"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 doomed.

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


Long ago Los Angeles became Crimson City, a glittering metropolis and sometime-battleground-sometime-home for humans, werewolves and vampires. Before that, demons ruled. And with the Crimson Veil now torn asunder, those demons are on their way back.

There exist those who oppose the Dark Ones: mystics attuned to the earth, the druids. From San Bernadino they come, sending one of their mightiest-their Draige-Uisge. He can shape energy, twist it to harm or heal. But he must have something to bend, and the requisite power can be summoned by one method alone…and from one source: the beauty Xiao Fei, the Phoenix Tear. Her blood is the key, along with her ecstasy; her union with Patrick means salvation. Yet in a world of vampires, werewolves and evil untamed, even a kiss can be deadly. Opposition lurks in every shadow, peril in every caress…and both redemption and oblivion lie in one woman being…SEDUCED BY CRIMSON.

Other books in the series:
  1. Crimson City by Liz Maverick - July 2005
  2. A Taste of Crimson by Marjorie M. Liu - August 2005
  3. Through a Crimson Veil by Patti O'Shea - October 2005
  4. A Darker Crimson by Carolyn Jewel - November 2005
  5. Seduced by Crimson by Jade Lee - March 2006
  6. Crimson Rogue by Liz Maverick - Apr 2006
  7. Shards of Crimson (anthology) - January 2007

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Seduced by Crimson
(Crimson City: Book 5)
by Jade Lee

Love Spell
March 1, 2006
Available: February 28, 2006
ISBN #0505526727
EAN #9780505526724
384 pages
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