If you know what an incubus or a sucubus is, then you can guess what this tale is about. Well, not all of it, but... yeah...
Wants Of An Incubus by Ashley Hill is about Annabelle and her vivid, lucid dreams of her boyfriend Henry. Or who she thought was Henry.
Annabelle has dreams, how many I'm unsure, of her boyfriend who's stationed in North Carolina with the Marines. She's missing him desperately. So desperately, in fact, she experiences a lucid, erotic dream. Since she's a young adult, she thinks nothing of the feverish dream until she walks in on her mother's book club.
Because this is a short story, I didn't rate the same way I would a novel. This book was very interesting, even without carnal knowledge. It told of a girl that was lonely and missed her man- normal. What wasn't normal is everything that happened afterwards.
FIRST, I love the book cover. As you all know, I am a fanatic for the eye candy and this cover is interesting, fleshy, sexy and stirs the imagination. You wonder what's going on with that shadowy stuff at the bottom and if the girl is the main character of the story. I like that. A cover that makes you ask questions offers the hope of discovery, mystery and adventure. A+ if you ask me.
Now, Annabelle comes across some strange situations, but for the life of me, I really understand the why of them. Her mother gives a brief explanation and it's just like, "Okay". No anger, no fuss, no denial. I know I'd have been in shock! Then things that shouldn't speak begin to speak and she sees things she was never meant to see, and it's just sorta accepted. Then the worst: her mother betrays her in the most impossible way... and she never truly finds out why. It's not like this book carries one of those Japanese themed tales and things happen without rhyme or reason. You sorta expect that from some of the more gothic tales, but this isn't one of them. I can't explain it; you'll have to read it.
I enjoyed it, more than likely because it was a short, as I stated earlier. She's got more books so I think I'm going to read another. It may be her style, and if so- that's awesome and it'll explain a lot. It's $.99 right now- grab Wants Of An Incubus and check it out for yourself. On to the next book! 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓/5 specs
* Plague Risers is next.
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