This was sooo good.

✨The things ✨
-Our H is not traditionally JP. He is but he’s not OTT. He is protective and possessive of Thalia.
-our h is a mafia princess whose color blind and has been beaten physically and mentally her whole lif
Jul 28, 2022 rated it it was amazing
My little dark romance-loving heart is giddy with this one! Just when I think I can't love an Adelaide Forrest Hero more, she finds a way to top the last one! I have patiently awaited Calix and Thalia's stories since first reading about them; it was so worth the wait! Calix is everything I love in a hero/anti-hero...he kind of walks the line on that one ;)
Excellent plot, well executed, loveable characters, and just enough grit and angst to keep me on the edge of my seat and dying for more!
I ca
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Spice Rating: 🌶🌶.5/5
Angst Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤/5
Burn: 🔥🔥🔥 Med

”Because my obsession with you knows no boundaries. I would do anything for you. Any of the others would have owned you, but it is you who owns me, λουλούδι μου.”

🥀 Mafia Romance
🥀 Dark Romance
🥀 Forced Marriage

Tropes: Age-Gap (Small), Stalking, Possessive-Hero, Jealous-Hero, Virgin-Heroine, Revenge, Bonnie/Clyde, Hades/Persephone, Arranged Marriage, Forced-Marriage, Found-Family, Friends-to-Lovers, Touch-Her-and-Yo
Aug 01, 2022 rated it it was ok
The most impressive thing about this book is how the author managed to take a book with such potential and absolutely ruin it.

First, the novella has a lot going on, then In the book the biggest conflict is that he’s trying to force her to be pregnant and she just been abused and controlled her whole life so she doesn’t exactly want a child. When she asks a body guard she trust to help her get birth control the main dude fucks her. now it’s not by force because he has made it clear she doesn’t g
Jul 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark, 6-stars, arc, loved-it
I have been anxiously and patiently waiting for Calix and Thalia’s story and Adelaide Forrest delivered it perfectly and fantastically.
This couple grew up being betrothed to each other and Calix was her protector and hero until he was gone and did not come back to save her. Years later his appearance is unexpected and so sensational but can Thalia get beyond his abandonment?
I love the appearance of Raf {swoon} and Ryker and their involvement in Calix Regas return to the six families and his at
Jul 18, 2022 rated it it was amazing
"Even a villain has to be made before she can rise" 🩸

I could not put this down, it may be my favorite dark mafia romance ever.

The dynamic between Thalia and Calix is SO addicting and powerful. The growth throughout, both as individuals as well as in their relationship, is so well developed; it makes all the moments between them hit you right in the feels.

Calix is everything I want in a morally grey book boyfriend. The carnage, the lengths he is willing to go in order to protect and reclaim Th
The Romantic Rush Blog
Aug 02, 2022 rated it really liked it
Dreams of the Deadly is such a captivating and consuming beginning to this mafia duet. With a plot that’s unexpected but tropes that are familiar and characters that are deliciously complicated, I found myself immersed and thirsty for this story. It’s dark, but with a tender romanticism to it, action-packed, and emotionally raw- everything I love about a mafia romance.

I wasn’t quite expecting our story to big up just where it did, and truthfully I don't always love a story that spends a lot of t
Emma Fisk
Aug 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star.

First things first this book would of been a 5 star if I understood more how it was Greek mafia. There isn't any information on the greek side? No history or back story. I would of loved more details on it.

Anyone who loves mafia romance I highly recommend Dreams Of The Deadly.

Thalia is promised to Calix from a very young age. When she’s of age they will marry. This will build a bound between two of the families.
Thalia is unaware any of this, as she very young. Over the years
Mandy’s Book Reviews
Jul 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! Calix and Thalia’s story is dark dirty and so twisted I could not put it down! Their chemistry is scorching I loved their banter my heart hurts for Thaila and all she’s endured and Calix had me swooning so hard for how protective he was of her ! This book was sooo freaking good! I highly recommend!
Aug 01, 2022 rated it really liked it
So good by far my favorite of the Authors books

Calif swoon I need one of him that will take away all the demons that hurt his female. Taliah has suffered so much in her childhood. Calif comes back to clay those who have done her wrong. Can't wait for the next book.
Luna (Lunas.Library)
Jul 18, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, mafia
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I couldn't put it down! I read this book in one sitting, and it hurts my soul I don't immediately have the next book in my hands already!

