Teresa Denys Ñ 8 DownloadPre read impression Ok After reading that this book has been The True Story of the Bilderberg Group put on shelves varying from recommends to Girly girls to tall dark andsycho I m crazy curious as to what my beloved ringleader Searock is getting me into No matter with her leading the charge it ll be fun Review 35 StarsSo we re takin it back That s right ladies and gents cats and kittens All the way back to a book written in 1978 about a story in 1605 Bringing you today s hits and yesterday s favorites Especially if those favorites are forced consent and hemorrhagic virginity loss and one of my favorites gang rape I don t know technically if it s considered gang rape if four guys hold you down while another does the raping but they re all complicit so I m calling it gang rape So stay right where you are don t touch that dialSo you might be saying Michele why are you reading a historical bodice ripper with FADE TO BLACK LOVE SCENES when you could be reading Breathe by one of your favorite authors KA I ll tell you why in one word Searock And I d do it again If Searock asked me to group read the Bible cover to cover I d When I Grow Up (Tales From Foster High, probably do it but I d beg for the children s version Searocklease don t call my bluff on this oneSo historical is not my thing and this book made me realize why Battles Christ on a crutch Like I give a flying ape shit if they came from the west or the north That he hit him with his spear and he Arachne parried with his knife that the horse was running galloping or cantering that blah blah blah blah blah boringThe intrigue is another Siblings betraying one another Your Uncle the archbishop is not to be trusted he has his own agenda Who doesn t in this book Your father s third wifeoisoned her own husband because she thought it would make you happy and land you in her bed But instead you send her away without tupping her Tsk tsk a woman scorned That will come back to bite you in the balls Duke Felicia is our heroine A bar wench who one night very unusually was given a cordial or two by Antonio the half brother that detests her You know the one that makes her work as a bar wench at his inn scrub the floors clean his house top to bottom for room and board How s this for intrigue At one Rock Lead Basics point I thought Felicia was The Duke s half sister Felicia thought it too And this was after the schtupping had begun But alas no It was a lieerpetrated by current handmaiden to Felicialast whore who warmed the Duke s bed and now warms Sandro the bastard Brother s bed as she was casted off She wanted back in the Duke s bed I mean who wouldn t The man must have a Lightning Over Bennett Ranch prized cock that s all I can figure She got sent to care for lepers for that tall tale And that was getting off easy Felicia smiled at a footboy and it got him tortured and killed I was rooting for Felicia to run away with the footboy Seriously Make your way to the New World together Ask for the Indians They ll be nice to you just be nice to them back No intrigue No backstabbing Eat Maize and live ineace Sure One of you will die on the journey but what the hellOh As an aside Felicia drinks those cordials from her brother and wakes up in a strange Sri Sumarah, Pariyem dan Bu Bei place and soon finds out that she is to be the Duke s whore Well yay A girl can t ask for than that I mean the first uestion out of my mouth would be I beg of you sir have you anyudding No just kidding it would be I beg of you sir how the fuck did I get here Is there a Wizard and an Emerald City nearby Where s Toto I could sure use a field of oppies right now I m not even scared of flying monkeys Bring em on Then sir would be like She s batshit crazy She ll fit right in amongst royalty Good showSo shortly after Felicia has a forced consent loss of her virginityI m going to arlay this into a mini discussion about that term Forced consent to me means rape But in this instance in a different time when a woman s only other choice is to become a beggar or a whore I d call it forced consent Because better to be the whore to one than whore to many Unless that many is a ack of sexy shape shifting werewolves that want
To Share You Andshare you and you in sexual bliss 247 Then I say bring it on I ll be your whore But I digress Shortly after she is stripped of her virginity she comes to love the Duke A moment after she realizes this he shows her ictures of women and asks her to help his Study to Teach pick his new bride Stage whispers to Felicia Pick the ugly bitch Wait Sometimes the ugly ones are good in bed Pick the manliest one Oh no wait the Duke had an affair with a man for a dozen years Shit Pick the the one that looks like a shrew Well you were kind of a mousy shrew at first Now look at you Ah fuck it Close your eyes andoint or do eeny meeny miney moe Wait do you have that yet in 1605 Eeny meeny miney moe catch a tiger Huh rears back incredulously What s a tiger Oh forget it Close your eyes and Global Corporations in Global Governance point But the Duke is just so darned lovable For instance When they are in the tavern and the inn keeper s wife is being raped Felicia begs the Duke to make it stop but he refuses And holds her tight so that she can t interfere Ah but she still can t help but love him What a gemYou see he has nightmares that only she can soothe away Oh his tortured soul If only he d let her care for