Scream for Me by Belladonna Bordeaux
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (33 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, Anal Play, Forced Seduction, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Xeranthemum
This is one hell of an after life!
Love ‘em and leave ‘em bar owner Shaw Ross Sorkin has a problem of the paranormal persuasion. Little does he know, his unwanted specter is not only feeding off the startles she gives his customers but also his sexual escapades both inside and outside the bar.
Screaming ghost Bo Takishora needs a master desperately. She thinks she’s found the perfect man in Shaw. The telepath has the regenerative powers required by her specific type of paranormal. The bonus is he’s also a Dominant.
It will take all Shaw’s skill to master this insatiable ghost.
Scream For Me is an interesting look at sex with a ghost. Not just any ghost but one that reminds me of a Banshee, but is not.
Bo is the lead female character and she’s looking for someone new to be the Dom to her sub. What she needs to survive with any kind of peace is a bit unusual, to say the least. She’s a cross between Jeannie in the T.V. series, I Dream Of Jeannie and one of the ghosts from Poltergeist. The difference is that the sex that can only be hinted at on T.V. is more than apparent in this story. Bo has a tormented past that a reader only gets a glimpse of. However, it’s enough to garner a bit of sympathy for her current eating habits.
The male lead that has the chance to take care of her has a few hoops to jump through in order to get the job. It requires a few very hot encounters to make the grade, and Shaw is more than man enough to make her toe the line and give her what she needs. He’s unique as well, with a talent that is honed to a fine edge. His skill is tested beyond what he ever expected. His control is also in question. I mean, it’s a very different idea that a human man could possibly control or order about a regular ghost never mind a frisky one. I liked that angle.
I sort of felt that the development of the “I love you’s” was a bit rushed, and based on a rather shallow platform, but that didn’t detract overly much from the overall interest in the story. I can also credit the author for putting together an HEA that is not the typical happily-ever-after most expect. It stays in line with who and what Bo is and that is to be commended.
Scream For Me is a different and macabre sort of romance story that gives a distinct and spooky edge to their love making. If a reader is looking for a paranormal love story on the dark side, then this book has a few unique offerings sure to fit the bill and is worth taking a look at.