Book InfoBurn For Jack by Aiden Pierce
Series: Holiday Horrors #1
Rating: Book ratings explained
Genres: Dark Romance, Horror, New Adult Romance, Paranormal Romance
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Don’t go near the pumpkin patch on Halloween night…
Jack Calloway is the pumpkin-headed boogeyman of Hallow Hill. As the legend goes, he was a man of wicked tastes, devilish allure, and had a knack for dark magic. He and his lover—my ancestor—were tried as witches and burned at the stake at the edge of Hallow Hill’s pumpkin patch.
Some say he made a deal with the devil to spare his lover’s soul and haunts the pumpkin patch to this day, waiting for her return.
“Don’t go near the pumpkin patch on Halloween,” they’ve always warned the women in my family. “Jack might get you.”
Too bad I don’t listen because I have to find out the hard way that ghost stories exist for a reason. And in Jack’s flames, I just might become one.
Burn for Jack is a plot-light Halloween-themed PNR novella featuring a pumpkin-headed monster with a wicked thirst for our heroine. This story includes dark themes such as bondage, violence, gore, dubious consent, bullying, and murder.
Burn For Jack - My Review
After thoroughly enjoying reading Circus Creeps I was curious to discover some of the other books Aiden Pierce had written. Now that we’re decidedly heading into the autumn, Burn For Jack seemed an appropriate choice.
Ada Moore doesn’t fit in Hallow Hill, where her peers refer to her as “Little Moore Whore” thanks to her heritage. She’s saving up and biding her time until she can escape the town and the generational curse that was laid upon her family. After accepting a bet that she couldn’t spend Halloween up at the pumpkin patch, dressed as her ancestor, the original Adaline Moore, Ada finds herself trapped and at the mercy of centuries-old spirit Jack.
Whether or not I carried the soul of the original Adaline Moore, I didn’t care. I was hooked on the fantasy that I belonged with him. Because I was so damn desperate to find a place I belonged. Maybe that place was in the arms of Jack Calloway.
Burn For Jack might be described as “plot-light” but there was a remarkable amount stuffed into its 93 pages. Jack and Adaline’s original love story sits in stark contrast to Ada’s current life and the torment she’s subjected to by Luc and his friends. At the same time, it’s easy to see how similar Adaline and Ada are at a soul level, and why Jack is so drawn to Ada believing her to be Adaline’s soul reincarnate.
There was love in his brutality as he pushed me close to the breaking point but kept me teetering on the edge, still careful to keep me safe and whole while tearing me into shreds with the same ministrations that held me safe and close.
Now this all sounds lovely but don’t get me wrong, Burn For Jack is monster smut, plain and simple. There’s a 7ft plus man with a pumpkin head, no lips, and a killer tongue. There are tentacles and a dick that resembles a pumpkin stalk and knotting. Probably not for the faint of heart but if you like your MMCs a little less normal and a little more paranormal then this book is definitely one for you.