Title: Tormentor Mine
Author: Anna Zaires
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: March 28, 2017
A new dark romance from New York Times bestseller Anna Zaires.
He came to me in the night, a cruel, darkly handsome stranger from the most dangerous corners of Russia. He tormented me and destroyed me, ripping apart my world in his quest for vengeance.
Now he's back, but he’s no longer after my secrets.
The man who stars in my nightmares wants me.
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Excerpt from Sara's POV
I meet his gaze, and everything inside me jolts. It feels like I got shocked with a defibrillator. For the first time, I see him in the light of day without alcohol or drugs in my system.
For the first time, I fully comprehend how dangerous he is.
He’s leaning back in his chair, his long, jean-clad legs stretched out and crossed at the ankles under the small round table. It’s a casual pose, but there’s nothing casual about the dark power that rolls off him in waves. He’s not just dangerous; he’s lethal. I see it in the metallic ice of his gaze and the coiled readiness of his large body, in the arrogant set of his jaw and the cruel curve of his lips.
This is a man who lives and breathes violence, an apex predator for whom rules of society don’t exist.
A monster who’s tortured and killed countless people.
The surge of anger and hatred that comes with the thought cuts through my fear, and I take a step forward, then another and another until I’m walking toward him on almost steady legs. If he wanted to kill me, he could’ve already done it in a million different ways, so whatever he wants today must be something different.
Something even more evil.
“Hello, Sara,” he says, rising to his feet as I approach. “It’s good to see you again.”
His deep voice wraps around me, his soft Russian accent caressing my ears. It should sound ugly, that voice from my nightmares, but like everything else about him, it’s deceptively appealing.
“What do you want?” I’m being rude, but I don’t care. We’re long past politeness and good manners. There’s no use pretending this is a normal get-together.
The only reason I’m here is because not showing up could endanger my parents.
“Please, sit.” He motions to the chair across from him and sits down. “I took the liberty of ordering a cup of coffee for you. Black, no sugar… and decaf, since you’re not working today.”
I glance at the second cup—prepared exactly the way I would’ve ordered it—then meet his gaze again. My heart drums in my throat, but my voice is even as I say, “You have been watching me.”
“Yes, of course. But you figured that out last night, didn’t you?”
I flinch. I can’t help it. If he saw me try to make that call, then he saw me stagger drunkenly into the bathroom and come out naked.
If he’s been watching me for a while, he’s seen me in all sorts of private moments.
“Sit, Sara.” He gestures at the chair again, and this time, I obey—if only to give myself a chance to calm down. Rage and fear are a tangle of live wires in my chest, and I feel like I’m one deep breath away from exploding.
I’ve never been a violent person, but if I had a gun on me, I’d shoot him. I’d blow his brains all over the trendy Starbucks wall.
“You hate me.” He says it calmly, as a statement of fact rather than a question, and I stare at him, caught off-guard.
Does he read minds, or am I that transparent?
“It’s okay,” he says, and I catch a glimmer of amusement in his eyes. “You can admit it. I promise not to hurt you today.”
Today? What about tomorrow and the day after? My hands form into fists under the table, my nails digging into my skin. “Of course I hate you,” I say as steadily as I can manage. “Is that a surprise?”
“No, of course not.” He smiles, and my lungs tighten, preventing me from breathing. It’s not a perfect smile—his teeth are white, but one is slightly crooked on the bottom, and his lower lip has a tiny scar that wasn’t visible until now—but it’s magnetic nonetheless.
It’s a smile nature designed for one purpose only: to lure in unwary women and make them forget the monster underneath.
My Rating: 5 stars
OH MY BLOODY GOSH. WHAT A BOOK. Like seriously, I did not expect this book at all. I was hit so hard by this book. Hit hard, Wham bam, thank you ma'am. Geez, I am still reeling from such an explosive book. Wow, I am completely floored. Utterly spent. I love Anna Zaires. Maybe it is because she introduced me to sci-fi romance and I was hooked to her words. Or maybe she comes up with interesting and addictive stories that make you crave them to the point of insanity. Nevertheless I am now a big fan. Tormentor Mine was a story of all stories. It was a story that was out of this world that it shook me out my system.
Tormentor Mine was a dark relic that sparked so much energy inside me. It was a book that literally made my mind shift on so many different directions that I swear that I was so confused. But it was a good confusion. Dark, Foreboding, Psychotic. Poetic. Thrilling. Enticing. Tormentor Mine was a book that gave me so much suspense which was dripped in honey and sex. It was an erotic journey I wanted to be a part of. Tormentor Mine that had a compelling story with an edge that totally blew my mind. Tormentor Mine gave me so much thrills and chills that I felt my whole body overcome with them. Anna Zaires gave me such a great book that spiraled. Her words are so freaking amazing that I was completely stunned. They held so much beauty and eloquent darkness that threatened to burst inside my heart. They touched me on another level that I felt that darkness. I felt that rush and adrenaline of suspense. She has a way with her writing that brings so much imagination. She is certainly a very talented author. I bow down to her greatness.And of course, lets not forget her dangerous and pulsing hot scenes that brought so much heat and passion to the story itself. To me, this book held a special meaning to me. It was a story loving beyond hatred. Loving beyond the monster inside you. I loved that.
In Tormentor Mine, I was introduced to Peter and Sara, a very different couple with so much epic proportions. They reminded me of a discovery channel program about a lion attacking antelope. They were like predator and prey. It was certainly thrilling to watch their interaction as a couple. It certainly had me on the edge of my seat. They had that psychotic chemistry that had me scratching my head. They were totally an insane couple and I totally was pulled into their drama. Sara to me was so naive. I know. She had a great job but she had a certain darkness that was a bit interesting to see. I think in a way she was a helper although she thrust in a world so dangerous that I felt sorry for her. Peter is a enigmatic. He is domineering, dangerous, psycho and a tad bit hot. Hahaha He made me my knees most times. But damn, he was male specimen of perfection. I wanted a bite of him.
Tormentor Mine was a bold read that pulled me in from the first page to the last. I was stuck in a vortex threatening to sink me in. It is definitely the book to read. But trust me you will be needing a drink lol.
About Anna Zaires
Anna Zaires fell in love with books at the age of five, when her grandmother taught her to read. She wrote her first story shortly thereafter. Since then, she has always lived partially in a fantasy world where the only limits were those of her imagination. Currently residing in Florida, Anna is happily married to Dima Zales (a science fiction and fantasy author) and closely collaborates with him on all their works.
After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics, Anna spent eight years on Wall Street analyzing stocks and writing research reports. In 2013, she became a full-time author, pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels.
Dima Zales is the love of her life and a huge inspiration in all aspects of her writing. Every book Anna writes is a product of their unique collaborative process.
In addition to reading and writing, Anna enjoys drinking tea (coconut oolong, anyone?), watching addictive TV shows, and discussing book ideas during long walks with her amazing husband.
She loves hearing from her readers, so please don't hesitate to contact her through her website or connect with her on Facebook, where she hangs out way too often. Also, please visit her husband and collaborator, Dima Zales, at http://www.dimazales.com and check out their fantasy & science fiction books.