The Beast in the Nothing Room

Adult Taboo Erotica
Rated 4.67/5 based on 6 reviews
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About Kyle Michel Sullivan

Kyle Michel Sullivan is a writer and self-involved artist out to change the world until it changes him...as has already happened in far too many ways.

He has written books that range from sunshine and light ("David Martin") to cold and dark ("How To Rape A Straight Guy", which has been banned a couple of times) to flat out crazy ("The Lyons' Den") to mainstream ("The Alice '65"). He has now ventured into SF-Horror-Suspense with "The Beast in the Nothing Room" and taken Capitalism to its logical extreme in "Hunter".

He is now working to complete "A Place of Safety", his Irish novel, using Tolstoy as his guide, and is trying to build characters as vivid and real as possible. He has a lot of fun doing it mixed with angst, anger, and amazement ... but that's the lot of a writer.

His e-books are only available through Smashwords (though a couple are on Kobo) and his paperbacks are available through Amazon. Nothing in KU.

If you want to keep up with him, here's how --

https://www.facebook.com/michel.sulli...
https://www.myirishnovel.com/
http://kmscb.com

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Reviews

Kesha reviewed on Oct. 3, 2020

This was a different type of story for me. It had everything to make it an engaging story. I did hope Rob, Stuart, Finn and Christian all ended in a relationship with each other. Talk about taboo.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
zyphil reviewed on March 21, 2020

Holy shit. It's mind-blowing. Not like anything I've read before. This story contains elements of hot sex, romance (with taboo), rape, sci fi. I love the plot and the characters, with a couple of complaints:
(1) British dialogues do not sound very British, and (2) Christian's character is underdeveloped. That makes the "happy ending" sounds rushed and unsatisfactory. Apart from these minor shortcomings, I'd say the story as a whole is gripping, imaginative, well-written. A little shocking or disturbing at times, but I was unable to put the book down. I'm glad the author does not follow the styles of mainstream novels. It is a very unique mystery-adventure-thriller-romance-sci fi, incredibly blended together marvellously.

It's a long shot, but I'd love to read a sequel. :)
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Ana reviewed on March 1, 2020

This was so good. Is the first time I read something by the autor, but I can tell it won't be the last. I couldn't stop reading it. I liked the unexpected twists I found every few pages. I liked the writing style and the plot so different to what I'm used to read. The characters were interesting but the reason I didn't give a 5 start to it was that I find it hard to believe they made a good couple. I couldnt get in touch with their emotions as a couple, even if I did in other matters. Overall a great book.
(reviewed 61 days after purchase)
Bodleian reviewed on Feb. 28, 2020

I've read a number of books by Kyle Michael Sullivan now and, each time, I am amazed by this author's imagination. The blurb is easily available so I wont rehash it but I have to say that The Beast in the Nothing Room kept me reading. It was very dark and, although a throw away line early on in the book gave me an idea of what was happening - very quickly confirmed, by the way - I really wondered how the author was going to resolve what happened.
As I said, it is a very dark book and there are trigger warnings which should be noted.
I will continue to read anything that Kyle Michel Sullivan writes.
Definitely recommended.
(reviewed 59 days after purchase)
Trio reviewed on Feb. 25, 2020

A clever sci-fi mystery with some of the most tantalizingly dark erotica I’ve read, Kyle Michel Sullivan’s The Beast in the Nothing Room is one wild ride! Between the exceptional opening scene, and the incredible twists and turns this story takes, I recommend you just hang on tight and enjoy.

Mr. Sullivan grabbed my attention straight off with his thoroughly appealing writing style. Flowing smoothly from phrase to phrase, it’s eloquent and engaging. The whole story is beautifully structured, and the momentum builds all the way through to a fantastic climax. The only thing that stopped me reading it cover to cover is how freakin’ scary it gets!

When Finn, a police detective in rural England, is first abducted and seduced, in what he calls the “nothing-room”, he thinks it must be a dream (or a nightmare). Discovering his experience is real, and that it’s happening to others, Finn vows to get to the bottom of what’s going on and put a stop to it.

The sci-fi components of this story are fascinating and I enjoyed watching Finn work through the specifics of what’s happening and why. Between the facts he uncovers, and the folks Finn meets along the way, the powers that drive the events in the nothing-room make an incredible impact on his life.

Each and every encounter in the nothing-room is different, and Kyle Michel Sullivan explores a wide range of responses throughout the story. For Finn, this is his first experience with sexual stimulation from a man and his initial encounter is sensual and erotic. As his subsequent trips to the nothing-room grow more violent and frightening, he finds out why some of the men are completely terrorized by the experience. Realizing how much he enjoys being the aggressor, and performing the darker elements of violent sex with dubious consent is a real eye-opener.

I didn’t expect to be so moved by some of the emotional moments in The Beast in the Nothing Room. The victims form powerful bonds as they come together and support each other. And following Finn’s tale is intense. Finally reaching the point where he can embrace his desires, Finn reaches a level of self-acceptance he never imagined for himself. It’s a powerful journey.

I can’t wait to pick up another book by Kyle Michel Sullivan. This talented author has a wide range of stories, and with writing as fine as in The Beast in the Nothing Room, I can see I’ve got a long list of enjoyable hours to come.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)
ShwetaNan reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020

HOLY HELL! That was one helluva of wild ride from start to finish. Such a gripping, brilliantly thought out and well executed plot. Had me hooked on right from the start.

The author has done a great job of portraying the emotions that play through the situations - helplessness, intrigue, sense of connect, hope, loss, insecurities from the past and determination in the face of terror. The descriptions contribute to the intensity of the scenes and help create a unique amalgam of fear, eerie/horror vibes and sensuality. I can't say much without spoiling the story ( which in itself tells one about how good the suspense quotient is), but as someone who is currently working in the field that this particular sci-fi element is based upon, I'll say the amount of research that has gone into this is commendable.

The dark elements were mostly of the sort expected from the premise, but I do have to mention there were some really tender moments wherein the author highlights the emotions of the connect between the victims that were so beautifully written, so beautifully in contrast to the assault scenes.

For those of you craving good dark fiction with an engaging suspenseful story resting on the elements of well explained sci-fi horror elements, you are in for such a treat.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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