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Erased A Dark Romantic Thriller

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Sansa Rayne

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English
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“Resist or obey. Those are my choices.”

MARLA

Alone at a bar, recently fired from my job and about to move, no one will notice that I’ve gone missing, and my abductors know it. Smuggled to a secluded facility in the mountains, locked in a cell and stripped of my dignity, they’ve threatened me with a fate worse than death. They aim to break my will. They plan to erase me.

My captors are vicious monsters, except for one: the doctor, Gabriel. He urges me to accept their control and spare myself months, or even years, of pain and torment. Yet his merciful demeanor hides a dark, burning secret. Smoldering and mysterious, I’m drawn to him and his talk of submission. He may be my best shot at escape, but I hunger for far more.

With Gabriel’s help, the others will pay for what they’ve done to me. They wanted a toy, but they’ve woken a terror…

GABRIEL

If I’d known the truth about Halloran Asylum, I would have burned it to the ground long ago. Now I’m an accessory to unspeakable crimes, and no one will ever believe my story. For years I made peace with fate, but after a violent episode pushes me to the edge, I swore never to let them harm anyone else. Now they’ve taken another, and I can’t let it go.

I need to make Marla understand her strength and resolve will only cause her greater suffering. At first, training her is just a way of buying time, but her response to my touch, my command, drives me wild. I have to have her, but standing in my way is a horrid truth that could cost me her trust. If that happens, we’ll both be lost, trapped in this place forever.

I don’t care. I’ll risk everything for Marla, even if it means letting out the beast within…

Publisher’s note: “Erased” is a dark, romantic thriller with erotic content, no cliffhangers, no cheating and a HEA. It contains material some may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised.

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MARLA

Alone at a bar, recently fired from my job and about to move across the country, no one will notice that I’ve gone missing, and my abductors know it. Smuggled to a secluded facility in the mountains, locked in a cell and stripped of my dignity, they’ve threatened me with a fate worse than death. They aim to break my will. They plan to erase me.

My captors are vicious monsters, except for one: the doctor, Gabriel. He urges me to accept their control and spare myself months, or even years, of pain and torment. Yet his merciful demeanor hides a dark, burning secret. Smoldering and mysterious, I’m drawn to him and his talk of submission. He may be my best shot at escape, but I hunger for far more.

With Gabriel’s help, the others will pay for what they’ve done to me. They wanted a toy, but they’ve woken a terror…

GABRIEL

If I’d known the truth about Halloran Asylum, I would have burned it to the ground long ago. Now I’m an accessory to unspeakable crimes, and no one will ever believe my story. For years I made peace with fate, but after a violent episode pushes me to the edge, I swore never to let them harm anyone else. Now they’ve taken another, and I can’t let it go.

I need to make Marla understand her strength and resolve will only cause her greater suffering. At first, training her is just a way of buying time, but her response to my touch, my command, drives me wild. I have to have her, but standing in my way is a horrid truth that could cost me her trust. If that happens, we’ll both be lost, trapped in this place forever.

I don’t care. I’ll risk everything for Marla, even if it means letting out the beast within…

After what I’ve been through, I shouldn’t still be this scared. The visceral, bodily reaction I’m having — rapid heartbeat, sweating, dry mouth — is purely a byproduct of the last several weeks of my life, not current circumstances. In my head, I know I’m safe.

I hope I’m not becoming permanently claustrophobic. I can tell it’s the room freaking me out. It feels too much like a high-security prison cell; it’s actually a police interrogation room, so the similarity is unsurprising.

I’m not even being interrogated. This is just the best place in the building to give a preliminary deposition. The door isn’t locked; I could walk out. I’m not handcuffed. Steam rises from a foam cup of coffee. It could be the worst coffee ever made by man, but right now it smells like a dream.

The real danger is gone, I remind myself. The men who hurt me? Those monsters will never touch me again. They left scars. Some are worse than others, but they’ll fade in time. What I did to them… There’s no coming back from that.

No, there’s no need to be scared. I’ve been to Hell — I’ve met the devil. He tried to take my soul, tried to extinguish every part of me. It nearly worked.

I wasn’t the only lost soul there, trapped in the pit. If it wasn’t for my love… Some would say his suffering was worse than mine. He was imprisoned too, in a way.

We gave each other what we needed to survive: I lent him my strength, he inspired the reason. And now we’re the ones left standing.

There is still one danger ahead of me. When the police step through that door, not everything I tell them will be the truth. You don’t escape from Hell without learning some of the devil’s tricks.

But the lies I tell won’t hurt anyone. They will help me get what I want: my love and my revenge. I will have both.

And then I will hunt. So many monsters are still out there, but they don’t know I’m coming.

A month ago I was nobody. They’ve awoken a terror, and now they’re going to pay.

This is a mistake, I think as two drunks staggering by stare at me for a little too long. Tonight is my last night in town; tomorrow I say good riddance. I’d like my last memory of Hunter’s Valley to be a good one. Something handsome and a little funny — low-key and surprisingly honest.

No, I’m serious. Just looking for a nice night, I’ll say. Tomorrow I’m leaving, you probably won’t ever see me again. No pressure, for real.

Tommy’s Place barely counts as part of the valley. It’s a big bar, but it has a woodsy, log cabin motif, with canoe oars and fishing nets hanging from the high walls. Nestled amongst the forests covering the nearby hills, Tommy’s lies outside the town line. Some nights this place is full of bikers passing through, while on others students from the three nearby state colleges come to slum. Tonight Tommy’s is host to townies like me, and it’s not especially busy. There’s no crush of bodies circling the bar, cash or card in hand, waiting to be served. Without the din of countless people yelling over one another, the handful of conversations fail to drown each other out.


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