*Contains adult themes (sexual content)
**Review by Susan
Dante's France Mansion. His business Franchise is 'GOTH'. He Rules his world and the wealthy want INVITES to his Soiree's. Head of the Board Meeting of 12 and he is the master number 13. He is filled with secrecy and plays Chess in the underground world of other private societies in the light dark power global games. His Love he has just found. Will she now enter his World of GOTH and cross the threshold into his Heart? He is 'not a vampire' but an IMMORTAL.
Gothic Gates is a short story that I flew through in one sitting. Was the book intriguing? Yes! Was it a good story? Yes! But I did struggle with the authors notes in the beginning and towards the end. It made it a little disjointed but in the grand scheme of the short story, it's pretty minor.
Courier delivery leads our leading lady to Dante. The owner of the Gothic Masquerade parties aimed at the rich and wealthy. He is a man who knows what he wants and SHE is exactly that. The story gets interesting when we learn that he is in fact immortal. Thrown into board meetings about keeping the population of the human race (light vs dark) going all seemed a little odd and slightly confusing at times.
As the story develops and the history of their relationship/feelings towards one another come to surface, I'm feeling torn and in need of more! Not a cliff hanger necessarily but hoping that the next story will shed more light on the unanswered questions I have.
A short story that will transfer you into a parallel universe and make your head hurt a little but well worth a read. I can't wait to read more from R. M. Simone.
(3.5 star rating)
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