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MALEDICTION: Rise of the Crimson Confessions

(Crimson Confessions #1)

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Some devote a lifetime to the endless pursuit of love. Others spend even longer trying to outrun it. Between the shimmering lights of Paris and New Orleans’ commercialized sin, author J.D. Lexx embarks on his latest hunt. Once content to walk blindly in the light, these days he prowls a different world, one of shadow and sensuality where flesh yields to the probing hungers ...more
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Published March 20th 2016 by Crimson Veil Publishing
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KFForever
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Five Sensual Stars

As an avid reader that enjoys a good story, once in a while there comes along something that captures your full attention, really makes you think about the importance of the author’s words, writing style and storyline. How it makes you feel, how it grabs your imagination and most important, how your mind is seduced and lured into a world of sensual darkness. I would never call this tale titillating; it is so much more
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Kristi
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A few weeks ago I was a brand new reader to JD Lexx and now he has a reader in me for as long as he keeps writing. Malediction is the story of JD Lexx and his journey on the pursuit of the elusive and once forbidden Valeria. Throughout this book you will be taken on an expedition of sensuality, sexual awakening, and seduction. You will travel to different parts of the world and get lost in the tales of pursuit, struggle, missed opportunity, and overall self-discovery. Will Mr. Lexx find his happ ...more
Steph
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you haven't had the pleasure of picking up a read by JD Lexx yet, put this author on your MUST READ list immediately.

JD Lexx is on the hunt. Not for wildlife or for bad guys, but for erotic stories for his Crimson Confessions series. He's also searching for the woman who he can't get out of his mind, the woman he's resisted far too long, the woman he wants to both possess and defile. But to find Valeria, he must first find his Confessions. Mr. Lexx's hunt takes him from the graveyards of New
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Morgan Cross
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
JD Lexx has simply outdone himself, once again! I absolutely loved Malediction, and I must confess that it's probably my favorite of his work so far! It's a very sensual, mysterious, and suspenseful read. I found myself not being able to put it down, but at the same time wanting to savor each and every page so it wouldn't end! The way JD writes, it's unlike any other author I have read so far and that's one thing I truly love about Malediction. It's different and unique. The words hold you capti ...more
Sue
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fabulous
Yet again J.D.Lexx has done it again with his writing skills!.

Malediction is an erotic romance, filled with passion, mystery and the odd snippet of humour. l also loved every character in the story........Well, maybe one in particular! ;)

There's lots of twists and turns in the book, not to mention some parts that take you by surprise, so you never quite know what's coming next.

Like all of J.D.Lexx books you feel like you're living it, because he tells a story so well like no other author I've r
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Ellie Masters
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully delicious and quite unexpected treasure found here!

I came into this book with a certain framework built upon expectations derived from reading many authors: dark, light, contemporary, historical, suspense, thriller and those I may have forgotten. There are ‘rules’ built upon these experiences, which are generally followed by those writing in this genre. And I would say JD LEXX breaks all these rules, but that really would be an injustice to what the masterpiece MALEDICTION truly is,
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Stacy Stewart
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5+++ stars. I started reading J.D. Lexx about 6 months ago and fell in love with his first book and then proceeded to read the next two in the series. I was completely addicted to them if that is possible and reading them several times. I always wondered what the inscription meant but never asked.
For V. May the unfolding of every new line bring you one step closer to home.
Well that question was answered when I was fortunate enough to read Malediction as an ARC copy. I absolutely fell in love w
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Stacy Stewart
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5+++ stars. I started reading J.D. Lexx about 6 months ago and fell in love with his first book and then proceeded to read the next two in the series. I was completely addicted to them if that is possible and reading them several times. I always wondered what the inscription meant but never asked.
For V. May the unfolding of every new line bring you one step closer to home.
Well that question was answered when I was fortunate enough to read Malediction as an ARC copy. I absolutely fell in love wi
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Samantha Hanson
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Attempting to write this review left me at a loss for words. I don’t even think I am going to be able to fully convey the way this book spoke to me.

I knew going into Malediction I needed to hold on tight because JD Lexx was going to remove all senses and leave me wanting and yet feeling cathartic.

Let me start by saying that the crimson confessions are such the delicacy. The stories are sexy, sensual and oh so hot. The confessions bleed so effortlessly into the tale of Lexx & Valeria. The de
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Kerry-Louise
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
☆☆☆☆☆ 5star!!!
This was my first J.D. Lexx novel, I wasn't sure about this book at first I hadn't any expectations of it.. I was going in thinking new author hopefully I'll like it enough to finish... I 100% devoured this book and I mean devored it.. I was so blown away by the sensually seductive suspense plot.. it reeled me in and kept me interested throughout the book..

