Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Book Review: The Raven Room by Ana Medeiros

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The Raven Room
by Ana Medeiros

Paperback: 250 pages 
Publisher: Diversion Publishing (November 3, 2015) 

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A searing erotic thriller perfect for those tantalized by A.R. Torre's Deanna Madden series...
Anything you can imagine. Everything you crave. For the members of The Raven Room, it’s every fantasy fulfilled. But for some, that desire is a matter of life and death.

Drawn by needs he cannot control, Julian ventures to The Raven Room, a secret and exclusive sex club in the underbelly of Chicago. It goes beyond sex. It goes beyond kink. The Raven Room is the only place where Julian finds release from the dangerous urges that threaten to destroy the successful life he’s worked so hard to build.

When the police link the Raven Room to the death of a young woman, it threatens to expose a number of powerful people—people who would kill to stay anonymous...

Meredith’s body can’t get enough of Julian. He has opened her sexual horizons to tempting new possibilities. But out of bed she’s an aspiring journalist, and The Raven Room is the story she’s been looking for. By writing an exposé on the club and its elite clientele, she plans to launch her career.

As Meredith embarks on a sexual journey into the forbidden world that Julian inhabits, questions emerge, and dark appetites threaten to swallow her whole.  How much can she trust the man who has laid bare her erotic nature and how much will she sacrifice in order to protect him?


"If you’re looking for an exciting novel that can balance erotic sections with a thrilling who-done-it, look no further; The Raven Room will have everything you could possibly want and more." - San Francisco Book Review

"Readers who enjoy complex stories with strong characterization and psychological depth will find The Raven Room a satisfyingly story of emotional turbulence…” - D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“There was something in the way she pronounced his name that made all the hairs on his body stand up.  It felt like she had opened up the door to a place deep within him.  It simultaneously frightened and calmed him.”

“You’re a man easy to fall in love with but a hard one to love,”

“Because since the day I saw you, you’ve always been mine.”

My Review:

After struggling though such a disturbing and frustrating read, only to be left with a heinous cliffhanger - I am beyond angry! I am foaming at the mouth and stomping my little foot! Ack! I wish I had never picked up this book… I fear I will not be about to sleep well for quite some time. Unless you enjoy dark, atmospheric and mysterious plots, taut with tension and seriously twisted, sadistic, and tight lipped characters who are full of secrets and only speak in half-truths and only give part of the story... and are seriously confused and conflicted – back away. There was not one character I could like or care for, yet I must admit, the story was as mesmerizing as it was twisted. Many of us have driven by a bad accident and felt an agonizing pull and were not able to look away, but as the ugly memory continued to haunt, echo and rattle the brain for several days causing you to really wish you had never looked or even driven down that street – well, it’s like that. It’s a train wreck… that made me itch… yet I couldn’t put it down. I need to drink of bottle of wine… or ten… 

Empress DJ

Photo by: Garfield L. Miller

About Ana Medeiros

Born in the Azores islands, Portugal, Ana Medeiros has a background in Photography, Sociology and Psychology. For the last seven years she has worked in the magazine industry. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada, with her boyfriend and two cats. The Raven Room, book one of a trilogy, is Ana’s first novel and is published by Diversion Books. Visit Ana at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

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