Book Review: Facade by D.H. Sidebottom & Ker Dukey


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Title: Facade (Deception #1)
Author: D.H. Sidebottom & Ker Dukey
Genre: Dark Erotic Thriller
Length: 206 pages
Rating: 5 stars

WARNING! This book is Dark erotica. This book contains situations that some may find offensive. If you are sensitive to graphic violence read with caution. This book also leads into a second book. You will get answers but the story will continue into a final instalment. You have been warned. Enjoy.

You meet someone. You date. You fall in love. You marry.
The four simple rules of love….
Wrong! I’m getting married but I’d never met him before now, never dated him, never fell in love. I have no access to the memories of the most magical time of anyone’s life.
My mind won’t allow me to evoke the past, I can’t remember those simple stages to lead me to the fourth .

I can’t comprehend why I would have ever wanted to marry someone like Dante. I should never have passed the first stage, although, I may have seen him through the eyes of the woman I once was, this me that lives, breathes here now, can’t understand how we made it to the next stage.
I’m not sure, without memories, how I know that this voice inside me, telling me I would never have chosen him, speaks some truth, I just know. He’s controlling, arrogant, callous and violent, and utterly hell bent on humiliating and degrading me – Like watching me falter, watching me struggle to comply and be the woman he asked to marry, powers him- as though he wants to break me piece by piece. Fiber by fiber. Until all that’s here is the shell he created from a soul that I once owned.

Now my memories are slowly returning. And they show me a completely different side to meeting him. Our dates, falling in love. The Dante haunting me in the shadows of my mind is loving, gentle and utterly enamored with me, nothing like the man with me now.
And this is what taunts me. My tender lover turned into a debauched, cruel sadist who is determined to consume my life, destroy my mind and murder my spirit.

I am, Star, and just like with some stars in the sky, the light you see is an echo, a façade, I am already gone
I am a no one.
Especially to him. To him I am the dark in his desires, the corrupt in his depravity.
The sin in his immorality.

YaYa's Review
“You were created to complete my soul, and mine yours. When the sun sets and rises every day from this day forward we will be forever entwined.”

The story begins with the perfect marriage proposal.  Making love promises to one another.  The forever.  All that mushy, gushy stuff. That moment when you gold your heart and say: “Awweee.”  Well, that only lasted for about 1 minute. The moment you begin the first chapter it sort of makes you go back to the menu and wonder if you mistakenly opened up another book.  It’s like you’re in my little pony wold and all of a sudden you’re in The Lord of the Ring trilogy.  Yikes!

“You will learn quickly that what I reward you with is a gift and should be accepted as such and appreciated. My leniency to ungrateful stubborn bitches is minute.”

Just a second ago Star is getting engaged and the next she’s chained up in a cell without any trace of her memory.  Not a clue of where she was, who she is, not even her own name.  That right there is the beginning of a great Mind-Fuck.

There’s not much you can say after reading such a twisted story without giving spoilers so I’ll try my best.  The same boring it’s dark, and thrilling, you must read it.  It’s so much more than that.  Oh the author really throws you in for more than one mind-fuck.  Very well played.

So Sara is being held captive.  At least that’s what we first think. Being tortured, forced to watch things she doesn’t want to, forced to do things she thinks she doesn’t want to do.

I didn’t want to feel anything but the anger; however, my body was a traitorous slut, making me despise myself more than I already did.

Because every time Mr. Troy comes into the picture she hates him but can’t help how weak he makes her feel when he touches her.  He also has his goons watch everything that happens.  I guess sharing is caring.  It’s until one of those goons hurts her, Mr. Troy kills him, then more thoughts unravel.  Or are they real?

If the intentions of the authors is to drive you crazy, they were doing a damn good job at it.  Little by little with hints here and there Star begins to remember some things.  She was giving a “drug” that would help her explore her “fantasy” and it’s the cause of her memory loss. Turns out Mr. Troy is really Dante, her fiancé.  WTF?!  You mean to tell me she planned her own rape fantasy, took a drug to enhance it, and you went along with it?  Is he like the perfect finance or what? Hey honey I want to have a rape fantasy where I’m going to be drugged and you and your friends will start in it, but you can’t have sex with anyone.  Oh wait only oral. That’s some trickery right there. No wonder she felt like a slut.

“You’ll learn that this isn’t a prison, it’s your freedom. You give yourself to me completely and trust me when I say I take it!”

So anyways Star is “home.”  It still doesn’t feel like home to her.  Mind you she’s in a secluded island.  She feels like she’s back in a cell. Dante, the “Doctor” (I don’t like or trust that whore) and the goons, specially Malik, still tip toe around her.  I have a love/hate relationship with Malik the giant.  They keeping feeding her only what she needs to know.  The thing is they must’ve forgotten how smart and strong Star is and her mind begins to remember more details…“Two halves of the same soul.”  This is where I will stop!

I want you to have the same feelings as I did as I was reading.  The surprises and outcomes are so much fun.  If you can handle that type of fun.  It ends in a cliffhanger but can I say: “What a Fucking Cliffhanger.”  I was already blown away by this story.  What are D.H. Sidebottom and Ker Dukey going to bring in the next book?  Oh this better be good. It has too.  So readers that really know me…something new, something fresh, mind-fuckery with a side of Darkness.  Maybe a double side.  Highly recommend it.

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AboutKer DukeyKer Dukey

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.

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D.H. SidebottomDawn Stancil
Author of The Heart of Stone, Room 103 and Shadows of Sin series, and the new Blue Butterfly series.

D H Sidebottom is a fulltime mum/author. She lives in Derbyshire, England with her children and two dogs.
She is an avid reader and her tastes range from horror to erotic, but she loves to help new authors get into the ‘scene’. She loves rock music and tattooed guys, and has a weakness for coffee, wine and Belgium buns

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