Anathema Codex Cover Reveal!

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The Anathema Codex

by Yolanda Olson & Jennifer Bene

This boxset includes all 3 books from the Anathema series (Noxious, Mephitic, and Viperous) as well as a BRAND NEW short story called ‘Remnants!’ If you’ve ever wondered what would have happened if the couple from Natural Born Killers had a kid, and then that kid grew up and went on a murderous road trip in search of his dad… then you’re probably going to love this insane, filthy ride through the dark and twisted minds of me and Yolanda! Check out the blurb below, add it on GR, and then pre-order your copy before we drop this beast on September 19th!

BTW isn’t this cover from Dez Purington / Pretty in Ink Creations freaking GORGEOUS? I’m obsessed af.

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The Acolyte
He never knew I existed. And he sure as hell didn’t care when I showed up on his doorstep, either.
I only did it on a dare. But I guess the hope was there that he’d see me and maybe want to be in my life.
I couldn’t have been more wrong.
He hates me with the fire of a thousand suns even though he doesn’t know me. Maybe that’s just his personality, however, he’ll soon find out that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Let’s do this.

The God
Life was perfectly fine until some punk knocked on my front door.
He says he’s my kid and I’m assuming that meant I was supposed to fall to my knees and worship at his altar. My knees hit the dirt for no one—not even the alleged fruit of my loins.
Besides, I’ve had someone else on my mind for a while.
Not that I’ve been able to avoid it. Ichabod mumbles about her in his sleep. Maybe the kid wants to meet his auntie… maybe I can finally get some well-deserved revenge.
I can play faux daddy for a little while.
There’s a bigger prize at the end of this rainbow. You can run, little girl, but you’ll never be able to hide.

The Lover
He looks just like him. It’s uncanny and terrifying all at once because I’m afraid that he acts like him too.
Lakyn has to learn a lesson, and this was the only thing I was able to come up with to get him to understand that the world doesn’t revolve around him. That he should care about anyone that cares about him.
I can’t help that I still love him. Twenty years later and it’s only gotten stronger while my resolve has gotten weaker.
I wish Bea was here. She always knew how to handle him.
I’m going to force Lakyn to make me a promise since he never goes back on his word. And maybe, in the end, the three of us will be together again.
Ready to raise hell.

Teaser Tuesday! ‘Reign of Ruin’ by Jennifer Bene

Hey lovelies! I am out of town with my mother this week, but I have good news! I’ve got a FREE SHORT STORY for all of you to prepare you for the utter darkness coming with my book ‘Reign of Ruin’ in May.

‘The Day the Sky Burned’ is a FREE prequel I’m giving to everyone who wants it. It will definitely… whet your appetites for the utter chaos and devastation inside Reign of Ruin.

Just an FYI for those that missed my story ‘Baptized in Eden’ (which came out in Twisted Sacrament last year) this is that story with a brand new edit, a seriously extended ending (12k+ words if you don’t include the short story), and a wicked twist. It goes dark, oh boyyyy does it go dark and twisted, but I blame Zoe Blake for bringing this level of disturbing out in me. ????

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Reign of Ruin

‘The priests want me to thank God, but the only thing I pray for is death.’

There is nothing before Eden. Just flashes of a time before Danielle woke up in chains, in hell, to be violated and broken.

Over, and over, and over.

They say that God honors those who serve, that each baptism is a gift, but all Danielle wants is to die.

Eden has other plans.

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“Let us pray,” the head cardinal said, laying his palms on her thighs as he stepped closer to the table. “God, give us the strength to baptize this woman of Eden. To mark her as one protected by the house of the Lord, and to cloak her in the power of the holy. Fathers, I remind all of us that God shall never give us more temptation than we can handle, for in this we must serve him well.”

“Amen,” they chorused around her, and then two of the black cloaked men stepped forward to remove the elaborate crimson robe from the head cardinal. She couldn’t see him well with her head pinned to the table, but she could hear the sound of his hand working his cock and the low groan in his chest. Another cardinal pressed his hand into her lower belly, and she whined. The lightest brush of her clit summoned liquid heat, and someone dragged their finger through her folds, spreading the wetness that she hoped made some difference to what the other bastard had done to her in his fucked-up hospital.

“Give your pain to God,” the head cardinal said as he lined up and thrust in hard, tearing into her with one vicious spike of agony. Her scream was muffled by the hand over her lips, body pinned to the stone beneath her as the man pulled back and thrust again. Just as horrible, she wailed, finally able to voice the torment as her entrance was forced open and her inner walls seized and cramped. “Your purity, your suffering, is what will make the blessing strong.”

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You can not only preorder Reign of Ruin, but you can already get it in a beautiful paperback! I can’t wait to hear what you all think of TDTSB and I hope you’re ready for RoR! Make sure you get The Day The Sky Burned here and then tell me what you think!

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Cover Reveal! ‘Burned’ by Jennifer Bene – SURPRISE!

