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Best Dark Romance Books To Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Dark Romance books.

1. Dark & Broken Souls (Dark Souls (Soul Hunters)) (2016)

 Best Dark Romance Books To ReadKaylie Hart was born into a vampire hunting family. She grew up in a world filled with monsters and supernatural beings. One day, Kaylie returns home to find her entire family dead- killed by vampires. Kaylie flees the Hunter world, determined to lead a normal life while grieving the loss of everyone she loves.Just as she begins to believe she has left her past behind, two Hunter brothers, Rafe and Ethan, force themselves into her life. They come with a warning about an impending battle against a fierce enemy, but their arrival also brings a possibility Kaylie isn't…
Author(s): E.J. King

2. Dark Desires (Dark Gothic) (Volume 1) (2016)

 Best Dark Romance Books To Read“A dark and delicious gothic. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Oh, how I have missed books like this!”–New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he’s a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie…
Author(s): Eve Silver

3. Mafias Kiss (Lethal Beauty & Smoking Steel) (2019)

 Best Dark Romance Books To ReadMy life was full of one-night stands and dirty alleyways, but the moment I witnessed Dominik Romanov, Washington’s most powerful crime lord, commit murder, my life as I knew it was over.After being tossed head first into a world of blood, drugs, and sex, I climbed the ranks until I proved my worth. I became the prodigy. I proved that I could handle the mafia life.But then, three drool worthy hellions walk into my life. They are my boss’ nephews and to me, everything about them is perfect; their loud music, fierce loyalty, and cold-blooded lifestyles… But when…
Author(s): Darcy Ray

4. Dark King (Sea Fae) (2019)

 Best Dark Romance Books To ReadOnce, I was a fae princess with sea-magic at my fingertips. Now? I’m a hunted supernatural in a squalid shop, stripped of my power. My only comforts are stale cookies, Elvis records, and my hula-hoop. Until a lethally sexy fae king arrives and rips even those away. After the brutal king throws me in prison, I strike a bargain with him: my freedom in exchange for helping him find a magic blade. What Lyr doesn’t know is that the blade might restore my stolen magic. But as we journey, the gorgeous jerk is starting to make me feel things I’ve never felt. When Lyr touches me, desire ignites….
Author(s): C.N. Crawford

5. Her Mafia Daddy: A Dark Daddy Romance (Romano Mafia Brothers) (2019)

 Best Dark Romance Books To ReadKane Romano is the most handsome, powerful man I’ve ever met. He’s also the man holding me captive. My asshole of a step-dad found himself on the wrong side of the mafia, and then offered me up in exchange for his life. How does he have the right? I’m eighteen years old, and my step-dad doesn’t own me. The problem is, Kane Romano agrees. Everyone knows you don’t fight with a Romano, unless you want to end up in an unmarked grave. I should be scared, but every time I look into those dark eyes, I feel safe and protected. When we’re alone he’s a gentleman, but around anyone else he turns quiet and…
Author(s): Bianca Cole

6. Innocence: a Dark Mafia Romance (2019)

 Best Dark Romance Books To ReadI’m king of the criminal underworld.I always get what I want.And she’s my obsession.Cora is new to the city of sin.Her innocent blue eyes beg for me to claim her.But I’m not the billionaire she thinks I am.There’s a darkness within me.And Cora is a shining light.She’s beautiful. A virgin.I’m ruthless. A beast.She found me for a reason.She’ll be my queen.I’ll give her everything that her heart desires.Except for one thing.Her freedom.She’s mine to keep, and I’m never letting her go.Note: This is a dark mafia romance with dark and intense sensual scenes….
Author(s): Stasia Black, Lee Savino

7. Queen of the Underworld: a Dark Mafia Romance (2019)

 Best Dark Romance Books To ReadThe King of the Underworld saved me from the streets,Treated me like a princess, And locked me in a tower.Then he turned into a beast.There’s a darkness in him.I’ve seen it face to face.He says I’m his light.But if our love is going to last, I’m going to have to be more than his princess.I need to become a Queen.The final chapter in Marcus and Cora’s story. #102,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3713 in Billionaire Romance #8278 in Romantic Suspense (Books) #19795 in Contemporary Romance (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would…
Author(s): Stasia Black, Lee Savino

8. Vampire Captive: A Dark Ménage Romance (The Alpha Brothers) (2019)

 Best Dark Romance Books To ReadNow I’m a captive of alpha wolves, rulers of the Luxa Pack, and it is no place for a vampire. They decide to keep me as a slave on this strange land across the sea, and no part of me ever wants to go back to my home.I ran from my world, from my people, and from everything I had ever known to a world much darker than I ever thought possible.I crave their blood, they crave my immortality. They also want my heart, and if they knew who I really was…they would want my throne.Dark Menage Romance 18+ WARNING: Contains dark themes not for the faint of heart….
Author(s): G. Bailey

