Saturday, June 11, 2011


Title: Awakenings
Author: Scarlet Hyacinth
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Publisher URL: www.silverpublishing
ISBN: 9780986981920
Genre: {M/M/M/M} Fantasy
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Prince Aurus rushes to the secret place in the garden to meet his friends, twins Jaden and Chrys.  The three mermen are very fond of each other.  However, the twins are believed to be cursed and are scorned by Atlantean society; Aurus is the only one who cares about them, as well as helps Jaden and Chrys escape capture.  When Jaden is lured into the lair of powerful beast Vaar, Chrys and Aurus fear Jaden is in danger of vanishing, breaking the twins’ link forever.  

Awakenings is a marvelously written plot featuring taboo love, magic, scores of perils, in addition to a curse that could bring the wrath of the gods upon Atlantean.   The setting is the ocean city of Atlantis.  The characters are believable. Jaden is the quiet, reserved twin who sexually desires his twin, but he keeps his sinful affection well hidden.  Rather than admit his feelings, Jaden pushes Chrys away.  What Jaden did not realize is that Chrys has the same unspoken desires for Jaden.   

Chrys is the impulsive brother with a quick temper.  Chrys is torn between winning Aurus’ love and losing Jaden.  Aurus loves both Jaden and Chrys, although he wants Chrys as a lover.  It was not until Jaden is missing that Aurus admitted to himself that he wanted both twins as his lover.  Vaar lay slumbering for years at the bottom of the ocean in a region known as the forbidden zone.  The emotional tug he felt from Jaden awakens Vaar as well as prompted Vaar into rescuing the three mermen and claiming them as his mates.   Scarlet Hyacinth has created a breathtaking as well as an emotionally expressive saga that I enjoyed immensely.  

Content advisory: This book includes twincest.

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