Surprise! I have an (unplanned) book coming out on June 14th and I wanted to bring you the cover. And a warning. Like, a legit warning. No really, there is a big ol’ ???????????????????????????? in front of this book. This book is not even remotely “dark romance”. Or romance at all. Think of this more as a horror-tragedy, with extremely taboo and uncomfortable subject matter. But look how pretty the cover is!

In fact, if you haven’t read Yolanda Olson’s book “Inferno” you probably shouldn’t look twice at “Burned”. It is going to be like a horrific, slow-moving trainwreck where you’re just waiting to find out the final toll of dead and injured. There are no happy endings in the world of Inferno, it’s just dark, horrifying, nightmare fuel where a lot of people die and you have now been warned!! ???? I have reached out to a couple of people and told them specifically NOT to read this, it’s that bad. #seriously

But, if you LOVE super dark and super taboo, this is going to be amazing for you. I just really reaaalllyyyy hope you guys still love me after this one! I posted a video in the Dark Haven about why this book is happening. Come check it out HERE.

Read Inferno ➡️

Add ‘Burned’ to your TBR here ➡️

Happy Surprise Release Day!

Life has been crazy for me. My mom’s health isn’t great, as you know from my last post, I closed on my new house, I am adopting dogs and kiddo has started school!  Even with all of that, I can’t just sit still so I may have dropped a surprise release? #SorryNotSorry

A few months ago I updated the covers of The Rite, The Invitation and Reunited. They looked so unloved, I felt they needed that boost.  With everyone loving the covers, I thought these books just HAD to have their own boxset and when I saw the cover, I knew exactly what to name it.


Sometimes you can’t fight attraction, no matter how deviant it may be.

In this naughty collection everyone has their deviant desires, secret fantasies, and wicked attractions that tempt them into the unknown.

Whether it’s a private party where a good girl gets the chance to bring her dark side out to play, or a high school reunion where a second chance at the love of her life gets even better when his best friend wants to play too – The Invitation and Reunited will give you all the kinky menage romance you can handle!

And if you’re feeling extra daring, the twisted novella The Rite brings together danger, dark lust, and a magical HEA to take you through the darkness and into the bright light of love.

I hope you pick it up, it is such a great collection of stories and it is the FIRST TIME these stories are available in print!


Will you see me?  I will be at Show Me Your Books in Kansas City September 7 and 8 and I want to see you!  I will have lots of books and swag, I want you to go home with an armful.  If you haven’t planned on coming, change those plans now!

I am even going to meet up with fans Friday afternoon!

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Preorder your books here, I won’t have my entire library and don’t want you to miss getting the books you love!

Teaser Tuesday Cover Reveal! ‘Corrupt Desires’ coming July 9th!

Are you ready to get corrupted?

‘Corrupt Desires’ goes live July 9th!

I am SO FREAKING EXCITED to share this gorgeous cover with all of you, especially because this book is almost ready for my ARC readers! I’m getting into that punchdrunk over-tired giddy author stage where I simultaneously want everyone to read my book, and also bury it in a hole somewhere because I’m sure it’s terrible. But… THAT is not an option, because ‘Corrupt Desires’ is coming out on July 9th! #HeavyBreathing #TotallyNotPanicking Check out this gorgeous cover, the hot blurb, and the blistering excerpt I’m sharing as a sneak peek for all of you!

If you want to show it some love, add the book on Goodreads! Click here to add!

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Corrupt Desires

Phee knows that girls like her don’t get the fairytale…

Falling for a man like Bryant Holbrook is just begging for heartbreak. Rich boys don’t look twice at waitresses from the fog, at least not until now. One smart-mouthed taunt and his turquoise eyes are all over her. That cocky, bad boy grin tempting her with the impossible.

It should have stayed a one-night stand.

Now, it’s too late.

Phee is pulled into a world of danger and corruption where Bryant must put everything at risk to keep her safe, or risk losing her to keep his father’s dream alive.

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“Beg me again, Phee.”

“Bryant…” Phee groaned, panting against the bedding, bent over his lap as he teased her mercilessly. His fingers curling down to brush against that bundle of nerves inside as his thumb pressed rhythmically over her clit. Continuing until she was gritting her teeth to hold back the flood of pleas that threatened to escape.

“Either beg me for what you want, or I’ll tie you up and make sure you don’t come all night.” Bryant’s threat made Phee’s mouth drop open, but before she could come up with something smart ass to say he slid a third finger inside her, pumping them in a vicious tease that had her shivering towards the edge of a glorious orgasm.

“Oh God… Bryant!” Phee bucked against his grip, but he refused to let her move, and so she finally gave in. Let go and let the tug of Bryant Holbrook’s whirlpool drag her down. “Please, Bryant, please fuck me, because I’m going to lose it if you don’t. Please, please—”

Bryant pushed her off his lap and onto her back, and then he was on top of her, his knees moving her thighs apart as she arched up against his chest. “You beg so well, Phee,” he purred, hips dropping between hers, and she was infuriated by the fabric separating them as he ground himself against her.