9. Stolen Innocence: A Dark Romance (2019)

 Best Dark Romance Books To ReadI was sold like property on the day of my father’s funeral. I’d thought his death would set me free, but I’d never truly understood what it meant to have all my freedoms stripped away. Until that day, I’d been living in a child’s fantasy.Then, my brother sells me, and I don’t have the luxury of being a child anymore. I’m taken to Vicente Rodríguez’s estate, to be kept as his plaything. When I’m old enough, he’ll claim my innocence.My only reprieve from my hellish reality is in the strained companionship I share with his son, Adrián. Sometimes, I think he hates me. He can be cold and cruel,…
Author(s): Julia Sykes

10. Darkest Deeds (Cavalieri Della Morte) (2019)

 Best Dark Romance Books To ReadNo one is innocent in the eyes of the Cavalieri Della Morte. If your name ends up on my list, your time is up.No regrets. No mercy. No conscience.Until the enemy becomes my twisted obsession.Two days ago, I paid a price to fulfill a vendetta. Twenty minutes ago, I threw it all away.Stolen in the night. Held against her will. Bound to a monster.I came to take her life but claimed it instead.I warn her not to trust men with sin on their lips and ice in their veins.She cautions me not to be deceived by my own eyes.Neither of us listens.What started out as a quest for retribution has become a game of survival.They say three…
Author(s): Cora Kenborn, Gillian Leonard

11. Loser: A Dark College Bully Romance (Hillcrest University) (2019)

 Best Dark Romance Books To ReadI thought coming to HU would help me move on from my past, help me get a good start on my future. A school for rich boys? Please. I’ve dealt with worse than them before. If they want to use me for whatever games they’re playing, they’ll have to try a lot harder than they’re used to. They think I’ll willingly walk into their feud, choose sides. Declan is the tortured soul, the cute, depressed roommate who I’m supposed to watch over. Sawyer is the king of the school; everyone follows his command—and his money. Travis is…my kind of trouble: sexy, tattooed, a bit mysterious. Sawyer blames Declan for his sister’s…
Author(s): Candace Wondrak

12. Killer Love (2019)

 Best Dark Romance Books To ReadLuka Lutrova held out his hand to me once and claimed a piece of my heart. I was adopted into the wealthy Zappia family at the tender age of five. What was meant to be a new beginning slowly turned into a nightmare. The crime family only wanted me for one sinister purpose: to submit to their son as his bride and birth a new generation of criminals and killers.But I fought.I rebelled.I refused beneath the lashings of a belt.And I never forgot the boy with the bright, silver eyes.Luka Lutrova.That boy is a man now. A rival mobster with sin in his smile and blood…
Author(s): Tabatha Drake

13. Dark Stranger The Dream (The Children Of The Gods Paranormal Romance Series) (2018)

 Best Dark Romance Books To ReadI Devour the books and coming from somebody who reads all the time this is an extreme compliment. I can’t wait to read more please please keep writing! your writing style and everything is perfect I have never read such a well-written book where the story line develops with so many characters I love knowing what’s going on with everybody I love that you switch characters back and forth it is so awesome. Also the steamy love scenes are to die for!” Roller Coaster! Grown folks stuff! Not teenage paranormal romance but complicated, complex adult…
Author(s): I. T. Lucas

Best Dark Romance Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some dark romance books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Dark Pact: A Reverse Harem Fantasy Romance (Her Dark Guardians Book 1)

Author(s): Alana Serra [Serra, Alana]
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 391 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2424800

Strokes: A Dark Contemporary Reverse Harem Romance (Finding Their Muse Book 2)

Author(s): Bea Paige [Paige, Bea]
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 589 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2425006

Strings: A Dark Contemporary Reverse Harem Romance (Finding Their Muse Book 3)

Author(s): Bea Paige [Paige, Bea]
Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 407 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2425007

Sold to the Alien Gladiators: A Dark Reverse Harem Romance

Author(s): Corin Cain
Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 324 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2258892

Linger: BDSM Alpha Male Dark Erotic Romance

Author(s): V.E. Campudoni
Publisher: Beau to Beau Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 210 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2281786

Longing (BDSM Alpha Male Dark Erotic Romance)

Author(s): V.E. Campudoni
Publisher: Beau to Beau Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 253 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2281792

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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