"An engrossing paranormal erotica"
Drey is a young mage, out on her own, away from her family,
sent away by her family in the hopes she would learn how to
harness her magickal powers to do wondrous deeds. But she
becomes frustrated when she can't master any but the
simplest of magickal spells. Everything powerful seems
beyond her reach. She begins to feel she will never master
anything but Small Magick.
Frustration brings her to the outdoors, with her musical
pipes, where she happens across a natural magick circle and
decides to put it to use. In so doing, she accidentally
binds the Wind Spirit in human form, not quite sure how she
did it. Cyrus, as the spirit calls himself, sets himself to
the task of getting to know Drey quite intimately, and then
is ready to return to natural form. Unfortunately, since
she has no idea how she trapped him, she doesn't know how
to release him!
Only the mage who cast the spell can undo it, so they set
about trying to find away to free him, all the while
getting to know each other more and more, finding they
cannot resist the lure each other offers. The harder she
tries to free him, the more frustrated she becomes. When an
unknown stranger comes to town, also a powerful mage, Drey
offers to apprentice to him, in the hopes he can teach her
how to master her powers and free Cyrus to the spirit form
he needs. Drey learns much about herself and her powers
from this mystery mage, but he has a plan all of his own.
What does he want with her? Will she ever learn the secret
to unlocking the great powers she possesses and to freeing
Cyrus? And even if she does find the secret, will she ever
truly be able to let him out of her life?
This is the second in Ms. Midnight's Elementals series and
it is a delight! What a unique world she creates in her
stories... one which is hot enough to keep the reader
yearning for more. Cyrus and Drey are such individuals,
each with great powers of their own. Drey is a free
spirited young lady who desires above all else, the ability
to harness great power with her magick. Cyrus longs for his
freedom, but finds he quite enjoys the pleasures of the
flesh as well. Drey comes into her own in this story,
finding that the truly powerful ones get their strength in
the unlikeliest of places and ways.
There is enough intrigue as well, in the mysterious mage,
Kelsh, whose agenda is unknown, as are his origins. And the
details of the passionate love scenes, so inventive and
imaginative! The readers will want their significant others
at beck and call after reading this book, in hopes of
cooling the flames brought on by the details. Definitely
worth the time to read; and highly recommended for anyone
who likes a little adventure with their passion.
This reviewer eagerly awaits the next installment in this
innovative series, Tidal Treasures, due to be released in
the near future.
© Kelley A Hartsell, November 2002. All
Courtesy Love Romances
Posted November 30, 2003
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006
Drey comes from a long line of powerful mages. She laments that she has naught but small magick related to healing. Her life changes the day she discovers a magical circle near her cottage. For the first time, she concentrates on celebration and not her goal—and somehow manages to summon a wind spirit in a very appealing male form.
Cyrus believes Drey has bound him to pleasure her, and devotes himself to the task. The sensual experiences offered by his mortal body delight him, as does his beguiling mage. For a time, he is content to discover the mortal world and all it has to offer.
As lust leads to love, one problem remains—Drey has no idea how to reverse the spell she unknowingly wrought. Cryus is trapped in her world. To free him, she is willing to do anything, even apprentice herself to an unknown mage with an agenda of his own.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Book Length: Novel
Publisher's Note: This story was previously published by LTDBooks, under this title. It has been revised and expanded for Ellora's Cave.