Calix is dark, twisted, but totally and completely in love with Thalia. He's my new favourite book boyfriend, and I will fight everyone for him 😇

He will do anything and everything for her, to protect her and be with her, and I swooned many, many times while reading this book!
Thalia is a bad bitch and can stand up for herself in the f
Jul 17, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Adelaide has done it again!

This might be my favourite book she’s wrote, okay no might. It is.

Calix literally owns my soul, he is my favourite and has knocked Rafe off the top spot! The fact he is completely crazily obsessive and demanding legit has me screaming. He changed his home into black, white and grey so that she would see it exactly how he does.

Calix literally will do anything for Thalia, anything. Including crashing her wedding and unaliving everyone, because she is his.

Thalia has b
Court Small
Jul 19, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I read this in one sitting, it was so good I could not put it down!
This is a dark mafia romance and is only book one in a duet.

This is an arranged marriage with a difference, loved Thalia & Calix and cannot wait for book two.
(Thank you Grey's Promotions and the author Adelaide Forrest for the eARC in exchange for a honest, spoiler free review)


3.5 ⭐

I've never read Adelaide's books before, this is a first. The blurb of the book was interesting and knowing it was a mafia romance I just couldn’t not apply for it.

I must admit the writing style didn’t really interest me as the tone of the book felt monotonous. But it got slightly better over the chapters.

Calix is the protective character who is a “one woman onl
dais 🥀💀🖤
✨🖤ARC Review🖤✨
One word… SENSATIONAL!!!!!
I am beyond in love with Calix, he stole my heart in the beginning of this story and it’s safe to say that he now owns me completely.
The way he loves and cares for Thalia is how every woman wants to be treated… He takes care of her in every way he possibly can. He had me swooning from beginning to end.
“You’ve been taking care of yourself, your entire life. It’s my turn now” 🥹😭
I can’t- just thinking about that scene makes me tear up.
I love how protective
Aloha Readers
Jul 29, 2022 rated it it was amazing
If only there was a way for me to climb into this book and claim Calix as my own 🥵🤤 (not that it would change anything because this man only has eyes for Thalia but a girl can dream😍)

This story sucks you in from the first page and won't let you go until the last page (and even then that's debatable 😍).It's the perfect combination of heat and heart, seamlessly woven into a dark and brutal world that I can't get enough of.

Calix takes the saying "man with a plan" to a whole new level. There is noth
First I REALLY hope this gets turned into a audiobook. So I listen while am doing boring housework and painting

This book is a love. A love that started with innocent intentions until Calix's father got in the way of his protection over his "flower" & "Little One" from her spoilers

What I love about Calix he has a gaint heart and he knows what is right and wrong in very grey mafia world. Thalia I understand what Calix see when he first saw her and spoke. Even with her disability she
Tiffany Watson
Jul 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing

Dreams of the Deadly by @adelaideforrestauthor - release date July 29th ❤️

Well… it’s safe to say I have found a new dark morally grey book boyfriend🫠 Calix is simply everything, I love him.

This dark Mafia Romance follows Thalia (FMC) the daughter of a cruel mafia leader who runs Philadelphia with five other families bound by a treaty and aligned through arranged marriages and Calix (MMC) the son of one of the families who was arranged to marry Thalia until the mis
Jul 26, 2022 rated it liked it
I have a LOT of mixed feelings about this one.

There were a lot of things at play here that I loved. I enjoyed the general plot of childhood betrothed/protector is forcefully removed from her life and does everything in his power to make sure that they can never be separated again. There was so much devotion and angst in that concept that I just ate it up. Not to mention the other tropes I love:

- arranged/forced marriage
- "who did this to you?"
- toucher her & I'll kill you
- hurt/comfort
- forced p
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Adelaide fell in love with books at a young age and quickly discovered her love for writing soon after. Since then, she’s become a self-professed plot hoarder of over 300 book concepts.
After receiving her degree in Psychology, Adelaide went on to work in a therapeutic riding facility. When her daughter was born, Adelaide traded out her boots to be a stay-at-home mom. In 2019, she added author to t

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