him From the beginning other men at court say that when the Duke tires of her which should say be in a day or two they will ask that she be given to them Because that s what he does with his castoffs he gives them to other men What s not to love about this guy Right I mean I could see why any girl would fall for a guy that slept with her in aool of her own blood the night he took her virginity then made her ride with him the next day on the hunt side saddle Another discussion sidesaddle is bullshit Who comes up with this stuff You re just a woman So what if you break your neck Just don t hurt the horse wench That Duke he s a keeperOne thing that bothered me haha was that when Felicia was barwench at her Brother s Inn she had no self confidence Took all manner of abuse that her half brother and his wife could dig out But once she came to court she instantaneously knew how to behave how to dance when to But once she came to court she instantaneously knew how to behave how to dance when to and curtesy And she was never a wallflower in dealing with these other men ursuing her Maybe it was borne out of necessity but it was uite a transformation Maybe it cause she was getting a little sumpin sumpin works wonders on the self esteem to be the whore of a DukeTo entertain myself I took on the language of the book while reading it As in Dearest husband of mine would you be so kind as to gather the soiled livery so that I may tend to it My hubby just rolled his eyes But livery is such a weird name for clothing I always think that livery must smell like onions Does anyone else think that. He was cold He was cruel A ruthless sensualist riding headlong to hell He was the Silver Devil Domenico Duke of CabriaFelicia was the illegitimate sister of a tavern keeper She fe. But hey it had a happy endingI can t wait sink my teeth into some KA All I know is Breathe better contain the words cock suck thrust mouth Autumn Brides pussy come clit knees and maybeounding Or I am going lose my mind It may be lost already to the Silver Devil One can t help but to love him 35 stars This reads at first like a Cinderella retelling Except I need to slap that bitch I m not gonna lie It s a good thing I have no triggers cuz this one So triggering the uintessential triggering book no wonder Ballantine books doesn t reprint it The SJW s today would have a stroke Actually they should reprint it for that very reason it d be so fun LOLI mean Rhys doubled over Feyre s arm and she s not a contortionistexcept in bed after she becamewell i m rambling now LOL But it d be so fun to tell all those who love Feyrhys and think that s a healthy relationship that they re being hypocrites when they complain of Captive Prince one of my favorite seriesor this book for that matter I just unfriended someone He sat on his horse unmoving a somber black figure in startling contrast to the vivid colors about him the sun dazzling on his white gold hair Unlike the duke and his bastard there was no laughter in his face and his eyes were not searching the housefronts for diversion instead he was staring intently straight up at my window Poor Felicia Guardi Not bad enough that she is a reviled bastard toiling away Cinderella like at the inn of her The Princess and the Three Knights portly brother and his shrewish wife in the 15th century but now she has unbeknownst to her caught the eye of Domenico della Raffaelle heir to the Dukedom of Cabria in the fictitious southern city of Fidena Italy And if she thinks this is going to mean hearts and flowers she is in for a rude awakening For Domenico does not court certainly not an unprotected tavern wench He takes what he wants A voice soft and almost teasing stopped me in my tracks Little crow When I felt his fingertips against my cheek I flinched as I would have done from a brand But he turned my face up to him as casually as he might have turned a rose to smell it and unwarily I looked straight up into his eyesThey were black so dark that they were unfathomable and impossibly horrifyingly dark in that fair face I thought of Lucifer as I looked at him of a demon s eyes in the face of a fallen angel Then as I watched a strange light began to grow in them the darkness was swallowed up in a brilliance that made them blaze silver I caught my breath and the room the house the whole city was suddenly breathless with waiting Next thing you know her brother sells her for thirtyieces of silver and she is swept to the Duke s castle a corrupt rotten debauched hellmouth where she is caught in the intrigues of The Beauty of Believing political and bed rivals alikeFelicia s firsterson narrative is so emotionally Sticky Church poignant realistic and strong that you cannot help as the reader to feel as she feels sees as she sees tremble as she trembles The character of Domenico seen through her eyes is a magnificent and charismatic but always aloof and distant cold and cruel figure Nevertheless Felicia for all her vulnerability hasride common sense loyalty and bravery These inner ualities than her Forbidden Love Unchained pretty looks are what ensnares Domenico in turn and has his entire court gaping at the unprecedented obsession that his newest mistress has engendered in him The struggle of theirersonalities is mighty even though the scales are so imbalanced with Felicia fighting him at every turn But in my opinion despite the odds she is the one to come out on top I knew that love would not turn the silver devil into an angel He would remain what he was subtle yet childish unfeeling yet assionate lost irretrievably to everything but his own desire But he loved me and I loved him now and forever The silver devil is also a swashbuckler of a novel with some nice Gothic touches very vivid descriptions of battles some awful torture and
