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review 2018-12-08 11:55
Phallocracy: "Juliette" by Marquis de Sade, Austryn Wainhouse (Trans.)
Juliette - Austryn Wainhouse,Marquis de Sade


(Original Review, 1981-04-04)



Histoire de Juliette ou les Prospérités du Vice (Story of Juliette or The Prosperities of Vice) by de Sade.

Profoundly disturbing - not only in its depiction of cold-hearted indulgence, by way of a text nearly as long as War and Peace, in murder, rape, robbery and more horrors besides, but also in its capability to beguile and confuse readers of a feminist persuasion.

Angela Carter fell for it: "[Sade's] great women [characters in Juliette], ... once they have tasted power, once they know how to use their sexuality as an instrument of aggression, they use it to extract vengeance for the humiliations they were forced to endure as the passive objects of the sexual energy of others ...”

 

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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review 2018-08-26 17:23
Darkest Heart
Darkest Heart - Juliette Cross

eARC courtesy of NetGalley and Entangled Publishing.
Release date: 8/20/18

Anya, former guardian of children turned angelic warrior is bitten by a demon prince. The bite will eventually allow him to control her. Only one individual can help, Uriel. Problem is, he is missing. Enter Dommiel. Dommiel is a fall angel, now a high demon. However, he is outcast amongst the demons. Together, these two must find Uriel.
Overall, I enjoyed this. I thought the world was dark and ugly, but interesting. Angels and demons are at war. Interestingly, neither side cares about the humans who are caught in the middle. Demons use humanity as slaves. Neither side cares if they get in the way- it's a consequence of war. There is violence and torture, talk of rape. 
Both Anya and Dommiel are likable. I could get on board with their love story even though 2 tired old tropes are evident. This one: Dommiel has so much experience (because of course he does!) and Anya didn't (yes, she's been in existence for hundreds of years but has remained a VIRGIN. Because that's was GOOD women do). And this one: "Catching a glimpse of his growing arousal-to a size I'd not known was possible-I gasped and ran out of the bathroom...." *Sigh*
I thought the character Bone was intriguing and I would like to learn more about her.
I did like that in this one, just because a character was an angel didn't automatically equal good. And vice versa, being a demon didn't automatically equal bad. Many shades of gray. This is a spin off of the Vessel trilogy (first book Forged in Fire) and I think if I had read that first, I would have enjoyed this more.

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review 2018-08-20 10:46
Release Day Review! Darkest Heart (Dominion #1) Juliette Cross!
Darkest Heart - Juliette Cross

 

 

Wrong side of heaven...right side of redemption.

 

Anya—a stoic, blue-winged angelic warrior— was bitten by a demon prince in battle, and now she has precious little time to find a cure for his deadly venom. But the only archangel with the power to stop the dark poison from corrupting her body and soul is missing. She’ll have to trust her guide, the outcast high demon Dommiel, who is as handsome as he is dangerous if she has any hope.

 

An outcast of his own kind, high demon Dommiel stays under cover while the war between angels and demons rages on. But when the only person who ever showed him kindness asks for his help, he has no choice but to try to save the angel. Venturing back into the dens he has avoided for so long, Anya makes him want and feel things he never thought possible.

 

But Dommiel knows there is no way an angel can ever love a demon…

 

 

This forbidden love story is a fascinating and thrilling apocalyptic read that involves the war between heaven and hell and everything in between. Anya and Dommiel are two strong, entrancing characters that easily draw readers into their intriguing story, especially since love between an angel and a demon is a very unlikely relationship. The romance part of this story is sweet, yet rousing as it is full of steamy, zinging chemistry and fiery passion while the relationship has not only that major obstacle to be overcome but quite a few others and since both characters aren’t even remotely thinking of a relationship, but the chemistry keeps pulling drawing them together, letting the feelings sneak up on them.

 

The plot is fast paced and flows smoothly throughout the book, keeping readers glued to the pages with lots of excitement and danger as they face dangerous adversaries throughout their treacherous quest to find and free the archangel that can stop the ark poison that is corrupting Anya’s body and soul. There is lots of exhilarating battles and surprising twists that keeps readers glued to the pages and the author brings it all too vivid life so the readers can easily picture each and every scene as it happens.

