Now I have another problem… I’ve finished reading it and there’s no book 7 yet!
Blood Moon Rising… Eric… Jasmine…
Jasmine and the team; except Twitch; are all on a case in Budapest. The team are investigating the death of Mark’s friend, to do this they’re in a house/museum full of artefacts; some are magical some aren’t. And there’s ghosts, the house/museum is full of them!
Jasmine’s powers as a sensitive have grown and developed and she is only too aware of these ghosts and entities. When Eric makes a sudden appearance, she realises she’s got more to deal with the originally thought as Eric stirs thoughts and feelings that she’s been trying to bury and get over since Prague.
Eric has finally decided to try and make amends for how he behaved in Prague, he knows it won’t be easy, but he knows he has to try. So, he heads to Budapest to find Jasmine. What he finds is not what he once knew, Jasmine has changed, she stronger, more confident and not going to be easy to win over. Eric likes what he sees though!
Blood Moon Rising is a highly addictive read, it will capture your attention and heart from the very beginning and hold it until the very end. I love the addition of the ghosts and the control of the blood moon over the supernatural in this book, they fit the characters and story incredibly well.
C. Marta’s writing style is effortless once more, her words have a natural flow. The emotion and love that C. Marta gives her words comes through as some seriously strong feelings and emotions in both her characters and the overall story.
This book was all I was hoping for and more, my only problem is that I read it so quickly and now have nothing left…
I love reading horror books and it’s been a long time since I read something that actually gave me the creeps, this book did!
This is the first of this author’s work that I’ve read, and I’ll certainly be reading more of his work in the future.
The Twelve follows John Rydell through part of his life. John loses his wife whilst he was on a business trip, his wife’s death is the starting point for a series of gruesome deaths. John slowly begins to connect the dots himself and realises that these deaths are all linked to him and some old university friends.
The Twelve uses flashbacks to give the details needed for you understand what the twelve was. These flashbacks work well and give depth to the overall story, they also give important details that help with understanding the overall plot.
D E McCluskey has done a great job setting this story up and delivering it to his readers. The images that D E McCluskey’s words create are creepy and eerie, whilst being detailed and engrossing. At the beginning there is very little given away but it’s enough to make you curious. I was intrigued to know who or what was going to happen, I wanted to know what else was in store for John and for me as a reader.
D E McCluskey’s writing style is informative, graphic, and compelling, it pulls you in and makes you want to stay, makes you feel as though you need to keep reading.
Most of the time that I spent reading this was in my room on the third floor of my house in the dark or near dark stop. I found myself on more than one occasion pausing and looking over my shoulder! Or listening to see if I had heard a noise from elsewhere in the house!
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the 12 and I look forward to discovering more of this author’s works.
I think that anyone who loves horror would find this book a great read, but I also think that fans of thrillers might find this book thoroughly enjoyable too.
✫.•° Author Bio °•.✫
I began writing in 2011, mainly for my own enjoyment. I began by making up funny, rhyming stories, with a horror-based theme running through them. I wrote them mostly for my daughter who was only four years of age at the time.
These rhymes where popular with my friends and family and someone mentioned that I should get them down in a book. That’s when the idea for a comic sprung into mind.
I scoured the internet and met a fantastic illustrator. I then commissioned him to illustrate this comic and Interesting Tymes was created. This is an anthology of short horror stories, all written in rhyme, but suitable for children to read too.
This was so popular with friends and family and further afield, that I decided to make another. Interesting Tymes X 2 continued where the first one left off, with Edward D’Ammage introducing another six horror tales.
From then I got the bug. I began to expand my series of rhyming tales, taking the original themes, and making them into longer stories. Using a different illustrator, I wrote, commissioned, and produced my first, short, horror comic. Wooden Heart.
I then began to write a zombie serial called The Few, we are currently on # 3 of what will be seven. #4 is currently in production.
I then embarked on a more ambitious project. My first graphic novel. Doppelganger is over 100 pages long and is a dark psychological tale of a man descending into madness.
