Malediction: Rise of the Crimson Confessions

J.D. Lexx
Malediction: Rise of the Crimson Confessions
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Crimson Veil Publishing
Release Date
March 2016
Book 1 of The Crimson Confessions
Action/Adventure Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Literary Romance, Memoir, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Some devote a lifetime to the endless pursuit of love. Others spend even longer trying to outrun it. Between the shimmering lights of Paris and New Orleans' commercialized sin, author J.D. Lexx embarks on his latest hunt. Once content to walk blindly in the light, these days he prowls a different world, one of shadow and sensuality where flesh yields to the probing hungers of fantasy. Driven by painful reminders of opportunity left unseized, he roams, tirelessly seeking the next in a growing collection of Crimson Confessions.

Yet these tales of conquest and seduction which have brought such notoriety are merely bait for a more transcendent prey. The one he truly stalks is infinitely more elusive, and lethal in her charms. To win her over, and write the happy ending to this unfinished story, an infamous collector of secrets must now lay his own bare for all to see. Chasing a trail of enticing exploits stretching from Sin City to Prague, every stop leads him back to the beginning…and one step closer to her.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Apr 29, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
158 people found the following review helpful
If you haven't had the pleasure of picking up a read by JD Lexx yet, put this author on your MUST READ list immediately.

JD Lexx is on the hunt. Not for wildlife or for bad guys, but for erotic stories for his Crimson Confessions series. He's also searching for the woman who he can't get out of his mind, the woman he's resisted far too long, the woman he wants to both possess and defile. But to find Valeria, he must first find his Confessions. Mr. Lexx's hunt takes him from the graveyards of New Orleans to the private clubs of NYC to the dark underworld of Prague, but it's his trip to Paris where he'll face his most daunting story.

For a proud and confirmed bibliophile like myself, Mr. Lexx's books evoke a LOT of feelings: awe, envy, shock, arousal and even confusion. I think I've read everything this author has released, and I've loved every single word of all of them, but MALEDICTION: RISE OF THE CRIMSON CONFESSIONS takes smart erotica to a whole new level. Is it based on his real background or is this intricately woven fiction? I don't know, and I badly want to!! I want to work with and for him, finding the bliss hidden in the everyday that makes up the fabric of all romantic relationships. Let me know if you'd like my resume!!

The mysterious, sensual way that Mr. Lexx writes is part of what draws the reader in and makes you feel like you're part of something really magical. He's a true genius wordsmith who awakens visceral responses with every word he crafts, each expertly poised to elicit the most powerful fervor within the reader. With Confessions that take you from New Orleans to New York, from Prague to Paris, there's proof that sensuality and sexuality is everywhere if you look closely enough.

Valeria's section of the book was otherworldly and, I'm loathe to admit, somewhat confusing. I had a hard time following what exactly was going on, as she experimented with drugs and sex and danger. But as her portion gave me more info, confusion turned to intrigue then left me with a literal cliffhanger that evoked the need to throw my kindle out the window. Mr. Lexx, I need more Crimson Confessions before my poor kindle decides to strike back!

Bottom Line. Mr. Lexx's writing is definitely not for everyone. The cultured prose and lyrical structure may feel too highbrow for some, but for me, I'm utterly and completely in love.
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