Saturday, March 15, 2008

Here Kitty Kitty


Book Title: Here Kitty Kitty
Author: Cat Marsters
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher’s URL: http://www.changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59596-961-3
Genre: Paranormal, Ménage (M/F/M)
Nymph Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Ruby Minx


Kat, a recently-turned werecat and Wolfe, a werewolf, meet for the first time in drama class where they put on a show for the rest of the class on stage-fighting. After the fight, Kat runs away from Wolfe and in the process, gets shot by the police. Wolfe saves her life and stays with her to make sure that she would recover completely. When she wakes up in bed with him, they have wild passionate sex. Kat is in heat and she can’t get enough sex. Wolfe is only too happy to satisfy her needs but hours later, after numerous orgasms, he is physically unable to do so and she is frantic to satisfy her lustful cravings.

Nathan, a ruthless werejaguar, and Wolfe have a history together and have always fought like cats and dogs. Nathan has criss-crossed continents to find Kat but what is unclear is whether he wants to help her for himself or if he is looking for revenge against Wolfe. When Wolfe leaves Kat alone for a few minutes, Nathan shows up at her apartment and promises her that he has the stamina to gratify her insatiable appetite and fulfill her compulsion for sex.

Kat has sex with both fabulous looking shifters but does she want to keep them? This book is really funny in parts as Wolfe and Nathan bicker about how best to satisfy Kat sexually and stop her from going insane, a probable fate if she is left unfulfilled.

Here Kitty Kitty is one hot book and a terrific read. Cat Marsters has a great sense of humor. The sex scenes are incredibly erotic and the pace is frenetic. Kat, Wolfe and Nathan are great characters and I look forward to seeing them again at Sundown Investigations.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Double Dragon


Book Title: Double Dragon
Author: Sierra Dafoe
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher URL: http://changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59596-971-2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Nymphs Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

Kevan might have been allowed to keep his lover Cal, but that doesn’t mean as crown prince he wasn’t still expected to marry and produce an heir. The problem is he still isn’t interested in women…any woman. That doesn’t stop his mother from forcing him to pick one of the suitable young girls for his bride, the mother of his children and his future queen. The other difficulty is that his mother demands that he keep Cal and their relationship a secret, at least until after his bride is pregnant. Didn’t she realize how difficult that was going to be, considering that a female in heat has never triggered his mating urge?

Melina Westron has been in love with Kevan since she was nine years old and she’s thrilled when she’s unexpectedly chosen to be his bride. Determined to make her marriage work, she’s determined to win the love and affection of her new husband. Then she discovers his secret lover, a man every bit as delicious as Kevan. Seeing the two men together angers and arouses her, and more surprisingly, throws her dragon self into her first fiery mating heat. The question is whether Kevan will be able to claim his mate before another male takes her first.

This series just keeps getting better and better and the characters of Kevan, Cal and Melina are perfect together. I loved Kevan’s determination to keep his lover with him at all costs, yet still wanting to protect his people; he gave into the demands of duty and responsibility. His relationship with Cal is passionate, tender and loving, yet both men are forced by circumstances to share…both their love and bodies. When Melina is added to the sexual mix, the tension and desire is only racked up higher, especially when Melina’s sudden heat forces Kevan to fight for his mate and queen.

This reader is eagerly waiting to hear of the next book in this well written, sexy and remarkably original storyline. If you love shapeshifter stories, then give this unique and intriguing series a try. You’ll be glad you did.

The Dragon Prince


Book Title: The Dragon Prince
Author: Sierra Dafoe
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher URL: http://www.changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59596-773-2
Genre: Action/Adventure, Urban Fantasy
Nymph Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

It’s his twenty-first birthday and crown prince Kevan is tired of being told what to do…especially by his domineering mother, Queen Melgara. It’s bad enough that every minute of his day is filled with duty and protocol, but the woman even tries to tell him what to wear. Then there’s the matter of her wanting Kevan mated and an heir on the way. He’s determined to have a little fun and on the evening of his party sneaks away and calls the Dragon Winds, taking him straight to his half-brother Darrek and his lover Rand on Earth.

Rand believes that Kevan is gay, and the two older men take him to a ‘leather club’ where he meets a half-dressed, sexy male dancer Cal, who will change his life. Initially Cal thinks Kevan is trying to take his job and the misunderstanding almost forces the men apart before anything can start, then there’s Cal’s vicious ex-lover to deal with. Still the two men desire each other with a fierceness that drives them to a night of passion they can never forget. Even after discovering the truth about Kevan’s dragon heritage, Cal is determined to stay with the man he loves, even if doing so puts them at odds with powerful Melgara.

The Dragon Prince takes up twenty-one years after the last book left off, and as much as I enjoyed the others in the series, this book is by far my favorite. I loved seeing Kevan stand up to his mother and take control of his life, even if doing so meant he had to escape to his brother and Rand. Ms. Dafoe also did an excellent job of describing his reactions to Cal and the lust and passion that the other man ignited in the young prince. The scenes with Cal begging for mercy from his brutal ex-lover, and Kevan’s possessive reaction to his new lover’s danger were charged with an emotion nearly palpable off the page.

These two men are perfect for each other both emotionally and physically, and the author’s descriptions of Cal showing Kevan how much he cares for him, while at the same time teaching him to make love to another man are both tender and heart pounding. This book is yet another example of Ms. Dafoe’s ability to write a fast paced, even flowing story with interesting and intriguing characters. I also loved getting to see Darrek and Rand together again. I’d really enjoy seeing more of these secondary characters in the future. Read and enjoy.

Dravidian


Book Title: Dravidian
Author: Sierra Dafoe
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher URL: http://changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59596-772-5
Genre: Fantasy, BDSM
Nymph Rating: 4.0
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

Elara has everything she thought she ever wanted. Her lifemate Zendar has been accepted as her mate by the council, she and Rand saved Darrek and she brought Dravidian, a member of one of the lost Astraea clans, home to Djarera. While The Dragon kingdom is at peace, her personal life is anything but and it’s all because of Zendar’s jealously of Dravidian. At first the accusations hurt until she realizes that they are true and that he desires her just as much. What she wasn’t expecting was to discover an intense sexual attraction between her mate and Dravidian, but she’s determined to find a way that they can all be together.

