Mercy (Mercy.Bound.Released Book 1) by Natalie Bennett


πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€ 5 out of five twisted black hearts!

Holy mother… what did I just read and why did I enjoy it so much?!?

First: a disclaimer. Mercy is dark. And I don’t mean dark, I mean DARK! As in chained in a cellar with no windows while blindfolded and groped without consent. That kinda dark. And it’s delicious!

At the time of this posting Mercy, which had been slated for release via Amazon & had been available for pre-order for quite some time, has been unceremoniously yanked by Amazon. “Too depraved for Amazon” has become Ms Bennett’s rally cry against censorship and I support her wholeheartedly.

This was one amazing read! I don’t want to give away story, but suffice it to say Julian is a sadistic, evil man who enjoys the pain of others. Morgana has something broken inside, missing chunks of memory, and enough prescriptions dulling her psyche to knock out a horse. She is a cutter, and somehow when she enters Julian’s orbit she finds a man who enjoys delivering the pain she craves. This is not about love, or even lust, rather it’s about two needy shattered people with dark hungers.

And plot twists! For a novella, this thing packs whollop after whollop. I’ve got whiplash! I absolutely cannot wait for the next installments, Bound and Released. I cannot explain how captivating this story is, yet it is NOT for the faint of heart. We’re talking torture, murder and rape with the reader as a paying member of the audience. Yet I couldn’t look away! Bravo Ms Bennett for taking on such controversial topics and unapologetically taking us along for the ride. 

Currently, this title is available only via Smashwords. Please, if you’re a fan of dark stories give this one a peek. You’ll likely be as transfixed as I was. 

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