Title: In The Spirit
Author: C.R. Moss
Publisher: eXtacy Books
Genre: Erotic Fiction, Ménage, Paranormal, Romance
Length – # OF PAGES: 82
Other: * M/F * Multiple Partners * Voyeurism
Pagan & Pagan Elements: Yes/Yes
Card Rating: — 3
Reviewed by: Jes L’Heureux
About The Book:
Can love heal Death’s soul?
Tresa Grauenvoll had the perfect life. Beautiful, intelligent, engaged to Jurgen Elman, lord of a vast estate, she couldn’t have wished for more. Then two weeks before her wedding, Tresa is accused of the ultimate betrayal–treason. Sentenced to die by the love of her life, she’s hanged for crimes she did not commit. As her life ebbs away, supernatural intervention transforms her from country gentry to Grim Reaper, exiles her to a foreign land and forces her to harvest souls. For centuries she has waited for the man who condemned her to cross paths with her once again so she can exact her revenge.
Immortal Ned Odognagap and his girlfriend, Katie, are witnesses for Artim and Jenna’s Halloween wedding and conversion ceremony that will change Jenna from human to immortal. It’s the perfect time of year for the events since the veil between worlds is thinnest and those who have passed can join the festivities.
Ned has one problem, though. Tresa, the woman he knew and loved when he was called Jurgen, has returned with a vengeance. Can Ned withstand Tresa’s torment long enough, without driving Katie insane in the process, to find out and explain what happened that fateful day and tell Tresa he loves her still? Or will he and Katie succumb to death’s ire?
In the Spirit is the sequel to C.R. Moss’s Holiday Spirits which I did not have the pleasure of reading, but this is a story that stands alone and doesn’t require reading the first in its series. The story sets out about the Grim Reaper Tresa, who in her past was scorned by her lover and fiancé Jurgen, who sentenced her to die for crimes she did not commit. And as they say of a woman scorned, she always held the hate and anger of her thwarted life and love. Now the story progresses and it’s hundreds of years since that day and Tresa comes across the immortal Ned, who she is drawn to only to realize that he is her long ago lover, Jurgen.
This was a cute story in the little tortuous things that Tresa did to Ned/Jurgen throughout the story. Moss was able to keep the story alive with the little nuances of feelings and scent memory. I enjoyed the ebb and flow as the story wove from the past to the present, slowly advising the reader about the whole story of what has occurred with these two.
The writing was what I have come to now expect with C.R. Moss, in that it was clear and captured the reader’s interest in wanting to learn more and read more. This is a nice quick read for anyone who is looking for an escape on a weekend afternoon.
Pagan Elements: ~
In terms of Pagan elements, there is discussion in regards to Germanic Gods and Goddesses, the concept of immortality and rites and rituals on Samhain.
Cover (Rated 1-10):
7 – The cover page is well rendered, and definitely pretty to look at. What draws me to it is the contrast of the title to the overall colour scheme alongside the rendered figures, their eyes are well eye-catching.
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