Dravidian is the fourth book in Ms. Dafoe’s ongoing Dragon’s Heir series. I admit that I was surprised with the direction of the series with Elara’s desire for the newcomer Dravidian, but I was even more surprised by the attraction between the two men…talk about a plot twist. Yet the unexpected mating of these three highly sexual creatures is perfect. Ms. Dafoe’s expression of Zendar’s confusion regarding his feeling toward Dravidian was vividly described and completely convincing, as was Elara’s to both men. As always the characters are intriguing, the plot flow smooth and the sex sizzling hot. Look for the next book in this series with The Dragon Prince.

Dragon's Desire


Book Title: Dragon's Desire
Author: Sierra Dafoe
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher URL: http://www.changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59596-642-1
Genre: Fantasy, BDSM
Nymph Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

Elara Sotherlin has become accustomed to being the heir to her mother, The Dragon Queen, and she’s even found her life-mate in Zendar. But all is not right with her world because several of the clans refuse to accept her husband as co-heir to the throne, due to his views and previous banishment. Zendar doesn’t feel he has any choice but to leave the woman he loves to prevent war and the destruction of the Dragon kingdom. When he leaves, he takes along a physically and emotionally broken Darrek, who refuses to accept Rand’s love and devotion or that a male is his life-mate. Determined to save the people they love, Elara and Rand blatantly disobey the queen and set out to find them. Will they return or remain in another dimension forever?

This is the third in Ms. Dafoes’ ongoing Dragon’s Heir series and I freely acknowledge that I’m hooked on these fascinating dragon shapeshifter characters and their stories. Ms. Dafoe is a gifted storyteller and writer and each tale in this series just gets better as we find more out about the characters we have come to love. This book in particular is highly emotional as it deals with the lives of Elara, Zendar, Rand and Darrek and what each will do to protect the others. The vivid descriptions of Darrek’s disfigurement and how it affects him is heart-wrenchingly painful, as is Rand’s devotion. These characters almost leap from the pages they are so realistically portrayed…and in my opinion that in itself shows the ability of the author. Look for the next book in this series with Dravidian.

Dragon's Heir


Book Title: Dragon's Heir
Author: Sierra Dafoe
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher URL: http://www.changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59596-510-3
Genre: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, BDSM
Nymph Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

Elara has gotten used to the idea of being a dragon and daughter of the Dragon Queen. What she hadn’t quite gotten her mind around is that she must decide on a mate. That’s because she really doesn’t understand what being a dragon means to her sexuality, or that when she enters khef, or heat, she will mate with whatever male is nearby. She won’t be able to stop herself. In order to protect both Darrek and Rand from tearing each other apart, she flees during the night, only to find herself in the clutches of a rogue dragon, Zendar, exiled by her mother twenty years before.

Dragon’s Heir is the second in Ms. Dafoe’s ongoing series revolving around Elara and her friends and lovers. It’s another fast paced read with great characters, fantastic sex and an interesting plot that I couldn’t stop reading. This book gives us more detail on the culture of dragons and their mating rituals, and the brutality of two males when they are fighting to defend and mate. When Darrek was injured fighting and nearly dies, I wanted to cry. Ms. Dafoe’s uses great skill in pulling her readers into the story which is something I truly appreciate in an author. It also makes me want to read more…which is exactly what I want to do with this well written storyline. Keep up the good work!

Dragon's Daughter


Book Title: Dragon's Daughter
Author: Sierra Dafoe
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher URL: http://www.changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59596-511-0
Genre: Action/Adventure, Urban Fantasy, BDSM
Nymph Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

Fearing trouble between rival clans, Dragon Queen Melgara made a drastic decision and sent her infant daughter, Elara Sotherlin, to live on Earth for protection. Now grown, it is time for her daughter to return to the land of her birth, assume her royal responsibilities and chose a consort. The only problem is that Elara has no idea she is anything other than an orphan. Always more comfortable alone, she’s spent her time since graduating from art school creating her detailed and realistic dragon artwork.

In order to avert war between two powerful families, Melgara sends a man from each to earth to vie for Elara’s affections…dark and sleek black dragon Darrek Hausther and powerful and intelligent, red dragon Rand Aurorea. Having always wanted to be loved, Elara is at first scared of these two strong men, but her feelings quickly turn to lust and desire. As she learns her heritage, she also learns that to choose between them means permanent banishment for the loser. Can she do that to a man who has come to mean so much to her…could she live with herself for finding happiness at the express of another?

Dragon’s Daughter is a light-hearted and fast paced read that I found difficult to put down. The story is well plotted, the characters interesting and when the three get together, it’s fiery hot as a dragon’s flame. I loved the vivid details and descriptions that Ms. Dafoe used to make the world and culture of these magnificent dragons come alive. I also loved how she dealt with the uncertainty that Rand and Darrek faced when they left their world and traveled to the noise, congested and machine-ridden one of Earth. Talk about scary. All three of her characters tugged on the heartstrings, especially those of Darrek and Rand as they struggled to admit their feelings for one another. Feelings that had been left to fester without acknowledgment for many long and painful years.

This book is the first in Ms. Dafoe’s Dragon’s Heir series. It’s a fascinating story, filled with likeable characters and set in an intriguing place. What makes it wonderful is the author’s ability to take a fantasy-like concept and make it totally realistic by using superb storytelling skills and well rounded characters that grow and change as the story progresses. This reader looks forward to the next tale in this well written ongoing tale.

