𝓒𝓸𝓿𝓮𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓓𝓮𝓵𝓲𝓻𝓲𝓾𝓶 𝓓𝓾𝓮𝓽 #1
𝓑𝔂: Natalie Bennett
𝓖𝓮𝓷𝓻𝓮: Dark & Twisted, Dark Romance, Psychological Thriller
𝓡𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓓𝓪𝓽𝓮: January. 30, 2020
Enigmatic, cocky, and my new brother-in-law.
He had cerulean blue eyes and a smile so beautifully devious it could entice the devil to do his bidding.
We were never supposed to happen.
One night changed everything, tying him and me together in a sordid twist of fate, trapping me in his dark, chaotic world.
The lucid dreams and sick fantasies followed.
He became the star of my nightmares, always lurking in the shadows, awakening dormant demons one esoteric melody at a time.
I became his muse, a part of everything he did.
He would be the death of me.
And in the end, I wanted nothing more.
𝕎𝔸ℝℕ𝕀ℕ𝔾: Opaque Melodies contains graphic language, frequent graphic sex, explicit scenes of horror, and very dark themes.
𝓐𝓭𝓭 𝓞𝓹𝓪𝓺𝓾𝓮 𝓜𝓮𝓵𝓸𝓭𝓲𝓮𝓼 𝓽𝓸 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓖𝓸𝓸𝓭𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓼 𝓣𝓑𝓡
💀🎹𝓒𝓸𝓷𝓯𝓮𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼 𝓞𝓯 𝓐 𝓑𝓲𝓫𝓵𝓲𝓸𝓹𝓱𝓲𝓵𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀🎹💀
❝𝐼𝑛𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑔𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛 ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑑.❞
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝟒/𝟓 𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰: Opaque Melodies is book one in the Coveting Delirium duet by Natalie Bennett! I am a huge Bennett fan, I don’t even bother with blurbs much less titles these days, just sign me up! Told in dual POV, if you are looking for a light, feel-good read then you are LOST and you need to back away slowly and then turn and run! But if you’re looking for dark, depraved, and totally twisted… then you have come to the right place!
❝𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑖𝑒𝑐𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑓𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑎𝑟. 𝐼𝑡 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑠 ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑜 𝑑𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑎𝑘𝑒. 𝐼𝑡 𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑒𝑚𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑒. 𝐴 𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑑𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑦 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑠. 𝐵𝑒𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑢𝑙, 𝑦𝑒𝑡 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟. 𝐿𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑎𝑠𝑘𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦 𝑖𝑡. 𝑇𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑖𝑐 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝐼 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠𝑛’𝑡.❞
One phone call alters Catalina’s life in a way she could have never imagined…
After Alaric Schuyler calls to inform Catalina that his wife, Catalina’s estranged sister who she barely knew, is dead he offers to fly Cataline out to his home so that she can go through her sister’s belongings before he donates everything.
Catalina has no intention of accepting his offer but after some meddling from her overbearing mother and the guilt of not getting to know her sister before she passed, Catalina winds up getting on that plane.
❝𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑒. 𝐼𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝐼 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒.❞
But when Cataline starts seeing mysterious things in Alaric’s household and Alaric starts acting weird she wonders if she’s losing her mind… again.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS!
❝𝑀𝑦 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑚𝑦 𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑠. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑠 𝑏𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑦 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦. 𝐼 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑛𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒. 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑑. 𝐼’𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑑𝑑𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑙𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠. 𝐶𝑎𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑖𝑛 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑏 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦.❞
Opaque Melodies is pure mystery! You have no clue what is REALLY going on. You will think you are going just as crazy as the characters… did that actually happen? No… couldn’t have… could it? You won’t know up from down or left from right but you’ll enjoy every minute of this crazy mind fuck!
❝𝐼 𝑘𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝐼 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑛. 𝐼 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑙𝑎𝑏𝑒𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑤𝑟𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑑 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑖𝑛𝑐ℎ 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑜𝑑𝑦, 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑐𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛. 𝐻𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑎 ℎ𝑎𝑧𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑦 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑡𝑜𝑜 𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑜 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑜 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑒’𝑑 𝑑𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑒.❞
There are a lot of sneaky hidden agendas going on but I don’t have a clue as to where this story is going next. Like I said, I barely even know what’s going on. But even if I did, it probably wouldn’t be right anyway. There is no “figuring it out” in a Bennett novel until she’s ready to disclose all the secrets and twists. But trust me, Opaque Melodies will keep you flipping those pages!
If you like your romances dark, dirty, and filled with mystery, then trust me you are going to want to check out Opaque Melodies!
❝𝐼’𝑚 𝑎 𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑘𝑠, 𝑎 𝑏𝑖𝑔 𝑏𝑎𝑛𝑘 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑏𝑖𝑔𝑔𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑖𝑐𝑘.❞
💙 (𝓗) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸: Alaric Schuyler is a gorgeous, mysterious, wealthy young surgeon. He’s charming, charismatic, and unnervingly enigmatic… but it’s all just a facade. He uses twisted tactics to trigger Catalina into spiraling into darkness. There is still a LOT that we aren’t understanding just yet but I have high hopes of the depravedness that is to come.
