Plug and Drain

An addictive Teacher-Student Steamy Dark Paranormal Romance (Plug and Drain Duology Book 1)

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Pub Date 31 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 01 Apr 2024

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Description

◆ Vampires crave more than blood when they visit students’ beds. Refusing a vampire student is dangerous. But refusing the headmaster? Impossible. ◆

Plug and Drain is the spicy and gripping prequel to the Plug and Claim Duology, unveiling a tale of paranormal fantasy and dark romance with forbidden love, taboo spice scenes, and addictive fast-paced chapters to keep you turning the pages aching for more.

As night falls, Volmasque Academy transforms into a dark realm of forbidden desires, where wolf shifters like Susie are forced to succumb to the dark will of vampires. When the headmaster unexpectedly arrives to feed on a vulnerable female student, Susie has an overwhelming urge to shield her and finds herself standing at the crossroads of morality and survival. To protect another, can Susie muster the courage to invite the monster into her room—and into her bed?

Haunted by his dark past, Headmaster Arken seeks solace in drink to numb his pain, and trudges through the daily grind at the academy. Until a student captures his eye, breaking his monotony and offering a glimmer of hope for the future. Inspired by Susie's ambition to transform the academy for the better, Arken finds himself craving not only her blood, but her companionship as well. But to win her heart, he must contemplate the toughest challenge of all: transforming himself.

◆ TROPES ◆

• Book 1 of the Plug and Drain Duology (prequel to Plug and Claim Duology)

• Steamy with spice rating of 5/5

• M/F Dark Romance

• Teacher / Student

• Paranormal College Academy

• Age Gap (20F / 39M)

• New Adult (18+)

• Praise / Toys

• Dom / Sub

• Slow-burn romance

• Morally Grey MMC

• Strong FMC

Haven't ready Darcy's books before? Not sure where to start?

Plug and Drain is Book 1 of a Duology and is the perfect place to start. But you can also read the Plug and Claim Duology first which is completely and available on Kindle Unlimited.

Dear reader, please note:

This is Book 1 of a Duology

This book ends on a cliffhanger, with a satisfying happily ever after in the sequel, Plug and Arcane.

This story was written for an 18+ audience with the intent of providing escapism. However, it contains DARK themes and elements that may be triggering for some readers, including:

  • Age gap, BDSM, Dom/Sub, CNC, Dubcon
  • Noncon / SA (one explicit, vivid scene involving the FMC and another male character MMC)
  • Suicide ideation / Attempted suicide (flashback)
  • Loneliness, Trauma, Grief
  • Plugging, anal play, humiliation, degradation, praise, vampire feeding


◆ Vampires crave more than blood when they visit students’ beds. Refusing a vampire student is dangerous. But refusing the headmaster? Impossible. ◆

Plug and Drain is the spicy and gripping prequel...


Advance Praise

"""Somehow both darker and sweeter than Plug and Claim"""

"""Somehow both darker and sweeter than Plug and Claim"""


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Its the prequal to the amazing duology and I freaking love it so much.
If you are looking for a quick spicy read with plot this is for you. Some dark themes to check TW but i loved every minute of it. If you love dark academia this book is for you. Forbidden student-teacher taboo romance.
I cannot wait to dive into this duology after reading this.

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Plug and Drain is a steamy paranormal romance involving wolves and vampires. When Susie (a wolf) invites the headmaster at their school to feed from her to save another student, she has no idea what she is in for. This book is full of little plot twists and also illustrates the corruption of their world under the vampire king.

Arken is surprisingly sweet, but seemed very naive to everything that occurs at the school and how things are for the wolves, who are seen as being lesser than vampires. Battling his own inner demons and trying to avoid inciting wrath from the king, this book definitely shows how he has and is currently struggling to survive and make things right. Overall, I loved seeing how the relationship between Susie and Arken developed despite everything they are challenged with.

This book does end on a cliffhanger, so be prepared for that! The 2nd book is set to release sometime later this year.

Additionally I found out after reading this book that it is the prequel series to the duology Plug and Claim and Plug and Tame!

Thank you to NetGalley, BooksGoSocial, and Darcy Fayton for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review

3.5/5 ⭐️

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Plug and drain by Darcy Fayton.
Book 1 of Susie and Arken's story.
Vampires crave more than blood when they visit students’ beds. Refusing a vampire student is dangerous. But refusing the headmaster? Impossible.
A good read. I loved the cover. Slow to start of but it does get good. I did like Susie for how she was with Molly. I did like Molly too. Arken I wasn't sure about. He grew on me. I did like how Arken was with Susie. Very protective. I didn't like Henrikke or Nathaniel at all. Evil. I certainly didn't see that coming. Double twist there. Wow the ending. I can't wait for book 2. 5*.

