The Director
Everybody wants to be an actress, right?The lights, the camera, the action? The fame, the money, the beauty and esteem? It’s all part of the package.Unless, of course, you’re part of HIS films. Ethan Cole was one of the best directors in the business until the day he disappeared. He was charismatic, gorgeous, intriguing and so brilliant that no other person could compare. People believed he’d simply quit. In truth, he’d gone underground.I found him after being stolen from the streets. I was thrown into his new world, his fantasies, his decadent chaos, and I found myself fighting just to stay alive.He seduced me while tormenting me.Made me a star while keeping me hidden from the public’s eye.He asked me one simple question before shoving me in front of the glittering lights and dark lens of his camera.One question, requiring only one response:Fuck or Die?***This book is dark romance with all the trigger warnings imaginable. This is the first of Lily White’s Dark Exclusives and will only be available on her website and Smashwords. Uncensored. Raw. Compelling. This book should only be read by those who truly love the DARK.***

The Director Details

TitleThe Director
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 13th, 2017
Rating
GenreDark, Suspense, Mystery, Crime

The Director Review

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    January 1, 1970
      Oh man, I think I need to go watch puppy and baby videos on YouTube for the next week to cleanse my poor mind of this book. This may be the most twisted and darkest book I have read to date. Don't let my puppy video watching fool you though I LOVED this book. Saying that seems wrong, but it doesn't make it any less true. From beginning to end this one had me enthralled. I will leave this review pretty vague as I think the book is best experienced with little prior knowledge. That said, this is   Oh man, I think I need to go watch puppy and baby videos on YouTube for the next week to cleanse my poor mind of this book. This may be the most twisted and darkest book I have read to date. Don't let my puppy video watching fool you though I LOVED this book. Saying that seems wrong, but it doesn't make it any less true. From beginning to end this one had me enthralled. I will leave this review pretty vague as I think the book is best experienced with little prior knowledge. That said, this isn't for the faint of heart <--- I am serious. The book isn't even going to be sold on Amazon (that should tell you something about its content). If you are unsure about reading it and want to know more than feel free to drop me a line and I will happily answer any questions, you may have. Now that my public service announcement is over onto the deets... I found this one to be fantastically well written and paced. The plot was engaging and kept me turning the pages. It was dark. It was twisted. It was vile. It was bloody. It was shocking. It was taboo. The characters were intriguing and well developed. Ethan will make you hate him but there is just something about him that will worm its way under your skin and you'll be left trying to reason out why after everything he has done you sort of kind of want him to get a HEA. Does he get what he deserves? Well telling you that would just be cheating. ;D Emma was a great heroine. Strong. Sassy. With steel running through her veins. Have to say the woman didn't have a lot of self preservation but it made her an excellent character to get behind. Last, the ending, and this is where it lost half a star for me. I will not go into details as to the why, but I was hoping for something different from what I got. That said, it was still a fitting ending. So I wasn't overly disappointed. Wrapping this up, I enjoyed this one immensely. Therefore yours truly is giving it two HUGE thumbs up.
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  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    January 1, 1970
    LIVE! | SMASHWORDS | WEBSITE |FUCK OR DIE?!LIVE! | SMASHWORDS | WEBSITE |Blurb: Everybody wants to be an actress, right?The lights, the camera, the action? The fame, the money, the beauty and esteem. It’s all part of the package.Unless, of course, you’re part of HIS films.Ethan Cole was one of the best directors in the business until the day he disappeared. He was charismatic, gorgeous, intriguing and so brilliant that no other person could compare. People believed he’d simply quit. In truth, he LIVE! | SMASHWORDS | WEBSITE |FUCK OR DIE?!LIVE! | SMASHWORDS | WEBSITE |Blurb: Everybody wants to be an actress, right?The lights, the camera, the action? The fame, the money, the beauty and esteem. It’s all part of the package.Unless, of course, you’re part of HIS films.Ethan Cole was one of the best directors in the business until the day he disappeared. He was charismatic, gorgeous, intriguing and so brilliant that no other person could compare. People believed he’d simply quit. In truth, he’d gone underground.I found him after being stolen from the streets. I was thrown into his new world, his fantasies, his decadent chaos, and I found myself fighting just to stay alive.He seduced me while tormenting me.Made me a star while keeping me hidden from the public’s eye.He asked me one simple question before shoving me in front of the glittering lights and dark lens of his camera.One question, requiring only one response:Fuck or Die?
