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LadyRuthven

LadyRuthven

Joined November 2017

I love sci-fi/fantasy, dark love stories, true crime, classics, supernatural/paranormal.
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So, now that Game of Thrones is done, I think now would be the perfect time to make Dragonriders of Pern the next big series. It has something for everyone and it's an amazingly detailed world. Tons of material to work with. I love this book series. Just my recommendation for a new series to fall in love with.

#dragonridersofpern

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Pickpick

Another great book by John Douglas. This book is perfect to read while waiting for Mindhunter season 2 to come out. Highly recommend.

#truecrime #mindhunter #johndouglas

TheRomantiCate I am so ready for #mindhunter season 2!!! 7mo
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The Mysteries of Udolpho | Ann Radcliffe
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Well, life has been busy so I'm still on this book. Running behind of my goal but not giving up. It's been good so far. I hope to finish it up now that I'm taking time off for Spring Break. She was a talented author for sure.

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Pickpick

This book was a life changer for me. If you struggle with social anxiety like I do, this book not only identifies the issue but teaches the tools to conquer your fear. Highly recommend!!!

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Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition | Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
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Read this book for work, but it applies to your personal life as well. Very good book. Highly recommend if you struggle having those hard conversations.

KathyWheeler I definitely need this book. 9mo
LadyRuthven @KathyWheeler I really needed too. Haha those kinds of convos are so hard. I'm in an HR role and so have to have unpleasant conversations sometimes and this really helped alot. But it does hit on those personal life conversations as well and that really helps. 9mo
KathyWheeler @LadyRuthven I‘m in a supervisory position and have had to have a few — thankfully not many — unpleasant conversations. They are difficult for me in both my work and personal life. 9mo
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Starting my next chronological gothic novel. I have never read any of Ann Radcliffe's novels so this should interesting. I'm going to count this for February, but getting a start on it now since it's a longer novel and I'm reading it on #serialreader.
#gothic #gothicfiction #gothicnovel

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Got my January Gothic fiction novel done. It's interesting. There were times when it had an almost Monty Python vibe. Lol Overall it was pretty good. Alfonso was badass too. Theodore and Matilda, I loved. My heart!

Velvetfur Oohh I read that when I was at high school! I remember that I loved it but can't remember anything about it, apart from a metal helmet that goes round killing people.... Is that correct?! 11mo
Daisey Interesting! This is on my Serial Reader to read list 11mo
LadyRuthven @Velvetfur well, the helmet kills the son of the ruler, which was quite comical really. The whole giant knights armor thing in this story is pretty funny to me. Lol 11mo
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New Years Resolution: Read Gothic fiction (at least 1 book a month) in chronological order.

I found an interesting article about gothic fiction and its history and thought it would be fun to read these novels in the order they were written so that I can really see the evolution of gothic fiction. Some I've read before, others I have not. Should be pretty fun, I think.

Article: https://www.bbc.com/timelines/zyp72hv

clockewatching Thanks for sharing this 💕🏰 11mo
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Venomous (Alien Warrior) | Penelope Fletcher
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Pickpick

This turned out to be a really fun book to read. It was free on Google Books, so I thought, why not, and gave it a chance.

It's a reverse harem (1 female, several males) romance set in an alien world. The characters are engaging and the world building is well done. I actually can't wait to read the next book.

#romance #alienlover #reverseharem #erotica

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It's getting cold out there!!! We won't know what to do with ourselves down here. City is going to shut down. Lol Wish I was home right now cuddled up and reading. :)

