Title: Chained in Darkness Serials, Season 1
Author: Nicholas Bella
Genre: GLBT, Dark Erotica, BDSM, Paranormal
Hosted By: DRC Promotions
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Embraced: Chained in Darkness 1
I’ve been betrayed by someone I trusted. Because of him, I was captured by my loathed enemy: The vampires. Right now, the sun is still high in the sky, but I know when it sets, I’m as good as dead. They can’t wait to get their fangs into me. I guess some would say I have it coming. I did raise a lot of hell with my Resistance crew, and I was planning on raising a hell of a lot more at dawn before I was sold out by Jonah. The vampires, werewolves and dragons, have been trying to track me down for months and I’d always been two steps ahead of them.
*Laughs* I guess my number is up. I just hope they make it quick. You see, the vampires in my reality aren’t the romantic lot you read about in books. They don’t sparkle or hang out at high schools with their teenage girlfriends. Hell no, vampires are brutal, calculating, sadistic and bloodthirsty. As a matter of fact, all of the monsters are! That’s how they were able to take over the world so easily and change an entire civilization to suit their needs. Whatever happens, I know it’s not going to be pretty, so I’m preparing myself for the worst. May God help me.
Warning: This novelette series contains hardcore sexual situations between men, not meant for sensitive eyes. I’m talking crude, lewd and full of attitude. This series will most likely either offend you or get ya revved up. This series isn’t going to be pulling any punches whatsoever, so you’ve been warned. Mature Adult Content meant for readers looking for something dark, taboo, sexy, and unapologetic in their paranormal erotica. This is NOT a romance. This novelette is approximately 13300 words.
This is book 1 in a series. With only 40+ pages, it went straight into action. You don’t get any background or real depth, just immediate conflict. This is not a story for the faint hearted. Sadistic master vamp, Theodon, vs defiant rebel leader, Noel, both males. This is not a love story; there’s sex but it’s all about violence, control and dominance.
3.5 stars. This book was too short, almost teaser. I will continue with the story because it did capture my interest. Is what Noel is fighting for a lie? But, others might need more time with the main characters in this first book to continue.
Punishment: Chained in Darkness 2
My worst nightmare has come true, I’m one of them now, a monster… the very thing I fought against. If that wasn’t bad enough, I’ve been sired by one of the most powerful, sadistic and calculating vampire Lords in the city; Theoden. It’s just the beginning of my new life, hell, I’m not even one night old as a vampire and already I wish they had decided to kill me instead of turn me. I guess this was my punishment for rebelling against them. They’re clever that way. Theoden has promised to punish me for every offense I’ve made against him and I have no idea what’s in store for me. I do know that it won’t be pleasant. My night of pain and torment is just beginning.
This is book 2 in the series. It picks up right where the last book stopped. This is a dark, dark story. Noel continues to fight his new master and the outcome is pain and torture. Unbelievable torture. The book, while jam packed, is really short and just stops as Noel starts to break…the length of these books is frustrating, it’s own brand of torture. 3.5 – 4 stars for this author’s twisted mind.
Lessons: Chained in Darkness 3
My punishment at the hands of Theoden left me with wounds that scarred me to my core. That man has struck the fear of God into me and I don’t know how to fight back. I don’t know if I can. I feel like he’s taking over who I was and making me into something he wants me to be. His slave and his disciple. I do know that I’m his property. His child, his blood runs through my veins and with it comes something so powerful that it consumes me in every way. He plans on teaching me what that means and I don’t know who I’ll be at the end of his lessons.
This is book 3 in the series. Noel breaks a bit more and accepts his life has changed forever. That does not mean he’s happy about it, but he’s powerless. He is subjected to humiliating lessons with his “brothers.” He serves each one under threat of losing a body part if he fails to comply. For me, it was over the top. But, we’re dealing with vampires who need more than blood to survive. This was least favorite book of the series. Way too gratuitous and extreme, I found myself skimming and this is a very short book.
