Author: Ker Dukey
Genre: Dark Erotica
Cover Design: Ker Dukey
Photography Credit: Unbound By Words Photography
Model Credit: Dax McClannahan
Release Date: February 2nd 2015
I was a son, A friend, A brother, A psychopath. Eighteen years of being in a psyche ward; I was released into the world. Things have changed, Blake is married to Melody and is a father to my new fixation, Cereus. My beautiful niece who knows nothing of my existence. When consequences of past sins begin playing tricks on me, old cravings demand to be satisfied. There is no cure for my kind of sickness. I am void of everything but obsession. I can’t love, I can’t feel, I am Desolate.
I'm going to just start by issuing a warning...If you haven't read Empathy yet, then that needs to be your first port of call because A) it's bloody amazing and B) because you wont fully understand the back story and you'll miss certain subtle details in the book that you do NOT want to miss. This is mainly Ryan's story, 18 years after being locked in a mental institute for the criminally insane Ryan is thought to be ''cured'' and is, therefore, released. Everything is different, except, of course, the dark twisted world that rules Ryan. His brother, Blake, has married the beautiful Melody and they have a teenage daughter called Cereus. Cereus has a tempestuous relationship with her mother. She feels as desolate and unanchored as Ryan in a lot of ways, and yet, the two are as similar as they are different..they are almost Ying and Yang, light and dark merging into the dusk...she seems to have a calming influence on the beast within him. Their relationship was in no way sexually motivated, it was something intricately different...kindred souls in a lot of ways I suppose.
Dukey has done what she does best here...she's created a character that no one in their right mind can relate to, and yet....you love him anyway! Ryan is a self confessed cold blooded killer, he's psychotic and devoid of emotions, he has even tried to murder the only person who has ever truly loved and taken care of him as a child! and yet....there is an intricate sadness about him. Ryan is a lost little boy that was just never programmed quite right. Surely I can be forgiven for falling under his spell?
With a plot that has more twists and turns than your average maze and characters that pull your emotions in every way humanly possible, I defy you not to finish this book and feel like you've been on an emotional joyride in a 1969 Pontiac GTO! 5 stars and every last one of them was deserved! Well done Ker! #RyanIsMine