Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £3.25
includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Follow Me Into Darkness: Five Tales of Carnivale Romance by [Hassell, Santino, Gray, J.R., Lillis, J.C., Parrish, Roan, Ripper, Kris]
Kindle App Ad

Follow Me Into Darkness: Five Tales of Carnivale Romance Kindle Edition

3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"

Length: 189 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Great Reads for 99p
Browse our selection of Kindle Books discounted to 99p each. Learn more
Get a £1 reward for movies or TV
Enjoy a £1.00 reward to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase any Amazon Kindle Book from the Kindle Store (excluding Kindle Unlimited, Periodicals and free Kindle Books) offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 reward per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Terms and conditions apply

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1001 KB
  • Print Length: 189 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Open Ink Press (4 Feb. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01B06CAEG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #382,715 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Violet on 17 July 2016
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Genuinely regret this purchase. Good authors, great imaginations at work but honestly no joy derived at from these short stories. Wasted money, wasted time.DNF , as I may not return it for a refund,am deleting.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I loved this book. Ever wondered what goes on behind the mask? A great selection of stories, Masked by J. R. Gray my favourite. I'd love to see more about those characters. It's well worth a read. Brighten up your dull day with a few hot, steamy tales. You can hear the crowd and smell the streets. Great buy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Some interesting love stories here, based around a theme of carnival. I enjoyed all of them. A good dip in to different authors that will send me looking for more.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)

Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, varied anthology based around Carnivale 25 Mar. 2016
By A T - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I originally purchased this because Santino Hassell is one of my automatic pre-order/one click authors regardless of what he writes. Though I've heard of a couple of the other authors included, I haven't read anything by them yet. Anthologies generally aren't my favorite because I feel like either there isn't enough build or it feels incomplete. I experienced some of that disappointment with a couple of the stories, but I found a few very intriguing. All the writing was very descriptive, at times overly so, but beautiful nonetheless. My favorite was Touched by Roan Parrish. That short story definitely caught my attention, and though I was left wanting more (because it was that good), I didn't feel like the story dropped off either. I'll definitely be reading more by her. If I were to average my ratings of each story, I'd come up with about 3.5 stars. However, since I find a new author to follow, I'm rounding up. I think if any of these authors are a favorite of yours, you'll likely enjoy the entire anthology.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth your time 30 May 2016
By susana - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Five stories, all taking place in Mardi Grass, all involving a decision to be made which can change everything….

Hurricane by Santino Hassell
On a Mardi Grass night, wallflower Zay decides to take the chance offered by dangerous and bohemian Keegan, and their crazy night takes them from the tomb of Marie Laveau to a decadent party in one of the luxurious mansions of New Orleans. But all nights, even the most special ones, are bound to end, and Zay knew Kee was not to be trusted….
This was so good! So really good! A short story which manages to give a complete psychological insight on both characters, and takes you from indifference to infatuation, despair and finally hope… There is only a drawback, though. Zay and Kee deserve more. A whole book! Please!
4.75 stars

If We Be Friends by J.C. Lillis
Seventeen years old Bonaventure Clarence Bell, Ven for his friends, a young actor playing Hamlet in a TV drama, abandons his mourning mood pining for his ex boyfriend, to face the challenge of fellow actor Farley, the Horatio to his Hamlet. After an intense duel in a Mardi Grass party, Ven finally discovers there are different ways of remembering, and some of them are not bad…
Another amazing story, it perfectly describes the anguish of a heart broken for the first time, the intensity of feelings in the teens and their ability to heal. There is some anguish in this story, but also some hilarious moments and a secondary trope of enemies to lovers… A delicious piece.
4.75 stars

Masked by J.R. Gray
On a Mardi Grass night in Brasil, Heath comes back home pondering some important decisions through an alcoholic haze, when he comes upon a man being beaten by three thugs… When he decides to intervene, he finds out the victim is his lost love, Javier, and all those feelings he's been trying to forget come back as vivid as before...
So far, this is the odd one out. I did not enjoy it as much as the previous ones. There is too much change in moods, inconsistencies in the character's attitudes, lack of explanation everywhere, and this very annoying I-love-but-I-hate-you-but-I-love-you…
2.5 stars

