Black Silk

Adult
Rated 4.55/5 based on 66 reviews
Vic has two loves in her life, her cat, Mister, and reading books from her bookstore. Her future looked set, until one night when she's saved from probable danger by a mysterious stranger.

Cole has moved around a lot during his life, never finding a true home, until he buys an old house, and fate steps in to change his future.

A light romance with a paranormal twist.
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Price: Free! USD

Words: 48,700
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452326344

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Review by: Natt little on June 12, 2014 :
Really thought i would enjoy this story based on the reviews but couldn't even get myself to finish the book. My main issue was with the writing style because the book is only written from one characters perspective it made it really annoying and boring to read. A different narrative would have created the tension and chemistry between the two characters which this book lacked. I am a sucker for a paranormal romance but this one was really dissappointing
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Review by: Toadstooldots on Sep. 04, 2013 :
lovely read
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Review by: Nicky Charles on July 26, 2013 :
Black Silk is a great novella with the perfect mix of romance, suspense and, of course, a paranormal twist. I can't wait until Jan Gordon publishes a sequel!
For the reviewer below, yes, this book is available on a number of sites (ibooks, B&N, Sony, feedbooks and even fictionpress!).
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Review by: chrishia brewer on July 25, 2013 : (no rating)
This story was really good. I just wanted to know if you have posted this somewhere else because I have read it on a different site.
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Review by: anniesue on June 29, 2013 :
Having read Black Silk some time while ago I was so please to find Jan had written another novel as I so admire her work with Nicky Charles.

Black Silk is a beautiful love story with a strong female lead who over comes life's pitfalls.

My one wish? Please Jan tap those keys more often, you have talent.
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Review by: Claire Daniels on May 27, 2013 :
I wanted to love this story. It had a good framework and plot, but it needed more depth and character development. Parts of it felt rushed and lacked the detail that makes a good story great.
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Review by: Rob Thompson on April 06, 2013 :
Good story and writing. Can't wait for the next in the series.
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Review by: Crystal Dawn on April 02, 2013 :
I enjoyed the read. I liked getting to know the character before I was immersed fully in the romance. I was happy when she found someone special to help her get past her less than wonderful life. It had a touch of suspense and ends with a surprise. Good paranormal romance, I would recommend it to those that love the genre.
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Review by: Brenda Burkhamer on Feb. 05, 2013 :
This was a very easy read, a very simple storyline, and it didn't have much depth. But, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Since I haven't read a book of this genre in many many years, this is my first intro back to anything paranomal/romance. The characters were believable, and nothing happened throughout the story that would make me say "yea right". I'm guessing that Jan Gordon is a new author, and if so, I would eagerly read any new books she writes in the future.
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Review by: Marie Smith on Oct. 29, 2012 :
A days ago I had just finished reading Black Silk, WOW! I just picked up Life in the Shadows and I'm half through. I can't wait for more.
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Review by: Maritza Gomez on Oct. 08, 2012 :
Wow I read  both your books, black silk and life in the shadows, and I love them!!!!!!  And I look forward to reading the continuing version if you write it as well!!! 
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Review by: Brooke Larrimore on Sep. 18, 2012 : (no rating)
I really enjoyed this book, wish it was longer. The back story really helps you "know" the character and have a "relationship" with her. It made the book seem like real life. I do skip through the love making stuff a lot of the time b/c i am not so into descriptions of it, it would be a great story without that, so that would be my only negative. I love Nicky Charles stories and they are a lot like "black silk" but I do wish there was less "adult" stuff. But either way I read them and loved them, downloading "life in the shadows now". Looking forward to it. Thanks so much!
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Review by: Mrs AJ on Aug. 23, 2012 :
Nineteen pages in and I couldn't take it anymore. The info-dump beginning with far too much backstory bored me to death. Why do I care if the main character/narrator's parents died and left her the house, the cat, the car, the old bookstore? Why do I need to know the MC has too many errands and such to do that she puts off getting gas for her car on day two of the story? I don't and that's what put me off.
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Review by: hrhsophia on Aug. 14, 2012 :
A very good story
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Review by: Maria Wright on July 09, 2012 :
I absolutely loved this story! I could not put it down. It has a twist that other paranormal books seem to skip. I like how it Cole admits that he has read Vic's favorite genre of books and says that there is some truth to them. It would be an interesting world if that were true. I hope to read a lot more like this book.
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Review by: Sylvia Leija on June 11, 2012 :
Love this story.
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Review by: Nicole Thornton on May 28, 2012 :
Wasn't bad. Writing good, plot line alright
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Review by: Namo on May 01, 2012 :
I like this story content I think this story can be great if Mr.Jan could write this story more creative or more innovative. For example in the first of this story bookseller have directly introduced himself to reader that it can be boring to reader. I think it can be better if he was introduced with events.
Any way I enjoyed this story and thanks for Jan.
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Review by: Leiah Cooper on April 26, 2012 :
I have had a lot of financial problems lately with having cancer and LOTS of bills (no insurance) and the freebies have been great. Some are good, some not so good, some are just flat excellent.

