When I opened my eyes, I was in a cell, my body covered in bruises.Not a jail.I d been kidnapped and imprisoned.I wasn t alone I shared the cell with Garin Woods, the man I d loved since I was a kid.The man I couldn t be with because of the secret A man who would kill me if he found out what that secret was.Someone wanted to torture me.Torture us.One of us deserved it.ItWhen I opened my eyes, I was in a cell, my body covered in bruises.Not a jail.I d been kidnapped and imprisoned.I wasn t alone I shared the cell with Garin Woods, the man I d loved since I was a kid.The man I couldn t be with because of the secret A man who would kill me if he found out what that secret was.Someone wanted to torture me.Torture us.One of us deserved it.It wasn t Garin.
Prisoned When I opened my eyes I was in a cell my body covered in bruises Not a jail I d been kidnapped and imprisoned I wasn t alone I shared the cell with Garin Woods the man I d loved since I was a kid T
2.5 Stars It saddens me to say this, but this one was just an okay read for me I enjoyed the other book I ve read by this author and I enjoy her writing style, but this one didn t work for me like I would have liked Like everyone else I suppose, when I pick up a dark romance I expect to be at the edge of my seat for one reason or another, I expect everything that happens to make my heart race and I expect unpredictability Sadly, I found this one to be very predictable and well, it didn t keep me [...]
Dark, suspenseful stories with some romance thrown in are my absolute favorites I crave the kind of anti hero that you love to hate and hate to love Kidnapping captivity I can hardly contain myself, I m so excited Naturally, when I saw the blurb for this book I was sure it d be an instant hit with me After all, it had so many of my favorite themes and story elements I was sure that I d love it.However, Prisoned failed to live up to my expectations, much to my disappointment That isn t to say it [...]
Genre Dark Erotic RomanceType StandalonePOV First Person DualRating Garin Woods and Kyle Lang grew up in the projects called The Heart Surrounded by crime and poverty, they made do by doing whatever they could for money Garin took the responsibility to make sure Kyle will always have enough to survive.Their relationship was moving forward steadily until something happened that pulled her away from his life Years later they were reunited but things started to unravel when they were taken captive [...]
You re my prisoner Prisoned delivers an unforgettable suspenseful blend of passion, intrigue, mystery, and dark romance With a twisted plot that will take you deep into the depths of your psyche, this is one read you do not want to miss was either the start of something monumental that would change me permanently, or it was the terrifying conclusion of our story Kyle Lang grew up in poverty just trying to survive With her brother and best friend Garin, finding peace in the midst of chaos wasn t [...]
5 The Heart STARSWow Dark reads are my indulgence I just love the dark and dangerous and Marni just killed it This was truly an emotional, psychological read and at times, deeply disturbing Kyle Lang has a nasty secret Buried so deep and for fear of revealing it, she fled Left her home, her future, as soon as she graduated high school Leaving behind her best friends, Garin Woods and Billy Three kids growing up in the heart , aka the projects of Atlantic City Kyle loved both of them Differently b [...]
6 Captivating Stars ARC Kindly provided by author I wasn t prepared for how epicPrisoned was going to be Marni Mann took me on a dark path, full of ups and downs, making my reading experience something unique and completely unforgettable The plot is absolutely brilliant, a mindfuck of a book that squeezed my heart so tight, I felt dizzy and breathless, and I loved every single minute of it Garin, Billy, and Kyle grew up very poor in the projects of Atlantic City A forsaken place called The Heart [...]
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewMarni Mann has sophisticatedly and masterfully weaved a dark gritty romance that breaks your conventional standard of dark reads Right off the opening pages, Mann lures her readers to the dark side with her raw and captivating prose She didn t need much effort to imprisoned us to her words as readers like myself were drawn to the emotional and electric bond of Garin and Kyle.Prisoned is one of those reads where I honestly don t know where to [...]
I really don t know where to start, so brace yourselves Also, if you re offended by large amounts of profanity, maybe skip this review and find another I apologize in advance for this but I m kind of beside myself and am anything but calm while writing this You should probably just imagine the entire thing is in capital letters and that I m actually running around shrieking because I don t even know what to think or do with myself You ve been warned Nothing I say is meant to offend anyone or bel [...]
