Kimmie: Maryse have you read the Deception Series by D.H. Sidebottom & Ker Dukey. Finished Facade at 3 in the morning and OMG. Dark Total WTH headtrip. So good. Reading Cadence.
Tessa: Ker Dukey is a twisted author.
MichelleS: …finished FaCade. So here’s the deal: it ends with a cliffhanger… dang it… and I did NOT see that coming at all. so that’s good – it surprised me. It was dark, though… and there’s one scene that is just… well… disturbing… but we’ve all read Captive in the Dark and Mud Vein and Tied Man and Bad Things… so we can handle it. I am giving book one 4.5 stars because it was riveting, but I didn’t get attached to anyone, you know? I’m waffling on the 4.5 stars….. but will read book two because now that I know, I’ve got to see how it plays out.Lia: Finished Facade ( Deception book 1) by D.H. Sidebottom and Ker Dukey a minute ago dark read, “umputdawnable” , oh boy! Read it Maryse, reaaaaad it! Can’t wait to start to read Cadence ( Deception book 2).
About book #1:
You meet someone. You date. You fall in love. You marry. The four simple rules of love…. Wrong! I’m getting married but I’d never met him before now, never dated him, never fell in love. I have no access to the memories of the most magical time of anyone’s life. My mind won’t allow me to evoke the past, I can’t remember those simple stages to lead me to the fourth .
I can’t comprehend why I would have ever wanted to marry someone like Dante. I should never have passed the first stage, although, I may have seen him through the eyes of the woman I once was, this me that lives, breathes here now, can’t understand how we made it to the next stage.
I’m not sure, without memories, how I know that this voice inside me, telling me I would never have chosen him, speaks some truth, I just know. He’s controlling, arrogant, callous and violent, and utterly hell bent on humiliating and degrading me – Like watching me falter, watching me struggle to comply and be the woman he asked to marry, powers him- as though he wants to break me piece by piece. Fiber by fiber. Until all that’s here is the shell he created from a soul that I once owned.
Now my memories are slowly returning. And they show me a completely different side to meeting him. Our dates, falling in love. The Dante haunting me in the shadows of my mind is loving, gentle and utterly enamored with me, nothing like the man with me now. And this is what taunts me. My tender lover turned into a debauched, cruel sadist who is determined to consume my life, destroy my mind and murder my spirit. I am, Star, and just like with some stars in the sky, the light you see is an echo, a façade, I am already gone
I am a no one. Especially to him. To him I am the dark in his desires, the corrupt in his depravity. The sin in his immorality
SERIES READING ORDER:
- FaCade (Deception series Book 1)
- CADEnce (Deception Book 2)
- Beneath Innocence: A deception series novella