Sunday, June 20, 2010

Review: Dane by Elizabeth Amber

Lords of Satyr #5
by: Elizabeth Amber
$14.00 trade paperback
Aphrodesia Publishing
Historical Erotica
Released: June 2009

Alright. I've finished the book and taken a cold shower, so now I'll begin. The book takes place in the 1880s in Italy, and centers around a group of ElseWorld beings known as Satyrs. They are a group ruled by their sexual nature.
Dane is a Satyr who's come to Earth to escape a past he can't remember, only to find a future that looks bleak. He's been ordered to marry a human, so he enlists the help of an ElseWorld matchmaker. One look at her, though, has him thinking less about his duties, and more about getting her out of that bodice.

From the moment Dane steps into her office, Eva knows he'll be trouble. The sexual heat that sizzles between them is undeniable, but inappropriate, since he needs her help in finding a wife. As the passion between them peaks, they finally succumb to their carnal urges. But while Eva willingly gives him her body, she must never give him her heart. For she has a secret, one that means the end to her freedom if ever found out.

As shadowed enemies from a past he can't remember close in, he'll need Eva's help to unlock the secrets in his mind before it's too late. For there's more than their lives on the line if they fail, it's also their hearts.

Carla says:

This was my first foray into erotica, and while I've read some steamy romances in the past, I was unprepared for the intensity of the book. I was a bit lost in the first few chapters, but I think that's more from jumping into the series with book 5 than the writing. I liken it to jumping into the middle of a conversation-it takes you a bit to figure out what's going on.

And I did. The characters did a good job speaking to me, and I was able to easily picture them as the book progressed. The emotional aspect of the book did its job. When Dane and Eva slept together the first time, I cheered. When Gaetano proposed marriage, I hoped she wouldn't accept.

Overall, while the book isn't something I would have picked up in the store, I did enjoy reading it.

Carla gives this book a


Annette says:

I have enjoyed all of the Lords of Satyr and Dane was no different for me. I enjoy a book that the men are strong but yet have a part of them that is left vulnerable because of who and what they are and the women are all very strong and meet whatever life throws at them head on. Dane and Eva defiantly lived up to my expectations of what the next Satyr generation should be. Bring on Bastian, I’m ready.

Annette gives this book a

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