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Talk about spice. The kind that you don’t put down, and read in one night. I love a good paranormal romance. The lovers, that shouldn’t be. But… in this realm it’s less taboo for me. There are some for sure triggers. That made me want to jump in and rip throats out. Susie and Arkin, the love is sweet and genuine… the passion is hot. I love Susie, and she’s not your typical main character….. she honest, dark, and brave. Arkin, is gentle in all the right places. I can’t wait to see what happens next .

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Drain and Plug promised an enticing blend of romance and vampiric intrigue, yet fell short of expectations. While the author skillfully crafted a brooding atmosphere, the plot lacked depth and originality. The characters, though initially intriguing, failed to develop beyond superficial stereotypes, leaving readers longing for more complexity. Ultimately, while not entirely devoid of entertainment, Drain and Plug fails to leave a lasting impression in the crowded realm of vampire literature.

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Another well written escapist fantasy from Darcy Fayton!
This story focuses on the forbidden romance between Arken- the vampire headmaster at Volmasque academy and Susie, a student. Susie is an anomaly- she should be a wolf shifter but instead she’s caught forever half way between a wolf and a human so she’s got a permanent tail and ears and short claws. She’s an outsider indeed. Having always been on the outside she’s quite sensitive and perceptive of other outsiders. She’s giving and kind and willing to put others needs before her own.
Arken- to start with is really just a burned out drunk who was awarded the headmaster position by the king as a pawn that can be controlled and reliable.
In a desperate need to feed, Arken finds Susie after she begs him not to take another student. She knows she shouldn’t enjoy this, but to her consternation, she finds herself attracted to this enigma of a vampire. And thus the story begins.
Fayton skillfully navigates the reader through the development of their unique dynamic while telling the tale of the situation at the Academy, and setting the stage for Kira’s arrival. There is a good balance of spice and plot, and I very much enjoyed the short references to Kira and her impending arrival.
This gets 4 stars because I so much dislike any story where Heinrick shows up for longer than a mention or two. While he’s necessary for the plot, I wish he was somehow less.

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WOW! I wasn't expecting all that had happened in this book! To start with this book had a hold over me! Between the character development and the plot of the story, I was engaged and did not want to put it down. I thought Darcy did a fantastic job with the details in the book and drawing your attention. I have read books similar to this and this one by far takes the cake!

Susie is a werewolf who isn't able to fully shift and cares about all around her. She wants to try and change the school because she does not agree with what is happening there. She would rather sacrifice herself than let anyone else go through what the teachers want the werewolves to do.
Arken is a vampire and headmaster who is arrogant, and self-absorbed. When he comes across Susie he is instantly star-struck. He wanted her to be his pet. Arken tries to play hard and act like she doesn't have a hold over her but she does. Throughout the book you see Arken change into someone who is caring, protective, and deep down has a lot of demons.
The storyline between the two of them becomes hot and heavy and quick! The way they both care about each other is sweet and draws you in! They have a love for each other that they weren't ready to deal with! As the book develops it's hard not to fall in love with them. Their connection was EVERYTHING!!!

Thank you, NetGalley, for letting me read this ARC! Thank you, Darcy Fayton, for writing a book that draws you in and keeps your attention throughout. I enjoyed this book, and can't wait to read other books from you!


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I liked this book. It is different from what I usually read. It is spicy and an enjoyable read and the ending left me wanting to read the next in the series. The author could have eased up on the rape scenes which were multiple in number. But I did like the book. Usually I don’t read too much erotica but it held my attention and was different. I will be reading the next book in the series. The cover though cracked me up.

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I was truly gripped by this story, it does end on a cliffhanger as it is part of a duology. I am looking forward to the continuation of Arken and Susie’s story. To me I would definitely call this a dark fantasy romance, there were a few parts that were just so hard for me to read. Please read the trigger warnings and be aware before going in. There is one chapter where you can chose to read a summary instead of the detailed chapter which I thought was awesome of the author to include but I ended up reading the chapter. Yes, there are awful things that happen in this book but I believe it’s all needed to tell Susie and Arken story. This is the world they live in, under the rule of an abhorrent and twisted king but even through the darkness love can develop.

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Thank you to Net Galley for this ARC!

Plug and Drain is a fantasy-romance with vampires and werewolves. Our FMC Susie is a werewolf who can't fully shift and is considered bottom tier in her species. Vampires rule over the werewolves and cause a slave dynamic. Susie is basically the "runt of the litter" type of character, but it doesn't stop her from standing up for what she believes in and defending her peers. She's kind, observant and puts others needs before her own.

