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  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425195260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425195260
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.7 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,208,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Book Addict TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Nov 2004
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Dr Nicole Adenike (Nikki) is a respected trauma surgeon, a commanding force in the operating room with a secret wish to be totally submissive in her bedroom. Drawn to a particular website which advertises dominant men, she responds to Richard's advert and begins to reveal her dark sexual secrets to him, desires she has never before expressed to anyone, including her best friend, a millionairess psychic named Kim. Over the course of the month she develops feelings for Richard, and taking courage she agrees to finally meet him in person - after his police check comes back fine of course (smart lass!).
Richard is unfortunately not ther Master in Shining Armour Nikki is looking for. Dubbed Lucifer by the police, he is a clever man who over the last nine years has brutally violated and murdered highly career minded professional women. Each crime scene is the same, with the victim seemingly willingly tied up before being tortured, sometimes for days. It is not until Nikki escapes from Lucifer with the help of Kim who foresaw the attack in a vision that Detective Thomas Cavanah finally gets a lead on the case. He has been a ruthlessly obssessed individual since Lucifer murdered his beloved Amy nearly nine years ago and wants nothing more than to see this psycho dead. As part of his investigation, Thomas has access to all the steamy emails exchanged between Nikki and Richard and finds himself in an intense state of arousal and jealousy. Having wanted Nikki for himself since meeting her, he is exactly the dominating sort of man Nikki secretly longs for. As both struggle to accept their growing feelings for each other, tensions are strained as Lucifer continues to contact Nikki and taunt Thomas with further murders.
This is another great contemporary novel by JB.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By x-hali-x on 19 Feb 2008
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I'm not going to outline the plot, as a fellow reader of One Dark Night as already done so brilliantly.
I just need to put across my experience while reading this fantastic novel.
Having never read anything from Jaid Black before, I didn't have any expectation as to what this novel would entail. When I say I was consumed in this story...I actually mean exactly that!
I read this book from 9pm untill 2am (long time I know, but I read sloooow)...I just couldn't put the book down!
Jaid creates the story so well and I become engrossed in Nikki's tale...and as for the sexual chemistry from the word Go between Nikki and Detective Cavanah!!! The sex encouters are constructed amazingly! I'm just waitin to meet my own Thomas Cavanah!!!!
This is one of the best books I have ever read, and I will continue to read more from this author. A great balance between sex, disturbing fantasies of Lucifer and rekindling of relationships...I thoroughly recommend this book to everyone!!