#Houston #Winter #Cold

Morr_Books I'm in Houston too and freezing my butt off at work. I always thought it was strange to have a fireplace in my house, but now I'm really forward to bundling up in front of it this evening. 13mo
LadyRuthven @Morr_Books Lol So true!!! Fireplaces always seemed such a waste until those 1-2 days we actually need them. Only us Houstonians understand the struggle ice brings. Lol 13mo
MommyOfTwo I wish I had a working fireplace, I miss it from our old house. More useful here in Wisconsin 😀 13mo
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BethM So how cold is cold? Are we talking just 32? 13mo
Cheshirecat913 My Southern self over here shoved our couch in front of our fireplace because we never use it and it makes a better wall. However it is also cold here mid-30s, which is cold for the South! Stay warm. 13mo
Aloisi_tribe We had three snowflakes here in San Antonio this morning. Everybody was freaking out. It just made me miss Ohio even more. 13mo
LadyRuthven @BethM Yup, it's right around that. That's just too cold for us. Lol 13mo
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A Stolen Life: A Memoir | Jaycee Dugard
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Wow, this book was so hard to read, but so important to do so. Held captive for 18 years is so mind blowing to me. She was so strong. I'd definitely recommend this book but it's a tough one for sure.

I plan to start the Cleveland girls stories next. I know that's going to be tough.

#truecrime #memoir #autobiography

TheBookAddict I felt the same. So sad. Definitely a tough read. 13mo
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Mistress of Rome | Kate Quinn
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Pickpick

This was a very good book. I love historical fictions evolving Ancient Rome. I can't wait to read the next book.

#historicalfiction

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Mafia Captive | Kitty Thomas
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Mehso-so

I do love Kitty Thomas novels and this was pretty good. Although the damsel in distress started to really annoying me by the end and I feel that this pair didn't quite fit right. But it had some interesting moments and i found myself wanting know more about his life and family. But over all it was just okay.

#darkerotica #darkromance

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Just started this alternative reality series. It's really good so far. I was up for some different that my usual MO and this has really hit the spot. It's not a romance, but instead its a very good scifi/fantasy trilogy.

What if the Roman Empire never fell? What if the Roman's had discovered America first? In 1218 with the Norsemen. These are the questions that drove this story. So fascinating! Definitely recommend.

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Finally read this trilogy. It's very hot, taboo, dark and very erotic. Such an interesting take on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale.

#darkerotica #darkromance #erotica #romance #bdsm #bdsmromance

Owlizabeth I only made it halfway through the first one, it was a bit too rapey for me. 1y
LibrarianRyan I too enjoyed this series. There is a rumor she is writing a forth book. 1y
LadyRuthven @LibrarianRyan yes! I'm excited to read it. Anne Rice has always been such a great writer and I love how she always pushing the envelope with it. 1y
toofondofbooks I love her vampire and witches books but I had to quickly put this one down. Way too out there for me lol 1y
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Lucifer Book One | Mike Carey
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Just started this comic series. I am really enjoying it so far. Way, way better then the TV series.

#DCcomics #lucifer #DC

ReadingOver50 Looks interesting 2y
AyaOfSiwa It looks interesting 2y
KathyWheeler I liked both the comics and the tv series, but I view them as two entirely different things with some elements in common. I‘m sad the show is being cancelled. 2y
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Mathilda | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Speak of Mary Shelley...I finished this one on #serialreader and it was so good. This book was banned from the moment it was published and stayed that way until the 1950s. Its about the forbbiden love of a father and daughter and all the doom it brings. Some have said that this book was really about Mary Shelley and her father but there is no real evidence of that. Anyway, definitely recommend.

Clare-Dragonfly Wow! This sounds almost as good as Frankenstein and much better than The Last Man. I'll have to check it out. 2y
LadyRuthven @Clare-Dragonfly I'm actually about to read The Last Man now. Haha It sounds interesting but now I'm a little nervous about it. 😝 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I might have liked it if it had been about a third of the length. The apocalypse part doesn't even start until more than halfway through. 😕 Good luck! 2y
AngelicaLuvsBooks 😳 I've discovered a new gem... 2y
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Who else is excited about this movie coming out? Mary Shelley had such an interesting, scandalous and sad life. Her books are so deep and thought provoking. I'm also really excited to see Lord Byron as well. He's a favorite of mine. This movie looks really good.

