Saturday, June 21, 2008

Soul Familiar 1: Lucky Dog




Book Title: Soul Familiar 1: Lucky Dog
Author: Kate Steele
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher URL: http://www.changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60521-000-1
Genre: Paranormal, Gay, Magic
Nymph Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Alex Layton is a soul familiar; they enhance the magic and bond with the practitioner with whom they feel a connection. By day, Alex makes a great living as a sculptor. While working on the wings of a griffin, Alex is summoned by Tyler Montgomery. Tyler is shocked when Alex appears before him in the library. When Alex realizes that he was summoned by an untrained wizard; he decides to help Tyler with his hands off problem. It seems that every time someone tries to get up close and personal with Tyler, a cerbretta, a three headed dog appears ready to attack the potential lover, so at age twenty two, Tyler finds himself still a virgin, seeking a way to break the spell. Alex is more turned on to Tyler than he has ever been, and together they discover it is more than attraction; they are soul mates.

Soul Familiar 1: Lucky Dog is an incredible story. The phenomenal Kate Steele takes this to the extremes. A creative and well paced plot with gorgeous characters that is extremely sexy, heartwarming, and hilarious. Add to that, Alex and Tyler are extremely arousing, erotic to the ultimate plane. Toss in a little magic and interesting creatures and you have a dazzling romance saga too wonderful to let pass. Soul Familiar 1: Lucky Dog is a keeper; I look forward to the next episode.

Rules of Engagement


Book Title: Rules of Engagement
Author: Ann Bruce
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Publisher URL: http://www.ellorascave.com/
ISBN: 9781419913648
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Nymph Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

Jake Duquesne is a government agent staying at his sister’s cabin after being shot three times in the chest and left for dead by his last lover. When he hears a noise outside the cabin, he assumes that someone with a gun is coming after him—and he’s right. Except the person with the drawn gun isn’t who he expects.

Waking up handcuffed to a strange bed isn’t what Detective Katarzyna Delaney expected when she agreed to use her friend’s mountain cabin after being left at the altar for the third time. All she wants is a little time to lick her wounds away from the constant teasing of the guys at the precinct.

What these two don’t know is that her friend is also Jake’s cousin and the woman is doing a little matchmaking. He’s doesn’t have a woman in his life and Katarzyna needs a little tender loving care. Who says you need a wedding ceremony to enjoy the two-week honeymoon?

Rules of Engagement is a fast-paced, sexy romp of two people put together by circumstances beyond their control. I enjoyed the smoothly written novella and Jake and Katarzyna as their relationship moves quickly from that of strangers to lovers, and maybe something more. Then things get really interesting when a woman scorned and a few armed acquaintances come knocking at the door bent on revenge. This short has a little of everything—lust, desire, action, danger and suspense. What more do you need for a quick afternoon read?

Oh Yum! - All Worked Up


Book Title: Oh Yum! - All Worked Up
Author: Eve Vaughn
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Publisher URL: http://www.ellorascave.com/
ISBN: 978-1-41991-605-2
Genre: Contemporary
Nymph Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx


Landon Barnes has come a young way from the dyslexic youth who was told he wouldn’t amount to anything. Now a successful businessman, Landon has everything he could ever hope for except love. The one person who believed in him was a student teacher by the name of Gloria Sanders. Fate has brought Gloria back to Philadelphia, and Landon’s love for her will bring her to the only true home she will ever know, firmly in Landon’s arms.

Gloria is a voluptuous mahogany-skinned single mom trying to regain her confidence. Landon is handsome, wealthy, and ready to take Gloria permanently out of single status. Ms. Vaughn brings two people who truly deserve love together in Oh Yum! - All Worked Up. The characters, setting, and conflicts are as real as they get. I felt Gloria’s pain and knew that Landon was just what she needed to regain her confidence. Their love making was tantalizing and invigorating. Ms. Vaughn writes stories that bring real issues with heartwarming outcomes to the readers. You won’t be disappointed with this sweet erotically laced novel.

