Whispers In The Dark
Release Date: Dec. 15, 2011
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (198 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
He’s just inherited a dilapidated mansion deep in the mysterious Louisiana boyous. Louis Beekman has no idea it’s already occupied! Psychic Cory Lavalle does, however, and only she can see the “others” and sense the urgent need for mortal help. Together, Cory and Louis travel back in time to right a wrong, finding passion and the future within a kiss!
Whispers in the Dark has the potential to be an engrossing whodunit wrapped up in a romance. The ghosts that haunt “Love Alley,” the estate inherited by Louis Beekman, combined with the mystery of folk tales and family legacies are the most intriguing parts of the story. Beginning with the death that sets the present-day story in motion, Kelly and Carpenter weave together a tale of mysticism and love, where past wrongs can be set right, and lost souls can find their way home again.
Unfortunately, even for an erotic romance, I felt Whispers in the Dark went too far with regards to the language used and the behavior of the characters themselves. Talking “dirty” can be a very hot addition to a sex scene, but if every encounter is comprised of little else, it can detract from the eroticism of the entire story. In this case, the latter is the standard, and I was left alternately unsettled or disinterested.
Likewise, although I did not take issue with the fact that the characters broke quite a few taboos on their journey towards sexual and emotional discovery (which is very often the case with erotic novels), but rather that the breaking of those taboos took precedence over the journey itself.
In the end, the tale of mysticism and love was overshadowed by a few too many issues that left this reader disinterested.
Wasn’t a big fan