Here's the trailer: https://youtu.be/6EaDRhPm1DM

wanderinglynn I‘m excited! It looks intriguing. 2y
rubyslippersreads This looks great! 2y
GripLitGrl I am! Looks good👍 2y
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Christine11 It looks so good! I can‘t wait 😊 (edited) 2y
eeclayton Wow. Thanks for the good news, I didn't know this movie was coming! 2y
LadyRuthven @eeclayton Yeah, I just happen to stumble upon it on YouTube and immediately was like, "Hell Yeah!" 2y
GirlChandler I wish this didn‘t sound so pretentious, but Lord Byron is too Byronic for me. 😆 2y
KimHM A student of mine showed us this trailer in class yesterday as part of her Frankenstein presentation. It looks pretty good. 2y
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Forbidden | Tabitha Suzuma
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I have to take a moment here to recommend that most heart wrenching books I have ever read. These books will make you feel things you never imagined you would. I read them back to back and both left me emotionally drained. The mark of a great book. They are beautiful, tragic taboo romances. Incest, abuse, neglect, obsession are the backdrop to these romances. Couldn't recommend them more.

Rcoco Sounds like VC Andrews reincarnated! 2y
LASluvesbooks I just read the synopsis for flawed...wow sounds good...🤓 2y
LadyRuthven @Rcoco Yes! They have the same feel as Flowers In The Attic. Love VC Andrews! 2y
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LadyRuthven @LASluvesbooks I wish I could have tagged them both here. Flawed left me in tears. Its a heavy book for sure. So, so worth the read. 😀👍 2y
LASluvesbooks Did you prefer one book over the other? 2y
LadyRuthven @LASluvesbooks its close but Forbidden was my favorite. But its very close. Flawed was very good as well. 2y
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The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Pickpick

Finished another quick read on #serialreader. This was also thought provoking. About a woman's battle with mental illness and the blatant disregard by others to help her. Its considered an important feminist early work. Its was very good.

#classics

monkeygirlsmama Read that on there last year. Good pick. 2y
gjacobs Excellent short read. 2y
gjacobs So I just looked at the #serialreader. Can you explain the app? 2y
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Angitron Love this one! 2y
LadyRuthven @gjacobs Its the classics in small doses. You get a 5min-20min issue of what ever book or books you pick to read everyday. Its perfect if you don't have a lot of time but want to be able to read every day. And you get achievements as you go which is fun. 2y
gjacobs Nice! I will have to check it out! 2y
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The Bet: Short Story | Anton Chekhov
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Finished a quick #serialreader story. I liked this one alot. It was thought provoking. It raised the question of which was less humane: death penalty or life imprisonment. Very interesting.

#classics

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Just bought two more Ann Rule books. I'm going to start with Green River, Running Red. I have always been fascinated by this case. I'm excited.

huntersmom1977 All her books leave a permanent mark on my brain. Amazing author 2y
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This was my first Ann Rule book. OMG, this book was so good. And it really cut through a lot of the nonsense that surrounds Ted Bundy. Highly recommend this book if you are looking to get into the true crime genre.

#truecrime #annrule #tedbundy

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Stacked! Sounds awesome 2y
tammysue I love her books! 2y
Kaye Always glad to see another convert to true crime. (Not committing them ,reading them ). 😲 2y
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APLitlife Awesome Book! Love Ann Rule! She actually knew him! 2y
Reviewsbylola Fantastic book. 2y
LadyRuthven @Kaye haha Yeah, true crime is my new favorite genre now. 2y
Kaye Well boy do you have a treat in store. Truckloads if good ones. 2y
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Hostage | Skye Warren, Annika Martin
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Pickpick

I am about finished with this one and I can confidently say this is a pick. The sequel to Prisoner. Stone Keaton is my favorite!! This book was fast paced like the one before and just awesome. I loved it more than the first book.

#romantsy #darkerotica #darkromance #romance #erotica

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This series was very good. If you want a way better version of Fifty Shades of Grey, then this series is for you. Gideon Cross is a sexy, dark, broken billionaire that will steal your heart. The series is dark, steamy and a page-turner.

