Cherie writes music for videogames and when the lead composer on the hot sequel to her company's hit videogame dies in a freak accident, Cherie bets her own sweet ass to her boss that she can write him a masterpiece. With her job on the line, a mysterious gift of a music box arrives, opening up a world of dark inspiration, erotic excess, and forbidden pleasure. Set in the unlikely world of video game design, "Springs" is a sharp-edged story of black magic and sexual obsession.
EPPIE winning author's classic short novel of a strange box that sings one woman into a world of erotic nightmares that transcend time and flesh..
"Springs is a horror novelette that you can read in one sitting. It’s short enough that if you don’t own an e-book reader, you can still read it on the computer with no discomfort. But an e-book reader might be ideal because you may not want to read this one in public. I enjoyed Springs a lot. It didn’t scare me but it was chilling at certain points. It’s told in the third person, from Cherie’s point of view. We get inside her head even when it turns disturbing. This is an erotic horror story, containing passages of a sexual nature crafted to arouse. Springs was written by a woman but it feels very much like men’s erotica. However, Angela Caperton does not neglect the horror for the sex. She spends time setting up the story, showing Cherie’s struggle to find the music and exploring her character before the music box arrives and soon after the first sex scene. Two thirds of the way in the story, Cherie begins to have flashback which are easy for the reader to catch because they’re in italics. With the flashbacks, the story takes a darker turn. Cherie’s motivations for having sex with multiple partners, becomes understandable, and disturbing. The revelation at the end — not an O. Henry ending or a shocker but a natural out growth building on the information in the flashbacks — was delightfully chilling." -Horror eBooks Review