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The Role of an HEA in Dark Erotica

Thanks so much for having me on LASR! I’m Skye Warren, author of the Kindle bestselling Dark Erotica series. I’m here to share with you guys my latest release, Hear Me, which early reviewers are calling “disturbingly arousing” and “beautifully written.”

What does dark erotica mean? There’s a certain taboo implicit in the name… which really is a good thing. However, hopefully I can shine some light on what that means.

You might assume that dark erotica doesn’t have a happy ending, or more to the point, that the hero and heroine don’t end up together. That’s true—the genre doesn’t guarantee it. But as an author, I do. Why? Because at their core, mine are love stories, even if they’re also violent and twisted.
,br> For me it’s not a hardship to guarantee my readers an HEA because I know I’ll always write one. However, my books also contain heroines who have been deeply tortured (always emotionally, sometimes physically) and heroes that are not quite pristine themselves. You might call them anti-heroes…

So how can they really achieve an HEA? I could say you’ll have to read to find out… but I’ll talk a little bit about this. I think an HEA depends on two things. 1) There must be an emotional connection between the hero and heroine, and 2) the hero and heroine must plan to stay together indefinitely at the end of the book.

For an HEA to be satisfying, it probably takes more than that. A sense of romance, maybe. Some good old fashioned lust. Maybe also a spark of undefinable chemistry. But even speaking in the more broad genre of romance, there is no one recipe beyond those two core requirements.

One of the reviewers said it best. Hear Me didn’t have an HEA that she wanted, but it did have one that the characters wanted. If you’re still curious, then yes, you will have to read to find out ;-)

Thanks again for having me on LASR! If you like dark, gritty books, I hope you’ll consider my new release Hear Me. You don’t have to read any of the previous series; it stands alone. And if you do decide to read Hear Me, I’d love to hear what you think on Twitter or Facebook.

Skye Warren

She doesn’t remember her past, only her training. She can’t talk, not that a good slave should speak out of turn. None of that matters when she wakes up in the warm, rustic room. Her new master is distant but kind. There’s only one problem: he doesn’t want her.

Longing for the shackles of safety, she pulls from the last dregs of her will to prove her worth as a slave. It seems to be working. He responds first to her body and next to her submission. The secrets of his past haunt the cabin, fraying the tightening bond between Master and slave, but it is her own memories that may finally unravel it.

This book contains a bonus short story "Escape", set in the same dark erotica world.


This book contains explicit scenes of sex, including dubious consent and captivity situations. The BDSM does not conform to literary conventions, making it sometimes more realistic, and other times not. This is a work of fiction not appropriate for anyone uncomfortable with these situations or anyone under the age of eighteen.

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About the Author: Skye Warren writes unapologetic erotica, where pain and sex and love collide. She has been called "a true mistress of dark and twisted erotica" and her dark erotica series has reached the bestseller lists at Amazon and been a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.

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Debby said...

I love reading these books. I prefer an HEA but can accept a HFN ending.
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sylvan65 said...

Unapologetic writing really is my most favorite thing!

Jason said...

wow! that is an amazing book trailer.


June M. said...

I love the intense connections of the characters in dark erotic romances. I really enjoy them from time to time (I have bought this one but have not read it yet....haven't had time and I have to be in the right mood for them)

Lena Loneson said...

I love the contrast between darkness in a setting or plot, and the "lightness" of hope offered up by the connection between the heroine and hero. No matter how bad it gets, romance can still spark.

Kat Morrisey said...

Great post and I love what you said about HEAs. I tend to only read books with an HEA, and find that I am satisfied with the ending so long as the characters are. It's their story after all! So even if it might not be what I want, if it fits them, then it's an HEA!