Blake Rivers lives in the East of England, surrounded by acres of historical countryside, towns and villages. It is from these mysterious places of history that he draws on the fantastical, moulding them into stories and adventures.
For as long as he can remember, writing books and being an author of stories was all he wanted to do. He still keeps his first two manuscripts, one written on an old Royal typewriter when he was twelve, and the other on an Amiga computer when he was fourteen, and although they'd never be published, they are a reminder of the dream and the journey. In the late 2000's, Blake wrote many starts to books that he abandoned, which have since created the Kindle eBook he calls A Writer's Lesson in False Starts, but it was in 2011 he began to write his first novel to be published, The Assassin Princess.
When he is not writing, Blake reads a lot, his favourite authors being Anne Rice, Stephen King and Patricia Cornwell, among many others, and he also enjoys going for long walks and, of course, spending time with his beautiful girlfriend. He is also very fond of visiting the many medieval churches of England.
Visit: www.blakerivers.co.uk for further information.
The Assassin Princess
Tales of Legacy
A Writer's Lesson in False Starts
The Tree - A Short, Magical, Love Story
A Step into Darkscape
An exciting, deep, relationship to scratch your nails down.
Having received an Advance Review Copy of this book, I made sure that I got stuck in as soon as possible. I had never read an erotic story before this, though I had a good idea as to what to expect. However, I was very surprised.
With or without the erotica in this book, the multiple dimensions of this read bring me to the conclusion that this is not about sex. This is about a relationship. It is a book about two people, who have both had damaged pasts, getting together and trying their hardest to make it work. It is a book of psychological entanglement, though whereas the main character, Charlotte, has dealt with most of her issues, the male lead has yet to face his daemons fully.
Noah reminded me much of myself, a mind left in a state of confusion and barriers. His love for Charlotte is so strong that he feels he must attack the haunts of his mind to free himself to love her as she deserves to be loved. It was a personable experience, one that you can get entrenched in easily. You can see these struggles behind closed doors, if you peek through the keyholes. Two people who are mad for each other, but repel like opposing magnets when they get too close. Annihilation.
This story is about the damage control of that annihilation, and throughout there are graphic sexual scenes, to be sure, but written in a way that you accept as being 'their thing'. It is not the theme of the book, nor is it trying to force itself upon you. You are looking through the window of a truly complex relationship that is slowly blossoming, but is--and has been in the past--fuelled by pure animal, sexual prowess. Two strong and sexually strong personalities colliding, while between them the creation of a family unit, baby included.
I was taken totally by the amount of research that has gone into the making of this book, the actions and reactions to some of the most potent psychological explorations and traumas of the human mind. It deserves the five stars and more, and it is certainly a recommended read.
More profound that 50 shades of any colour you like.
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