The Dare


Book Title: The Dare
Author: Marilyn Lee
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: http://www.loose-id.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59632-690-3
Genre: Multicultural Erotic Contemporary
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Kassidy Green is not a woman to walk away from a dare. It got her in trouble years ago, and while she swore she would never take another one in her life, some things are just too tempting to pass up. Kass has been issued a dare by Jake, a man she has been sharing erotic conversations with for the past few months. She is uncertain of her reply until Nick, her handsome hunk of a coworker, reminds her that life is too short for regrets.

Nick Hart is walking around with a few regrets of his own. The one in the forefront of his mind is the fact that Kass seems content that they are just friends and there seems to be no way to move towards being lovers. There is nothing worse for a man than to be trapped in the infamous glass box of “just friends”. Nick is ready to break the box and feels this encounter with Jake will help them to move forward. Kass was hurt by her ex and if Nick can see she’s over her past relationship he’s ready to kick his pursuit into full gear.

The Dare takes you on a torrid ride of lust, love, and commitment. Kass is a beautiful mocha-skinned woman who is blessed with charm, charisma, and brains. While she is unsure of which man she wants to possess she is more than sure an encounter with Jake is just what her body needs. The feelings she has suppressed for Nick comes rushing forward like a landslide when she discovers that he may have a secret woman he’s been hiding. Watching her decide how to proceed to gain the affections of the man she truly desires was comical at parts. There is nothing like a bit of apprehension to add some tension to the moment. Marilyn Lee has written a story packed with humor and delicious erotic fantasies. The Dare is an entertaining book that will be hard to put down.

Playing with Magic Book 1: Hex on the Ex


Book Title: Playing with Magic Book 1: Hex on the Ex
Author: Gabrina Garza
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher URL: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/
ISBN: 978-1-60272-263-7
Genre: Gay/Contemporary/BDSM (Light)/Witchcraft/Magic/Voyeurism/Exhibitionism
Nymph Rating: 3.5 nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Woodland Nymph

Jory has been invited by his best friend Jake to a Fat Tuesday party in the middle of July. Jake recently bought a house with his friend Pierce to renovate it and now Jake wants to throw a party. Jory’s a little leery about attending the party because his ex-lover Pierce will be there and he still wants the man madly.

Jory and Jake have been friends for years. Jake was the person Jory confided in when he first came out and he even helped Jory come out to his girlfriend April. During the party, Jory meets Gidget, a costumed tarot card reader who claims Jory is full of blockage and therefore she’s unable to read his cards. Jory just laughs her off as he doesn’t give fortune telling any merit, but when Gidget tells him she’ll help him get what he wants most by casting a spell, he figures it certainly can’t hurt to try.

After Jory and Pierce have some rather hot sex, Gidget tells him the spell went wrong. Shortly thereafter Jory and Jake have a meaningful confrontation and Jory thinks maybe the spell has worked after all. What does it mean and with all this magic being performed what will the consequences be?

Playing with Magic Book 1: Hex on the Ex is an enjoyable and fun read about the beginning of one man’s self discovery with several moments of well written humor. Gabrina Garza has created several fascinating and fun supporting characters I’d like to read more about and even though Jory is a likable character he can be a little frustrating at times. If you’re a Boston Red Sox fan (as I am) or an Indiana Jones fan there is a spicy sex scene in Hex on the Ex you will appreciate! I’m looking forward to the sequel Playing with Magic Book II: Spell from Hell to find out what happens with these characters next.

His Song


Book Title: His Song
Author: J. M. Snyder
Publisher: Fictionwise
Publisher URL: http://www.fictionwise.com/
ISBN: N/A
Genre: M/M
Rating: 2 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx


Krish is an athlete who was into sports all the time, except for his love for Dane, and helping out at the restaurant. His jealousy of others, when it comes to Dane, will take him on a roller coaster ride if he let them.

Dane is a shy skinny blond kid who is talented and needs the dependence of others for his confidence all the time. His love for Krish is the center of his life and when the turn of events happens with Randy Blake, it’s not what he expected.