You can leave The Heart behind but the memories stay 3.5 Stars I m the kind of reader that takes things to heart Do you know what I was thinking when I finished Prisoned If only their mother s had done right by them This story had children who were hustling on the street to scrounge enough money to put food in their bellies While the kids are starving, mummy dearest buys drugs to feed her addiction It worries me that this story is way to close to being real I have not seen and hope to never be a [...]
4.5 Stars Garin Woods and Kyle Lang grew up in the projects of Atlantic City, known as The Heart Garin was the protector of his friends and having a soft spot for Kyle, he always tried to take care of her Not having much of a family support, Kyle relied on her closest friend, Garin, for comfort and food, but one night their entire lives changed Thereafter, Kyle fled as soon as she graduated high school vowing never to return leaving Garin with an empty heart and keeping a secret she couldn t sha [...]
Complimentary Copy Provided by the author Marni Mann in exchange for an honest reviewThank you TITLE PrisonedAUTHOR Marni Mann GENRE DARKCHAPTERS Prologue 41RELEASE DATE MY RATING 4 STARSEvery once in a while I need to take a walk on the dark side PRISONED Told in Dual Perspectives Garin Kyle PROLOGUE GARIN SIXTEEN YEARS AGOIn the Prologue we re introduced to the three musketeers, Garin, Kyle Billy three young friends living on the wrong side of the tracks, growing up poor in the The Heart as it [...]
3.5 Stars I loved the beginning this had a great back story and tons of suspense Sadly the hero and the reveals weren t all that but it did make for an okay read.
ARC provided by the author for an honest review Omg what a book I was dyin to read this book for ages I knew it was goin to b good there hasn t been a book that I ve read from this author that I haven t enjoyed she knows how to give me sexy twisted stories with the most sexiest men an Garin was seriously hot an this story was very twisted I m really not a mad fan of dark romance an I know I ve said this before I ended up luvin it so much I m not goin to lie it did get a lil dark in parts where I [...]
Where do I even begin This is one of those difficult reviews to write Not because I m questioning my thoughts and feels about this book, but because everything about this book was a twisted surprise That blurb, it s vague and intriguing it doesn t end with the blurb From the first chapter of this book my attention was held A story woven though dual points of view told in past and present tense, as we get pieces to the story of Garin and Kyle A pair of kids that were two parts of a trio that live [...]
ARC received from author as part of blog tour Befor I started this, I though, eek, am I ready Daayyyum I knew it This, this tells me what Marni can do when she puts her mind to it Start typing backspace start typing delete, delete start typing Daayyyum Trying to wrap my head around this one Where do I start There are triggers in this book that s definitely not for the faint of heart It s dark and it s deviously delicious The story opens up when Garin and Kyle were young It s a hard life One pivo [...]
Twistastic A dark, gritty game of secrets and lies I couldn t turn the pages fast enough As soon as I read this blurb, I had to have this book It s classified as dark romance, and I agree wholeheartedly It s dark in some instances, but there s that spark between the two main characters that can t be denied Set in The Heart of Jersey Where poverty is common and hustling is par for the course We meet three friends whose lives change in a single night Past and present told from both point of views [...]
Five knuckle biting stars I am fifty shades of pissed off with so many emotions running ramped To the author I applaud your amazing abilities To my fellow readers and reviewers this isn t for the feint of heart The scenes are graphic, hard hitting raw, disturbing and dark image error I was engrossed from the moment I picked up the novel until its completion Call me a sicko and glutton for punishment but I m still invested Prisoned reminded me of Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock suspense With [...]
4 dark and twisted starsWhew What a crazy ride Dark, sexy and dirtyjust how I love my books The heroine, Kyle, returns home to attend the funeral of a childhood friend Having fled her hometown without telling anyone after the murder of a friend s brother, she was less than happy to return Upon arriving home, she see s the man who she fell in love with 12 years earlier, and still loves Garin Returning home opened up many wounds that she tried to cover up by leaving, and threatens to reveal her bi [...]
