Belladonna by Karen Moline – book cover, description, publication history. Belladonna was sold as a sexual slave for $1 million. After years of abuse at the hands of an anonymous English aristocrat and his peers she escapes with her. Filled with the mesmerizing eroticism of an Anne Rice novel, this new work by the author of “Lunch” presents the tale of a mysterious woman whose tortured past.
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In New York City, she’s known only as the mysterious masked woman who presides over the most exclusive, opulent club of the times.
You have been warned. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I got this book on a whim at a thrift store. I found this book at a Dollar Tree when I was in middle school.
Graphic in some of its content, but yet bellaonna, the story still is remembered after all this time. Starts out slow, then picks up the pace. This is an easy read, but a very long read! She is waiting like a deadly spider for a member of the Club to walk into her web.
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I have read it cover to cover at least a dozen times, if not more. A modern take on a Hellfire Club from mopine perspective of one of the victims. Moline draws too many characters from the cliches of thriller novels, too.
Oct 21, Kelly Tr rated it it was amazing. A disclaimer about this book, there is a graphic part of the novel describing how “Belladonna” took her descent into hell. Get it free with day trial. While there are some parts of this story that may offend some It was on my “keepers” bookcase and all I remembered when I looked at it was “it was good”. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
It’s gotten me to look for more audiobooks read by Tim Curry. The arrogant condescension of the narrator, Mat I found this book at a Dollar Tree when I was in middle school.
While I love historical fiction, this is not the normal type of book that I dive into, however I actually read it in one sitting because I stayed up all night reading it.
But it is not about glorifying these things. I think the concept of revenge appealed to me, as it would many people. It’s filled with dark anecdotes and surely will entertain. And when I say round about way, I mean he is possibly the most boring narrator ever, wastin When a book is referred to as a trashy, female protagonist Count of Monte Cristo story, I’m going to buy it.
The story is told from the point of view of one of the twin brother’s who help BellaDonna escape, as well as escaping themselves; they know they must get Belladonna out from under the iron grip of “His Lordship, after she has been trapped with him for over ten years, and is breaking emotionally; After they escape the book describes how she recovers and gets her iron grip on revenge through the help of a kind rich older man; Once this period of her life mline they start planning revenge and do so first by opening Club Belladonna and finding molind member of the “Club” and I would rate this higher then the latest craze of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ books.
After that first chapter though, I was thoroughly engrossed with Belladonna’s story. This book should be the talk of the town!! Belladnna to Read Currently Reading Read. She is waiting like a deadly spider helladonna a member of the Club to walk into her web. I recommend anyone who’s ready for a rollercoster of a book! And when I say round about way, I mean he is possibly the most boring narrator ever, wasting whole chapters going on tangents that tell you nothing and skipping back and forth in time so that you never get pulled into the story or any comfortable continuity.
Not a dull moment. Aug 31, Liz rated it did not like it. You almost have katen read the book a 2nd time to incorporate all the new knowledge you learn so late in the game to see how it fits in with the story as a whole. I’ve read this book twice and I highly recommend; especially to anyone who likes revenge stories. Maybe i’ll try it again in the future but for now i’m moving on. The diary format was an interesting one blladonna well, as it mloine written in third person rather than first, showing how Belladonna detached herself to survive her ordeal.
Always masked, as those who tormented her were, Belladonna will captivate both imaginations and kren. A very kareb moving and engrossing read, one you won’t want to put down and won’t want to finish.
It was a good read but sometimes hard to follow because of the way the book is laid out. Jul 10, Deborah rated it really liked it. The text is pretty mild for erotica.
I liked that Belladonna is in no way ashamed of wanting revenge on those who have wronged her, and intends to get it any way she can, and she only knows one way thanks to them – lust as a weapon. While there are definitely parallels between this story and the Story of O, Belladonna is much less artsy, less “literary”, as Story of O, and not a very fair comparison. Very dark and twisted and moine for the faint hearted.