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"I knew then, looking up at him, that I had been deceiving myself, calling this feeling by any name but love. Lust for the beautiful animal who had seduced me, fear of the vicious tyrant, compassion for the haunted man who cried like a lost child in my arms - they were only part of what I felt for him. Fate had lured me into the ultimate folly, and now I was trapped in total love."
Jun 27, 2011 01:26PM
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Karla is on page 262 of 380
Characters are starting to drop like flies!
Jun 29, 2011 02:21PM
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Karla is on page 218 of 380
"I remember thinking stupidly that those dogs could not have been fed for days. I wanted to look away, but I could not remember how; I could only stand propped against the trunk of a tree, watching, watching. Once, staring at the red, ruined thing that had once been a man, I remember that I had thought I hated him; but I was weeping, nonetheless, as though I would never stop."
Jun 29, 2011 05:42AM
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Karla is on page 152 of 380
I'm finding myself not wanting to read it fast because then it'll be over and I'll be sad and bereft. *sniff*
Jun 28, 2011 04:28AM
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Karla is on page 57 of 380
"But there must be women who would account it an honour to do what he would force me to. Why will he not take one of them?"

"Because he soon tires of those who are too willing. He is surfeited with brood mares and must mount the unicorn."

Jun 26, 2011 05:36AM
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Karla is on page 10 of 380
There has been more great writing in 2 pages than in all of my last read.
Jun 25, 2011 04:36AM
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Tammy Walton Grant Wow. Is the whole book like this??

message 2: by Karla (last edited Jun 27, 2011 05:09PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Karla Yes, Denys writes sooooooo beautifully!

I love this bit too:
...when he touched me again I could not fight him, and my hands came up and stroked his moonlight hair. He still hurt me, but his lovemaking was full of an infinitely more subtle, sensuous brutality, and his hands coaxed and clung, erasing the horror. Little sounds of anguish came from my throat as he held me, exploring my body unhurriedly with eyes and lips and delicately-seeking fingertips; then when his body slid smoothly to cover mine, the warm silken weight of him became my whole world.

And this (loving the 1st person POV in this book):
He had taught me much in four nights. I had learned to await his coming with excitement as well as dread; I had learned the treachery of my own flesh and was shocked by the frailty of my virtue. He had taught me that pain could be a part of pleasure and that pleasure could be a kind of pain. Now I had new fears; not of him but of myself and of the drugging rule my body could exert over my mind. At night the strangeness of the court and the vigilance kept over my own fears were melted in the growing familiarity of his body against mine, the warm scent of him and soft moans and whispers that were a whole new language. I tried to shut my ears to it, to hood my senses, but inevitably my new knowledge betrayed me so that I was lost to hunger I had not known I possessed.

message 3: by Karla (last edited Jun 27, 2011 05:15PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Karla I know, Mia! Wish she had written more. Sad that hacks crank out crap forever. But if these were the only two books that were in her, well, they're both nearly perfect.

Tammy Walton Grant I'll say it again -- wow. Too bad she gets lumped in with BRs, that doesn't really seem like that's what this is. Does that make sense?

Karla I honestly don't know how to categorize her, or if she can even be categorized. Both this one and Flesh and the Devil are a rare hybrid of gothic, erotica (mild, but still smokin'), and horror.

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