Title: Gilded Thorn

Series: Dark Reign 

Author: Ember Davis 

Genre: Dark Romance 

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I’ve been watching and waiting for a chance to get Laurel in my arms. I shouldn’t want her since she’s the Orlov princess, but I don’t care that our families have spent generations killing each other. All I want is her. She will be the Petrov family’s queen.

I know her power, her strength, and her softness; I crave all of her. I’ll lure her to me and then I’ll never let her go. The darkness inside of me demands her submission and I don’t care if the thorns she uses to protect herself draw blood. I will gladly bleed for her.

I’ll free her of the gilded cage the Orlovs have built around her. She’s mine and I’m never letting her go. Once she’s in my arms, nothing can take her from me, not even her brothers. They can come for her, but they’ll never win.

With my brother out of town, burying himself in his own misery and guilt over something he couldn’t control, the throne of the Orlov family is vacant. It should mean freedom for me, but unfortunately the rest of my brothers think I should be caged as well. The only solace I have is my art.

When I get an offer to talk to someone in Atlantic City about a gallery show, it’s an opportunity I can’t pass up. Coming face-to-face with my family’s enemy is the last thing I expect. The Petrov name has always been sneered in my family and I know the kind of darkness that lives in Vlad.

Vlad says he wants to set me free, but I know he only wants to trap me for himself. I’ve always hated not having my freedom but being captured by Vlad is a craving I can’t deny. If he can handle my thorns, he can have me. My family will get over it or I’ll watch it all burn.

**18+. This story has dark themes and a morally gray hero. You’ll still find an insta-love story that is spicy and isn’t necessarily simple, but with darker themes, situations, rough spicy times, and depictions of violence (not between the MMC and MFC). No cheating with a guaranteed HEA. This book is part of my Orlov Bratva series but can be read as a standalone. Meet one estranged Orlov brother in Their Songbird and the head of the family, Nikolai, in Snowed In With the Bratva Boss.**

Power comes at a cost and these men have sacrificed their souls. They know violence, death, and how to walk in the gray, but that doesn’t mean they are without weakness. The women they love are their light and they would scorch the Earth to protect them. This December meet the men who rule their empires of crime and the women who stand by them while darkness reigns.


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Ember Davis loves alpha heroes with a range of emotions, but a strong sense of how to take care of their women.  She loves her heroines from all walks of life, just like her heroes, and she wants them to be real and relatable.  Her heroines tend to be sassy, opinionated and smart.

Ember is a stay at home mom of two who recently refound her love of books and all things romance and is so glad that she did.  She’s always been creative but writing and creating stories that she would love to read that satisfies the dreams she had as a little girl.  She loves butterflies, the color purple and enjoying time with her family. 

Pssst…it’s totally a pen name, but everything above is 100% true.


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