Next up came DeathDay presents. This is a 4-part comedy tale about three demons in Hell who forget about Satan’s DeathDay. It has a 15 rating as the imagery in the back is rather graphic and gory, while the interactions between the demons is comedic and light.
Then I wrote and produced another full graphic novel. This one is called Olf. This is a children’s tale about Fr Christmas and his reindeer. I wrote this as I wanted to balance my brain between the darkness of Doppelganger my desire to wrote something that my daughter could read.
With a love of sci-fi and the old-style Flash Gordon type cliff-hangers, I wrote a series of tales about an adventurer called Mace Masoch, and his sidekick Miss Ninetails. The style of this comic was adult orientated, with buxom women and muscular men. #2 is currently in production.
After Mace, I went back to the list of my old rhyming tails and selected a longer, rhyming tale to produce in the same style as Interesting Tymes. This was to be a vehicle for my leading character Edward D’Ammage to run with his own titles. Edward D’Ammage Presents: The Wedding is in the same vein as Interesting Tymes although it has a different illustrator.
After this I did a collaboration with leading ‘extreme horror’ author Matt Shaw to serialise his best-selling novel, Sick B*stards, into a graphic novel. This has been a successful venture up to now, even though only #1 is available yet. #2 is currently in production.
I produced a short zombie inspired short horror comic, working with the illustrator I used for Wooden Heart, and produced Three Days in the City. This is a zombie-esque tale set in Liverpool. It’s a one-shot story and sells really well in conventions, mainly due to the location.
Bringing back my love of Christmas and my love of old comics like The Beano, I partnered up with a fantastic artist called Joe Matthews, and we produced one of my proudest pieces of work. We undertook the mammoth job of re-writing Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, completely in rhyme. Joe did the artwork in his fantastic Beano-esque style. This has been my best seller to date.
In all the time writing, I had also written several short horror stories. I took the decision to bring these together into another anthology, and teaming up again with the illustrator for Doppelganger, I produced Short Sharp Shocks. Six short horror/thriller tales all introduced by a skeletal game show host.
My next project is still in production. It’s a graphic novel about a female super-villain with a good side to her. Its called DreamCatcher. Originally, I was going to produce this as three parts, but decided that I would wait until all three parts are complete before bringing it out as a full graphic novel. Parts 1 & 2 are complete, while 3 is just about to be commissioned.
Writing graphic novels, I found long and laborious to do. I have no talent for drawing, but I do see the panels in my head and am very good at articulating them to the illustrators. But, I found myself increasingly at the mercy to how fast the artist work. I am a fast writer, and I wanted the artists to work as fast as I did. It was also proving costly, as good artists do not come cheap. I was working with a good illustrator friend on a graphic novel I had written called Thirteen. She had produced ten pages of top-notch work for me, but she was worried about the length of time it was taking her to complete the pages. She loved the story she was working on, so she convinced me to turn it into a full-length novel. She told me that the scope of the graphic novel would probably bankrupt me anyway. So, I converted the comic script and produced my first full novel. I changed the name of it to The Twelve and it is currently selling well on Amazon, and from me via my Facebook page.
Stirred on by the success of The Twelve, I teamed up with a local musical historian who I used to work with back in the days of playing in bands around Liverpool. We came up with a concept about a historical tale about the old Liverpool music scene. He did a load of research into the swing music scene in Liverpool after the war, and my second novel came to life. In The mood… For Murder was released, to excellent reviews. Bit things are in the pipeline for this book, least of all, a sequel is in the works.
Next up came my third novel, CRACK. This is a brutal story about one mans descent into addiction after a road traffic accident that wasn’t his fault. This is a specialised tale and is not always everyone’s cup of tea. Although it is selling well, the reviews, although good, are slow in coming.