 

Dominion is an apocalyptic world where heaven and hell are at war and the angels and demons fight among the humans and together with the fascinating characters gives readers an exciting experience as they become caught up in the story. I was completely caught up in Darkest Heart from the very beginning and found the world very intriguing with some fascinating unique elements to add that something extra to the story as well as the characters. I was especially fascinated by Dommiel as he is dangerous and sexy with some unique attributes, so I am looking forward to future books in this series.

 

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26877686-darkest-heart

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/darkest-heart-by-juliette-cross

 


The 1st book in the Dominion series

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/237514-dominion

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G5K8LZJ?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

Author - https://www.juliettecross.com/dominion

 

 

which includes
The 1st book in the Dominion series

.5 The Deepest Well
1 Darkest Heart

& #2 Hard Fall (coming December 10, 2018)

 

 

Available in print or ebook at:

 

Entangled Publishing - https://entangledpublishing.com/darkest-heart.html

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G13C74Z/


B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/darkest-heart-juliette-cross/1129198358


iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/darkest-heart/id1419650289?mt=11


Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/darkest-heart

 

 

Juliette lives in lush, moss-laden Louisiana where she lives with her husband, four kids, and black lab, Kona.

 

Multi-published author of paranormal and urban fantasy romance, she loves reading and writing brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes.

 

From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.

 

Website - http://juliettecross.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7795664.Juliette_Cross

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/juliette-cross

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/juliettecrossauthor

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Juliette__Cross

 

Pintrest - http://www.pinterest.com/crossjuliette/

 

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Juliette-Cross/e/B00MQ18Z1W/

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-07-31 01:43
Great Story and Characters
The Black Lily (Tales of the Black Lily) - Juliette Cross

To help her people from the oppression of the vampires, the black lily has a daring plan to kick off their revolution. She plans on killing the vampire prince at the upcoming ball. What she doesn’t plan on is the attraction she feels towards him. As soon as Marius sees the delectable vision in gold, he knows she must be his, even after she tries to kill him.

This was a pretty good book. It reminded me of Cinderella meets Robin Hood meets Twilight. I liked both characters very much. I was so curious as to how they would find their HEA, I read the entire book in one sitting. I was very happy with the entire story. The author did not disappoint. I can’t wait to read more from this author. I highly recommend.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book

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text 2018-03-03 22:15
Coming Soon - Pretty As A Peach

 

 

 

 

 

✨ ✨ COMING SOON FROM JULIETTE POE ✨ ✨

 

Pour yourself a glass of sweet tea and pull up a porch swing…we’re heading back down to Whynot, NC! PRETTY AS A PEACH, the fourth installment of Juliette Poe’s Sex & Sweet Tea series, is coming March 15. Juliette Poe is the sweet and sassy alter ego of New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett.

 

What readers are saying about the Sex & Sweet Tea series:


➜ This series just makes me smile.
➜ I love the small-town premise – adorable and refreshing.
➜ Love this town! Love these people!

 

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Synopsis:


Mainer Farms is steeped in family history, but it’s also deep in debt from the effects of the ever-changing farming industry. Not about to let his family’s legacy go under, Colt Mancinkus is willing to do anything he can to save the farm. 

 

Darby Culhane is the new farmer in Whynot, North Carolina, and she’s proving to be quite the forbidden temptation for Colt. Darby isn’t looking for anything but a fresh start, and she’s got it all figured out. Get settled in? Check. Apply for the rural county grant? Check. Confrontation with the steaming mad, smoking hot local farmer? Well, that wasn’t on the agenda. 

 

As pretty as she is sweet, Colt can’t help but be drawn to Darby’s…peaches. No really, she’s a peach farmer. Get that mind out of the gutter, and get on down to the farm to see what happens when circumstances force Colt and Darby to team up. They may just find that the peach trees aren’t the only things in bloom.

 

** All of the books in the Sex & Sweet Tea series can be read as standalones, but if you’d like to see where it all began, download Ain’t He Precious? (Sex & Sweet Tea, Book #1) for #FREE: http://juliettepoe.com/bookstore/aint-he-precious/**

 

 

#prettyasapeach #sexandsweettea #enemiestolovers #comingsoon #juliettepoe

 

 

 

 

✨ ✨ e-ARC GIVEAWAY FROM JULIETTE POE ✨ ✨

 

Head back down to Whynot, NC! PRETTY AS A PEACH by Juliette Poe (Sawyer Bennett’s sweet & sassy alter ego) doesn’t release until March 15, but we’ve got your chance to get this fun enemies-to-lovers romance before it releases!

 

 

 

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