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Exquisite Nightmare (eBook)
Exquisite Nightmare eBook Cover,
written by Virginia Locke
|Publisher||Second Circle Press|
|Publication date||March 10, 2015|
|Preceded by||The Huntress|
Exquisite Nightmare is an eBook written by Virginia Locke. It is the second work in the Modern Hell series by this author. In this work the character David is an Incubus.
- Title: Exquisite Nightmare
- Author: Virginia Locke
- Published By: Second Circle Press
- Length: 33 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B00UKGZFPY
- Publishing Date: March 10, 2015
Other Works in this Series on SuccuWiki
Welcome to the best erotic encounter of your life. Too bad you won't live long enough to enjoy it.
Since she was old enough to walk, Jillian has secretly longed for the one man she is forbidden to touch. One night she wakes and relives one of her teenage memories...only, this time, the story has a different ending. But this erotic dream soon turns into a nightmare, for the man she desires is hiding a dark, horrific secret.
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on February 14, 2016
The story is, for the most part, a dream of the past which then turns a corner and becomes the wishes and fantasies of the main character. it is a bit taboo, to be clear, but there are some quite erotic moments in the story.
Compared to the first work in the series, the actual erotica isn’t violent, there isn’t the overwhelming theme of blood and so forth, at least until the reveal comes in the last few pages of this work. Then it comes out in full force, the story collapses into the horror and then simply ends, the point of the story really not made.
The incubus, and it is one to be clear considering that it appears in a “dream” at first before reality comes into play, isn’t named, but for all of the actions, the words spoken, and the last moments of the work, is just as stereotypical as the succubus in the first work of the series. There’s really no development of the character, simply being there to bring about the end of the work in the most violent of ways.
It’s hard to call this work horror erotica, the first is far more clearly that. This work seems to be more dreams turning into nightmares which, again, has the feeling of a mid-80s horror movie. I don’t especially like out-and-out horror stories, and this work manages to keep where it is going a closely held secret until the last few pages, but then it is completely horror and it took away what I had enjoyed to that point. The ending is truly movie level horror and then some, and it wrecked the entire work for me. I can accept the first work for the horror and how that was handled. The second it was just… wrong.
One pitchfork out of five.
More of a disappointment in the ending than anything else, the last of a “why” to the story also took away from it.
The series did not continue past the second work and as such there is no continuation of the plot, the universe, the reasons of why things happened as they did. It would have been nice to have some of that in the second work as it was in the first, but that didn’t happen. There is a story among the horror that hooked me in the first but vanished in the second.
It need not have been that way I think…