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The Venus Club

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Born into the cruel world of Victorian London, Eleanor learns that the world is purely a choice between fear or control. And, when Eleanor meets the mysterious Kate, Eleanor is introduced to an entirely new appetite for both.

A dark & haunting Gothic story, set amongst the abattoirs & Gentleman's clubs of Victorian London.

Suitable for readers 16+ years (mild horror
Kindle Edition, 86 pages
Published April 2nd 2011 (first published March 4th 2011)
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3.5 Stars
A well-orchestrated exercise influenced undoubtedly by traditional Dickens. Author Katie John gives the main character a tragic background so gruesome and imaginable it screams Victorian London. The only thing missing from this short is length. I was immediately taken in by the prose, the circumstance, setting and players of the game. However, due to the quickness, parts of the story were rushed and lost the 'what's lurking in the shadow,' suspense. I think if slowed down, these already
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This is a very interesting short horror story dealing with revenge, and any adult looking for a quick, chilling read should definitely pick this up. Set in London, Eleanor suffers at the hands of those who took her in off the streets after her mother abandons her in infancy. Forced to do the mundane jobs within the butcher shop, and knowing no other life beyond the dirty, blood soaked walls, Eleanor finds herself the object of her very drunk “benefactors” lust. Downtrodden and alone, El
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Married to a handsome giant and mummy to a two foot mud-fairy, Katie has been writing stories and poetry since childhood and has always been away with the woodland fairies.
She is author of the Amazon UK Best Selling YA Fairy Tale Romance series, 'The Knight Trilogy' and a dark, Gothic paranormal detective novel called 'Beautiful Freaks'
She has a love of writing weird and wonde
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