Love is War


Book Title: Love is War
Author: D. J. Manly
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher’s URL: http://www.extasybooks.net/ebjmsite/index.php
ISBN: 978-1-55487-015-8
Genre: Gay
Nymph Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Frisk Me
New York cop Aidan Mackenzie and his partner Franco take prostitute Caleb Burton and his customer in for questioning. After hearing Caleb’s story, Aidan decides to help him by allowing Caleb to stay with him while Caleb looked for a job. The attraction at first sight turns to more, but the two hit a rough spot when Caleb’s old boss tracks him down and demands that Caleb return and work off the money he owes. Several days go by before Aidan locates and rescues Caleb from the acts of prostitution he was forced to perform in the Tight End night club.

Straight to the Heart
Vampire slayer Matt thought all vampires were evil until he met born vampire Antonio Devlin. Antonio had just arrived at a Chicago cemetery when they met. Like Matt, Antonio was hunting the rogue vampire who was committing brutal murders. Matt agreed to help Antonio after his adoptive father was killed. During the hunt, Matt and Antonio fall in love.

Lust is Never Silent
Stanley Jonathan Dobson writes detective stories. While apartment sitting for his vacationing uncle, Stanley meets the very boisterous upstairs tenant Chris Cortez, a cop who likes loud rock music. There is attraction at first sight, but Stanley has sworn off love until Chris turns up the music again to lure Stanley back to his apartment.

Sins of the Fathers
Trapped on a space station after an explosion, the last two survivors of the war come face to face. Rory and Levon are enemies, but they agree to work together to achieve a rescue. The more they talked, the stronger the attraction became. By the time help arrived, Rory and Levon were in love.

Love Is War is a marvelous collection of love stories. D.J. Manly produced a fabulous image of adversaries turned lovers in each story. The sensuous love scenes and the amusing dialog is fantastic. I enjoyed all four stories immensely.

Snowbound: Snow Angel


Book Title: Snowbound: Snow Angel
Author: B. J. McCall
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher URL: http://changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59596-903-3
Genre: Paranormal
Nymph Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Moon Nymph

Snowbound: Snow Angel is one of many books in the Snowbound series from Changeling Press. It’s labeled as a ‘hot flash’ and that is certainly what this storyline will give you. When an angel and a mortal collide on one of the coldest nights of the year, anything can happen. The relationship between Evan and Camille is searing and taboo. It’s unbelievable the things they do to keep each other warm. Readers will find most of the plot revealed in the first few pages. The ending gives the story a whole new twist that leaves you wondering about what’s real and imagined.

B.J. McCall shows her imaginative side in this paranormal short. The unusual bond between the main characters works well. The unexpected ending makes the whole story tie together and leaves you wanting more from this author. Keep this one on your shelf for a quick Sunday read!

Through the Mirror


Book Title: Through the Mirror
Author: Adriana Kraft
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher’s URL: http://www.extasybooks.com/
ISBN: 978-1-55487-031-8
Genre: Contemporary, GBLT (f/f)
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Ruby Minx


Lacy Hogan likes her sex with no strings attached. When she first meets Doug Forsyth, she is immediately attracted to him but for months now she has been holding out even though she knows that she and Doug would be hot together. Doug wants Lacy in his life permanently and he is trying to understand why she won’t meet him half-way, but they both have secrets they haven’t shared.

Things come to a head one day when Lacy teases Doug and they end up having sex in his office. She decides that she has had enough of the chase and gives in to the inevitable. She makes Doug a proposition – an uncommitted affair for as long as they both want. He agrees, but he has both his fingers and toes crossed since he is still hoping for a long term relationship with her.

Lacy leaves on a field trip and reconnects with her old friend and lover Isabella, and though they make love and renew their connection, Doug never seems far away even when she invokes her spirit guide. She realizes then that she is becoming addicted to him.

Through the Mirror is an unusual book with several twists and turns. Doug and Lacy are really fantastic together and the sex is open and sometimes public, which adds to the excitement. When I think all of the secrets in the book have been divulged there are further surprises, with the best one at the end of the story when Doug reveals his trump card. Adriana Kraft pens an entertaining book that readers will not be able to put down.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Valentine


Book Title: Valentine
Author: Jamieson Wolf
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
Publisher’s URL: http://www.cobblestone-press.com/index.htm
ISBN: 978-1-60088-220-3
Genre: Gay Historical
Nymph Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Marriage has been forbidden by Roman Emperor Claudius, yet High Priest Kalus Valentine continues to perform the rites in secret. Hunting for the pagan, Asterius of the Royal Guard finds Valentine’s home deep in the woods. When he confronts Valentine, instead of finding an enemy, he finds love at first sight. Valentine, who had never been in love before, felt an instant attraction for Asterius. After a night spent in passionate love making, Valentine finds he is alone. His assistant Annie comes to warn Valentine that he has been betrayed by Asterius and the Roman soldiers are on their way to arrest him - Valentine is heartbroken.

Valentine is a beautiful story of love, betrayal and resentment. Jamieson Wolf has created a brilliant saga that is emotional and sensual. I was moved to tears for Valentine who believed in love, yet it had always avoided him before Asterius. Claudius could only be pitied for imposing his unhappiness on everyone else. Without revealing more of this tantalizing tale, Valentine is a very impressive read.

The Dioni Chronicles: Book I: Mikhail’s Hunt


Book Title: The Dioni Chronicles: Book I: Mikhail’s Hunt
Author: Dana Littlejohn
ISBN: 978-1-60435-038-8
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Publisher’s URL: https://www.redrosepublishing.com
Genre: Erotic romance/MC/IR/Paranormal
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amethyst Nymph


Mikhail is a warrior of the Dioni Clan, the last surviving group of the vampire race. This year at the annual reunion, Mikhail is chosen to receive a wife and help rebuild the race. He is confident and anxious about finding his mate.

The moment Mikhail saw Christina dancing, he was drawn to her. All he has to do now is claim her, and turn her. Unfortunately Christina didn’t seem to appreciate his approach, so Mikhail would have to use a different method of breaking the ice.

Christina had no intention of getting to know the rude man who refused to take no for an answer. No matter how handsome the stranger is, she is just not willing to chance getting her heart broken.

