Saturday, 26 July 2014

[REVIEW] Falling Angels by Cari Waites

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kynthos-the-Archer by: ARC from author.
Recommended for: fans of dark fiction/tragedy
Read from July 04 to 17, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1 

Innocent angels, desecrated by greed of man. Wings stolen and defiled they became Earthbound lost souls.

Falling Angels is definitely another dark, soul shattering story just like the rest of Cari Waites' work. Her stories are always unconventional and unpredictable. A story with sex trafficking as a theme combine with violence and torture of the body and soul is indeed heart-wrenching to read.

Despite feeling drained of hope, mutilated and stripped of humanity, Arkady is never ready to return to his maker. His will to live is like a self-sentenced prolongation of his agonies. He would live and breath and fuck for his masters. Their cruelty were relentless yet Arkady could never hate them. His biggest fear was to be worthless to his masters for that would only lead him to certain death. Arkady is crippled without a master.

Be warned that this book is not about love or redemption, it is about lost hope and dreams, total erasure of identity, harsh reconditioning of young men into mere sex object, a tragedy of lost innocence and lives. Even with most of the too hardcore stuff off-page, there's ample other disturbing events and elements to drag readers to the darkest void. Truthfully, I am actually finding it hard to feel the eroticism within its pages although it has body-modification which is one of my favorite kink in erotica.

Photo credit: Fotophi @ Deviantart

Author: Cari Waites
Publication Date: June 27th, 2014
Publisher: Self-pub
Genre: Gay erotica fiction
Type: Short-story, approximately 12,600 words
Major characters:
Dima aka Arkady (18 yo boy from Arkhangelsk, Russia), Marcus (Slave dealer/human trafficker), Mr. Grace (wealthy slave owner), Troy (detective/police), DCI Harper (Troy's superior)
drugging, sold into slavery, pornography filming, human trafficking, sex slave, slavery, prostitution, Stockholm syndrome, rape, extreme body modification, piercings, tattoo, sensory deprivation, blindfold, bodysuit, bondage, castration, objectification, dehumanization, noncon, torture, abuse, violence

Arkady is a legend.
Arkady is an angel.
Arkady is a slave.

Troy is a voyeur.
Troy is a rescuer.
Troy may be a monster.

This 12 600 word story includes explicit content, including: m/m, non consent, slavery, violence and torture. All characters are 18 years or over.


* Reviewed on July 26th, 2014
NOTE: This is an ARC (Review Copy) extended to me by the author.

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