Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Book Review & GIVEAWAY: The Devil's Hand Series by S. Zanne

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Title: The Devil’s Hand Series
Author: S. Zanne
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal
Length: Short Story + Novella
Publisher:  Wayward Ink Publishing


The synopses of the two short stories in this book initially intrigued me, but as I got further into the book, I soon realized that I was lost. I understand what the author was trying to accomplish with the characters, but it came off like a confusing mess. Maybe I missed something, but this book just didn't work for me.  I didn't find any of the characters, from the MCs to the side characters, particularly likeable (obviously Devin isn't meant to be likeable), so I didn't root for them and, unfortunately, didn't care what happened to them. The ending left some unanswered questions, but I guess that's the beauty of an open-ended conclusion; readers can determine for themselves how things played out. 

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

~ M


DrawingDead_600x956Devin endured Hell for a long, long time and has come out literally a changed man. Now a demon, he hunts for the one thing that can make him remember something of what it was to be human—however unfortunate that might be for his prey.

He stumbles upon James Goodman, who tugs at the nearly extinguished memories. The pair enter into a relationship that evolves into something more as Devin grooms James for his pleasure.
Though Devin is a demon and James merely human, who holds the power in their relationship is in question, and, in the end, who holds the winning hand may surprise them both.


AceInTheHole_600x965Months later, Devin is imprisoned and James remains reluctant to face him. Torn and conflicted, he’s still reeling from the experience of living at the side and in the bed of the man his family has spent several lifetimes hunting.

James tries to find solace in the bosom of his family, but it leaves him dissatisfied and wanting, unable to fulfill the newly born cravings even he’s not sure he understands. Finally forced to serve his stint as Devin’s jailer, James returns to the place of Devin’s imprisonment, only to find his confusion grow with every day he spends with Devin.

And Devin may not be entirely out of cards.

Unbeknownst to the Goodman family, Devin’s influence extends far beyond the ten- by twelve-foot room in which he’s confined.

James comes to the realization that perhaps his great-grandfather’s plan hadn’t been for the family to save Devin after all, but instead to repay a debt owed—a soul for a soul.

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About the author

Call her ZANNE. She lives in beautiful, sunny Southern California, which is ironic since she tends to avoid the sun like it might incinerate her on the spot. While her colleagues often refer to her job as zookeeping, the technical title is actually middle school teacher. Misfit Prophets Beneath a Bankrupt Sky was her first published novel and her short story “Persephone Is Bleeding” was published in the Hungry Hearts anthology with Inkstained Succubus Press.

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