Assassination Scenes And A Couplescenes and a couple heart stopping duels A erfect Metro 2033 (Universo Metro) pace with enoughlot twists and turns to ensure that it never becomes boring repetitive or Christianity predictableI loved The Silver Devil from the first to the last word Heartbreaking that this book is one of only two known to have beenenned by this talented author whose life was tragically cut short and about whom we know so little UPDATED REVIEWRomance Is Horror just as the little voice in the back of my head has often whispered to me during various awkward momentsThe Silver Devil is an historical romance with a twist the twist i loved it the feverishly sweaty and grotesue atmosphere the constant viciousness and savagery the insanely operatic characters Incredible And Surprise The and surprise the is highly accomplished overall it was fascinating the whole thing was so luridly gothic an experience that at times it became hard for me to wrap my mind around in a good wayokay i ve read about bodice rippers than actually experienced them i understand that brutish man boys are the standard that women often fall into two categories inexplicably independent for the historical time Run for Your Life (Michael Bennett, period depicted or in the case of the The Silver Devil virginalroto nuns this novel Alice-Miranda at Camp pitches these two archetypes of Man Woman so beyond that template that the effect is genuinely surreal the brutality and rapeyness was extreme normally this is something that would upset me and yet and yet everything came together in such an intense fashion that i began to see it as an un romance a kind of extreme relationship novel with a hair raisingly demanding dom and a heroine who is so deranged in herassivity that she comes across as the ultimate subjugate me The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science) (English Edition) please sub but in the end it was as i mentioned at the start A Tale of Horror that was really the only way i could take this seriously and because of the strength of the writing i did take it seriously i did not read this with a droll sense of irony because this shit is good man the intensity sort of made me feel high at timesthe heroine is a young sheltered abused naif and yet a glass half full sorta gal so devoid of all maliciousness or need for revenge that she basically comes across as a severely developmentally disabled girl woman she moved from being a sad character to aathetic character to a character who attained a bizarre transcendence in the extremity of her submissiveness she is Pure Victim and the genuine horror of her story is her unexplainable love for the worst most evil hero i ve come across since i don t know when it is like she was hypnotized by a devil The Silver Devil once i began to see this as a story of extreme sychological terror and so rejected it as a romance it really came together for me in a way i did not expect i was on the edge of my seat constantly just. Lt nothing but terror when they told her that she had been chosen as the Duke's next mistress and when they took her decked in silks and jewels to the Silver Devil's bedTHE SILVER. .
Waiting for the next hellish trial that she would be The White Mans Burden put through her terrorized firsterson Visit the Sick perspective on the world around her only strengthened the horror of it all this is a deeply realized historical novel with a consistently grim tone one that describes terrible smells of rot and death as a constant castles aslaces of nightmare appealing rascally types who turn around and laughingly engage in gang rape sybaritic aristocrats who cover their faces in dead white make up as if they are miming the undead irrational rulers who view their Carry Me Over the Threshold people as slaves to be used and killed unending misogyny devious deviants who love incest andederasty the works this is a world of abominations and it is all brilliantly described as a genuine living hell ah romance ah horrorthe hero is something else and to me entirely unattractive and so the horror remained constant this was not a remotely arousing novel and yet i was enthralled by the excessive The Courtship Basket perversity on display it was easy to never sympathize with the twisted sickening hero just as it was easy to long for hisunishment and demise because the author Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 2 Samuel (The Expositors Bible Commentary portrays him as evil incarnate he bullies and terrorizes and rapes and beats the heroine FROM BEGINNING TO END all thatlus he mocks and laughs at her on a regular basis too exulting in her Small Talk pain and the bruises he inflicts upon her again not romance horror imagine a Rupert Everett type except with silver hair natch bisexual mordantly witty high handed suave always fashionable always cutting now combine him with an emo thug from the hbo series Oz who goes violently berserk and throws insane tantrums on a daily basis tortureseople who look at his girl the wrong way lives to inspire fear and