Mari Mann.What in the hell has gotten into youWhen did you become this non stop writing machine.Churning out sensual, thrilling serialsFollowing up with stand alone, sexy tomes staring smart secondary characters we wondered aboutAnd now we have this new book coming with no clues except.A dark contemporary erotica novel coming Spring 2016.WhateverI don t care don t give us Because I know whatever it ends up being will be amazingIt s written by Marni Mann, after all.For Reviews, Free E books and [...]
This is a pretty good erotic suspense The setting is mainly within a prison cell, whereby both our hero and heroine were confined too There is the suspense that kept me hooked from the start wondering why are they being held captive and what is the big secret that the heroine is hiding There are plenty of sex while they were in the cell For those who are OCD, they might be too concerned about hygiene issue to feel anything sexy about it, but for me, I like it filthy Kyle and Garin used to be chi [...]
DNF at 51%Maybe I m getting soft but this sentence while eating my lunch did me in I heard a zipper A button popped open The stench if I had anything left in my stomach, it would have come out It was so much worse than his breath Molded cheese and decayed meat He pressed his dick against my cheek, running it up and down my skin, as though he were wiping off the drool Review to come after release.Advanced copy received by author in exchange for my honest review.
2.5 Stars Prisoned is a dark erotic suspense about two childhood friends who are reunited, a second chance romance that had the potential to be really epic, but I am sorry to say that it wasn t an enjoyable reading experience for me I love dark romance, but there is a fine line, and unfortunately for me, this one overstepped the mark just a little too much.Switching between past and present, we learn how two kids from the projects fought to survive in a world that didn t care about them, and how [...]
Prisoned was one of those books that grabbed you from the first page and dragged you along for an intense and gritty ride only to spit you out at the very end I was left dazed and smiling stupidly This book had a great mixture of darkness and heat It was a perfect blend in my opinion and I ll definitely need to own this one on paperback one day Great job, Marni I recommend it to all dark romance lovers who love a mix of love steam
3.5 StarsI won a copy of Prisoned from Marni THANK YOU SO MUCH and was so excited to read it I loved her Unblocked series and when I read the blurb for this book, I couldn t wait to jump into this dark romance Sadly, this turned out to be just an okay read for me which is disappointing because I was so ready to fall in love with it The Heart wasn t well lit Most of the streetlamps were out, so were the lights outside our front doors Whenever the city replaced one of the bulbs, it was stolen with [...]
ARC Giveaway Part of the Shh Summer Buzz Book Event 2016 Shh Summer Buzz Book ARC Giveaway goo uqgC3uWin ARCs for all the Buzz Books featured Shh Summer Buzz Books goo 4p43qoJun Sep book, release ARC info Shh Summer Buzz Book Calendar goo 78NlrKAll Buzz Books organized by week of release Join Shh goo OmQUZvJoin for direct links to work GR redirects all non members to group home RSVP goo bvZGC3 Author sign up goo uUUetK
Not sure how I m feeling about this one.Full review to come
view spoiler Kyle saw her best friend s brother get shot right infront of her by her own brother and she is the only wittness So when he tells to get in the car and that the only way she will stay alive is by shutting her mouth about it and moving away That means leaving behind her two best friends with one of whom she is in love with.But she knows that if she stays or tells anyone about it then she s not only going to put her own life in jeopardy but the ones of Billy and Garin too and she just [...]
Kudos to Marni Mann for daring to delve into the area of dark erotica It s a risk that takes her well outside the boundaries of her previous novels, and while the premise is intriguing, unfortunately Prisoned just didn t resonate with me The story is gritty and suspenseful, with all the nail biting elements you d expect from a dark romance mystery, extreme violence, uncomfortable situations, and raw sexual content The beginning of the book is strong, but it slides downhill, and I lost my connect [...]
Huge mind trip hella confusing but well written Gory and dark for sure and sort of wtf all the way Review to come.
Prisoned by Marni Mann4.5 stars But there weren t many nights like that one The ones that followed weren t fun at all They were tragic They were devastating And they were really fucking dark My love affair with Marni Mann began just over three years ago after one fruitful trawl through desperately finding something to read and I have never turned back since Having read everything that this author has written, it never ceases to amaze me how with every book she puts out, she just gets better and [...]