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Forbidden Alliances (eBook)
Forbidden Alliances eBook Cover,
written by Inna Don and Stephannie Beman
|Publisher||Amazon Digital Services|
|Publication date||April 17, 2015|
|Preceded by||Forbidden Angel|
Forbidden Alliances is an eBook written by Inna Don and Stephannie Beman. It is the second work in the Escaping Hell series by this author. In this work the character Cayn is an Incubus.
- Title: Forbidden Alliances
- Authors: Inna Don and Stephannie Beman
- Published By: Amazon Digital Services
- Length: 41 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B00UYFDO5Y
- Publishing Date: April 17, 2015
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He would do anything to claim the creature most forbidden to a man like him...
Imprisoned and without hope of ever leaving Hell alive, Cayn suffers the punishments of the damned for defiance against Lord Noctio’s orders. But death would not be a blessing. Not when his mortal form would unleash the immortal soul of an incubus whose insatiable hunger for the sexual energy of Humanity would make him the ban of Earth. Not when the Angel who stumbled into his prison cell and changed his world needs his help.
Now Cayn will change the rules. He will forge forbidden alliances with friends and foes. And he will be free of the Lord of Hell once and for all.
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on July 14, 2015
Cayn is brought face to face with his tormentor and then given a choice. But the choice isn’t really a choice when it comes to Kia. Connected to her, and she to him, the choice isn’t whether to obey, but how to win.
The second work builds onto the setting and plots of the first work very well and in doing so there are a number of minor characters who, in appearing, take a bit of the focus away from Kia and Cayn. This isn’t a criticism, but rather it allows some fascinating insights into what Cayn’s world is like, how others see him, and the opinions they have of him. There are even a few succubi that appear in passing, and one interesting note about a succubus and an angel that I think will come back to haunt both Cayn and Kia.
The work focuses more on Cayn, which it must, because this work sets up a lot of the reasons why Cayn was imprisoned, what is wanted of him as well. But there is more than that to be found as things unfold. There is quite a lot of insight about Cayn’s character, who he is, and the struggles within himself to understand why his attitude is different than it was.
Kia is a little less involved in this work, but nonetheless, there is a bit more told about her, a little more explanation about why things happened between herself and Cayn and, in the end, there is a very clear fact that the two of them need to come to terms with. There are several plots running through the work, some of which run headlong into one another and when this happens it serves to make the story much stronger, the characters better and it added something needed to the work. Some meaning for Cayn and Kia, if only barely understood by them both.
The second work has less erotica in the pages than the first work, mainly for all of the world building and character development that comes along. I think it worked well and while the erotica does appear at the very end of this work, it isn’t out of place and it leads quite naturally towards a third work in the series where, hopefully, all of the plots will comes to their focus.
Like the first work, the second needs another editing pass however. Again there are quite a number of spelling and word errors that tripped me up at several points. One of which was in the middle of an important scene and I was taken out of the story for a moment and shouldn’t have been. It is far better than the first work however in that there is a a solid story wrapped in the development of the characters and I think that worked really well.
Four out of five pitchforks.
A good continuation of the series, but needing some editing to make it all that it should have been.
There would seem to be another work to come, the ending of the second work makes that very clear and I will be looking for it when it comes out. The mysteries still haunt the characters, stories need to be told and in being told there’s so much promise here to be seen.