The prey, the hunter and the readers win in Mikhail’s Hunt. There is nothing more exciting than a man who doesn’t give up and Mikhail is that man. He is arrogant at times but it works so well for him. I identified with Christina being cautious of pushy men and I was happy to see her emotionally and physically healed. I enjoyed her confusion with Mikhail, especially when it led to such erotic scenes. Littlejohn has drawn me into passionate world of The Dioni men and I would love to read more about them.

Velvet Need


Book Title: Velvet Need
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Books
Publisher’s URL: http://www.torquerebooks.com
ISBN: 978-1-60370-261-4
Genre: Gay/BDSM/Drama
Nymph Rating: 4.5 nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Woodland Nymph

Velvet Need takes place in the universe of The Velvet Glove, which is the galaxy’s premier BDSM club.

Dr. Bertoli Lutrell is one of the best Doms at the Velvet Glove, specializing in what some consider being unusual needs. He’s a tall gaunt, what some even call skeletal, man with short almost white hair and piercing light blue eyes. He was very unhappy when he practiced medicine, but found his happiness in his work at the Glove as he enjoys it immensely.

Dent Farre is a good friend of the Glove’s owner, Hercules and has always considered himself to be a Dom. He’s a rather large man and has always thought working and being successful is more important than being happy. Hercules sees that neither his friend or his subs are happy, so he calls in Bertoli.

Bertoli enjoys a challenge and is drawn to Dent immediately. It’s been a long time since anyone has made him feel like this and he plans on enjoying Dent for the 48 hours he has him. Dent initially resists Lutrell dominating him and won’t admit it to himself or Bertoli when he’s shocked to find himself unable to deny his reaction to him. When their time together is up, Dent leaves and heads back to his world of all work and no play but is unable to stop himself from thinking about and dreaming about Bertoli constantly. Unable to stay away any longer, Dent returns to The Glove and to Bertoli.

Bertoli’s feelings for Dent have grown and he finds himself unable to enjoy anything since Dent left. He admits to himself he has stupidly become fond of his reluctant sub and is thrilled when Dent returns to him. This time Bertoli plans on pushing Dent a little further and Dent can do nothing but respond with his need.

Several weeks after Dent leaves Bertoli is informed he’s been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. When Dent is released he’s being sent directly to Bertoli to not only help tend his physical wounds but his emotional ones as well. Bertoli is consumed with helping the man he has come to love in moving past this terrible ordeal. Will Dent be able to get past this? Will they admit their love for each other? Will Dent ever be able to accept and admit his need for what only Bertoli can provide?

Velvet Need is a terrific story of two men learning to trust each other while building a loving D/s relationship. Sean Michael had me laughing outright at times along with the irrepressible Bertoli and easily had me caring about what happened to both of these characters. The always quick to laugh Bertoli and the always serious Dent are the perfect balance of opposites attracting. Velvet Need is a must read for fans of the BDSM genre and I also highly recommend it to all fans of the m/m genre.

Starlight Ecstasy


Book Title: Starlight Ecstasy
Author: Astrid Cooper
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher URL: http://www.extasybooks.net/
ISBN: None
Genre: Science Fiction, Shape shifters
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

As a Christmas gift to Samantha Sinclair, her friends hired a male escort for a night of intimate pleasure. Sam did not know that her escort John is really Jonathan Lucas, his pen name used in the chat room with Sam. John wanted to meet Sam in person and accepted the invitation from her friends. John and Samantha decided one night of pleasure is not enough, and so the saga begins.

Starlight Ecstasy is the introduction to the Starlight Series. Astrid Cooper entices the reader with a peek into the world of cat shifters and the erotic pleasures to be found in the first book Starlight Rapture. I found the introduction characters to be delightfully sensuous and I can’t wait to read the next episode.

To Love a Hero


Book Title: To Love a Hero
ISBN: 9781419913686
Author: Mona Risk
Publisher: Cerridwen Press
Publisher URL: http://www.cerridwenpress.com/
ISBN: 9781419913686
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Nymph Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Sphinx Minx

Chemist Cecile Lornier is a Project Manager, sent to revamp a dilapidated scientific laboratory in Belarus. Soon after she lands at Minsk International Airport, she falls, in more ways than one, for national hero Major General Sergei Fedorin. Belarus is highly chauvinistic, and Cecile is determined to handle the project, and her life, without asking for male support.

Sergei has pledged to clean his country of the pollution left by the Chernobyl disaster. His wife succumbed five years earlier to cancer, caused by the reactor’s chemicals. His father-in-law, Colonel Oleg Roussov, is jealous of his popularity. Roussov is director of National Security and his tactics are reminiscent of those of the KGB.

The physical and emotional connection between the two main characters is strong.

Cecile battles her sense of duty to her job and the idea that marriage would mean giving up her freedom and control to live in Sergei’s shadow. His life is filled with duty to his country and extreme patriotism. Is there room for Cecile?

Pretty driver and translator Tania, Cecile’s ex-fiancé Rob, and her friend Paul are interesting supporting characters. John Gordon, Contract Director of the Chemical Division of the Department of Defense, is there to audit her work. His personality seems to change over the course of the story, which was a bit confusing.

Many Russian words and phrases are scattered through the story, but I still got little sense of place. A broken airport escalator was one of the few specific references to the country’s poverty. There were more stylish women and clothing shops than I would have expected.

