Power and Fear

BURNING DESIRE: The Psychopath and the Girl in Black Prada Shoes – Part 1

M. L. Stark’s ‘Burning Desire’ embroils readers in the real-life story of Mary, who can’t refuse the allure of a new love. However, as she finds out rapidly, Doctor Drake Bates is far from the charming prince he appears to be—he’s a cold-blooded psychopath.

It’s a glimpse into this rare life from the victim’s perspective, inspiring one critic to write, “Splendid book and great plot. Well written and captivating. This book is a real page turner and it will rock you to the core on so many levels. The story will shock you. I highly recommend this book.”.

The phrase ‘loungeroom lizard’ presumably relates to the cold and insinuating quality of the reptile. It has sharp claws like an eagle, which is unscrupulous when snatching his next victim. It’s usually a distressed woman, whom he wants to lure into marriage.

I based this story on actual events about Mary’s lifespan living in a petrifying mess, in an unfulfilling marriage with an unfaithful man. Mary dates an unnerving sociopath, a self-absorbed, lying person whom throughout his entire life has exploited, stolen, swindled other people and love-scammed many women. It showcases how Doctor Bates manipulates her for money and to maintain a sense of power over her vulnerability, which makes it highly authentic and impactful.

Jesus Christ Lizard and magic

Doctor Bates presented himself as educated, funny, charming and with a public persona of normalcy, so Mary could saw not what was behind the dark shade of him. He inappropriately flirted with her and stepped over the ethical line between patient and Doctor, yet it was too late for Mary to escape.

Drake made his way into Mary’s psyche and wielded power and fear and attracted her, but little did she grasp as she trusted him; it was fatal.

Something vastly magical happened around him before she began the passionated love affair with him. Their life seemed blissful on the outside, but behind his malicious plan, it was chilling. Drake eagerly tried at the early stage to seek benefit from her, because he never married the previous one.

The woman he searched for usually had valuable possessions and money that the lizard man could profit from and the more naïve, unhappy, and helpless she was, the better for him. Doctor Bates preyed on Mary because he knew she had wealth, was damaged on her self-esteem and suffered from insecurity in life.

Drake stroke with his nasty sharp claws into Mary’s vulnerability and misused her to the last drop; he had no empathy or remorse when he chillingly tormented her, before she got inwardly severely wounded. Like a helpless animal, she was left in the gutter, abandoned and powerless in her misery!

Why has he done so?

She trusted him with her fragile life, and saw not he was a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde type, who consumed her into his dark, shady terror of promises of a better and happier life. His manipulative behaviour and scams ended disastrous as Mary became a character in Drake’s weird performance of his imaginary disturbed life as he sank into his mania of deceives and lies, while the romance took them around the globe.

Drake wanted Mary to invest in different conning business concepts and promised her richness. Would she figure out what she could expect from him? Her life was never the same, but she learned from his evilness.

This is about part 1 of the Burning Desire trilogy. It will obsess you.

The Psychopath and the Girl in Black Prada Shoes’ – Part 2
This presents the continuation of the malicious agenda of Doctor Bates

This will leave you in a trance of shock with its vigorous narrative. A moment ago, it seemed, it was yesterday full of happiness. Tomorrow it is a matter of survival for Mary, as her life is on the brink of insanity to her Knight in Shining Armor.

As she meets Drake again, she becomes a slave in the madness of love. Before Mary notice the dangerous life, she gets deeply trapped in Drake’s dodgy mesh, but it’s too late for her to escape.

Fraud, lies, dominance, torment, and the complexity of an abusive relationship develop, and will unexpectedly become an unknown part of Mary’s life. Drake’s sinister betrayal sneaks slowly in as he lures Mary like a ravenous wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Burning Desire Fades: The Psychopath and the Girl in Black Prada Shoes
A high IQ and a devious psychopath

On the outside, it seems Drake is loving and has a high IQ, above normal. On the inside, he is a devious psychopath. The story will drastically unfold to a complexity of a love drama, crime, fraud, and Drake’s delusions of grandeur.

Mary discovers what a malicious, cunning, narcissistic artist Drake is. An evil psychopath! A bloodsucking leech who has sucked the last blood out of others through his entire life. Drake’s complete lack of self-discipline and respect for obligations, rules, and social norms are immense. And his speech patterns are repeated lies. His mood swings are almost impossible to see through.

At a secluded area outside Hong Kong, the mafia attempt to kill Drake. We will follow the two sweethearts in how they try to escape from the difficulties with the Asian Mafia.

Not only once, but several times the two lovebirds are on the run in the shadowy darkness of the night, fleeing as two shifty thieves.

Drake has the flawless ability to bend all of the facts. It’s always someone else’s fault. That is his best play. No matter what—that’s how it’s done. He is the most dangerous and devious individual that she ever has met.

Mary will experience love, hatred, and deception; however, will she continue to be Drake’s victim in his mystiques and hefty deceptions he gets during his dark nights?

And this is the man Mary trusts!

Author: M. L. Stark

I am M. L. Stark, and within the pages of "HUGGER MUGGER: The Con Man Smile" and "MAZE AFLAME: Flimflam Man," I pour out the fiery essence of my very soul. These books are not just ink on paper; they are the embodiment of my triumph over the darkest shadows of my past. Through the flickering flames of adversity, I have risen, crafting tales that echo the resilient beat of my heart. Every word penned is a testament to the strength I discovered within myself, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. I have dared to bare my scars, to expose the rawness of my wounds, for I know that in sharing my journey, I offer hope to those who may tread a similar path. And as I close each chapter, I am reminded of the immortal words of Bob Marley: "The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman’s love without the intention of loving her." These words resonate within me, fueling my passion to shine a light on the darkness, to empower those who have been wronged, and to stand as a beacon of love and resilience in a world that too often seeks to extinguish the flames of hope. You can follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

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