- File Size: 252 KB
- Print Length: 56 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Luminous Points Publishing; 1 edition (January 2, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 2, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F7X2T04
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,576,525 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
House on Black Hellebone Road (The Hellebone Horror Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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House on Black Hellebone Road begins with the introduction of Luisa, a sexually deprived real estate agent driven by a powerful fetish for architecture. Scarred by the rejection of a former lover, Luisa uses the nature of her profession as a way to frequent the privacy of unoccupied residences, where she pleases herself in lieu of the physical intimacy of a man.
Luisa is convinced that no man will ever want her again until a handsome stranger in a dark sedan arrives early for the open house on Black Hellebone Road. Luisa, who is awestruck with attraction, hastily agrees to give Andelko a private tour of the home. Soon, Luisa finds herself submitting to the wanton desires of Andelko. Champion's description of their passionate encounter through the perspective of Luisa is outstanding. Most readers will relate to Luisa's experience as the reality of her situation becomes evident and her excitement escalates. Andelko is what she has always wanted and she gives herself to him completely. Afterwards, Andelko vanishes as mysteriously as he arrived. His departure leaves Luisa surprised by the two small prick marks left by his love bite. However, the relevancy of the marks fades as the force of her new hunger grows.
I enjoyed Champion's teasing manner of storytelling. She keeps a deliberate pace that makes your longing (amongst other things) swell nearly to a loss of control. Then, she slows down the momentum just enough for you gather yourself in anticipation of the next plot event. Finally, she brings you and Luisa to release with the story's climax close to the end of the book. House on Black Hellebone Road is a creepy tale of mostly carnal desire. I found the story rich in character with Luisa as an intriguing female protagonist. The story's delayed culmination leaves you yearning for more, but Champion's style correlates well with the theme of her story.