Review: Precious Sacrifice by Cari Silverwood

Posted July 12, 2015 by Jennifer in Reviews / 5 Comments

Review: Precious Sacrifice by Cari Silverwood
Precious Sacrifice
by Cari Silverwood

4 Stars


Released: May 4th 2014
Series: Preyfinders #1
Published by Cari Silverwood
Pages: 104
Format: eBook

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“Cari Silverwood can indeed write in any genre and make it ride well worth the time. ” ~ Under the Covers

As you might be able to tell from my reviews, I LOVE Cari Silverwood’s dark BDSM-themed stories.  Her Pierced Hearts series is a desert island keeper for me.  I’ll admit I’ve not been a huge consumer of sci-fi in my lifetime, despite being a bit of a nerd.  There was that time I read L. Ron Hubbard’s Mission Earth series in high school due to encouragement from an ex-boyfriend.  It even had a soundtrack.  There ends my sci-fi reading experience. To say I was unsure I could get into alien sex is an understatement.   But she’s proven to me with Precious Sacrifice that she can make any genre unbearably hot, even sci-fi!  Jadd is an Igrakk Warrior, a sexy, humanoid alien fighter for his kind.  In their race to conquer worlds, Jadd injures one of his fellow warriors.  He’s lucky his life isn’t forfeit.  Instead, he is demoted to Preyfinder and given the task of testing out a “pet”-making drug on a human female Prey who is fated to die at the hands of a serial killer.  This drug will create strong bonds of Master and slave, painful to sever for either party, but Jadd’s punishment is in knowing that he must leave her fate in the end to the killer, despite the bond they have formed.

As a novella length introduction to the Preyfinder series, Precious Sacrifice hit all the right notes for me.  There is some brief world building to set up the background, but not enough to drown the story out or confuse me as a reader.  Jadd is anything but warm and fuzzy.  He approaches his prey Brittany with a matter of fact focus on his goal: to make her his sexual slave through the introduction of a series of drugs.  Some of the fish out of water dialog between these two made me giggle.  Jadd is trying to blend in as best he can, but he slips up sometimes and Brittany is brighter than she’s given credit for.  She knows something fishy is going on since she feels like a cat I heat and something about Jadd just doesn’t seem human.  Jadd isn’t prepared for how protective he becomes, and I loved seeing his inner turmoil and realization that he wants Brittany as his pet forever.  I also appreciated that Brittany doesn’t become a zombie-like robotic follower of Jadd’s sexual pull.  She has a choice and though she’s influenced, her free will isn’t removed entirely.  The sex is hot and rough, with a D/s edge.  I always find Cari’s scenes unique and captivating and this was no exception.  I wanted this to be a full length novel, as I think I could read about Jadd and Brittany’s exploration of their new relationship forever.  I hope we see them again in the next two installments in the series.  Cari Silverwood can indeed write in any genre and make it ride well worth the time.


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About Cari Silverwood

Cari Silverwood is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of kinky darkness or sometimes of dark kinkiness, depending on her moods and the amount of time she's spent staring into the night. She has an ornery nature as well as a lethal curiosity that makes her want to upend plots and see what falls out when you shake them. When others are writing bad men doing bad things, you may find her writing good men who accidentally on purpose fall into the abyss and come out with their morals twisted in knots.
This might be because she comes from the land down under, Australia, or it could be her excessive consumption of wine.

Her favorite hobby is convincing people she has a basement...though she really doesn’t. Promise.
If it existed it would be a terrifying place where you would find all the dangerous things that you never knew you craved.


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I’m a 30-something medical professional by day and obsessive Crossfitter by night who’s been in love with the written word since I can remember.And that means that I read every Nancy Drew and Nancy Drew Files until I snuck Stephen King’s It from my father’s bookshelf at age 10.I was never the same… I read voraciously for years, until academic pursuits derailed me, but re-entered the fray 8 years ago when a certain teen paranormal series caught my attention.The passion back, I haven’t stopped since.When I’m not working, working out, or traipsing around for my teenage son’s hectic activity schedule, you can find me with Kindle in hand, often until the wee hours of the night.

I’m well known to be a genre hopper, who has very few hard limits.My first real romance series was J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood and she still rocks my paranormal world, along with Karen Moning’s Fever series and Joey Hill’s Vampire Queen series.That being said, you’ll often see me reading erotic romance with a BDSM focus.I’m never afraid of dark and dubious reads a la Joey Hill, Tiffany Reisz and Cari Silverwood.When genre fatigue sets in, a witty historical romance never fails to satisfy me, and Lisa Kleypasand Sarah MacLeanare my auto-buys.My favorite series of all time is Diana Gabaldon’s Outlader saga, and I will fight for Jamie Fraser to the death ;). Much to my fellow romance readers’ surprise, I also cleanse my palate with popular contemporary reads.Romantic suspense.LGBT.Western.If the writing is on, I’ll dig in.

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I’ve got this on my tbr pile…thanks for the review Jennifer


Just got this….not sure how I’ll feel about the drug as that was an issue for other reviewers but I’ll try it

Cari Silverwood
Cari Silverwood

These books ( there are 3 in the series) all feature dubious consent , Elizabeth. The drug (nanochem) also ends up affecting the men in ways they didn’t expect it to, which made it more fun to write.
Thanks for the great review, Jennifer.

This first book is now free at all retailers.


Thank you

Amy R
Amy R

Sounds good, thanks for the review.