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Malevolent (The Darkness Series Book 1) by [Brightmore, Cassia]
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Darkness has a seductive power, a delicious energy that sinks its claws in deep. Once the devil has a hold of you, true malevolence is born.

Sheriff Brady James has sworn to protect the small town of Durham Heights, his current priority to ruthlessly hunt a sadistic killer on the loose. With lives at stake, his focus is split between two beautiful women - one dark, one light. The clock is ticking, the threat palpable; crawling closer at every turn. Once death has you in its sights, there is no escape.

Pain. Suffering. Lives shattered and broken. In the fight of good against evil, who will survive?

This is the first book in the Darkness series, a wishing evil upon others novel that can be read as a standalone.

Warning: This content contains material that maybe offensive to some readers, including graphic language, dangerous and adult situations. Recommended for readers aged 18 and up.

About the Author

Cassia Brightmore is a new indie author. Her debut novel, Malevolent is the first book in the Darkness Series and can be read as a standalone. Writing has always been a passion of hers and publishing her first novel is truly a dream come true. She enjoys writing dark stories that she hopes will thrill the reader. Cassia lives in Grimsby, Canada with her two furbabies, Harley and Molly. Join Cassia's Sassy Sirens: Connect with her here: Twitter: @cassiabr8tmore tsu: Pinterest: Instagram:

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 684 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00U561TEK
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #126,620 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Malevolent is the debut novel from author Cassia Brightmore. I had the amazing opportunity to be given an ARC copy of this story and my head is still spinning from the vivid and detailed world Miss Brightmore has imagined. Where can I even begin writing about this book. From the very first word we are pulled into such an amazingly written story. This book was an emotional rollercoaster for me. There is laughter, love, violence and gore. There were more emotional ups and downs than I could count and it kept my fingers flying across the pages, I had to know what came next. I devoured this book until I was literally begging for more. I cried ugly, loud tears where I had to stop reading as I could no longer see the words in front of me. I had intense rage and anger while being introduced to the most dark and sadistic killer I have ever come across ( and coming from a horror movie junkie I have come across more than a few). I found myself white-knuckled holding tight to my Kindle at times, praying things would work out the way I hoped. Every time I thought I had figured out just where Cassia was taking me, she pulled the rug out from under me and ran in the opposite direction. This book kept me guessing from the first word. I think I might have actually suspected every single person in this book at one point only to be thrown for a loop yet again.

Sheriff Brady James is in charge of the small southern town of Durham Heights, trying to catch a sadistic and brutal killer dropping bodies on the doorstep of his once peaceful town. He meets beautiful Gwyn Woods, passing through on her way to starting a new life for herself, she is pulled into Brady’s world and they find themselves drawn to each other like moths to a flame.
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I honestly don’t even know where to start. I have been sitting here staring at my screen replaying the journey that was Malevolent and trying to figure out how I am going to put into words just how amazing this book was. My mind is still trying to wrap itself around everything that has been thrown at it. This book sucked me in from the very first word and I found myself unable to move until I read every single syllable and Holy Jesus what a ride. This book is one hell of an emotional rollercoaster, cycling through every emotion I thought I was capable of and then some I didn’t even know were possible, leaving me with a book hangover I am not soon to recover from.

This book had me second guessing myself at every turn. Just who is this sadistic and brutal serial killer stalking the town of Durham Heights? Will the hot and incredibly sexy Sheriff Brady James be able to stop the killer before more people die? Who will win Brady’s heart, the sweet, full of light Gwyn or the Sassy, Southern Princess Mila?

Chapter one was like a sucker punch to my heart and definitely had this book living up to its genre of being a dark read. By the end my mouth was left hanging open, my mind thinking “holy crap, did that really just happen?!?” This sets the tone brilliantly for the rest of the story as Cassia weaves her tale through multiple POV’s with such vivid detail and emotion I could picture it clearly in my mind. I had more that one chill running down my spine while reading this book and as I neared the end I felt myself becoming disappointed that there would be no more.

I found myself second guessing everything and everyone that I thought I had come to know.
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-True evil is a reality, it exists in all of us. The question is—who do you choose to be? Do you embrace the light? Or will you surrender to the dark and its temptations?-

Mrs. Brightmore is a woman with many hats, blogger, beta-reader, editor, and it's only natural that this talented woman would branch off yet another limb and dive into authorship with her debut novel Malevolent, Darkness series book 1. This is an amazing read, and had me hooked right from the prologue. Dark reads are my absolute favorite and Cassia does not disappoint.

Gwyn Woods is running from an abusive past and ends up in the quaint little town of Durham Heights. Enter in hot, sexy Sheriff Brady James and this little town seems to have everything Gwyn is looking for to start over. Their chemistry is instantaneous and surprises them both. This book wouldn't be complete without the crazy ex-girlfriend Mila to drive a wedge between Gwyn and Brady whenever possible. And if that wasn't enough to make her run for the hills, this pleasant little town is on the manhunt for a sadistic, psychopath torturing and killing young women.

Cassia blends perfectly, a novel with a bit of everything from romance, thriller, suspense, mystery and erotica. My god that woman can write hot, sizzling passion like no other.

-“Let’s get something straight right now.” He picked her up by the waist, tossing her tiny frame onto the bed. He growled seeing her sprawled out before him and followed her descent, covering her body with his. Dominating her. Owning her. “You are mine. This ass is mine,” he ground out, gripping her cheeks tightly. “This mouth is mine,” his lips crashed down on hers, stealing her breath.
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