There was not much to this story and although it centered on the two characters, it left you wanting to end it. I had no problem with the relationship between Krish and Dane, but nothing more to it.

The High Priestess


Book Title: The High Priestess
Author: Parhelion
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publisher URL: http://www.torquerepress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60370-336-9
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Historical
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx


Professor of history, Cassandra Putney has been told to look for work elsewhere because a man was better qualified for the job. Now she’s told her fiancé that she is not for just having babies and feels a need to visit her closest friend Elaine Gray, who is an actress in Hollywood. After a nap, she is in the bathroom dressing for the evening she encounters a big cat that takes a liking to her and continues to follow her around the house. Being confused was a problem for Cassandra and she was having a very hard time accepting her feelings for Elaine.

Elaine Gray is her Hollywood name who has been dubbed the “The High Priestess” because there was no scandal surrounding her at all. She took pleasure in putting on the face that would make anyone feel uncomfortable for some time. Elaine will do anything for Cassandra without thought for herself. Now that she knows her fiancé has decided not to marry her, it makes their lives a lot less complicated.

The High Priestess was well written and very entertaining about the Hollywood glamour lifestyle. All of the characters had such an important role and they would not have been able to function without each other. This setting was during the Depression Era and the demand was great for films make money. The descriptions of the clothing made you want to see every item on Elaine for each photo shoot she did.

Emerald - Eternal Rapture


Book Title: Emerald - Eternal Rapture
Author: KyAnn Waters
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Publisher URL: http://www.ellorascave.com/
ISBN: 978-1-41991-617-5
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx


When Selene Ferrell arrives at the castle for the weekend to appraise some emerald artifacts for Anthony, she starts have visions of being someone else. Now that she remembers who she is, their life cannot get any better except that someone wants her dead. What she has to face is the person who did damage to her in the past without causing Anthony and her death. She has a chance at a future again and will do whatever it takes to grasp it with him.

Anthony Mager, an immortal who has lived thousands of years with his love for Cleopatra who is now Selene and each new life onto the next one. All he wants is for her to remember who she is and get on with the love they have shared over the years. As he listens at the door and discovers what she is keeping secret from him and how brave she is to confront her killer his love is even more overwhelming for her.

Emerald - Eternal Rapture is a fabulous story about immortality and one could only hope for this kind of life. The characters in this story are very enthralled with each other and live to start another life of love easily. KyAnn Waters write of a beautiful love story with betrayal from a loved one does not deter their love from ending. This is the first book in a series to come out and anxiously awaiting the next one.

Through the Dark


Book Title: Through the Dark
Author: Mychael Black and Shayne Carmichael
Publisher: Phaze Books
Publisher URL: http://www.phaze.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59426-818-2
Genre: Paranormal M/M Historical Romance
Nymph Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Jeremy Waters enters a tavern located in North Wales; he is on a mission to free his cousin who is being held prisoner there at the monastery. Mourning the loss of his lover, Grey Constantine is drowning his sorrow in ale when he is angered by a statement made by Jeremy. Grey attempts to attack Jeremy but is easily subdued. In that brief contact, both men recognize the attraction between them.
Things don’t go as planned, so Jeremy and his cousin seek out Grey for help. Returning to Wales with Grey, after restoring his cousin to his family in London, Jeremy learns that Grey has an affinity towards wolves; Grey is happy to learn that Jeremy is a werewolf and his mate.

Through the Dark is a fabulous story full of emotions, an outstanding plot with well-defined characters. Grey is tormented by a greedy older brother plotting to steal income from the Keep; Grey also suffers from memory loss when his emotions are out of control. Jeremy is strong and compassionate who can calm and balance Grey with a touch. The incomparable team of Mychael Black and Shayne Carmichael continue to present exceptional tales of intense love scenes, a touch of humor, and persuasive schemes. This is another of the fantastic duo’s stories I hope to see more of in the future, very enjoyable.

