Affinity for Pain

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Perfect for fans of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series and Keri Lake’s Nightshade, Affinity for Pain is a dark paranormal romance that is steamy, action-packed, and full of emotional intrigue.

Hope Turner is the ideal human-hunting assassin, and she is damn good at her job. A daughter of the Chakal, a race of hybrid demons lacking physical sensation and
emotion, Hope was always brutally efficient in her work. She never struggled with a case, that is, until she was assigned to take down Ciaran O-Connor – a stubborn,
strong-willed bodyguard with a dark past and severe PTSD.

He also happens to be her soulmate.

When the omaeriku – an inescapable soulmate bond – takes hold of her, Hope is hit with a wave of emotion and physical sensation for the first time in her life. Finding
herself unable to kill Ciaran and ending up on her former boss’s hit list, Hope and Ciaran must escape into hiding. Immediately, the chemistry between Hope and Ciaran
is electric. However, they must try to direct their focus on finding a way to take down Marcus Dentry, their newfound common enemy who was both Hope’s former boss and
Ciaran’s former captor and torturer.

However, as they spend more time together and succumb to their physical desire for each other, the newfound emotion and pain brought forth by the soulmate bond begin to overwhelm Hope. Can Hope learn to handle her sudden emotions, both the good and the bad, before it drives her away from the only person who can make her feel? And
can Hope and Ciaran track down Marcus and exact their revenge before he gets to them first?

Inspired by the works of authors like Robin McKinley and Neil Gaiman, Affinity for Pain is a great next read for smut-lovers seeking a romance that includes action, intimate vulnerability, and electric chemistry.

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Advanced Reviews of Affinity for Pain


**Read the trigger warnings** and then dive in!!! This is a wild ride from Re Johnson! Demons, assassins, lovers, action, it’s got it all! I love the unique vocabulary & world building […]. [It] had me running through the whole gamut of emotions! I laughed, I cried, I panicked, I cringed (especially during some of torture scenes), I rooted for the couple, & I crumbled as they suffered. I love a book that makes you feel & takes you along with the characters. This is perfect for any dark romance lovers!

— Taylor, GoodReads

I felt all the emotions on this one it was funny, spicy, dark, super dark and twisted, and happy and sad. It was a perfect combination of all the good stuff. It will have you laughing and giggling at one point and the next you are on the edge of your seat.

— Gloria Ramirez Cox, GoodReads

Affinity for Pain has just the right amount of spice and sarcasm, I loved it! And the villain? He truly is human and that is the most terrifying thing of all…

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The plot is original, the characters come to life right away and you feel an instant connection with them.

— Lila Mina, GoodReads

The characters are complex and well written, and even when they have their flaws it’s, those flaws that make you root for them.

— Grey @idreamonpaper, Tumblr

It didn’t take me long to fall in love with this book. The characters are interesting and the plot is intense. The rollercoaster of emotions experienced are hard to put into words, but it’s all so satisfying over all.

— Stephanie, GoodReads

Fated mates, demon/human love story that will break your heart and put it back together…. This is the first story I’ve read by this author, but will not be my last.

— Tressie Nelson, GoodReads

I started reading Affinity for Pain, and I couldn’t put it down. The characters are well-developed and realistic. The concept and world are well-thought out, and the story is captivating and imaginative.

— Shera Lynn, GoodReads

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