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Monday, January 30, 2012

Whispers by Suzanne Rock

Whispers by Suzanne Rock
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Historical, paranormal
Length: Short Story (89 pgs)
Other: anal sex, ménage, M/M, M/F, M/F/M
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Stephantois

Rose is skeptical when Lady Denville hires her to take care of some ghosts in her townhouse. She expects to find a nest of rats or leaky water pipes. Instead she finds two sexy spirits intent on fulfilling her every sexual desire. They introduce her to a whole new world of pleasure -- and a curse that may destroy them all.

Lionel and Jonathan have been trapped in the townhouse for decades, waiting. When Rose walks in, they know that she is the one with the power to save them. The key to their freedom lies within reach, and both men must put aside their differences if they ever hope to break the curse that binds them to the townhouse. As the men set out to seduce Rose and gain their freedom, their sexual desire turns into something more. Now they must be honest with the woman they love, or stay imprisoned in the spirit world forever.

Write a good ghost story and then set it in the Regency era and you have my attention. I had high expectations for this story and it didn’t disappoint me. Ms. Rock did a wonderful job immediately setting the scene with Rose entering the house and being asked to free it of ghosts. It almost reminded me of an old gothic tale but instead of being Victorian this one was of an earlier time.

As she explores the house you get the feeling that there’s something creepy about it and the owner hasn’t been imagining things. There’s also an erotic edge to it, especially when Rose first sees the two men. In fact, the book had a wonderful balance of eerie story and erotic tale. I liked all three characters but especially Rose who seemed to be down on her luck. I cheered for her but at the same time wondered how the author would bring this to a happy ending for all three characters.

The dialogue is good and the pacing perfect for the tale which does, in fact, have a satisfying conclusion. I’ll definitely be looking out for more stories by Ms. Rock.

If you enjoy a historical short story packed with ghostly and erotic goings on in an old house, this is one you won’t want to miss.

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