#Review of MAX by Bey Deckard #LaunchDay

It’s LAUNCH DAY for the highly anticipated MAX by Bey Deckard.

And this is me… fangirling like a boss!

The author says:

Folks who dislike unhealthy relationships, are sensitive to consent ambiguity, or have eurotophobia should take a big step back from this story.

It’s dark… ish and full of mindfuckery.

Substance abuse, pornography, violence, cheating, unprofessional behaviour, criminal intent, abuse… and good lord, the lies.


51u0fsnv3lFresh out of school, Dr. Crane takes on a new patient who both intrigues and unnerves him. Charming, manipulative, and amoral, Max has exactly the sort of mind Crane finds himself drawn to with fictional characters.

As Max weaves himself into Crane’s life, Crane realizes that while fiction might be safe, Max certainly is not.

When the professional line between them thins, who gets to define where one man ends and the other begins?


AMAZON    |    ARe    |    SMASHWORDS    |    iBOOKS



Max is a study in contrasts, a war zone where hubris and the collapse of superego duke it out in an arena of narcissistic violence and sly manipulation. Max is the ultimate predator, conducting the hunt with precision and control. But Max also likes to play with his food. It’s the reason they incarcerate his kind behind layers of barricades.

One wonders… who are they trying to protect?

Crane is a neophyte and clearly not prepared for the sophisticated performance Max and his alter-ego execute under the guise of seeking his professional help, and from the get-go control shifts in a smoke and mirrors game with Crane mesmerized, confused and complicit.

Trained to ask questions, Crane the psychologist attempts to parse the inner space of his patient-client, to explore the answers to those questions, to enlighten, to understand. The trick is figuring out that sometimes answers are the last thing you want or need.

Watching Crane implode under the sheer audacity and allure of Max’s pathologies is fascinating… and terrifying. A train wreck, roadkill you can’t turn away from… dissection and resection… Max vs Crane is a tour de force of sensual transgression. Will you take sides—Team Max or Team Crane? I dare you not to.

Bottom line: read Max at your peril.

But read it.

Five enthusiastic stars and highly recommended, triggers be damned.



About Nya Rawlyns

Nya Rawlyns doesn’t write typical romance. She writes emotion as a contact sport, rough and often raw. It need not be pleasant, heart-warming or forever after. What she seeks is what lies beneath—a dance of extremes, the intersect of need and desire, and the compromises we make when pain and pleasure become indistinguishable. ***** She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. ***** When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or three pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
This entry was posted in Blog, Reviews & Recommendations and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to #Review of MAX by Bey Deckard #LaunchDay

  1. Pingback: ☞ Max is Live! ☜ – Pulling Words from the Air

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change )


Connecting to %s