Author Name: Courtney Lane
Email Address: AuthorCourtneyLane@gmail.com
Title of Book: The Sordid Promise
Genre: Erotic Suspense/Psychological Thriller
Release Date: March 23, 2014
Page #: 309
Warning: Contains graphic language, frequent graphic sex, disturbing violence, and very dark themes.
When physical pain allows you to escape your reality; what do you do when the pain is no longer strong enough to quiet the emotional ache?
Diouana “Nikki” returned to her hometown six months ago to tend to her sick mother. She thought she’d left her “baggage” behind her on the opposite coast, only to find that it never left her side. As her self-destructive thoughts begin to consume her, her mother — realizing Nikki’s torment — pushes Nikki to complete her last wishes.
Eric Brenton, Nikki’s new neighbor, lives in a dark, chaotic world that is easily hidden behind his model good looks and cocky demeanor. Unapologetic about his dirtier intentions, he sets his sights on Nikki with an offer to help her. But his help comes with very unorthodox conditions and a huge price.
And Eric…comes with an extensive black box warning label.
Wow! I started this book and was h-o-o-k-e-d! It was so different from so many books I have read in the past few months. I passed out while reading before it started to get light out but not much before that. :p
From the moment Nikki met Eric she was interested. She tried to deny and fight it but failed. She has demons but so does Eric.
I first thought he was a good guy that helped people. That he did a bad things for good reasons because of his past. He is so much more than my first impression of him.
Nikki has mental issues that she takes medication for. The meds numb her from life but her mom is in the hospital and she is the only person Nikki has left in her world. Her mom helps by planning everything for after she is gone but the pain of her loss is too much for Nikki to handle.
She goes from barely any human contact to being thrust into a world she is not comfortable in with Eric forcing himself in her life.
I never knew what to expect next as I read and I can’t WAIT to read the next book!
I’ve been creating my own little world since I was very young. When I was eight years old, I began to bring those worlds to life with pen and paper.
While I write across genres (I find it hard to stick to one genre), I do have an archetype when it comes to the female protagonist — they have to have certain type of strength, strong convictions, and layered personalities. There will often be a lot of darkness and depth to my stories, but I don’t see the point in writing vapid characters who are thrust into “safe” situations.
Writing Science Fiction/Fantasy is my first love. If there is one thing for sure, I’m a bit of a misfit when it comes to Romance. I prefer my romances dark. The elements that will be common in my stories are: depth, controversy, and misfit characters.
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