Friday, September 16, 2011
The Devil's Dance - Review
The Devil's Dance by Johnny Stone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Cherry Clark is a spoiled brat, unappreciative of the good fortune she's experienced throughout her life. She is also a solitary sex addict, experiencing her vicarious desires through her imagination and Internet porn. Her closet desire to be a submissive is shrouded in fear; and her mouthy attitude only gets her into trouble. One night after work, she finds a flier stuck to her car, advertising a mysterious club, Sheol's Fringe. Her interest is aroused, she decides to go, unaware that her life is about to change forever. Sameal, the hot looking bartender and Sheol's owner, is also a "devil", and a member of the Board of Directors for Devil Corp, an organization that brokers in human pleasures through the use of a 'Dream Journal' service. The journal itself allows the user to experience whatever fantasy they write about while in a sleep-like trance. Sameal gives her dream journal of her own, through which Cherry lives out her deepest and darkest fantasies. Her desires take some shocking twists. Even more frightening, they tend to manifest themselves in unusal physically form.
The Devil's Dance was a dance through the wild side for me. I've not read anything quite like this before. Erotica, Paranormal, and BDSM, all mixed into one attention-grabbing, hard-to-put-down, book.
The fantastical elements come fast and furious, the characters come to life completely, and each is introduced with the utmost care in their own time. You are wholly introduced to characters and you come to either love or hate them, there is no "middle" ground. The author conveys a sense of legitimacy to each person in his story even when he is taking you for a trip to Hell.
Be warned, the subject matter, at times, can be quite disturbing and is not for the casual new-to-erotica reader. This book lends itself to the darker side of the BDSM genre including hardcore fantasies and intense sex, W/S, bukake, discipline, fisting, etc. But this book in not just about kinky sex, or seeing how "excited" you can get reading about kinky sex, it's much more than that. There is a genuine story first and foremost throughout the book. As I mentioned, the characters really do come to life and you really do feel for the main character, Cherry.
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