Saturday, December 29, 2012

OUBLIETTE by Giselle Renarde

Publisher: Torquere Press
Date published: 10/31/12
Lesbian, paranormal
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher


Miranda and Saba are on vacation and rehashing an old, old, argument. Finally they go down to dinner. Miranda had intended them to go on a ghost tour but they’d spent too long arguing and missed the start of it. When they decide to try to catch up with the tour they meet and rescue a woman and get sidetracked into caring for her.

Since this is only a short story there’s not a lot of time for back story and character development. I’d really have liked at least another paragraph or two on the resolution of their argument and also something more in Saba’s POV. The sex scenes are lengthy, explicit and hot, not easy to achieve in such a brief story. Obviously the plot can’t be too detailed but it is clever and well executed and even has a slight twist to it.

There were a couple of tiny, but annoying grammar and style errors and I have no clue what the connection to Halloween is supposed to be, other than this is a paranormal story.
Also I found the lack of set up and back story hampered the overall story arc and my appreciation of the characters, even though I understood the constraints of the length-limit. Still, another one thousand words could have made this story so much better and it still would have come in under the cut-off length.

Nevertheless it’s a very quick and hot read for those who enjoy lesbian fiction.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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