Submission: Chained in Darkness 4
I lay here, exhausted and more confused than when my night first started. I’ve just discovered something else about myself that I wish wasn’t true. Not only do I have to feed on the blood of humans, I’ve also found out that I need the “essence of a man” as Theoden called it, in order to survive. If that isn’t enough on my plate, I know Theoden wants to break me down even more. He won’t be happy until he’s taken every part of me that wants to fight him and crushed it under his foot. He wants me to submit to him and I only pray that I can resist his hold over me.
Book 4 in this unique series. Noel, a former rebel leader and Theoden’s enemy, broke in the last book. In this one, he submits. Noel doesn’t roll over like a puppy though, that would be boring. He is learning to survive and is making different choices now that he truly understands he has no power to change his fate. Submitting is tough for him though, he is doing things that he used to find monstrous and fought to stop as a human. The struggle of submission vs disgust regarding the acts he performs plays out in his mind, but Theoden can read his mind as all. He can’t hide how he feels, there is no privacy or anything that is truly just his, not even his thoughts. He is owned. It’s an incredible dark, supernatural power trip.
There were enough typos in this book that it distracted me at times. I had to stop and re-read sentences. Other than that, a good read.
Control : Chained in Darkness 5
As I awaken to this new night, I have no idea what Theoden has planned for me. I know there are more lessons he wants to teach me… I just don’t know how painful… or how pleasurable they will be. I do know that I’ve given into Theoden in ways that I’d never thought I would. Not only that, but he’s made me feel… pleasure unlike anything I’d ever experienced. I want to resist him, I need to resist him, but I’m finding it nearly impossible to resist him. His hold over me is stronger than my will to fight him and with each passing day, I know that I’m losing this battle. On top of personal experiences, I’m discovering secrets the human world never knew. I’m beginning to understand why the humans lost the war and how insignificant my rebellion actually was. This realization has been the cruelest lesson of all.
Book 5 in this series. Theoden and Noel engage in a power exchange. Noel’s submission in the last book elevated his status to one of the brothers vs just their toy to play with, bend and break. Noel’s not free though, he has to respect the hierarchy of his brothers and his Master, Theoden. He must follow their commands. Theoden continues to compel Noel, under threat of more lessons if he resists (he melted his tongue with silver and forced him to feed off children in prior novellas), to participate in the vampire life and experience what it means to be a part of Theoden’s family. Add in the spice of dragon allure….Theoden is half dragon and takes Noel to meet a full dragon, Tylendel. The results are off the charts chemistry between the 3 of them, an act I wasn’t even aware existed, and an insatiable Noel. Still wish the books were longer…enjoyed the read but it was pretty freaky.
Acceptance: Chained in Darkness 6
It’s a new night and that means more of Theoden’s lessons, one of which I was still recuperating from. I was so out of control last night and if my current physical condition is any indicator, my brothers definitely had their way with me. As far as my relationship with Theoden goes, I can’t help but feel drawn to him. I feel as though he’s accepting me as I’m accepting him in some morbid way. I don’t know… maybe it’s because I know I don’t have any choices. There’s no way out for me. I’m his and we both know it. Maybe there’s still some fight left in me, some little nugget of Noel the man that hasn’t been consumed by Noel the vampire. One can hope. I do know that this night feels different, like I’m coming to the last lap of a long, rigorous race. What is to become of me when this night comes to an end?
Read on January 08, 2015
This is the final book in this series. “Acceptance” is exactly what Noel is facing. Acceptance of his fate, his new life, his relationship with his brothers and Theodon. More questions regarding vampire life are answered but many more are left unanswered. I enjoyed the book and the series, it was dark, intense and unusual. It appears based on the ending that more books will follow in a new series
Command, House of Theoden, Season 2, Book 1
Coming February 2, 2015
About The Author
About me? Hmmm, I’m just a person with a wild imagination and a love for words who was sitting around the house one day and said, “Why hasn’t anyone written a book like this before?”. As with every storyteller, I wanted to share mine with the world. I like my erotica dark, gritty, sexy… and even a little raunchy. I’m not afraid to go there and I hope you aren’t afraid to go there with me. When I’m not writing, I love watching movies and TV shows, clubbing, biking, and hanging out with family and friends. I love life.
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