The Sweet Flag


Book Title: The Sweet Flag
Author: Jeanne Barrack
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: http://www.loose-id.net/
ISBN: 978-1-59632-694-1
Genre: LGBT Paranormal
Nymph Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx


Paranormal Investigator Brandon Keats specializes in Civil War phenomenon and is searching for evidence of gay paranormal activity. When he comes across the story of Matthew Hardesty, Brand feels he has finally come across a story worth investigating. He goes to confront the ghost holding vigil over the fallen hero’s grave.

Ron Tayvail has learned of Brand’s inquires about the legend of the "The Vigilant Soldier". He has guarded Matthew’s grave and story for years. What starts out as a plan to discourage Brad from seeking further query, turns into Ron finding the man he wants to share the rest of his life with.

Jeanne Barrack has written a story filled with love, passion, and deeply rooted sorrow in The Sweet Flag. The settings, plot, and historical references are written to entice you and draw you into the book. The characters are strong and each brings something unique to the story. Watching the truth unfold and the budding relationship Brand and Ron grow and flourish was sweet and sensual at times. Their erotic encounters varied from loving making to raw sweltering ardor. It’s been a while since I’ve read a story that grabs you from so many different angles and holds on to your mind until the very end. The Sweet Flag is a must read that will transfix and elate lovers of the genre.

Point of Combustion


Book Title: Point of Combustion
Author: Dawn Ryder
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Publisher URL: http://www.ellorascave.com/
ISBN: 9781419916120
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Mystical Nymph

Mia Kerstin is a twenty-four year old woman of Korean descent who tries to honor the wishes of her parents, but leads a double life filled with her unacceptable friend, short, showy clothes and evenings spent twirling on the dance floor. Still living at home, Mia tries to be the obedient daughter, even allowing her parents to parade ‘suitable’ young men before her as possible husbands. The trouble is that none of these weak-willed men interest her, which is why she remains a virgin. She wants excitement, fire, and passion in a man, which is exactly what she gets when she’s thrust into the middle of a vicious power struggle, and straight into Trace Kocourek's strong arms.

When an old enemy threatens Mia, Trace steps forward to help his Special Forces buddies by protecting a young, innocent woman caught in the crossfire of a personal conflict she’s unaware of. He can’t explain it, but from the first moment the tough, jaded ex-soldier sets eyes on the dark-haired beauty, keeping Mia safe becomes the most important job of his life. He’s willing to kill to make certain that no one touches her…that is, no one but him, and he has every intention of keeping her for himself.

Point of Combustion is a stand-alone novel but runs almost concurrent with Challenge Protocol, sharing its world and its characters. In this newest release, Ms. Ryder writes a fun, fast-paced tale filled with witty dialogue, action, danger, suspense and blistering hot sex. Her two characters, Mia and Trace, are individuals who are totally dissimilar in size, ethnic background, world experience, and life expectations. Yet the desire between them threatens to erupt almost from their first meeting, both falling hard for the other. Then add in a villain who deserves to have a knife shoved between his ribs and you have all the components needed for a story that races from beginning to end.

When Darkness Falls


Book Title: When Darkness Falls
Author: Chris Morrow
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
Publisher URL: http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60168-102-7
Genre: Horror
Nymph Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Satyr Vael


Marty is on the verge of marriage...and having cold feet. So when the opportunity arises to go on a short camping trip with friends, he goes for it. While the group is out, they meet up with a group of sorority sisters and the night turns into a party ripe for fun. Joined by some bikers and the weird women they picked up, Marty and his friends find themselves suddenly thrust into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with creatures none of them ever believed existed.

When Darkness Falls is not a romance, but it's a great little story. At only thirty pages, it combines the feel-good vibes of a fun camping trip, the antics of young men and women looking for a little more than conversation, and an intense chase in a forest with vampires. The blurb on the publisher's website says: "If you loved Salem's Lot you're sure to like When Darkness Falls!" I totally agree. If you like vampire horror stories that are reminiscent of classic vamp flicks, then give When Darkness Falls a shot. I give it 3 Nymphs.