gets a boner over every one of his disgustingly callous meaninglessly mean spirited acts imagine a Accidental Pharisees petulant man child who sets dogs on his oldest friend and former lover and who in turn is depicted as either a kind of unreasoning ravening dog himself or even freuently as a smug and self satisfied cat who sharpens his claws on human mice hey that s our hero or our villain he stays this way FROM BEGINNING TO END if you read this one you are entitled to that warning and this one too this novel has a happy ending a happy ending where he is not redeemed in any way except he has finally been able to declare his love Teresa Denys stays completely true to her hellish vision of the timeeriod her beyond repulsive characters her version of love there is an admirable and rather fiendish urity to thatso yeah i loved this one but it wasn t just the Ken Russell level of grotesue abandon that won me over the writing was lush and beautiful yet remarkably free of sentiment and consistently invested in showing life as one diabolic tableau after another Teresa Denys has an uncompromisingly bleak world view this is a dark dark book love as a trap for fools and villains life as death ah romance ah horror The darkness seemed to breathe ressing down on me like a hot thick blanket Here and there were gleams of light from the last embers of the torches and the blackness was Light Thickens (Roderick Alleyn, peopled by innumerable small sounds Sighs of lassitude stertorous breathing the rustle of garments and the kiss of flesh uietening into a silence of exhaustion the court s lust had spent itself in one hectic surge and soon would come the bitter aftermath I sat staring into space seeing in the darknessictures of the gluttony and debauchery to which fear of tomorrow had spurred the Cabrian nobles The masue of the Seven Deadly Sins layed before our faces sung and chanted with servants of each Sin s train engulfing the whole hall in a miasma of vivid colour the spilling dishes the flowing wine the sighs and screams of the court as the torches were doused one by one YE OLDE PLACEHOLDER REVIEW tis the season13 TALES OF TERROR BOOK 11oh my God what the fuck i m not sure i ve read anything like this before sweet Jesus this was crazy so i think i have finally gotten the appeal of bodice rippers thanks Teresa Denys this was an intensely sadistic and violent gothic and hey i love that IT THROBS romance as straight up horror and
the writing was excellent i need to think about this one a littlewriting was excellent i need to think about this one a little before i write a review because right now one a little bit before i write a review because right now feel like i m having tsd from some kind of violent assault but for now here are some things to illustrate my broken mind after having read this nightmareview spoiler hide spoiler I don t read too many historical romances but every once in a while it is nice to change it up When I read a friend s review for this one it sounded like just my type of story I have a thing for despicable often abusive heroes I love reading stories about the type of guys that you d run screaming from in real life It s a hang up of mine I guessSet in the 1600 s The Silver Devil tells the story of the Duke of Cambria aka Domenico Used to getting his way at any cost he is cold selfish and often cruel When he sets eyes on Felicia one afternoon he decides that he will have her by any means necessary When Felicia wakes up in an unknown Magic Dreams (Kate Daniels, place she is soon made aware of her circumstances A young virgin Felicia is terrified when she is told that she is to be the newestlaything for the Duke She resigns herself to a fate worse than deathOver the course of many weeks Felicia eventually grows fond of the Duke despite his less than The End of Intelligent Writing pleasant disposition The kind man and tender lover that he isrivately contrasts sharply with the cruel and calculating man he is in Introduction to Orthotics public Watching how easily he dismisses his closest acuaintances with little regard she fears the day that he will grow tired of herDomenico was definitely a tough character to like He takes Felicia by force and shows little regard for her feelings for much of the book At the same time he treats her with just enough tenderness to keep masochistic readers like me hanging in there I can t resist a bad guy that is almost irredeemable Domenico fits the billerfectly Just when I thought he d crossed the I-O point of no return he d go and show another side of himself He was every bit as endearing as he was infuriatingIf like me you love stories about really bad guys that turn over a new leaf for the woman they love then this is a good choice It doesn t come uickly or easily though You will have to hang in there to the very end to get the transformation you crave Domenico was a tough one to breakOverall I really enjoyed this historical romance I found the characters and storyline to be very interesting I did have to slow down a little to make sense of the language but for a novel set in the 1600 s it was easier to follow than I had anticipated I m certainly no authority on this romance sub genre but I thought this was a fantastic read. DEVILAlive with theassion and the savagery of Renaissance Italy THE SILVER DEVIL heralds the arrival of Teresa Denys as an outstanding historical novelist on the Troubadour lis.