|Reviews for The Folly of a Monster Love|
| Damned to heaven chapter 45 . 12/5/2013
Just finished reading this after starting it earlier in the night. It's 2:33 am now, here in the U.K.
You know after you've read a good book and you're just left in a state of bliss? That's me right now. I wish I could be more constructive but all I can think is "love loved it" and "that was awesome", so yeah.
The only "loose end" I wanted address (it really isn't a loose end just my curiosity) is his reaction to Alma and Warren's little relationship. I loved a jealous Illias, he was lust worthy. Btw, Alma not cool but I'll let that slide 'cause in my head you were just grieving and Warren just happened to be there. That's what I'm going with.
| bubublacz chapter 44 . 11/29/2013
Oh God! I know that it was awful what I did I stopped at chapter 20 and zoomed in here because I kind of felt that it was going slow.. But even if it was just for a couple of chapters, I kind of understood Alma's love and when I was reading this chapter, I just started sobbing even if I did not know how their relationship developed in those 20 chapters. One, I'm glad that I didn't read them because I'm sure that I'd be bawling my eyes out right now and sobbing so bad because my heart would have broken into tiny pieces. Two, you are such an effective writer that by just reading this page you brought out that emotion which also left me sobbing so bad because my heart kind of broke into tiny pieces. Just gaaahhh and woooowww! Thank you! I don't know if I'd read those 20 in between chapter, I'm just too scared to have my heart broken ;(
| Coli chapter 45 . 11/16/2013
At first I was unsure about this story but the way it progressed made it impossible to stop reading.
| L.L.V chapter 19 . 8/27/2013
With how quickly she lights up for him whenever he exudes pheromones or touches her, I would think he'd chose a far easier way to get "inside" her than he did. While I understand the brutality might have been necessary to emphasize his inhumanity and to move the plot, it seems a tad over done given a similar effect could have been achieved has she been aroused.
Had so much sexual tension and attraction not been built up previously I feel that scene would have been better placed.
| Guest chapter 18 . 8/22/2013
So much potential... and then theres a rape scene, not only that but there is also justification for said rape scene. I encourage anyone reading this to research testimonials from rape victims and then try to see if they can truly justify the necessity of such a scene in what was simply a romance story. Brutal man, absolutely brutal.
| Taraxoxo chapter 45 . 7/16/2013
I loved this story, all the characters were so real and thought out.
| SolanaNight chapter 45 . 7/8/2013
Oh my goodness. I'm torn between hating you and loving you for this story. I want to hate you for forcibly (Well, it wasn't actually forced because I chose myself to read this...) strapping me into a roller coaster of emotions. However, as much as I'd love to think I hate you, I cannot. :3
Let's see... where to begin... Ah, yes. First off, I'd like to praise you for your skills in grammar and descriptions. Not only do you have a mastery of the English language, you also are quite skilled with your descriptions. You see, when I read other people's work, a common mistake that always seems to irritate me is their repetition of words and phrases. However, you didn't do that. Your word choices were varied and placed in such a way that that thought never even crossed my mind. I also appreciate your appropriate use of foul language. You used it in the right situations and in the right context for it to properly illustrate the mood and emotions of your characters. Nothing quite irritates me more when people excessively throw in vulgar language. It's usually not even because their characters have foul mouths, but because the writers themselves constantly curse. So that was good.
Next, I'd like to praise your use of other elements besides romance. You did a fantastic job of incorporating multiple themes into your novel. Many writers have a tendency to focus in on one particular aspect, especially if it's a romance, and then the work comes out dull and has a 2D feel to it with no real depth. So I really liked how you added some volume to the story with multiple ideas, conflicts, and themes colliding and overlapping with one another.
Finally, the point I want to applaud you the most is the romance itself. One of the biggest issues and mistakes that romance writers make is that they fail to really grasp that relationships aren't all happiness and roses. Especially when it comes to romances between humans and supernatural creatures and other beings. For example, an author might have a conflict, but it will be an outside force trying to drive the couple apart. The couple won't have any problems between themselves. So, I'm really impressed how you illustrated the frustration, self-hatred, fear, lack of trust, and other negative emotions that cause so many problems in relationships. Really shows your skill as an author. You should be proud of yourself. :3
I try my best to throw in some sort of criticism. Although, with this work I'm having a difficult time coming up with anything. I know there's something you could work on, but I just can't put my finger on it... You must be hiding it from me. :P So, I'm just going to tell you to conquer your fear of the typos and control your urge to vomit, and fix them. I do understand the feeling of though of reading back on stuff you wrote before, and then struggling to suppress the urge of hitting yourself upside the head with a hammer.