Next up I am hoping to release Z: A Love Story by Christmas (or shortly after). A zombie tale inspired by one of my rhyming stories in Interesting Tymes X 2. Then I have written and am currently editing a sci-fi Jack the Ripper inspired tale entitled Timeripper. I have also written and am also editing a trilogy of books; Glimmer Trilogy. This is three books set in a fictional land, with magic and swords. I have written this for the YA genre. Lastly, I have re-written my Olf graphic novel into a children’s novel, I am currently getting illustrations completed for this, with a look to release it for Christmas 2019. This will be the first in a series of 5 novels, all set in the same land.
In my spare time, I work as a computer engineer, I am a full-time father to my daughter Grace (who will be bringing out her own children’s book in 2019, entitled The Hangry Hamster), I also do stand-up comedy around the north-west of England.
Title: Deviant Attraction A Dark and Dirty Collection
Author: Jennifer Bene
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2018
Sometimes you can’t fight attraction.
No matter how deviant it may be.In this naughty collection everyone has their deviant desires, secret
fantasies, and wicked attractions that tempt them into the unknown. Whether
it’s a private party where a good girl gets the chance to bring her dark side
out to play, or a high school reunion where a second chance at the love of her
life gets even better when his best friend wants to play too — ‘The Invitation’
and ‘Reunited’ will give you all the kinky menage romance you can handle!
And if you’re feeling extra naughty, the twisted novella ‘The Rite’ brings
together danger, dark lust, and a magical HEA to take you through the darkness
and into the bright light of love.
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bene brings all three of her
hot, deviant, and oh so dirty novellas together — available in print for the
Includes all three novellas and their accompanying short stories: ‘The
Invitation’ with short story ‘Ben’s Day’, ‘Reunited’ with extended ending ‘A
Night Off’, and ‘The Rite’ with extended ending ‘Magic is a B*tch’!
Bene is a USA Today bestselling
author of dangerously sexy and deviously dark romance. From BDSM, to Suspense,
Dark Romance, and Thrillers — she writes it all. Always delivering a twisty,
spine-tingling journey with the promise of a happily-ever-after.
Being supernatural doesn’t make you invincible and it certainly doesn’t make you immune to emotional baggage.
On their annual three-month vacation from Hell, Commanders of Hell Azazel and Balthazar end up in a quiet village in the English countryside. The bickering siblings put themselves at odds when Balthazar decides he wants to end their demonic curse and become human by finding his demi-soul—the one who completes him. With their ancient history coming between them again, the two brothers cross paths with Kyla Marshall—a woman whose own past is steeped with horror.
Kyla finds something deep inside her resonating with the unstable duo. When her own festering rage and fury creeps to the surface, she finds herself on a one-way street to bloody revenge. Along the way, she discovers she has her own standing in the supernatural world, and such talents only make her thirst for justice greater.
By the time Azazel and Balthazar realise what’s going on, it’s too late and Kyla’s hands are already dirty. However, an unexpected enemy has been watching from the side-lines and is ready to take full advantage of Kyla’s uncontrollable power.
Can Lucifer’s best stop fighting with each other long enough to save the girl?
This is the first of CJ Laurence’s work that I’ve read. Until she was announced as a signing author at the #DarkerSideOfFiction2018 signing I had never actually heard of her. So, when I was offered the chance to read this for her I said yes.
The cover both appealed to me and intrigued me. The blurb also peaked my interest and made me decide to give it to read.
I like how CJ has put a short section entitled Reader Information, explaining the POV and use of the word magick not magic. It clarifies points which could cause some people issues.
Unleashing demons introduces us to Kyla; she’s the lead female. She’s feisty and has had a pretty rough past. I cannot imagine how she even begun to deal with what’s happened to her.
After an unfortunate accident involving a cigarette we meet Tom and Ben Worthington; or should I say Balthazar and Azazel. These two are Lucifer’s most trusted demons, they are here on their 12-week vacation, looking for women and/or trouble.
