It's what he said to me across his altar, what he demanded so that I would be pure.
In the moment he blessed me with his virtue, I was no longer the woman I'd once been.
I was Eve.
His light. His salvation. His bridge to Heaven's gate.
I failed him because my faith was not strong enough.
He punished me for not giving in.
Resisting temptation is never easy.
Not when his hands, his teeth, his heat and hunger were the greatest of my sins.
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4 YOWZA stars!! In book one, I learned about the cult that Elijah had created and witnessed how confused and brainwashed Eve became under his influence. I felt her pain, disillusionment, fear, and need. I also saw her devout faith and belief in the ism that Elijah had created. Elijah was clearly a monster, but this book made me see him so much more clearly. I finally got to understand his motives and his story broke my heart. Is it odd that I was truly sympathetic to this character? I really wanted him to get some help and finally obtain a happy ending. His twin, Jacob, wasn’t a true ‘hero’, but he was willing to sacrifice himself in order to stop Elijah’s evil machinations. These boys suffered immeasurable abuse by those who were tasked with protecting and nurturing them. How they turned out doesn’t seem like such a surprise anymore. Then there’s Eve. Or should I say Sedra. I felt so sorry for this girl. I’m strangely drawn to all things ‘cultish’ and I truly believe that this author nailed the darkness that lives within it. There was no good in this world, only the wicked, and they were the most beautiful, the most charming, the most deceiving… Fear The Wicked was creepy, painful, heart-wrenching, and dark. This author takes you right into the head of a psychopath whose mind is full of anger, hate, lust and revenge. She also lets us find hope in the hopeless and light in the darkness. If you’re looking for a read that will send tingles down your spine and take you out of your comfort zone, look no further than the Illusions Duet! Release Date: November 29, 2017 Genre: Dark Romance POV: Multiple - 1st person Heat: 3.5 out of 5 Type: Part 2 of the Illusions Duet
Exemplary work by Lily. A brilliant masterpiece exposing the rotting underbelly of the age old establishments of Faith & Power. She shines the light on nefarious misgivings of these thespians of Cloth, since it's more dramatic & theatrical than Broadway itself. I applaud her courage for willing to write about the prevalent predation that's been a constant scandal in the Catholic world. This abuse, however is not exclusive, or limited to a particular faith or religion. I see it as an exposé of yet another example of an age old adage, which couldn't be truer , than in this context. Power corrupts; Absolute Power corrupts Absolutely A fallen Angel, a boy of merely 9 years, is a tender victim of molestation and then persecution. He is made to believe that it's his tainted soul that tempts the Devil, and he has to pay for the sins of existence, Because he's done nothing except be! I'm so infuriated at this point of the story. My pulse high and hands completely helpless cause I wanted to wring their necks ! Jericho had regained his control when he became Elijah, and now I feared him, too. He grows up seeking Omnipotence & Omniscience , hiding his Satanic black soul in the garb of white. He crackles maniacally every time a naive bible thumper kneels in front of him to seek salvation. He's a definite Pied Piper Of Hamlin , leading the blind mice(rats) to the styx river, no doubt . The tune of your failures in life are not your fault works like a charm in every age , religion, country & race. And this is an opening , these swindlers need to whip the population into frenzy. Promising the townspeople , that the magic wand of Faith and complete submission will grant them bounties of good crops and financial windfalls, Elijah manages to step into the role of their Messiah so easily and unopposedly , it's terrifying What evil had done is cast fear in the hearts of most Americans, and it was exactly that fear that men like me used to poison the mind with thoughts most average people would never think for themselves. I disguised myself well as a man of God, and as I lurked beneath the mask of a decent man , I was the worst type of demon of all. Jacob has his own journey back to his own Canaan. His own assignment , to uncover his truth . His return to his parish ,tucked away in the Appalachians , might as well be a forgotten , abandoned shanty town. People are facing penury & destitution and they've come to lean heavily on their church to find some sort of relief. His mission is to now fight the Demon and rescue his trapped parishioners. At this point, the story takes a turn . Some secrets are exposed. I had expected some, some were clearly a shocker. Lily keeps you occupied throughout , she doesn't let your mind stray away from the train-crash of a story. Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. So you watch/read as the event unfold , whilst unable to stop them, you hope for some kind of Divine Retribution , cause we've all heard about Karma and all ! There is absolute villainy in the characters she has created. Elijah/Jericho will scare your breath away , his sidekick Richard should be bound and boxed and thrown in the deep oceans of hell , never to be seen again. Richard in particular fascinated me, his thirst for blood and gore is beyond belief. Why & how is ignored, though I'd have loved to read more about him, this book solely focuses on Elijah and Jacob Hayle. And its more back-to-