Friday, August 12, 2011

Review: Her Captive Muse - Indigo Skye

Her Captive Muse-
When Brendan Delaney answered an ad for an artist's model, he was looking for an easy way to earn some extra cash. But Morgan Roan wanted more than just a model. Soon, Brendan finds himself caught in a web of deception and desire, lust and betrayal—her captive muse. What price pleasure?
Indigo Skye is a very intriguing author, poet, photographer, artist... She seems to be into everything. Her Captive Muse, is an erotic tale that delves deep into the psyche of her characters and their dark-erotic drives. I was not prepared for such depth of emotion and the intimate view of a twisted relationship devoid of romance.

The protagonist is a strung out heroin addict, deeply damaged emotionally. He is captured and abused by a dominatrix artist he finds as addictive as his drugs. The relationship is twisted, violent, hurtful, and strangely erotic. The author explores some of the darker traits of human desire steeped in fear, compulsion, and self-destruction. There is no tender romance here, only harsh realities and hard-fought survival.

I was reminded of Stephen King's classic Misery with a strong BDSM erotic element woven into the story. The dark mistress is a Black Widow who imprisons, tortures, and kills her lovers to feed her artistic muse. The protagonist's self-destructive personality leads him to fear, hate, and love her dominating attention and he is inexorably drawn into her fatal embrace. The author beautifully portrays the darkest aspects of human nature, exposing needs and desires we rarely acknowledge.

I personally enjoy more romantic, sensitive, and positive erotica. But the author is good at what she does. The writing is excellent, the characters are real and engaging, and the plot is strong and compelling. If you like a little orgasmic fear and harsh psychological drama you will love Her Captive Muse. It's not the sort of thing I write, or generally read, but it is compelling, thought provoking, and a bit scary. The scariest part? It is erotic, in a disturbing way.

Take a peek into the dark and enjoy Her Captive Muse. Sweet dreams are made of these...

Author Bio:
Indigo Skye is a writer and photographer living in the American Southwest. Her first novel, Her Captive Muse, was released by Noble Romance Publishers in January. Her work has been widely published online. Last fall, her short story “True Confession” was published in the anthology Uniform Behavior. Her short story, “My Demon Lover,” was recently featured in the Noble Romance Anthology, Red Roses & Shattered Glass. Two of her short stories, “The Weary Traveler” and “Saving Orpheus” were recently chosen for the erotica anthology, Seducing the Myth, edited by Lucy Felthouse. A full list of her published works is available on her blog, Indigo Skye: Ink and Art-

Contact Information for Indigo Skye-

Books by Indigo Skye:
Her Captive Muse
Uniform Behavior
Red Roses & Shattered Glass
Seducing the Myth


  1. Max, thank you so much for your review. It's always a treat to be featured on a new site, and share my work with a wider audience.

    Typing with Sticky Fingers,

    -Indigo Skye

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Indigo.