Review: Collision: A Ripples in the Status Quo Compilation: Books 2-4: Ravel, Recoil, & Owned by R. Phoenix

Collision: A Ripples in the Status Quo Compilation: Books 2-4: Ravel, Recoil, & Owned


From light to gray to dark, follow those who test and defy the status quo’s subjugation of humans. Only love can set off the ripples that could change this depraved world for the better, but will the cost be too high?

Book Two: Ravel [Romance]

For the past few years, Reese has hidden away in his home, refusing to venture out where he might have to face what reminds him of all that he’s lost. When Ashton, a human thief, breaks into his home one night, he doesn’t have a choice but to face the harsh truths of the world he’s turned his back on. He knows he supports the society monsters of myth and lore built upon the backs of humans through his silence, but the new leaders don’t tolerate sympathizers.

If a werewolf can’t act against the status quo without facing severe consequences, a human with Ashton’s cunning and experience circumventing supernatural predators certainly can’t risk drawing their attention. Their chance encounter leaves them both shaken and questioning whether they are living life as they were intended–or if surviving is really living at all.

Book Three: Recoil [Erotic Romance]

Over the past decade, Khaz has watched as supernatural creatures like himself have turned the world into their own personal playground. Unlike the others, he didn’t benefit from the Takeover, and every time he sells himself to keep a roof over his head, he’s keenly aware of that fact. His landlord, a renowned slaver, offers him the chance to catch up on his rent by breaking a human.

Groomed to fight, Noah has survived by giving himself over to his hatred of those who took everything away from humanity. When the werewolf can’t break him, he’s given to the vampire instead-and he’s sure this will be no different. The problem is that even the harsh lessons the Rebellion taught him couldn’t prepare him for someone like Khaz…who always has an ace up his sleeve.

Book Four: Owned [Dark Erotica*]

Elias Ivers was promised a slave recently captured from the Rebellion, and it would have only been a matter of time before the witch broke a mere human. His new pet would have been a beautiful match to his already enslaved werewolf, and the potential information gain was not something he was willing to pass up. However, when Malkhaz takes what should have rightfully been his in a single hasty decision, Elias is determined to make the vampire pay. No one denies an Ivers witch what he wants-especially not someone who’s little more than dirt beneath his expensive shoes.

*(This dark erotica novella caters to those who cheer on the villains as they pursue their goals…no matter what it takes to get there. This includes Very Bad Things as well as Very Sexy Things.

Those with sensibilities will likely be offended and want to attack the author with flaming pitchforks. If this applies to you, save an author. Step away from the button.

Lightheartedness aside, this is dark erotica, and it does contain elements of depravity and cruelty that will be offensive to some readers. Please proceed with caution or skip this read.)


Please note that the RISQ world has little place for humanity, and as a result, content in these works may be offensive to some readers.

The first three ‘Ripples in the Status Quo’ works (‘Bought,’ ‘Ravel,’ and ‘Recoil’) were originally written as standalone works. However, upon request, revisions were made to weave them into an interconnected series.

‘Bought,’ ‘Ravel,’ and ‘Recoil’ can be read independently of one another, but the story benefits from these works being read in order.




This is a compilation of books 2-4 of the A Ripples in the Status Quo series. I already have mention how much I love this series.

I loved the world that the author has created for this series. It was so nice getting to know it and know the place everyone had on it. Other than the world, I think the best part of it are the characters, the attitude of each of them are amazing. The plot started a little simple, but as the reader gets into the story its start to become a little more complex and intriguing.

I have a few thoughts on the characters:

Ash, amazing, so bitter and yet so fun, i loved his careless attitude, so defiant and caring, he had the best attitude of all of the characters
Reese, also with a nice bitter attitude, so lifeless at some point and so full possibilities of character development. I guess I haven’t see the best of him yet, I can’t wait know more of him.
Noah is not my favorite character, but it was a nice one, I liked how strong beliefs he had and how much he is willing to risk for it.
Kahz, he is one of my favorite characters, maybe because he is the one who has change the most, the struggles he had, especially in owned had me care so much more for him. And is the one I’m more intrigued about in the future.
Jace, I haven’t get to know him well, what I known of him has been nice, I can’t see what would happen to him in the future, and somehow that’s good, the more things remain a mystery, the better will be a new book.
Elias, this has been one of the best character I’ve read in a while. Every time my mind sets on him I have a big smile on my face, I just can’t get enough of him. From the first book I was in love with this mean character and I wanted him to get what he wanted. Now it’s a little more complex because there are other characters I care about and they might get hurt if he gets what he wants, so I don’t know what to feel anymore, but that’s good, I like a book that has the ability to create such emotions. Somehow I was a little disappointed by him on Owned, I was expecting a lot more of him, but it’s ok, I’ll keep around to see what comes next for him.

In general I think this is a very interesting series, with the most amazing characters and a dark and intriguing world, I would definitely recommend it to reader who like dark theme books, but beware the warnings in the book description because it contain elements that might not be suitable to all readers.

I Received copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.

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