Desolate by Ker Dukey

Posted June 8, 2015 by Debbie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Desolate by Ker DukeyGenres: BDSM, Dark Romance, Psychological, Suspense

  Desolate (Empathy #2)

By  Ker Dukey

Suspense, Dark, Erotica, Thriller

5 Unbelievable Stars


I was a son,
A friend,
A brother,
A psychopath.

Eighteen years of being in a psyche ward; I was released into the world. Things have changed, Blake is married to Melody and is a father to my new fixation, Cereus. My beautiful niece who knows nothing of my existence. When consequences of past sins begin playing tricks on me, old cravings demand to be satisfied.

There is no cure for my kind of sickness.

I am void of everything but obsession.
I can’t love,
I can’t feel,
I am Desolate.

~ Purchase Desolate ~


To say that Desolate was as good as Empathy would be a true statement.  In fact, I would have to say I am surprised at how the author consistently managed to trap me in her web of lies, deceit and debauchery.  Never missing a beat in the continuity and flow Desolate continues to surprise, haunt and mystify.

Desolate focuses on Ryan’s story.

  A look into his tortured mind.  A raw and real feeling of how he processes what he see, what he craves and how he calculates his risks to reach his end goal.  He is a haunting character. His mind holds a mass of hatred that we see played out within the story.  His desire to play with and destroy is so intensely overpowering.  He was born with rage pulsing through his body, a passion and thirst to disassemble anyone who dare to get in his way.  Until he meets her.  She changes everything.  The temptation for blood still taunts.  The intense desire to protect is foreign.  It slams into Ryan’s mind throwing him off balance.  A feeling of uncertainty plays with Ryan’s mind as he realizes that he may  be capable of feeling something other than hate.

As much as this book belongs to Ryan it also belongs to the characters who we met in the Empathy.  We are also introduced to a few new characters in Desolate.  Every character adds a new element and plays a vital role.   The author continues to expose the thoughts behind the characters action which only enhances the entire reading experience.   She opens them up to a new and sometimes startling view from a readers standpoint.  Just when we think we know everything about the characters the author graces us with just a little bit more information.  The extreme, unique and creative ways the characters unfold throughout these two books is magnificent.

Desolate is a whirlwind.  The author takes each character and their story and weaves them together brilliantly.  For every character we meet the excitement of the storyline amps up.  Characters roles within the story large or small will shock.  Truths and lies play heavily and trust is tested.  I truly believe that once again the author had me so wrapped up in the action that she blocked my ability to think for myself.  Just a perfect example of how well this author has mastered her craft.  This only enhanced the shock value as I read making this  a 5+ star read.

~ Introducing Ker Dukey ~


My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up. We also used to put on performances by acting out stories. I wanted to become an actress from an early age so I could live out many roles but unfortunately I learned early on that my mind was too active…(I would end up wanting to change the script)
I would watch films or TV shows and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so I thought it best that I tell my own.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

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