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Book Review: They Called Him Nightmare, by Deja Black

They Called Him Nightmare


Growing up, Kai Bennu was taunted for skin dark as midnight and his otherworldly appearance. They called him Nightmare, but Alec Vasilios, a wealthy and powerful businessman, wants to call Kai his own. Kai’s past has left him with little trust in others and even more reluctance to surrender himself to Alec’s power. With both men harboring supernatural secrets, finding common ground won’t come without sacrifice.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Daily Dose package “A Walk on the Wild Side.”


Book – They Called Him Nightmare (A Walk on the Wild Side)

Author – Deja Black

Star rating – ★★★★★

No. of Pages – 26

Cover – Gorgeous

POV – 1st person, dual POV

Would I read it again – Heck yes!

Genre – LGBT, Romance, Shapeshifter, Supernatural, POC, Inter-Racial, Vampire



Reviewed for Divine Magazine


Wow. I’m not even sure what to say. This one just left me totally…speechless.

A rollercoaster of emotion, had me crying a few times in so few pages and such wonderful world building and exploration of characters. I’ve read books in the 2-300 pages length that haven’t given me the emotion that this 26 page story did.

Between Alec, the feisty, sex-fuelled vampire; Kai, the ‘Nightmare’ flame with a heart of gold; and Mama Bennu, the woman with fire, love and compassion, I didn’t know where to turn. Every character was a rainbow of emotion, depth and soul, only making this story so much the better.

Now, usually an ending at 90% would have me frustrated or annoyed. But this story was done. This story gave me everything I wanted and needed in the space it took up. It didn’t need that extra 10%. But I needed it, to collect myself and finally breathe easy again, after the end of that incredible story.

I will now happily instant-buy anything Deja Black releases in the future. No questions asked.


Favourite Quotes

“There was something about him that called to me, promised the hunger that wracked my body would by satisfied if I were to have him as my own. He was prey to my predator.” ~ Alec

“The sun would never shine enough for me, would always be dim when she was gone. She was my sun. I revolved around her. I would die, if I could, a million times just to have her live forever.” ~ Kai

“She was my champion, and her light was going out, the torch burning low, and I would be lost without its glow.” ~ Kai



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