Clipped by Devon McCormack

Clipped.Cover.JPGTitle: Clipped

Author:  Devon McCormack

Genre: MM; Dark Erotica; Masochism; Angels & Demons

Length: Novel (301 pgs)

Publisher: Smashwords sp Devon McCormack (October 13, 2013)

Heat Level: EXPLICIT

Heart Rating: ♥♥ 2 Hearts

Reviewer: Seeker

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Blurb: Though mortals have been convinced that God cares about their souls, nothing could be further from the truth. He created the world as a gift for his lover, Satan. But when Satan left him, he decided to end what he saw as his most grotesque creation.

Satan and his army of demons are man’s only hope…

The demon Kinzer and his lover, Janka, have been sent by Satan to spy on The Raze, a gang of rogue demons who are working with God to bring about Armageddon. When someone exposes their true allegiances, The Raze clips Kinzer’s wings and murders Janka. Kinzer manages to escape. He tracks down Satan’s allies to warn them about a mole in their midst when he learns that they’ve located the Antichrist—a powerful weapon that could prevent the apocalypse. Now, he’s on a mission to protect the Antichrist and avenge his lover’s death.

Review:    My rating for Clipped is based on the out of the box take on God and Satan. 

Clipped begins with human trafficking; rape; kidnapping, and implications of all of this done – primarily – to the underage. (I am still unsure of one of the human character’s age 17 OR 18) Topping it all off with a flashback incestuous child sex abuse – all within the first three chapters and doesn’t stop there.

There are few books that make my hard to read list and most of those are based on plot holes and bad writing.  But Clipped made the hard to read list with only a one or two plot holes and some nice prose.  There are many parts the writer included in the story, while providing realistic and believable backstory, story, and so on – that make Clipped very hard to get through.

Very rarely does one come across a story full of Masochists (those who enjoy sexual gratification or the tendency to derive sexual gratification, from physical and/or emotional pain) and no Sadists (those who enjoy sexual gratification or the tendency to derive sexual gratification, from giving physical and/or emotional pain).  Yet almost every character in this tale is a Masochist.  There is no BDSM, no D/s within these pages.  Here there is only pain, abuse, rape, and torture being enjoyed by the victim.

This story could have been told with the inclusion of only half of the sexual scenes.  Many times the scenes were announced and predictable.  I will end my review here, lest I decide that I might have been too generous with this one, because I want to know what happened next in this adventure.  I just don’t want to have to read through all of the ‘unnecessary-to-plot’-ness to get there.