Thursday, June 10, 2010

Survival Games

Title: Survival Games
Author: J.E. Taylor
Publisher: eXcessica Publishing
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ISBN: 1449958923
Genre: {M/F} Erotic Thriller
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Ty Aris has obeyed every order his step-brother Frank has given him until he grabs Jessica from a parking lot and his life changes forever because of it. He has produced the most graphic black market porn and snuff films ever published. Now all he thinks about is how he can free Jessica - before she becomes the next star - and himself from the hell they are in. Even though she hates him after what had been done to her, he still wants to help her get away.

Jessica Connor, working mother and wife, wakes up in a nightmare that is beyond anything imaginable and at the moment, there is nothing she can do about it. She refuses to give in to his demands, pleas or his desire for her and yet a physical bond is formed between them. The sexual abuse that she gets from the brother, whenever Ty is absent, shakes her badly but the threats of death for Ty by the brother, keeps her from telling him what happened.

Survival Games is the most graphic thriller I have ever read and the first in the Games Trilogy. It’s a good thing I am not weak at heart, as while reading this book, there were a few times it was hard to continue. I was extremely proud of Jessica’s determination to live and her vow to get back to her children. She really fought hard not to be submissive and I believe that would have ended her life much quicker. The real villain, Frank, is heartless towards everyone and that included his own brothers, who he had no problem using or destroying.

There is so much to take in with the physical and mental abuse done to the tortured victims - it was sickening - and knowing they wouldn’t be leaving said there was no hope to begin with. I won’t say what was done, but be prepared if you decide to read this story. It was surprising at how they covered up each crime, as was Ty’s knowledge of computers and other equipment available to him. Ms. Taylor, you have done a fantastic job of describing how dramatic one’s life can be, and I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

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