Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The demon that sometimes possesses my body and writes novels came up with a title for the WIP yesterday, inspired by the painting by Remedios Varo. It's a fun bit of double significance, since Remedios Varo is an inspiration to Luka, the main character's artisitc ambitions, while the title and subject of Varo's painting perfectly evoke the core themes of Luka's story.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wow! What a dark and fantastic book! BAD THINGS gets 4.5 stars from LOVE BYTES REVIEWS


4.5 STARS Wow! What a dark and fantastic book! 

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 I loved the contrast between the two characters…

There is lots of sex in this book…. Some of it is nice and sweet, some of it is dark and nasty. But even the dark and nasty was appealing in it’s own way. But be warned, a bit of what Xavier does to Carson is not exactly consensual. It’s that fine line.

The plot is interesting, the whole human trafficking story line is relevant and scary. The development of the relationship between Xavier and Carson is great. It’s a very intense relationship they have, Big shit happens, it was just an amazing story. I haven’t read anything by Varian Krylov before, but I certainly will now. Dangerously Happy is on the top of my TBR list!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Exceptionally Intense: 5 STARS for Bad Things

5.0 out of 5 stars Intense!September 22, 2014
This review is from: Bad Things (Kindle Edition)
Erotica & BDSM Lovers
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Exceptionally Intense.

These are the words that come closest to what I have just read.

The intensity is not so much the writing but the events that unfolded in this latest book from Varian Krylov. This author, I have no words to describe her writing style but do recognize that her use of the written words is such that it does not leave much to the imagination. The worse thing about this story is that the main man is an anti-hero who I cannot help but be scared of, be in awe of, and just fall in love with. This is a man I could not stand in Dangerously Happy for he was a scary enigma I would not want to meet in a dark place alone or with a gang of friends. And yet I absolutely love him.

This is a story that unfolds slowly but with such surety it was hard to put down. But I did put it down. I had to take time off and take stock of what was going on, opened a few lightly written romances to buffer me from the incredible scenes that kept developing. This is a plot that is all too real and the characters are written in such a manner that it is hard to realize they are fictional.

Why bad things?

First, it is Xavier and everyone who had met him the first time know that he is bad. And he does a lot of bad things.

Second, the whole situation of his sister and his quest to give her justice. That was just plain bad what happened and Xavier holds nothing back to get that revenge realized.

Third, Carson. Wow! I cannot reveal much but just know that his is a journey into a life that was totally unexpected and with Xavier right there with him? Whoa!

Fourth, the whole idea of human trafficking. This is an all too real subject that is scary to think about but needs to be addressed. This is a really, really bad thing.

Fifth, Xavier. It all ends and begins with this man. And his developing relationship with Carson. Their life as it unfolds in this read is such that was not only painful to read but to think about. Thing is, I recognize that this is what they both needed even if I don't like it. And that is simply what makes this work so incredible.

All the bad things happen here and yet it is impossible not to keep reading. Not to keep being scared. Not to keep going to find out the end and speculate.

Varian, you are one extraordinary writer and you scared me s****less. Yes, you really did.

But I just loved reading this, so Thank You!


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Sunday, September 21, 2014

5.0 out of 5 stars - A Story Packed Full of Suspense and Carnal Passion

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!September 21, 2014 By KLovesbooks
This review is from: Bad Things (Kindle Edition)

I was a little nervous about Xavi's story after meeting him in Dangerously Happy. I knew he was a tortured sadistic man but I also knew he cared deeply for the people in his life. Bad Things is about vengeance for his sister and somehow in the middle of Xavier's chaotic mess he finds the one person who can take Xavi's pain, Carson.

The beginning was brutal. My heart weeped for both Xavier and Carson. Carson stole my heart. His soft gentle nature was such as contrast to Xavier's cold exterior. But honesty, Xavier never gives Carson more than he needs. I promise once you discover Xavier's soul you will love him. He doesn't give pain as much as he absorbs everyone else's pain. The second part of the story is about healing of each characters inner demons. This story is packed full of suspense and carnal passion.
I loved the chapter with Aiden and Dario. Their roll in Carson's healing was beautiful.

I promise you will fall in love with Xavier. One glimpse into his cracked amour and you'll be hooked.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

If you don't read any other mm novel this year - read this one!

5.0 out of 5 stars Senusous and Mysterious - must read!September 15, 2014
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This review is from: Bad Things (Kindle Edition)
I had the pleasure of Beta reading this wonderful book! This is a follow up to Krylov's Dangerously Happy (DH), which I also loved. I'm in love with this author and her passionate characters! I loved DH so much that when I had the opportunity to Beta read this book I jumped on it - and I was not disappointed at all.

Xavier made his debut in DH, but the reader just barely got to know him. I was fascinated with what little we saw, so a whole novel devoted to him - yeah! In Bad Things, we really-really get to know Xavier and you can't help but to love this tough guy.

My big surprise though was Carson. HIs sensitive soul just sucks you in and he really owns this book. I fell hard for him!

Ultimately, Krylov's writing is sensuous and artistic - like Candy for my ears/brain and sex drive! It is hot, steamy, passionate, well written. You'll love the plot, the mystery, the vengeance, and the forgiveness.

If you don't read any other mm novel this year - read this one! I can't wait for it to come out in paperback! It's one I'm adding to my collection!

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