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I dance to forget, but I always rememberI taunt and tease, it’s why they’re hereThe spotlights, the sleek silver poleThe stage is mine, I own the crowdUntil he walked inDark eyes pierce meA devilish smirk scorches meMemories brand meOne night was all I gave himOne night wasn’t what he wantedWas it fate? Was it destiny?Only time will tell…It’s time to rise…From the Ashes.*TI dance to forget, but I always rememberI taunt and tease, it’s why they’re hereThe spotlights, the sleek silver poleThe stage is mine, I own the crowdUntil he walked inDark eyes pierce meA devilish smirk scorches meMemories brand meOne night was all I gave himOne night wasn’t what he wantedWas it fate? Was it destiny?Only time will tell…It’s time to rise…From the Ashes.*This is a dark romance and is for mature audiences only. Contains explicit scenes intended for adults 18 + Includes MFFM and FMFM scenes....

Title : From the Ashes - A Forbidden Series Novella
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ISBN : 9780620742009
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 560 Pages
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From the Ashes - A Forbidden Series Novella Reviews

  • Catherine Imbeault || The Reading Cat ||
    2018-10-11 18:45

    I received an ebook of this novella in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Dani René!WOW! What an emotionally packed dark romance novella. It was absolutely riveting and captivating. René is able to capture such darkness, yet such light at the same time within her characters. She makes them multifaceted and complex. Makes them human.Kael and Skyla have so much to overcome in this novella. They are people who want to forget the past. People who want to heal from it. People who want to redeem themselves in some way. It's hard to fathom how René achieved all of this is such a small amount of words. It truly demonstrates how concise, and efficient her writing is.I loved the references to phoenixes throughout the novel - they're my favourite mythical creature. They were so relevant to the story and added poeticism to the novella. The whole symbolism of the phoenix was a great metaphor for Skyla.Another great read by Dani René!

  • Lisa
    2018-10-19 19:49

    First off, let me say I read many draft copies of From The Ashes this book has had quite a journey and every time I got a new version I fell harder and harder every damn time! Disclaimer: Before I go further into my review you must know I own every aspect that is Mr. Kael Wolfe I mean head to toe! (* insert evil laugh && knife emoji here) lets go on.If a book was able to fully combust into flames cause of the heat it harbours inside of it, This book would be it! From The Ashes has all the makings of one of the sexiest dark reads I've ever read I might be biased since I'm Mrs.Kael Wolfe but trust me when I tell you this novella is scorching! The main characters Kael and Skyla have dangerous tormented past and 5 years later fate steps in and gives them another chance but sometimes that second chance comes with consequences. My Final Thoughts: Each time I read the ending of this novella I was left broken and screaming at my poor kindle I NEED MORE ANSWERS!!!! Even though knowing damn well this is part of a series ( *glaring evil eyes at Dani Renè*) She loves to torture me!!! I can't wait till you all get to dive into this dark sexy read Mrs Renè has created. Definitely another 5 *star read from the #kweenoftease .

  • Philomena Callan Cheekypee
    2018-09-21 18:34

    This is my first read by this author and it's just oh so good. The author has given us a quick read, a novella, to whet our appetite and she sure did that. This is Skyla and Kaels story. I'm so looking forward to reading more of this series as I really like these two. The chemistry between them is hot. I'm off now to read Crave :)

  • Kate Hastings
    2018-09-23 18:55

    This book is aptly titled, as having now come out the other side, I certainly feel like I've been scorched by Skyla & Kael's story. Raw, gritty & filthy hot - this is a dark erotic romance read that is unapologetic in its story telling - so don't go into it expecting a few hot sex scenes and the hero wooing the heroine with chocolates, red roses and fruity bubble baths. This ain't that kinda book.It's decadent, taboo & uninhibited, exploring the darker side of the human sexual appetite, it will have you clenching your thighs so often you'll never need a thigh-master again. The hinted at back story of both our leads is the stuff of nightmares for most of us, and Dani doesn't shy away from taking us into their world. She easily took me from curious, to aroused, to anticipatory, to comfortable, to shocked, to repulsed, to questioning WTF? - and she did it several times over.The kicker of course is, that as the introductory / teaser novella to the up coming Forbidden Series, there are still plenty of flames to survive ahead... and I can't wait!*I was provided an ARC of this book, with no expectation on the part of the author that they would receive a positive review in exchange. My review reflects my genuine opinion of this book.*

  • Tre Talbot
    2018-10-17 19:54

    The prologue sets the mood for all this story is about, goosebumps in the most beautiful way and then we head into the story of Kael and Skyla and things just get hotter and hotter. I just love a strong alpha male and Kael doesn't disappoint at any point in time. Skyla's story is a bit sad to hear but she's so damn good at what she's been taught to do and when she's into the moment... ooohwiiii. I'm telling you know to be prepared for a hot and sizzling read, keep your B.O.B near by cause you're going to need em. Must must MUST read and I cannot wait for more. This is my unbiased and voluntary review.

