By Miss Emma MM An incredibly quick rundown of The Picture of Dorian Gray is that it centers on a naive, beautiful young man named Dorian. He becomes fast friends with what were basically two closeted queens in that time period. Lord Henry in particular sets out to corrupt Dorian. Meanwhile Basil paints Dorian, over and over, until his portrait is perfect. He gifts the painting to Dorian who finds out something quite peculiar. It turns out that any “sin” he commits doesn’t mar his actual appearance but only that of the painting. He goes through society for many years without aging or showing any wear even though he makes progressively more startling choices.
By Miss Emma MM When I asked to review Virtue and Vice I had no idea what it was about. I became a fan of the author, Megan Hart, last year so that was my sole reason for requesting it. Other books of hers that I have read are contemporary. This one is different. When it starts out you may think that it's just another historical romance (which, don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of) but it's more than that. It's actually classified as a Paranormal Romance. This is because, though at first glance it seems to just be set in the past, it's actually set in an altered version of the past.
By Miss Emma MM Have you been raped? I have not, I've been very lucky. However if you have or are in any way triggered by scenes of rape you most definitely need to skip this book. There is even gynecological rape, which is a fear of many women, that people think is unfounded. Here, you go, it's in a book.