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Review: Carnal Whispers – Mind Stalker by Reily Garrett

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Carnal Whispers: Mind Staker

Review: Carnal Whispers – Mind Stalker by Reily Garrett
by Reily Garrett
on July 11th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Fiction, Paranormal, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 270
Format: e-book
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 Stars



To delve into another’s mind is to revel in the depths of truth, cringe in the face of past and imagined horrors, and suffer their dreams, all while searching for balance and serenity.

Daniele is a mysterious, gentle, and loyal young woman harboring knowledge capable of destroying millions. Thumbing her nose at fate, she hides in plain sight while concealing her extraordinary talent, enduring isolation despite her fantasies of a normal life.
Marc, owner of the BDSM club, Ambrosia, is determined to protect the elusive beauty stalked by a psychopathic killer. Hidden underneath her vulnerability, he senses a courage and determination forged from horrific circumstances. While adapting unique scenes to free her from fear and low self-esteem, he strives to stay one step ahead of a branch of the government answering to no one.

Each must rely on the other to survive a world where betrayal and deception, desire and trust, weave a fabric that threatens their sanity.

Erotic Romance Thriller

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This story kept me on edge the whole time I was reading it.

I appreciate a good suspense every now and then. This one threw in the paranormal and the BDSM vibe as well. Not a combo I normally would think could be done, but for some reason, it worked. It was a little confusing for me in the beginning, since I did not read the previous books in the series. For some reason they are not labeled as a series per se, but honestly to really understand what is going on, Carnal Innocence might have to be read first. However, one could get over that fact and pick up the pieces as the story progresses.

On to the paranormal….

Dani can read minds. Her ability makes her a target and an asset to the several antagonists introduced throughout the story. It’s this ability that truly makes her vulnerable and her fight or flight instincts definitely tell her to flee on numerous occasions. So, she’s not a fighter in the strict sense, but she still has some bravery in rebelling against her opposition.

Bring on the BDSM…

Enter Marc, a dom and owner of a BDSM club. Friends to the military and to dogs alike as well. He sets his sights on Dani from the beginning and their romance starts at the Veterinarian that Calli works for. His protective instincts are on full swing and he believes BDSM will set Dani free and learn to trust again. Boy howdy, he wasn’t aggressive, but I’m glad she was consensual to the whole thing. She wanted and needed him to teach her those lessons.

Bring on the suspense and danger…

Probably my favorite aspect to the story. The characters constant need to be on the lookout, the secondary characters forming a pact and sticking together for protection. The antagonists were perfectly evil in every way and the hunt felt very real.

Overall, it was interesting take on several genres.

Pet peeve: The cover. Why is she blonde? Dani has black hair. *sigh*

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

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About Reily Garrett

Reily’s employment as an ICU nurse, private investigator, and work in the military police has given her countless experiences in a host of different environments to add a real world feel to her fiction.

Though her kids are her life, writing is Reily’s life after. The one enjoyed…after the kids are in bed or after they’re in school and the house is quiet. This is the time she kicks back with laptop and lapdog to give her imagination free rein.

In life, hobbies can come and go according to our physical abilities, but you can always enjoy a good book. Life isn’t perfect, but our imaginations can be. Relax, whether it’s in front of a fire or in your own personal dungeon. Take pleasure in a mental pause as you root for your favorite hero/heroine and bask in their accomplishments, then share your opinions of them over a coffee with your best friend (even if he’s four legged). Life is short. Cherish your time

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