#darkerotica #romantsy #romance

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I totally agree!! I couldn‘t read Fifty Shades, but I really enjoyed these!! 2y
LadyRuthven @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes! This series is just so much better. I couldn't stand Fifty Shades, mainly for how it misrepresented BDSM and also because Christian was just awful. And considering the type of romances I like to read, that's really saying something. Haha 2y
OrangeMooseReads Maybe I will see if our library has the 4th book, I‘ve read 1-3 2y
revenge4porgy Did you like the book 2y
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This series is always at the top of the list for #darkerotica. The pennical of what dark erotica represents and very deserving of the slot.

A girl kidnapped and thrust into a dangerous world to be used as a pawn in a plot for revenge. A broken captor with a messed up past. Its very dark, messed up and so, so steamy.

#darkerotica #erotica #romance #dark #romantsy #BDSMromance

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Broken Dolls | Kitty Thomas
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Pickpick

This is my favorite Kitty Thomas novel! The world she builds is so interesting.
I love a good sadist hero and Brian was so awesome. A woman who was broken by bad doms but still wanted to find a good dom to submit to. Brian is feared in the training house for the discipline he enforces. He's broken from his past. They are an unlikely pairing but its a sweet story.

#romantsy #darkerotica #darkromance #BDSMromance #romance

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Untilted | Autechre
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I just finshed my first book on #serialreader. This was little sci-fy written in the 50s. While I found the concept of the story and the ideals of humanity needing to come together for the good of all great, the actual writing was bad. It read like a first draft and if the author had taken the time to really fix up the writing it would have been great. So, its a thumbs down just for that unfortunately. And I couldn't find the book on here so...

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Prisoner: Criminals & Captives #1 | Skye Warren, Annika Martin
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Pickpick

This book was very steamy, fast-paced, heart breaking and very dark. Grayson was very compelling for a messed-up, broken anti-hero. I'm also glad to see the authors are continuing the story with the other men in the group. I'm looking forward to reading more. All and all it was a good dark romance.

#darkromance #darkerotica #romance #romantsy #erotica #eroticaromance

AyaOfSiwa Looks interesting 2y
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I started my very first Bullet Journal yesterday. Its such a great idea and really helps keep the stress and anxiety down. Plus its was really fun to make.

If you aren't sure what it is, this article explains it really well. https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelwmiller/how-to-start-a-bullet-journal?utm_term=.n...

Pinterest also have a bunch of ideas for it too.

#bulletjournal #planner #diary #journal

Angitron I switched to bullet journaling late last year and I agree with everything you say! It‘s actually relaxing to plan and doodle and have everything in one place. 😊 2y
readsusieread Bullet journal FTW! 2y
nickimags Thanks for the link 😊 2y
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SandyW Thank you for that link. I've been looking at all the bullet journals here and been a tad confused. It all makes sense now... Off to consider bullet journaling.😸 2y
AmandaL I just started one last week! 2y
HFoster I have everything for my bujo, but haven't started yet. #guilty Kudos to you for getting it started and thanks for the follow. 2y
revenge4porgy Had anyone tried bullet journaling yet? 2y
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Not book related but today I finished crocheting my scarf. I could not be happier with the result. Its looks like something I bought in a store. Anyway, pretty proud and wanted to show it off a little. Happy Sunday, everyone!😀📚📖

