THE DARK KINGDOM ANTHOLOGY
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In The Dark Kingdom, villains reign supreme.
Fourteen authors come together to turn your childhood stories into dark and sinful pleasures.
Step into a world where everything you loved just got a lot darker.
Where the line between love and taboo crosses without a second thought.
Are you prepared to enter The Dark Kingdom?
MY REVIEW of: THE DARK KINDOM ANTHOLOGY
I am not usually a fan of short stories. I prefer a book to be at least 150 pages long. I wanna get to know the characters. The worlds. I wanna get so caught up in their lives that I can feel what they’re feeling, ye ken?
But lately, I have read a couple that changed my mind on this matter. Skylar’s Story by V.T. Bonds really was sooo good! (get it HERE) It’s a dark, BDSM series that rocked my world!
Anyway back to this review.
I’ve never read an anthology for the above reason so I figured, “sure, give it a go”.
My feelings are mixed, lol.
Some of them were quite good and others were…not.
Obviously that’s just my personal opinion. If you like a quick and steamy read that gets your wee knickers wet then this is a book for you.
I’m not going to review every story but I’ll pick a couple that stuck out.
These stories are retellings of your classic fairy tales but with a darker and naughtier theme.
The Council of Seven – Alice La Roux
This was a different take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and it was really good!
It was super dark and most definitely had a dubious consent feel to it.
A woman wakes up in a hospital of sorts with no memory of who she is or how she got there. There are doctors and nurses that keep an eye on her (some of them are kinda mean though) and she is very much a prisoner.
Each night she is prepped for a visitor,
Every night a different man comes to her room and feels her up, tuns her all the way on and then gives her multiple orgasms.
She has no idea why she’s as drawn to these mysterious strangers as she is but each one seems to get rougher and rougher with her and she overhears the nurses saying they are preparing her for number 7.
The story gets quite interesting after that and I really enjoyed it.
Such a cool twist at the end.
The sex was hot and well written but with it being a short story…there wasn’t enough for this kinky girl!
A warm mouth claims my nipple, while fingers taunt the other one. It’s like a sensory overload as fingers enter me, and my orgasm builds. The one between my thighs licks my clit, dragging his tongue over the sensitive nub slowly, and I can’t help myself as I reach down and fist my hand in his hair.
Osbourne – Anna Edwards
This one wasn’t for me.
It was a take on Robin Hood and it just didn’t do anything for me.
The fighting scenes had hoodlums on motorbikes with guns etc. but then they also had swords. And as much as I love a good old fashioned sword fight I felt that it didn’t fit in well with this story.
The daughter of a mafia boss is sent to live with her uncle (the evil Sherrif) when her father dies. She is in his custody until she comes of age, marries and produces a male heir to take over the family business.
Her uncle’s right-hand man is a bit of a hottie but also an ass-hat.
I couldn’t like him much and the whole story just felt like it didn’t fit together well.
I actually didn’t find much in the way of sex scenes to show you all. 🙁
Saving Reli – Brooke Summers
This one was actually quite good! It’s a Cinderella kind of story complete with evil step mum and sisters.
It got really dark and had quite a bit of non-consent scenes. So if that is a trigger for you then this is one you’ll want to miss.
I really liked the poor girl in this one and justifiably hated the mum and sisters.
The hottie was particularly yummy too, lol.
Yeah, this was one of the better ones 🙂
TRIGGER WARNING FOR THE BELOW EXCERPT
This is one of the darker scenes.
I cry out as she thrusts something hard into my pussy. Pain rips into me as she moves it in and out of me. Tears slip out of my eyes, I hate when she does this. “Oh my poor little virgin, yet to have a man fuck you.” She laughs, “This is what a man would do to you if one could ever love you. He’d fuck you so good, you’d be screaming with pleasure.
Final Thoughts on The Dark Kingdom Anthology
I like that I got to read a little from authors that I hadn’t read before. But I don’t think I’ll be reading any more anthologies.
If you like short stories however then this is definitely worth a read!
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