Dahlia Saga #4
By: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Contemporary, Dark Romance, Dark & Depraved, Second Chance Romance
Release Date: August. 20, 2019
A bittersweet love story set in a world of macabre.
She was a mother.
She was a bride.
Now she’s merely a woman trapped within a shattered mind.
With a body full of scars and a past forever gone, at Chateau Dahlia carnage continues to unravel, and ghosts rise from the dead.
Sadist to masochist.
Monster to monster.
Malice and Malevolence collide one final time.
“Moi, non plus.”
This saga is NOT for the faint of heart. Reader discretion highly advised.
Each book can be read as a complete standalone.
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“What we had was never conventional or ordinary. It was vile and twisted, but beautiful too.”
Malevolence by Natalie Bennett is book number four in the Dahlia Saga and a continuation of Malice, Julian and Morgana’s story. All the books in the Dahlia Saga ARE standalones but the story is sooo much better if you read them in order. I am a HUGE fan of Natalie Bennett A.K.A The Queen Of Darkness so ya’ll already know I snatch up whatever she releases. But Malevolence… OMFG, Morgana is BACK ya’ll!!! If you have NOT read Malice yet, DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW, it will contain spoilers.
If you are a Natalie Bennett fan then you already know what to expect, but if this is your first time checking out one of her releases PROCEED WITH CAUTION. If graphic descriptive gruesome scenes aren’t your thing, then this one probably isn’t for you.
Years ago when Julian Andreou’s first brought Morgana to Chateau Dahlia her fragile mind couldn’t handle the unconventional activities that were happening there. In a frantic state, she decided to kill herself and Julian. Leaving their newborn son Mason behind.
But Morgana’s plan failed.
Julian survived the accident alive while Morgana was killed in the fiery crash.
Or so we all thought…
“I always went to him, like a pigeon that returned to its pigeoneer no matter the distance or the weather.”
Now, MANY years later, Morgana has returned to Chateau Dahlia and to Julian. But she’s not the same Morgana as before. The accident has caused her to lose the majority of her memories but there are still a few things that she does remember, including Julian’s eyes.
Julian now has a second chance with the love of his life, his obsession. And he’s not about to make the same mistakes and allow her to get in her own head again. So he’s handling things much differently this time.
But so is Morgana. FINALLY, Morgana is able to admit that she craves the darkness just as much as Julian does whereas before she was afraid of what she felt.
“My gorgeous mess of a woman was still there, but so much stronger than she’d ever been before.”
Can Morgana’s fragile mind now handle the depraved activities of the Chateau Dahlia?
Can Julian and Morgana’s love most past her actions from the past?
Will history repeat it’s self?
You’ll have to read Malevolence to find out?
“Madness was the man I loved, and sanity was overrated.”
“As for my family, madness ran in our blood.”
Gahhh I love this saga and this crazy family of psychos!
“Reunited and it feels sooo gooodd!!!” I have literally been singing this ever since I saw that Natalie was releasing Malevolence and that it was going to be about Julian and Morgana being reunited! So I went back and re-read Malice and my heart broke all over again! I was soo beyond ready for Julian and Morgana’s reunion, and as usual, Natalie did NOT disappoint!
“No, because you’re a pain whore who loves every fucked-up thing that I do to you.”“I‑‑.”“You’re beautiful and you’ve got a beautifully chaotic brain,”
More secrets have been revealed and we are still left with even more questions (as always) as more of the story unfolds. As usual, Natalie leaves just enough hints throughout her stories that we know there is a whole lot more to come but you’d NEVER be able to guess as to where the story will go next.
I loved these two together even back in the day when they were totally chaotic and both were absolutely insane! I love them even more now that they are older, still crazy as shit but not as chaotic as they once were.
“You’re mine. Selfishly. Entirely. Undeniably. Mine. Every single version of you, even when you’re trying to kill me.” He slid my ring onto my finger. “And every piece of me is yours.”
Seeing Morgana with Mason *SIGH* I loved that in her mindset now she didn’t hold his “hobby” against him. Mason didn’t hold what she had done when he was a baby against her either. They just picked up like she had never left.
I know we were told about a few reasons why Dr. Nester did what he did BUT I still think there was a lot more to that story… And the thing with the sheriff! Holy crap, so I’m confused was he there in that room for ALLLL those years? Or did Julian finally just go and grab him up AFTER Morgana came back? I NEED answers!
“I was his filthy masochist, and he was my beautifully deviant sadist. We were a severely obscene couple, always indulging in sinister acts of malice and constantly making love amid depravity.”
That ending *SIGH* THIS is the ending that I had hoped for in Malice. BUT after reading both stories, I think it NEEDED to happen EXACTLY like this. Natalie Bennett knows what she’s doing. It may be a few years late but Morgana and Julian FINALLY have their happy ending, together.
My only negative was I wish the story was a bit longer but that’s just because I’m never ready to say goodbye to the crazy crew of the Chateau Dahlia!
“I’ll love you always,” he spoke softly into my ear. “I’ll love you more.”
I am REALLY hoping we are going to get Luca’s story because I feel like he is about to need a new wifey soon… 😉 But until then, I am BEYOND ready for Iniquity! Declan, Ethan, and Helena are my favorite couple from the Dahlia Saga and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for them next!
“Morgana and I were always meant to be together. Our love was story was morbid and bittersweet, but it was ours, and I wouldn’t give it up for anything or anyone.”
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About The Author
Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.
When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.
Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.