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  • Selene
    January 1, 1970
    This isn’t one of those books that you read for pure enjoyment. Nope! This is one of those stories where you simply observe the gore, chaos, narcissism, depravity, and lack of humanity unfold right before your very eyes! This story will shock and anger you, but you won’t be able to stop reading, either. Triggers? Yes. (view spoiler)[Human trafficking, descriptive murder scenes, and an abundance of rape scenes. (hide spoiler)]*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
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  • warhawke
    January 1, 1970
    Genre: Dark Erotic RomanceType: StandalonePOV: First Person - DualRating: Emma Hart never thought one mindless decision could drastically changed her life. After being taken, everyday became a struggle for survival when she was force to give a performance of her life.Ethan Cole was a well known Hollywood director until he felt stifled by the glittering facade and gone underground. For him, art should have no boundary but even then he wasn't fully satisfied. That was until he met a muse that co Genre: Dark Erotic RomanceType: StandalonePOV: First Person - DualRating: Emma Hart never thought one mindless decision could drastically changed her life. After being taken, everyday became a struggle for survival when she was force to give a performance of her life.Ethan Cole was a well known Hollywood director until he felt stifled by the glittering facade and gone underground. For him, art should have no boundary but even then he wasn't fully satisfied. That was until he met a muse that could potentially be a game changer.With this book being a dark exclusive, non Amazon book, I had very high expectations for it to be loaded with fucked-upness. In that aspect the book delivered. He was the Director, the man behind the screen, the puppet master who pulled the strings of every person around him. I like how Ethan played his role in the story. He served his purpose. However I couldn't feel his soul (it doesn't matter the positive or negative aspect of it) therefore I didn't know him well enough. I would love to dig his character more to the core.Emma was thrown into difficult situations throughout the book. While I'm not a fan of her, I could appreciate how her character evolved showing her strengths and weaknesses. She was perfection on stage, a living, breathing incarnation of human desire, hope slashed through by betrayal, of the avalanche of complex emotions that every person faces when danger stands at their back. I am very particular when it comes to dark contents. This book satisfied my dark and depraved needs in the physical aspect, but not quite there in term of psychological aspect. There is no good or bad. There is only life and death. To ignore one is to never fully understand the other. The Director is a story of adapting for survival. It would appeal to readers who like to cross into the dark side.For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:
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  • Mirjam
    January 1, 1970
    There is no good or bad. There is only life and death. To ignore one is to never fully understand the other. Reading these dark stories always has me being thankful that these authors decided to put there active minds into writing instead of becoming cold, detached mastermind criminals/killers. I’ve finished the Director two days ago, but had to give myself time to process what I’ve read. I knew this was going to be a gritty story and it was, really. Heed the trigger warnings. It even looks lik There is no good or bad. There is only life and death. To ignore one is to never fully understand the other. Reading these dark stories always has me being thankful that these authors decided to put there active minds into writing instead of becoming cold, detached mastermind criminals/killers. I’ve finished the Director two days ago, but had to give myself time to process what I’ve read. I knew this was going to be a gritty story and it was, really. Heed the trigger warnings. It even looks like this book will not be available on Amazon, is it because it is Uncensored. Raw. Compelling., yeah, probably! But despite all of this, I was hooked from page one and was not able to put it down. And now I wonder: is something wrong with me???? Hope not! If you love reading gruesome, horrid and shocking stories you want to add this one to your TBR-list!'Killing is not an easy feat. It takes drive, desire and a certain level of heartlessness and lack of humanity that many people don't possess.' An ARC was kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. "That shouldn't have happened, Emma. You don't know how much trouble this can cause."Where there had been satisfied relief, panic now returned. "I don't care about trouble," I argued weakly.There was no mercy in his voice when he answered, "You will, beautiful girl. You have no idea how much, but you will."Lungs burning, I stretched open my mouth desperate to gulp in air that wasn't coming. The room spun faster before slowing into a peaceful, lazy silence. My body relaxed next, mind slipping off into the ether...He let go suddenly and air rushed down to my lungs. It hurt to breathe again, my lungs desperate and greedy, sucking in large gulps only to force them back out again on wrenching sobs that shook my body against the bed."You're so beautiful," he whispered reverently, fingers dragging through my hair, the tips tracing the line of my cheek, my jaw, my lips. Once the sobs had quieted down their fury, he smiled at me, excitement flashing in his eyes before he wrapped his hands around my neck and squeezed again.