  • Julie's Book Land Reviews
    2018-10-04 19:54

    First of all I wanna say that I saw a lot of teasers for this story on the author's  instagram page and thought to myself, I really want to read about Skyla and Kael cause they seem like characters that I could get into and I was right these characters kept me intrigued throughout the whole story from the first page til the very last page. So without giving out any spoilers, I will tell you this, Skyla tries to figure out how Kael knows her throughout the whole novella cause at first she doesn't recognize him cause of all the tats he has now in which he didn't have when they first met five years ago. So in order to find out what happens between these two and their relationship you have to go preorder their story.

  • Sheena
    2018-09-27 19:43

    Oh this book was so dark and erotic in the most delicious of ways..he was an artist and she was an exotic dancer and both have known hell in a previous life..together they are two damaged people who get a second chance at rewriting their past and changing their future ....Although this was a short story the world, where the action took place, and the characters within it were wonderfully described and believable; even the supporting actors came alive on the page......and the development of the complex relationship between the two main characters was captivating.... imperfectly perfect and searingly hot....Once started the story was so gripping that I could not stop until the final page was turned....this book made a big impression and now I have dipped my toe into the murky waters of this series I can not wait to take the plunge into the next installment ...I received a copy of this novella as an ARC from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review...

  • Michelle
    2018-09-21 17:50

    Arc provided by author for honest revirew. I can't get anymore honest than this. Dani you nailed it this one Hun! You definitely have niche to write dark romance I know this is first. And it's grand slam!!

  • Mackenzie Bibliophile
    2018-09-20 20:47

    Not for the faint of heart! You’ve been warned! This book is so steamy you may need to shut the heat off. Even in the dead of winter I needed to open a window just to cool down. Skyla and Kael are HOT! With a capital H! I can’t get over these two honestly! The whole book! It’s not something that I would normally pick up, a gentleman's club with so many… well "gentleman's club" scenes and dark undertones, however I did and I loved it! I don’t think this bad boy… and I don’t mean Kael… is for everyone. Though I still recommend it to everyone to try it can be fun to broaden your book horizon. If you like the dark and edgy pick it up. If you stay in the light, still give it a try, you might be a vanilla girl like me and find out how fun the dark side can be. Being a prequel Novella we just get a taste of what is to come for these two and for the rest of the series, just enough of a taste to leave you begging for more! Did I mention this read is hot? I can’t say it enough, Skyla and Kael are freaking hot. And foul mouth, Kael’s dirty mouth gave me chills. I could not get enough of this boy. A classic Dani Rene novel, it doesn’t seem to matter what her subject is she always succeeds in writing addicting men and intriguing females with such intense chemistry you can feel it through the pages. Their connection is intense, palpable regardless of how long they have known each other. You can’t deny that kind of connection. From the Ashes is a beautiful, dark, and slightly twisted in its nature, though I feel that this book only scratched the surface of the twistedness that is to come from this series. I look forward to the darkness; I am ready to embrace it with open arms. -Mackenzie

  • Annamaria
    2018-09-26 16:53

    Five Amazing Stars! This story is a dark erotic romance and if you have triggers please be forewarned. Skyla is working as an exotic dancer after being held by a sex slavery organization. Kael was in love with a girl but it has been 5 years since he has seen her. When he goes to the club he can't believe his eyes when he sees the redheaded girl. Kael meets with Skyla and she does not recognize him. When they get together she feels the passion and strong attraction she has with him. Will Kael and Skyla be able to rekindle what they had 5 years ago? I was hooked to this book from the first pages and was unable to put it down until I finished! The author did an amazing job with writing this story. I loved the characters and I could feel their emotions while reading this story. The story was hot, exciting, thrilling, and passionate. I now cannot wait for the next book in the series which is called Covet and see where Skyla and Kael's lives take them! Their journey of how they met is one I must read! I highly recommend this book!I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. This book was read and reviewed by Annamaria for Alpha Book Club. Plot: 5Chemistry: 5Pacing: 5Ending: 5Character Development: 5