J.D's style of writing is uncomparable.. so totally unique..its inspiring!
He brought me on his journey feeling I was experienci
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Lori Myers
Jul 11, 2016 rated it liked it
This book left me feeling ehhhhh. I spent the first half of the book trying to figure out what I just read. To me it was on the verge of being too wordy, too descriptive, too much everything. I got lost in the words and lost my grasp on the story. It just didn't gel with me and I could not at all connect with the male character at all. I felt nothing for him, didn't care if he found Valeria or not. The scenes were, in my opinion, jumbled, and disconnected.

I loved the part written from Valeria's
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Sandra
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
JD Lexx has a fan girl for LIFE right here!

It is so amazing how an author has finally caught my attention with his style of writing in eroticism and the flair given through his stories the true way I've always loved in a novel!!!! This story captures a form of JD that gives us just so much more of him...His prior novels... I now realize, were snippets leading us up to this surreal world, as he takes us to New York, New Orleans and Prague...different parts of the world, in pursuit of Valeria...

I
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Becky
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book defies categorization; it is erotic, and mysterious, and romantic, but to shove it into one genre is to deny and ignore the equally strong effect of the other elements of the story. Lexx and V’s story is one that actually speaks to me on a personal level; well, shouts at me would be more accurate… Poor timing, personal insecurity, societal expectation, and not recognizing your one chance until it’s passed you by are very common themes in my life, and I suspect in most peoples’ lives. M ...more
Vicki
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
J.D. Lexx...Author and Subject. Malediction is not simply a story to be read. It is a journey...the journey of Lexx.

journey (def.) - a long and often difficult process of personal change and development

Lexx opens himself up to give us more than a glimpse into the places and people that have shaped him, the most meaningful of course...Valeria. As part of the journey, he also gives us the confessions - the narratives of people willing to tell him their dirty little secrets. The confessions are le
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Kari
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Summary:

Some devote a lifetime to the endless pursuit of love. Others spend even longer trying to outrun it. Between the shimmering lights of Paris and New Orleans’ commercialized sin, author J.D. Lexx embarks on his latest hunt. Once content to walk blindly in the light, these days he prowls a different world, one of shadow and sensuality where flesh yields to the probing hungers of fantasy. Driven by painful reminders of opportunity left unseized, he roams, tirelessly seeking the next in a gro
...more
Melissa Mendoza
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Title:Malediction
Author:J.D. Lexx
Series:Rise of the Crimson Confessions
Publisher:Crimson Veil PUblishing
Reviewer:Melissa
Release Date:March 20, 2016
Genre(s):
Page Count:248
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Some devote a lifetime to the endless pursuit of love. Others spend even longer trying to outrun it. Between the shimmering lights of Paris and New Orleans’ commercialized sin, author J.D. Lexx embarks on his latest hunt. Once content to walk blindly in the light, these
...more
Charlena
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A man, on a journey of love? A quest of finding oneself in the nucleus of others? All the while,
putting oneself afflictions, insecurities and everything else on display for people to judge?
That my fellow readers is bravery! Some would call it foolish… I call it gallantry! A story that will
touch your heart, your soul and most definitely the sexual side yourself.
Mr. Lexx is a masterful storyteller. The way he produces his stories is a masterpiece. He doesn’t
just tell a story, to tell it. He makes
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Tamara McLanahan
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cerebral erotica, written with a deft hand

Out of habit, one has preconceptions when starting a new work of erotica. Whether it be Dark, Light, Romantic, Historical, the different genres of erotic romance generally have a bit of similarity, a commonality typically adhered to. Mr. Lexx does not subscribe to that theory. I started MALEDICTION, my first book from J. D. Lexx, expecting a first rate tale as I'd seen posts from his fans, who hold him in very high regard. I expected a good, solid storyl
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Lori Pascale
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reading Malediction was a unique experience for me…a 10-day love affair that I was hesitant to begin, and once I did, never wanted it to end!

For two weeks I anxiously awaited this beautiful cover to appear on my Kindle, but the instant it did, I was intimidated by its presence. Having recently read and loved the author’s first two novellas, I knew I would find the same word-seduction, clever storytelling and highly erotic imagination, in Malediction: Rise of the Crimson Confessions. As much as I
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Tracey Lou
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was not my first delve into a JD Lexx book. Having read two other stories by this author. I was immediately captivated by his writings.

This is a story about the Charismatic JD Lexx and the elusive Valeria .
You will be taken on a spellbinding tale of erotic confessions that will leave you yearning for more . From New Orleans ,the beautiful city of Prague and New York City.

