Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Magician’s Chains

Title: Magician’s Chains
Author: Michelle Polaris
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
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ISBN: 9781419928819
Genre: {M/M}, Fantasy, BDSM
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Jesse had wanted a life of adventure, one that took him as far away from his home town as possible. Unfortunately, when tragedy strikes all Jesse’s plans go out the window. Years later, things are finally coming to a head and it looks like the only one who can help him is Savin.

Michelle Polaris’ Magician’s Chains will please those who enjoy fantasy, as well as BDSM. The story is strongly written, pulling the reader in from the beginning and leaving them wanting to know both men’s secrets. There are many twists and turns in the story, a couple of which I did not see coming, that keep the story from becoming too predictable. The fantasy/BDSM concepts are evenly matched so that one does not overshadow the other.

Not only is the story strongly written but so are the characters. Jesse is grieving the loss of his parents and the life he always wanted. He is so full of anger, guilt and shame that he can no longer control his emotions and worries that he may just hurt someone. When it became clear everything Jesse had gone through, it was easy to understand the feelings that he has been holding in. I am surprised that he did not blow up more often. Savin, a magician and Fae Prince, comes by his magic naturally. Unlike most, his is heavily steeped in BDSM and I wondered how something like that would really go over in Vegas. The chemistry between these two men is very intense. Be prepared as they burn up the pages almost from the beginning.

This was one intense, sexy and intriguing story that I could not put down. Read it today, as you will not be disappointed.

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