ARC Review: Dark Soul by Aleksandr Voinov

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ARC Review: Dark Soul by Aleksandr Voinov
Dark Soul

4.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: June 1, 2012
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published by Riptide Publishing
Pages: 310
Format: ARC

When I picked up this book, I had no idea what I was in for. Shocking and seductive doesn’t seem to cover it. My eyes were glued to the pages and I became an addict on crack. Damn, it was good.

Stefano Marino is at the top of his game. As a mob boss, he has power, money and everything a man could ever want. But when a turf war threatens to knock him off his top spot, Silvio Spadaro is sent in to help Stefano.

Instantly, readers can see the sparks between Stefano and Silvio. However, while Silvio is gay despite the stigma that comes along with it, Stefano still wears the wedding ring that binds him to his beautiful wife, Donata. Stefano’s feelings are in a tug-of-war match as his tries to rein in this dark desire for Silvio even though he is still madly in love with his wife.

But that’s not Stefano’s only problem. The Russians want blood and they will go everything and anything to prevail. There’s a good amount of violence in this book. Paired with the explicit sex, there’s this darkly addictive nature to this book that I gobbled up.

Some of the sex scenes straddle the lines of decorum and I think that’s why I enjoyed it so much. Voinov does not pull his punches. His writing is intensely hot and pushes you out of your comfort zone. I’d be surprised if someone said that this is tame. If anything, this book will open your eyes and make you think outside of the box.

DARK SOUL is a thrilling ride from start to finish. Shocking and darkly seductive, it left me breathless after some scenes.

*ARC provided by NetGalley

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About Aleksandr Voinov

Aleksandr Voinov is an emigrant German author living near London where, after four years in financial journalism and investment banking, he is now making his living as an editor at a ratings agency, publisher and co-owner of Riptide Publishing. At 38 years of age, Voinov has written more than a dozen novels and commercially published five print books with German publishers. After many years working in the horror, science fiction, cyberpunk and fantasy genres, Voinov has set his sights now on contemporary and historical erotic gay fiction.

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Great review Ann…definitely has me wanting to go get this book right now!

Under the Covers

It’s so dark and addicting!


Sharon Stogner

I just finished it last week. OMG, such deviant behavior and so emotionally compelling…the suspense was incredible! I honestly didn’t know what Silvio was going to do at the end