- File Size: 1734 KB
- Print Length: 39 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 13, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BFVRCMW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,453,001 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Bad Romance (Romance is Dead Book 2) Kindle Edition
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From a clearly 'off the mark' Cupid trying to meet his quotas, he doesn't quite get the results expected of him; sending him on different missions that he manages to fail miserably. His antics are disturbing and at times grotesque, but always managing to add humor to his plight. A seemingly familiar collector of still life works tirelessly at his collection. His amazingly life-like characters are obtained in the most natural settings, capturing their most intimate and passionate moments and immortalizing them. Keeping a doting but loving partner away seems to be a concern when he realizes how realistic his lover's work has become. The last story depicts the betrayal of lovers taking the ultimate vow of loyalty to one another...the first bride suffering a betrayal so deep, she makes it her after-lifelong mission to expose the deception in the hearts of those who seek to marry at the romantic locale.
I thought the book was extremely well written and each story carefully crafted to bring the characters to life.. and to escort some of them to an untimely, but ultimately fitting demise. I will admit, there were appearances of the bride that gave me chills reading in a quiet, dark room. A wonderful read, finished in an afternoon outing, recommended to anyone who would like to enjoy a break from the traditional romance to explore the macabre and maybe find a bit of bad romance to excite you..
In "Still Life" Trey from last year's Gunning Down Romance short "Til Death us do Part" returns with a new hobby.
And the final story, "Kill the Bride" the ghost of a bride scorned takes vengeance on unfaithful couples on their wedding days.
This trio of short stories features Cat and Lynx's trademark irreverent humor mixed with copious death. If you like a little comedy with your horror, this is for you.
As with last year, my favorite story in this collection featured Trey--"Still Life". The ending had me crying out, "No! What happens next?!" I hope we find out some day. Perhaps NEXT Valentine's day? *sniffle*
***** Five Stars
I first read CL Raven last year with their release of "Gunning Down Romance" (Link below)
This year they have rewarded their readers with another book of short stories.
I so enjoy CL Raven's style of writing. It may be in the Horror genre but their tales are funny and suspenseful too. Their fantastic wit and way with words will hook you from the first story.
Read "Bad Romance" and thank your lucky stars because when romance goes bad.....it goes REALLY bad
Gunning Down Romance (Romance is Dead)
In the first story, Cupid messes around since he doesn't seem to be able to perform his duties in the right way. Unexpected things can happen when he is around. However, something totally unexpected will happen to him too... In the second story, an artist has a terrible secret. Why does his art look so real? His obsessions show in the art he does in a horrific way. In the third story, a ghostly bride has every intention to punish lovers who are not so faithful to their partners. How will she do that?
If you like horror stories with a twist and a touch of sarcastic humour, this is the book for you. Highly recommendable as a weekend read, for example, since it is a quick read.
There are three long short stories here, each with their own bloody twist. I really liked the story of Cupid, it was full of funny lines and images and Eros was portrayed as an arrogant narcissist, much like a lot of people are guilty of now. We see the return of a previous character from 'Gunning Down Romance' who has expanded on his work and a gristly tale of wedded bliss.
These stories are very well written and I think that C L Raven are at their best when they have their tongues in their cheeks. They can be very funny, and this is what I'd like to see them do more of. A delightful mix of horror and humour, for those who have to experience the disappointing realisms of romance, this is a refreshing take on the most divisive day in the year.
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