As of 16th January 2021 Wanted for Pleasure, Trained for Sin has been added to the other erotic masses of Smashwords to see how I go with sales on a non-Amazon only model. It’s also been added to Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo adult and Scribd as part of signing up for Smashwords.
You can pick up a copy in .mobi or .epub version from Smashwords for USD$0.99.
If you’ve had some experience on Smashwords I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
Synopsis: Nik Adersol harbors a dark belief after the death of his first wife, Lira. Having loved him from afar for years, Sirene Dulantz is thrilled when contracted to become his new bride.But Nik’s not at all pleased to be presented with her, and Sirene wonders if she’s up to the task of healing the wounds Lira left behind. (An erotic novellete)
Bookish Things: 26 pages. The cover is pretty basic.
The first of G.L Drummond’s (A.K.A Gayla Drummond) stories I’ve read, this was merely a teaser.
The story is light, the characterisations not much heavier, but the writing was pretty solid and as such the story read easily.
This could easily be fleshed out and given much more depth of character. Doing so would allow the reader to care about Sirene and Nik.
What didn’t sit so well with me was the language used during the sex scene with Sirene. Now don’t get me wrong, I have no issues with the c-bomb being used in erotica, but it didn’t fit the tone of the scene and really threw the whole thing off. Everything else about the scene was gentle and tender but throwing in the c-bomb says the complete opposite. Talk about a cold shower!
I noticed one typo: 71% – Sirene had vaguely becpme (become) aware that she…
Synopsis: When a stranger enters a family’s midst and insists on discovering all of their darkest secrets, the family begins a slow and painful descent into decay and madness. By the author of Wilful Blue.
Bookish Things: 144 pages. The cover is a bit obscure, but I do like it. It’s not the most eye catching cover though.
Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $9.99 and paperback for $14.63.
This was a gritty and brutal look into a damaged family. Both mentally and physically damaged, the Willow’s are at the same time inexplicably close and immensely lonely beings. The glimpse into their lives is tragic and taboo, covering a raft of events that all lead to a horrific conclusion.
I shudder to think that there are families like this out there, but know, sadly, that there are.
This book, which is deliciously written, will leave you feeling dirty for having read its pages. I am thankful in one breath that it only has just over 100 pages, but at the same time wishing for many more chapters of the artistry of Hartnett’s words.
Absolutely not a HEA (Happily Ever After), and very little in the way of happy moments explored within the pages, I wouldn’t read this one if you’re having a bad day or week. But if you’re in the mood for deliciously devious and stunning writing, then pick up this book and give it a try.
This is marked as YA, but I would be hesitant to give it to a young person. The themes and topics covered are quite adult in nature even though they’re not explicitly discussed or described. Definitely one for the adults to read first to gauge if appropriate for your young person.