Sunday, April 19, 2015

REVIEW: Soulless

Madame Lilly 2:
Dormaine G.

Genre: Historical Fiction, Dark Fantasy, Occult
Publisher: Dormaine G.
Publication date: 7.7.2014
Pages: 75

Recommended by: Sage's Blog Tours, Read 2 Review
Date read: 4.17.2015

The saga of Odara - now completely Madame Lilly - continues in book two of the series.  She's not done with her common-law husband, Henry - not by a long shot.  She continues toying with him, and allows Theolus and Hearon to do the same.  She has big plans for him, and everyone else who is part of his world.

The story begins with Henry still held captive, and flips back and forth between what is currently happening in the story, and Madame Lilly remembering the things that lead her to where they are at now.  Not a story I would recommend reading without the first book, the author does give us some looks back at what happened in the first part of the story, as well as a lot more information about her life, the people that she has grown close to (mainly her best friend Jina), the demons that are now in her control, and the depravity that Henry was capable of.  This is a rather violent story, seeing not just abuse, but vengeance as well.  

Madame Lilly is a different character from when we first were introduced to her and we are seeing so much more about why.  We are also seeing what she is willing to do to keep the control she has, how far she is willing to go to be able to get what she wants most: retribution for what has happened to her.

The end of the book again left some things open, preparing you to continue the story in book three, and I was left wondering if anyone would be able to stop her, but also understanding her a little more, and intrigued at what the end of the story set us up for.

About the story:
Soulless and vengeful proves a lethal combination for those who have wronged her.
            The time is 1890, the place, New Orleans, and Odara is lost to Madame Lilly, her soulless side - and she has not finished what she started.  Unleashing two great forces, Theolus and Hearon, with ferocious appetites against her common-law husband, Henry Nicolas, is just the beginning of the end for Lilly - only she doesn't know it yet.
            For the spirits she raised took what was left of her humanity and left a piece of themselves within her; a piece that craves chaos.  Needing to maintain control over them to do her bidding, Lilly must do what is required even if it means becoming more like them.
            Tortured, scorned and damned, Lilly has one mission in life: Retribution.

About the author:
I have been writing stories for many years, both in my head and on paper.  I've always had a love for books ever since spending Saturdays at the library as a young child.  Within a book, the mind can travel to worlds of the imagination and the beyond.
            I finally took the plunge and published my first novel in 2013, a young adult urban fantasy titled Connor and two adult  horror short stories titled, Madame Lilly, Voodoo Priestess and Madame Lilly, Voodoo Priestess: Soulless.  Micro, Anguta's Reign, a psychological thriller, was released November 3, 2014.  They are just the beginning of many more books to come as I stay locked up in my office in Colorado spinning more tales.


Dormaine G. said...

Thank you for hosting me on this wonderful review. I truly appreciate the review.

Meghan H said...

You're welcome. I really enjoyed all three of them :)