Sunday, July 12, 2015

Carousel by Aurelia T. Evans

These days, she’s traveling in some unusual circles…

Before her father can kick her out of the house, Caroline runs away to join the circus. She’s far from the oddity or performer that Arcanium is known for, but the fortune teller grants her wish to become a part of his circus and assigns her to run the carousel.

It’s repetitive work and the quarters are cramped, but it’s the perfect job while Caroline figures out what the hell she’s going to do with her life.

Then some of the creepy carousel mounts—the ones that look like tormented human men—start coming to life at night. At first she thinks they’re just dreams, but she quickly discovers that Arcanium is no ordinary circus.

Caroline must not only come to grips with the shady motivations and affections of her new colleagues, but also with the driven desire inside her for Riley and Colm—the men bound to the carousel to atone for their sins, who beg her to save them.

Reader Advisory: This book contains horror-related gore and violence, a scene of miscommunication where sexual assault almost occurs, but all sex scenes within Arcanium are consensual. Includes MF and MFM sex scenes and multiple partners. Warnings for demon clown sex (it’s just as weird but hotter than you think— avoid if coulrophobic), sex with well-endowed demons, and voyeurism.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Carousel is the 2nd book in the Arcanium series. I believe it could be read as a standalone, as all of the previous characters are established and this is about a different set of "people."
Caroline is a young adult who is trying her damnedest to find a summer job, her father is upset with her lack of employment and is constantly harping on her. She decides that she wants to join the circus, little does she know the secrets that The Arcanium holds.
As her luck would have it, the Carousel is in need of an operator – and she is the perfect person for the job! She agrees to 1 year of employment and the story starts – Arcanium isn't your normal, run-of-the-mill circus though – as she will soon find out!!
As Caroline assimilates into her new life, she learns many things about herself and those around her.
Jinni are real, demons are real, and humans aren't as they appear.

Overall, this was a spicy story with 2 men and 1 woman whom turn to each other to find comfort and care. The road isn't always smooth and the bumps are quite exciting.
I really love the cast of characters and will continue this series as I want to see how they develop. I will warn – this story just kind of dropped off and I need to know how the rest of Caroline's servitude will play out.

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Aurelia T. Evans is an up-and-coming erotica author with a penchant for horror and the supernatural.

She’s the twisted mind behind the werewolf/shifter Sanctuary trilogy, demonic circus series Arcanium, and vampire serial Bloodbound. She’s also had short stories featured in various erotic anthologies.

Aurelia presently lives in Dallas, Texas (although she doesn’t ride horses or wear hats). She loves cats and enjoys baking as much as she dislikes cooking. She’s a walker, not a runner, and she writes outside as often as possible.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Carousel (Arcanium #2) by Aurelia T. Evans to read and review.

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