Review: Between the Devil and the Darkness by Lindy Spencer

I have had the pleasure of meeting and becoming friends with Lindy Spencer. She is a very talented author and a fantastically encouraging colleague! I read her first book The Boomerang Effect and loved it! (See my previous blog post of my review

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Lindy’s second book, Between the Devil and the Darkness certainly lived up to the high standard set by her debut novel. Here is my review of Between the Devil and the Darkness:

If you’re a fan of Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock, The Twilight Zone, or anything else that makes you want to sleep with the lights on, Between the Devil and the Darkness is a MUST read! Lindy Spencer does an amazing job of weaving a compilation of tales that range from the bizarre to the downright creepy. Each story has a unique theme and storyline that keeps the book interesting and fast paced. This is another 5-star effort from a very talented author!!

I highly recommend you check out Lindy and both of her amazing books!!  Check out my post featuring Lindy here:


Introducing…The Soft Spoken Man. A Teaser from The Rose File.

Okay, everyone, I am upping the anti on the “Creepiness Factor” of the killer in The Rose File. There is much more to come from “The Soft Spoken Man”, but this is the (unedited) scene where he first makes an appearance…

He awoke in a groggy haze. His head was spinning and his stomach was churning.

Where am I, he thought to himself. When did I fall asleep?

As the haze cleared, he became more aware of his body and his surroundings. He was laying on his stomach on what felt like a bed of some kind with his arms over his head. He tried to pull them down so he could prop himself up and see his surroundings, but they were restrained somehow. His first reaction was to be confused, but when he lifted his head slightly and saw that his wrists were bound to a wrought iron headboard panic set in. The young man tried to struggle against the bindings but the nausea and dizziness reared up full force. In an attempt to keep himself from vomiting, he laid still and tried to get his breathing under control.

It felt like an eternity before he was fairly confident he wouldn’t be sick. He tentatively tried to move one of his legs and felt a pull of resistance against his ankle. Panic and nausea swept over his body again. The cold sweat that spread across his back brought on another startling revelation: he was naked.

His primal survival instincts kicked in and, nausea or not, he struggled like a wild animal to get free. He screamed as loud as he could hoping someone would hear him and come to free him. After several long minutes he lay still on the bed, breathing heavily. His muscles and throat were on fire from the efforts and the nausea he had felt had now settled into a thick, greasy knot in the pit of his stomach. For the first time since he was a little kid, he closed his eyes and wept.

The sound of footsteps somewhere behind him snapped him out of his private pity-party. He held his breath, not daring to hope that salvation was approaching. A door creaked open, brightening up the room for a brief moment before it creaked closed again.

“Now then, have we finished with our little tantrum?” The soft voice that spoke from behind him was vaguely familiar. “I’m sorry for the after effects of the drug, but it was a necessary evil, I suppose.”

He heard rustling behind him and to his left but he didn’t dare lift his head to see what was going on. The rustling was followed by the sound of metal being set on metal several times in a row, as though someone was laying out silverware on a metal tray. Panic was rolling through him and he fought hard to suppress the urge to struggle and scream again. Something inside him told him that it would be a wasted effort anyway.

“Okay now,” the voice spoke, “we’re all set to go, Teddy.”

“My name isn’t Teddy.” His voice came out in a hoarse whine that even surprised himself.

“Hush now, Teddy.” The voice was practically in his ear. “We’re going to have ever so much fun.”

He felt the light brush of fingers down his bare spine and the chill that surged through his body made him want to be sick.


Feature: Wendy Jay, Author

Now that Santa has retreated back to the North Pole, let’s take a little walk on the naughty side.

Okay Ladies (and Gentlemen…we don’t judge here) I would like to introduce you to Wendy Jay, erotica author extraordinaire. Her newest book, Files of a Sex Therapist Subject: Garret Connors, was just recently released. This book is the first in a series that will follow the case files of sex therapist Dr. Olivia Russo.

I’m the first person to admit that I don’t normally read books in the erotica genre. No offense to the hard-working authors who write erotica, it just normally isn’t my thing. However, I have been looking forward to the release of this book since Wendy told me about it. Not only does the series touch upon the often misunderstood world of alternative lifestyles, but it also dives into the psychology of those life styles. So whether you simply like erotica or you enjoy understanding human nature, this book is a must read!!

Let’s meet Mr. Connors, shall we?


Dr. Olivia Russo is a successful sex therapist with clients from every walk of life. Her specialty is alternative lifestyles and modification; kink, fetish and especially BDSM. Her high-rise in Manhattan has a penthouse…with a very secret tenant. Club Leather and Lace. Entrance is by private invitation only…the owner…Mistress Olivia.

“Why the penthouse and not the basement? I don’t like the connotation that comes with an underground club. There is nothing seedy about Leather & Lace. It is where adults play…adult games.”

Read Files of a Sex Therapist…Subject Garrett Connors by Wendy Jay. Delve into this unusual doctor’s life. Meet Dr. Russo’s friends,love interest and patients. Garrett Connors; the first patient you’re introduced too has a dark, sexual side not to be denied; and he wants the good doctor for his own…and he will do anything to have her.


Intrigued?? You should be…

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Afraid to get hooked on Dr. Russo and her clients only to have a long, painful wait for the next book? Don’t be…Wendy Jay’s second book in the Files of a Sex Therapist series will be out soon.



For news and updates on Subject: Logan Reddick, find Wendy on Facebook…

Also, don’t forget to check out Wendy’s other two-book series…



Another Man’s Treasure


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Undiscovered Treasure


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