"AWESOME series! I want more!"
A gate has been opened between Earth and the demon world of
Orcus. Not only does the gate allow the demons free access
to Crimson City, it sucks the life out of the Earth; if it
isn't closed everyone on Earth will die.
Patrick has been raised as a druid and as the Draig-Uisge
it is his responsibility to close the open gate. Thanks to
the studies of his mother, he knows he needs to find the
last Phoenix Tear -- an adopted Cambodian waif who years
previously, was the soul survivor the last time a demon
gate was closed.
Xiao Fei may have been raised by Americans, but as the
Phoenix Tear, knows she isn't just an ordinary girl. As a
hemophiliac, a cut could kill her; instead because of her
physic abilities she can self heal. More importantly, her
blood can change a turned vampire or werewolf human again
and it is her blood that can close a demon gate.
Wow! This is an excellent series! Jade Lee has written a
totally engrossing story that makes me want the next
installment and I really enjoy her writing style. SEDUCED
BY CRIMSON, I think, lives up to its title as Patrick and
Xiao Fei have a very seductive as well as sensual story. I
think more so than with some of the other action
paranormals I've read.
I found Patricks and Xiao Feis' relationship very
interesting. Both are immediately drawn to one another for
different reasons. However both have a very hard time
acknowledging the bond that is forming between them because
their relationship should be strictly business and is
Except I found it very funny that Patrick was positive that
clinical sex would close the gate; as well as Xiao Fei's
blood. How could he dare get his heart involved when he
knew that her blood would close the gate? Add to this - the
last time she was involved in closing a gate twenty- nine
Phoenix Tears died. Xaio Fei is only one Phoenix Tear...
who was loosing a lot of blood just trying to stay alive.
I have only finished reading one other book in this series.
There are so many characters I don't know how they over-
lap, however I think I might have "noticed" characters from
three other books. I'm going to have to continue reading to
find out if I'm correct! I don't know if it would be better
to read them in order or not. SEDUCED BY CRIMSON is more
sensual than the other story I read but just as action
packed. (I think this whole story encompasses three days!)
I highly recommend this series and can hardly wait to read
the next book!
Reviewed March 31, 2006
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted December 3, 2006