Overall, well done. I enjoyed reading this although I got teary-eyed and seethed with outrage a few times.
| ImGoingToWiticha chapter 1 . 5/29/2013
I just wanted to go ahead and say that this story is ABSOLUTELY fantastic. I'm not done (hardly even half-way) but this is one of the best writings I have ever read. Alma is my favorite female character; she is incredibly deep, irrevocably intuitive and a female character that I can not only connect with, but root for. Well done!
I have an account on under this username, but I would like to know if you are planning to publish this? I am not lying when I say that I would buy a hardcover, paperback cover and, hell, even the eBook. This book is beautiful and fantastical and amazing. i just want to gobble it up.
| curiousreader7 chapter 45 . 5/27/2013
I have never had to look up so many words on ! lol And you had my head spinning the whole time with the drama, the theories, the acts of nature... and I loved every bit. Amazing story, my head is still spinning and I am overthinking on everything now! Again, just LOVED your story.
| Guest chapter 45 . 5/25/2013
It's odd. I enjoyed your writing skill. I hated how much they fought. Almost ridiculous really. What I am most astounded with is your clear immense source of knowledge on true Greek mythology, psychology, and even the many convoluted subjects of life including love. This story was brilliant because as a writer, you are quite intelligent. The plot was good enough, some minor rooms for improvement but truly your skill surpasses that of most. Well done
| honest opinion chapter 18 . 5/23/2013
Hi, just wanted to leave a note because the noncon (nonconsensual) content in this chapter is very concerning to me. I actually looked through some of the reviews to see if anyone else mentioned this, and it appears that people have, but in a somewhat less than polite way, and they don't seem to have made any impact on the way you present this story. I hope that my opinion won't automatically put you on the defensive, because I do think that this is a very important issue.
The sex scene in this chapter is a very graphic depiction of noncon (assault, in other words). I'm not going to tell you to take it out or otherwise censor it, but what I do ask is that you place a warning at the top of the chapter. There seems to be no indication (at least, I haven't noticed one) that this story would contain noncon content, which can lead people with past traumatic experience, such as sexual assault, to stumble upon this story and inadvertently be triggered by the graphic content. Triggering a traumatic flashback is very serious and, well, traumatic, and most people who know themselves to be prone to these episodes make sure to keep an eye out for warnings so that they don't throw themselves back when it comes to emotional healing and well-being. Please do consider taking the time to place a warning at the top of the chapter-even though this story is a few years old, readers like me are stumbling across it all the time, and I can promise you that people will be very grateful for the heads-up. Thank you!
| jerrellsgirl112606 chapter 45 . 5/9/2013
I just read the hole story and i just loved it. I think it was amazing and i just hate that it had to end. I think it would be so so neat to find out what happens to Illias and Alma after all this and how life is with there 3 kids. It took me a little wile to read this story because i had so much stuff going on but i just loved it and any time i had a chance i just had to read this. Your wrighting got a whole lot better the more you wrote and i think you did an amazing job.
| Sarah chapter 44 . 4/7/2013
i love your story! it kept me on the edge the whole time. Though i feel bad about some of the characters death and loss but still good! so happy that Alma and Illlias are together too! And the sex parts were great too! Love it how needy they were of each other! hope you continue writing more in the furture! Wish you all the luck and talent
| rozalicious678 chapter 44 . 2/16/2013
I AM CRYING! Its the ending!
Anyway I just love happy endings and I think this is a great story without all the mushiness one finds, and eventually gets tired of, in romantic stories. i hope to read more of your stories!
| SundayMorning73 chapter 18 . 1/24/2013
I'm just on ch 18 and it is so great. The only reason I haven't stopped before to review is because ive been eager and unable to break from reading. You are such a great writer, I feel what's being said, the emotions are there. Thanks so much for making this available! I'm hooked!