A fistfight at a fancy reception and Roussov’s truly nasty nature contribute to this erotic romance of foreign affairs. Author Risk has presented an interesting tale of passion and politics.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Starlight Rapture


Book Title: Starlight Rapture
Author: Astrid Cooper
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher’s URL: http://www.extasybooks.net/
ISBN: 978-1-55487-026-4
Genre: Sci-Fi, Futuristic, Shifters
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

After John marks Samantha with his scent and bite, he takes her to Rendezvous, a private club for shifters. Once there, he continues his next level in seduction of Sam with sensual touches. Because of his Felinus blood and enhanced sensory, John receives pleasure by giving pleasure to Sam. He has also arranged for songs to be performed by John’s older half brother Herimal, who is full blooded Felinus. His singing can give pleasure no human voice can attain. As the loving seduction continues, no one is aware of the Star Lord watching their passionate bonding on a computer link. The Star Lord is the last of his kind; all others were killed in the wars and he lives for sex, almost died from the lack of it before he kidnapped other beings to be his slaves. Now he wants Sam and Herimal for the pleasures they can give him.

Starlight Rapture is the second level of pleasure, the bonding of the soul. Astrid Cooper has created a very erotic romance with the focus on the pleasure points located on the body. I found this impressive story fascinating. I look forward to the next addition of this series.

Roll of the Dice


Book Title: Roll of the Dice
Author: Stevie Woods
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publisher’s URL: http://www.torquerebooks.com/
ISBN: N/A
Genre: Contemporary/GBLT
Nymph Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Ruby Minx


Kyle’s love interest Matt has just broken up with him and he is devastated. He thought that Matt returned his feelings until he told him he loved him and Matt freaked out, telling Kyle that his career was more important than being with him.

Kyle is so upset he goes to the nearest bar to drown his sorrows. There he meets Alan, who buys him a drink and they are getting on famously when Matt shows up and tries to get Kyle to leave with him. Kyle is in a quandary. Does he stay and try to get something going with Alan or give Matt another chance? You have to read the book to find out.

Roll of the Dice packs a lot of action into a very entertaining story.

Two Masters for Alex


Book Title: Two Masters for Alex
Author: Claire Thompson
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing
Publisher’s URL: http://www.ellorascave.com/
ISBN: 978-1-419913-58-7
Genre: Ménage or More / BDSM
Nymph Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx


Liam Rutherford and Daniel Spencer, a D/s couple, are in search of a third. While Daniel is clearly submissive to Liam, he has latent dominant traits that need an outlet. Liam doesn’t have a dominant bone in his beautiful body and is willing to open their home and life to assist Daniel feed his new hunger. The twosome’s previous attempts to find a third have been disastrous. Hopefully Alex, their next candidate, will prove that three times is the charm.

Alexandra Helena Stewart, better known as Alex, is a feisty writer with pixie-like features. She has attempted to find a master in the past, but her gift of persuasion has always been stronger than the pretenders she has encountered.

Alex’s wish is to be truly and thoroughly mastered. Daniel hopes to find a source to quench his thirst to master. Liam wishes to keep his solid relationship with Daniel while adding spice to their lives. Three people, with three separate wishes, that will hopefully produce one happy outcome for them all.

Two Masters for Alex is an entertaining and very erotic tale. Alex is pretty and used to using her womanly wiles to get what she wants. Daniel is gorgeous and secure enough in his masculinity to accept his love to be dominated as well as to dominate. Liam is handsome, intelligent and considers himself beyond blessed for having Daniel in his life. The play between the characters was smooth and fluid. I found myself feeling a bit sad for Alex at some parts of the story. She was so scared to give in to her feelings and admit what she truly wanted. I cheered for Daniel when he saw proof of his skills to master. I was proud of Liam for his reaction to an unexpected event. Claire Thompson has written a wonderful D/s story sure to please those who read the genre.

Mating Stone - Amethyst


Book Title: Mating Stone - Amethyst
Author: Elyssa Edwards
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.ellorascave.com/index.asp
ISBN: 9781419914423
Genre: Shape Shifter
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Sarah is getting ready for her date with Mark Ursine. She met Mark three weeks ago when he stopped to help her change a flat tire. When Mark arrives, he presents Sarah with a large amethyst stone on a gold chain. Mark explains to Sarah that this is a tradition in his family when a couple becomes engaged. Mark takes Sarah to meet his family, and it is then that Sarah notices that there is something different about Mark and his family - they are shifters.

Mating Stone - Amethyst is a wonderful story with humor and sensual love play. Elyssa Edwards displays a very creative talent in this surprise saga. Mark is every woman’s dream man, caring, gorgeous and considerate of Sarah, who thinks about herself as a plain, shy woman. This is a remarkable read that I enjoyed.

Phaze Fantasies VI


Book Title: Phaze Fantasies VI
Authors: Yvette Hines, Jude Mason, Augusta Li, D. Musgrave, N, Jessie Verino,
Publisher: Phaze Books
Publisher URL: http://www.phaze.com/index2.html
ISBN: 978-1-59426-858-8
Genre: Contemporary, GBLT, BDSM, Interracial, YAOI, Fantasy
Nymph Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Ruby Minx

To Have and To Hold (4 Nymphs) by Yvette Hines
Kelli Delaney has been left at the altar by her fiancée of 4 years. Mad as hell, she decides to have her honeymoon anyway by herself, but on the way to the cabin she stops at a restaurant and meets an old crush from college, Will Robertson. Will is gorgeous and after a few minutes Kelli suggests that they spend the weekend together as a way for her to start her new independent life. Will has a few kinks and gives Kelli the most incredible sex of her life, which makes her previous experiences and ideas about passion, sensuality, orgasms and everything in between seem tame by comparison. The weekend was the realization of her wildest dreams. Then her fiancée shows up at the cabin and she has to decide whether to take him back or stay with Will.

Sam the Man (3 Nymphs) by Jude Mason
Sammy is small and well dressed, usually in lavender or pink, and projects the image of the 'flaming' gay. But Sammy has another side to his character; he is a part-time worker in a hospice. He falls in love with Greg, the husband of a client, who reciprocates his feelings. Greg is Sammy’s opposite in build with a great body and incredibly, is the submissive in their D/s relationship. When Greg’s wife passes away, he is consumed by guilt and “what ifs” and Sammy has to find a way to comfort him and ease his pain. Sammy works his magic with his own brand of sexual healing to help Greg get past his feelings of remorse, and shows him a future that is full of promise with a new love on the horizon.

