There are many series that come and go on Amazon and other ebook stores. Today’s review is of a book series by one author that came to ten books in total, including the book bundles and so on. but then vanished into thin air soon afterwards. There series was a mixture of various supernatural beings in the series, and one of them were incubi. They weren’t in all of the books, but they did appear enough to bring the series to my attention.
While the concepts were interesting, the telling of the stories left something to be desired in that the characters were very one-dimensional, the erotica wasn’t much more than porn level sex and the endings left a lot to be desired. Domination as a theme isn’t a bad idea, but when that story is told poorly, that’s a problem.
- Title: Dominated by Demons Series
- Author: Jeniffer Grant
- Length: 19 – 23 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: Various
- Publishing Date: February 2015
- No Longer Available – Was Published On Amazon
The work tells the story of:
At the party, Lisa expected to find your usual suspects; drinks, horny men, dancing, and a decent time. She certainly wasn’t prepared for the demon sex-god domination that awaited her.
The works are a series of stories in which various beings are summoned or otherwise come into the orbits of female characters. They capture their prey, bend their wills before pushing the story towards various levels of heat and then telling of what the aftermath brings to each woman that’s had their encounter.
This sounds like a good idea, and in some cases the plots have something going for them, but overall there’s not really that much heat in the erotica, mainly being various porn movie scene heat, Occasionally there are flashes of some BDSM themes, which I personally didn’t find worked for me as they are well over the top, even allowing that the male characters are incubi.
The incubi characters are very much one-dimensional, there’s not a lot of personality or meaning to them. There’s a singular focus in most of the series which isn’t at all a surprise considering who the male characters are. That focus becomes something of a stone that drags the climax of each book along before the work comes to a screeching halt with the final page.
In the same way, many of the main female characters aren’t very interesting either. There’s a real lack of personality at times, they being for the most part in the story for the sake of getting to the sex, which isn’t interesting or erotic. While there is something of a past for each, a reason for why things unfold as they do, it wasn’t enough for me to overcome the almost melancholy feeling of their characters throughout.
The writing style is short and to the point, the story racing through as quickly as possible towards the main characters becoming entwined with each other. I hesitate to call that intimacy, because there just didn’t seem to be very much of that in the series overall. Raw sexual need was more present, reflecting the incubi characters, which was the point of the series I thought.
The works are very short, and being so there’s not enough time for story, for characters to develop or there to be any sort of real character development. They are just long enough to drive the characters together, see what happens and move onwards.
That’s a shame because I think there’s a story here, but I just couldn’t find it, or find it interesting for how difficult it was for me to like the characters, care about them, or want to know what came next.
One out of five pitchforks.
The series really didn’t interest me, mainly because the domination aspects were well over the top, the sexuality didn’t have much heat in it as well. If the characters had some personality beyond the thin veil they had, the series might have been more interesting, sadly it wasn’t.
The writing of a BDSM theme, even if that’s tangentially important to the story, needs at least for me, to have some kind of heart to it, the understanding of what a D/s relationship is. Pain or suffering isn’t the same as passion or setting story aside for some erotica with little heat in it.
As I’ve noted, the series is no longer available on Amazon. However there was the appearance of another series under another author’s name which seems to have the same issues as this series did, regardless of the stories that were told.
I’ll be reviewing that series quite shortly as well.