A great book has just gone up for free on Amazon! I suggest you download the freebie because it's an amazing contemplation of the darker sources of life and lust. It explores hidden desires in frank spirit, with no trussing or dressing up in the typical romantic fairy-tale fashion. It's a gritty and sordid look at the underside of human nature. Definitely worth your time.
Sebastian Gray doesn't mince words or shy away from difficult ethical
questions in his book, Nidus. The perfect mix between a romance and a
twisted noir, Nidus is a Cinderella story of the most evocative kind.
Here...read for yourself.
smoothly compelling tale of speculative eroticism, NIDUS is set in the
summertime playground of Newport, Rhode Island, depicted here as a
sensuously intoxicating place where the lascivious comes as if coated in
tangerine-flavored candy, where titillation floats everywhere in the
pink air of summer evenings.
It is a Newport where it seems natural for
just about every alluring person to be caught up in blithe if mysterious
debaucheries. Among them are Helana, the sleek, hitherto serene, mature
trophy wife of an aging yacht owner, and Terry, a poor, loose and often
ill-used unwed young mother.
Though ostensibly from opposite sides of
the tracks, Helana and Terry come to be erotically manipulated by the
same man, Lathian Kometes. A journalist who specializes in society
exposés for glossy magazines, Lathian is in town to cover the wedding of
With what idle time he has on his hands, Lathian seems
casually intent on a more intimate and experimental form of exposé,
using one woman to expose to the other what she would keep concealed
Is he doing this merely for the sake of a Pan-like
amusement? Is he what he appears to portray himself as, some wry apostle
of eros? Or is he more sinister, a modern slave-hunter of sorts?"
The relationships are sordid and surreal but strike a closer chord with
real-life strife than one would like to admit. The use of sexual
exploration brings the reader to new heights, but underneath those tones
lie struggles with identity, personality and control in all aspects of
life. The subtle themes reach out to all audiences, hidden well within
the fantastical and imaginative.
You'll be engrossed from start to
finish. Plus, I know the author, and they're brilliant!
Go. Download. Read.