I received this book for free from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Death Trilogy #1
Published by Dragonfairy Press on May 27th 2013
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Paranormal Romance
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Samantha Bevans is having the best sex of her life—but it's not with her husband. Fortunately for her marriage, the affair is all in her mind. Isn't it? As an empath, she senses other people's emotions. But her connection to the man with the the chiseled face and haunting eyes seems so real.
There's no time for fantasies with a serial killer loose in Pittsburgh. The killer is targeting dancers at a strip club where Samantha used to bartend, back when drugs were the only cure for the torment of her abilities. As a member of a special task force, Samantha uses her talents to sense the victims’ final thoughts. Just when she thought the case was complex enough, she discovers one of the victims was thinking about her fantasy man when she died.
Who can Samantha trust when she can’t trust her own mind? An empath feels the emotional environment around her…and Samantha is surrounded by death.
When you pick up an erotic book by D.T. Dyllin, there are several things you can expect. First off, you had better be prepared for sex. Lots and lots of sex. With strong, take charge men. You can also expect an intricate and intelligent plot. So many erotica novels are too much sex, masking the fact that their plot is flimsy. Feeling Death is NOT one of those stories. It is a full story, with complex characters. If this sounds like your reading style, then you need to read this book.
Dyllin is known for her fierce characters. Samantha Bevans, Sam, is an empath. She can sense and manipulate the emotions around her, and she can also sense people’s dying thoughts. She can literally FEEL DEATH! Incredibly useful when you work for branch of the government that uses “talented” individuals to solve murders. Sam is trying to trying to help catch a serial killer, alongside her husband. The main problem with this is that she’s starting to get distracted. Sam’s having vivid dreams about a sexy blond man, and when those dreams start to leach into her waking hours, she starts getting concerned.
Sam is a bold character, who won’t take sh*t from anyone. She knows what she wants and how to get it, and she walks a fine line between right and wrong. In fact, all of the characters are pretty tough nuts, in one way or another. A lot of the sexual tension comes from power struggles, to see who comes out on top. *meeeeeow*
The timeline in this book was part of what I loved most. You start off in the middle of the story, with very little history or information. There are the occasional clues dropped along the way, but it isn’t until the middle of the book that you are given a look into the past, and are allowed to put all these pieces into place. It wasn’t perfect though. What bothered me was that some of the scenes were repeated, first in a dream or memory sequence, and then again when the story looped back over the timeline. I actually ended up flipping through the scenes so I didn’t have to read them twice.
I can easily recommend this book to my friends, but it won’t be to everybody’s taste. Hot hot hot, and it keeps you guessing! Watch for my review of the sequel, Embracing Death, coming soon!