"Bangs weaves demonic magic"
Nina Bangs is back with her second tale in the Wicked
series, and it's wicked fun from start to finish. The
premise is three brothers own the Castle of Dark Dreams.
Sort of a sexual Fantasy Island in an amusement park, but
without the annoying midget screaming, "Da Plane! Da
Plane!" This brother, Brynn McNair, must contend with Kim
Vaughn. And sparks do fly.
Poor Brynn, for five centuries he's a been a sex slave
(pity that). No matter who the woman is, when he's alone
with her, he wants to get down to the bare necessities and
do the wild thang. The piteous lad has been playing super
stud for women who love his sexy body, but don't look
beyond, and it's all a tad bit tedious. What is worse,
while he pleasures his current lady, he gains no
satisfaction. Guess he's been listening to that old Stones
tune..."I can't get no..." This makes our lad a wee bit
testy, as you can imagine. I mean, five hundred years and
not once? Poor chap! Only, while the spirit refuses, the
body is able...more than able. Any female, even sagging
granny (oooHHH don't go there!!) can have her wicked way
Kim is the black sheep in her family, and has rebelled
against the family tradition of being demon-hunters. She's
refused to follow in the family trade, and instead has
becoming an architect. She worships at the idol of suburban
soccer mums. Only, it is hard to lead an ordinary life when
you own a demon-detector, basically a cell phone that comes
with more than any Verizon blower promises. The family
dismissed it as no good, but Kim loved the personality-
riddled IA talkie, despite is demon-alert- warning going
off at the most inconvenient times. Since Kim has been
hired to make additions to Castle of Dark Dreams, you know
she is going to run afoul of Brynn and he is going to want
to bring her a higher love...uh hun...
Bangs once again pens a side-splitting, sexy tale that
dazzles and delights and leaves you hungry for the third
Posted June 25, 2006
Review for original Berkley Pub Group /
June 6, 2006 release -
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted November 20, 2006
A man who can't say no meets a woman who won't say yes...
A MAN WHO CAN'T SAY NO
Brynn McNair has spent the last five hundred years of his existence offering his body to any woman who desires him. The evil entity that created him has made sure that if he tries to resist the compulsion to play love slave, he suffers. So itís no wonder that he thinks of women as his enemy. Until he meets Kimberly Vaughn.
A WOMAN WHO WON'T SAY YES
Kim Vaughn is a demon hunter. Itís a family business and her destiny. But Kim is all about avoiding her destiny. She wants to marry an ordinary guy, have ordinary kids, live in an ordinary house, and work as an architect. No way does she want anything to do with a man who has paranormal connections. Until she meets Brynn McNair.
Kim comes to the Castle of Dark Dreams, the main attraction in a sexy theme park, to plan a few upgrades. She stays to join forces with Brynn and save Galveston from a supernatural takeover. Can a woman who wants to marry Mr. Ordinary and a man who thinks of love as sleeping with the enemy find happiness together? Youíd be surprised.