"An Engaging Fantasy Debut by a Gifted Author!"
Petra Field has a problem: She's got company coming over in
a few hours
and there's a large blood stain in the middle of her rug.
does eliminates it. Although the child of two very talented
has no magic herself, but recognizes the results of
wizardry when she sees
it. She calls Rapid Renovations to come over and take care
of the problem,
no questions asked and no police.
Her real troubles begin when Emerald Renaissance Garments
and its owner,
Dugan, a Val Kilmer-look-a-like beat Rapid to the job.
can cover up the unsightly stain for a few hours, but needs
to call in his
most-experienced wizard after the party.
When Vorador glides into Petra's home, it's lust at first
wizard is tall, dark, and handsome in his emerald green
robe. And from the
vibes he's putting off, she realizes he is a very powerful
almost as powerful as her father. The only hitch is she has
wizards. The last wizard she dated, and almost married, was
louse - - and well, she'd rather not go into the other
problems he'd caused
after she dumped him, but it's the reason why she wants to
police. So, as far as Petra is concerned, Vorador can make
disappear and then follow right along behind it.
Of course, it isn't that easy. Vorador must find out who
bloodstain to eliminate it permanently. Only that person's
remove the stain.
Thus begins the search for the source of the mysterious
blood. Along the
way, Petra and Vorador deal with magic holes, Bosco the
cat, pigs, a
bizarre Hotel California, Amazons, black magic, and their
attraction for one another. It's this attraction and how
they deal with it
that makes Ms. Anderson's book a must-read. The dialogue
between Petra and
Vorador is priceless. These two take full enjoyment in
ribbing each other,
while fighting the sizzling attraction, both literally and
between them. The scene in which the two finally make love
is worth the
whole price of the book. Totally creative, unique, and hot.
In her first-published book, Ms. Anderson shows she has
what it takes to
engage and hold the reader's attention from page one to the
characters and their stories are interesting, her dialogue
is snappy, and
her narrative style is fluid. So, readers of paranormal
there is a new and talented author in the genre.
Moni Draper for PNR Reviews
Reviewed by Moni Draper
Posted February 28, 2003
With enchanted blood on her carpet, a house full of
Merlin-wannabes unable to clean it up, a petulant cat, and
houseguests scheduled to arrive momentarily, Petra Field
needs a miracle. She gets a wizard, a whole lot of
sparks, and a man-sized hole in the middle of her living
room—a hole into which her feline promptly disappears.
Vorador hasn't felt so incompetent since his days as an
untried sorcerer. The girl who leaps after her cat and
his arms causes his simplest spells to backfire—quite
literally setting his hair ablaze. And though she claims
be no conjurer, he knows that he's never felt so
for Petra has a mesmerizing energy of her own: love.