Plunged into darkness after an eerie ritual, Corbin finds herself torn between the reality of her life with her mother and the nights she spends with Six. Even though she wakes alone every morning, the nights they spend together are worth it. Suspicion and unease surround her, drawing Jordan closer and closer while Six disappears deeper into the shadows.
Obsessed, Corbin sketches only him. As his monstrous image becomes clearer, etched in ink and gold, the pair and Jordan are enticed into a sensual world meant to feed him.
Six is reluctantly forthcoming with information about his origins and the mystical connection between the three of them. He has no control and little concern for the human world he affects with his mere presence—even when no one can stop the consequences.
Some cycles repeat for a reason, but is this one worth fulfilling?
Genre: Dark Paranormal Monster Romance
Tropes: (short list): Enemies to lovers, sapphic best friends to lovers, why choose, monster imaginary friend, artist meets creation, some horror elements, slow burn, shadow play, size difference, fated mates; mf, mff, ff scenes.
Trigger Warnings: mentions of SA, generational trauma, hallucinations, mental disorders, "Mommy" issues, Daddy issues, kn!fe play, bl00d play, tent@cle play, depictions of depression, squ!rting, su!cide/blood pacts, creepy crawlies like snakes & insects.
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.