Melting the Ice Queen


Book Title: Melting the Ice Queen
Author: Laura Miks
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
Publisher URL: http://www.cobblestone-press.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60088-257-9
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx


Kat David has gotten herself into something she did not want but she is not the type to bow out. After reading an excerpt from a romance book and finding it lacking she blurts out to a co-worker her real feelings. Now she is challenged to write a steamy sex scene or go out on a fixed blind date. Instead she decides to write a short story that will not go well for her because she thinks it is not good enough. Even her toys can’t give her the relief she needs so she turns to another co-worker, who has had the hots for her, and he does a much better job of satisfying her.

Melting the Ice Queen is a story that got you hot from the very beginning and stayed that way all the way to the ending. Laura Miks has written sex scenes that had me wanting to try each of them in every location described. When Kat realizes that she is no different from the other ladies, it makes her transition from New York to Florida go much easier that she thought it would. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this short quickie and look forward to her next book.

The Guardian


Book Title: The Guardian
Author: Shayne Carmichael
Publisher: Phaze
Publisher URL: http://www.phaze.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59426-812-0
Genre: M/M/Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Nymph Rating: 5 nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Woodland Nymph


Bryan just celebrated his nineteenth birthday and received a gift from his guardian that is not only priceless but rich in historical value as well. Bryan has never met his guardian, yet dreams of him and swears he has felt him there in his room as he drifts off to sleep. After his guardian arranges a meeting for him with a well known violin instructor, he’s even more determined than ever to meet him and comprises a plan to sneak into the man’s gated home.

Jaden St. Ives is Bryan’s guardian and has, what he believes, are good reasons for staying away from him. Even so he has always watched over Bryan and done whatever he could to make sure all opportunities were available for him. When Bryan succeeds in getting into his home Jaden isn’t upset; in fact he’s more than happy to finally have the opportunity to introduce himself to the young man.

Once Bryan meets Jaden many mysteries are resolved for him and he begins to understand why he’s dreamed of this man for so long. Soon after arriving and with the consent of his guardian, Bryan moves in and quickly finds he has an endless hungering need for Jaden. Wanting Bryan just as much, Jaden continuously finds ways to show him and when Bryan admits to being in love with his guardian, Jaden is happier than he’s ever been. Will Jaden be able to forgive himself for past mistakes and accept he has the right to be happy as much as anyone?

The Guardian is a beautiful and at times poetic love story. Bryan is a truly wonderful and self assured character who is as perfect for Jaden as Jaden is for him. Shayne Carmichael has created a setting with an almost ethereal quality and I came away feeling privileged to have had a look inside. I highly recommend The Guardian not only to fans of the m/m genre, but to any one looking for a first-rate love story.

An Angel's Blade


Book Title: An Angel's Blade
Author: Mary Winter
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: http://www.loose-id.net/
ISBN: 978-1-59632-683-5
Genre: Futuristic/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Nymph Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Satyr Vael


Zahra is a Blade -- a fighter devoted to destroying the Necromancers and zombies that plague the city where she lives. Despite her incredible strength and resolve, she knows she can't do it all alone. Zahra seeks out someone to help her and finds what she's looking for in Dashtu, a half-angel man. Now she just needs to convince Dashtu to help her, and if it means giving up her body to the gorgeous fighter, she'll do it. The hard part is protecting her heart.

Dashtu swore off Blades when the one he'd worked before with died in his arms. Then he meets Zahra and all bets are off. He tries to avoid getting too attached, but soon realizes it's pointless to resist her allure.

When the two find a group of orphans deep within the Necromancers' compound, it's going to take everything they both possess to get everyone out alive.

An Angel's Blade is rich in details, from the zombies' wails to the city itself, but where it really shines is the intense attraction between Zahra and Dashtu. Out of bed, they mesh perfectly; complementing each other's fighting skills. In bed, they burn down the house with unbridled passion and need.

