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Book Review – The Dark Collector, by Vanessa North

The Dark Collector - Vanessa North


A short story that holds both gold and beautiful words. A brilliant take on bdsm; my favorite take, the one without all the hurt and pain, but with the control and constriction. And the deep need, the deep emotion and want, and the aftercare that makes sure that things meant something. And then, also the fact that you don’t have to be in the scene all the time.


This young man, Oliver, finds himself in a position of total loss. And then has the luck to stumble upon somebody who can truly make a difference.


I won’t say more, as doing so would walk us all into spoiler land, but suffice it to say that I really, really enjoyed it, especially the language usage. And how the title itself transformed from adjective to noun. 


Sheer brilliance. And hot as hell.


Read it. You won’t regret it.






I wanted to read this story as soon as I saw Lisa Henry’s review for it. And I am so glad I got to read it. So glad.

I was given copy of this book as a gift from Paperback Reader, a Booklikes friend, to read from Amazon. I have since sent the gift on down the line. Kind of great concept, really. Thank you, PBR. Both for the book and for the lesson.


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