I was excited to do this review because I love a good book. The synopses tells of a young woman who is getting on her feet, finding herself, defeating her demons. I eagerly jumped into reading this and was quickly spit out of that desire. The book doesn't even get past the first chapter before the story begins to resemble what I would assume to be softcore pornography. I realize that the sexuality of the character was necessary to establish the demon she is fighting about sex, but I really didn't feel like it was a needed thing for it to go into such depth. Whatever happened to cliffhangers??? To letting those moments go assumed, so that one's imagination could skip over them if one so desired?
I couldn't honestly tell you how the book turned out to be. I couldn't get past the first few chapters. I kept telling myself I committed to reading it so I had too, but I couldn't stomach it. Way too much for me. So, I was given the chance to do both a review and giveaway, but for the first time I am going to pass on doing a giveaway for a product. If you want to read it, buy it. I, however, could not finish it.
Below is the synopses provided by the companies, along with link to the author's site if you'd like to check it out further.
Every woman knows Dana, the heroine of Skyy Banks’ debut novel, Soul on Fire. Dana, simply put, is a survivor. Her sexually abusive past has imprisoned her and she has unleashed her pain to a sea of devastation and damage. Not until she confronts her demons can she garner the strength to brave the road to redemption. As she begins her journey to release herself from the shackles of her past, Dana quickly discovers the path to salvation and freedom is anything but smooth. Set against the backdrop of the corporate world of Atlanta, Georgia, Soul on Fire chronicles a young, professional woman’s quest for inner peace and happiness.
Before Soul on Fire, Banks shared her works with the world through free-lance writings and continues to do so. She is a native of Arkansas who now calls Atlanta, GA her home. A staunch advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness for women and girls, Banks is driven to educate and empower others on positive life style behaviors. She is also Atlanta's Ambassador for The Red Pump Project. She enjoys reading, writing, and traveling. Banks uses her writing as a platform to encourage her readers to explore taboo subjects and engage in dialogue to find solutions. She is a self-motivated woman and knows the world is waiting for her greatness. “The only limits are the ones I place upon myself; I don’t have any.”