Top Ten Tuesday

Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a topic is suggested and you can adapt it to suit your needs. As someone who doesn’t listen to a great deal of music, and only then in the car, this topic really IS quite a challenge this week. This week I chose books that I’ve read, rather than from my TBR.

Do you have 10 book titles that could be the name of a band or group? If so share them in a post and join in the fun!

1. In The Garden Of Discontent

This is a love story.
It’s brutal.
Dirty, terrifying, and raw.
But a love story nonetheless because it is so beautiful.

Noah Carter was the type of guy that every girl wanted. Gorgeous. Talented. Smart and kind.
He was the world that revolved around me even though I didn’t deserve him. But then something went wrong. He snapped maybe, just lost his mind.I found him the night my family died, their blood staining his hands. I put him in prison. I got my revenge. But then years later he found me again…
…and stole me away from my life.

You couldn’t know Ensley without wanting to strangle her. She was beautiful, she was wild, she was the girl next door. I grew up with her by my side. I watched her destroy herself while I held on. I protected her when she had been blind to the danger that surrounded her. I let her go once only to find her again. She would see me this time no matter what.

2. Condemned

She owes them her life. She’ll pay with her body.

After she is caught trying to steal an artifact from an alien temple, Avalon is saved from a terrible fate by four veteran warriors, but the battle-scarred brutes make it clear they have no intention of setting her free. She belongs to them now, and one after the other they bring her roughly to heel, using and enjoying her beautiful body as thoroughly and as often as they please.

Though their plan to rescue her goes smoothly, Avalon remains distrustful of these alien beasts, and her efforts to escape them soon earn her a painful, humiliating punishment. Despite her shame, she cannot hide her response to their touch, and before long she is screaming with pleasure as she is brought to climax again and again by acts she’d never thought she could enjoy.

Over the coming days, Avalon’s captors become her protectors, but will they be able to keep her safe when her life is threatened by the man who sent her to steal the artifact in the first place?

3. The Devil’s Soldier

“My silence is not weakness, but the beginning of my revenge.”
Eve is gone. They took her from me. I will have my revenge. So I train. Hone my body and my mind. But rage burns in my veins. Fuels my anger. I let it fester and grow to use against him:
The Devil’s Soldier.
I will destroy everything he knows.

The world believes I’m dead. It’s the only way. For now, I hide in the shadows. Growing stronger, more determined. For the Devil’s Soldier must be stopped. And I will stop him!
Only then can I be with the man I love.

4. Stealing Cinderella

Every royal has their dirty little secret. His was… me.

It should have been simple.
Go to the ball, meet the prince, and secure his patronage for my favorite charity.
But beneath the mask, the brooding beast of a man was not at all who I expected.
He was dark and intense and eerily quiet.
When I left, I could still feel the ghost of his touch branded into my skin.
He haunted my dreams, but I never expected to see him again.
Then he came for me.
And he took me.
And I learned that his darkness was a void I never could have conceived.
He’s the crown prince of Norway.
And, now, I’m his captive.

5. Breaking the Chain

Step into the hottest BDSM club aournd and meet the Stronghold Doms…

Jared and Leigh both know what it’s like to be trapped in a seven year relationship where they give more than they get, the question is whether or not they can move on from them.

Two steps forward, one step back. That’s how Jared’s life feels when it comes to his ex Marissa. Every time he thinks he’s escaped the vortex of her emotional demands, she ends up sucking him right back in; but for the first time, he thinks he might have the strength to pull free entirely. At least he hopes so. Right now it just seems like he’s hurting everyone around him and he doesn’t know how to make it right.

Leigh Douglas spent seven years with the man she thought she would one day marry, but she’s now realized that she needs him to fight just as hard for her as she always fought for him. Since he won’t, she’s working on getting over him and finding someone who won’t take her for granted. On the other side of the equation, she’s definitely falling for Jared, but he’s still entangled with his ex. No one can understand the hooks that Marissa has in him like Leigh can, but that doesn’t mean that she’s willing to take the back-seat again in another relationship.

