Sunday, September 18, 2011

Magel's Ghost by Nancy Baker

 Magel's Ghost, the sequel to Magel's Daughter is an exciting story laced with sex, cannibalism, deception and the paranormal. I received this book after joining a communications network that specializes in connecting authors with various forms of marketing and publicity opportunities. The beginning of the book was hard for me to follow because I have not read the first book in this series. Do not get me wrong! Once I sorted out the characters and their personalities, I was delighted to delve into the pages and stumble into more drama, sex, and deceit than I have ever read outside of an erotic novel. Karin, a master weaver of dirty scandalous webs and a sex kitten to boot is the main character in this novel. I enjoyed her ability to enthrall men and make them want her no matter the consequence. Don't we all secretly want that? I literally wanted to be Karin. Nancy Baker created a fantastic character when she penned this character into life. On top of all of the sex and incest laced scenes (yes, incest!) there are Karin's female relatives who are ever present in her life as ghosts. They guide her every move and are the master minds behind her deception.

This book is one that I respect because it crosses the line. It shocks. There are many "safe" writers out there, but Nancy was not afraid to showcase Karin's extreme sexiness and her promiscuity and she managed to do it in a way that allowed Karin to be a heroin instead of a whore. I don't know how she did it, but you must read this book for yourself.

Please note that I consider myself to be an open-minded reader and enjoy unconventional novels and writers that are not mass produced. There is genuine realism in fictional books that are written with ease and truth and Magel's Ghost is unconventional at its finest!

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1 comments:

Mac Campbell said...

Sounds good! I've always loved books that push boundaries, as long as it's done tastefully. If an author is talented enough, he or she can make me forget I'm reading something offensive. It sounds like this book fit that description.
Mac Campbell
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