I found the characters to be incredibly engaging. They interact well together and grow as the plot unfolds. The more I read the more I begun to understand the feelings and thoughts of Kyla. She deals with a lot, I don’t think that a lesser character would have been able to deal with everything that is suddenly being thrown at her.
The overall story isn’t one of love, it’s one of revenge and in some ways self-discovery too.
This isn’t a book for the faint-hearted It has its share of violence and bloodshed. It’s also jam-packed with demons, witches, werewolves and even Lucifer himself makes an appearance.
CJ Laurence’s writing style has a natural feeling pace. The start is a little slow before building up as the action and events unravel before our very eyes!
I’m pleasantly surprised with what I have found within this book. I’m intrigued to know if we will see any more from Kyla in the future.
I’m now looking forward to reading more of CJ Laurence’s work!
If you love a darker, supernatural story and don’t mind some violence and bloodshed then I’d say give this story a chance.
✫.•° About The Author °•.✫
I’d love to say that writing has always been in my blood and I owe my strange imagination to a relative I barely knew, but as far as I know, I’m a one of a kind from my family (in more ways than one!!)
So what do I love to write about? Well, whatever takes my fancy to be quite honest. I’m not one to write for the market – I write for myself, what comes from the voices, sorry – muses, in my head, and what I think are unique twists in this repetitive world.
As a result, you can find me scattered across genres from steamy romance to dark fantasy and horror. My only hesitance at the moment is sci-fi but I’m sure I’ll tackle it some day!
Conspiracy theories, the supernatural, and the darker side of human nature fascinate me. I adore mythology and ancient history too, and also (only when I’m feeling intellectual) tend to dip my toes into quantum physics to better understand theories of the supposed impossible.
I am a thirty-something mother to an eleven year old boy, 3 cats, 20 fish, and 4 snakes.
This is a picture of moi with my long suffering partner, Steve. We’ve been together since 2009, so have weathered some storms but he’s always there to keep me grounded which is something I very much need!
I’ve been really naughty! I read that book when it first came out and I’m only now writing my review and its July!!
This book was an incredible read, it dark, twisted, emotional and erotic. The Devil You Know pushes the boundaries of your imagination, it reveals all the hidden corners in your mind, the places where your dark desires hide.
This story has created a world and characters that suck you in and keep you there. It also leaves you wanting; no needing; more. I reached the end, but I still didn’t feel ready to leave these characters behind.
This book has been written extremely well. Claire’s characters are so full of emotion and personality, each character shows that they are multi-layered and displays the many different traits depending on the situation they face.
These characters have definitely worked their way under my skin and they will continue to have a place in my heart long after the story ends!
✫.•° The Devil’s Plaything; Ceasefire Book #2 °•.✫
✫.•° Blurb °•.✫
Lust, sex, lies.
I fell in love.
l bled and broke for him.
I foolishly played his game and woke to find he’s not done with me yet.
He’s dead set on stripping everything I am bare.
I’m nothing but his plaything and he’s pulling my strings.
But things are going to be different.
I’m more than an assassin, a monster with a pretty face. I’m his undoing.
I will rise. Seek my revenge. Outwit his deviant schemes.
This time…I plan to win.
*This is a dark erotic paranormal romance and contains certain triggers some readers may not enjoy. Due to scenes of an adult nature, this book is for 18+ ONLY.*
The beginning of this book almost made me think I was reading something else, it’s not what I was expecting! It does make sense though just keep reading! It’s just another one of Claire’s unexpected plot twists, but it fits, it fits so well!
The Devil’s Plaything draws you straight back into the Intricate paranormal world created by Claire. I had no idea where this book would take me and these characters. The characters have continued to grow and evolve, they showed just how much as they continue to face what Claire throws at them.
Claire’s writing style flows almost effortlessly, she has an incredible talent for writing paranormal with some seriously mind-blowing twists and turns. This book has things that I could never have anticipated happening! Her characters continue to get under my skin and I even found myself liking some of the bad guys; I mean who could resist Lucifer??
