Monday, 5 March 2012

REVIEW: Co-Workers with Benefits

A Succubus Short

By Sullivan Hart

Version: Smashwords Edition 2011

I’ve read a lot of demon-related fiction, but this one…well…

Hell is described, but the descriptions were cliché hell-office settings. I’ve read a few such books that used this method of painting a sexy Hell (watch out! Those rubbers burn!), so it was nothing new to this reader. The story is only nineteen pages or so and bounced back and forth between the succubus and the incubus, who are sexy co-workers. However, I found the POV switches in such a short story jarring. It also dipped into the BDSM realm, which I don’t mind, but it seemed a little on the “ouch” side to me—but hey, that’s just me (put that barbed-wire-wrapped pecker away now!).

However, the author does have a very nice writing style and a talent for writing hot sex scenes, so I may investigate more of this author’s work to see how h/she does in a longer book. Co-Workers with Benefits: A Succubus Short is well written, but the plot itself left me cold and also left me wondering if there was a point to the story besides two sex demons having their way with a human to impregnate her with demon seed.

I will say that cover is super hot!

If you like short tales to fill in your lunch hour and you’re a fan of vivid eroticism or detailed sex scenes with a splash of BDSM, give this story a try.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Co-Workers-Benefits-Succubus-Shorts-ebook/dp/B005ZU0VDG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1330626310&sr=1-1

eBookStore: http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/sullivan-hart/co-workers-with-benefits-a-succubus-short/_/R-400000000000000541668

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2 comments:

Anthology Authors said...

I'm not a big fan of hopping heads. I'm seeing it more and more, particularly in NYC books. The writing might be good, but the POV switches are irritating. I just put a book down that had 5+ POV changes in the first 20 pages. O.o Why am I in an insignificant character's POV? I don't get it, I don't want to get it, and I don't want to read it either. (g)

Of course, that's just me. Perhaps there are others that enjoy this.

Faith said...

Fiction is subjective. Many readers say the pov switches and head hopping doesn't bother them, and many say it does. Depends on the reader. Same goes for reviews.

However, since I'm an editor (like you), I spot a lot of things a typical reader wouldn't and I'm a difficult reader to please. I close many books after only reading a chapter or two. LOL, I should've been a lit agent!