The Gothikana Hardcover Edition: featuring spray-painted edges, a foiled case stamp, gorgeously detailed endpapers, an updated map and deliciously moody art throughout.
The eternal romance of Beauty and the Beast meets the gothic suspense of Dracula in this erotic dark academia story of epic love from bestselling author RuNyx.
“RuNyx immerses her readers in the dark worlds she builds and then injects life into them in the most hauntingly beautiful way. Her work is unique and addictive—she really is one of a kind.”―Hannah Grace, New York Times bestselling author of Icebreaker
“Original, innovative, and unlike anything I’ve read before.”―L. J. Shen, USA Today bestselling author
An unusual girl. An enigmatic man. An ancient castle. What could go wrong?
An outcast her entire life, Corvina Clemm is left adrift after losing her mother. When she receives the admission letter from the mysterious University of Verenmore, she accepts it as a sign from the universe. The last thing she expects though is an old, secluded castle on top of a mountain riddled with secrets, deceit, and death.
An enigma his entire life, Vad Deverell likes being a closed book but knowing exactly everything that happens in the university. A part-time professor working on his thesis, Vad has been around long enough to know the dangers the castle possesses. And he knows the moment his path crosses with Corvina, she's dangerous to everything that he is.
They shouldn't have caught each other's eye. They cannot be. But a chill-inducing century-old mystery forces them to collide. People have disappeared every five years over the past century, Corvina is getting clues to unraveling it all, and Vad needs to keep an eye on her.
And so begins a tale of the mysterious, the morbid, the macabre, and a deep love that blossoms in the unlikeliest of places.
About the Author
RuNyx is a USA Today and international bestselling author of romance. Her stories range across subgenres from dark contemporary to gothic to historical to fantasy and more, and are currently being translated into over 10 languages. Her pen name has a very special meaning to her.
“RuNyx immerses her readers in the dark worlds she builds and then injects life into them in the most hauntingly beautiful way. Her work is unique and addictive—she really is one of a kind.” ―Hannah Grace New York Times bestselling author of Icebreaker
“Original, innovative, and unlike anything I've read before. This dark academia romance is pulsing with heat, darkness and mystery." ―LJ Shen, Wall Street Journal bestselling author
"This brazen, page-turning love story is a winner." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Gothikana is a lush, evocative and unique gothic romance that utterly captivated me from the first beautiful penned word! A must-read for spooky season or any time you want to lose yourself in a world more magical than our own." —Giana Darling, USA Today bestseller
"This stunning, lush gothic romance left me totally spellbound. Easily one of my top reads of the year. RuNyx is one of the most talented storytellers in romance." —Ella James, USA Today bestseller
"I'm not even sure I can put into words just how poetic, how eerie, how beautiful it was. RuNyx is certainly an author who has honed her skills and she wields them like a sword when creating her breathtaking characters and worlds." —Dani Rene, USA Today bestseller
"Spine-tingling, atmospheric, sexy, and macabre, Gothikana is gothic romance and dark academia in its finest form." —Chatterbooks Book Blog