Black silk is a lovely little romance (299 pages) with a paranormal bent and very good character development. Both main characters are highly likable, which is something I really appreciate.

Ms Gordon's editing skills are good, which is important to me, and her writing style is also good. A few more books, and her slight stiffness of writing style should smooth out. She has a great deal of potential as a writer, and I will spend time watching for her next book. At least, I hope she is going to write another. her world-building is good, with the change being more magic than "ripping muscles and breaking bones" like a lot of other of the were stories. While I like those too, this way of changing is much more beautiful, and not as frightening to someone (the female lead) who is a gentle soul.

Overall, 4.75, the 5 for true will come when the slight stiffness in writing tone smooths out.

Good job, Ms. Gordon!
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Review by: Melinda Le Baron on April 21, 2012 :
Nice little romance with a very sexy hero who happens to turn into a black panther. How cool is that! You could have you're own Kitty and eat him too (when he's human). Cole is the were panther in the story and he has manners, is honorable, protective, funny, he can cook, is great in bed and is absolutely gorgeous with greeneyes and black hair. He is also ripped with a narural six pack that just goes pop! When Cole and Vic meet it almost seems like love at first sight and this is that story. I really enjoyed it. Those who love paranormal romance will love it too.
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Review by: Ava VonGiebel on April 02, 2012 :
First time ever reading Jan's work and will definitely be looking into more. Strong characters with a great hot alpha male that can make a woman swoon!
Vic is basically just living. Almost in a robotic sense of routine. Wake up, feed the cat, shower, work, home, etc. She has been alone (except for her cat Mister) for many years, not having any intimacies or friendships. One side trip to a gas station changes all of that for her.
Cole is new to town. He has many secrets and knows what it is like to be alone. Once he meets Vic, he intends to change that for himself and her.
Together they are attempting to catch a bad guy that's also threatening Vic and Cole's lives. So much more happens for both of them that include uncovering secrets and pasts unknown.
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Review by: Ava VonGiebel on April 02, 2012 :
First time ever reading Jan's work and will definitely be looking into more. Strong characters with a great hot alpha male that can make a woman swoon!

Vic is basically just living. Almost in a robotic sense of routine. Wake up, feed the cat, shower, work, home, etc. She has been alone (except for her cat Mister) for many years, not having any intimacies or friendships. One side trip to a gas station changes all of that for her.

Cole is new to town. He has many secrets and knows what it is like to be alone. Once he meets Vic, he intends to change that for himself and her.

