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[REVIEW] Damaged – Yolanda Sfetsos

Yolanda Sfetsos
Damnation (US: 1st September 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

There’s a good reason why houses in Australia don’t have basements. Except for Lane Blume’s house. It’s not just the water heater; there’s a bigger problem going on in that basement. And Bill Sorreni may officially only be a plumber, but he knows a thing or two about banishing demons.

Lane is a full-time writer, only she hasn’t been published in ages, and even then it was just online publications for ten dollars. Coincidentally, or maybe not, this novella is published with a small press who deal mainly in eBooks, but when they publish in print they’re bloody expensive. Does my mentioning this have anything to do with the story? Yes, because Lane’s writing troubles seem…well, they’re realistic, which partially grounds her character, but in most other ways she’s a damsel in distress whom mutually feels love at first sight for the plumber/amateur demonologist. Okay, so Lane loves Bill because he believes her about the demon, and helps her get rid of it. But why does Bill love Lane? There’s mention of how stunning Lane is, and love at first sight, but it just seems shallow.

The moral of this story? Love conquers all, even demons. Which is good if you have love, as Lane obtains. Otherwise, you don’t have a hope in Hell.

Support an Australian Author

It’s Australia Day, but now’s as good a time as any to support an Australian author, even if you’re international. Here are the books by Australian authors on my wishlist – perhaps they’re on yours, too:

Keri Arthur: Darkness Unbound Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Lexxie Couper: Savage Transformation Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Sara Creasy: Children of Scarabaeus Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Erica Hayes: Blood Cursed Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Rebecca Lim: Exile Buy (UK) Buy (Worldwide)
Yolanda Sfetsos: Damaged Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

September 2010 Releases

Done with August 2010 Releases? Here are the September 2010 Releases. To see further into the publishing future, check Reading Wishlist.

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9 New Covers

Marta Acosta: Haunted Honeymoon Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Kelley Armstrong: The Gathering Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Megan Hart: Amidst a Crowd of Stars
Julia Karr: XVI Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Lora Leigh, Michelle Rowen, Jory Strong & Ava Gray: Primal Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Rebecca Lim: Mercy Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Yolanda Sfetsos: Touching Moonlight
Yolanda Sfetsos: Damaged
Alexander Gordon Smith: Fugitives Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)