by Madeline Iva
DESPERATION AND DANGER IN A BOTTLE: There are certain elements of dark romance that are compelling. The heroine’s life is about to fall off a cliff–is falling–has fallen. It’s a familiar feeling, people. If you’ve been there too, you know how it is. While everything is absolutely horrible at the same time you feel very alive. You’re in the jungle, emotionally speaking. Desperation heightens all your senses. It’s a heady thing, struggling to survive the trauma/disaster/implosion of what was your life. I don’t want to go back and live it over again–but reading dark romance puts me right back in those feels. Cue the music–Hello darkness my old friend.
Few writers have the talent to re-create those feels on the page–but Skye is one of them. It’s addictive to pop into that heightened state for a few hours, always knowing you can pop right out again and lay the kindle down.
THE SQUIRMY FACTOR: Skye Warren manages to combine all those feels with settings of luxury and wealth. A very heady combo. THEN SHE JUST GOES THERE sex-wise. Oy. What intensity. It’s the kind of romance that makes you feel like squirrels are fighting in your tummy. One of Skye’s teasers on facebook referenced how the inexperienced heroine’s throat was sore–from the rough sex she’d been having with the hero. (!!!) That teaser put me into a sex-daze for weeks.
Along with Pam Godwin, Skye Warren really knows how to keep us in the vulnerable-desperate-and-need-to-survive situation. I don’t even know exactly how she does it. Sometimes what she’s writing is really raw yet I’m with her inch by inch. My eyeballs are practically cutting into the page wanting more More MORE.
SKYE WARREN’S BOOKS ARE DARK ROMANCE CRACK–SO TRY ONE ALREADY. You can do so for free. Go to SKY WARREN’S WEBSITE. Go to the bottom of the page where it says SIGN UP FOR THE VIP READER LIST. Add your email. Get the free copy of your book and start reading.
*They’re serials. You’ll read one and wind up buying two or three more.