Precious Things (4 Nymphs) by Augusta Li
This story provides a glimpse of a distant future where civilization, as we know it, has collapsed and people are living in walled City-States for protection from the dangers outside in the Wastelands. Leaf is a slave-boy to his beautiful and enigmatic Master, Leannan. One evening an associate from Leannan's past, Rinko Miyamoto, arrives and the security of Leannan’s and Leaf's life is disturbed. Leaf is surprised by Rin and at first is afraid he would lose his place as his master’s slave but incredibly he and Rin become friends. Ultimately Leaf must conquer his greatest fear and find the strength to defeat his master’s most powerful enemy.

Continuing Education (3.5 Nymphs) by D. Musgrave
Stephanie Barrett is a high school English Teacher but at night she's the Grand Mistress of a dungeon club. She’s looking for a submissive of her own and when she spots Nicolas Adamson, a former student back in town from college, she remembers how she had lusted after him but never followed up. She decides that Nicolas will be her pet. An accident plays into her hands and provides the opportunity for her fantasy to be fulfilled.

iSUBmiT (3.5 Nymphs) by N
Svetlana is in danger of losing a lucrative perfume contract and she knows that she has to radically change her campaign in order to sell her marketing plan. To do so, she must play at a D/s club, So-UnReal-Ism. When she gains entrance to the club she is reborn as a Domme, who embraces the lifestyle. Her new persona enables her to close the deal.

Statues ( 3 Nymphs) by Jessie Verino
Alexandria Darnoud has a private art collection. A living art collection. She is also a very private person; consequently rumors are rampant in New Orleans about her and her “invitation only” parties. She appears to be tough but she has secrets which only Dante can discover. Dante is an undercover reporter working as one of her “statues” in order to do an expose on Alexandria in order to boost his career. He has a choice to make: Will he publish his story or take a chance on Alexandria and keep her tied to his bed?

Phaze Fantasies VI is an eclectic collection of well written erotic stories guaranteed to warm you on a cold winter’s night... The stories are quite enjoyable and romantic and my personal favorite is To Have And To Hold. However the book had numerous spelling and typographical errors which somewhat diminished my enjoyment. This review is based on an Advanced Reader's Copy!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mission: Carnal


Book Title: Mission: Carnal
Author: Mary Winter
Publisher: Changeling Press LLC
Publisher’s URL: http://www.changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59596-947-7
Genre: Paranormal, Action/Adventure, GBLT
Nymph Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Ruby Minx


Adrian owns a successful comic shop, The Fantastic Five, and spends all of his time in the world of super heroes and aliens. When an action figure he is repairing one evening comes to life, he is not surprised and feels an instant attraction to the man.

Mack has been waiting for decades to come back after being killed in Viet Nam during a brutal mission. The Toymaker upstairs had promised him a new life and mission, and when Adrian gently repairs his broken body and gives him fresh legs he feels a connection to him. Mack remembers being at the bottom of a cardboard box for years waiting, for what and why he didn’t know. He did know that the box would be opened sometime in the future and he would be taken out to pursue his own mission. When he meets Adrian, he recognizes that he is his mission.

The first time they have sex, Mack realizes that he wants Adrian to believe in love and fall in love with him, but he has to teach him how to love. Adrian, on the other hand, is being transformed by having Mack in his life. He’s eager to change from his contained, repressed self so that he can embrace Mack and have him mend his broken heart

Mission: Carnal is a wonderful story about the effect that one person can have on another’s life. Ms Winter does a terrific job on characterization and demonstrates how love can have an indelible impact on two unlikely lovers as they become each other’s hero. This is Book 1 in Mary Winter’s Live Action Heroes series and I’m eagerly awaiting Book 2.

Ingram’s Charm


Book Title: Ingram’s Charm
Author: Melany Logen
Publisher: Loos Id
Publisher’s site URL: http://www.loose-id.net/
ISBN: 978-1-59632-624-8
Genre: Futuristic Science Fiction
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Charmara, a Delicant (sex slave) who goes by Charm, is used as payment over and over again by her Master Reli with betrayal in mind to each person she is given to. When she is traded as payment to Ingram, a ship captain, things are very different from all the other times and Charm begins to realize true feelings are arising within her being on the ship with the crew. After being trained to be submissive, she finds it hard to obey the rules taught to her from a young age, but given the freedom to choose changes her.

Ingram is besotted with Charm from the beginning and does not realize he will do anything to keep her. As things change on the ship with Bruiser’s crew reaction to her, Ingram has to use his authority to make sure everyone does their job. The time comes for him to trust Charm and he is hoping she will not fail him for the true Master she has had all along.

Ingram’s Charm is a deceiving title and will keep you enjoying the exploits of Charm who learns the true meaning of friendship. When Ingram is expected to take her for payment and then to sell her at an auction house, he is livid that Reli would do this but knows there will be a fight if things are not handled carefully. With Ingram’s obsession of Charm, it is hard for him to focus on the need of the ship but he will do everything possible to keep her. The ending is very explosive and does change your mind about everyone involved.

The Dioni Chronicles: Jonathan’s Bite of the Apple


Book Title: The Dioni Chronicles: Jonathan’s Bite of the Apple
Author: Dana Littlejohn
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Publisher’s URL: https://www.redrosepublishing.com/bookstore/
ISBN: 978-1-60435-127-9
Genre: Erotic/Paranormal/MC/IR
Nymphs Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amethyst Nymph


The time has come for Jonathan Destori to help rebuild his vampire clan by finding a mate. The worried warrior thinks he might fall short in finding a wife that will appreciate his sexual preferences. Jonathan’s clan brother tells him that New York is the perfect city to find anything under the sun, so Jonathan moves there in search of a wife.

A walk in Central Park gets interesting when Jonathan spies a woman bringing down a mugger. Seeing the real New York with his new friend Kenya as a tour guide opens the door to new possibilities for Jonathan. It’s a shame that Kenya’s not his type of woman. Or is she?