#crochet

Melissa_J Very nice! Looks super cozy 😊 2y
MiyakoBunny That‘s legit 👌🏼🌸 2y
BookAlongBlog 😍👏 2y
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ElishaLovesBooks Beautiful!!! 2y
Maike It looks great! 😊 2y
swatreads So pretty💟💟 2y
dsfisher Lovely color & pattern ❤️ 2y
CocoReads Very pretty! 2y
GripLitGrl Pretty💛 2y
SpeculativeFemale Fabulous! 💚 2y
LadyRuthven Thanks, everyone! And it is very cosy. Perfect timing for all the cold weather. 💙💚💜 2y
Tamra Wow, so skilled! 2y
AceOnRoam Gorgeous! 2y
cobwebmoth Beautiful! 2y
callielafleur Wow, I love it! 2y
CatLass007 Great job! Love it 2y
Captivatedbybooks Very pretty!!! 2y
CoffeeK8 Beautiful! 2y
Jas16 Lovely! 2y
julesG Beautiful! 2y
DarcysMom So pretty! 🤗 2y
DGRachel Gorgeous!! 2y
Bookwormjillk Great job! 2y
Jaimelire Pretty! 2y
OrangeMooseReads Pretty! 😍 2y
WriterReaderTrainer Just lovely! 2y
sprainedbrain Great work! That is beautiful. 2y
KraftDinner That totally does look store bought! How long have you been crocheting for? 2y
Cheshirecat913 Love scarves! You did a great job with yours! 2y
LadyRuthven @KraftDinner Thank you. 💙 I've been crocheting for about 4 years now. A friend taught me over Christmas one year so we could make hats as gifts. It was fun and I've been crocheting ever since. A great stress reliever too. Do you crochet as well? 😀 2y
SandyW Lovely 2y
Readingismyescape Gorgeous!! 2y
KraftDinner @LadyRuthven yes, I do. Mine all still look very homemade though- haha. I‘m a better knitter, but not much better. 😄 2y
LadyRuthven @KraftDinner Hey, as long as you are having fun that's the big thing. 😀 Its cool that you knit too. I have been thinking about learning knitting as well. I love the knit look. 2y
Jinjer I looooove it! 2y
minkyb 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
DefLeppard @LadyRuthven I just saw your scarf, I love it. I collect allsorts of scarves. My little sis is hugely into crochet but me and my elder sis really enjoy knitting. At the mo we are all doing patchwork blanket squares. 😊 2y
DivineDiana Well done! 2y
Kaye Very pretty. 🌹 2y
AyaOfSiwa Beautiful scarf :) I love crochet and knit too. 2y
CaitlinR Wow. Nice work. 2y
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Speaking of book/reading apps...here's what I have on my phone. I use all of them pretty much every day. I do love paperbacks but nothing can beat having your books just a touch away on the phone. :) I'm also open to any app recommendation for books or writing as I write as a hobby. Can never have enough apps.

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The Iron Heel | Jack London
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I'm starting #2018 with the Serial Reader app. I love this app so much! Classics in small doses is such a good idea.

benchley1 I was going to try Sherlock, but.my eyes can't take it today 2y
TheDoubleLetterThief Never heard of this app before - have now downloaded it and have started reading Little Women. 😁 2y
LadyRuthven @TheDoubleLetterThief and @benchley1 I just discovered this app and already loving it. I love that it give achievements like a game too. Makes it so fun. I already went overboard on my Read Later list. Haha It has a lot of books on it I didn't think it would either. Pretty neat!! Have fun!!! 2y
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GripLitGrl I just downloaded this myself the other day. It's a great app for classics. Started with the little mermaid. 2y
LadyRuthven @GripLitGrl Oh, I'll have add Little Mermaid to my Read Later list. Didn't know it had it. The app has a surprising amount of stories. Love it!😀😀😀 2y
tif Thank you for sharing this! I just downloaded the app and started my first book. It's such a clever idea 2y
Amor4Libros Thanks for sharing! I love it! 2y
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Forget Me Not | Willow Winters
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Happy New Year!!!

Finished my last book of the year. My first book for this author, and it was really good. It had a lot of mystery too it and some confusing moments up until the twist where everything becomes so much clearer. Its dark, sad and lovely all at the same time. I can't wait to read more by her.

#willowwinters #darkerotica #romance #forgetmenot #romantsy #darkromance

GripLitGrl Happy new year!!!🎊🎈🎆 2y
Conservio Ohhh myyyy 2y
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Joining the fun...haha

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This book was everything I expected it to be. Its interesting to see how the FBI changed over the years and how John helped with those changes. His ego does kind of get tiring after a while though. Over all its a pick for me. The Netflix series is better though.

