Book Review: Redgrave by C.C. Genovese

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Title: Redgrave
Author: @CCGenovese
Reviewer: Grace
Genre: Erotic Horror
Length: 91 pages
Rating: 4.5 stars

Synopsis

Sandra Sikes is a young woman trying to prove herself in a man’s military. When she volunteers to work a confinement post nobody else wants, she finds herself locked in an abandoned building with only her hot coworker guarding the second floor, and a psychopath locked in a cell. This will be the longest and most horrific night of her life.

BE ADVISED: THIS BOOK IS FOR A MATURE AUDIENCE AND CONTAINS GRAPHIC SEX AND VIOLENCE.

Grace Review

A horror movie captured in words.  This story had me holding my kindle in a death grip and afraid to turn off the lights.

I was doing my daily search through Goodreads, when this book popped on my feed.  Immediately the genre intrigued me – erotic horror.  My first thought was, I had no idea this was a thing.  My second thought was curiosity, since I love a good horror movie and was nursing a book hangover at the time.  After mentioning it in our FB reading group, After Dark Reading, I felt a bit a of peer pressure to be the guinea pig for this genre.  Given my need for something different, I was up to the task.  How scary could a book with less than 100 pages be?

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!!!!

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This story has all of the elements of a good horror film.
The isolated location.
The psychotic man.
No weapons.
No phones.
All taking place at the dead of night.

From the minute the door closes on Sandra Sikes, as she guards a prisoner at the military post, my heartrate picked up.  As you checks each room at the post, I could hear the Halloween theme song and my palms became sweaty.  This author did a great job of building the tension throughout the story.

The title comes from the prisoner’s name, Lieutenant Redgrave.  While he is always present in the story, the fear element from him is slow.  But when that build comes, hold the fuck on!  I felt like hiding under my covers.

While this was given the genre of erotic horror, I felt it was more horror than erotic.  Yes, there is sex in it and some great sexual tension.  No, that sex isn’t with the prisoner.  Get your sick head checked out!  LOL.  The sex actually involves Sandra’s partner at the post, Chapman.  Poor Chapman.

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This book absolutely delivered.  I didn’t think I could get the feeling that a good horror film gives you, but this author captured that feeling and I’m now desperate for more.  This book won’t be for everyone, but if you are brave enough, this is a great entry into the genre.

– Grace

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One thought on “Book Review: Redgrave by C.C. Genovese”

  1. I’m the author of this book and I just happened to find this review. You just made my day! Thank you so much. I never Google myself but I’m glad I tried it today lol. Thanks again and I’d love to gift a copy of Redgrave or one of my other books Kinky Carnival Games, Maybe Mandy 1, which is more of a erotic comedy really, to any of your readers (and to you too of course!). Your choice. If anyone wants a copy, please email me at eroticmayberry@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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