There are no heroes here. Only survivors.
As a child, Tylar Daislea was abandoned at Cellar Institute. A despicable fortress with just one directive: to brainwash, train, and traffic women. Introduced to her first trainer at sixteen, she excelled through the initial two years of skills. Until one fateful afternoon, when it all fell apart.
When Tylar leads a second skill trainer to ruin, Corbin Manning receives the call. His father’s unsolved murder left him in charge of the illicit facility his family established decades ago. Forced to return to an underground world he always loathed, Tylar’s behavior threatens to drive him past the brink of his tolerance.
Thrust into the middle is Corbin’s most trusted employee, Chase Tiburon. Faced with a distasteful decision, Chase must return to his former life as a skill trainer or take on a task that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
On Fractured Ground is just the beginning...
*** THIS SERIES IS DARK. IT CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT AND POTENTIAL EMOTIONAL TRIGGERS *** It is unsuitable for readers under the age of 18. Sexual content is frequent, but the story is not formulated erotica and should not be considered romance.
I read this book and I loved it! It brought forth so many emotions and thoughts I never expected to think about. I look forward to the next book in this series.
Wonderful work by an AMAZING author :)
Great book, read it in a day. Kept me hooked, can't wait for the next one.
Well worth the wait! This author is brilliant and writes a very captivating story. The artist that painted the book cover captured the essence of the novel to the core. Can’t for the next one and hopefully an audiobook someday!
Very readable. I had to ration myself so I wouldn't use it up all at once. Super sad that I have to wait for the next book!
ON FRACTURED GROUND is the first instalment in Subject BGD’s contemporary, adult THE SHATTERED LIVES CHRONICLES dark, psychological thriller focusing on Tylar Daislea, Corbin Manning, and Corbin’s best friend Chase.
NOTE: Due to the story line content including sexual slavery, assault, rape, non-consensual acts and murder ON FRACTURED GROUND may contain triggers and that may not be suitable for all readers.
Told from several third person perspectives including Tylar, Corbin and Chase ON FRACTURED GROUND follows Tylar Daislea throughout her ‘training’ as a sexual slave. Left at the Cellar Institute as a young child, Tylar would begin a lifetime of discipline and instruction on how to be an obedient sexual slave. Having never known anything other than the ‘guidance’ and instruction of her proctors and trainers at the Cellar Institute Tylar Daislea is coached and indoctrinated into the illegal world of sexual slavery, setting the groundwork for her sale to an unknown buyer. Stripped of their humanity, the ‘slaves in training’ are brainwashed, mentally and emotionally abused in preparation for a world they know nothing about. Having defied her ‘handlers and trainers’ on more than one occasion, our heroine Tylar Daislea must endure solitary confinement, isolation and deprivation for having questioned and disobeyed the people in charge. If not for the desperate act of the reluctant Cellar Institute owner Corbin Manning, and his right hand man Chase, Tylar’s life may have been forfeited months before.
Tylar Daislea is drawn to a man who makes the life and death decisions at Cellar Institute. Power and control, discipline and obedience, form the basis of the Institutes drive to succeed in an attempt to provide a service to the rich and well-connected but Corbin Manning keeps secret the truth about Tylar’s connections to the Cellar Institute, a connection that prevents Corbin from relinquishing total ownership and control.
ON FRACTURED GROUND is a well written, sweeping and detailed, dark, gritty, raw and bleak look at the lengths some people will go to in order to control and destroy the lives of the most vulnerable; a sick and twisted game in order to break the strong, and weed out the weak. The premise is blunt and heart breaking; the characters are broken, damaged, fragmented and torn.