The Sinister Urge

The Sinister Urge
The Sinister Urge by Frances Newton
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

What if you had a secret? An irresistible urge? 

Delve backstage and into the private lives of a popular rock band, Lilli and the Munsterz. Returning to the music world after a turbulent split from her former band, Lilli Morgan has risen like a phoenix and has the industry at her feet. 

“Before the split, it was: ‘Lilli? Everyone always wants to know if there has ever been anything romantic between Adam and you?’
‘No not at all. I'm quite content being young, free, and single,’ was my standard reply. 
Now it's: ‘A special man in my life? No, I'm very happy being single. No time for all that.’ I've been peddling that line for years and it's never failed me.
Problem is, I do have a special man in my life. A wonderful perfect man … It's just a question of keeping it a secret. But for how long?”

The Review
Updated 7/19/2019-
I read this book a second time. Yes, a second time. My views changed slightly. I found that some of the issues I had could have been the cultural differences when it comes to slang and humor. While I still would have liked more insight into the characters psyche and better placement of the flashbacks so that they made sense when they popped up, I think this was an okay read for me.
I'm leaving my original review because those were my original thoughts when I read the book.

When I read the synopsis, I thought okay this might be a" flowers in the attic" situation or like some other twincest that I've read in gay fiction. This was not.

There is nothing wrong with taboo fiction if done right. There a few things that any good story needs and when you are bold enough, creative enough to write taboo fiction, you have to bring it on all levels

Unfortunately, this story fell short for me when it came to a solid plot, structure, formatting, grammar and overall development (character & content). If you have these things coupled with a good developmental team (editor, test reader, etc.) to give honest feedback, you are off to a good start. Even if it is just you, you can reach out to someone to test read your work to have a second set of (objective) eyes on the story that would help. Bloggers & Readers like myself will willingly help.

View all my reviews