"a wonderful tale of action, intrigue, battles and passion"
Looking for an escape from reality? Lucinda Betts'
Running Wild will serve as a delicious diversion.
Enter a world of princes and princesses; demons and winged
horses; and throw in a magician to wreak havoc. This action-
packed romp will leave you breathless—in more ways than one.
The marriage of Princess Shahrazad to the Raj, an involved
three-day ceremony, has begun. This will ensure a
partnership between her father, the Sultan, and the Raj, so
they can fight the impending attack from the demons
together. No man except relatives can touch the princess
before her wedding, but someone does. So, the marriage and
her land face impending doom.
Prince Tahir, whose mother rules the Land of the Sun, joins
the fray of this drama. His mother has sent him to
impregnate a woman of the House of Casmari—that's all men
are good for in the Land of the Sun—but he somehow figures
out a trick is in the works. That magician again! The
augurys of the various players predict what must happen to
fend off the demons, nasty little creatures that enthrall
their victims through eye contact. But the manipulative
magician might have influenced those predictions as well.
Betts has crafted a wonderful tale of action, intrigue,
battles and passion. This is one of the best erotic
paranormal romances I've read in a long time. The reader
sympathizes with Princess Shahrazad and her sheltered
upbringing where women are nothing but chattel; she
possesses a strong spirit and sense of loyalty. Prince
Tahir, raised in a land where men have no power, longs to
prove himself. He's still the fiercely protective alpha
male we all know & love.
I'm impressed with Betts' ability to weave the sensual
scenes into the text, making them integral to the plot
rather than seemingly fashioning a plot to string the sex
scenes together. Running Wild is a page-turner and a
must read for lovers of erotic romance. The only bad thing
is the return to reality after the last page.
Reviewed by Katherine Petersen
Posted November 9, 2008