After Camilla is murdered, an ancient spirit possesses her, to use her body as its tool of vengeance. Tortured by visions of murdered women, she is thrust into a world of terror as she seeks a way to rid herself of the nightmare she has become.
Her dead flesh hungers however for a substance that only exists on the breaths of criminals. Their tortured souls fill her, complete her, injecting her with more energy than she ever possessed while living. Like an addict, she is torn between ending her suffering and tasting retribution.
A secret cult in need of her spirit, for an ancient ritual, has sent their Chosen One to capture her, a dark virgin who delights in teaching unwilling victims the pleasures of pain. The spirit inhabiting Camilla's body is their key to unlocking hell and unleashing a horde of demons into the human realm.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Camilla learns this first hand on her journey through death and back again. Revenge isn't always sweet and its bitterness lingers in the soul forever.
This book is intended for adults and contains extreme violence, torture and graphic murder scenes. You have been forewarned
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About the Author
By day, she works as a Documents Administrator for a pension firm. By night, she writes dark speculative fiction.
Angela Alsaleem is the author of Sanitarium, released in March, 2011. She’s had over 20 stories published in the last few years and looks forward to many more publications in the future.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received this book through the Librarything Early Reveiwers Program. Starting with the rape/murder of a young woman by a cop, this story never loses it's pacing or fails to keep the reader engrossed and turning the pages. After the cop leaves her, Camilla comes back to life and goes looking for help......(Or does she really?) Why can nobody see her all bloody and hurt?... Why won't they help her? When Libitina Flesher steals a body from a morgue to study, she finds the body is the undead. Thinking she will be the first to document a real zombie, she follows Camilla out into the forest. Then comes Aludra - sent from The Dark One to bring back a spirit who will bring the spirit world into the living world. She is a very sick minded women who is hunting or luring Camilla. I am a huge horror fan and just loved this book. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time reading it. If it was a movie, I definitely would have covered my eyes at a few point. But since the images were in my head, I couldn't hide from them. Every gory scene was described in perfect gross-me-out detail. I can't wait to read something else from this author.
Women Scorned by Angela Alsaleem from Journalstone books is for hard core horror fans. The story follows a woman named Camilla who was just murdered, now an ancient spirit possesses her, using her as a tool of vengeance. Tortured by visions of murdered women, she is thrust into a world of terror as she seeks a way to rid herself of the nightmare she has become. Camilla is still trapped in her body but has no control. In order to live she feeds off of a substance that is on the breath of criminals. This is the least of Camilla’s problems though, because there is a cult stalking the spirit that inhabits Camilla and they plan on using it to release a horde of demons on earth. I have to warn you on this book you shouldn’t read it if you have a weak stomach because there is a lot of gore here but there is some great characters and its a well written story. Mainly Women Scorned is a tale about revenge and asks the question can you really move on after you punish your enemies. This is a hard core bloody horror novel that will make you squirm in your chair, if you like a lot of violence then pick this one up.
This book is a great read, its gory and is a little weird at times but dont let this put you off! Give it a go if your a horror fan.
Angela Alsaleem's debut novel, <i>Women Scorned</i> , is a surprisingly imaginative and gripping read. It is, at turns, gory, disturbing, twisted, and weird, but one thing it is definitely ISN'T is dull! I was hooked from the first page, and just couldn't put it down. The characters are strange (in a good way), and the plot is one of the most inventive of anything I've read in a long while. Alsaleem takes some of the most classic horror conventions (zombies, ghosts, satanic cults) and turns them on their heads – quite an amazing feat. This is a must-read for anyone craving some new blood in the genre; you definitely won't be disappointed!