Release/Review Blitz: Dark by Aleatha Romig

Release Date: January 5

“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” ~ Madeline L’Engle

Darkness has fallen upon the Sparrow world. 
What seemed secure was breached, and what was assumed unattainable is possible. 

In this dangerous underground world, we Sparrows took our power by force. As dusk gave way to dark, we Sparrows are once again determined to use any means necessary to recover what is ours, secure our stronghold, and defeat those who appear unconquerable. 

The gauntlet has been thrown. 

We will not retreat.

Darkness be damned. It is time for triumph.

I am Reid Murray. 

For my wife and my brothers-in-arms, nothing, not even darkness, will stop the Sparrows from victory.

From New York Times bestselling author comes a brand-new dark romantic suspense trilogy, Dangerous Web. DARK, book #2, is set in the dangerous world of the Sparrow Webs. You do not need to read Web of Sin, Tangled Web, or Web of Desire to get caught up in this new dangerous and intriguing romantic suspense saga, Dangerous Web. 

DARK is book two of the DANGEROUS WEB trilogy that began in DUSK and concludes in DAWN.
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Meet Aleatha Romig
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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My Review of Dark

Dark by Aleatha Romig

My rating: 4 of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The aftermath of being held hostage!


The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: ❤️💙💜💛
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤

The setting: Chicago

The Hero(s): Reid Murray – Works for Sparrow. Sterling Sparrow is the kingpin of the Chicago underground as well as the head of Sparrow Enterprises. Reid is the Technology specialist of the group and is married to Lorna who was kidnapped an beaten.

The heroine: Lorna Murray – Lorna was married to Reid and sister to Mason who both work for Sparrow. She was recently taken captive by accident. The captors really wanted Mason’s wife Lauren for her research into mind altering drugs which worked on the memory centers of the brain. Lorna was beaten and nearly raped and given a drug similar to what Lauren was studying.

The Love Story: Reid and Lorna have been married for years and are still madly in love. Reid feels a fierce protectiveness towards his wife and blames himself for her abduction.

The first book “Dusk” was about Lorna’s abduction and imprisonment as she was held hostage with Sparrow’s wife Araneae. This book was about what happened after their return. It deals heavily with PTSD, not just Lorna’s PTSD of the abduction but also of her abuse as a little girl by her mother’s boyfriend. It goes in to alarming detail about his sexual abuse of her.

The memory loss over the abduction is dealt with, how not knowing exactly what happened has affected her and Reid as well who wants to track down and kill whomever hurt Lorna. Though Lorna just wants Reid to stay with her and make her feel safe. In addition to the memory loss, Lorna gets flashes of memory which is disturbing to say the least given what she went through.

I liked the book and I do like when books deal with heavy subjects like these. Sometimes in romance terrible events are overcome by those involved all too quickly and not realistically but this was handled very well. That said, I was just a bit bored and found it hard to get through the book. It could be just one of those times I didn’t quite feel like reading, but it did take me days to get through this book. It definitely got much better during the second half and the cliffhanger was great!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

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