Friday, December 3, 2010

Review: Samhain by Kenn Dahll

Samhain by Kenn Dahll

Publisher: eXcessica Publishing
Genre: Alternative Romance

Heat Rating: 4

Note: Not a HEA



Samhain, the ancient Gaelic term for the pagan harvest celebration has morphed in what we now know as Halloween. Major features of the holiday include costume parties in which guests portray historical figures or character types–the skimpier and sexier the costume, the more fun the party.

Gene is all decked out in his gladiator costume ready for a wild party at his friend Jim’s house on the Intracoastal Waterway. Jim is rumored to be into Satanism and witchcraft so Gene is not surprised by the larger than life-sized statue of Lucifer in the foyer. More disconcerting is the miniature replica of the devil which appears at various times as Gene enjoys the pleasures of sex with a female who turns out to be a shemale, her straight male lover, a lesbian with a strap-on dildo, her female lover, and an oversexed young twink among the assortment of guests.

Gene drinks a lot but doesn’t do drugs, so the confusion he faces as he’s brought before the Satanic statue is inexplicable; but the pain as he is impaled on the Horned One’s large hard appendage is undeniable. His mystification increases over the next few days as Gene learns the significance of his fellow guests’ costumes, the implications of his own garb, and the true nature of the Samhain events.

Kiki Howell, an established erotic paranormal author has this to say about Samhain: “But, as I continued to read, the tale got increasingly darker, which being a big fan of Halloween, I found myself slinking down in my chair much like I do when the scary music from a horror film comes on. This was not so much because I felt it was going to be scary, but as the tone deepened and the images became more demonic, I was bracing for what was to come which was heightened by his constant entwining of the paranormal and the erotic elements.”

Warnings: This title contains graphic language, m/m sex, multiple sex partners, and satanic sex.

Rachel's Review

This story is not your sensual erotic romance. It is gritty with rough, love play and total promiscuity. The story line is simple and one dimensional without any subplots other than a smattering of explicit scenes drawing it along.
The hero is a sexual, bi male that enjoys multiple orgies with complete strangers and then finds true love in his soul for his best friend and owner of the playhouse, even though the true love is not what most would consider love or happily-ever-after.

There is a fine line between good and evil and some evils aren’t as bad as they seem. The author uses great metaphors to open your mind to another world that delves into the dark. Warning to all that are not into some level of kink, this is a fast read with very little story line and may not be your cup of tea.

3 Tea Cups!


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