I have loved this book; well 2 books; so much. These characters are amazing, Claire is so talented as a writer!
Even though this book is paranormal romance/erotica, I would highly recommend it to anyone, even if erotica isn’t your thing, you might be surprised by this series.
I’m still not sure I’m ready to say goodbye to the characters yet, Claire please write more Mavi and Lucifer.
This book is so different to the work I’ve read of Laura’s before.
This book is dark and twisted, it’s thrilling and will keep you captive and hooked from the very start until the bitter end.
Piper and Tommy me on set whilst filming. Tommy is fully immersed in his role and Piper doesn’t know if she has met the real Tommy or the character he’s playing.
Tommy is an incredibly messed up guy, he has many layers to his character and not all of them are nice. I think that we are only seeing the very tip of this guy’s character. Piper is strong and confident, she knows what she wants, and she isn’t afraid of hard work to get there. She also shows some of her weaknesses which is a sign of her humanity. Piper has no idea just what she unleashes within Tommy.
This story is so captivating, it draws you in with every page, the more I read the more I wanted to read. This was not what I was expecting Tommy’s Girl is twisted, dark and somewhat psychotic.
The story is incredibly well-written, and it flows almost seamlessly from scene to scene and character to character.
Laura’s writing style helps you to understand the events and you start to feel as though you have begun to work out what’s going to happen next, but then she throws in a curveball that knocks you right off that path and makes you start guessing all over again!
This book was so much better than I had first anticipated and I’m so glad I got to read it I’m also incredibly glad that I have Part Two already, and I can begin reading it straight away!!
✫.•° Tommy’s Girl Part 2 °•.✫
✫.•° Blurb °•.✫
The voices in my head won’t stop telling me what to do.
She’s been a bad girl and needs to be punished…
Maybe It’s time I stopped trying to fight them?
Please note – This book is a thrilling crime story and is not suitable for those under 18 years old. There are numerous severe triggers and dark scenes.
This book picks up with Piper 3 months on. She’s happy, she is filming on location and seeing her new boyfriend, all in all, Piper appears to have put her experience with Tommy behind her. Tommy, on the other hand, has taken a whole new path in life. He’s not happy that Piper is no longer his girl and he wants her back!
I’m going to have to keep this review fairly short so that I don’t end up posting a spoiler by mistake.
Tommy is darker and more twisted this time if that’s possible! Piper is stronger and more determined, and jeez, does she need that strength. That’s as much of the storyline that I’m willing to discuss.
On to Laura’s writing and Style…
I’ve read a few of Laura’s books and both Tommy’s Girl Parts 1 and 2 are like nothing else of hers. I never realised just how twisted and warped she could be! This is so much darker than her other books but it is also extremely well written.
Her words flow over and around you so easily. I was sucked into Tommy and Piper’s world and held captive right alongside them. I could feel and experience their thoughts and emotions as if they were my own. I loved how I felt like I was a part of the story, a part of their story.
This book was one heck of a sequel and I was hooked from the beginning. I wasn’t prepared for just how good it was going to be!
If you want a dark twisted and harrowing tale of obsession and love, then Tommy’s Girl Part 2 is for you.
YOU MUST READ TOMMY’S GIRL PART 1 FIRST!!!
Well done Laura, an amazingly dark and twisted tales that I have adored from the very first word to the very last!!
✫.•° About Laura °•.✫
Laura is a self-confessed computer and gadget geek. She’s always had a wild imagination and a sense of creativity that often runs away with her, engrossing her for days in many a story that haunts her thoughts until it eventually makes it to the page. An avid rock music fan, she spends much of her free time listening to music at home or going to concerts with friends, and this love of music often makes its way into her creative writing. Laura loves edgy, gritty books that strip your heart and soul bare, and leave you with an epic book hangover at the end. That’s what she’s aimed to do with her novels, and her readers agree! At times they’re dark and controversial, but that’s also what makes them unique. You can find out more at her website: http://www.lauramorgan.co