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Drop Dead Gorgeous

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  14 reviews
"Would you like to hear a story?"

The man couldn't help himself. His captor was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her powerful eyes held his attention and made him forget that she had him confined in a basement; his hands and feet bound with duct tape. His heart raced as he meekly nodded his head 'yes' to the question.

After getting past the terror and discomfort, h
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Published February 5th 2016 by Double Dragon Publishing
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Drop Dead Gorgeous is a bizarre and erotic horror story that resonated with me.

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Ray wakes up duct taped to a chair and soon realizes that he is being held captive by the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. She wants to tell him a story, and he wants to stay alive. So begins this wicked tale of revenge, sex, lies, genetic modifications, lust, and, perhaps a bit of social c
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
A twisted tale of love and revenge. There is no shortage of sexy times here and honestly, I felt a bit creepy about it more than once.

Donald Allen Kirch should seek therapy. Come to think of it, I may need it too after this one.
I should also give a shout out to the narrator of DDG, Kathryn LaPlante, because she did a fantastic job at narrating what must have been a very interesting project for her.

Well done all around. 4 Stars

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! I won a copy of this audiobook over
Frank Errington
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Drop Dead Gorgeous is a delightfully wicked tale of revenge. Mind you, this is a very sexual story and could easily be considered erotica, but there is also a heavy dose of horror.

Ray and his girl, Tammy, have been having a rocky period in their relationship, so when he goes to Diamond Jane's after work and doesn't come home, she just packs up and leaves after a few days.

Meanwhile, what's happening to Ray is about as strange as it gets. Kidnapped, but held captive by a woman who is Dr
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
While it opens with a scene that's reminiscent of a Criminal Minds episode, Drop Dead Gorgeous quickly veers into something more akin to a Roger Corman movie, before reaching a conclusion that could have come straight out of the Twilight Zone.

What Donald Allen Kirch weaves here is a twisted story of revenge, medical experimentation, and outright insanity that only gets more intense as it races along. Here we have a young man who wakes up in a strange basement, surrounded by stacks of rotting bod
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing

My original Drop Dead Gorgeous audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

First let me say that very few people, including authors, can surprise me.  Donald Allen Kirch not only surprised me but totally blew my mind!  I was expecting an entirely different genre of book based solely on the title.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered through listening alone that it was straight up, spine-tingling, eye crossing, mouth drooling h
Melanie Marsh
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap on a cracker, this is one twisted book. I loved every sick minute of it. I’ve read several books by this author, and I have yet to be disappointed by any of them.

In a way, you could say Drop Dead Gorgeous is about self discovery, and some other psychobabble nonsense, but it’s really about revenge and the lengths that one woman goes through to make her husband pay for his transgression. I mean, there’s getting revenge, and then there’s getting REVENGE. She just takes it to the next leve
Amanda Leanne
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There is a story being told within this story, and the overall tale is dark and twisted, as well as sexy and intriguing. The best way I can think to describe it would be the erotic telling of something similar to Frankenstein, or perhaps a more serious and yet just as sexual Rocky Horror, dancing with an equally erotic case of Stockholm Syndrome. The two sides of the story are easily discernible and each brings forth new light to the current situation. There is a lovely blossom of curiosity as y ...more
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Donald Allen Kirch has done it again!

I picked up this novel intending to read only a bit before bedtime; the next thing I knew, it was 1:00 AM and I was blinking to stay awake to finish it.

This story starts off running and then settles into a blind gallop, getting more sinister with each step.

Ray Hoie awakens to discover himself in a basement, duct-taped to a chair. A beautiful woman appears and proceeds to tell him a story, a horror story…of a neglected husband, his scientist wife, and what ha
Jessica Bronder
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ray wakes to find himself duct taped and in a basement. Then the perfect woman comes downstairs. Her name is Eve and she has a story to tell. The story is about Steve. Steve is in satellite dish sales when Annabelle starts coming into the store to keep asking him about satellites when she is really looking for a companion. What follows is a whirl wind romance and a beautiful wedding.

Annabelle is a scientist and has discovered nano tech that can change the body. Everything from healing cancer cel
Jill Bonham
Apr 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
So I won this audiobook in a raffle I found through Char's Horror Corner. She had given it an interesting review which peaked my curiosity. I pretty much avoid erotica and even romance novels but what the heck. Sometimes you have to go outside your comfort zone. I listened to this in a day as I had a day trip. I can say this book definitely kept my interest. It has a science fiction vibe so I liked that. It had parts that were laugh out loud funny. It made me think about a lot of things which is ...more
Starr Gardinier
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow! What a premise. Donald Allen Kirch never ceases to amaze me with his endless, absolutely entertaining story ideas. In “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” Donald shows what it’s like for a man to suffer a woman’s scorn. I’m not even sure as a woman if my mind could go there. But Donald’s does.

Steve Kane meets and marries a woman, Annabelle Schreck, whom he believes he could spend the rest of his life with—and maybe he could have. But not long after they’re married, Steve finds himself spending too much ti
Julie Baswell
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ray awakens to find himself tied up in a basement somewhere unknown. He discovers that his captor is a drop dead gorgeous female that he had shared drinks with the night before. She then begins to tell him a story that started seven years ago. As she weaves her unbelievable tale, Ray becomes intrigued. But how could such a wild story be true? The vision before him could never be the person depicted in this story. As time passes, Ray finds himself falling in love with Eve, his captor. In the mean ...more
Kelvin Reed
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Drop Dead Gorgeous" (2016) by Donald Allen Kirch is a very unique horror/sci-fi novel that tells three tales: Ghastly experiments a mad scientist conducts on her cheating husband, a man kidnapped by the “husband” years after the experiments are completed, and a police officer’s search for the missing man. The novel is loaded with sex and violence but probably considered par for those who read horror lit. The narration by Kathryn LaPlante is exceptional. No literary flair but the story held my a ...more
Cyrene Olson
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This has to be one of the weirdest, most twisted, and completely engaging books I never expected to read. A whole lot of horror, dashed with a bit of sci-fi, and a sprinkling of humor, and emotionally – you never know who to cheer for. Do you fall for cheating Ray, or cheating Steve? I never did decide.

So we start with Ray, who is kidnapped by Eve, and wakes up bound and tied in a basement with rotting corpses in a corner. And it’s only getting started. Wait until Ray is f
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DONALD ALLEN KIRCH is an Multi-Award-Winning author who lives in The United States of America. He is an avid reader of history, Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, the paranormal, and is a "hardcore" Doctor Who / Star Trek fan. He has a degree in Radio and Television Arts and is listed in "Who's Who in America." After spending two weekends in the famous "Sallie House," a "haunted house" in Atchison, Kansas ...more

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