Review: A Shimmer of Silk by Raven McAllan

A Shimmer of Silk by Raven McAllan
Series: The House on Silk Street (# 2)
Release Date: January 16, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 63
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



Deborah may not know the full truth about her childhood, but she knows she needs to find her soul. During one of her performances at Silk Street, she attracts the attention of Oliver, Lord Craster. Known for his extreme tastes, he sensed a kindred soul in Deborah.

Persuading her that their needs mesh proves a challenge, even to a man of his experience. Will Oliver be the man she needs to unlock her secrets? Or will his dominance scare her too much to even try?


Review:  The first time Oliver sees Deborah performing on stage, he feels an intense attraction and is determined to claim her. Meanwhile, Deborah is struggling to deal with the demons of her past and isn’t sure whether she is ready to take on the renowned Dominant.

In A Shimmer of Silk, author Raven McAllan focuses on a performance held at a house on Silk Street well known for BDSM and edge play. The story line was quite unusual since it featured performances involving knife throwing, wax play and fire breathing. Even though Deborah was an adventurous performer in front of a crowd, she was much more reserved in private.

Because this is part of a series I found myself wishing that I had read the first installment to get a better understanding of the setting. As a result, I wasn’t able to fully engage in the story line. While there is plenty of action in the book, particularly when it comes to bedroom activity, there is little substance to sustain it.

It is a quick read that ends with a cliffhanger. Unfortunately, I didn’t leave this story with a sense of satisfaction.