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Closing The Circle Book Review

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By Jeanette Stevens

ISBN 978-1-60054-193-3

Tales of the Slave Girl Edition

Published by

Love You Divine

www.loveyoudivine.com

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The Book:

When the wise woman of the tribe saves a warrior from being killed, she takes him to her home and heals his wounds. Then she makes him her slave. Making the brave warrior stoop to do menial tasks that he considers women’s work, Naimh further humiliates him by making him dress in women’s clothing. Barra resists her at first, but her power is too strong for him to overcome, and he finally relents and serves the woman in all the backbreaking work she assigns him. When Naimh tends to his sore muscles and the ministrations take a sexual turn, Barra is confused by her intentions. As the two come to know one another, Barra learns of the secret Naimh has been keeping, but will she allow her slave to serve her in ways that can only bring ecstasy and fulfillment to them both?

The Review:

This is another treat from Jeanette Stevens. I truly enjoyed this story about a strong woman who is sure of her power and her place in the universe, and yet is vulnerable and must learn to trust even as she demands another trusts in her. As the story unfolds and the journey both Naimh and Barra are taking in their different roles, the reader is drawn into the psyche of both people. You will find yourself rooting for them as they learn to trust one another, learn form one another, and teach one another the true depths of love. Don’t miss reading this one.

From Both Sides of Darkness Book Review

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From Both Sides of Darkness

By Jeanette Stevens

ISBN 1-60054-067-8

Published by

Love You Divine

www.loveyoudivine.com

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The Book:

This is a collection of six stories that involve shape shifters and other undead characters who lead the leaving to the next realm.

The Review: Ms. Stevens has woven a magical spell with this collection of stories. This is the best collection of true erotica I have ever read. From the beginning in Elana’s Gift I was transfixed and unable to stop reading. The author’s flowing writing style wraps around the reader, drawing them into the story as she weaves tales that will hold you captivated and spellbound.

From Both Sides of Darkeness is not to be missed!

Book Review: Cat’s Curse by Kelly Heckart

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CAT’S CURSE

by Kelley Heckart

Author Name: Kelley Heckart

Author Website: www.kelleyheckart.com

Book Title: Cat’s Curse

Series: Dark Goddess Trilogy

Genre: Celtic historical romance/fantasy

Length: Novel length

Publisher: www.awe-struck.net

Buy Link:
http://www.king-cart.com/Awe-Struck/category=Kelley+Heckart/exact_match=exact

Rating: 4 Cards

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The Book:

Cardea lives alone in the forest and stalks her prey by night, living on the blood of others. One night she finds herself on the business end of a sword held by the hand of the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen. Unable to take her mind off him, Cardea manages to appear wherever he is; yet the man seems uninterested in her.

Aedan mac Gabrain has been cursed. In fact, the witch, Cat Anna who stalks the forests as a black cat, cursed his whole family. Aedan’s brother didn’t believe the curse, and now he’s also a black cat. All Aedan has to do is find the witch and force her to reverse the curse. Of course there’s one little problem. The most beautiful woman he’s ever seen appears everywhere he goes and keeping his hands off of her is getting more difficult with each passing moment. But if he touches her he knows he’ll be joining his brother as a black cat.

The Review:

This is a solidly written tale that is romantic and charming. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and was totally caught up in the magic and romance. Ms. Heckart has written an entertaining tale that combines both history and fantasy in a way that will enchant the reader. Definitely put this one in your “I’m gonna read it next” pile!

Book Review: Bound by Blood: The Awakening by C.H. Scarlett

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Bound By Blood: The Awakening

Author Name: C.H. Scarlett
Author Website: http://chscarlett.net
Book Title: Bound by Blood: The Awakening
Series (if any): Yes, this book is the first in its series.
Release Date: February 14th, 2009
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Paranormal. sub-genre–romance/erotica
Length: 714 pages (includes glossary)
Publisher: Dark Roast Press http://darkroastpress.com
Buy Link: http://www.darkroastpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20

Rating: 4 Cards

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The book:

Before the earth existed, there dimensions where doors opened to other dimensions and twelve powerful and ancient bloodlines existed. Though others have forgotten, the Crone has not and she is the only one who can still read the writing on the wall. Taking a young girl of the blood to the cave with her, the Crone enters the secret room and the girl watches as a time forgotten appears before her. Like a ghost unable to comment or interfere with what she sees, the girl must watch and feel everything before her.

Samanthra Lmpir is one of seven sisters born under the same stars on the same day, and she’s high priestess of their clan. Samanthra’s father has kept the sisters apart all of their lives and claims it’s for their own good, especially Samanthra’s. He claims that he is protecting her from the “awakening” and a curse, but his intentions may not be as caring as he hopes she will believe.

Now the festival of Beal-Tene has arrived and Samanthra’s father has ordered his daughters to stay away, but Samanthra must attend. As high priestess, she can’t miss the celebration, so she and her sisters defy their father’s orders and begin their journey.

Samanthra has told no one of her dreams of a man she can’t quite see in her mind’s eye, yet when she arrives at the festival, he’s there; at the pub, he’s there. And he is determined to claim her.

The Review:

Bound by Blood is a romantic, poetically written story that takes the reader on a journey like no other I’ve read. Full of beautiful imagery, spells and poetry, this is a book to get lost in. The author has written a wonderful, magical, spellbinding tale that will capture the reader’s imagination, as well as their heart. This is a “don’t miss this book” read!