On his quest to be reunited with Valeria, JD Lexx takes you on a journey you have never known.Each confession brings wi
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Evelyn
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*5 "good girl" stars*

Well this was quite a book! When I first started reading it took me a couple of pages to get used to the writing style. This author has an extensive vocabulary that is rarely seen in other books. Once I got the hang of it I fell in love. This book is very different than most of the books I usually read. It is a story within stories. I know it sounds a little confusing but it really works. So we have the author J.D Lexx and he is telling the "love" story of Valeria and himsel
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Fiction  Vixens Blog
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading anything by J.D.Lexx and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing story. J.D.Lexx has given us a story that sucks us in and holds you there from start to finish and will leave you wanting more from his author. The amazing story has a lot of twists and turns and some surprises you don't quite see coming. Malediction is an erotic romance that's filled with passion,mystery,and a little touch of humor. This story lets us traveler to New York, and then to roman ...more
HR
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Every once in a while a reader picks up just the right book at just the right time. That is what happened to me when I picked up “Malediction”. On a Sunday afternoon, I received my copy of “Malediction” and on Tuesday afternoon (three days later) I was sad because for me, the story had ended. This is a book that grabs the reader's attention pulling them right into a wild confession and before it is over the adventure has morphed into a most unusual love story, one that the reader hopes to see a ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really thought when I first started reading this book that I wasn’t going to like it but once I started reading it I really got into it. It’s really something that I usually read and would get into but I actually did a lot . The writing was really well done, the characters different but relatable and the plot was definitely on point. This story will take your mind and soul on a roller coaster road that will leave your head spending and your heart beating fast. J.D. Lexx story is a soul catchin ...more
Lindsey
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it

I really thought when I first started reading this book that I wasn’t going to like it but once I started reading it I really got into it. It’s really something that I usually read and would get into but I actually did a lot . The writing was really well done, the characters different but relatable and the plot was definitely on point. This story will take your mind and soul on a roller coaster road that will leave your head spending and your heart beating fast. J.D. Lexx story is a soul catchin
...more
Kathy
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My review on: Malediction: Crimson Confessions
By J.D. LEXX
by Christi

"Perhaps we've grown so safe in our luminous lives that
The risk of darkness has lost its appeal."

I just don't know what to say....I was in totally awe.....

I do have to admit,this is my first novel I have ever read from J.D. Lexx and I have fallen in love with his way of writing.

These tales of conquest, of Lexx , is so descriptive, sensual, seductive and mysterious I was totally spelled bound. And the way he lures you in, with e
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Wendy Hodges
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Free copy given for an honest review.
Mostly written in narrative form and with words not commonly used, showing the author to be well versed in the English language. The story itself I was unsure if this was based on real life events from the author or pure imagination, if it is the former then his imagination is quite a busy one. Honestly I struggled with it, I found it a bit confusing in places, seeming to jump about a bit. The beginning I found a bit lengthy and not really explaining anything
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Barbara
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Malediction has a great storyline. As I read the book I ran a gamut of emotions; I laughed, was sad, then happy, I sighed at the erotic love scenes and worried over what would happen next. The author does have a unique way of spinning a tale. JD definitely gets into the reader's mind and speaks to you.

In this book, you go on a personal journey as Lexx travels the world looking for the elusive “V”. As you read his confessions and those of others you’ll feel inner desires and struggles he faces.
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Crystal Solis
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
J.D. Lexi has a way with words that can just blow me away with his elegant way of dressing up his stories with beautiful, description and sensuality. I believe that his previous stories in The Crimson Confessions were like appetizers leading up to the most satisfying meal. He takes you on this amazing journey in search of the elusive Valeria.
The descriptive way that J.D. unfolds his story is just...seductive and pleasing. The sex is erotic and just, you are forced to use your mind and feel. H
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Nick
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One day a man will break through to leave his indelible mark,and when he does that man alone Will own every inch of me mind and body. Until the last breath leaves his body .In all our time together I saw no reason why that man should not be you .. "MALEDICTION "just a teaser of what's to come when you read this amazing book. This book had me intrigued and grabbed at my imagination I loved all the twists and turns. JD Lexx has a way of writing that pulls the reader in, I felt like I was part of t ...more
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International attorney, award-winning journalist and last of a modest raconteur bloodline, J.D. Lexx has been a storyteller for most of his life and a student of humanity for even longer. Perhaps it’s no wonder that he takes such pleasure in the subtle tease of the written word, in kindling curiosity with every shared tale, then daring the imagination to continue on beyond The End.

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