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  • CC
    January 1, 1970
    Emma Hart’s life irrevocably changes when she is abducted and given a terrifying proposition. With limited options, Emma’s rationale for her choice is the path of least resistance. However, when confronted with what lies behind door number two, her perspective radically changes to where every single last moment is earned. “So, what will it be?” He asked, the silky croon like sandpaper against my senses now that I understood the type of monster he was. “Fuck or die?” Ethan Cole is a director wi Emma Hart’s life irrevocably changes when she is abducted and given a terrifying proposition. With limited options, Emma’s rationale for her choice is the path of least resistance. However, when confronted with what lies behind door number two, her perspective radically changes to where every single last moment is earned. “So, what will it be?” He asked, the silky croon like sandpaper against my senses now that I understood the type of monster he was. “Fuck or die?” Ethan Cole is a director with certain professional goals. As he studies people for emotional subtleties, he captures each unadulterated nuance on film. Without filters, Ethan creates a world of violence, pain and raw fear. “But I have better uses for a woman like you.” Leaning closer, his lips brushed across my cheek when he said, “You won’t like them, but I will.” As Emma’s time becomes limited, she learns how to survive in ways she could have never foreseen. Using what she believes to be an advantage to manipulate her situation, Emma is still left vulnerable as the time for her final performance nears. While Ethan continues to control the environment in furtherance of his vision, the course set. “I believe there’s a fire inside you that’s not present in many women. I’d like to use that fire for my personal gain.” Told in dual POV, the nefarious tone of this novel is mainly felt through the perspective of Emma as she endures the reprehensible actions of her captors. Yet, even with these conditions, Emma manages to retain a sense of humanity. As Ethan’s experience is shared sporadically, his agenda is clear showing his ability and willingness to thrive in this depraved environment. Knowing her demise is near, Emma must process all her emotions and summon her resolve into the ultimate final act. This novel definitely dives head first into a dark and evil world where limits are nonexistent. While Emma’s situation is desperate, she managed to channel an inner strength she didn’t know existed though at times it seemed to provide exactly what Ethan wanted. However, with the level of darkness evident in the physical acts, I was hoping the psychological elements between Emma and Ethan would have been equally as potent. Though there was manipulation, it felt offset by certain actions at times. In The Director, Lily White creates a disturbing and grisly story that will keep readers on edge at all times. The theme of adaptation pervades the plot which allows for the characters to act the way they do. While it isn’t justification, it just becomes a means to an end. This one isn’t for the fainthearted but for those who like to test their limits. I recommend! *An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review.*This was a (F)BR with Twinsie Hawkey!For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:
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  • ♥ D r i ♥
    January 1, 1970
    ★5 “Fuck or Die” stars!!!★ WTF??????I’m trully speechless!!!! ”You should know that I will see everything there is to see about you. Your body. Your mind. Your soul. Not one thing is hidden from my view, not one facet able to be covered or disguised. I know people better than they know themselves and I've run across hundreds of girls like you.” Estou sem palavras e sem saber distinguir o que eu estou sentindo no momento ou descrever quais foram os sentimentos predominantes durante a leitura de ★5 “Fuck or Die” stars!!!★ WTF??????I’m trully speechless!!!! ”You should know that I will see everything there is to see about you. Your body. Your mind. Your soul. Not one thing is hidden from my view, not one facet able to be covered or disguised. I know people better than they know themselves and I've run across hundreds of girls like you.” Estou sem palavras e sem saber distinguir o que eu estou sentindo no momento ou descrever quais foram os sentimentos predominantes durante a leitura desse livro. “Fuck or die. Those are your two choices.” Eu já li muitos tipos de darks, mas tenho que confessar que “The Director” me causou um desconforto enorme, me tirou completamente da zona de conforto ou do que já vi dentro desse gênero. Isso é um nível de dark totalmente diferente do que já li e afirmo ser o mais dark entre todos da minha lista!Sem cortes, sem censura, cru... Com cenas chocantes, descritivas e pra lá de revoltantes. “Still, some religions and cultures believed that to be raped was a sin on the part of the woman, regardless of her choice in the matter.” Esse é o primeiro livro que li dessa autora e apesar dos pesares, não posso deixar de destacar o quanto a escrita dela é boa. “The Director” por mais revoltante, impactante e chocante... foi muito bem escrito e eu não consegui parar a leitura.Então, se você pensa em ler esse livro, aconselho que, leia atentamente e leve em consideração todos os avisos contidos na sinopse. Porque esse livro definitivamente não é pra todos, não mesmo. “There was no true line between right and wrong because, in each of us, both light and darkness exist. To refuse one was to diminish the other. To never fear was to never feel brave. To never hurt was to never find joy. To turn away from what society deemed disturbing was to never fully understand that even in ugliness there was beauty.”