The Queen’s Reflection by Kris Ripper
Isah is the queen, but her life is suffocating in a golden cage where all his movements are watched over and cared for. Only a night a year she runs away from the castle in search of some real emotion. But this year, Mardi Grass will bring a liberating experience that will probably change her attitude forever
Another really sweet story, about the discovery of the real self and the relief and happiness of being accepted the way you are. It includes F/F/M scenes.
3.5 stars

Touched by Roan Parrish
Philippe Rondeau has the sight, a gift which allows him to get glimpses at the future of the people who touch him. It is Mardi Grass and Philippe is happy, enjoying life and sex and looking forward to the night at his bar Le Corbeau. Meeting Claude, a highly talented musician who seems as besotted with Philippe as Philippe with him seems to make the world perfect. But suddenly his visions turn into the dramatic. It is February 1929 and their world is about to change…
Another charming story about that Carpe Diem feeling… Philippe knows something bad is coming, but meeting Claude turns despair into an overwhelming need to enjoy everything good he can get, and he decides to enjoy every single moment he has of happiness before everything comes to an end…
4 stars (less)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling Collection by Some Amazing Writers 11 Mar. 2016
By Rafidah R. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
For someone who sometimes finds it difficult to lose herself in short stories, I found these stories highly compelling and very enjoyable. Each author was wildly successful in weaving their own unique spin revolving around masques during carnivale throughout the anthology, and more so, no two stories were alike.

Santino Hassell's Hurricane is set during Mardi Gras in modern day New Orleans and perfectly captures the rowdiness, recklessness and romance of a quintessential Mardi Gras night. I ended the tale with a big sigh and yearning for more; Hassell had somehow managed to describe the Mardi Gras night I never knew I wanted, in his funny, biting but somehow romantic way.

While staying true to the masque theme, If We Be Friends by JC Lillis is really a loving tribute to theatre and especially to Shakespeare. I never imagined a Bard-off on paper could leave me stunned and breathless, but she pulls it off with finesse and flair. It was especially beautiful to watch the MCs dynamics change from hate to grudging respect to flirtation overnight.

Masked by JR Gray is set in steamy Rio during Carnavale and brings together two old friends who parted ways as teenagers. There is undeniable sexual tension and a lot of chemistry between the two men, but what really struck me was that unlike the other stories (in which masks are removed, so to speak), their tale seemed to end with the unspoken promise of them donning masks in hopes of being together.

The Queen's Reflection by Kris Ripper is a beautifully written tale set in another world where a desperately lonely queen dons a disguise to enjoy her annual day of precious freedom amongst the commonfolk. Against her better judgement, she risks revealing her identity to a couple who are also incognito and they an intimate night together. I really enjoyed this story as it left me hopeful for the queen, who is little more than a prisoner of her husband the king and the high expectations of the court.

If you're a fan of Roan Parrish's debut book, the short story Touched reveals a whole other side to her ability to string beautiful and powerful words together. She portrays 1920 New Orleans so hauntingly, and effortlessly and evokes such a sense of nostalgia but there's also a realness in her prose even when depicting impossible scenarios. The story of the psychic and the musician is tragic in its beauty, much like the city of New Orleans.
5.0 out of 5 stars Was great, as always! 16 April 2017
By A.A.R.D. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I only read Santino's story. No offense to the other authors, I just don't read ebooks. If this were available in paperback, I'd have read all of it.

The story was hot, funny, and infuriating. Nothing makes me angrier than people who can't mind their own business, especially homophobic bigots. Just get a freaking life, people! I can't say what happens in the story because it's really short and I don't want to spoil anyone.

It was beautifully written, as always, and captivating.

Loved the story!! Totally worth ruining my eyes on the ebook. ahahah. ;-p
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Behind the mask... 13 Mar. 2016
By Dana19018 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
There is something for everyone in this anthology. Admittedly, there were one I liked less than the others, finding it a strange fit but the overall package was wonderful. Great writing, seductive scenes and chemistry between characters that popped right off the page. Found some new authors to follow as well. Great work folks. I hope you do another one.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know
click to open popover