"Readers who enjoyed the first 3 books will not be disappointed"
Lords of Satyr, Book 4 (2 Related Novellas)
It has been 15 years since Emma came to the Satyr estate to
live with Jane and Nicholas. At 27, she is now married to
Carlo and pregnant with their first child. What should be
a joyous occasion is marred by dread and uncertainty. In
her attempt to make herself less of a burden to her family,
Emma had accepted the first marriage proposal presented to
her. The decision would turn out to be a poor one, and one
that she soon came to regret.
Dominic, a Satyr of royal lineage only knows a life of
demons, death, and destruction. As a warrior of ElseWorld,
Dominic is the sole destroyer of the demons that plague the
lands. Now the birth of a new Chosen One draws near and
Dominic must join with its mother to facilitate the
transfer of his unique ability. Neither the mother nor the
father has knowledge of the child's Chosen destiny...though
it matters not. Dominic would not fail in his mission. On
the next Moonful, he would mate with the woman and bring
forth his successor. The woman's name is Emma.
Emma can barely hide her confusion when Carlo returns from
ElseWorld with an unexpected guest. It is a Calling night
and the last thing she desires is an in-house witness to
the hours of carnality that lie ahead. The dark stranger
who accompanies her husband stirs something within her; a
longing that is both dangerous and disconcerting. Emma's
reaction to Dominic is the first of many frightening events
as the moon rises and Carlo makes a shocking declaration.
It is a wife's duty to obey her husband and Emma submits to
Carlo's unspeakable demand -- A demand that shames her to
her core...and one that would bind her and their child to
A war has raged in ElseWorld for 27 years. It started the
year Vincent was born - The firstborn son to Lord Nicholas
and Jane Satyr. As an accomplished attorney, Vincent would
soon be off to ElseWorld to broker a peace treaty amongst
the warring factions. The future of his family relies
heavily on these delicate negotiations and any distractions
could prove costly.
On the eve of his journey to ElseWorld, Vincent conjures up
his favorite Shimmerskin for a night of pleasure. Fully
aware of her insentient existence, Vincent can't help but
wish that the vacant eyes that stare back at him were those
of a real woman. One that desires him heart and soul, and
not one who simply exists solely at his WILL. He had taken
special care in creating her and at night's end she would
fade back into the ether though he wishes she would
stay....and on that night, she does.
When Vincent awakes the next morning to find a woman in his
bed, a slight panic sets in. How did his Shimmerskin
remain without fading back into the mist from which she
came? The woman appears to be just as baffled as he is and
the possible implications are alarming. Could Vincent have
willed her into existence or are other outside forces at
work? Without answers, the woman is a potential threat
though Vincent is reluctant to consider her as such.
Nevertheless, the timing is suspicious as Vincent has an
enemy who seeks to harm him - One who would use the one he
loves to inflict the deepest of wounds.
Elizabeth Amber has yet again brought the Satyr world to
life with her sensual prose and wonderful imagination. In
DOMINIC, suspense and sexual tension are dialed up to a
feverish pitch as propriety forces Emma to deny her deepest
desires and Dominic glimpses life beyond the interworld
gate. In a slight departure from the previous stories,
VINCENT is an unconventional love story that is
surprisingly humorous in spite of an awful betrayal. Amber
writes such unique tales with some of the most despicable
villains this reader has ever encountered, thus making
the "Happily Ever After" that much more satisfying. This
fourth installment of the Lords of Satyr series is no
exception and readers who enjoyed the first 3 books will
not be disappointed.
Reviewed by Sonya Harrison
Posted February 24, 2009