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  • Shabby BookBistroBlog
    January 1, 1970
    The book is super dark , so much so that Lily has decided to only publish through smashwords & website and not through Amazon. Well that's as explicit a warning as they come. Don't want no uptight , self appointed guardian of the modalities read it, then go around shaming it.The content is no holds barred, no prisoners taken , even by LilyMeter! I had to stop at several places to just take a deep breath, Then continue on, cause book keeps you guessing what's next, where's the hope in this di The book is super dark , so much so that Lily has decided to only publish through smashwords & website and not through Amazon. Well that's as explicit a warning as they come. Don't want no uptight , self appointed guardian of the modalities read it, then go around shaming it.The content is no holds barred, no prisoners taken , even by LilyMeter! I had to stop at several places to just take a deep breath, Then continue on, cause book keeps you guessing what's next, where's the hope in this dismal, hopelessness ? A slap to the face warning about the monsters lurking around us in broad daylight. We warn our kids about it , we watch over our shoulders , we don't venture after dark in questionable neighbourhoods, lest we get taken. And that's exactly what happens to Emma. She gets abducted in a seedy part of Boston and thrown into a dark van. Immediately her ordeal starts. Bound, tied, gagged.......and Raped ! . Then stuffed in a container, shipped overseas. Landing in the hovels of the Earth , she's in a maze of horror chambers , treated like fodder & prey , to be devoured by predators. The world was a cruel place full of monsters, and if you weren't constantly on guard, eventually one would sneak up from behind to drag you into the shadows. I'd read about the subject as it happened in South Africa once, saw some movies about it, but reading a book ,is my first. It happens for real, in Our World, In modern day, Right under our noses. Emma meets the Director. He's a maker of horror films, lost to the real world, hiding in these dungeons, trying to create his kind of art , that pushes boundaries and is very realistic in the emotions. There's a market for it in rich depraved society and shadowed hallways of dark web. Everything is illegal and immoral, but does that stop it - NO ! I'd offered new stories, new visions, new ways of looking at the world around us,How would you like to direct whatever you want? The actual occurrence of true horror and helplessness that can't be found in the films you so tirelessly vomit out? Emma is projected as a victim but soon shows her steely spine. Not to be easily subdued , her sass trumps her brain sometimes. She's forever curious, questioning and a survivalist. Keen observer and her meek persona hides a true warrior within. Ironically THIS warrior is very early noticed by Ethan Cole, The Director, who thoroughly goes about exploiting that vein in her and capturing it on film. Ethan Cole - The Director is suave, polished and a Devil with piercing Light eyes that observe EVERYTHING ! Nothing escapes his attention ! Every minute detail on the set and off it is carefully logged and recorded for future usage. Monsters shouldn't be good looking. They're supposed to be big, lumbering men with scarred skin and receding hairlines. Their teeth should be absent , or they should have eyes that are dead instead of sparkling. They should have big rounded guts and meaty hands that bruise and maim when they touch you. But they shouldn't look like Ethan.Meticulous. Businesslike. Lacking warmth, emotion, remorse or regret. His desire to produce this film - his need to create his art - was the only driving factor for Ethan Cole.I would learn quickly after meeting this well dressed man, that no matter how bad your circumstance, it could always deteriorate, that Hell itself could rise up and swallow you when you'd convinced yourself you'd experienced it all. He's a handsome Devil with pure ice running in his veins and a stone mask for a face that gives nothing, shares nothing.Their relationship is of The Director & Actress . very hands off, professional and work related only. So when do emotions seep in through the cracks ? How do they deal with it?How will their relationship survive when they are on a treadmill of death? "I've just given myself to you. That's what I've done. It's up to you now to decide what to do with it.""I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, Emma, but you just sold your soul to the devil." One thing that I observed , during this process. When you read in pages, chapters, the story has nothing but heinous INTENT on the directors part. He's merely there to make the product and deliver it, absolving himself of all responsibility of blood on his hands !! But something somewhere must be sticking to his soul , so filthy and caustic, that to wash it off , he deviates from his established norm of letting the girls be eaten alive. He let's Emma employ a weapon . Now why would he do that ?There's a possibility that he's attaching subconsciously to EmmaOR....His own ego pushes him to prove over and over again , that he can top himself !!! Seriously I'm having an epiphany here 💡 I had to finish the book and step back to