Sessha Batto is shrouded in mystery. When I first started following Sessha on Twitter, I didn’t know if she was male or female. I tried to find a picture of her online but there’s none to be had, more the pity. I had only recently discovered that she’s an author as well. Yes, friends, I realize I’m extremely slow on the uptake but don’t hate me for it 🙂
I’m reading Shinobi: Concealed in Shadows and I tell you, the lady can write. You are immediately transported into another world where you live and die by the code of honour. I’m not doing a review but I have to make sure that this teaser pulls you in, just like it did me…heh heh…
Will love be sacrificed when duty and honor rule all?
In modern day Japan, the ninja legends live on in a grim saga of political maneuverings, betrayal, sexual abuse, torture and dark homoeroticism.
The Shinobi clans lurk in the shadows, performing services that not even the hardened Yakuza will touch. Takahashi Yoshi fulfills his duty with soul-stripping resolve, each assignment driving a nail into a coffin of lost faith. After years of sexual abuse and torture in the name of clan honor, Yoshi must learn to trust, but the man who offers him hope is himself flawed. Sasaki Makoto has spent a career in torture and interrogation, exploring not only the dark secrets of his clan’s enemies, but also the darkness within his own heart.
How far must Yoshi run to escape his shame and torment?
They hunted the bowels of the complex, eventually sensing her weak ki in Rin’s quarters. When they finally broke down the doors they found the young woman lying in a pool of scarlet, both her wrists slashed.
“Why?” Yoshi asked as they worked to stop the flow of blood.
“I saw what she had Kazuki do,” Junko whispered. “She never told me. I wouldn’t have let her disturb your father’s rest. Now she’s gone, and there’s no one left for me to live for.”
She shut her eyes, chest rising and falling sporadically before stilling completely.
pg. 78, Shinobi: Concealed in Shadows book #1 by Sessha Batto
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- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
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