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An applause to the Author Ms Black. This book is magnificent, very clever twist and turns, suspense, thriller, and sexy all in one package. I cannot put this book down until the end. Clearly, Jaid Black has labeled herself the queen of BDSM novels. The best books I have ever read. I would definitely recommend this book!!!an excellent read.
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87 of 97 people found the following review helpful
Really more like 2 1/2 27 May 2004
By S. Brown - Published on
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Okay...Hmmm...where do I begin.
First of all, let me say that I own all of Jaid Black's books. I am an avid ebook reader, and I love steamy romance erotic fiction. Yet, this book was really neither.
The heroine is a frustrated doctor who searches for love on internet. She is looking for a Dom, or Dominant, who can fulfill all her wicked desires. What she doesn't know is the person she finds is a serial killer preying on women like her. Yet, the police are aware of the connection between the internet and the victims, and when the heroine is attacked they immediately make the connection. This brings the heroine into contact with the hero, a police detective, (...).
What follows is a basic premise replayed in numerous romances, both traditional and romance erotic. The detective moves in to protect her, and his Alpha ways fascinate the heroine. The have one very hot scene, but seriously that's it.
What disappointed me most about this novel is JB abandoned her roots for mainstream. She kept the story extremely tame. So, true readers of her work should be seriously dejected because it didn't stay true to what makes her a good writer. Also, to add to the burden of the read, the writings is really sub-par. Add that with a basic and underdeveloped storyline and you get 2 1/2 stars....maybe less if you are really trying to point out errors.
If you are a reader of romance erotica then you will be disappointed with this book. Simply because there isn't enough erotica to add with the romance. (...). If you are traditional romance reader looking for something different, you will be disappointed because the premise isn't different at all.
To be honest, this book really didn't please me. Buy at your own risk!
23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Fast paced and suspenseful! 13 Jun 2004
By J. Luchinger - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Just finished One Dark Night and wow! What a lovely story. Jaid Black had me guessing right up until the very end of this book as to who the killer was. The ending totally surprised me...I thought I had had it all figured out, boy was I wrong. :-0
The book is chocked full of suspects, a romantic relationship that builds slowly but very nicely and the sex scenes are hot!
Our heroine is a surgeon, Nikki, who goes online to find a Master for her secret desire to be sexually dominated in the bedroom. Unfortunately for Nikki she agrees to meet a man who might make her sexual fantasies come true...
However thanks to her best friend Kim, who is a psyhcic (sp), Nikki is saved from almost being kidnapped by a madman/killer...
Enter Thomas, a real life type hero cop, who is obsessed with finding the madman (Lucifer) who is killing women in quite a horrible way...
Nikki is the first woman who has ever escaped Lucifer...hence a very nice romantic relationship begins between Thomas and Nikki.
Thomas has his own tortured past and you'll really feel for him when you find out what it is.
One Dark Night is a little departure from Jaid Black's traditional Ellora's Cave romantica books but a definite must read for all Jaid Black and romantic suspense fans alike! You won't be disappointed!!! Very well done!(...)
24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Kinda Like "MOXIE" you either Love it or Hate it :) 12 May 2004
By "shamandarkraven" - Published on
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This is my first Jaid Black book. I've been keeping an EYE on her reivews from many books. I loved this one but noticed some people were offended by it. First off, Not all Sex is the same and each person has their own tastes in this department. This is a Romance Novel, but it is the type of sex the characters have that people find offensive. This Isn't the Bed of Roses type where women affectionally Dub things as "Members" or "love nubs", is Raw Passion and has Domination in the bed room. This type of Passion isn't for everyone.
I didn't find this Novel TOO choppy or having too many loose ends at all. I've read Johanna Lindsey, Cathrine Coulter, Jo Beverley, Sherilynn Kenyon, and many More popular authors having MORE loose ends than this novel. IMO, People may have a personal bias against Jaid Black books because they find the sex acts themselves Deplorable. Some woman like feeling Dominated in the bedroom, but this doesn't mean they are oppressed by men or Dim whitted Floozies, just means they like something different.
As for people NOT looking on the net for a Little S&M and dominance...Please. People do it on the net all the time. The story is perfectly believable. This type of Love play is "Taboo" to many people (as you can tell by some of Jaid's Critics)and it isn't like anyone is going to say "hey, you into whips & chains & WHo's your daddy's?" on the first date. LOL.
IMO, you'll either love it or hate it. I loved it. RAW passion is Definately a big PLUS in my Book. You like it Raw, Rude, Crude & Full of Attitude...then JAID BLACK's for you.
You need a bed or roses w/ Flowerly words & No crudeness...this isn't for you.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
An Interesting Read 17 Aug 2004
By JKI - Published on
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Not JBlack's usual but it wasn't a straight suspense either. Nikki - a surgeon - has fantasies about being a submissive. So she goes online and starts a relationship with a man in a chat room (a couple too stupid to live moments are had by Nikki). Meanwhile there's a serial killer who has been murdering successful - powerful - women. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out where this is going - but the characters are engaging along the predictable way.

Nikki is attacked - but thanks in large part to her psychic best friend, Kim, and the officer in charge of the investigation, Thomas, she's able to get away. But naturally being the only survivor - the killer begins to stalk her.

A lot of this was predictable. But the relationship that inevitably develops between Nikki and Thomas is worth reading the book for. It's remarkably... sweet in its honesty and the scenes they have together are great.
19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
A Powerful New voice in Erotic Suspense 10 April 2004
By JADE - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Jaid Black has burst into the suspense scene with this chilling new novel about a serial killer who preys on women off the internet.
The heroine, Nikki is a highly skilled trauma surgeon. By day, she is in charge of human lives and she saves them without blinking an eye. But by night, she indulges in her secret fantasy of relinquishing all that pressure and power to a master who will dominate her emotionally as well as sexually yet cherish and love her at the same time.
Unfortunately she meets the wrong guy on the internet and he turns out to be a serial killer in the most brutal way. Nickki escapes his first attempt at kidnapping her, but he is patient and continues to stalk her. She gets the help of Detective Thomas Cavanah, aka Detective "Grouch". He is big & brawny, rough & irritating, she is smart-mouth and tongue lashing....
and it was lust at first sight.
I loved the relationship between Nikki and Thomas. Two people who are worlds apart in back ground yet brought together by circumstance and love. Their light banters with each other are so cute and their love scenes are so hot, it will make you squirm. Thomas is surly and grouchy on the outside but he is very possessive and protective of Nikki. In the end Thomas truly becomes the Master of her heart.
This book made me chuckle, made me cry and made me *sigh*. But most of all it was one heck of a scary book. There are still some unanswered questions after the conclusion of this story. It's a great set up for the next sequal and I hope the author will continue with a story about the heroine's best friend, KIM. Read this book, I highly recommend it.
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