Authors: Ker Dukey & D.H. Sidebottom
Genre: Dark Erotic Thriller
Cover Design: Ker Dukey
WARNING! This book is Dark erotica. This book contains situations that some may find offensive. If you are sensitive to graphic violence read with caution. This book also leads into a second book. You will get answers but the story will continue into a final instalment. You have been warned. Enjoy.
You meet someone. You date. You fall in love. You marry. The four simple rules of love…. Wrong! I’m getting married but I’d never met him before now, never dated him, never fell in love. I have no access to the memories of the most magical time of anyone’s life. My mind won’t allow me to evoke the past, I can’t remember those simple stages to lead me to the fourth .
I can’t comprehend why I would have ever wanted to marry someone like Dante. I should never have passed the first stage, although, I may have seen him through the eyes of the woman I once was, this me that lives, breathes here now, can’t understand how we made it to the next stage. I’m not sure, without memories, how I know that this voice inside me, telling me I would never have chosen him, speaks some truth, I just know. He’s controlling, arrogant, callous and violent, and utterly hell bent on humiliating and degrading me – Like watching me falter, watching me struggle to comply and be the woman he asked to marry, powers him- as though he wants to break me piece by piece. Fiber by fiber. Until all that’s here is the shell he created from a soul that I once owned.
Now my memories are slowly returning. And they show me a completely different side to meeting him. Our dates, falling in love. The Dante haunting me in the shadows of my mind is loving, gentle and utterly enamored with me, nothing like the man with me now. And this is what taunts me. My tender lover turned into a debauched, cruel sadist who is determined to consume my life, destroy my mind and murder my spirit.
I am, Star, and just like with some stars in the sky, the light you see is an echo, a façade, I am already gone I am a no one. Especially to him. To him I am the dark in his desires, the corrupt in his depravity. The sin in his immorality
OK I am a HUGE fan of Ker Dukey, and although I've never read any of D.H.'s books (I do have them on my kindle, just haven't read them yet), I kind of knew what to expect, being that I have read Ker's books, and of coarse I read the warning on the blurb. I knew Facade wasn't going to be all roses and sunshine. BUTTTTTTT WOAHHHHH I was not prepared for the shit I read. I just wasn't.
Façade will take its reader on a high intense cluster f**k of a ride. One second I thought I knew where the story was going and BAM..... my mind was tricked... and yes that happens quite a few times....
I have to say I love it when a book makes me think, and keeps me guessing. Some books I read before getting halfway through the book I can guess the whole story line, not that that changes me from liking the book, its just I like to be kept guessing. Not only did these 2 brilliant authors make me think, my mind was fucking hurting from trying so hard to predict exactly where the story was going.
I was completely amazed at Facade. It not only kept me on my toes, but the writing was so amazing that I couldn't tell where one author stopped and the other began. The writing style of both Ker and D.H. flowed so perfectly, that it's hard to believe two people wrote this book.
I am fully aware that nothing I've written in this review has/will do justice to Facade, not one bit. So I will say, if you love an edgy DARK story, that will hold you captive like a prisoner, BUY THIS BOOK... It was so damn good.
Ker you already had me as a forever fan, and D.H. you just created one out of me. Job well done ladies. Facade was way more than a 5 star read, but we all have to settle for 5 bold stars.