Sometimes people can’t see the forest for of the trees and that is exactly what happened to Jonathan. Kenya is a strong and beautiful woman with an open mind when it comes to sex. I nearly wanted to bash Jonathan when he failed to see the light bulb in the beginning. I almost felt he didn’t deserve such a wonderful woman because he was taking too long to realize her worth. Kenya is so sassy and surprising there is no way readers won’t love her. Littlejohn united a perfect pair and I would love to read more about their lives together after Jonathan’s Bite of the Apple.

Measure of Healing


Book Title: Measure of Healing
Author: Jacqueline L. Roth
Publisher: Cerridwen Press
Publisher’s URL: http://www.cerridwenpress.com/Index.asp
ISBN: 978 14 19912634
Genre: Romance/Paranormal
Nymphs Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amethyst Nymph


Alejandro “Alej” Ramirez has just become responsible for an orphaned Were-Cougar child and he has no idea how to help the poor boy. Not until his Were-Cougar mother kicked him out as a teen did he find his human father. He lives in both worlds but isn’t completely comfortable in either. He needs help to reach the frightened child and that help comes from an unexpected individual.

Even though she hates Cougars, Dr. Gabriela “Brie” St. Jerome can’t say no to helping a child. If he can’t change from his cougar form, the child may never return to his human form or recover from the horrible things he witnessed. Being forced to deal with Alejandro’s presence is bitter-sweet. Keeping her secrets and feelings to herself becomes harder with each passing day. The strong attraction could cause the death of everyone involved, if Brie acts on the desire that is consuming her.

Two people are alive but not truly living until they bond over their shared affection for a child. Alej is confused by Brie’s mixed signals. The human side of him is touched , but the Cougar side doubts her skills. Both sides of him crave her touch physically and emotionally. Brie is not afraid that Alej will hurt her, but she is afraid of the longing she experiences because of him. Even if she is able to look past her hatred for all Cougars, she isn’t sure she can risk her life for a romp in the sheets.

Secrets, pain and desire blend together and opposites are not so different after all. The Were-child is the glue that brings the story together and softness to these strong characters in Measure of Healing. I loved watching Alej and Brie find everything that has been missing in their lives and finally accept what they were. I was emotionally drawn to them and enjoyed the way their shells are chipped away little by little. Roth did an excellent job and I look forward to more of her stories.

Her Cinderella Complex


Book Title: Her Cinderella Complex
Author: Jenna Bayley-Burke
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher’s URL: http://samhainpublishing.com/index.php
ISBN: 1-59998-942-5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Nymph Rating: 4 nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Woodland Nymph

Heather Tindall is an event planner looking for work. In the meantime she is sent by the temp agency she’s working for to her current assignment at Golden City Property Development. She’s a little nervous to sign on as the CEO’s executive assistant as it’s rumored no one else has made it to coffee break before being fired. Then she meets him and he’s the most gorgeous man she’s seen, this side of a movie star, and is instantly attracted and wary. Wary because if she does somehow happen to stay on to work at Golden City, she knows her attraction for him can be nothing but a problem.

Curtis Frye, Golden City’s CEO dismisses Ms. Tindall almost immediately. Only to be surprised to find her working at the desk outside his office a short time later and Curtis does not like surprises. He does like her spunk though and she seems to have picked up on the work pretty easily so he decides to keep her on until she finds an event planning position and finds him a reliable replacement. Six months into the job when Heather is offered an event planning position, Curtis, who has come to rely on and trust Heather, asks her not to take the job but to stay on and work for him instead.

Curtis is a private man and he doesn’t want the media poking into his past so shortly after she agrees to stay, he approaches Heather with what he thinks is a win-win proposition for the both of them and asks her to marry him. When Heather asks him why, he tells her it’s because of the paparazzi that are always hounding him so he can concentrate on his business and the various projects he has going. Heather finds herself accepting his proposal and is immediately swept up in wedding preparations with Curtis’ mother and photo shoots scheduled by his publicist. Will Curtis learn to open up his heart and accept his feelings for Heather or will he lose her forever?

Her Cinderella Complex is a delightful gem that had me laughing out loud and rooting for these two people to make it. Just when I’d think I had the plot figured out the author, Jenna Bayley-Burke would throw me a curve, which kept me on my toes, and interested in finding out what happened next! The relationship between Heather and Curtis is a welcome and refreshing change from the typical alpha male and the all-too-willing-to-agree female pairings that tend to dominate these types of love stories. This is a fast-paced book that will not only have you smiling but enjoying the hot, steamy and sometime funny love scenes. At no point does the story drag. So do yourself a favor and treat yourself to having a good time while reading Her Cinderella Complex.

The Things We Do For Love


Book Title: The Things We Do For Love
Author: Cassie Stevens
Publisher: Amber Quill Press, LLC
Publisher’s URL: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure
ISBN: 978-1-60272-213-2
Genre: Contemporary, Ménage, BDSM
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Ruby Minx

Henry Carter is a major in the Marine Corps. He loves his wife Patty and their 2 children but he is stressed out by all the pressures at work. It feels like everyone wants a piece of him. What Henry wants to make everything better is his lover Trevor Giles. Unfortunately Trevor lives in Washington, D.C. and Henry can only see him once a year since he transferred to the west coast.

Patty knows that her husband needs to get away from the stresses at work so she arranges for them to spend a weekend at Diversions Resort. Unknown to Henry, Trevor will meet them there. She senses that they must have this time together before Henry is deployed abroad and they’ll be apart for a long time. Henry is overjoyed to see Trevor, and his feelings are so apparent that it’s as if the sun has come out from behind the clouds. The emotion between them is palpable and when they have sex, the air is so hot it’s like a furnace.

For these three characters, theirs is a different kind of love that others may not understand, but it works for them. Patty is a loving wife who is willing to do anything for her husband. She sees it as her job to keep his emotions in check, because if his sexual orientation were discovered, it would be the end of his career. For Henry, it appears that even though he loves his wife, he is in love with Trevor, who reciprocates his feelings. Trevor does love Patty, but only as an extension of Henry.

