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Read an Excerpt of Betrayal by Sarah Baile | Book Tour | Dark Contemporary Romance

Betrayal by Sarah Baile is on virtual book tour.  The dark contemporary romance stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt.  ...

Betrayal by Sarah Baile is on virtual book tour. 

The dark contemporary romance stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt. 

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $25 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Corrupt Empire Book 1
by Sarah Bailey
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance

It all started one dark night. The last night I saw my family. The night I met him. The only man to haunt my every moment.


I witnessed something I was never meant to see.
He took me.
He broke me.
He made me his.
And now he wants to use me to bring down my family.


I was never meant to have her.
The daughter of the scum who stole my life.
I took her.
I broke her.
I made her mine.
And now she'll do anything I say.
One tattooed anti-hero gets caught up in a whirlwind with an innocent heiress. It'll keep you on your toes with its web of lies and secrets.

If you're a fan of dark romance, dive into Betrayal, the first book in the explosive Corrupt Empire Series.

                                                  Sacrifice                                                   Revenge
                                      Corrupt Empire Book 2                          Corrupt Empire Book 3
                                   *Releasing on April 17th!*                   *Releasing on May 15th!*
                                       Goodreads * Amazon                           Goodreads * Amazon

Born and raised in Sussex, UK near the Ashdown Forest where she grew up climbing trees and building Lego towns with her younger brother. Sarah fell in love with novels when she was a teenager reading her aunt's historical regency romances. She has always loved the supernatural and exploring the darker side of romance and fantasy novels.

Sarah currently resides in the Scottish Highlands with her husband. Music is one of her biggest inspirations and she always has something on in the background whilst writing. She is an avid gamer and is often found hogging her husband's Xbox.

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The first few hours were okay. I thought about Gert, James and Peter. Then it became harder to forget Aiden wasn’t just outside. He’d left me snacks and sandwiches. I ate a little when I got hungry and got desperate enough that I had to go in the bucket.
How long had he been gone? I lost all sense of time, beginning to lose my grip on reality. I kept hearing the locks turning in my head but the door never opened. I thought I heard his deep voice whispering in my ear.
“Avery. Avery. Avery.”
I whipped my head around but there was nothing. The cell was empty. I couldn’t take it any longer. Marching over to the door, I banged on it over and over.
“Aiden, please, please, I can’t deal with this anymore. I promise I’ll be good. I promise. Just let me out. I don’t want to be alone anymore.”
Tears fell down my cheeks.
“Aiden. Please. I… I need you.”
The moment those words left my lips, I collapsed on the floor. They were the truth. I did need him. It wasn’t just to end this torment in the cell. I looked forward to seeing him. My beautiful avenging angel.
“I need you,” I sobbed, burying my face in my hands. “I need you.”
When I saw him, I forgot my parents were dead by his hands. All I saw was him. All that hard muscle beneath his clothes which I’d felt pressed up against me when he’d pinned me to the wall. The self-assured way he carried himself. The deadly look in his eyes. Those silver eyes which haunted my every waking moment and even my dreams. Aiden was all of that and so much more. And I was the stupid girl who couldn’t look away.
“Please, Aiden, come back to me.”
I crawled away from the door. The locks rang in my ears. I peered at it, but it didn’t open.
Was I having a mental breakdown?
Had I finally snapped?
I was definitely hearing things that weren’t really there.
“Avery, you are mine. Mine.”
I put my hands over my ears. It had to stop. All of it.
I saw feet in front of me. I looked up and there was my father.
“My little angel. I’ve missed you. Daddy is home now.”
His voice sounded disjointed. I didn’t understand how he was here. He was supposed to be dead. I saw him die.
“You’re not real.”
“Don’t you want to see me, sweetie?”
“No. No, you’re not real. You can’t be.”
“Avery, why didn’t you save me? Why didn’t you stop him?”
No. This couldn’t be happening. I couldn’t have done anything to stop Aiden. No. His eyes looked exactly like my dad’s with those little crinkles in the corners.
“You’re not real! Not real. Please, Aiden. I need Aiden.”
“Aiden killed me. How can you want the man who killed me?”
I put my hands over my eyes. I was hallucinating my own father. This could not be happening.
“Stop. Please stop. Aiden, make it stop.”
“Aiden isn’t here, angel. Aiden can’t save you. Look at me, baby, look at me.”
“No. He can. He can. I need him,” I sobbed. “I need him.”
I was fucking crazy. All of this was a sick twisted dream and I couldn’t get out of it. Was I asleep or was this just guilt? Either way, I needed the stupid vision of my father to go away. He was messing me up even more. I couldn’t take this.
“Look at me, Avery.”
I slowly removed my hands from my eyes. Right between his eyes, a hole started to form, blood pouring out of the wound. I screamed, scrambling backwards until I hit the wall. Lifeless eyes stared back at me.
“Why didn’t you save me?” my father said one last time before he collapsed on the floor.
I huddled my knees up to my chest and buried my face in them, sobbing. It wasn’t real. Nothing was real anymore
All I could think about was Aiden coming back and finding me like this. A mess. No longer able to distinguish between a hallucination and reality.
Is this what he wanted?
Did he want to break me this much?
Seeing my father had well and truly fucked me up.
Why did I even care what Aiden might think?
He caused this. He killed my family. I should be angry with him, except I wasn’t. It didn’t matter if that made me insane. All I wanted right now was him. He was real. I’d find my way back to reality for him.


  1. This book cover and excerpt is flipping hot as heck!! I can't wait to read this..

  2. Thank you so much! So glad you liked the excerpt. Hope you enjoy it :)

  3. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

    1. Thank you so much for having my book on your blog :) :)

  4. I so enjoyed learning of this series! My favorite cover is for Betrayal!

    1. Thank you so much! Glad you like the cover :)

  5. I like the covers a lot. Very nice!

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you like the covers :)

  6. Replies
    1. Thank you so much - my cover artist did a great job :)

  7. I like the Betrayal cover best.

    1. Thank you - I love this one - sets up the series :)

  8. Book covers and excerpt are awesome! Betrayal is especially intriguing.

    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad they sound intriguing :)

  9. I enjoy dark romance - this is a book for me.
    And with such an eye catching cover!
    thank you

    1. Ah thank you so much! Glad it sounds up your street :)

  10. I would love to visit the Scottish Highlands. Sounds so beautiful.

    1. It's really beautiful here - we live right in the middle of the mountains :)

  11. The book sounds intense! Looking forward to it!

    1. Ah I'm glad it looks like something you'd enjoy! Thank you :)

  12. The covers are great - looks like she may the one to get revenge but was also accepting of his manipulation. His stance seems to show him as if he has the power over her and she is looking a little remorseful.

    1. Thank you - well I did try to make sure the covers matched the story as much as I could ;)

  13. The covers look great. Definitely got me interested. Thank you

    1. Ah thank you - I'm glad it's got you interested :) :)

  14. It's interesting that the man's face is never completely shown on the covers.

  15. I like the covers, they are all cohesive.

  16. Love the cover....makes you want to find out what's going on with those 2 beautiful people.

  17. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  18. The book cover is very interesting.


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