Collin is intrigued by the lovely Donnice
THE LOVE OF HER DEATH by Luna Carrol is a maze of dark and twisted excitement. I had many feeling about this book; I started out a little confused about the back story, but the further I read the more I understood. I felt a powerful tug on my heart when I learned about Donnice’s story and her feelings about herself. I loved the sexual tension between Donnice and Collin; it keeps you on the edge of your seat. The secondary characters are amazing with their different twisted ways to kill and the different time periods. Several times in the story when she meets someone new and Donnice is thinking of having a sexual experience I was saying, "No, don’t trust them.” Ms. Carrol has a wonderful way of developing the characters so that right away you can tell there is going to be some type of big trouble. When I thought I had this book and the characters figured out, I was tossed in a different direction. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat craving more. I would love to read more from this author, and I’m led to believe that there may be another book in this series.
AUTHOR: Luna Carrol
PUBLISHER: Tease Publishing LLC
GENRE: Erotic/Dark Fantasy
RATING: 4 Pixies
The undead are emerging in Steia’s UNDEAD REQUIEM. The whole state of
Steia’s short story will have you hiding behind a blanket. She keeps readers engaged with this scary, intense tale and had me looking behind my shoulder for sounds in the dark. There is a scene when the characters are sleeping and they wake up to a zombie looking at them in the window. The reading is very simple and is very easy to picture what is going on. You never find out what the main character’s name is, but within the story you find out that she is a strong woman who is tired and trying to figure out how to get away from this horrific situation with her daughter. Steia doesn’t add anything new to the zombie world, but it still gave me the jitters. The author seems to want us to feel exactly how the mother feels with providing as little to no information on the zombies. We know just as much as she does on how they came about, how they operate, and what the government is doing about them. The story is written like a journal, and then a fictional tale and doing so made it feel real and creepy. Steia put a good chunk of gory details in this tale, so I do not recommend for the squeamish. I do wish the story was longer so she could put in more details, but the tempo never let go and the story is easy to follow. The only huge problem I had with it is the end ties up a bit too neatly and it was anti-climatic. It could use a bit more suspense and a less abrupt ending. Not sure if this is a stand alone story or if the author actually will continue it.
AUTHOR: Adra Steia
PUBLISHER: Tease Publishing
RELEASE DATE: 2007
GENRE: Horror/Paranormal Elements
RATING: 3 Pixies