Book Review: Black Mark’s Secrets by Ebony Olson

September 1, 2017 Book Reviews 0

I received this book for free from Kindle Unlimited in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Black Mark’s Secrets by Ebony OlsonBlack Mark's Resistance by Ebony Olson
Published by Inkitt on August 19th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Pages: 185
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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You've never been wanted. You've never been loved. You release your emotions by bleeding and having sex. But now, the hottest person alive develops a sudden interest in you. What do you do?
Mora has never had an easy life. Physically and mentally abused by her mother, she's never known what being wanted or loved felt like. Her only relief? Sex, bleeding and playing the cello. And now, her new boss, Darius, has shown an interest in her character. Will Darius become another danger in Mora's life, or is he the absolution she's been internally wishing for?

 

With book one, Black Mark’s Resistance, there was quite a bit that I did not like, but that didn’t stop this story line and the characters from getting into my head. I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Fortunately, this series is on Kindle Unlimited, so I picked it up and started reading book two, Black Mark’s Secrets.

First of all, you don’t even know what a Black Mark is until the VERY end. I mean nearly the last word of this book. I think a bit of foreshadowing, as I said in my previous review, could have helped out a bit here. I don’t mind a character being smacked in the face, but as a reader, I want to know, and to be able to see clues as to what is happening, or going to happen. That doesn’t really happen here. That said, I still loved what happens and devoured this and book three!

Also like book one, there was a lot about the characters that I just didn’t get. Mora is a strong, independent woman, with some issues, yes, but we all have our issues. She is all hot one minute and cold the next, or vice versa. I needed more of a character arc. One minute she’s done and the very next chapter she’s making out. I can deal with quick decision thinking, but I need a reason as to why. There’s not much of that here.

Again, some of the story, and the back story for Mora, is given, but I don’t think quite enough to explain her sudden departure to what is supposed to mean so much to her. There are also some odd moments. Like being talked so easily, into doing things that she keeps saying she doesn’t want to do. Most of these things involve sex, so it feels like the author needed these excuses to add in the sex scenes.

Even still, I love the characters. I’m flabbergasted by their decisions but I want to read more about them, even as I want to smack them for their decisions.

 

Rating Report
Plot
3 / 5
Character Development
2.5 / 5
Writing Style
3 / 5
Personal enjoyment
4 / 5
Cover
3 / 5
Overall: 3.1 / 5

 

 

Ebony lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, daughter, and six cats. She loves to read fantasy, thrillers, and paranormal romance, spending most of her free time with her nose in a book or writing.

Having always possessed an over-active imagination she spent her younger years regaling friends with fantastic stories, holding her audience captive with the passion and suspense of her characters plights.

Now in adulthood she has numerous published works and shows no signs of stopping her imagination from spreading across as many pages as it can find.

If you’d like to follow Ebony or simply say hi you can find her here:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/EbonyOlson.Author/

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