But where there is a perpetrator, there is a victim. The actions and trials of both are not without consequence. To know fear in its purest form was to live, and life was the greatest gift we were bestowed.
Have you ever watched American Dad? There's an episode where Hailey's boyfriend is kidnapped from aliens and transported to their world. The alien's home is a cylindrical palace filled with shops and businesses. He is made to be a slave at a fast food joint. Granted this is a light-hearted adult cartoon- the scene stayed with me. So when the slaves are taken to City Center in this book- I had such a vivid picture in my mind of what it would be like. I could almost look far up with them in wonder at what lay above.
24690 is no doubt an erotic horror and a complete psychological mind f*ck. I ALWAYS fall for the anti-hero but still good and soft inside in dark romance style books. Nope- not this time- I found myself wishing the REALLY bad guy wins- WANTING to read his story over the "good" bad guys.Mz. AA Dark you've broke me!
After the murder of her elderly Master, slave 24690 finds herself in a holding state and being prepared to be auctioned. Except there are so many players behind the scenes and she proves to be worth more than anticipated.
Bram, the Main Master of Whitlock, fights his inner demons with his outer demons. It was his father's legacy that he must rule the secret bungalow of demon style sin. Even with his childhood best friend at his side Bram trusts no one and is in a constant state of flux regarding his life--but not his duty---for that he is sure.
Slave 24690 or "Everleigh" was kind of a blur to me- it was hard for me to picture her. I couldn't imagine her appearance but as the story went on I could feel her presence-her personality. Maybe it's reflective of the cover- for some reason I just couldn't picture her clearly as I read. Despite I thought all of the characters were multi-dimensional and was engaged in each perspective. One more than the others- hinted above.
This book definitely is dark- it is erotic horror- a lot of scenes were hard for me to read. Also, I had legitimate nightmares from this book. However, I truly enjoyed it- so well written and thrilling. I would highly recommend it but not to newbie dark readers. 5 stars all the way xx *praying for no nightmares tonight*