Looking to be owned through a 40,000 word novella? Then, look no further than Skyla Madi’s Broken.
A chance encounter on a subway brings together student nurse Emily and seasoned underground fight club participant Jai. What evolves is a sense of teamwork like no other . . . think 50 Shades of Grey meets Cliff’s Notes. Easily read in one sitting (and then reread and read again), be sure and keep the cold compresses handy
just in case because you are going to need them.
In all seriousness, though, Madi’s descriptive writing uses sensual language throughout (and not just in the juicy parts) as in, “Fear and desperation curl in thick strands and wrap themselves around my stomach” (9) when Emily describes her physical response to her unwanted situation as well as her desired physical locale, “. . . a slither of excitement coils around my spine. . . . I’ve always wanted to move to Italy . . .. Sitting on my porch, I would overlook a vast vineyard while I sucked on feta stuffed olives and wine” (12).
My one complaint is the misuse of the word “trust” on the top of page 51 when it most definitely should have read “thrust.” Wait, perhaps I should reread again to be sure . . .
Now, if willing to take that leap of faith and read this novella, Broken, remember Skull’s (yes, he really is a character) three simple rules: 1) do NOT tell anyone; 2) don’t kill anyone OUTSIDE the cage; and 3) fight when it’s your turn, or you DIE.
If the above doesn’t tantalize you, I am not sure what will. As for me, I am not so patiently waiting for the release of Twisted, the sequel to Madi’s Broken.
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