"Fitting justice for one of the Reapers, or not?"
Reaper Eanan Tohre is not a man extremely comfortable in
his own skin. After all, he killed his twin brother so he
could have Owen's woman. Unfortunately, she chose to end
her life rather than live as Eanan's bride. Even though it
didn't begin to atone for his sins, Eanan tried to kill
himself, but Morrigunia wouldn't allow that and brought him
back as a Reaper, unknown to Owen. Ever since, Eanan really
doesn't care if he lives or dies and thinks nothing of
being disrespectful to Morrigunia. The Goddess is not about
to put up with that, and she tells him she will devise a
fitting punishment for him. Now that he's on Terra, Eanan
knows he must earn the trust of the other Reapers and of
the Shadowlords, who are keeping him on a very short leash.
For the present time, Eanan is patrolling Arawn's territory
while he's remaining in the Citadel with his wife. Now he's
back in the Citadel and has been summoned. When he runs
into Owen in the cafeteria, Owen's advice is to do whatever
he's told and not go overboard with it.
When he arrives in the requested chamber, Eanan finds
himself facing the three Gatekeepers. And they aren't
saying anything, just staring at him. All three of them.
Eventually, Eanan finds out why they summoned him. It turns
out they were promised a lover, a "chosen one" and Eanan is
Will Eanan gracefully accept his fate as being the lover of
the three beautiful Gatekeepers? Will their brothers, the
three Shadowlords of Terra, accept this? How will Eanan
deal with three very demanding and different women?
EMBRACE THE WIND is a bit different than the rest of the
WESTERN WIND SERIES. There are no battles, no rogues, and
no other creatures involved in this story. But what
Charlotte Boyett-Compo does gives us is background on the
Gatekeepers and the opportunity to know them quite a bit
better—their very different personalities, histories,
brothers. This story provides a bit of fun and laughter in
the series. There is still conflict as Eanan must resign
himself to his fate and worries about any jealousy among
the three women. I can't wait to see how the Shadowlords
deal with Eanan after this. And how the Gatekeepers deal
with their brothers.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted March 9, 2008
Reaper Eanan Tohre didn’t know why Morrigunia, the Triune Goddess, snatched him up from the battlefields on Mantanuska and dropped him into a containment cell on Terra. He thought—as he looked into the stunned eyes of his twin, Owen who was there in the cell to be punished—that he was to be punished, too. He was prepared to spend the remainder of his life atoning for all the sins he’d committed in his thirty-odd years.
But the punishment the goddess had in mind for Eanan was beyond his wildest dreams. He was stunned to learn he was to become the plaything, the Chosen Lover, of the Gatekeepers of the Citadel, three lusty virgins whose voluptuous bodies had never known the hand of a lover; three eager ladies whose hungry eyes devoured Eanan every time they touched upon the handsome werewolf.
Silver-haired Argent Ben-Alkazar, red-head Corallin Tarnes, and blonde Aureolin Belvoir have their jobs cut out for them: bringing the shape shifter to ground, taming him, making him want them as badly as they want him. But the three beautiful young women have vowed to have the big, bad Reaper eating out of their hands before the day is through. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sexual Content: Rated E-rotic
Genre: Paranormal / Menage a trois or More
Book Length: Novella