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Review: Guise’ Arc Sample by R. M. Simone’

Admittedly I don’t read a lot of books that are listed in the erotica section. Lately however, I have seen the name R.M. Simone pop up on my news feed across several different social media platforms. I decided it was time to take a look. Guise Arc Sample by R.M. Simone happened to be offered for free on Amazon.

The premise behind the storyline is fascinating. A female author is heading to a business meeting in an unusual building. It is unclear at this point whether the main character is supernatural or simply has an author’s imagination. She is however, very intune with her own spirituality. The author builds an intricate puzzle made out of pieces from different cultures, religions and beliefs to create a core spiritual presence for her main character and then connects that directly to her spirituality. While I like the concept and understand what the author is trying to convey to her readers, it is possible that anyone who has not been exposed to a similar belief system might find the wording a bit confusing.

The building in which the meeting is to take place is the Gherkin Building in London. The author provides a history lesson on the building including linking it to a bit of dabbling in black magics, dropping the ‘Masonic’ name as being connected. You won’t have to google images as they are included. Unfortunately, the placement of the pictures in the eBook version creates some formatting issues.

In the end, I was very surprised that there was nothing actually erotic about this novella.

As I haven’t read anything else by this author, I can only guess from the title that this is a prequel to a yet to be released trilogy. It reads very much as a prologue would, providing needed information for a main story. My main comment is the blurb on the Amazon site doesn’t portray what is actually being provided.

While I found it an interesting read, it simply wasn’t long enough and didn’t have enough character building for me to become vested in an entire series. I would however recommend it as a free download for anyone considering buying the ‘Guise’ Trilogy.

Since I never did answer my original questions about this author, I plan to try one of her other available books soon.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Published by C. A. King

C. A. King

C.A. King was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her two sons.

After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. Confronted with depression, she decided to do a bit of soul searching. It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able to redirect her emotions through her writing and in 2014 decided to publish some of her works.

2 thoughts on “Review: Guise’ Arc Sample by R. M. Simone’”

  1. R.M.Simone author says:

    Hi…wanted to add to your review and comment. Thank you for taking the time to read, review and actually find the ARC. As an ‘Arc’ it really SETS UP the story line and the erotic, which is in the trilogy coming is this coming relationship of the lead character and two men. One male is yet to be introduced as this is the teasing ‘prequel’.

    It is a paranormal read as mentioned of this sliding between worlds or reality and the lead characters psychic vision. What I ‘Modeled’ this from is my own vision. I live in two worlds and not a fantasy world, but a gift of ‘Seeing’ and vivid Dreams that are my books becoming a view into the landscape through the characters and a story line.

    This Menage A Trois is one of architecture, unseen but felt worlds or dimensions, and the gifts of this author in the trilogy of how she functions laced with a heady circumstance of two men that love her. How to manage that?

    Stay tuned. Again thank you for taking the time to explore and review the Arc. or BBW His Kisses or Gothic Gates short story book one.

    Roshandra warmly writing on
    Author R.M.Simone’

    For my Erotica you might want to experience in other books I would encourage you to read my Fifty Shades of Love – all three books of the trilogy set one or

    1. Books & Quills Magazine
      Books & Quills Magazine says:

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on our review of your book! We look forward to connecting with you and your work again.

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