Together they are attempting to catch a bad guy that's also threatening Vic and Cole's lives. So much more happens for both of them that include uncovering secrets and pasts unknown.
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Review by: Hayley Uncles on Jan. 30, 2012 :
Fantastic loved the detail thats been put into your work! can't wait to read more!
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Review by: Sherri Fulmer Moorer on Sep. 18, 2011 :
I don't normally read romance, but I'm glad I decided to give this a try. It was interesting and I, like some other reviewers, was left to wonder what happens next. Great work!
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Review by: T.M. Johnson on Sep. 11, 2011 :
I loved this. It was kinda odd but I loved how she owned a book store and paranormal romances where her favorite. I guess it made her perfect for the situation.
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Review by: P.A. Hopkins on Aug. 18, 2011 : (no rating)
An enjoyable reading experience. Although the plot line is predictable,there are enough twists and turns in the story to keep the reading intrigued enough to want to turn the page and find out what's going to happen.
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Review by: carolyn overholser on Aug. 15, 2011 : (no rating)
I absolutely loved this book. Paranormal romances are my favorite genre' and this one didn't disappoint. The suspense leading up to the finalization of the capture of the evil character keeps one on the edge of your seat waiting for it to happen. I can't wait for more by Jan to be released.
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Review by: LuMary Galletti on Aug. 10, 2011 :
Great story!!! What's next for Vic and Cole?!? I truly enjoyed reading this book, it was intriguing, fun, well described and written. I really would love to see a follow up story or another book from this author! =)
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Review by: Aubrey Mirella on July 11, 2011 :
Absolutely loved this book. The details are incredible. Looking forward to more from this author. :)
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Review by: Katrina Bush on July 07, 2011 : (no rating)
I really like this book. Is there another one that does with this book? I would like to read more books like this from this author.
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Review by: Annette B on July 06, 2011 :
I really enjoyed this
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Review by: lynn ball on May 04, 2011 :
great book... enjoy'd reading it.... i would like to read more books from this author
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Review by: lynn ball on May 04, 2011 :
great book... enjoy'd reading it.... i would like to read more books from this author
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Review by: Pink Maiden on May 01, 2011 : (no rating)
I thought this was a very nice short story, I really enjoyed reading it, I wish it was longer. I would like to see more from this author.
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Review by: Mirela Cris on March 28, 2011 :
That was quite boring, nice but boring...i finished the book only for the good reviews you had. It was easy to read it but i had the impression of repeating the scenes.
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Review by: Isabella luna on March 17, 2011 :
excellent
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Review by: Leigh Mitchell on March 12, 2011 :
Great read :)
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Review by: Judith Allen on Feb. 19, 2011 :
I loved this book, it kept you in suspence about why they were drawn together. And I had to laugh at the way the busy bodies were portrayed.
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Review by: Jutzie on Feb. 19, 2011 :
A short 69 page story but as good as a longer book.

Victoria is alone in the world with her bookstore, home and black cat named Mister. Her folks died and she kept the house and store to remember the good times with her parents.

One night as the gas station was being robbed she met a dark and handsome stranger named Steven Coburt, or Cole.

The robber ran out of the store at some point and Vic seen his face but he also seen hers.

Cole came to the store the day after and for some reason this handsome man seemed to choose to be with her.

As secrets became known Vic struggles with them.

