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Loving Reflections (eBook)
Loving Reflections eBook Cover,
written by LC Cooper
|Publication date||August 18, 2015|
Loving Reflections is an eBook written by LC Cooper. In this work the character Denise is a Succubus.
- Title: Loving Reflections
- Author: LC Cooper
- Published By: Smashwords
- Length: 20 Pages
- Format: eBook
- IBSN: 9781311440556
- Publishing Date: August 18, 2015
What if those things that go bump in the night are real? How do you feel as you stand before your bathroom mirror at midnight? For Damon, the experience was far too real to be dismissed. The love of his life was not his fiancee, but a mysterious woman he couldn't touch until Halloween.
As the hairs rise and the goosebumps quiver, who do YOU see in the mirror?
Soon after Damon moved into his house, a beautiful woman began appearing in his dreams. Unbeknownst to his fiancee, Damon and the woman carried on a year-long affair. Halloween night was to be their joyous and climactic reunion, but their celebration will far exceed Damon's expectations.
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on April 17, 2016
Damon finds himself enraptured by a woman who appears in his dreams. She asks for his help to be freed, to enter his world, and he starts on the path to make this happen. But what is the truth, and when Damon finds out what it is, is he prepared for it?
The work is interesting as it reads more as a story about Denise, the woman in the mirror, using her charms to seduce and guide Damon into doing as she asks him to. There’s a reason for this, she is, for the most part, a succubus, and she wants to be released from the mirror prison she is within.
Along with this, there is some physiological drama between Damon, his fiancé, and, as a side plot, the drama that Denise brings along as well. There’s very little erotica, and that isn’t the point of the work regardless. The story is what Damon was prepared to do, what happens when he starts to do so, and then, when the truth comes out, what he does in the end. It’s an interesting progression of his character and there is some growth which I felt worked well.
Denise, the succubus of the work, is in a lot of ways very stereotypical in her real appearance, her actions, the way she holds Damon’s attentions and what she promises to him. It’s quite clear from the first moment she appears to Damon that she isn’t telling the truth, that she’s hiding or bending the truth as much as she can, and it isn’t all that surprisingly when what she really wants comes out.
The climax of the story is a little unexpected, mostly in the actions that Damon takes, but otherwise fulfilled the plot of the story well. However, there is a postscript at the end of the work that I just don’t think worked well. I can understand putting a twist in the end of a story, something to catch the reader and surprise them. In this case, I don’t think it works all that well considering all of the events of the work to that point.
While the main plot comes to a close, the relationship between Damon and his fiancé also seems to be off from the beginning of the work. It’s hard to understand just how the two of them became a couple, how Damon ever proposed to her, and most of all, why it is that Damon continues to be with her considering the abuse she deals to him. I could place some of that to Denise holding power over Damon, but that’s a bit of a thin reason i think.
While the characters are interesting, the story is a bit thin, reading very much like a teen horror film at times and I wish there was more. There are questions left unanswered, many of them revolving around Denise and Damon’s fiancé, and there isn’t a lot of depth to the answers when they arrive.
Three and a half out of five pitchforks.
Really the very last paragraph of the work just ruined things for me. I couldn’t quite see why things had to turn out that way, nor how it made the work better. Leaving the work to end a few paragraphs before, allowing some sort of closure after everything that transpired in the work I think would have worked better.
A story where things are tied up neatly, then suddenly aren’t doesn’t quite work. It’s a bit too stereotypical for my liking and that’s a shame for how interesting the story is otherwise.