Dashtu is a blessedly dark character, not pure and full of white light like one would expect from even a half-angel. He oozes strength and sex appeal, and his devotion, whether he likes it or not, is admirable. Zahra is a breath of fresh air as far as heroines go. She kicks ass, but still has tenderness in her that reminds the reader they're reading a strong woman.

If you're looking for an unusual story full of non-stop action and hot, sensual love scenes, then I highly recommend An Angel's Blade. I give it 4 Nymphs.

Foreign Boys


Book Title: Foreign Boys
Author: Laura Baumbach, Ally Blue, William Maltese
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
Publisher URL: http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60168-055-6
Genre: M/M Erotica
Nymph Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Wayne In Spain by William Maltese 5 Nymphs
Wayne is a sophomore at the University in Madrid. While attending an informal introduction party for faculty and students, Wayne is approached by Professor Alejandro Turpendo Lucano Selendoreso de Lorez who offered to pay him for sex. Wayne is not poor, but the extra cash would come in handy. Upon the death of their parents, Wayne and his lazy older brother Jorge became co-owners of the family home Castillo del Balneario. One night Jorge, who had been living at the castle, comes to Wayne claiming the castle is haunted and they should sell it. Wayne had never trusted Jorge, so decided to consult Professor Paolo de Cruz, but to get an audience with the professor, Wayne had to meet him dressed in S&M gear which was much appreciated by Prof. Cruz, and the start of a new career for Wayne and his castle.

That Voodoo by Ally Blue 5 Nymphs
Doug is strolling down the streets of St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica looking for male hookers when he comes across what appeared to be a young female, but on closer view, turns out to be a beautiful male with an alluring scent that Doug can’t resist. His name is Antoine. After spending the night with him, Doug soon learns that Antoine is sinister, addictive and a lot more than the dark, sultry hooker he appears.

Dark Side of the Moon by Laura Baumbach 5 Nymphs
Harley Scott, who refused to give up the life of a hustler, is on the run trying to elude two Eliminators on his trail. Word of his being shot in the head by a customer caused the vampire elders to label Harley a defective vampire. Traveling across the Canadian Territories with few of his vampire instincts working, Harley is rescued from the Eliminators by a trucker who delivered him to a small town in the north where he met Matt Rush. Not until after they had mated did Harley realize that he had been claimed by a werewolf.

Foreign Boys is a fascinating tale of rent boys. Each story is set in a different country with well-developed characters, a dash of spice and a touch of humor. The three stories presented by three phenomenal authors, radiate with dark erotic magnetism that keeps you captivated. I enjoyed these stories immensely and was particularly intrigued with Dark Side of the Moon.

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Book Title: Icon
Author: Louisa Trent
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: http://www.loose-id.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59632-684-2
Genre: BDSM Historical Paranormal
Nymph Rating: 2 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx


Taracut is Lord over a kingdom in Northumbria and not happy to be in the position. He was given the land as a reward from the king and now wishes he had never taken it. Being a man growing up with suppressed emotions, it was hard for him to sit and receive the people when he only wanted to be left alone completely. What this man wanted was a deep dark lust of very graphic sex that no normal person would partake of.

Noci has inherited her abilities as a cruet, a person who heals souls in distress from her mother who also had shocking white hair. She was warned in a vision about Taracut who she attaches herself to with thoughts of completing her mission, to make him experience emotions from one end of the spectrum to the other. The fact that she allows Taracut to do all those things to her and enjoyed almost every moment of it says she is just as bad as he is when it comes to sex.

Icon is not what you would expect from the title alone and I was a little disappointed because of how long it took to bring the two characters together. Once they’re together deceit, lust, sex and love is all there for you to watch between them. It was a little daunting for me to accept when a man can decide when to ejaculate on cue, but after meeting his true love that changed very quickly. After suppressing his feelings for so long and not allowing anyone close to him, in breezes Noci who gets past all those suppressed feelings without his realization of it even happening to him.



Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, BDSM (including birching, chain bondage, encagement), fisting, exhibition/public sex, masturbation with accoutrement, MFM interaction, penetration with dubious consent, violence, voyeurism.