"Wonderful blend of Celtic and Paranormal Romance!"
This story concerns the lives of some of the characters we
were introduced to in THE FOX PRINCE, however, VIXEN
PRINCESS takes place sever years later. Our story now has
Nesta as the heroine, the sister of Tryffin. Having wed
Gwydion, Nesta found true happiness, only to lose it when
the love of her life dies and leaves her a widow. Her
niece, Enid, Tryffin and Aelfrida's daughter, is currently
staying with Nesta and trying to get poor Nesta married. Of
course, the only suitors Nesta has don't arouse a sense of
anything but disgust in her.
A new war chief of all the Celtic people is about to be
named, Arthur ap Uther. Arthur and his entourage are
heading to Silchester for the naming and Nesta plans on
accompanying them. Since her husband's death, Nesta has
been the leader for Tauton and she plans on fighting in her
husband's place. Naturally, Enid fears for her aunt and
tries everything in her power to dissuade Nesta from doing
so by trying to persuade to get married. When Arthur shows
up at Tauton, along with Mabon, his second-in- command,
Nesta realizes she is attracted to Mabon.
When the party reaches Silchester, Enid goes to the bishop
in residence and asks for his aid in keeping Nesta from
fighting. How this aid manifests itself is not exactly what
Enid had in mind.
Mabon finds himself attracted to Nesta, but feels unworthy
of her. As a Celtic princess, Nesta is way above Mabon in
social standing. Mabon has no royal blood in his veins and
he's scarred from the fire which took his parents. Fighting
his attraction, Mabon is suddenly beset by the ghost of
Nesta's dead spouse, Gwydion. Of course, Mabon is only one
who can see and hear Gwydion and Gwydion is determined to
see Mabon and Nesta wed!
Will Nesta engage in fighting? Will her suitors give up and
leave Nesta alone? Will Mabon and Nesta ever act on their
feelings? Will the ghost ever stop plaguing Mabon?
VIXEN PRINCESS is a wonderful blend of paranormal and
Celtic romance. Cornelia Amiri has done a wonderful job of
blending the two together and bringing the Celtic era to
life in this wonderful romance. And the fact Mabon is the
only one who can interact with the ghost leads to some
really funny scenes and misunderstandings because of what
Mabon says to Gwydion. I really loved the fact we got to
see what happens to the characters from THE FOX PRINCE as
well. The time period is realistically portrayed, right
down to the battles between the Celts and the Saxons.
Cornelia Amiri obviously did her research before ever
beginning to write this story. The characters all remain
true to themselves, the action is non-stop and I loved
Gwydion! This is one Celtic/Paranormal romance I recommend!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 12, 2006