I once heard a saying that sometimes with brilliance comes
a twistedness that cannot be matched and the horror it
brings, once out, cannot be forgotten. In history, there are
a number of people known for their brilliance and brutality,
which still leaves humanity stunned. Sephera Giron has
created one such character in CAPTURED SOULS.
Dr. Miriam Frederick is a brilliant professor, an expert in
Behavior Systematic Neurological Studies with numerous
awards to her name. The grants she gets make way for a very
luxurious life and freedom for all sorts of experiments. The
only time she mingles with people is when her sexual needs
escalate to the point she needs endless orgies with multiple
partners to satisfy her. Even this has become monotonous and
boring for her; so she begins a search for the perfect
lover. In her mind, a perfect lover would have stamina, a
brilliant artistic mind and beauty but all these things
cannot be found in one person. She carefully chooses three
specimens to start her experimentations: an author, an
athlete, and a model.
The true horror starts when she traps them in her home
via various drugs, electrodes and torture. Unfortunately
once they succumb to her wishes, she gets bored because they
are now more mindless minions then thinking beings, and she
is tired of keeping an eye on them 24/7. For her, they
should be grateful for the home, luxury and steamy sex she
provides instead of looking for ways of escape.
The part I found really scary is, in present time and
technology, how easy it is for people to become so isolated
they can disappear completely, and except for occasional
updates on social media no one would notice. Just imagine
being caught, unable to find an out, and being on a short
leash in public with any possible escape or cry for help
resulting in imminent death. For me, the concept is
brilliant and truly scary, but the added focus on maggots,
rotting flesh, zombie sex and feces is frankly a big no no.
It could have been made terrifying without grossing the
reader out unless the story demands it (which is not really
Delving into the mind of the psychotic, yet brilliant, Dr.
Miriam will make you question your own humanity and
boundaries. She is a truly complex character who is mostly
detached, seeing humans as specimens and experiments, while
showing small bursts of emotion when things do not go her
way or she realizes her mistakes. Whether she learns from
them is a different story. I cannot decide whether I hate
her, am scared of her, or just feel sorry for her emotional
state of mind. If you do not mind the grossness, and want
erotica with horror, and are a fan of movies like Human
Centipede, then do pick up CAPTURED SOULS by Sephera Giron.
It just might give you nightmares of hooking up with doctors
and scientists known for their brilliance and isolation.
Can science create the perfect lover? Or only a living hell?
Dr. Miriam Frederick is a brilliant professor at a large
university. But her latest experiments are decidedly
unsanctioned and far more chilling than anyone could
imagine. She is determined to answer questions that have
plagued mankind for millennia. What is love? What is lust?
Her first specimen is an author with a gift for language.
Specimen Two is an athlete with amazing endurance. Specimen
Three provides physical beauty. But once she has trapped her
subjects, her twisted attempt to create the perfect lover
will have unexpected--and nightmarish--results, not just for
her captives, but for her as well.