To Offer Her Pleasure by Ali Seay
After the death of his father and his mother taking off, it becomes clear to Ben that the only thing he can count on, is no one to count on.
Until he finds the book. One that calls forth a shadowy horned figure. She comes with unexpected gifts and the comfort of a dependable presence. And she asks for very little in return, really. The more Ben offers her, the easier it gets.
Sometimes, family requires more than a little sacrifice… “A gruesome take on the coming of age story, TO OFFER HER PLEASURE gives us well-drawn and empathetic characters and a compelling evil. Tightly written and fast-paced, Seay wastes no time in snaring her readers with sacrifice and dark promises, kept in the bloodiest way." - Laurel Hightower (Crossroads, Whispers in the Dark)
One of the best books I have read for some time. The grief aspect is never heavy handed, and always handled so delicately.