I’ve woken the Dark, and they’re here to claim me.
Monsters killed my family, but nobody believed me. I’m told the trauma repressed my memories and that I imagined the creatures who tore apart my family. Six-year-old Trinity couldn’t cope with the reality she witnessed and created her own.
They’re wrong. I’m no longer a child, but I still see monsters.
Six years ago, three crept into the edges of my dreams, their violet eyes shining through the shadows. But these creatures with horns and claws didn’t want to hurt me. One whispered his wicked thoughts, another watched me but never spoke, and their leader tempered their wild desires. I wanted to surrender to their dark embrace, but my monsters left me untouched and alone with my fantasies.
I’m now at Briargrove House for treatment, where Dr. Radcliffe specializes in teasing out the truth hidden inside damaged people’s heads. He promises to unlock my memories and bring those who murdered my family to justice.
But how damaged and dangerous are the others who live with me at Briargrove?
Dr. Radcliffe hopes to banish the imaginary monsters, but my three return. They call themselves the Dark, are wilder than my dreams, and fulfil every pleasure they denied me. They belong to me, and I am theirs.
My dark lovers insist that the true monsters live inside Briargrove House, so I must return to their realm. If I don’t, other creatures will take me to a different place, where the dreams promise to become nightmares.
Hunted, confined, trapped. My monstrous lovers are my only hope I’ll survive.
The monsters who came to and then abandoned me years ago finally stepped from the dreams and into reality. They call themselves the Dark. Tell me the reason I’ve desired them for years—we have a heartbond. Caden, possessive and obsessed. Tarin, domineering and unyielding. And silent Asher with his ‘creative’ shadow form, who finally speaks.
They promise to take me away from Briargrove. From the doctor’s invasive treatment.
Their rival, Malagan intends to abduct, assault, and force me to have a child with him. To keep me safe, my Dark monsters need to create a nexus between the four of us, a dark desire I’ve held for many years. Once I unite with my monsters, I’ll be free to leave this world.
But Dr. Radcliffe has uncovered deeply buried memories about the night my family died.
Now I don’t know who to trust.