#mindhunter #truecrime

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Hundreds | Pepper Winters
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Just finished this book in the series. It has been an emotional series so far. Very dark, heartbreaking and tragic. Its a bit of a slow burn story of recovery/redemption from an awful evil past. I just love heroes in villains disguises. Not a light series, but deep. I look forward to the next book.

#eroticaromance #Darkerotica #romantsy #romance

JEMoutrageous I have one of her books. I will have to get to it sooner rather than later. Sounds intriguing. 2y
LadyRuthven @JEMoutrageous All her books are amazing reads. Monsters in the Dark has been my favorite by her and I did a review on that one too. The next series Ill read by her will be the indebted series. She really dives deep into human nature and resilience. I can't recommend her more to everyone. :) 2y
JEMoutrageous Thanks @LadyRuthven I will keep an eye out. 2y
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Just got back from The Last Jedi. It was amazing!!! God, so much I could say about this movie. But I won't. :) Instead let me just say I LOVE Kylo Ren!! I can not wait to see what happens next. :) And still totally shipping Reylo! :D

#Starwars #Thelastjedi #Reylo #Kyloren

awishman Kylo and Rey parts were the most compelling parts. Definite chemistry there. Adam Driver was OUTSTANDING. 😍 2y
Andrea4 They were great together -but I loved Fin and Rose too, not sure if I'm shipping them but def amazing friends! 2y
Valeka Adam Driver - SWWWWOOOONNNN!! 2y
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Bookwormjillk I can't wait for my kids to get on vacation already so we can see this. 2y
LadyRuthven @Andrea4 Aww Fin and Rose were so cute. I loved their little side adventure. Her tazing him cracked me up so much. And the Chemistry between Kylo and Rey was intense. Adam really knocked it out the park with the role. And damn, the shirtless scene was sooo hot. 2y
LadyRuthven @awishman Seriously! The intense emotion of their scenes had me almost in tears. I found myself routing for Kylo Ren towards the end. Haha I'm going to be devastated if he dies in the last movie. Adam is so hot and amazing in his acting ability. He's going to have a long career ahead of him. 2y
awishman I'm still hoping for Ren-demption. And Star Wars is lucky ton have Adam Driver. He is so talented. And yeah, also so hot. 🔥😍 2y
LadyRuthven @Valeka Sploosh!!! Be still my heart. And that scar made him even hotter. :D 2y
Andrea4 I agree with all comments on Driver. I also really loved the scenes just with Rey; the shot where she is practicing alone made me tear up because I thought damn, I wanna be her and then I realised when I was a kid I didn't have any girl role models like that- I think that's why I loved Karate Kid 3(?) so much, cuz the chick was a bad ass! 2y
LadyRuthven @Andrea4 Yes, that's how I felt growing up too. There just weren't that many girl heroes as the main character back then. Plenty of sidekicks though. I wanted to be a Jedi also so Rey really has a special place in my heart. And she is so powerful too. My heart broke for her lonliness and I did tear up when Kylo Ren extended his hand to her and said what he said. Such a powerful scene as well as the cave scene. 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai I loved everything about this movie and can't stop thinking about. And how about Luke Skywalker, hey? So, so good! 🙌🙌🙌 2y
Andrea4 Yea the rock scene was great too! And the hug that followed it-omg, heartbreak! I just can't wait to see how all these relationships play out because as @GrilledCheeseSamurai said, I also loved everything about this movie! 2y
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If you love Outlander, historical romances, time travel romances and sexy Highlanders, this is the series for you. I thoroughly enjoyed this series. The women are strong, the men are hot, what more could you want. Haha

#timetravelromance #historicalromance #romance

JoRead My type of book 😉 2y
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This ended up being my second favorite book by Kitty Thomas. Its #dark, twisted and also a story of redemption. A woman who is tired of the #BDSM scene and wants to be really owned (no pretend). A man who is dying for redemption after losing his slave to an accident. An island to bring them together. One of the author's best stories.

#erotica #darkerotica #bdsmromance #darkandtwisted

WarpedSweetness Thanks for the review! I've been looking at this book for a while. 2y
LadyRuthven You are welcome! Its a nice short read too. If you have read any of Kitty's other books, this book is on the lighter side for her. A sweet story really as far as dark erotica goes. Haha 2y
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The Vampyre | John William Polidori
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Speaking of classics...Love #vampires? I do!!!

