Ms. Blevins really impressed me with The Dark Underbelly series. Four short stories, all somewhat interconnected but all very different. Some sex, some kink – great characters and story lines that will keep you involved. ~ Kitty, Guilty Pleasures
Life becomes hell when The Abbott gives Holly to the sadistic Bran, but she survives because there’s no other option.
This novella picks up on Holly’s part of the story in UNLEASHED. It’s recommended you read these two books together.
It was interesting watching Holly go from an addicted whore to the Elegant Weapon that she became at Bran’s hand. I had no idea how Candace Blevins was going to pull this one off. In Leashed, Holly was incorrigible, and I did not think that even the hard-assed Bran would have been able to redeem her. But, not only did he change her, he made her into a bad-assed warrior woman.
There’s no way to adequately explain all that was done without giving away the whole story of An Elegant Weapon. Let’s just say that Bran’s way of breaking a person are a whole lot different than those of Abbott. It was interesting watching the transformation and how it was done. I was convinced that Bran had no mercy. That was until Holly understood exactly what her life could be like, what immortality could give her and just how wonderful it was to have some power.
If you have followed Candace Blevins, you know that she knows how to write Sadomasochism and An Elegant Weapon combined the best of her writing abilities … kink and paranormal. No, not BDSM because there was absolutely no consent on the part of Holly. So, yes, kink. And, her paranormal has always had a way of drawing me in … a little bit dark but a whole lot stimulating.
Ms. Blevins really impressed me with The Dark Underbelly series. Four short stories, all somewhat interconnected but all very different. Some sex, some kink – great characters and story lines that will keep you involved.