"powerfully written paranormal erotic historical romance"
In 1899 in a South African hospital, Ducas Sangborne lies
dying when The Colonel, noticing the uncanny resemblance to
mercenary Dar St. Onge, recruits the latter to masquerade
as Ducas back in England. The Colonel believes that Dar
will easily gain entrance to mysterious Sangborne Manor. He
needs to uncover the identity of the traitor that caused
the death of many English soldiers on the battlefield.
Reluctantly, Dar accepts the undercover operation though he
is a bit shaken that the almost dead Ducas could have been
Dar arrives "home" faking amnesia to cover his lack of
knowledge about his parents, his home and himself (or
should that be of Ducas). To his surprise gypsy woman
Angene claims that she is his mistress, something he wants
very badly but as Dar, but not as a masked imitator. He
also fears entanglement will interfere with his mission and
his need to find out who is killing manor residents leaving
their blood drained like the Stoker's vampire.
THE FOREVER KISS is a powerfully written paranormal erotic
historical romance that contains a strong plot and two
intense, delightful protagonists. Though "twins" have been
used as a mechanism in many novels, the story line still
grips the audience from the moment the Colonel realizes
that Dar and Ducas must have been adjoined at the hip.
Though Thea Devine needs to leave out the unneeded shock
value profanities that no one, even a gangsta rapper, uses
in her manner of speaking, erotic romance readers will
still appreciate a well-written heated tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 19, 2003
There is desire in deception...
On a bloody Victorian battlefield, the penniless soldier
of fortune, Dar St. Onge, has just been recruited for a
covert mission to uncover the dark secrets of a mysterious
family by taking the place of its dying heir, Ducas
Sangbourne, a man who looks enough like him to be his twin.
...lust behind fear...
From the moment he arrives at Sangbourne Manor, Dar enters
a world of unimagined privilege and wealth, where every
decadent craving is gratified, every erotic fantasy is
fulfilled, and the sins of the past simmer just below the
surface. Dar must navigate a minefield of things he
doesn't know, and raw emotions he's never felt before to
even scratch the surface of the secrets of Sangbourne
Manor. But nothing can prepare him for the half-gypsy
Angene, who is determined to become Ducas's mistress.
Wholly feminine, exotically beautiful, and too suspicious
of him by far, she has the power to destroy himwhen
she isn't bringing him to his knees with her warm, willing
...and danger in total surrender.
Now, as darkness settles over Sangbourne Manor, a powerful
and unholy menace is gathering force, an unnatural
bloodlust that hides behind the veneer of society and
threatens everything Dar has ever wanted. In this opulent
world where everything has a price and no payment is too
steep, two suspicious lovers will have to learn to trust
each other as Dar battles body and soul to claim him woman
and his destiny.