FRAGILE TRUTHS (Shadows of Sin #1)
Authors: D.H. Sidebottom & R.M. James
Genre: Dark Fictional Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2014
To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
The bitterness is consuming. It’s intensity slashes and claws at my insides, it’s hatred wrenching my soul as it curls and nurtures my need for revenge.
HIS torture only feeds my vice. I won’t let HIM break me, only strengthen me. The pain HE gives is welcomed, it’s rawness fuelling the loathing inside with each of HIS thrashes and tears on my pale skin, with every harsh truth HE breathes in my ear and with each of HIS crippling holds.
I have waited too long for this and I’ll never let the bastard win.
He will have to end me before I give in.
But now HE has a weapon against me. Something I swore throughout my life I would never let in;
Her strength astounds me. HE doesn’t seem to break her.
HIS relentless persecution and determination to bury her under his furious reign and brutality eats at my soul. It has found that dark place inside me, the pit of hell I had locked and secured away, and enriched it, demanded its flourish and ripened its ferocity. The family wrath.
She’ll never give in, and I pray every night as I guide her through the darkness that tomorrow will bring the light to her soul before it is consumed, finally, by the plague of HIM.
She blossoms under my torture, the soft suppleness of her skin ripping and tearing as though her soul is trying to break free from the agony.
I’ll allow it, because I can. Because I need her soul. I crave the sustenance it feeds my rage with, my thirst for cruelty quenched by the sounds of her desolate screams and my hunger for blood, nourished by the slow drip of her life force at my feet.
She thinks I won’t break her, so does he. They underestimate the blood that slithers through my veins. It’s the blood that tenures those around me.
The Shadows of Sin.
Review: 4 Stars
I’d like to start by saying I had an idea this story would be a wide ride before I started reading it, only because I’m familiar with DH Sidebottom’s work and her brand of intense storytelling. With that being said, Fragile Truths not only exceeded my expectations but added a level of intensity and brutality I didn’t expect.
In this story, we follow Francesca, Tate and Jude through intermittent encounters that began at a young age until coming full circle in adulthood. Francesca finds herself caught between a new found love, that brings about a self discovery she never expected, and a lifelong promise for revenge.
As the story progressed I found myself admiring the heroine of this book so much more than any previous books I’ve read. No matter what was thrown at her, her strength only grew that much more and all while discovering a love she never expected and would die for, if needed. Her devotion and love for her family and Tate are awe inspiring and she’s willing give up anything and everything.
You’ll enjoy the passion between Tate and Frankie and you’ll cringe at the brutality they each endure for that love.
This is a great story and well worth the wait.
About the Authors
Is the author of over 11 erotic/thriller books on the Amazon Kindle site, including the Heart of Stone series and Room 103 series. The first book in the new Shadows of Sin Mafia series, Fragile Truths, written along with co-author R.M. James, has just been released.
Among other ventures, she also writes the narrative, dialogue and advertising monologues for HyperSloth, an indie games company and their current game, Dream.
She was raised in a loving family with one brother in Derbyshire, UK and grew up with a rowdy group of bikers who she considered her brothers as well as her friends, and who also made school life a whole lot easier. She has a wild imagination that she says is never silent and on occasion, a mind that can from time to time scare the hell out of her.
Dawn is a single mum to three children, aged from 12 to 21, whom she regards as her ‘life support system’…along with coffee, and is awaiting the birth of her first grandchild.
She is an avid reader, enjoying a mixed genre from paranormal and erotica to horrors and biographies. Her taste in music is very eclectic, ranging from The Goo Goo Dolls and OneRepublic to Hinder and Poison and she always generates a playlist for each book.
She is an eager supporter to all indie authors and helps advise, edit and beta for several upcoming writers; however her main love, apart from spending time with her children and writing, is enjoying her friends’ company and figuring out how to remain upright after several beers, which she has yet to fathom.
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R.M. James is so excited about having her writing dream come true. She lives in England with her husband and seven year old daughter. She has been married to the love of her life for 12 years and is mother to one of the most beautiful girls to ever live. Collaborating with D.H. Sidebottom has been so fun and exciting. Her favorite genres are erotica and young adult. Favorite authors consists of Colleen Hoover, Jessica Sorensen, Pepper Winters, Jodi Ellen Malpas and K. Bromberg to name just a few. R.M.’s passion for reading and writing is shadowed only by her love for Starbucks and film.
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