05 October 2014

Facade Release Day!

Ker Dukey & D.H. Sidebottom's Facade RDL Banner Facade Cover
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

I am rather late to the game when it comes to dark and twisted books, but it didn’t take me long to proclaim they are my favorites to read.  I am already a huge fan of Ker Dukey with the book Empathy and now I have added D.H. Sidebottom to that list of brilliant authors as well.  These two authors took me on one of the darkest, suspense filled rides and I loved every freaking moment of the dark and twisted journey. 
The synopsis does an excellent job at giving you a piece of what you are about to read. There is just no way I can tell you anything more than that about this book without risking spoiling it and trust me one hint would ruin the experience for you.  After finishing this book I had to just sit and ponder how this all came about.  During most of the book I was confused, desperately seeking the answers to my main question WHY?  When those answers finally came out in the end of the first book I was then trying to sort it out.  Imagine sitting on the floor with half of a puzzle, once you have that put in place you begin looking for the final pieces only to have them drop on you in one big pile, waiting to be sorted out and put together.  That was how this book ended for me.  I am dying to get the second book and figure it out.  The last line in book one left me gasping and I was wanting to scream NO NO NO, this is getting beyond awesome, don’t leave me here.
The characters were strong and I was amazed at how I could connect to them yet I didn’t have a hint of the truth about who they really were until the end.  Now the second book, I predict will be a completely different yet wonderful experience for the readers.  I can say this, Dante is still a mystery to me, even though we now know what fuels his actions. I could twist my mind to either see him as a victim or Satan depending on what fraction of his life I focus on.   Star, I flopped between thinking she was a dirty girl who asked for what happen (before you judge that last comment read the book and it will make sense) to an innocent victim throughout the whole book.  I still haven’t figured out how I feel about her other than she is one tough cookie.  The secondary characters, which I hope will become even more out spoken in book two were a mixture of victim of who they hang with or down right demons on two legs. 
When you read this book and become overwhelmed with confusion, hang on…..the answers are coming and when you get them you will be blown away.  I am not sure if I feel more duped or amazed that these two authors could convince me to follow them down this path into the dark abyss willingly because trust me there were times I wanted to quickly turn the pages and escape the trauma, yet I couldn’t.  Each word they gave us demanded to be read, each twist begged us to follow and each hint of truth was accepted until proven to be another lie.  Wow, totally mind F.
If you are into the dark erotic genre you won’t want to miss this series.  I will be waiting on the edge of my seat for the next book and in the mean time I will be seeking out more of these two authors work.  
Ker Dukey
Ker 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.
D.H. Sidebottom
Dawn 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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