  • Jane Anthony
    2018-10-09 19:25

    Dani Rene is an evil woman! EVIL!! And I mean that in the most loving way possible. Every word of this book is dripping with feeling - whether it's desire, hope, anger, or plain old sensuality - and I was gripped from the start. Kael is not your typical "dirty dom". The sweet nature of his character took me by surprise. That's not to say he's a pansy by any means. He's the perfect mix of naughty and nice. His heart is so beautiful, and the love he has for Skyla makes it hard not to fall for him, but he's also a man who knows what he wants and will stop at nothing to get it. These two SIZZLED off the proverbial pages of my Kindle. At times, I felt my own face get hot while reading! Phew!! Ms. Rene sure does know how to write the hell out of a naughty scene! That's for dang sure! I need a stiff drink and, like, 37 orgasms now.

  • Wendy
    2018-10-06 14:31

    I am a faithful follower of this author and from what I knew about this book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. This story is amazing, hands down. It is full (I mean full) of steamy sex scenes and an even better story line. Just be warned, it is a cliffhanger but, I'm practically giddy with excitement impatiently waiting for the next one. Due to the nature of this story, I won't delve inside the characters until the series is complete. Note that this book is labeled as a dark read. I didn't find it dark but it definitely has some scenes that include female-female, females-female-male & female- female-male-male along with kidnapping and/or prostitution.

  • CerysAnne
    2018-09-27 18:51

    I just saw a teaser trailer to this on Instagram and I think I broke the sound barrier by how fast I went on to Goodreads to find this book and add it to my TBR. Damn. I honestly can't get it out of my head, and I'm pre-ordering this book as soon as possible!

  • Kathy Rouchelle
    2018-10-04 20:42

    Hell of a lot of hotness happening in this book! First let me say that these characters are so very well defined and well written. Second the storyline is intriguing in that you are offered glimpses into Sky's past and to what has made her who she is today. Some of the glimpses made me feel a little uneasy as I just didn't know what to expect or that I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. One thing I do know, there is much more to her story than what was let out of the bag in this book and I am sure the rest will come out in the next book, which will be a nail biting wait. Then comes HIM, the mystery man who sees her, recognizes her, wants her for his own, for his "toy". But it's not only his want, it is his need, his heart's need. He knows her, he's trained her, he's loved her and he left her. But he's back and doesn't know how to tell her who he really is. The draw between the two of them is there and it is strong. She doesn't understand why, but she knows something is different with him, he's not like the other's she dances for and the pull she feels towards him is baffling to her, but she can't get him out of her mind no matter how hard she tries. Problem with all of this is, when she finds out, how will she react? This storyline is extremely well written and leaves enough out so to keep you guessing and reading on to see what will happen with these two as soon as possible. But alas, you will have to wait. Stay tuned folks, we may be in for a bumpy ride with this one. I have my seat-belt you?? Highly recommend this new series! Don't let yourself get caught trying catch up..start now!

  • Christiann Igou
    2018-09-19 18:32

    5/5 starsOMG!!!! I couldn't put this down, I freaking fell in love with Kael and Skyla! This book was beautifully written and offers no apologies for who Kael & Skyla are or where they came from! Skyla embraces who she is and truly rises from the ashes! This book took sexy to a whole different level!

  • Nikita Parikh
    2018-10-02 17:35

    I have to say I am thoroughly impressed by Dani René. The book is downright raw and gritty and is an exploration of that part of the human that though everyone has but are rarely explored. I loved the fact that she was courageous enough to depict this fact and I kid you not she has successfully accomplished that! Hats off to her. Also I am a huge fan of the Phoenix bird so I think she has appropriately protrayed that in the novella as well. Keeping all of that in mind, I already had seen a lot of teasers of this book so I was very eager to read the book. And dayum has the book justified and satisfied my curiosity. Damn, this book needs to come with a warning label. 5 hot burning flames!!ARC provided for an honest review.

