The 2nd book, which continues the story of the pestilence that destroyed the grapevines of Europe. The heroine in this book is unusual to say the least. I can honestly say I've never read a heroine like this. VERY erotic and well crafted. Not for the unadventurous reader, but I loved it.
Wow...this book was unlike anything I've read yet. I thought it was great! I wished it was longer. Maybe a little more in depth about their non-human sides. Not sure if what I'm meaning to say is character development. ?
You've got a hermaphrodite, a crazy bishop, and half human half "else world" people. This book is for the open minded. Can't wait to read the other 2.
Raine is the second book in Elizabeth Amber's The Lords of the Satyr series. Three brothers have been tasked with finding the Fairy King's daughters and marrying them to keep them safe from harm. Raine the second brother is already scarred from an unsuccessful first marriage that failed because of his ravenous sexual appetite. Needless to say he is definitely reluctant when it comes to finding the King's daughter. He finds her in Venice, Italy. Jordan has been raised as a man. She is the most unusual person because she actually has both male and female genitalia. When Raine sets eyes on her Jordan can't believe that a man can look at her as a woman when most of her life she has only been known as a man, especially when deep down inside intrinsically she knows she is a woman regardless of her mysterious sexuality.
I must admit when I first heard about this book I was intrigued. I mean who wouldn't be a little bit curious about a female character that has both a vagina and a penis! I went into this book knowing that it would be outrageous. Knowing that, this book did have its moments when it came to ridiculousness, but I didn't feel that Jordan's sexuality was one of them. What I had a problem with were the so called "bad guys". I just hate it when the bad guys get a lot of page space in a book. That is exactly what happened in Raine and I couldn't stand to read the demented ravings of the enemy. In this case there wasn't just one but two.
I did like Jordan's character and her internal struggle with whether or not she was a man or a woman. There were facets to her personality that suggested she enjoyed playing both parts. I was disappointed though with the conclusion to the story. Jordan and Raine have a major confrontation at the end of the book and I don't feel like things were resolved between them satisfactorily. I felt that Raine owed Jordan a huge apology because of that fight and it never came. The final sex scene seemed overly gratuitous when I would have liked to see them work through some of their earlier conflicts. I will give Ms. Amber kudos for her imagination though!
All I can say is WOW! This series is definitely not for the faint of heart. This is majorly sexually explicit and contains M/M scenes. Read at your own risk.
It starts out like a freak show at the circus with the heroine being put through her paces. The things they do to Jordan are disgraceful and they should be shot. When Raine enters the theater, I immediately thought "now there's a perfect match for him." I can't tell you why Jordan is part of the freak show but what a unique twist.
The bishop lusting after Raine really creeped me out. He has syphillis and is totally diseased and nasty yet he's still raping and killing male victims and chasing after Raine. UGH gross!
Even with their weirdnesses, I really liked both Raine and Jordan. Jordan fits into the Satyr family like she was born to it. I will enjoy their continued appearances in future books. Now if I could just get my hands on [book:Lyon|2951365]. Oh that sounds bad...get my hands on the book not the man though...
Very original story involving a hermaphodite as the heroine.
First book from the author I have read. Very different. This is not a book for the indifferent. It is very open minded. The warning was a really hot book and it was. I will caution anyone who reads this to know this is not typical romance. It is of a different world and what that what romance is yet to be explained. I will read the other in the series as they are all brothers. It made me blush and hide my book from others that I was reading it. However.I still want to read the others
Good but not quite as on fire as th first book. Elizabeth Amber finds a way to introduce homosexual sex within the confines of a heterosexual relationship by making the heroine a hermaphrodite. The device mainly works but this book doesn't boil as hot as the first in the series, Nicholas, mainly because there was less anticipation and not a strong love story. Also a couple of predictable villains and a pat ending that seemed to happen too fast.
Erotic, definitely one-of-a-kind, but I read Lyon first and the character relationships are stronger and more emotional in that book. Raine can be a real jerk sometimes. But don't let this book end the series for you!
It took me a while to suspend my disbelief, probably because this is the second book in the series, and probably because this was my first erotic paranormal. After becoming immersed in the world and the characters, I read it again and give it four stars.
This book (and the series?) is a bit gritty, rather grim, but ultimately very erotic. I am realizing that in erotic paranormals there are NO limits to exploring new ideas and whole new dimensions of sexuality.
Okay, Elizabeth Amber has presented me with a personal turnoff when it comes to my beloved smut books - a hermaphrodite. Perhaps it is the cruelty imposed on the heroine because of her physical form in the first 80 pages of the book is cruel to the reader. It was hard to read about the cruel ignorance of 1800 inflicted on a hermaphrodite, mixed with incredibly detailed and no doubt painstakingly researched historical correctness of Venice in 1800 and the odd choice of using a syphalitically deranged bishop as the plot twist. When the hero and heroine finally come together, so to speak, the book improves a great deal. For me, there are major holes in the plot and character development is ragged.
Believe me I have read much worse, this author definitely has talent and intelligence - I'm hoping she gets hooked up with a good editor to guide her along.
Another steamy book by Elizabeth Amber. Second in the Lords of Satyr series, this book had an interesting twist that I thought was going to be difficult to enjoy, but it turned out to be just as good as the first book, Nicholas.
** spoiler alert ** While I enjoyed the continuation of plot from the first book (three Satyr brothers sent out to find three half-human/half-fey women and wed them), the homoerotica was not something I was anticipating. Also, the sick and twisted mind of the bishop was not something I found myself wanting to delve into too deeply. He was just a tad more demented than the aunt in Nick and Jane's book, and while I didn't like her character, I really didn't like the bishop.
I understand the underlying them...more While I enjoyed the continuation of plot from the first book (three Satyr brothers sent out to find three half-human/half-fey women and wed them), the homoerotica was not something I was anticipating. Also, the sick and twisted mind of the bishop was not something I found myself wanting to delve into too deeply. He was just a tad more demented than the aunt in Nick and Jane's book, and while I didn't like her character, I really didn't like the bishop.
I understand the underlying theme (self-acceptance and all that), but I found it difficult to relate any further than that to the heroine, Jordan.
I will likely read on to Lyon's novel because I've read this far, but I don't know that I will re-read this novel
Great book! Continues story in a great way with unusual characters!
I found the plot contrived and the sex scenes were quite boring. But it was a fast read.
Nicholas was good but Raine is awesome!!!! Many more turns and twist that kept me guessing. The characters are compelling, even the bad guys. I just couldn't wait to see what would happen next.
good book love this series!
Well written erotica...and I was beginning to think the two were mutually exclusive! For those who enjoy this genre, this is a MUST READ. It is a well written story; the author is obviously a very talented writer (I read that Elizabeth Amber is a pseudonym for a best-selling author). The sex is essential to the story arc (as is the rule with this genre), and the characters are well developed. The details and history provide by the author are fabulous, Ms. Amber did her homework. In a story with sex interwoven into the plot, Ms. Amber still managed to provide the physical aspects refreshing twists. A very enjoyable read.
Not for someone who doesn't have an open mind when it comes to erotica. It was an ok read. I liked the 1st one better. I'll have to see if the 3rd one is any better.
Agree this was a very original story. Very erotic, too. Enjoyed it. 2nd book in the series.