Arken on the other hand, is everything but. He's arrogant, self-absorbed and undeserving of his Headmaster title. He basically stumbles upon Susie while trying to feed from another student and it picks up from there. Susie finds herself enamored with Arken and the dynamic turned out to be everything I wanted. Arken does have redeeming moments and I enjoyed the way he treated her as an equal and not a pet. We get to watch the relationship develop and I'm already excited for the second book!!

If you're looking for a vampire/werewolf romance mixed with some dark elements; this book is for you!

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Thank you NetGalley and author Darcy Fayton for the copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

"As night falls, Volmasque Academy transforms into a dark realm of forbidden desires, where wolf shifters like Susie are forced to succumb to the dark will of vampires. When the headmaster unexpectedly arrives to feed on a vulnerable female student, Susie has an overwhelming urge to shield her and finds herself standing at the crossroads of morality and survival. To protect another, can Susie muster the courage to invite the monster into her room—and into her bed?

Haunted by his dark past, Headmaster Arken seeks solace in drink to numb his pain, and trudges through the daily grind at the academy. Until a student captures his eye, breaking his monotony and offering a glimmer of hope for the future. Inspired by Susie's ambition to transform the academy for the better, Arken finds himself craving not only her blood, but her companionship as well. But to win her heart, he must contemplate the toughest challenge of transforming himself."

This is a fun and enjoyable read. I like the first one, and I like this one too. This is a very spicy book so please read at your own risk.

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Thanks to Netgalley for this arc. This is a really easy read and really spicy of course. This was a short book and the romance wasn’t too deep for me but I really liked this book from beginning to end. Suzie was a pretty normal character but Arkan was pretty swoony and straight forward. Lots of diverse characters but we don’t really get to learn about them at all which is a bummer but dang, the spice is hot in this and I enjoyed it.

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Volmasque Academy turns into a sinister world of illicit fantasies as night falls, forcing wolf shifters like Susie to give in to the sinister will of vampires. Susie finds herself at the precipice of survival and conscience when the headmaster shows up out of the blue intending to prey on a defenseless female student. Their relationship starts as Susies selfless chose herself to give in to the headmaster in order to protect Molly (who has questionable identity). Headmaster Arken, troubled by his disrupted history, drinks to dull his grief and endures the tough daily routine at the institution not until a pupil catches his attention, ending his boredom and providing a ray of hope for the future.


I underestimated this book. Typical Wana, i delved into this book not knowing what it is about 😃 I read 🌶 books but this book omfg. Why is Susie soooooo hny hahahaha I cannot leave my review seriously because this book really shocked me NOT in a negative way tho. Plug and Drain has a nice world building tho it circles into erotica more. Despite reading those, I loved Nathaniel and Arken's relationship on how they got both of their backs whatever happens. I wish we get go see each of the characters behavior more in the next book.


If you are sensitive on VERY dark romance, there is a chapter wherein you can read it LESS steamy. Plus points to the author for that! 🤓 This is a fast paced and gripping read. I can't wait to read the next book!!

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Good spice and liked the chemistry between them. Can't wait for book 2!

Tw: SA, CNC, blood, trauma

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This book was hot,hot,hot. From the beginning to the end I was drawn into the storyline and invested into the main character. I loved that the author didn't make us wait for the story to build to get to the hot scenes, they started right away. She did an amazing job of warning the reader right from the start that their would be triggers, and then went even farther to warn the reader at the start of a chapter that would have a difficult scene that some might want to skip. I really liked the book and will definitely be reading the next book she writes in the series.

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Thank you to Netgalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Plug & Drain is a dark, erotica paranormal romance, about a school with wolves and vampires. It's interesting to see the dynamic between the two, with wolves as lower down the hierarchy, being abused/used for blood etc.
I liked the protective nature of Susie, she's a strong main character - a wolf who tries to protect others by putting herself in the firing line. I also enjoyed getting to know Arken and seeing him start to care and realise the nature of things really happening in the school.
I really appreciated the authors content warnings at the beginning, and think everyone should check before reading. There is a SA scene but I like that the author has made it clear when that will be and summarises the scene for anyone who may find it triggering/not want to graphically read it.
P&D was left on a cliffhanger and I look forward to seeing the conclusion for Arken and Susie!