Between threats from Kincaid, the burglar, and mixed feelings about this unusual man she met a great story comes together.
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Review by: Liz Velez on Feb. 17, 2011 :
Not the best one I've read, but an enjoyable short paranormal/shifter romance just the same. It was a quick and easy read, the characters were likable enough but, as with a lot of these "quickies" that I've been reading lately, there wasn't quite enough depth or character development. At least this one had an ending I wasn't completely disappointed with.
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Review by: Monica Molina on Feb. 16, 2011 :
Great story!!! I loved every second of it. I thought it was very well written, made me fall in love with the were-panther. It was incredibly sweet and hot! Definitely recommend!!!
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Review by: kysta reeves on Jan. 17, 2011 : (no rating)
Very good, I love this book as well as Nicky Charles! Please Keep writing!!!!!!!!!!! A big fan lol.
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Review by: Taruna Lamba on Jan. 15, 2011 :
with all these reviews i don't need to say any more but i wanted more stories from author.....
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Review by: lonegunwoman on Jan. 07, 2011 :
Enjoyed this so much, left me wanting more, please. Jan you have a gift. Thank you.
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Review by: imfrantic on Dec. 23, 2010 :
Very enjoyable read! Short, simple, not terribly overwrought or complicated like some paranormal fiction. The characters were very likeable and the steamy passages were well written and sexy. I look forward to more from this author.
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Review by: Doina C on Nov. 05, 2010 :
I really enjoyed reading this book and i hope more books will follow from this author.
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Review by: Cathy Pike on Oct. 29, 2010 :
What a great book, I would definitely recommend and hope the author is going to write more. The story was well written and the author didn't over complicate things.
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Review by: M.T Foster on Oct. 02, 2010 :
I'm not a cat person but I loved this book. The characters and story line were good. I wish it was a little bit longer though. I hope you're working on a sequal.
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Review by: Faith on Oct. 01, 2010 :
What a wonderful escape it was to read this book! I hope that the author will be writing a sequel and much more in this genre. I would happily pay to read more.
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Review by: Rain Wall on Aug. 26, 2010 :
good book like it
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Review by: Gina on July 02, 2010 :
I enjoyed the book and was sad when I reached the end - I would love to see more about these two characters. Very steamy!
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Review by: Sharifa McFarlane on June 07, 2010 : (no rating)
The steamy sections of this book, like the rest of it, were written well. There is a lot of tenderness between the main characters.
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Review by: Doug Welch on June 06, 2010 : (no rating)
Read this on my Android. It was a good experience. Nice action thriller.
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Review by: vanesa guerra on May 20, 2010 : (no rating)
I enjoyed this book - the only bad part was that it was too short. Great read adn its free. you cant beat that.
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Review by: Nicole Scott on May 16, 2010 :
Wonderful read -- I would love to see more of your work!
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Review by: megan pinas on April 24, 2010 :
Really enjoyed this book!!!!
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Review by: seraphina on April 18, 2010 :
I really liked this story. The male lead is very romantic and sexy. The female lead is one we can identify with - an ordinary girl living an ordinary not so exciting life, until a certain man appears, that is! Yes, the love story is mostly predictble, sort of 'knight on a silver horse' but that's why we read romance, isn't it? The escapism, the wish that it would happen that way. There is also a 'twist' as the author puts it, which makes the story a bit unique from some others in the genre. Overall a good read!
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Review by: lind on April 04, 2010 : (no rating)
Enjoyed the book. Agree with Heather K's review.." a bit like the Argeneau Vampire series by Lyndsay Sands". But also agree with Razinell when stated that the plot was simplistic.
Overall, an enjoyable read
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Review by: daisy3 on April 01, 2010 : (no rating)
I have to say that this is one of the very good books in paranormal erotica. Fun to read, very good story and very sexy. I will read this author's books any time
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Review by: razinell on March 22, 2010 :
Worth downloading and reading, but not great. The plot is simplistic with painful contrivances (there just happened to be a dangerous snake on the log at that exact moment?), and the 'romance dialog' can get cheesy, but the narrator is interesting nonetheless. It's also an interesting study on women's fantasies--super hunky unique guy focuses his whole world on an average woman despite her baggage/hangups.
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Review by: Stephanie on Feb. 04, 2010 :
Great Read! :)
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Review by: Heather K on Jan. 05, 2010 :
This was an amazing read! I absolutely loved it, and hope she continues to write more things like it- hopefully next time a full length book! I really think this has series potential, and kind of reminded me of the Argeneau vampire series by Lyndsay Sands- it was that good!
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Review by: Jodi Adams on Dec. 17, 2009 :
Well developed characters and very fun to read! It was a short story, and I was sad to finish it so quickly. I appreciated getting to read it for free, but would've gladly paid for this story. I hope Jan Gordon offers more books in this genre, as I'll be sure to add those to my collection as well.
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Review by: Alison Pensy on Dec. 13, 2009 :
I really enjoyed this book. Paranormal romance is my favorite genre and this story didn't disappoint. Cole is ultra sexy and well portrayed. Loved the whole feline twist in a genre where I haven't seen it before. That was refreshing. The story moved at a good pace and kept me turning the pages. Thanks so much for this free read. I will certainly keep an eye out for any future books you may have in the pipeline.
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Review by: C.L.J. on Oct. 20, 2009 : (no rating)
I loved this. Perfect for women who like cats and want some spicy romance with a touch of the supernatural. It's so good, I can't believe it's free!
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Review by: Jennifer Cannon on Sep. 04, 2009 :
This book will keep you turning pages--romantic and suspenseful--love the characters of Vic and Cole--I would definitely recommend :)
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