❝𝐼 𝑐𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑑 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠. 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑢𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑜 𝐼 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑏𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑘 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤𝑙𝑒𝑑𝑔𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑓𝑢𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠.❞
❤️ (𝓱) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸𝓲𝓷𝓮: Catalina… there’s something not quite right about her, she’s not nearly as “sane” as we believe. She lives in her own little anti-social world and she prefers life that way. So when she finds herself in her brother in law’s home and spiraling out… it’s a sight to behold. You want to feel bad for her, but then again you can’t wait to watch all that crazy come out to play. I know there are secrets still to unravel regarding Cat’s parents and her own demons, I am REALLY looking forward to finding out more in Melodic Madness.
❝𝑀𝑦 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑡𝑤𝑜 𝑣𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠. 𝑆𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑖𝑡 𝑏𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦. 𝑂𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑢𝑖𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑑, 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑛𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑎 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑙𝑒𝑓𝑡 𝑢𝑛𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑘𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑓 𝐼 𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑛’𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑝 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑡𝑗𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑒𝑡.❞
🔥🔥 𝟐/𝟓 𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓪𝓶 𝓕𝓪𝓬𝓽𝓸𝓻: I’m not really sure how to rate the steam in this one. Since most of it, we aren’t sure if it even happened or not. There are a couple of scenes that are STEAMY but the REAL steam is the sexual tension. I’m not sure which is more twisted, Catalina or Alaric. But I have a feeling once the two REALLY come together, things are going to be bloody (hehe😉) delicious!
❝𝑊ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑓 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑒?” “𝑈𝑠.” “𝐸𝑥𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑙𝑦.❞
🌪🌪🌪🌪🌪 𝟓/𝟓 𝓒𝓵𝓲𝓯𝓯𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: Just when we start getting down to the nitty-gritty and we think we are about to FINALLY get some answers… BAM! Majorrrr cliffhanger! We won’t be getting any answers until the conclusion of the duet, Melodic Madness, releases.
❝𝐴𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑐 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑐𝑘𝑦, 𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑔𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑐, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑒’𝑑 𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑑𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑒. 𝐴𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑙𝑎𝑔𝑠, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑚𝑦 𝑓𝑖𝑥𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑏𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑎𝑙𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑦 𝑑𝑢𝑔 𝑖𝑡𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑦 𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛. 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑚.❞
⚠️ 𝓣𝓻𝓲𝓰𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: This is a Natalie Bennett novel… do I really need to say more? Okay, okay I’ll say a little bit more. There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. E.g. graphic language, frequent graphic sex, explicit scenes of horror, and VERY dark themes. These are all mentioned in the warning in the blurb but if you would like to know more about what those are, feel free to DM me!
📚 𝓒𝓸𝓿𝓮𝓻: This is a section I rarely add but I can’t NOT mention that cover! Hauntingly beautiful and one of my favorite covers to date!
𝓖𝓻𝓪𝓫 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓬𝓸𝓹𝔂 𝓸𝓯 𝓞𝓹𝓪𝓺𝓾𝓮 𝓜𝓮𝓵𝓸𝓭𝓲𝓮𝓼!
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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 the 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.
❝The piece was familiar. It needled the demons he was so determined to wake. It filled the hole in my head and the emptiness within the house. A melody that haunted my dreams. Beautiful, yet sinister. Like the man who asked me to play it. Tragic like the woman I pretended I wasn’t.❞
❝My mind had two variations. Some days it burned bright and I was a ball of positivity. Other days the light was completely extinguished, leaving me with nothing but a heavy darkness and thoughts better left unspoken if I didn’t want to wind up in a straitjacket.❞
❝Insanity and art go hand in hand.❞
❝If you seek out his secrets, be prepared for the consequences.❞
❝I’m a man with extremely good looks, a big bank account, and an even bigger dick.❞
❝There was something inside her that called to something in me. It was beautifully sinister and craved the pain I needed to give.❞
❝I coveted her madness. I wished to be the master of her suffering so I could break her apart and make her acknowledge how fucking perfect she was.❞
❝What would happen if madness and insanity became one?” “Us.” “Exactly.❞
❝Alaric was cocky, enigmatic, and he’d openly admitted to being insane. All these things should have been red flags, but my fixation was stubborn and had already dug itself into my brain. I wanted him.❞
❝The wolves. The sheep. And the hunters who make good use of both.❞
❝Sometimes you’ve got to pretend to be the victim to become the victor.❞
❝I knew I should have listened to the warning I was given. I should have heeded the black label that wrapped every inch of his body, proceeded with caution. He was a hazard to my health, but it was too late to go back and undo what he’d done to me.❞
❝My reality melded with my nightmares. The nightmares bled into my reality. I could no longer tell the difference. I wasn’t sure it mattered. I’ve become addicted to his exclusive dose of madness. Caught in his web of insanity.❞