Author Guest Post
The Making of a Monster
I started writing a book about a young woman who was in a dangerous place, both emotionally and literally. Whatever you called her—girlfriend, mistress, or whore—she basically belonged to a cruel man. He was the leader of a criminal organization. His name was Carlos.
Trust in Me was the story of her bid for freedom, during which she found love with an undercover FBI agent. There were several things required for her to achieve an HEA, including her own determination, the love of a good man, and something that was hard for me as an author…she needed to leave Carlos.
It should have been easy. He’s a bad guy. A very bad guy. Maybe in another type of book, he might have been killed off and everyone could have been happy without him.
Except that isn’t the kind of book I write.
In my Dark Erotica series, that kind of man is prime anti-hero material. He’s powerful, he’s uncompromising, and he’s just waiting to be taken down a notch by the right heroine. So I put a note in the back of that book, last year, promising to write Carlos’s story. I really didn’t know if anyone would read it. Did I mention how bad Carlos is? So yeah….
But the response was really interesting. Quite a lot of readers wrote in to let me know they were looking forward to reading it, because they wanted to see how I would redeem him. Uh… what? I hadn’t really planned on redeeming him! He’s irredeemable, I think. It took me awhile to get my head around that, honestly, and decide where I wanted to go with it.
Is Carlos an evil guy, through and through, exactly as he appears in Trust in Me? Or there some dark secrets that only the right heroine could figure out? And if so, could these secrets actually redeem him?
I had to make that decision for myself, but one of the things I love about writing in this genre, about writing anti-heroes in general, is that each reader gets to make that decision for herself too. I hope you’ll consider finding out for yourself! If you do I’d love to hear from you on twitter or facebook.
About The Author
"Dark, disturbing, haunting, and beautiful, Skye Warren will take you into the depths of depravity but bring you home, safe in the end." - Kitty Thomas, author of Comfort Food
Don't Let Go by Skye Warren
Book 4: Dark Erotica Series
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: November 12, 2013
Format: e-Book - 189 pages / Kindle - 408 KB / Nook - 281 KB
Genre: Dark Erotica
BUY THE BOOK: Don't Let Go
BUY THE SERIES: Dark Erotica
Book 1: Keep Me Safe
Book 2: Trust In Me
Book 3: Hear Me
Book 4: Don't Let Go
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Book Promotions by Literary Nook.
Together they hunt for the FBI’s most wanted man. A criminal. A psychopath. But when they get close, Samantha may end up prey instead. She must face her dark past to stay alive—and to protect the man she loves.
My Book Review:
In Don't Let Go, the fourth book in the Dark Erotica series, author Skye Warren weaves a tantalizing and twisted dark tale that easily captivates the reader's attention.
Samantha Holmes is a junior FBI agent who is partnered with the renowned agent Ian Hennessy, they are assigned with the task of taking down one of the FBI's most wanted, the notorious mafia king pin and drug lord Carlos Laguardia. As Samantha and Ian embark on a dangerous journey to track down the elusively evil Carlos, their professional relationship grows into something more when their sexual attraction for each other leads to undeniable desire. When a carefully planned drug bust goes wrong, Samantha becomes Carlos' prey when he kidnaps her. During her captivity Samantha discovers dark hidden things about herself, and facing her past will ultimately change her forever.
Don't Let Go is a riveting dark erotic story that takes the reader on one hell of a thrilling and emotional roller coaster ride. Author Sky Warren weaves a complex, deep, and haunting tale that has a raw and gritty mixture of violence and moving tenderness. This wickedly gripping story takes the reader to the darkside and beyond with its suspenseful and unexpected twists and turns, and it doesn't release them from its clutches until the surprising end.
You can't help but get drawn into the intriguing intensity of Samantha, Ian and Carlos' story. From the violence to the dark romance, they are a complex set of characters, and their disturbing and twisted story will leave you emotionally spent. I loved the pace and suspense of the story, it flowed seamlessly and kept me engaged as the drama unfolded, any book that can do that is simply amazing.
While Don't Let Go can be a stand alone read, I would suggest that you read the Dark Erotica series in sequential order so that you can fully appreciate this breathtaking series.
RATING: 4 STARS ****
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