  • Barbara
    2018-10-18 17:36

    Just WOW! What an awesome novella and lead in story to the Forbidden Series. The author has written a super Hot and Sultry story about the lives of Skyla and Kael, a couple with a past that ended badly. But 5 years later and a lot of “life’s miles” having happened to both of them, Kael finds her working at a strip club. Can he make her forget and forgive him? Will Skyla ever let anyone in again? This is a very erotic, sensual story that will have your heart melting and toes curling. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND 1-clicking From the Ashes - you won’t regret it!

  • Corrie
    2018-10-18 17:33

    Dark, emotional quick readI literally stumbled upon this novella a while back but didn't read it at the time. Now I'm sorry I wasted that time. This book hints at a dark past for Skyla and in the short time it took me to read it, brought me to the verge of tears a couple times. I love those emotional responses. This author does a great job pulling them out. Can't wait for what is next in this series! Dani René is now on my one-click list!

  • Tamara Harrington
    2018-09-26 19:47

    This was Dani's first steps into dark romance and boy, did she just jump in with both feet and produce some of the sexiest scenes I have ever read. This is just the beginning of the Series and I can already tell that it is going going to get better from here. This is just a novella but I can tell you that there is nothing short about it, it gives you all the feels of a full-length story and more. Word of advice, don't bother wearing knickers because Kael will just melt them right off!

  • MillsyLovesBooks
    2018-10-06 20:48

    Hot Damn!! Dani RenéFrom The Ashes is a Short Hot Sexy read that will you panting for more.This is a great start to this series and although this is a novella it packs a smutty punch right from the first chapter. Because this is a novella and i don't want to give spoilers away i'm not going to give to much away. Skylar and Kael are both intriguing characters both have a past that they don't discuss with many. When they meet there's an instant connection which both bothers and comforts Skylar, bringing up past memories and she doesn't know why. Kael on the other hand does......You'll want to know so get to one clicking this Hot slightly dark read you won't be disappointed.

  • Emma bramley
    2018-10-10 15:33

    this is a fantastic short story, I just couldn't put this book down and read it in one sitting. The characters are fantastic. This is a dark read, which left me wanting more and more. This is a sexy emotional read which will leave you speak less. This book will grip you from the first page, sucking you in till the very last page. I cant wait to read from this author, I absolutely love this author. Highly recommendedI voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this bookhttps://obsessedbookreviews.wordpress...

  • Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
    2018-09-25 18:35

    ☆☆☆☆☆~LynziWow!! Just, wow!!I am blown away. Novella's always, and I mean always, end too soon for me. But I am so glad that I get to jump into the next book. The one that follows these characters. I can't wait to jump into more depth of their past, their relationship, and their future. With the chemistry these too have, there has to be a future. But there is so much hurt, pain, anf heartbreak in their past, I don't know how they will move forward. Skyla has been taken, trained, and used. She has love and lost. She has been freed and given a choice, but she still isn't fully happy. She may never be happy again. Because the one person she gave her heart to, shattered it by leaving, and he never looked back. She survived hell and survives her today's by guarding her heart and not feeling. Going through the motions. Until a set of familiar eyes changes it all. Kale turned his back on the life his father had laid out for him. But not before he found something more. Someone more. In the life he had to lead under his family's shadow, he found light. He found love. But he left anyways. Following his dreams, getting a new start, he heads to New York. Trying to become the one thing he wants, he lacks inspiration. So a friend helps him try to get someone through women. Going to an elite club called Inferno, he tries to relax. Until he sets eyes on the woman on the stage. The woman he has loved. The woman he walked away from, is in front of him, and now he doesn't plan on letting her go again. This one was so good. Short, to the point, but rough at the same time. I can't wait to read more of this couple because I know there is more important detail to dive into and uncover. So, onto the next book I go!!

  • Mona williams
    2018-09-24 19:43

    omg this book was amazing! so glad i finally got to read it! its about a young woman who has run away from her past life. she meets a hot guy who might just bring her past life back. will she get sucked back into the life she once knew? thanks for giving me a chance to read this book!

