Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Amery House, by Samantha J. Moore, is one of my favorite Angelic Knight Press books. This is real life horror in a fictionalized context. Samantha does such a great job with this tale. Her words flow excuisitely as the story hits your heart and soul. Read the great book review below, and you'll see what I mean.

It's a great read at a great price. I recommend it highly!


Book Description

May 11, 2012
Set against the jazz -ridden backdrop of the 1920’s, amidst the underground world of New York City burlesque, young Nadine Frost is a dancer and free spirit who thrives at the side of her club-owner boyfriend. With the sudden and debilitating crash of the stock market in 1929, and the brutal murder of her lover and manager, Nadine is forced to travel to New Orleans where she becomes “Miss Naddy”, prostitute and mistress of the old French Quarter. In the throes of The Great Depression, Nadine finds herself in a world of boot-leg liquor, sex, murder, and betrayal. With the company of the other “Showgirls,” four women with their own haunted pasts, Nadine must forge a new life in the brothel on Royal Street. Amery House is the story of five women, prostitutes and performers, who yearn to escape the dark, underground world of the sex trade. From New York City to New Orleans, this haunting tale asks how far you have to go to outrun the ghosts of your past.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read for a rainy day September 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This story is set back in the Great Depression. It is about a lady named Nadine who first started out as a burlesque dancer in New York. Once the stocks began to crash, her life was turned upside down. She made a choice that changed her life, and she will forever be haunted by her past.
Once she left New York, she made her way down to the city of New Orleans where she takes up selling herself just to get by. The Big Guy decides to move all of his ladies into a large house so he can keep an eye on him. This is where the title comes from - Amery House.
"The trick was not to fall in love, not to let it get a hold of you. If you did, death was sure to come creeping around."
This story gives the reader an interesting look into how the country was affected during the Depression. It isn't a happy story by any means, but the ending did leave me smiling. It also gives you an insight into the lives of women who have to sell themselves for a living, because they have no other choice. Like the book says, they aren't monsters. They do what is necessary. Samantha did a very nice job with the writing.
It's an easy read, and is also pretty short. It is a story you should grab on a nice Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and just read it all the way through. It doesn't take very long, but it will keep your interest from the first page all the way to the end. I would recommend this more to the ladies, but I am sure men will find it interesting as well.
All in all, it was a nice read and very well written.
So from me, it will get 5/5 stars!

1 comment:

  1. Hello, how are you? My surname is amery =)


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