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From Hell to Breakfast (eBook)
|From Hell to Breakfast|
From Hell to Breakfast eBook Cover,
written by Cynthia St. Aubin
|Author(s)||Cynthia St. Aubin|
Amazon Digital Services
|Publication date||July 28, 2015|
From Hell to Breakfast is an eBook written by Cynthia St. Aubin. In this work the character Lavinia is a Succubus.
- Title: From Hell to Breakfast
- Author: Cynthia St. Aubin
- Published By: Smashwords & Amazon Digital Services
- Length: 97 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B012XXSI6E
- IBSN: 9781310911187
- Publishing Date: July 28, 2015
Crixus is a supernatural bounty hunter with a broken heart and a loose zipper. Lavinia is a succubus with a smart mouth and a long rap sheet. When her crimes become his problem, they're in for one hell of a ride.
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on July 12, 2016
Crixus has a problem, and her name is Lavinia. She’s a succubus, one that has done some terrible things, and it is up to him to capture her. The problem is, however, that she doesn’t want to be, and she has a bone to pick with Crixus as well. The truth will come out, in time. The question is whether that will be soon enough or not.
The single most amazing part of this work is the humour that runs throughout. There’s a lovely little undercurrent of amusement, a bit of quirkiness that I think worked well to balance out the seriousness of some of the moments that appear. All of the characters, regardless of who they are, have that little bit of humour in the tone of their voice, their attitude and more. It makes for a really enjoyable read as a whole.
Lavinia, the succubus of the work, is a mystery for the most part, but that works well as the story develops towards the climax of the work and the revelations that come with it. While there is a view of her which runs throughout, the truth, when it appears, makes a lot more sense that much of what else had been said. As well, through the story, the connection between Lavinia and Crixus, what it is, what it means, is hinted at, vaguely referred to, but when that comes out it answers a lot of questions, explains a lot more, and sets up an ending that I found very satisfying… to a point.
There is a smattering of erotica in this work, but it doesn’t overpower the story, nor does it become the main focus of the story either. It provides a way for the story to move on, a reason for things to happen as they do, and as such that makes for a far better read. The work is mainly about the characters, their story, and less so about how good the sex is with them. Being so, having that focus, means that the emotional connection with them is much stronger as well.
The work is written well, the characters are amazing, and I loved each page dearly for the humour and how things came to pass. The balance between story and erotica worked well, and there was even a little hint of Lavinia’s succubus abilities, both sexually and otherwise, that I loved as well.
The only real flaw, at least for me, was how little time was spent when the revelation of what connects Lavinia and Crixus together. I would have liked more about that, time spent in exploring that point before the story came to a close. The ending felt a bit rushed, a little rote in a way, and while it made sense from the perspective of the characters, the evidence of the reason prior to that moment in the work wasn’t really there.
I’d love to see another story about Lavinia, her past, and her future. She’s not stereotypical at all and being so that makes her a passionate, powerful and interesting Succubus. One that I would like to know more about sometime.
Four out of five pitchforks.
A wonderfully funny and thoughtful work which tells really what is an unexpected story from the beginning to end. I liked Lavinia quite a lot, I just wish there was more of who she was and not so much of what she is. There’s a critical difference and it would have been nice to see that more fully in the story than it was seen.