Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Starlight Rite

Title: The Starlight Rite
Author: Cherise Sinclair
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-831-0
Genre: {M/F}, BDSM, Sci-Fi
Rating: Golden Blush Award
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amazon Nymph

Mella survives an attempt on her life and ends up becoming a thief in order to get back to Earth so she can take proof that her husband murdered three people in the attempt on her life. Unfortunately for her, Mella’s last victim happens to be the head of the Enforcers on Nexus and she ends up becoming his slave under the sentence given her.

I have to say that I was a little apprehensive about reading The Starlight Rite, as it is a major departure from the contemporary setting of Ms. Sinclair’s other books. I should not have worried as the author once again has a winner. The author has created a very rich society that gives us a different approach to crime and punishment. A reader will understand the explanations of Nexus laws very easily. Mella’s beliefs will cause a lot of emotional angst as she learns the difference between Earth’s expectations and Nexus laws.

The chemistry between Mella and Dain is explosive and I suggest that ice and fans be kept on hand. Mella has to learn to trust Dain, but almost becomes a victim again before she does. There is a little bit of a twist at the end when Mella attends The Starlight Rite with Dain and ends up getting more than she bargained for. This story is very fast paced and a reader will be hard pressed to put it down. This is one that will be read again and again and I hope there is more about Nexus in the future.


Cherise Sinclair said...

And I was a little apprehensive writing it. I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for an awesome review!


Amazon Nymph said...

You're welcome.