As Jared tries to side-step his ex and Leigh takes her first steps into the domination and submission-filled world of the Stronghold club, their friends hold a collective breath as everyone wonders whose heart will be broken in the end.

6. Primal Sin

Fallen for love. Risen for revenge.

Severn knows love. He knows how it feels to fight for love, and have it torn from his reach. He knows that when the killing fields are strewn with the dead, and love is all gone, only one thing keeps his demon heart beating:

His life is now a web of lies. His act, a perfect one. His enemy, the guardian angel Mikhail, sits beside him, turns to him for guidance, and even loves him.

The time has come to make all the angels fall, beginning with the most powerful of them all.

Severn thought he knew love. But he’s about to discover that love takes no prisoners, and as demons and angels clash over London’s battle-weary streets, love will claim the souls of two destined enemies.

7. Deliverance

“You can’t say no to a pistol in the face.” ~ Caleb

Bren’s missing with a bounty on his head, which isn’t Caleb’s problem, until Turner Candelario makes it Caleb’s problem. But why does a pirate with an axe to grind suddenly want to work with the down-and-out captain who killed his sister?
Coded messages. Abandoned mining outposts. And Fran’s keeping secrets.
The mission stinks worse than the iron mines, but what else is there to do in the Nine systems now Caleb’s trying to fly-right? Besides, Bren’s bounty looks mighty tempting.

One should be dead, but death didn’t stop her before. Chitec is gone, the Nine systems left in disarray, and in the chaos, One moves among them like a ghost, seeing what others cannot: a new malevolent force rises. A force One has encountered before. And caught in the middle of it all? Brendan Shepperd.
Chitec was just the beginning. The true 1000 Revolution begins now…
Caleb and the crew of the stolen Fortuitous are back. Vengeful pirates, bitter betrayal, gratuitous sex, missing synths, and more…
You didn’t think it was all over… Did you?

8. Sin & Spirit

Kieran has stepped up to take his place as the ruler of magical San Francisco. As his girlfriend, that unfortunately means I’m under the magnifying glass. Everything I do is noticed, from how I act to how I style my hair. Most notably, of course, is how little I know about my magic.

The Hades Demigods want me on their team, and they don’t plan to ask nicely. Kieran and I are both under fire. They will kill him to get to me, and they’ll take me by force if necessary. It is essential I learn more of my magic.

With no other options, I do what scares me the most – I summon the last Spirit Walker to help train me. Except, he’s a loose cannon with looser morals and learning spirit is treacherous. I might evade the Demigods only to be lost in spirit forever. 

9. Other Side of Love

After her last relationship ends in disaster, travel nurse Sarah Drexel takes a job on the Navajo Nation, believing it far enough away from civilization for anyone to recognize her.

But all that changes when environmental protection specialist Benny Turner walks into her clinic. He used to be her best friend until the night she told him her deepest darkest secrets and everything changed between them.

But Sarah’s not the only one with something to hide.

For Benny, being half-Navajo means straddling two worlds. It means never quite belonging to either one without having to constantly prove himself.

But just when he decides to settle down on the reservation for good, Benny runs into the only woman he’s always wanted but convinced himself he could never have.

Until now.

Duty or love? Which one will he choose?

10. Safe Harbor

When it comes to firewalls, no one gets through my defenses.
For the past five years, protecting this band of f-ed up brothers has been my mission. But Everly pulls me from my cave and does the one thing no one else ever has…
She makes me believe there’s a life outside the world on my screens. Too bad actions have consequences, ones that threaten everything and everyone around me. Including the beautiful tattoo artist who has managed to etch herself onto my heart.

The emotional upheaval of the last six months would be enough to break anyone. And I can already feel myself cracking. A tall, sexy, tattooed bad boy is the last thing I need thrown into the mix. All I want is to keep my head down and pour my pain into my art. But Preacher walks into my life and offers me safety in a world where I thought there was none.
Until our pasts finally catch up with us…
Preacher and Everly.
Fear and loss.
Hope and heartbreak.
This gamble may be worth the risk.

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