Title: So Comes the Darkness
Author: Arabella Holmes
Genre: Dark Monster Romance
Tropes: Erotic Horror/BDSM
Release Date: May 5, 2023


Vanessa Evans hates her dad's new girlfriend, Lisa. She thinks Lisa is evil and longs for the day her father realises what a huge mistake he's made. When circumstances force Lisa to move into Vanessa's home, she isn't prepared for the unimaginable events that follow. Lisa unleashes a secret weapon: her scorching-hot son, Shay.

The moment Vanessa meets him, the attraction between them is undeniable. She tries to fight her feelings but cannot help being drawn to him. When he moves into the bedroom down the hall, Vanessa knows she’s in trouble. How will she cope having him so close?

Soon, Shay begins to pursue her, and it becomes clear he will not rest until she has submitted to his carnal S&M lust. Will Vanessa escape the clutches of her gorgeous house guest? Does she want to? And what will she do when he finally reveals his deep dark secret?

So Comes the Darkness is a standalone monster romance with elements of erotic horror, for those who like their spice on the dark side.

Warning: Contains triggers. Please read the author’s note carefully for further details. For readers over 18 only.





Arabella Holmes grew up in Wandsworth, south London. From a young age she developed a great love of horror films and gothic romances. Her favourite director is Paul Verhoeven and her favourite authors include Charlotte Bronte, Jim Thompson, Mark Edwards and Sarah Waters. Her favourite movie genre is Film Noir and includes classics such as Double Indemnity, Body Heat and Jagged Edge. When she isn't writing, Arabella enjoys directing short films for the festival circuit and looking after her cat. An avid tea drinker, Arabella can be found hanging out in cosy London cafes in search of new brews to tease her taste buds.


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