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Thursday, April 4, 2019

REVIEW: Pain For Gain by Sea Caummisar @seacaummisar

Pain For Gain 
by Sea Caummisar

Thanks again to the author for the second installment in the Deadly Reality TV Series!
See my 4 Star review for book one HERE.

Publish Date: March 20, 2019
Kindle Edition
171 Pages
Series: Deadly Reality TV Series #2
Genre: Horror

This is the second book in The Deadly Reality TV Series. This book can be read as a standalone, but is much better after reading the first book in the series. 

The story follows the life of Damon Dahmer. After his reality pain game show 'Easy Money' was cancelled, he returns to work and finds out that there's another producer trying to take his job. There's a new reality pain game show called 'Pain for Gain', and Damon must either learn to work with this new producer, or find a way to get rid of him. 

Meanwhile, Damon gets lonely and decides to have his girlfriend move in with him. 
This book is for ages 18+. There is more gore and violence in this book than the first in the series. Not for the faint of heart. Viewer (reading) discretion is advised.

'Pain for Gain' the only show on that television that pays people to get hurt. 

My Review:

Just a couple days ago I devoured book one in this series and loved the gory goodness!  The author was kind enough to gift me the next in the series and I couldn't help myself and devoured this one as well... it's just so easy to do!

Now that Easy Money has been canceled, the network decided to try a safer, less shocking game show called Pain for Gain (and I have to agree with Damon, Easy Money is a MUCH better name!). Of course, it doesn't do as well so heeeeeeere's Damon.. back again with Mary (basically his conscious.. but not really) and a new producer he doesn't quite get along with (shocker). Meanwhile, on the back side, Damon is almost turning human and takes in Destiny... his muse of sorts and we get to learn a little bit more about her.

Now listen, these are novellas so I don't expect deep dives into character builds or a huge "world build"... this is purely entertainment.  I'm not sure if it's because I JUST read the first one that this one didn't quite give me that "shock" value that the first one did or I'm just easily numbed to it now that it didn't hold quit that punch factor.  This time I was paying more attention to the writing and story lines and while at times the writing felt "stiff" or formal (lack of contractions which made some of the dialogue feel off for the situations), it absolutely did not take away from the fun I had in reading about this new game.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for these types of reads.  I'm very intrigued with Caummisar's mind and where she will take us in book three - because you know damn well I'll be reading it.


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