Author: Ker Dukey
Genre: Dark Erotica
Cover Design: Ker Dukey
Photography Credit: Unbound By Words Photography
Model Credit: Dax McClannahan
Release Date: February 2nd 2015
I was a son,
Eighteen years of being in a psyche ward; I was released into the world. Things have changed, Blake is married to Melody and is a father to my new fixation, Cereus. My beautiful niece who knows nothing of my existence. When consequences of past sins begin playing tricks on me, old cravings demand to be satisfied.
There is no cure for my kind of sickness.
I am void of everything but obsession.
I can’t love,
I can’t feel,
I am Desolate.
Reviewed by Tracey Lou Parker for
Kindle Friends Forever.
I have read many a book but never quite like this one. Desolate comes hot on the heels of the first book Empathy, but eighteen years later with Blake, Melody and their daughter Cereus who are living harmoniously together. The years have been kind to them. They were living their everyday life as happily as they could. Happy in the knowledge that Ryan was locked away and could never hurt them again.
Cereus was of an age when she would be off to college soon, so Blake and Melody made the decision to add another member to their family. Ryan. What can I possibly say about him? Incarcerated for the last eighteen years in a facility for the criminally insane, even I, as an avid reader, never expected him to be released or to be let loose on the outside world. Can someone as dark and soulless as him ever be cured? I certainly didn’t think so but the doctors thought differently! In my opinion, you cannot fix something that is not broken. He wasn’t broken. This was just how he was. Empty, dark, soulless and above all, smart. A man who showed no remorse in anything he did. Everything he did was methodically thought out down to the very last detail.. The adjectives to describe him were never ending.
Quote: “I was born with a superior genetic pre- disposition” Oh, how I smiled when I read that sentence.
After his release, Ryan was sent to a hostel where others resided with mental illnesses as this was to ease him back into society until he found his feet. His thirst for control having never left him, he quickly made acquaintances with a couple of young ladies that were also staying there. Needless to say, this was never going to end happily. Now was the time to put his plan into action. His plans were to make friends with his niece, Cereus. A beautiful young woman who looked so much like her mother but reminded him of himself at that young age.
And this is where the story really starts. What is he going to do? Is he going to kill them? Remember; this is a man who is capable of anything. Blake and Melody have tried to protect their daughter from the past events that had inflicted their lives. But fate was against them. Things were going to come to a head in a way that no one could ever foresee. The twists and turns in this book kept you on the edge of your seat at all times. The only one true thing which you knew was going to come was that Ryan was going to kill again. Nothing had changed after eighteen years.
Did I see a glimmer of love? Ryan said no, but I wasn’t too sure. If he did have feelings for Cereus, he had no idea how to process them in his head or in his heart. I held out some hope for him although maybe I was fooling myself!
I’m not a lover of dark reads; however, I am a big fan of author Ker Dukey.
This book was written perfectly. To be able to put yourself inside the head of a man like Ryan was an amazing feat, and I applaud you for that. There were several times throughout the book where I would have gladly smacked him about the head. I wanted him to suffer a long and painful death just to make me feel better for the wrong doings he had done in the past and in his future. I love it that a book can bring out those feelings in me. To me, it means this is a book that has touched me in a way that maybe no other has. Thank you!!
Congratulations Ker Dukey on five worthy stars .
I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could of improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that i tell my own.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.
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