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The Villain: A Dark Regency Erotic Romance

The Villain Duology, Book 1
Narrated by: Darcy Stark
Series: The Villain Duology, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
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Summary

A heartless villain....
Lady Daphne Fairchild braves the journey from London to the wilds of Scotland alone with one purpose in mind: confront the man who purposely and methodically set out to ruin the men of her family. But what he demands in exchange for answers will thrust Daphne into a world of mystery, hatred, and lust.

An indecent proposal....
Thirty days and nights in the bed of the Earl of Hartmoor...this is the price she must pay to learn the truth of the dark lord’s vendetta against her family. Yet, when she accepts the offer, Daphne never expects to find that nothing is what she thought it was, and the truth proves far harder to stomach than she ever imagined.

A cruel desire that holds her captive....
Even as he uses her to exact his final revenge against her family, Daphne cannot deny the way her body reacts to his touch, the way her soul seems to become more intertwined with his by the day. Despite the ruin he has made of her life, she cannot escape that the threads of deceit, desire, and pain have tied them together irrevocably. With her fate now in his hands, she is uncertain whether he will turn out to be the hero who steals her heart, or the villain who destroys her soul.

©2018 Victoria Vale (P)2018 Victoria Vale

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abit raunchy

great book but not to have on when kids are around😉😉😉 lots of adult content

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The Villain

This story has many ups and downs and it was difficult to like the main characters, but as the story unfolded you realise how strong, his character is. I really got into it by the end.

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Loved this book.

A brilliant read. I couldn’t put it down. Brilliant story. Dark, and sensual. Loved characters, and story. I didn’t want it to end. A most read book.

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Highly recommended Steamy Regency Tale

I have read the book and this was my review for that:- This is a spectacular story and highly recommended. Very early on one is hooked. This is a hot and steamy tale, but with a very strong narrative- that is to say not just a lot of random encounters.
Lady Daphne’s family has been destroyed and ruined in the eyes of the Ton by The Earl of Hartmoor (Adam). Daphne travels to his castle in Scotland to discover the reasons for the man’s hatred and need for vengeance. The narrative carefully leads us through this mystery. The characters are carefully drawn and believable.

The narrator is really good - he delivers the story superbly.

I love all of Victoria Vale’s book - she has a wonderful style and weaves a good story.

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  • Connie
  • 13-04-18

WOW

What did you love best about The Villain: A Dark Regency Erotic Romance?

At last someone wrote sizzling erotica with great characters and a story that is hard to turn off.

What other book might you compare The Villain: A Dark Regency Erotic Romance to and why?

I've read many books in this genre but this Book rates better than any of them.

What about Darcy Stark’s performance did you like?

Perfect for this story

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It was all good.

Any additional comments?

Pick this book you won't regret it.

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  • Meri
  • 17-04-18

Well read and deliciously dark

This delicious story of a man with a deep hatred for the family of Daphne Fairchild is read wonderfully and with the male voice reading this Adam's words and emotions will jump out and surround you and suck you into their world. Magnificent story and darkly read gets my 5 stars!

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  • wendy ballard
  • 13-04-18

so hot, dark, erotic read!

Lady Daphne Fairchild - Victoria has a way of writing strong women in an era where women were considered dainty and weak. Her family has been destroyed, and she knows who has done it. She wants to know why. In the dead of the night, she rides alone to Scotland to confront the Earl of Kilmead and get her answers.
He says he will give her the answers she wants if she spends thirty days and thirty nights in his bed. If she does, he will also give her something that will save her family from homelessness. To save her family, she agrees.
How it ends you will have to listen to find out.
I loved this audible

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-07-18

The Villain

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

Ummm...WOW!! I don't read too many Historical Romances...but this...is wow! I was hooked right from the start.
Lady Daphne's family name, reputation & fortune is being ruined by Adam an Earl in Scotland. Lady Daphne's family will not tell her why Adam is hell bent on ruining them so she makes the trek to Scotland herself to find out why. Lady D strikes a deal with Adam in order to get some truths. Will he survive the deal? Will the truths take away her innocence & make her see her family in a completely different way? Absolutely!
I have changed my mind on which side I was rooting for so many times already.
I can not wait to read the Dove.

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  • JK
  • 26-04-18

Scorching hot and emotionally strong

I’ve read this yummy dark story but to listen to Darcy Stark’s delivery just delivers me to another place. Adam’s family suffered through actions taken by Daphne’s brother. He sets forth on ruining the family. Daphne comes to his home to try and find out why he’s doing this. What happens next is a dark, erotic journey that you don’t want to end. I’d never read/listened to a story quite like this and I loved it. Victoria Vale really has a way with weaving a tale that is scorching hot, emotionally strong and gives you characters you want more of.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.


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  • Christine S.
  • 15-04-18

Amazing

This is unlike any other historical romance I have read. It combines historical romance with some steamy and passionate scenes. By far one of the best books I have read.

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  • Paul Freund
  • 02-12-18

Interesting Book One if you Enjoy Sexual Novels

I received this book free for a fair unbaised review. I thought the story was well developed and somewhat original. I usually do not get into books that are designed to be a mini-series. I do recommed the book for those that enjoy this type of genre. I doubt I would continue on with the series just because of its sexual content.

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  • Julie Engel
  • 22-11-18

Amazing Read

loved this story and the sequel. going to start Butterfly next. I hope Victoria releases a new series soon.

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  • LAS
  • 25-09-18

Hate, Revenge, Passion Love....!!

He was a Villain, the man who ruined her family for no reason and now, as his final infliction to her family, he was going to ruin her! Oh but wait!! Was he really the sinister man she was led to believe he was...this man who made her feel things she had never felt before. This man who made her want and desire things she had never desired before. The passion, the lust the possession...Oh My!!!

WONDERFUL story line and character development. Victoria Vale weaves a web of deceit, corruption, betrayal and revenge all the while the two main characters grow closer together and can't seem to stop wanting the other. He is possessed by her as much as she is possessed by him. I LOVED this 2-book series!

The narration by Darcy Stark was fabulous. His ability to draw the listener into the characters and make them feel the characters emotions and forget he was narrating was excellent!

Overall, I thought this series was fantastic! I will be watching for more from Victoria Vale and Darcy Stark!

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 31-07-18

A autho that will have you melting all over

This is an audio that will have your melting from excitement. It is book one in the series. It’s a time.ine that you don’t read or listen to . This is a Scene’s that happened and I’m grateful that Victoria wrote this audio

The narrator was great . Darcy voice was clear strong and all the characters were distinguished.
Hero is Adam . Heroine is Daphne.

Lord Adam is on a mission. He what’s to destroy Lady Daphne’s family . He has been slowing doing that for the last 5 years . Lady Daphne is getting sick and tired of getting the round around from her father. She decides to get answers herself. Daphne decides to face the devil in his den. Daphne travels to Scotland . She asks Lord Adam, why, that is when he tells her “30 days of having your body for answers .
Grab it and see does she agree.

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