"Fantastic paranormal romance"
In 1423 Eastern Europe, Theron the incubus admires the
unrestrained ambition of Vlad of Wallachia, but detests the
wannabe world king since the mortal broke a promise he made
to him. Theron wonders if Vlad is "a few stars short in his
constellation" especially when it comes to his obsession
involving Lucia the virgin. Lucia has been kept apart from
men by magical means so that she remains pure in thought
and body when her betrothed Vlad comes to collect her as a
pawn in the battle with Moldavia. The Incubus decides that
Lucia is his instrument to teach the- would- be king a
lesson in mortal humility.
Still curious about the ways of men with women and
encouraged by Theron, Lucia breaks down the magic bonds.
Her action enables Theron to visit her with carnal dreams
when she sleeps. To his shock, Theron though lacking a
heart wants Lucia in the physical realm and his desires
seem to be forever to the bewildered Incubus; Lucia
reciprocates his deepest feelings. However, Vlad will not
sit idly by.
Lisa Cach continues her delightful romantic fantasies (see
COME TO ME) with this fine character driven tale. The
triangle on two planes makes for a fun time for the
audience who will believe that Incubi are real. Though the
rivalry seems a bit shallow as a prime story line, sub-
genre readers will enjoy the competition to gain the love
of Lucia, a likable female protagonist escaping from lonely
incarceration right into love.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted October 24, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 30, 2006