I absolutely love those old 1950s B-flicks set it in Outer
Space, so I guess I'm already set up to enjoy this kick-
arse, sizzling debut of Sunny (one name like Cher!). She
penned a Sci-Fi Fantasy erotica that shows a tremendous
amount of talent in her debut book. Her editor must be high
on her, because there are several more Mona Lisa books
already in the offing. This is fantasy remember, so suspend
your questions and just kick back and enjoy.
A humanoid race called the Monére came to Earth from the
moon 4,000 years ago. These 'moonies', Children of the Moon
are ruled by 'Queens'. These females have the ability to
summon the moon's rays and sort of regenerate, empowering
them to live long lives ala Queen of the Damned. Totally to
die for males called Gryphons, protect and serve them--and
boy do they 'serve' their Queens. Oddly, the Queens are not
nice to their 'drone males', but then think along the lines
of nature, where the drone males are there to be workers
and impregnate females and little else. Queens often kill
them after sex.
One night, Lisa, a young ER-nurse, treats one of the
Gryphons at the hospital where she works. In the process,
she discovers she is part-human and part-Monére, but also
she is the first Queen of Mixed Blood. Her human blood
makes her able to withstand the sun. Naturally the bad
Queen who abused the Gryphon, comes to see Mona Lisa as a
threat to her power and sets out to destroy her.
Sunny is a lively writer she eschews all the mind-numbing
self-doubts found in some tales, and gives you pedal to the
medal erotica fantasy, that is fresh, engaging and a damn
fun read. Nice to see a book in the erotica-fatasy genre
that has genuine story to back up the sizzling sex scenes.
So ignore the controversy, ignore that she is Da Chen's
beautiful wife. Do at the commerical says, "READ THE
BOOK"....and see what a talent this new writer is yourself.
Posted November 20, 2006
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted January 3, 2007
On the dark side of the moon lies passion, hunger -- and danger...
A smoldering debut novel exploring the passion, hunger, and danger that can break loose in the moonlight.
From the time she was a child, Mona Lisa knew she was different-but she never knew how different until a man of otherworldly beauty appeared during her night shift in the ER. Gryphon is hurting and hunted and he attracts her as no man ever has before. He is a Monére, one of the children of the moon-and what's more, so is she.
Long exiled from the moon, the men of theMonére serve-and mate with-imperious Queens who can channel the rays of their far-off homeland. Gryphon believes that Mona Lisa is a Queen- perhaps the first of Mixed Blood ever known. But her introduction to the nighttime court of the Monére, simmering with intrigue, casual lust, and calculated cruelty, is far from smooth.