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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Darkest Fantasy by Molly Diamond



Darkest Fantasy by Molly Diamond
Publisher: Breathless Press
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (15 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

In the middle of the forest, Jonathan discovers an old foundation where strange beings dance. A raven-haired beauty entices him into her arms, where she offers him the choice of enjoying her body or the fortune of his dreams. Is this woman real or merely a figment of his darkest fantasy?

What if you could have your heart’s desire? Would you take it? Would you still walk away? Or would you embrace it with open arms?

If I were the one with the choice, I have no idea what I’d choose. But I’m glad I read Darkest Fantasy by Molly Diamond. This little story packs a heck of a punch. The writing is brisk and kept me turning pages to see what would happen next. I felt like I was right there with Jonathon trying to see the woman with the dark silky hair.

This story brings the heat. Jonathon is captivated by the woman dancing in the glen. I loved the abandon with which he pursued her. I got to see what it was like to be in his head, processing what he went through. It was different and unique.

I did want to know more about the woman with the black hair. The story is told from Jonathon’s point of view, so I wasn’t totally sure about her. The author uses interesting techniques to disclose things about her, though. If I had any suggestions, it would be to make the story a little longer. I liked the pacing, and yet, it almost came across hurried. I had to reread a couple times to make sure I got all the details.

Don’t get me wrong. I liked the story and will certainly look for more from this author. This hot little treat has whetted my appetite for more.

If you want a book that will make you wriggle in your seat, then you need to read Darkest Fantasy. Have a cold drink handy. You’re going to need it, but it’ll be very much worth it.

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