see the story in its entirety, to understand the concept.Why doesn't he let her escape, because, in my opinion, his ego as the BEST DIRECTOR , refuses to stop before he completes his perfection of a movie made with his Offcuts !! So technically he's the Hero AND the villain, BOTH ! I dunno if Lily intended that way, but I had to go and read the last chapter THREE TIMES to get into her headspace ! She is his MUSE, and in a role reversal, The Director not only gets inspired by her , he almost ends himself in order to live up to the pure standards of his MUSE ! Emma is triumphant purely on the Ferocity Of The Spirit , even when trapped in Clutches of death , that she involuntarily forces The Director to finish his project, putting both their lives in danger Know what I'm saying !!! Mindfuckery of the highest order , only could be grown in the overly fertile mind of Lily. How she's remained sane for so long is a million dollar question.But then sanity is subjective !I'd say tread carefully in these illusive corridors of The Set. NOTHING is what it seems, NOTHING is real and The Director controls EVERYTHING. He's the Ultimate Puppet Master ! The alpha dog always wags the Tail when the Studio Head Masters whistle and summon, unless of course Emma open her mouth, then the Tail Wags The Dog !!!5 psychological stars #BookBistroBlogApproved Follow us onFB - https://www.facebook.com/groups/BookB...Blog -https://bookbistroblogcom.wordpress.comBlog -https://bookbistroblogger.blogspot.comTwitter - https://www.twitter.com/BookBistroInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/BookBistroBlog
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  • Kim BookJunkie
    January 1, 1970
    Writing her first, “dark exclusive“ without restrictions or limitations, Lili White was able to let her freak fag fly and show us once again how truly talented she is! Having been a fan of her work for years, I knew what Ms. White was capable of yet this book reminded me that she is capable of much, much more than most, “dark” erotica writers. Over and over I am disappointed by books people recommend to me which they claim are, “dark“. The Director however is an example of what a DARK book truly Writing her first, “dark exclusive“ without restrictions or limitations, Lili White was able to let her freak fag fly and show us once again how truly talented she is! Having been a fan of her work for years, I knew what Ms. White was capable of yet this book reminded me that she is capable of much, much more than most, “dark” erotica writers. Over and over I am disappointed by books people recommend to me which they claim are, “dark“. The Director however is an example of what a DARK book truly is!! Graphic, explicit, detailed descriptions of rape, murder, snuff films, etc.! The only bad part about coming across a gem like this is that it raises the bar even higher, making it even less likely that us hardcore dark lovers will find something comparable afterwards. Luckily, Lily White plans on writing more dark exclusives so we have those to look forward to! THE DIRECTOR took me to depths greater than any book has in a long, long time! “Fuck or die. Those are your two choices.”Of course I can’t ever come close to understanding the feelings of terror or panic a woman forced to fight for life would experience but while I read those scenes, it was almost as though I was there. Because of how eloquent Lily White is, I felt like I was WATCHING certain scenes unfold in front of me. I wouldn’t realize that my breath was unconsciously being held until the scene was over and it burst from my lungs! For me to be so viscerally impacted by a book says a lot about how well written it is! There were more than two instances where I was shocked by the brilliant twists in the storyline, reminding me just why I think of Lily as the Queen of Mind-Fu(kery! I could go on and on but the bottom line is that this book is fantastic and if you enjoy dark erotica, you will absolutely love it!
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  • Nadine Bookaholic
    January 1, 1970
    UMMMM, WOW!This book has to be one of the most RAW books I have ever read. Their is a primal beast living in many and this story shows how depraved the beast can be. FUCK or DIE what a choice to make but really is it a choice at all? Would you be okay with being raped constantly by men that have absolutely no soul because the beast within them has taken hold of it or would you choose to die instead hoping and praying that a single bullet to the head would do the trick but not really knowing what UMMMM, WOW!This book has to be one of the most RAW books I have ever read. Their is a primal beast living in many and this story shows how depraved the beast can be. FUCK or DIE what a choice to make but really is it a choice at all? Would you be okay with being raped constantly by men that have absolutely no soul because the beast within them has taken hold of it or would you choose to die instead hoping and praying that a single bullet to the head would do the trick but not really knowing what they would do to kill you and it can be absolutely worse than being left to the soulless beast. You can see my full review here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...
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