My books are:
1. 'The John Doe' which is free.
2. The four books of 'Valencio's Story.'
A recent review of this series includes the words: 'The whole saga is quite a deeply thought out story of sexuality - that one can come to yearn for something that is hated and feared. In the end, I thought it would be a tragedy, but it was not a tragedy.'
'Valencio's Story' is also published in two paperback volumes. Many people find actual books easier to read, especially with a sweeping saga like this. The first volume is called 'Wizards' Slave,' and the second volume is called 'A Change of Fortune.' It incorporates the three ebooks, 'A Change of Fortune,' 'Freedom' and 'A Time of Testing.'
Many of the the freed slaves were becoming independent, with jobs or businesses. Some were too damaged, and would stay at home, safe. Valencio? There was a weakness in him, he knew. What if he was tempted by a man? What if he succumbed? Would it destroy him?
They’d all been sex slaves. They’d all suffered rape, and they’d all been at the mercy of wizards. They’d lived for years with the knowledge that they were expendable. They had survived, but not a one of them was without scars. It would take time to recover.
This is Book 3 of Valencio's Story.
Valencio had long since given up hoping for freedom. It was impossible, the wizards too powerful, their spells too effective. The Kobi Fighters thought themselves undefeatable. They were wrong.
A Change of Fortune is Book 2 of Valencio's Story.
In the eyes of the Kobi family of wizards, ordinary humans are the dirt-people, mostly ignored, sometimes of use. They are convenient subjects for spell-practice, and they like to keep a selection for use as sex slaves. Valencio is one of the slaves, the most troublesome they’ve ever had – and the most desired.
By Veronice Ceccarelli
Published: July 10, 2011.
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
They would have liked to know who the John Doe was, but more importantly they wanted to know what he was. And what was his power, the power they did not understand? He could not be allowed free. He was not an ordinary man.
Regrettably, I have given up. Page 40 is missing, one that is vital, whatever is described in the guide does not relate to what I see on the computer, and at around P41, where it says an error if you have a particular thing in a paragraph, I find it is impossible to remove. As I doubt that my book would have earned enough to cover the cost of paying somebody, my book will stay in the drawer forever.
This story has a brilliant plot - eerily possible. I became caught up in the story of Nicki.
4 stars instead of 5. The lost star is for a missed opportunity. This could have been a powerful story, but the impetus kept getting lost with too much jumping around, and even disconcerting notes here and there, part of the story, but as if it was an experiment in itself. I think it could have been so much better written in a more simple narrative style. But don't be put off reading - it is a very worthwhile story, and has a suitable ending, not a fairytale ending.
This story could do with a nitpicking editor to pick up the spelling errors (just a few here and there) but it is competently written to begin with, and then when the story really begins, the flow improves as the writing becomes more passionate (and I'm not talking about sex) It is written around the modern cliche of good-looking, non-evil vampires, yet the author has written a thoroughly original story. Well done.
Vampire lovers, this is for you.
This book is not what it seems. I expected it to be a romance, spiced up with some vivid dialogue and great descriptions, but then it takes a more unpleasant turn, when some characters begin to show their true nature, and there are revelations about Jessica’s past and Darcy’s ending.
Around a third of the way through, however, there is a quite unexpected spiritual turn. There is some very powerful writing in these parts.
I was disappointed that Rossi didn’t come to a particularly nasty ending, but it would not have fitted the way the book turned out.
Especially recommended for those people who like to consider themselves as more spiritually aware than the average person.