Author Name: Courtney Lane
Title of Book: The Sordid Promise
Genre: Erotic Suspense/Psychological Thriller
Release Date: March 23, 2014
Page #: 309
Warning: Contains graphic language, frequent graphic sex, disturbing violence, and very dark themes.
When physical pain allows you to escape your reality; what do you do when the pain is no longer strong enough to quiet the emotional ache?
Diouana "Nikki" returned to her hometown six months ago to tend to her sick mother. She thought she'd left her "baggage" behind her on the opposite coast, only to find that it never left her side. As her self-destructive thoughts begin to consume her, her mother -- realizing Nikki's torment -- pushes Nikki to complete her last wishes.
Eric Brenton, Nikki's new neighbor, lives in a dark, chaotic world that is easily hidden behind his model good looks and cocky demeanor. Unapologetic about his dirtier intentions, he sets his sights on Nikki with an offer to help her. But his help comes with very unorthodox conditions and a huge price.
And Eric...comes with an extensive black box warning label.
My Review: 4 1/2 stars
Definitely read between the lines in the blurb before you read this book. This is not a book for light-hearted reading. There were a lot of things in this book that just made me have some serious WTF moments. Although the main characters do have attractions to each other, I believe it's the darkness within each other that calls out to the other. They match. I'm not going to say much else besides this: If you read this book, do not expect a typical Happy Ever After. This is a dark journey, and it was not an easy read for me. This book will mess with your head, and make you think about a lot of different things. Good writing for a dark book, the characters were interesting (and that's an understatement) and complex. I did see that there is a second book, I'm wondering just how dark that would be, and what happens next.
I’ve been creating my own little world since I was very young. When I was eight years old, I began to bring those worlds to life with pen and paper.
While I write across genres (I find it hard to stick to one genre), I do have an archetype when it comes to the female protagonist — they have to have certain type of strength, strong convictions, and layered personalities. There will often be a lot of darkness and depth to my stories, but I don’t see the point in writing vapid characters who are thrust into “safe” situations.
Writing Science Fiction/Fantasy is my first love. If there is one thing for sure, I'm a bit of a misfit when it comes to Romance. I prefer my romances dark. The elements that will be common in my stories are: depth, controversy, and misfit characters.
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