Review-Poison of a Smile by Steven Jensen

Steven Jensen’s debut novella, Poison of a Smile, is quite simply… wickedly beautiful.

“She will take her pleasure in your destruction ….

When Gabriel Holland and David Leigh are lured to the haunted town of Carliton in search of their beloved Helena, they find only mystery and malice. And Christian Salazar, connoisseur of torments, master of Alatiel, the creature that Helena has become, awaits their company ….”

Unfortunately I can’t even begin to write like Steven, so it is impossible for me to put into words how beautifully written this story is. Each sentence and paragraph paint the scene with vivid imagery. Set in the late 1800’s the story unfolds with beautiful poetic writing to match the time.

Though I don’t normally read horror, this story was not terribly gruesome, however contained a wickedly macabre tone and plot. Alatiel (and I LOVE this name!) will leave you shivering with her evilness. I love her character and hope more is to come so we can learn what happens next. This story will pull you along from start to finish and the ending comes all too soon.

Definitely a must read! So sit back and read slowly, savouring every word. You won’t be disappointed.

Stop by Steven’s website for information on where this book is available!

Don’t forget to check out my interview with him as well!

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About jlwylie

Stay at home mom of 2 boys, avid reader and writer. Published by Untold Press

2 thoughts on “Review-Poison of a Smile by Steven Jensen

  1. Trisha Wolfe says:

    OOh, this does sound good! I so wish I could find more time to read everything out there! But I will def. try to fit this one in. Thanks so much for the awesome review Jenn! =)

  2. […] This looks like a great book. Will definitely check it out. Steven Jensen's debut novella, Poison of a Smile, is quite simply… wickedly beautiful. "She will take her pleasure in your destruction …. When Gabriel Holland and David Leigh are lured to the haunted town of Carliton in search of their beloved Helena, they find only mystery and malice. And Christian Salazar, connoisseur of torments, master of Alatiel, the creature that Helena has become, awaits their company …." Unfortunately I can't even b … Read More […]

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