From the author who brought you The Life of Anna, get ready for the softer side of Marissa Honeycutt. DISTORTED HOPE is available now!

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Author: Marissa Honeycutt
Cover Design: Laura Hidalgo at Beyond DEF
Genre: Dark Erotica

Release Date: January 13, 2016


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When her newfound happiness is suddenly ripped away, twenty-two-year-old Kyra is thrust into the cruel world of hardened arms dealer, Nathan Pierce. Her calculating kidnapper is a master in a game of leverage and abduction, whose power appears to have no limit.

Confounded by an unexpected magnetism, Kyra’s resolve unravels as she becomes engulfed in Nathan’s dangerous world, even when she is terrorized by his inner demons.

Is Kyra holding on to the distorted hope of an impossible future or can she find light beyond the darkness?



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Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
POV: Hers / 1st person
Naughty Factor: 4 out of 5


I don’t even know where to begin with this review. My emotions were all over the place with this story. I literally felt like I was in Kyra’s shoes the whole time. Distorted Hope is labeled as dark but I would consider it more of a grey romance. Though it has some dark undertones, it’s not necessarily dark, for me, based on the ones I’ve read in the past. Aside from its level of dark elements, it was a memorable story that kept my heart in palpitations from start to finish.

Sweet and innocent Kyra waits tables and crushes on a cutie that comes into the diner she works at. After a short time of dating, strangers show up to enlist him to help on a job and poor Kyra gets taken along for a ride she won’t ever forget. 

When she meets the boss man, Nathan Pierce, she doesn’t know how to deal. He’s nice one minute and rude/mean, the next. She’s his leverage for making sure Jason stays on task and he makes a point to prove it every chance he can. But things change quickly and Sweet Kyra is in a high as things look up for her…until that’s no longer the case. 

Throughout the story, I was just as confused as Kyra. I fell in love, but unlike her the love didn’t last long, but the. I was back in love. I was frustrated and couldn’t understand how Kyra was so easy going with how things went. She took everything in stride and I couldn’t figure out if it was evident of her strength or naïveté. But no matter how things were going for her I was nothing short of 100% invested in what happened to her and the other characters. 

This was my first Marissa Honeycutt novel and I am a new fan and can’t wait I read more of her work. 




“If Stephen King wrote

…is how Marissa describes her books when asked. She doesn’t seek to write any particular genre, style, or length, only following her gut instincts and the lead of her characters. The Life of Anna crosses many genre lines including erotica, suspense, psychological thriller, horror, political conspiracy, paranormal, and romance.

Marissa’s story of Anna began with a dream about being kidnapped with Adam Savage from Mythbusters (Yes, really). Over the next year and a half, it morphed into the story that is now known as “The Life of Anna.” She has several other stories in progress, one of which is based on her kidnapped dream called Distorted Hope.

Marissa stays busy homeschooling her two elementary age sons, running her household, fending off two adorable kittens, and interacting with her readers on social media. She is a self-proclaimed geek and has a deep love for all things Doctor Who. She is also actively pursuing a more natural lifestyle, which includes essential oils, natural cleaning products, and whole, organic foods. Marissa’s addictions include: Doctor Who, the Science and History Channels, anything chocolate mint, vintage books, cute kitty cats, and laughter.


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