Blog Tour: Review: Until Death Do Us Part by James Fuller **GIVEAWAY** + Excerpt
Ominous and very intriguing.
What was supposed to be a lustful night of passion and sinful, sexual thrill turned bloody in a way he could never have imagined, revealing a predator that plagued the night and feasted on the living...
Fuelled by the bleakest of hope and the haunting images of the past, Conner cleaves a path of retribution through the midnight world of vampires; dangling his morals and life in the balance to retain what little he has left of his former self, praying each step will bring him closer to finding ‘her’ and the one that took everything from him...
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was first drawn to the title; a feel for the dark side and a bit mysterious.
The story was well written, albiet extremely different, considering the POV is from the male protagonist, which is somewhat uncommon for me, although not new. Also, reading a book by a male author has its attributes that just cannot compare to a book written by a female author. However, even compared to other male authors, this writing style is truly one of a kind. The setting is very well thought out, reading any of the scenarios that played out in the story was extremely unique, and deviant, but enticing all the same.
The Paranormal aspect of the story, for some reason, came as a shock to me. It reminded me of Michelle Read's Vampire Academy series. Hello, because of the paranormal creature likeness, but in no way does it resemble it.
The sex scenes were very naughty, for lack of a better word. I guess I could use deviant, again. Reading the parts had me play metalcore music in the background to fully grasp what was going and to get really sucked in. Again, compared to sex scenes, that I've come across, written by female authors were more romantic, in a sense. No matter how hardcore the scene was, that romantic spark always should up at some point.
The characters' personas were not quite thorough, but added more flare to the way the story began with some mystique vibe and how eventful the plot became as everything unfolded. I suggest going in blind, but doing so would depend on the reader's avidity in discovering things on their own accord.
In the end, I felt it was satisfactory, but with these kinds of stories, I always want more.
Overall, I felt this read was fairly quick to get through and really enjoyable, definitely a reccommendation to mention.
Conner sat in a dimly lit corner of the small, run-down hotel room, the old and faded, seventies floral-papered walls casting shadows across his rugged, unshaven features. He inhaled deeply from his cigarette and for a moment, the sensation of warm, flavored smoke rolling down into his lungs was all he cared about - all else ceased to be for that briefest instant of time. He wished that moment could last forever, but it wouldn’t. He placed the cigarette in the grimy, glass ashtray on the cheap, scratched up pinewood table beside him and exhaled two streams of thick smoke from his nostrils.
The wooden chair made a creaking noise, as his weight shifted back and he pulled a worn photograph from his coat pocket. He stared down at it for a long time, lost in a better place. His fingers slowly ran over the creases and torn edges that had marred it. It was the last good picture he had left and he knew he should have it framed and keep it safe from the damage it would be forced to endure on his person, but he couldn’t - he needed it close to him.
He returned the picture and glanced over at the two naked women in bed - their slender, tanned bodies still sleek with the sweat of lovemaking. He chided himself with a shake of his head – no, he would not try and fool himself, what they had done had not been ‘lovemaking’ - it had been sex, plain and simple. An act of lustful desires with a hidden purpose on both sides, yet he would not deny the pleasure he had taken from it.
He closed his eyes, taking another drag off his cigarette as flashes of their eager, firm bodies against his ran rampant through his mind; their exploring hands caressing not only the hardness of his body but the voluptuous curves of each other’s, willing to discover all the pleasures that could be had. He could still feel their hungry mouths upon him; silken lips tasting every forbidden place and trying to find more.
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About the Author:
I am a 31 year old male, born in Canada BC, husband and father, and have been writing since I was about 14. But only seriously for the last 4 years. I write fantasy, dark fiction, horror, dark erotica and paranormal erotica. I pride myself on creating detailed visual worlds and plots that aren't of the norm that will draw a reader in and leaving it impossible for them to know what happens next until it does.
I create characters that are real, that have faults and flaws and make mistakes. I also pride myself on creating real ending not fairy tale ending.
(I suck at bio's about myself)