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Okay I went into this thinking it wasn’t going to be good and I was pleasantly surprised! I’ve been in quite the reading slump and I saw this arc and was like sure why not. Read it and was INSTANTLY hooked! It held my attention and I couldn’t put this book down. Short chapters. Spice very early on. Delicious spicy scenes 🤭

My one critique would be the constant talk of the SA. That just isn’t my vibe.

Tropes:
paranormal romance
age gap
Student x headmaster
Good girl
Praise

Please check trigger warnings! It is a dark romance

Overal rating: 3.75 maybe 4
Spice level: 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️

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Tropes:
- Age gap
- Forbidden romance
- Spicy
- Morally Grey MMC
- Strong FMC
- Slow burn
- Paranormal
- Dark Romance
- New Adult
- Teacher/Student

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I am very grateful to have received an eARC for this through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My overall summary is that I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it is an entertaining and spicy exploration of a relationship between a vampire Headmaster and a wolf-shifter student who is trying to advocate for equality between vampire and wolf-shifter students. Now, it is VERY important that readers take caution when considering this book and check any trigger warnings. This book is a dark romance including violence and detailed description of complex topics that not all readers may be comfortable with.

4/5 ⭐️ Great introduction Susie and Arkens story, the very ending cliff hanger caught me off guard a little, but I will definitely be reading the next book to find out how it is handled.

4.5/5 🌶️ Very spicy, multiple dark scenes, make sure to check trigger warnings as author has noted noncon is a major theme explored through the book.

The overall plot focusses on Susie who is a wolf-shifter student at Volmasque Academy looking to make a difference to make life better for all, but especially the weaker wolf-shifters who are consistently abused. After a series of incidents, she grabs the attention of the Headmaster Arken, who not only is intrigued by her attempts to propose reform for the school, but also the truths that she drops on him. Her boldness forces him to look inward on himself and his actions, as he considers how to move forward with his mistakes.

Plug and Drain was an interesting first book in the duology focused on Susie and Arken, which is considered a prequel to the Plug and Claim duology. I read Plug and Claim first, which is the first of the duology focused on Nathaniel and Kira. I think I would read them in the order I did, as I think Plug and Claim gave a slower introduction and more context for some of the behaviors of the academy students and teachers, and other academy quirks. Whereas in contrast the beginning of Plug and Drain is more intense and immediately immersed in the complex environment of the Academy.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, it expanded on Susie’s character who I loved since reading about how she cared for Kira in Plug and Claim. But gave surprising depth with Arken’s character, who took the time to review his actions and navigate the difficult position he is in. This is a very spicy book, that focusses on the exploration of Susie’s goal of bringing more equality and choice to the lives of wolf-shifters and Arken’s exploration about himself and his inaction. If you liked Plug and Claim I think you will like this duology as well. My personal opinion is to read this after Plug and Claim, however the Plug and Drain duology is considered a prequel, so the choice is yours. Finally, a last reminder that it is VERY important that readers take caution when considering this book and check any trigger warnings.

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What a fun steamy ride! For lovers of Zodiac Academy, Ali Hazelwood's BRIDE, and omegaverse paranormal romances, this one is for you!

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Actual Rating: 3.5/5

Susie is a wolf, but not just any wolf, a wolf that can't shift. In a school where vampires are superior and use wolves as feed, life is dangerous as a female wolf. Where sexual dominance is an actual class, teaching how a vampire can 'break' or 'train' a wolf to be submissive, Susie knows exactly what to expect when feeding night comes. When the headmaster decides to visit Susie's friend who was abused recently by a pack of wolves, Susie steps in and invites him over to feed from her instead - little did she know what path that was about to set her on.

Susie is a very brash and often stupidly brave, but she is surprisingly likable. I can't wait to see more from her and how she grows in the next book. Seeing the relationship evolve between Arken and Susie was nice, and I really enjoyed the pack friends as well. I am hoping for more from the Witches, as they are the most interesting to me right now as this was actually fairly rushed for a read that took place over months. I did also learn that there is another duology in the series, but as this is a prequel series, I will be leaving that for now. Plug and Drain is incredibly heavy on the spice, making up quite a large chunk of the book. There is also detailed on page SA, so if this is concerning for you - you might want to give this one a miss.

Thank you to NetGalley, BooksGoSocial and Darcy Fayton for an advanced copy for review. Plug and Drain is available now.

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I have read from this author before so I knew I liked their style. This one had an interesting plot and I am curious to read further!

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This is just amazing. I could not put it down. The play on the taboo - the spice - it gives you everything you need and so much more. Yes check for trigger warnings but my goodness if you can look past them it is good.

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dark romance/fantasy,and very spicy , so if you love your romance books to have lots of spice init , as well as dark romance then this might just be up your alley.

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