A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St Clair is a beautifully crafted novel that effortlessly blends Greek mythology and romance to create an unforgettable story. The book follows the journey of Persephone, the daughter of the earth goddess Demeter, as she navigates her life between the world of gods and mortals. If you have already read and loved A Touch of Darkness, then you know that it is a unique and captivating book that transports you to a whole new world of gods and magical creatures. If you’re looking for more books that will leave you spellbound, here are five books like A Touch of Darkness that you must read.
Bonded by Thorns by Elizabeth Helen (bestselling books like A Touch of Darkness)
Four beastly princes. One awkward bookworm. An enchanted world of fae, magic, and danger. This spicy fairytale retelling is definitely one for those hunting for books like A Touch of Darkness. It has all the magic, all the excitement and all the steam you’re after. The first the Beast of the Briar Trilogy, there is plenty to sink your delicious teeth into. Start another erotic fantasy adventure here.
The Wicked In Me by Suzanne Wright
Witch Wynter Dellavale possesses unwavering certainty that the immortals – The Aeons – are coming for her. Seeking sanctuary, she seeks refuge in Devil’s Cradle, an abode of the unconventional. Among these Ancients resides the notorious Cain, the very embodiment of envy – who, incidentally, harbors a desire for her presence in his realm. It feels like this book was written in response to the success of A Touch of Darkness, but hey, it’s a cracking book with a LOT of great reviews. The cover even looks similar to A Touch of Darkness. Read it here.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a dark and haunting novel that explores the world of angels and demons. Karou, a young art student in Prague, discovers the truth about her past and her connection to the supernatural world. She is thrown into a dangerous and thrilling adventure. This book is perfect for anyone who loves stories that are both beautiful and terrifying. Read the first book in this epic fantasy trilogy here.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (books like A Touch of Darkness, without the sex)
The Gilded Wolves is a stunning novel that blends history and fantasy to create a world of magic and mystery. The book follows the journey of a group of misfits who must work together to solve a dangerous puzzle and save the world from destruction. With its rich world-building and complex characters, The Gilded Wolves is a must-read for anyone who loves stories that are both thrilling and thought-provoking. Not as steamy as other books like A Touch of Darkness, but amazing nonetheless. Read this instant NYT Bestseller here.
Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa (erotic books like A Touch of Darkness)
For those who love the steamy nature of books like A Touch of Darkness, this one is definitely for you. When Callie discovers The Bargainer in her room, a mischievous grin playing on his lips and a gleam of curiosity in his eyes, she senses the imminent winds of change. It starts with a mutual acknowledgment—a mere droplet of truth— to the magnetic pull between them. However, The Bargainer seeks something beyond reigniting their connection… Start reading Rhapsodic here.
In conclusion, if you loved A Touch of Darkness, then you will love these five books that transport you to magical worlds filled with gods, monsters, and powerful heroes. From Greek mythology to Indian folklore, to other spicy fantasy delights, these books offer a diverse range of stories that are both captivating and unforgettable. Whether you’re looking for strong female characters, complex world-building, or thrilling adventure, these books are sure to leave you spellbound.
And, in case you didn’t know, the next book in the Hades x Persephone series by Scarlett St Clair is now available for preorder! Gasp. Find A Touch of Chaos here.