  • Rather Be Reading
    2018-09-21 20:51

    From the Ashes is a Forbidden Series Novella. I received an ARC of this novella to read and review. I was excited to read this novella in preparation for Dani Rene's new release coming soon, Covet.This is a dark romance that includes Skyla who had been owned in sex slavery, but that was over five years ago. She's working as a exotic dancer and one night HE walks in. Kael can't believe after five years and there she is. While Skyla doesn't realize this man is the one who trained her five years ago while she was held in slavery, but Kael knows her. There is attraction, with passion, in a twisted situation, with a ever more twisted past. Can these two find what they both so desperately want and need?4 stars

  • Wendy Fisher
    2018-10-05 15:37

    What a great start to a new series. Skyla has a dark past. Saved from a devastating life. Kael used to train submissives. Not a life he wanted for himself. Kael has moved on from that life, but with regrets. Until the night he walks into the club and sees the one woman he never expected to see again. What will happen if he tells her the truth? Will she run or stay? I absolutely loved this novella. Each character has something to offer the other, but the past weighs heavily on how skyla protects herself from heartache again. I have a feeling this series is going to be phenomenal! 

  • Shweta Choudhary
    2018-09-26 19:25

    Love the book.

  • Michelle Brown
    2018-09-25 21:26

    I received a copy of this book for a voluntary honest review. Do you know the phrase 'shut up and take my money'? I'm sure you do as it's a popular one. This is what comes to my mind when I see a book by Dani René. Where in the world have you been hiding all my life? Delicious, dark, powerful, gripping, scandalous. All of these words are words I use to describe her work. Kael and Skyla are meant for each other. The chemistry and the passion in this book is explosive. The novella is just the right amount to keep me coming back for I'm off to read Covet.

  • Theresa
    2018-10-18 14:35

    Whew, this book! I received an ARC of this story, and let me tell you, it's hot. Definitely a four star read for me! It's short, but powerful in the space given.What I really liked about this story was the connection between Skye and Kael. They get a second chance to connect, and do they ever connect! When they're together, I didn't want it to stop. The sex scenes were hot, and their emotional connection was great to see as well. I also liked the secondary characters, and can't wait for the novel for Axe and Kota. What I didn't like about this novella was its length, surprise surprise. We get a few tastes of the back story for our couple, but I would've loved to know more about how they both escaped. And the ending can be seen as closure, but not necessarily, which leads into the next book. I'll definitely be checking out the next one to see what happens to them next. Finally, I feel it necessary to point out a couple things for anyone considering reading this novella. First, it's short. Second, it's darker in tone and content, so be prepared for that. Third, this takes place at an exclusive club where money can buy anything, so if you like a little F on F action or a little menage action sprinkled in, then you'll really like this book (it isn't my thing, and I wasn't sure what to expect since it's all about the theme of forbidden). So those are my exclaimers. Overall, it was a really good story, and I recommend it to anyone who loves a little erotica in their life. It won't disappoint.

  • Wit & Wonder Books
    2018-09-29 13:30

    ** ARC provided by the Author for an Honest Review ** Sexy, smoldering and emotional, From the Ashes will set your Kindles on fire and leave you yearning for more. It sets the tone for the Forbidden Series and if this novella is any indication of what's to come, I for one am impatiently awaiting more. Dani Rene manages to reel you into the lives of these two characters hook, line and sinker. Yes it is a novella but it packs a lot of punch and all the characters are so well developed with distinctive voices that you want to learn more about each and every one of them. Skyla and Kael's story is heart breaking, soul shattering and intriguing. You will be gripping onto your reader as you turn the pages and discover more and more about how they met and how they ended up where they are now. It is not easy to read at times, but you know Dani will make everything ok (hopefully) by the end. Kael is sexy, dominant and completely Alpha while Skyla is struggling to live a life that will keep her demons at bay and herself in control. One meeting will set off a chain of events that you will eager to discover where it leads. FANTASTIC start to a Series I am sure will come to become one of my favorites.

  • Shelly
    2018-10-17 20:37

    WOW! This book should come with a warning label! HOT! HOT! HOT! Get a cold drink ready because you're going to need it!! I've read all of Dani's books and I think this is the hottest one yet! From The Ashes is amazing!!From The Ashes is a short novella that gets you acquainted with the characters Kael Wolfe and Skyla in the Firbidden Series. Skyla and Kael have a very dark past and five years later they come face to face again. This story is dark, raw, sexy and emotional.Skyla is a beautiful redhead working in a strip club as a dancer. She's trying to forget her dark past but she can't stop thinking about the man she loves but can't have.Kael Wolfe is a sexy dominant man who has lost his one love. Once he finds her he is determined to never let her go. I just love these characters! When these two get together their chemistry is undeniably HOT! You can feel all the love and passion between them and they just leave you begging for more! This is one series you don't want to miss! I was given this ARC for a fair and honest review.