Nothing but Darkness


Aidan Sheppard has always resisted his darker urges—only the violent ones, he’d never deny himself anything sexual—until one night when he goes too far. Way too far. It doesn’t matter that it was an accident; it still happened, and he can’t escape it. Now he must choose between what’s expected of him, morality, and what he truly wants, depraved release.

But as bloody fantasies flood his mind, Aidan struggles to find control. Desire taking over, he dives deeper into his darker side. His best friend and coworkers remain unaware of the calculating criminal he’s become in the hours between work and drunken escapades.

Aidan analyzes each step necessary to fuel the cruel fire inside him, logic and preparation only two of the many weapons at his disposal. His creativity grows as well, until he hits a dangerous snag that threatens to expose him and obliterate everything he’s built. Paranoia and stress chip away at his confidence, but he must stay in control long enough to cover his tracks, or he risks his freedom, as well as his life.

He’s becoming more comfortable in the dark than you are in the light.

*Content Warning: graphic violence, sexual content, and language*

If you like thrillers with deliciously dark twists and a main character you love to hate (but still want to see make it to the end), Nothing but Darkness might be your next favorite book. It’ll keep you reading just one more page until you reach the end.

Readers say:

“Nothing but Darkness is a twisty thrill ride that does not disappoint.” – Amazon Reviewer
“Dark, blunt, sexy, disturbing, and keeps you wanting to turn the page.” – Amazon Reviewer
“Loved it and can’t wait to read more!” – Amazon Reviewer

About the author:

Maria lives in Minnesota despite the frozen winters. Actually, she prefers snow drifts and icicles over summer and all that sweat running everywhere. She lives with her husband and little family, which includes a couple lazy cats who make great lap warmers. She absolutely believes in unicorns and ghosts, and hopes vampires are real too. She’s a coffee in the morning and wine in the evening kind of person, preferably with a nap in between. She’s a creative, mouthy, introverted, proud bisexual, highly-sensitive INFJ, Slytherpuff, dork with a lot of tattoos and a sweet-tooth.

After working in the Mental Health field for almost a decade, Maria’s now living her dream as a stay at home writer, kiddo wrangler, professional snuggler, and constantly-tired-person. When it comes to writing, she specializes in dark and twisted thrillers or gritty, angsty contemporary romances. No matter the genre, she always prefers writing deeply flawed characters with dysfunctional relationships. She’s pretty sure the whole “unlikable character” thing is a conspiracy, because every character she loves has been labeled this way. Ridiculous. And because of this, she’s pretty much found it impossible to write anything without at least a little mayhem.

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