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Renee Stevens

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Well, we're at the start of another week and this week we are going to look at a story written by Parker Owens called "Predator Prey". If you like what spikey has to say in the review, why not go check out the story and leave the author a review! Also, if you've read a story you've enjoyed lately, and would like to see it featured in the GA News Blog, simply shoot me a PM and send me a review. I'm always looking for reviews.

 

Predator Prey

Parker Owens

 

Reviewer: spikey582

Status: Complete

Word Count: 75,843

 

Being part of the Review Team here on GA, I often find myself on the look-out for what will be the next story I review. So, I pretty much had my eye on this fantastic story since about mid-2017 when Parker Owens posted the final chapter.   


In Predator Prey, Parker Owens introduces us to a character, who’s extremely hard to care about at the beginning of this tale. This person is a predator, preying on vulnerable people, using and abusing them in the worst ways possible, and then tossing them aside on the hunt for his next victim. Something happens to the predator early on in this story, the tables are turned on him, and he becomes the victim of another predator possibly even worse than he is. He has to leave, to get away for his own safety. But, the question becomes, who will he turn to? He has no friends, no potential allies, just fellow predators and past victims. So, who does such a person turn to for help. And, possibly more importantly, does he even deserve help in the first place?   


I personally think this story is some of the best writing that Parker Owens has posted to the site. The main character is every bit as reprehensible as I described, and yet through Parker’s talented prose, I found myself finding sympathy with this predator. I became enthralled with his story, eventually finding myself caring about him, and rooting for him to overcome his struggles, even those of his own making.


I don’t want to say too much more for fear of potentially spoiling something. I will say, this story definitely does start out in a dark place. However, it doesn’t stay there. It is the epitome of a roller coaster ride, filled with drama, romance, and thrills to satisfy all.

 

Category: Fiction   Genres: Drama, Romance  Tags: young adult, gay, university, rape, modern, abuse    Rating: Mature

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29 minutes ago, dughlas said:

I remember beginning to read this story and needing to stop. I apologized to Parker and he understood and asked I give the story another try later. Well it's later and perhaps it's time ...

Dugh, it was a lot like A to Z. First quarter I kept putting it down. It was just so hard to read. I promise there’s a moment where it gets easier.

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1 hour ago, dughlas said:

I remember beginning to read this story and needing to stop. I apologized to Parker and he understood and asked I give the story another try later. Well it's later and perhaps it's time ...

 

1 hour ago, BlindAmbition said:

Dugh, it was a lot like A to Z. First quarter I kept putting it down. It was just so hard to read. I promise there’s a moment where it gets easier.

I did the same with A to Z. It hit too close to home, but spurred me to write some very therapeutic poetry. :)  Predator and Prey is well worth the tough stuff, dugh. Trust me. :) 

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1 hour ago, BlindAmbition said:

Dugh, it was a lot like A to Z. First quarter I kept putting it down. It was just so hard to read. I promise there’s a moment where it gets easier.

 

What chapter does that occur ? I may start reading from there. ;) When I go back and read A to Z I always start with Andy arriving at Eugene's place and ignore all the bad stuff in the first part of the story. I haven't dared to try Predator Prey due to the warnings and story description.  :pinch: 

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29 minutes ago, Timothy M. said:

What chapter does that occur ? I may start reading from there. ;) When I go back and read A to Z I always start with Andy arriving at Eugene's place and ignore all the bad stuff in the first part of the story. I haven't dared to try Predator Prey due to the warnings and story description.  :pinch: 

I don’t think we should tell you. (Sorry @Parker Owens!) Otherwise you’ll get distracted and we’ll be waiting even longer for updates on your stories!  ;-)

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1 hour ago, Timothy M. said:

 

What chapter does that occur ? I may start reading from there. ;) When I go back and read A to Z I always start with Andy arriving at Eugene's place and ignore all the bad stuff in the first part of the story. I haven't dared to try Predator Prey due to the warnings and story description.  :pinch: 

Spoiler

You could try starting with Chapter 5.  That's the first chapter not requiring warnings.  

 

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