Lazy Weekend Reviews #5

In an effort to catch up on reviews and indulge in a lazy weekend, I've rounded up a few of my recent reads for quick reviews below. Included are Sadie the Sadist by Zane Sachs and Predator and Prey by James D. Horton.

Sadie the Sadist by Zane Sachs

Genres: Horror, Humor

Like many people, Sadie feels undervalued and
frustrated. Employed by a supermarket, she plots to
murder coworkers—or lure them into the employee bathroom for a quickie. Sick of being treated like a robot, she taps into a powerful (and deranged) alter-ego and transforms into Sadie the Sadist.

READER BEWARE: This book contains graphic violence, psycho/sexual incidents, and Sadie’s favorite recipes. X-tremely Black Humor/Horror.

   Whoa. Sadie the Sadist is just as humorous as it is depraved and horrifying. I went from laughing uncontrollably to cringing and wishing for mind bleach while reading this one. It only took one sitting for me to finish this book, though.

  There is plenty of gore to go around with Sadie the Sadist, but I didn't mind it. I was genuinely intrigued in seeing the world through Sadie's point of view as her sanity rapidly deteriorated before my eyes. This book is nothing like what I'd normally read, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. If you have a strong stomach and can handle unbridled depravity, then you'll definitely enjoy Sadie the Sadist.

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.

Predator & Prey by James D. Horton
(Predator & Prey #1)

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Lily works the night shift at a radio station, taking calls
from forlorn and damaged souls who can't sleep. She
knows their pain and they find solace in her comforting words. The city is ruthless; nameless creatures roam the streets and prey on the lost and innocent.

As she leaves work one night at the crest of dawn, Lily comes face-to-face with depravity. She is a survivor at heart, but she is unfairly outnumbered and surrenders to her fate. From the shadows an ally emerges, the mysterious and alluring, Wolf. After coming to Lily's aid, he takes her to shelter.

The immediate danger has passed, but the incident is far from over. Wolf tells Lily she is not prey, and sets off into the night with her by his side to set a wrong right. What she sees when entering the dark heart of the city will change her existence forever. Has Wolf taken on a force too big? Will Lily survive the night?
  Predator & Prey? Yes, please! This novella is very short, coming in around 30 pages. The punch that James D. Horton packs into those pages is phenomenal, though! This story came to a close way too early for me. I enjoyed every element of it, and I can't wait to spend more time with Lily and Wolf.

  Lily is my kind of heroine. She radiated determination and grit. I wish more heroines were written like her! I really enjoyed Wolf, too. I chuckled at his ironic name. The relationship between the two really works out well. Intensity, of the good kind, is one of the adjectives I'd use for them!

  Like I said, this book is on the shorter side. But I am still amazed at how quickly I was drawn into it. You just simply cannot go wrong with reading about Lily and Wolf. I know the second book in the series is going on my TBR pile!

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.

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