"plot line has the potential"
Sebastian Rolle, a master Vampire, tries to save a pregnant
gypsy woman after a brutal attack. Her dying words to him
are about the prophecy regarding the child she is carrying
who is destined to mate with a demon - him - and save their
people. The baby girl disappears and after 30 years of
searching he finally finds her. Her name is Gitana, she has
been raised by her grandmother who speaks with the dead and
has heard the prophecy her entire life. She is now divorced
from her abusive werewolf husband, thought by her
grandmother to be the prophesized demon, and is rebuilding
her life as an herbalist.
The moment Sebastian walks into her shop and sees her, he
knows he wants her, and the attraction is reciprocated.
Dangers persists with the abusive ex-husband refusing to
give Gitana up, and as an Alpha of the pack, he has sends
his pack members to harass her. Gitana is not defenseless
though; she is a powerful Witch in her own right and has
warded her property against anyone who wants to do her
harm. Is Sebastian the Demon prophesized to be her mate and
if he is, how can he be the one to give her a child when
Vampires cannot reproduce? It turns out the Sebastian has
some talents unique to even a Master Vampire and once the
match is consummated some interesting changes appear to
both Sebastian and Gitana.
Mandy Roth is an inventive writer of romantica and I have
enjoyed her previous books. Gypsy Nights starts with a
great premise and shows terrific promise, good plot, great
characters but the book lacks the depth in what should have
been really interesting characters. I personally think that
if this book was fleshed out it would go from be a good
read to a great read as this plot line has the potential to
be worked into an entertaining series. The adult situations
seem to be a bit gratuitous and more for shock value that
good erotica. True, this is a shorter story, but I really
found myself wishing it were a longer story with fuller
character and background development.
Posted February 12, 2006
Reviewed by Leola Brooks
Posted November 21, 2006
Prophecy of peace....
Thirty years ago, Gypsy missionaries fought back against
the demons. In the midst of the struggle between good and
evil, a new type of vampire surfaced-one who was capable
of feeling compassion, love, remorse. Master vampire,
Sebastian Rolle disobeyed direct orders and tried to save
a pregnant gypsy's life. Upon her death, the woman
confessed that she was carrying the child that would one
day mate with a demon, forming a union that would end the
war between their races. Unable to save her, Sebastian
took her tiny baby girl to the safety of her own kind.
Promise of passion....
After thirty years of searching, Sebastian has finally
found the gypsy's daughter again. Gitana isn't the
screaming purple blob that he remembered her being. No,
now, she is a fully developed woman who threatens to make
his cold heart beat again. The very sight of her makes him
want to take her, love her, claim her.
Gitana had been married to a man who her grandmother
thought was the perfect demon mate. Her werewolf ex-
husband is still having issues letting go, and will stop
at nothing to get her back. The moment her sexy new
neighbor, Sebastian walks into her shop, she can't help
but think of nights full of passion and pleasure.
Who is the demon the prophecy foretold would mate with
Gitana? Is it the wolf or the vampire? Can they figure it
out before council members descend upon them to stop the
fulfillment of the prophecy? Who will survive when
passions run high and danger is all around?
Rating: This story contains mature situations, graphic violence, strong language, explicit sex, a threesome, anal sex, and oral sex. It is not intended for the faint of heart.