Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: August 11, 2020
Review Source: Wildfire Marketing Solutions
They were taken.
Off the street.
From parking lots.
Snatched from life and thrust into hell.
They took Orion Darby on a perfect summer day, while she could still taste her first kiss on her lips.
She joined the others with chains on their ankles and scars on their souls.
They turned into nothing more than statistics.
Cold cases. Lost girls.
Years passed and the world forgot.
Until the day they escaped.
This is not about their captivity.
This is about their struggle to return to a life that's passed them by.
This was the real world.
But for Orion, this was hell.
You see... freedom isn't enough.
She needs blood.
If you like dark romance and horror this will be a book that you enjoy. I will say, while there isn't a cliff-hanger, the book is not finished.
In this book we meet Ri, she’s a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. You know how the story goes, bright star in the darkest of nights and such. On the way home from her best friend’s house, something terrible happens to her and she is forced to endure something no one ever should.
Not only was her life turned upside down, so was the lives of the people that love her. Her brother, her best friend and the boy she was in love with. She realized this boy was just as smitten as she… Maddox, her best friends’ brother.
Fast forward 11 years and Maddox is now a detective; a passion spurred on by her absence. Reuniting is not as magical and beautiful as you would think it would be. Some scars run deep. Those you thought weak are stronger than ever, and those whom were strong are now weak, but everyone is a bit damaged.
No one as much as Ri maybe.
I actually love how she turned out. I want her to complete her goals and move on. We don't know in this book if she does or not, but we do get a twist before it leaves us. A twist I hope turns into a duet.
I gave this book 4 stars, because it is good. My only gripe with this book is that its “grunge-y” but not dirty. I wanted it to be borderline filthy. I mean, no... please don't explain in graphic detail what happened to those underage girls, but I felt more detail about their life could've been done. I wanted more details. I wanted my heart to hurt a little and to feel anger in my belly. It left me shaking my head in disbelief more than anything else. Overall, still a good read.
Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth. As she grew up, her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular, gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.
Raised in small-town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. Currently living in London, she’s on a whole new adventure.
BT Urruela is a combat wounded amputee, purple heart recipient, contemporary author who has written both independent and traditionally published books. He is a RARE under 40 award recipient, Rockwood Summit High School and Rockwood School District Hall of Fame inductee, Co-founder and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, Ambassador for Tampa Sports Academy, People Magazine Tribute for Heroes winner, Cover Model, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist.
At an early age he began writing short stories having been inspired by reading books authored by RL Stein. His maternal grandmother's bookshelf was filled with literature that inspired his young mind and cultivated his vivid imagination.
Upon graduation from high school his desire to have a 20-year military career was cut drastically short by an improvised explosive device. Taking the life of his commander and leaving the remaining four team members badly wounded.
After careful consideration and multiple surgeries, he along with the guidance of his doctors made the decision to amputate. It was the only surgery he ever left with a smile on his face, as if a weight had been lifted. He struggled for two more years through 4-5 hours of physical therapy a day, five days a week to get adapted to his new prosthetic. He medically retired from the Army with high hopes. His focus on restoring his physical shape being the most eminent battle caused him to neglect his psychological state.
Meeting people was difficult and there were very few options for veterans to utilize that would stimulate friendship, and ultimately, allow communication barriers to be breached. After moving to Tampa, Florida, he co-founded the veteran community sports nonprofit, VETSports, with two other combat wounded veterans. It was their mission to change the way veterans transitioned back to civilian life through organized team sports, community involvement, and leadership opportunities.
After being invited to attend a photo-shoot with acclaimed photographer Michael Stokes, he flew to California in December of 2014, with incredible excitement. His photos were so widely publicized that he soon gained exposure to the literary world like he'd always dreamed of. That opportunity launched him into his present writing career. He co-wrote the novel 'A Lover's Lament with author KL Grayson. The following year he released first solo novel, 'Into the Nothing' and will be releasing Wicked Little Words with author Stevie J. Cole. He is now writing full-time.