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That’s all I do, all I’m good for.
People pay thousands just to have a taste of me.
It’s the only life I’ve ever known.
That’s all I do, it’s my safe zone.
I get paid well because I’m good at my job.
It’s the only place I feel in control.
Authors Note and WARNING: Monster is a work of fiction intended for adult readers above 18. It contains dark and sensitive subject matter that may make readers uncomfortable.
Contains explicit language and descriptions of sexual situations.
*** Standalone ***
*** No Cliffhanger ***
*** HEA ***
This book is not for everyone. Please only read it if you can handle the subject matter and are able to keep an open mind whilst reading. If you want a perfect love story, this is not it.
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Give us an insight into your main character. What does he do that is so special? What makes them special to you?
Jack, my baby. This character made my heart bleed.
Although he’s been a sex slave since the age of nine, Jack is still innocent in so many ways. All he’s known his entire life is slavery.
Jack’s life changes dramatically when River buys him.
Both Jack and River are recovering from their pasts. River is trying to make up for all the wrong her own father done, and Jack is learning how to live.
Watching Jack grow was very emotional. He is a fighter and he’s taught me a lot.
Jack will stay with me for a long time, because of his innocence and strength.
Every part of my body throbs with an aching pain. It hurts so much that I can’t sleep. I don’t dare put on any of the clothes Master and Mistress Ryland brought earlier in the evening, it will hurt my raw skin too much.
Sophia managed to put on a light dress. She’s currently sitting on the side of the bed, staring at me. She tilts her head, thinking hard on something.
Growing up with Sophia, I know everything about her. I know she’s lost much more of herself over the years than I have, and that’s saying a lot, seeing as there’s nothing left of me.
I wait, knowing she’s about to speak her mind.
She brings her feet up onto the mattress and folds her arms around her shins, resting her chin on her knees. She keeps her eyes on something outside the window, when she says, “It feels different here. Master and Mistress Ryland seem nice.” She looks at me and smiles. I don’t know how she manages to smile. I just want to die! “I think we’ll be happy here.”
I turn my back to her and grumble, “In order to be happy I actually have to care about life.” I’m done caring. I cared about David and those feeling were used to control me. Caring for someone only makes you vulnerable. I’ll never place myself in such a position again.
I hear someone come into the room and I don’t even bother to see who it is. Something is placed on the table between the two beds and then a soft voice says, “What’s this I hear of you wasting my soup, Son.”
I glance over my shoulder, but the movement only causes me pain. I watch as an elderly lady pulls a chair closer to the bed I’m on.
“My mama always said; waste not, want not,” she goes on talking. Her eyes are a vibrant blue and her hair grey with a purple tinge to it. “Now I’ve brought you another bowl of soup and you’ll eat every last drop. I’ve also brought you some pills for the pain.”
The painkillers get my attention. I struggle into a sitting position, my eyes never leaving the woman. Trust no one and expect anything.
“I’m Miss Ella and that’s what you’ll call me. Don’t even try to call me Miss E, I’m nobody’s missy. My mama gave me the name Ella and I expect you to use it.” She scoops a bit of soup up and then blows on the broth before she brings it to my lips. The action reminds me of Momma. She used to do that too, so I wouldn’t burn my mouth.
I take a few bites before Miss Ella asks, “What’s your name, Son?”
I don’t answer her. I don’t want to be here and I don’t want to get friendly with anyone.
Sophia clears her throat, “His name is Jack.”
Miss Ella smiles at Sophia. “Thank you, dear, and you are?”
Miss Ella feeds me until the bowl is empty and my stomach full. I want to cry with relief when she places the painkillers in my mouth. I quickly swallow them down with some water.
“My room is the one right by the stairs. If the pain gets to be too much come wake me.” She gathers the dishes and then gives me and Sophia each a pointed look. “You need to eat all your food so your bodies can heal. There’s a lot of work to be done. Everyone works here to earn their keep.” An icy ripple spreads down my spine. Miss Ella looks at Sophia. “As soon as you’re up to it you can help me in the kitchen.” And then she looks at me. “River says you’ve been born with a green thumb. That’s a good thing because no one around here likes to garden, and I’m too old to be playing with flowers. We can do with some color around here, so as soon as you’re better you can fix the gardens up nicely.”
She looks pleased with herself. “Now get a good night’s rest and I’ll see you in the morning.”
I can go on gardening here? Miss Ella said nothing about sex. Come to think of it neither did Mistress and Master Ryland. That doesn’t mean anything! As soon as we’re better they’ll put us to work. After all, Miss Ella said we have to earn our keep.
Once you start Saved By Her, you won’t be able to stop!
There is no going back once you start reading this Monster novel!
This is the first novel that I have read from dark romance author, Michelle Horst, and her writing has blown me away! It’s so addictive that I find it impossible to stop!
I have so much raw feelings and emotions right now because, Saved By Her is my first novel that I have finished in under an hour! It takes me at least two hours to finish reading a novel but this? Saved By Her?
IT’S TOO BEAUTIFUL!
This is the kind of novel that will break your heart so much that only weeping in silence would be able to express how you feel. Not sobbing out loud, wailing or crying, but weeping in silence as you find out how Jack and Sophia has suffered at the hands of the people who make them do the things they do.
River and Jack are the two people that makes me cry so much. What Jack and River has been through; the only thing Jack has known in his life, the things River do to give back for what her father has done, my heart weeps for them. In so many ways, Jack is innocent.
His innocence is the one thing that attracts me the most. I have never read about any characters in any novels with someone like Jack. Physically, he has lost that innocence. Yet mentally, he is innocent in so many aspects, almost like a child. That child-like innocence makes me want to hug him so tightly and it almost broke my heart when River and Jack had that one fight.
River might not have been through what Jack has, but the things she saw, did and done, she too, makes me want to hug her so badly. River is a strong woman, but only because her past had made her that. She’s like Jack. Both of them losing their innocence yet at the same time, keeping some parts of it.
Saved By Her is a wonderfully well-written novel, both emotionally and story wise. I’m definitely looking forward to more of the Monster novels and Michelle Horst’s books! This novel is highly recommended for fans of suspense romance novels and Pepper Winter’s Monsters in the Dark series!
About the author:
Michelle Horst is thirty seven years old and is from South Africa.
She’s been in love with reading from an early age. She has a passion for all things books, but she has an ultimate soft spot for nature and animals.
She first tried her hand at writing in early 2009 and as the first words started to form into a book, she knew she was hooked. Dreams spilled onto pages, and that was the beginning of a wonderful journey.
One filled with joy. One filled with passion and heart stopping moments.
But most of all, it’s filled with such pride and peace as a story comes to life, and characters fill your life, living in the very walls of your mind, living in the minds of your readers. There is nothing as satisfying as that.
Thank you for each and every story you share with me.
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