ISBN# 978-0-9789986-0-8/ 0-9789986-0-X
September 16, 2006
Mardi Gras Publishing
Rating: 2 Cups
Tayla Nix is a young woman grieving for her grandmother who has just died, tormented by nightmares of her being burned at the stake for witchcraft. Unable to sleep, she delves into the trunk she found in storage, all the while wondering why her grandmother never told her about it. While perusing its contents, she finds a hidden part of the trunk with a beautiful ankle bracelet inside. Pleased, she puts it on, and a short time later wakes up naked in the middle of a nightmare.
The male character of this story, referred to only as “Master”, is a nasty fellow whose purpose it seems is to torment Tayla, allowing others to do so as well while he goes about teaching her to be his sex slave.
When “Master” finally gets around to explaining what Tayla is doing there, she discovers she comes from a family of witches, and that the bracelet has been in her family, passed from mother to daughter, for generations. He also reveals she is the first one to put the bracelet on.
While I enjoyed the general storytelling tone of this book, I felt there were too many questions left unanswered. For example, if none of Tayla’s ancestors had ever worn the bracelet, how did the bracelet come into their keeping? And while I can accept that bad things happen to good people, just giving the hint in the story that this was happening to Tayla because she came from a family of witches, and the implication that this is somehow bad, just did not cut it for me. The sex described in the story is mediocre at best and did not hold my attention. In addition, this story is not for the faint of heart; it is more horrific than erotic.
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