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Counts of Eight (The Four Families) Hardcover – May 21, 2021

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★★★★★ "Dangerous, haunting, twisted, powerful; this is what true dark romance is meant to be." -The Flamingo Bookshelf Review-

★★★★★ "Dear lord was this book unexpected! Depraved, sick, just downright wrong....but I LOVED it!"
 -Heidi, Goodreads Review-

★★★★★ "This was so cleverly executed, refreshing, unique in so many ways, the fact that it was unputdownable makes this an easy 5 star read."
 -Kitty Kats Crazy About Books Review-

★★★★★ "Who are my dark romance queens? Pepper Winters, Pam Godwin, Tillie Cole....and if the rest of this series is like Counts of Eight then Brynn Ford will be right up there with these ladies."
 -Jess *lovetolovebooks* Review-

★★★★★ "WOW! This book is dark, gritty, intense and utterly phenomenal." 
-Erin, Goodreads Review-

★★★★★ "It has been a very long time since I read a proper Dark Romance and very few authors do it well but Brynn has certainly ticked all the boxes for me and is up there with the best authors in this genre and yes I mean Pepper Winters (who is Queen of this genre for me)." 
-Kelly, Goodreads Review-

From the Author

The Four Families is a complete trilogy following Anya & Ezra in their fight for love and freedom from captivity.

It's a
DARK ROMANCE series that meets all of your twisted expectations:

✓ Villains that are dark, demented, and downright cruel
✓ A rising Alpha male forced into captivity and submission
✓ A kick-ass heroine surviving insurmountable odds
✓ Tragic love that prevails through the darkest of times

The books are not standalones, and they must be read in order.

Anya & Ezra's Story

Book 1: Counts of Eight
Book 2: Dance with Death
Book 3: Pas de Trois

Murphy & Stella's Story

Book 4: King of Masters

This series contains explicit sexual content, graphic violence, and mature themes. This dark romance contains many triggering elements that may be upsetting for some readers. This is your trigger warning—reader discretion is advised.

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Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B095GSG2XJ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (May 21, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8507693290
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.06 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.99 x 8.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 197 ratings

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Brynn Ford is an author of dark romance for daring readers. She is a lover of the dark, twisted, and playful and strives to bring the unmentionable aspects of passionate romance into her stories.

Brynn lives in the Midwestern United States with her husband and sons, whom she expects will someday be embarrassed by their mom's books. When she isn't obsessively writing, you may find her binge watching favorite shows while eating far too much junk food or fanatically reading, always seeking to lose herself in the emotional roller coaster of a damn good story.

She is quite the idealist despite her fascination with the wicked and warped aspects of humanity. She’s a firm believer that her characters continue to live on outside the pages in the minds of her readers. Stories don’t just end because there aren’t any more pages to turn.

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