“Bryant! Please!” Phee reached down and tugged at the waist of his boxers, and he laughed against her skin as he kissed up her neck.

“So, you’re saying you want me?” Bryant grinned at her and grabbed her wrists, pinning them above her head.

“Yes! I want you, please, Bryant,” Phee begged, the whine in her voice obvious as she rolled her hips to try and get more contact, to try and get him to give in. Damn his self-control.

“All you had to do was ask.” He kissed her hard, biting her lip and devouring her mouth in a delirious rush that finally gave her a hint that he felt the same way she did. Lifting her hips, she moaned against his lips, desperate to feel him inside her. Breaking the kiss with a groan, he twisted to grab a condom from the bedside table and she immediately reached for his boxers. Bryant went still, grinning down at her. “Did I say you could move your hands, Phee?”

Whining, she returned them above her head, and it was torture to watch as he slid two fingers into his mouth. Tasting her like he had all the time in the world as the condom hung in his other hand and his cock stayed trapped behind dark cloth. Lifting her hips into the air, she was reassured by the way Bryant’s gaze burned down her body to focus between her legs. “Please, Bryant. Please…

“You taste so good.” That cocky smile tilted his lips and he gripped himself through his boxers, stroking as he lifted the foil of the condom to his mouth and tore the edge. “Are you going to be a good girl for me?”

“Yes, I will, I swear!” All pride out the window, she clenched the bedding in her fingers so she wouldn’t move.

“Next time I’m going to tie you up just so I can watch you writhe like this.” It was a promise she hoped he’d keep, but then none of it mattered because he was pushing his boxers down. He was long, thick, and she wanted to taste him, but didn’t dare move and tempt him to drag this out any further. He rolled the condom on slowly as he leaned over her. “Spread your legs for me,” he commanded and she did.

“Bryant,” she whispered, and then he was kissing her. One of his hands enveloped her wrists, tightening to hold them in place as she moaned against his lips, his cock brushing against her in a tortuous tease. She lifted her hips, pleading in broken murmurs, before he finally thrust inside her.

It was like hitting the ocean floor, the whirlpool an endless height above her, and she arched hard off the bed. He growled his own pleasure, hand tightening the grip on her wrists as he started to move. Each thrust pushing her closer to that tenuous edge of sharp pleasure, and an endless stream of pleas slipped from her lips as he moved his mouth to her neck and trailed kisses down to her shoulder. “That’s right, beg me for it…”

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DID YOU LIKE THAT?! I really hope you did, lovelies. It’s been a lot of insomnia nights and plenty of wine to bring this book to where I needed it to be. I do want to make sure you guys know that this book is based on an older set of novellas titled ‘Of Fog and Fire’ that are no longer available. I never felt good about how those two separate novellas about Phee and Bryant just kind of got… jammed together, so I took the old book down! Now, Bryant and Phee’s original story has been completely rewritten, revised into a single novel, and the story expanded to be dirtier, darker, and blisteringly hot!

For now, it would be fantastic if you lovelies would mark ‘Corrupt Desires’ as a want-to-read on Goodreads, just to help it start to pick up steam before it goes live. ^_^ Thank you so much, and stay tuned for it going live on July 9th!

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Want more of me?

Jennifer Bene is a USA Today bestselling author of dangerously sexy and deviously dark romance. BDSM, Suspense, Dark Romance, Thrillers—she writes it all. Always delivering a twisty, spine-tingling journey with the promise of a happily-ever-after.

★★★ ‘Reunited’ has a new cover too, lovelies! ★★★

This second-chance romance is seriously my lightest, happiest, most warm and fuzzy story. It may be BDSM menage, but there’s not a hint of darkness (shocking! I know). It’s about a girl named Megan who goes to her 10 year high school reunion dreading it completely. But then she runs into her old high school flame, and his bestie, and things get really hot and really heavy. This book also has one of my favorite epilogues I’ve ever written because it is the epitome of the happily ever after. I love it so much, and this new cover captures the hotness AND the warmth of this book so well. Another knock out of the park for Laura Hidalgo! <3
Ten Years. Two Hot Doms.
One chance to be ‘Reunited’!
Megan Harper hasn’t had the best decade since she left high school and the love of her life behind. She gave up on her dreams and dropped out of college to get married, only to have her marriage fall apart leaving her divorced, disappointed, and back at square one trying to get her life started again.
When her high school reunion comes around she doesn’t want to go, but her sister insists. That’s how Megan finds herself dressed up at her old alma mater hoping her miserable evening ends quickly. That is until Eric Lewis, her gorgeous, hot, and once-dominant high school flame, shows up and only has eyes for her. When Colby Warren, the playboy of Whittaker High, joins them and seems just as intent on having her attention for the night she feels like she’s dreaming.
As both men dance and flirt with her, it becomes increasingly clear that not only do they both want her, but that Eric’s urge for dominance has only increased in their years apart. Will Megan dive in for one last fling in the halls of her school, or will she run and miss the chance to be reunited with the one man that’s haunted her for years?
Check it out lovelies, and I hope you enjoy!