When two dark souls connect the draw is too dominant to ignore and the obsession of owning the only color to brighten my dark world too unrelenting to not obey. I left her alone so she could live a normal life but I was weak, how can she live a normal life after so much sinister chaos invaded her world, summoning her own darkness to the surface? The depraved devil that is me now had an anchor, someone to venture into the black abyss with. Normal wasn’t a path ever set for Cereus. She was her Father’s daughter but my soul mate, even if I disputed ever owning one. She was struggling without me in her life, the vacant ache inside her leaking out. I can’t not go to her, the need is too strong and like with all of my urges I embrace it.
Title: Vacant (an Empathy Novella)
Author: Ker Dukey
Genre: Dark Erotica
Release Date: April 6, 2015
★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★
A year after Ryan has supposedly died in the fire and Cereus is at college trying to fit in with people that she doesn’t connect with. She is getting some stick from a girl called Hannah and she is getting dark thoughts about hurting her and she is missing her uncle so desperately she feels like she is losing her mind. He was the only one who understood her and now that she has unleashed her darkness, she finally feels free.
“Ryan’s words soothe me. I don’t care that they aren’t real. I can do whatever I want, think whatever I want.
In my mind no one has to know.
I can be free.”
Ryan has been watching over her from a distance and when he realises that Cereus might be in trouble, he is immediately there for her like he always said he would be.
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This novella was as crazy as the first two books, and not only to we have the seriously fucked up psychopath that is Ryan, but we now have his little protégé Cereus. This ends on a bit of a cliffhanger so I am not sure if that is it, or there will be more?
If you were a fan of Empathy and Desolate you will probably enjoy the crazy train of Uncle Ryan and Cereus. [ They don’t have sex, but it’s not ruled out for future encounters! :/ (hide spoiler)]
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review
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. You can find me on Facebook where i love interacting with my readers.