L. M. du Preez lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her life-partner and cat. When she's not writing, she's trying to grow vegetables on the balcony.
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Ultra Blue by L.M. du Preez is a story that powerfully showcases the themes of personal development, abuse, and inner freedom, the story of Sidonie who grows up dreaming of finding the love that would heal her wounded life and make her feel loved, wanted, and desired. She thinks she has found that love when Virgil, President of the Black Wings M.C., comes into her life. But she only learns that the cycle of hurt doesn’t easily get broken.
Told in the first person narrative, Ultra Blue is an absorbing story that is filled with emotional insights and powerful scenes. The opening lines are very moving and they already let the reader in on the protagonist’s idea of herself. “My mother was obsessed with Sleeping Beauty. It’s the only thing about her I remember, the only thing about her I know. She named me Aurora, but her involvement in my life, even in something as small as a name, failed to last.”
The narrative voice is seductive, somewhat opinionated and confident, and I found that very interesting. The writing is strong and beautiful, very accessible, too. Readers will enjoy the interesting reflections about life and the moral that people who get hurt also hurt others. This writing contains drugs, strong sex scenes, and violence, and they are well-integrated into the plot to create awareness of the more serious and complex themes the author writes about. I never felt that they were gratuitous. L.M. du Preez seems to write purposefully and this novel will afford great entertainment to readers. It is a book filled with deep observations about life and the dark aspect of human nature.