Collection: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retelling Release Date: May 5, 2020 The mafia never lets you go. I thought I was safe, free, but I never expected to find myself locked in a cage. I’m in his territory. His prison. A fate worse than death awaits me if I can’t get away, so when the opportunity of salvation presents itself I grab it, even if I’m unsure if I can trust the hand I’m holding. The only way out is through, exposing secrets and spilling blood. Things aren’t how they appear. Nobody is what they seem.
Abducted by K.I. Lynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a modern-day mafia loose retelling of that old classic beauty and the beast. We have a La Bestia and a Belle, a rose and even a library but that’s where the similarity’s end with this one. So Belle real name Ari is on the run from her past and working as a stripper to make ends meet. Enter Domenico who along with his men run her off the road and snatch her from the streets. Here she is kept captive in a cage with no idea of her eventual fate. So there were things contained here that were not easy reading especially in regards to the initial onset of Dom and Ari’s connection. What I soon realised though was there were thing’s that were not always what they seemed and despite evidence to the contrary Dom was trying to shield Ari from a far worse fate in the only way he could and as this progressed he only got more possessive and protective as did she of him. And at one point here I was literally expecting them to both go down in a blaze of glory so deep were they in. There were also many secrets from both sides here just waiting to be unveiled. Pace-wise this was ramped and non-stop action throughout. I also really appreciated the finale and the way Ari got her final vengeance for herself and her mother it just felt so fitting and appropriate. I enjoyed this one a lot just do be aware that there are some scenes that are initially a little dub-consent and if that bothers you do avoid. This one gets a definite thumbs up from me.
I voluntary reviewed a copy of Abducted.
Somewhere in Chicago…
The chains chafed my wrists, making me wish I were still in my cage. Though it lacked privacy, the cage at least had a bed, and in there I wasn’t restrained with my arms above my head. But I was in Domenico’s domain. The small bedroom-like area was created from a previous office. There was a lamp and a mattress with a blanket, but those were the only creature comforts. The rest of the room retained both the look and smell of the rest of the decaying structure.
With no way to tell time, I wasn’t sure how long I’d been there. All I knew was that I was tired. Being held against my will caused spikes in my adrenaline, and the subsequent crashes left me drained. The small panic attacks had lessened over the past few weeks, but there was an undercurrent of strife, and I feared what would happen if things got out of control.
I stared at the bed, wishing I were on it. All that did was cause the memories of him inside me to come slamming down. The absolute owning of my body by him and him alone. The way he made me come undone.
Feelings that I shouldn’t have with his touch, but I did.
Feelings I drowned in as he consumed me.
I am Domenico’s…for now.
And that was the thought that always sent questions spiraling out of control and a spike of fear to run through me.
I was a caged bird. A pet awaiting a sentence bound to be more grim than any fairy-tale horror.
K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology, Amazon Bestseller Becoming Mrs. Lockwood, and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.
Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard-hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually, it’s cheese.
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