Well, this is the book that started it all. Before Dracula, Varney, before Louis and Lestat, before Buffy, Twilight and all the rest. This book was the very first vampire story ever made.

Lord Ruthven was the first vampire. *hints my user name.*

It was created along side Frankenstein on the same day. The history of the book is just as interesting as the book.

A must read for all vampire lovers.

Rebonkula I just found out yesterday that another great classic, Camilla, had been made into a movie! I love the old vampire stories! 2y
LadyRuthven Oh really?! I will have to check it out. That story is also very interesting. The first vampires of fiction were so interesting and showed fascinately view points of the time period. 2y
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Eve's Diary | Mark Twain
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While reading all the latest and modern books today, I always take the time to pick up classics as well.

This short little classic was so fun to read and absolutely hillarious. It is supposed to be a satire of Adam and Eve. It got banned shortly after publication as you might imagine. The rebel I am always loved to read banned books. Haha

I knew I'd love this book when the very first sentence made me crack up hard. Highly recommend!!

britt_brooke I need more #Twain in my life. #stacked 2y
GhostStories Thanks for the rec! 2y
LadyRuthven You are welcome! And thanks for you recs as well. I just love all the dark, scary, strange and paranormal stories, classic or modern. :) 2y
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"It's what we are."

For some reason this part really struck me. John was talking with a gambler he had just arrested and was trying to understand why the guy couldn't just made money the legal way. What a profound moment and the kick start of John wanting to know why. Just fascinating.

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I really must give a shout out to the BDSM Community on Reddit for this gem. This book and series is always at the top of their list when asked about what fiction books represent #BDSM correctly.

And it really does. I am loving it so much. I'm almost to the end and can't wait to buy the rest of the series. Its a great look into the lifestyle and living out a darker fantasy.

I definitely recommend this book. :) #darkerotica #romantsy

JaimeDawn Love this series! I need to catch up on it. 2y
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I just had to pick this book up after binging the Netflix series. I'm on chapter 4 and I have to say I am enjoying it. John, like Holden (who is based off him), is engaging and empathic. I will say there is an arrogance to his writing which causes me to roll my eyes at times but despite that its rather enjoyable. Holden was like that too though so... I can't wait to read more.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I started this a couple of days ago as well. Took the book out from the library after watching the series, which I loved! 2y
LadyRuthven The show was amazing! I have always enjoyed criminal psychology and been fascinated by serial killers and too the origin story of how it all came about was brilliant. I am still enjoying the book. He's an interesting guy himself. I'll probably pick up he others after this one. 2y
craftyreader I had a chance to hear John Douglas speak at our local university back when his book first came out. Fascinating! 2y
LadyRuthven @craftyreader That would be so awesome to hear him speak! Lucky you. He seems like a pretty approachable person. 2y
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I got the ebook on a whim when I saw it was free and I quickly devoured it and the rest. It was worth it! #timetravelromance

Its the American version of Outlander and its fantastic! Can not recommend it enough. 1600's Jamestown, Native American side of history, A modern woman taken back in time and Vikings. What more could you ask for! A beautiful romance and a historically accurate tale. This series and its spin offs are all great reads.

alanacristin Sold! 2y
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This series was my introduction to #darkerotica genre and it ended up being the perfect series to start my dark, twisted love story addiction.

Never before had a character (Tess) spoke to my deeper needs and illuminated all those repressed desires I had.

Q is truly the perfect anti-hero. Intense, scary, feirce and broken. If I was a Disney princess, he would be my prince for sure. :D

This series has always been my favorite dark erotica.

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BeaG This sounds like an interesting read. Do you have to read the series in order or can you jump straight to this one? 2y
LadyRuthven Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. Just found this app and already love it. Thanks for the tips as well. Still trying to figure everything out. And to answer you, for this series you will need to read in order. Enjoy! 2y
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