Title: Collateral Damage
Stolen from a bright life full of colors, happiness, and youth, Nicole Reed is dragged into a pit of pain and depravity where all she can hope for is a quick end. But her captors don’t want to kill her. They want to use her to teach a little boy whom they plan to mold in their image.
She must free him before that happens. Only she can’t stand against those who hold him, not alone. Her only hope is Vince, one of her tormentors, who may still show a glimmer of humanity.
Or maybe that’s just a trick of the light.
Author: Bianca Sommerland
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Offside, Delayed Penalty , Deadly Captive, Campus Cravings
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: October 30, 2013
Genres: Dark Erotica, Paranormal
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If you picked up this book because of the uber-hot cover thinking you’re getting a sizzling hot romance, let me pop that bubble now. Collateral Damage is most definitely NOT a romance. There is passion, there is sex, there is even good and evil, but romance…NOPE! If your tastes in books run towards the dark, depraved and twisted erotic, Collateral Damage is right up your alley. I would love to elaborate on the blurb, but the temptation to throw spoilers out right and left is too powerful so I’ll just say Cyrus is up to his old tricks in a new twisted way.
5 Stars. Once again, I am giving a book in this series a 5-star rating. However, this book I do know I enjoyed. Collateral Damage is not as viscously twisted as the first book but in its own way just as disturbing when you factor in Cyrus’ plan for the little boy in the story. When I learned his name, I definitely know I was in for another rollercoaster ride in the dark…minus the screaming soundtrack. Nicole was a fairly decent character and for the most part I did like her. The thing that really irritated me about her was her completely incredible ability to get over all the forced sex she has to endure. I’m sorry, you’re gang raped and you are completely functional afterwards?! I think not. Vince was my favorite from beginning to end. He’s not all bad, but then again, he’s not all good. He is definitely an interesting character, which is probably why I was able to relax and enjoy this story.
5 Flames. Despite my feeling this book was less harsh than its predecessor was, it still is fairly violent. Majority of the sex is non-consensual and extremely violent. That goes for the M/F, M/M/F as well as the M/M action. That is of course on top of rape (including gang rape), beatings, anal, DP, D/s and voyeurism. Then there’s this whole power tool section (Sorry for the spoiler!) that I have no idea how to classify. There are a few moments between Nicole and Vince that are somewhat vanilla and nice but they are very few and very far between.
As depraved as this series is I find I am really getting into it. This is definitely not a book (or series for that matter) for everyone. So once again, I will not commit to a recommendation but I will say this is a series that needs to be read in order to get the full experience. I will say this; my friends who have finished reading Deadly Captive are now clambering for Collateral Damage. Unfortunately, we will all be tortured together waiting for the next book. One hopes Ms. Sommerland does not pull a Cyrus, and subject us to endless torture waiting for its release.
Tell you about me? Hmm, well there’s not much to say. I love hockey and cars and my kids…not in that order of course! Lol! When I’m not writing—which isn’t often—I’m usually watching a game or a car show while working on promo. Going out with my kids is my only down time. I get to clear my head and forget everything.
As for when and why I first started writing, I guess I thought I’d get extra cookies if I was quiet for awhile—that’s how young I was. I used to bring my grandmother barely legible pages filled with tales of evil unicorns. She told me then that I would be a famous author.
I hope one day to prove her right.