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Drawn to Flame: A Dark Seduction (eBook)

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Drawn to Flame: A Dark Seduction
Drawn to Flame: A Dark Seduction eBook Cover, written by Bryan Stephens
Drawn to Flame: A Dark Seduction eBook Cover, written by Bryan Stephens
Author(s) Bryan Stephens
Publisher Amazon Digital Services
Publication date February 15, 2016
Media type eBook
Length 11 Pages
ASIN B01BULD6Z8

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Drawn to Flame: A Dark Seduction is an eBook written by Bryan Stephens. In this work the character Severin is a Succubus.


Overview

  • Title: Drawn to Flame: A Dark Seduction
  • Author: Bryan Stephens
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services
  • Length: 11 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B01BULD6Z8
  • Publishing Date: February 15, 2016


Plot Summary

A business trip...an overnight stay...a stunning redhead in a bar, waiting for someone to buy her a drink and get to know her. What could possibly go wrong?

Petyr is about to find out, though, that when you thrown caution to the wind, sometimes there is hell to pay.


Book Review

The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on August 23, 2016


The night is young, but the woman in the bar that Petyr meets isn’t what she appears to be. Severin is temptation, a promise of something unforgettable. But what lurks beneath the temptation is a heart of darkness that has seen all that humanity has been, even if she isn’t human herself.

The story is told from the perspective of Severin, the main character, and in being so there is a lot of thought about her past, what happens around her and what she thinks of it all. At times she is very unemotional, almost to a point and really only in the climax of the work does she show something of a real emotion before that passes and she is as cold as stone once more.

The work isn’t clear on whether Severin is a succubus or not, but the reveal of her powers, and what she does to her prey, seems to say she is one. That said, she has an air about her of existing for far too long, being bored for the most part, and only continuing because her hunger pushes her onwards.

As the work unfolds, Severin remembers some of her conquest from her past and in doing so there’s an interesting passage through history which makes sense for where she would appears and why. This is the part of the work that held my interest because it told of Severin herself, at least as much as might be learned of her. Things are skimmed over, much of the time, and for her personally there’s really nothing told and I think there should have been.

There is very little erotica in this work, and when it does appear it is interlaced with Severin’s thoughts and considerations along the way. The erotica is lukewarm at best, but then it isn’t the core of this work, so being so really doesn’t detract from things very much.

Being set in what seems to be Germany, there are some references made in German, which gave some flavour that I liked. There wasn’t any real editing problems save for how at times the story read very dryly, even in the erotica. But the chance to tell more of Severin’s past, to expand on her flashes of commentary of that past was not used and that left me wanting, Severin is an interesting succubus and learning more about her, considering how this work was written, would have been nice to see.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

As interesting as the story is, the opportunity to tell something of Severin’s past, at least more than in passing, is lost and as such there is a gap in the work. So many questions left unanswered, so much to be told and never was. In this work story matters, and it wasn’t fully realized.


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