Review: Clipped by Devon McCormack

April 30, 2014 Review 0

Review: Clipped by Devon McCormack

Though mortals have been convinced that God cares about their souls, nothing could be further from the truth. He created the world as a gift for his lover, Satan. But when Satan left him, he decided to end what he saw as his most grotesque creation.

 

Satan and his army of demons are man’s only hope…

 

The demon Kinzer and his lover, Janka, have been sent by Satan to spy on The Raze, a gang of rogue demons who are working with God to bring about Armageddon. When someone exposes their true allegiances, the Raze clips Kinzer’s wings and murders Janka. Kinzer manages to escape. He tracks down Satan’s allies to warn them about a mole in their midst when he learns that they’ve located the Antichrist—a powerful weapon that could prevent the apocalypse. Now, he’s on a mission to protect the Antichrist and avenge his lover’s death.

Title: Clipped
Author: Devon McCormack
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Bound
Published by Wilde City Press
Source: Author
Published: April 9th 2014
Genres: M/M Erotica, Paranormal
Pages: 262
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: four-flames

I was lured in by the cover. I read the blurb several times and was hemming and hawing if I wanted to read Clipped. It had an interesting premise. God is actually the bad guy and wants to destroy the world. And not in the biblical let it rain 40 days and we can start over again. More like BAM! No more humans. So that makes Satan the good guy wanting to save the world. I feel like Alice trying to understand Wonderland. Up is down. Black is white. Good is actually evil. Demons fight angels to save the world. The appeal to read this book really started to grow on me but was sold me was the cover.

 

So, there are several players in this story which the center figure is Kinzer. However, I could help but feel all the good guys, Kid, Treycore and Dedrus, should be classified as just secondary characters. They all play too much of an integral part to the plot line. However, I am fine throwing all the bad guys in that secondary bucket. As the story unfolds we begin to have a better understanding of all the characters. Bitter betrayals have shaped many of their actions causing and of course no one trust each other. Kid’s life started out brutal and doesn’t seem to get any better. Yet there are moments in the book that you can see they all still have a chance of happiness – moments where they all can find love if they can all just survive. Of course what would a story be about the bad guys and you…they are very bad! Sadistically bad!

 

All this is building up to an epic battle. I am RIVETTED. I can’t put this book down. I have pretty much devoured it in one sitting. Which side will prevail? Will anyone die? All this build-up. Maggie has the baby and it’s a…!!! And that’s when I notice I’m at 95%. There’s still way too much that needs to happen and not enough book left to cover it all. DAMN! *Slams head on desk* This is a bloody series and if not a series it has to have a sequel. Ugh, how did I not know this?! Waiting for the next book when I’m left hanging so high is not my forte. Please Mr. McCormack, let the next book come out soon. I don’t know how long I will be able to wait.

 

I feel the need to hit upon the sex in Clipped. There is lots and lots of M/M sex, as to be expected since this is a M/M erotic read. the beginning, it is brutal and not consensual. Kinzer is sold off to be a sex slave (which is where he meets Kid). So obviously no on there is a will slave. Eventually, they do escape and on their merry travels there are other players where (of course) hot male sex is involved. Sometimes it seems  like “Hi my name is (___)” and bam they start humping away. Let’s keep in mind they are rushing to save the world. They don’t have the time for formalities like getting to know each other. That said can I just say could someone give these guys a tube of lube PLEASE??!!! It just got to be too much how all these men were into lubeless sex. I understand some people are into pain but seriously, how can they have any skin left much less walk afterwards. Okay. I’m done on the subject.

 

 

Mr. McCormack has actually written a very interesting book here. In its essence, this is a M/M erotic story. However, with all the God/Satan, good/evil aspects I can see the serious religious fanatics up in arms. However, I for one can have no issue. Clipper is one fantastic book. I do recommend, and already have, reading this book.

 

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