His mahogany gaze haunts my waking hours, his touch ignites my dreams. I know him in intimate detail, but I’ve never laid eyes on him.
I’ve always seen things I can’t explain, but the reality of him blindsides me, his mere presence a captivating force I can’t fight. What’s worse…I don’t want to. He burrows under my skin and unearths my biggest secret, even as he hides his own demons.
Then he warns me away. Stubborn man.
I’m already in too deep, and if staying means I’m the next victim of the Hangman’s noose, then so be it. Not even the threat of a serial killer can keep me away.
Part one of a three-part serial. Intended for mature audiences due to sexy adult situations, explicit language, and disturbing subject matter. Approximately 30,000 words.
Epiphany part one by Gemma James
Aiden & Mackenzie
GREAT INTRO TO AN AWESOME SERIAL!
I suppose I should talk about Epiphany, but to start out I’d like to talk about Gemma James. The queen of cliffhangers! She delivers such suspenseful stories with close calls, spine chilling situations, and white knuckle reading. I love her and I hate her all in the same breath!
Now for the book, Epiphany Part One. So I’d have to say this is a great intro to an awesome serial set. It has a little bit of everything. Suspense, tension, hilarity, great friendship, and even a little romance. I have to admit that after reading this one I literally wanted to throw my Kindle across the room… so have part two ready to go or you’ll freak way the fuck out like I did. There’s a serial killer on the loose. The police don’t really have any leads and there’s no rhyme or reason to his methods of killing at this point which is driving me in-fucking-sane!
Mackenzie is all kinds of awesomeness. She’s young, she’s gorgeous, and she dreams of real life events… like REALLY dreams (or has nightmares) about some scary shit. Seems to me that in itself would scare the shit out of me but not Mac, she embraces her gift. I firmly believe she uses her talent to help others even when she really doesn’t want to. She’s had a rough past but with time and good friends she’s moving on. When she finally meets Aidan in the flesh and not in her dreams, things start to change for her. I’m not so sure the changes are welcomed or dreadful at this point but I’ll keep reading and find out.
Aiden on the other hand is all kinds of fucked up. He’s very mysterious and at the same time a little intimidating. I know he’s hiding something, but what? The way Gemma describes Aiden to me feels like if you could look into his eyes you see so much pain and hurt swirling around. He’s a man on a mission and nothing and no one is going to stop him from completing that task. Not Mac and definitely not the police.
Great supporting character cast… Six, oh Six… I love that chick! Everyone needs a girlfriend like her. She’s someone who can take you from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds flat and have you giggling the whole time. Even that Christie was a great supporting character despite the fact that she was an uber bitch and I wanted to put Nair in her shampoo bottle. She just makes the story that much more interesting. Now for the rest of the gang… Brad, the Sheriff, and the rest of the crew that throw ’em back at The Pour House.. I can’t wait to see what happens… squeeeee!
This opening novella is just right. The pacing is fast and pleasing. The dialogue flows with ease and the characters are very relatable. There is no climax just yet, you have to keep reading to get to that, but this build up is excellent and killing me by the way… Thanks Gemma!
ARC provided by Gemma for an honest review… I’m sure she just wanted to torture me… Thanks hooker!!!
ABOUT GEMMA AND WHERE TO STALK HER!!!
Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”
She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children–three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.