Title: The Goodbye Man (Red Market, #1)
Authors: A. Giannoccaro & Mary E. Palmerin
Genre: Dark Erotic Horror/Taboo
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Synopsis:The Goodbye Man
Dysfunctional empires were made to fall.
I am Caesar. Broken and conflicted. I am a man who gives false goodness to those who crave it. I provide solace to the ones who beg to be saved, giving them the goodbyes they want. But, my quiet little world is about to be shattered by the whispers from heaven and hell.
I am Mateo. Unlovable and unworthy. I am the boy everyone runs from. I keep love close to me in little jars of perfection, reminding me of a thousand goodbyes I never had to say, because I left them before they could leave me.
I am Svetlana. Dirty and Used. Birthed into brutality while still trying to comprehend my version of normal. I am an injured lamb, eaten by filthy wolves day after day. Just as salvation seems like it's within reach, a goodbye from this awful world is all that I wish for.
**Graphic content warning including detailed depiction of brutal, bloody acts. Physical and emotional abuse is also apparent throughout this book with graphic sex scenes, both consensual and non-sensual. Reader discretion is highly advised. Not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen or those who are easily offended by the above mentioned acts.**
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Excerpt from The Goodbye Man
After many years of trial and error and a wake of useless dead bodies, we know the best way to get them exactly where we need them to be. If you buy an organ on the red market it is not going to be a healthy, fit person who gave it up. It’s an urchin that has been used and abused by themselves and others. You never know what you are going to get and I really don’t care. I save your life, but sometimes it’s not what it seems.
I let the girl lie next to me for the night. I know she doesn’t sleep much because she has to choose to suffer and live or to die and never hurt again. I have no problem sleeping at night as I am not conflicted, confused or troubled. I am who I am and I own it. I am able to sleep for six hours despite her constant tossing beside me, and when her shuddering from the cold wakes me in the early hours of the morning, I instinctively pull her into me. Her bony body stills next to mine, waiting for the horrors that should follow. They won’t come from me; the horrors that I have are silent, quiet and unseen. She won’t feel her death, but she can feel me taking her body in ways that she isn’t used to. There is little point to sex if you don’t both enjoy it, so I don’t understand the need to beat or hurt a girl to get off. I like them to feel good, because if they feel good I feel even better. She relaxes into me as I take her from behind, my slow rhythm making her breaths hot and needy, like the way she arches into me as we both get the release we were seeking. I don’t need sex for the connection; I need it to set the demons of my mind free, as it quiets my voices. The incessant din inside my mind where I hear the voices of a thousand goodbyes and the screams of those who I couldn’t save from the demons of Hunts Point. Sound is the one thing that can hurt me; I need quiet, and I crave silence. I have tried earplugs. I soundproofed my home, but somehow the voices always get inside. Soft, sweet, beautiful voices are the devil in my mind that drives me to do bad things.
-Caesar, The Goodbye Man
This book is for my dark, dark, loving peeps!! It comes with a very strong warning. PLEASE heed the warning. Don’t read the book then author bash, because this book is incredibly twisted. It’s not a sappy love story. It is a demented love story about torment, pain and pure survival.
Svetlana was born into prostitution. Her mother was one, and her father the pimp. It was the only life she knew, and by the tender age of 12, she was being forced into the lifestyle too. Her father had a drug habit that needed to be fed! Beatings and rapes are a part of the bargain her father allows which makes Svetlana just long to die, she dreams of death!
Caesar is a business man who deals with hurting people. He helps people put an end to their troubles. Helps them feel no more pain.
Mateo, Caesar’s nephew, is one messed up dude. Mateo works with Caesar. Mateo loves all the patients that come into work. His fascination is a bit odd I will say. Caesar harvests body parts to sell in the underground market.
“I like the power I have over her, and I live for the prospect of making her beg me for her goodbye. I murder them with my love” -Caesar
“The heat from the incinerators can be felt as the doors slide open and the noise of the raging fires makes a deafening lullaby. I stand in front of the small metal door to hell and push the button to open it. I am met by the scorching heat and I lift his head so he can see the flames. “Time to go to hell”… -Caesar
You HAVE to read this to see how the 3 of them come together…and just who stays alive? This book was like nothing I’ve ever read before. I was so intrigued by the plot, my fingers could not flip fast enough. I will be honest and admit. There were times, the brutality was overwhelming, but the world we live in is brutal!
4DEMENTED STARS!!! yay!! \o/