06 April 2015

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When two dark souls connect the draw is too dominant to ignore and the obsession of owning the only color to brighten my dark world too unrelenting to not obey. I left her alone so she could live a normal life but I was weak, how can she live a normal life after so much sinister chaos invaded her world, summoning her own darkness to the surface?
The depraved devil that is me now had an anchor, someone to venture into the black abyss with.
Normal wasn’t a path ever set for Cereus.
She was her Father’s daughter but my soul mate, even if I disputed ever owning one.
She was struggling without me in her life, the vacant ache inside her leaking out. I can’t not go to her, the need is too strong and like with all of my urges I embrace it.
Too short. I absolutely loved Empathy and Desolate. The way that Ms. Dukey has delved into the mind of a psychopath has kept me mesmerized and I have been looking forward to Vacant since the moment I finished Desolate. It is because of my fascination with Ryan and his relationship with Cereus that I am saddened by the fact that this was a novella, but mainly because I wanted more of the story. Yet despite its length, the author has given fans of the series an enticing look into the Ryan and Cereus’s life and did it in such a way that I didn’t feel like I was rushed through it.

As Vacant is primarily about the relationship Ryan has with his niece Cereus, the story is told from their dual points of view. This not only allowed us to see what Ryan was doing while he was trying to give Cereus the space he felt she deserved, but we also got to see the inner workings of her mind as well. What amazed me about the book is how well Ms. Dukey balanced the darkness of Cereus’s thoughts with age-appropriate angst consistent with what she’s dealing with as a college freshman. Although there is so much I cannot say because I don’t want to spoil the book for potential readers, I can say that while it was clear that Cereus harbored the same darkness in her that her uncle did, I really wasn’t expecting that it was anywhere near as pervasive as it was. Well done Ms. Dukey. Yet another insightful addition to the Empathy series. I can only hope that the next time Ryan and/or Cereus come knocking on your muse’s door again, that they decide to stay and torture her for a much longer time.  
kerI 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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