I really liked The Things We Do For Love but the ending, while inevitable, left me feeling a bit unsatisfied; however, despite this, the story was a good read.

Suddenly Psychic


Author: Melanie Baxter
Publisher: Forbidden Publications
ISBN: none
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Sphinx Minx
Amber Thomas has a college degree and a history of nothing jobs. When her best mate Tanya Wilcox drags her to a seaside fortuneteller, she sees a new career opportunity. She sets up her own psychic hotline and starts predicting the future. She knows she's a fake, but she genuinely seems to be helping people. And much of what she says comes to pass. It is a bit unnerving when her first customer follows Amber's advice and kills her abusive husband, but...

Amber dabbles in Tarot Cards and witches stones, and lands a job telling fortunes at The Rowan Tree, an eclectic mystical shop. As Amber's spiritual third eye develops, other changes occur. Her feet grow larger and she sprouts a few chin whiskers. Is she turning into a real witch? Amber's efforts to pay her karmic debt are both witty and eye-opening.

She has lusted after Harvey Williams, a gadget inventor for the House of Innovations, for some time. Harvey is a levelheaded hunk, best-known for inventing the heated toilet seat and the two of them make a delightful couple.

Harvey has some issues with his work mates, Sunbed Sonya and lecherous Jules. These add to the amusing mix. Amber's oddball family, especially her adorable and mixed-up father, contribute to the humor as well.

Mysticism is tamed by logic in this totally enjoyable story.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Samurai Captive


Book Title: Samurai Captive
Author: Barbara Sheridan
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: http://www.loose-id.net/
ISBN: 978-1-59632-641-5
Genre: Multicultural Erotic Historical
Nymph Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx


Hannah Connolly is an indentured British maid who has become the reluctant property of a Japanese brothel. Hannah refuses to accept what some would consider destiny. The lifestyle her mother attempted to save her from is now embedded in Hannah’s existence. Standing in the brothel’s window for all to see, Hannah is unwilling to allow her spirit to be dampened and decides to make lemonade out of the lemons that life has presented her with. She gives the gawkers a show they’ll never forget.

Samurai Sanada Katsuhiro is captivated by the young woman on display. Hannah is unlike the woman of his country with her fire-red hair and lush curves. Katsu is sure that she would be worthy of bedding and takes Hannah home. What he doesn’t expect is the reaction his best friend and sometimes lover Masato has to the new addition.

Samurai Captive is an enchanting story that takes place around 1863. Barbara Sheridan easily transported me to this era with her vivid descriptions of the people and scenery. Hannah is a strong and determined beauty who has graduated with honors from the school of hard knocks. Katsu is a fearless and handsome samurai who is pushed to discover Hannah’s true worth. I enjoyed watching Hannah wear holes in Katsu’s resolve with subtle gestures of love. Samurai Captive was my introduction to Barbara Sheridan, and a must read for those who enjoy multicultural historical erotica incorporated with a touch of suspense and action. Barbara, you should be elated with this fantastic novel!

Dream Lover


Book Title: Dream Lover
Author: Marilyn Lee
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher’s URL: http://www.loose-id.net/
ISBN: 978-1-59632-628-6
Genre: Multicultural Erotic Contemporary
Nymph Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amethyst Nymph


Jade Johnson should be working, not gawking, at her magnificently naked client while he slept. This is the first time she has seen Reed since he signed the cleaning contract months ago. Her wildest dream is right in front of her eyes, aroused and unaware that Jade is in his house. As she looks closer, Jade is concerned by the beads of sweat on his forehead. One minute she is looking for a doctor’s phone number, and the next she is laying underneath Reed as he rips off her panties.

Reed Daniel is having the most wonderfully erotic dream about a dark, voluptuous beauty in his bed. When he accidentally runs into his dream woman, Reed is dying to pick up where they left off. Their relationship heats up quickly and then gets complicated. Jade wants a commitment deeper than Reed is prepared to give. All he knows is that he isn’t prepared to give her up completely.

Dream Lover is so engaging; I could read it over and over. Experienced or not, Jade certainly knew the right moves to please Reed. I rejoice in the fact that Jade was not a virgin and that she and Reed have concerns about unprotected sex. To me, it is important to see characters wrestle with decisions and Reed certainly did. That man wanted Jade in his life, not just his bed. Once he admitted it to himself and began working overtime to make things up to Jade, I was smitten. I loved the passionate intensity of this couple. Lee is the author that drew me into the e-book world and I have been a happy camper since. I have yet to read anything from her that I would not consider a must read.

Horsfall: Tail of Two Brothers


Book Title: Horsfall: Tail of Two Brothers
Author: Jade Buchanan
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher URL: http://www.changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59596-939-2
Genre: Paranormal, Gay
Nymph Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Oliver Phillip arrives at Horsfall Ranch to conduct a safety audit at the request of owner Bayard Stoddard. Oliver is overwhelmed by the instant attraction he feels at the sight of Bayard. The meeting is cut short when Bayard is informed of possible trouble surrounding his twin brother Marshall. Still distracted by thoughts of Bayard, Oliver becomes lost on a country road. Parked on the side of the road, Oliver notices a black shire horse that has been hobbled. Being an animal lover; Oliver releases him and the horse shifts into a man the very image of Bayard. Oliver quickly takes the semi-unconscious Marshall home to Horsfall.

Horsfall: Tail of Two Brothers is a brilliant romance with hilarious dialog and a marvelous storyline. The very creative Jade Buchanan conveys a short history of the Shire horse breed that I found fascinating. The intimate love scenes are tantalizing, and the story is so full of caring emotions that it liquefies your heart. I was especially intrigued by Marshall, who wanted to share in the love between Bayard and Oliver, but felt himself unworthy. I enjoyed this wonderful saga immensely, and look forward to the next episode.