"The Si' Ludo series is an unexpected treasure"
A note of warning: This is a series review so subsequent
reviews may contain spoilers for the previous books in the
Deliverance: Book 1
It seemed that all Hope's dreams were coming true. The love
of her life, Rhys, proposed and was going to ask her father
for her hand in marriage. She couldn't have been happier.
However, that night Rhys doesn't show up and she finds
herself suddenly married to another man. A cruel man, who
will stop at nothing to have the perfect submissive wife.
Unbeknownst to Hope, the man holding her as his wife is
really an alien out to steal her power for his own evil
plans. Rhys, her one true love, finds her after she
escapes, but not all is as it seems with Rhys either. He is
Hope's protector. As the two fall in love, she becomes
enlightened to who she really is.
Every once in a while I'll read a story that completely
takes me away. From start to finish this book was
engrossing. It captivated my attention and refused to let
it go. The interaction between all the characters made you
want to get to know them better. From the overbearing
father, to the flakey sister, even the big bad Cor made you
want to keep reading. When it ended, I wished I could dig
deeper into their world. Thank goodness there's a book two.
The things Hope endures are shocking and yet only further
her resolve to find the one she loves. With each act of
cruelty she becomes stronger. When she finally unleashes
her passion with Rhys, they are consumed by the heat.
Deliverance by C.R. Moss has a little bit for
everyone; a great romance, a smidgen of sci fi, and Vegas
strippers. You just can't go wrong with that.
Salvation: Book 2
This is the second installment of the Si'Ludo Sisters.
After her sister is abducted, Joy begins to have disturbing
nightmares. The nightmares involve her mind and body being
manipulated to pleasure the man in her nocturnal prison.
Rand is Joy's protector, though she has no idea who he
really is. He can't do anything except wait for her to
remember her past in a process known as the enlightenment.
He begins to worry about the cause of her nightmares,
thinking it could be their enemy Cor. The same man who
abducted Joy's sister. Rand learns the ability to enter
dreams to save Joy from Cor. As Joy begins to go through
her enlightenment, her love for Rand grows.
This story explained more history of the sisters. It also
told more of the pitfalls they would face if their
protectors fail. C.S. Moss isn't afraid to carry the tale
as far as it needs to go. Not only do Joy and Rand define
dreams and fantasy but a connection that transcends worlds
and lifetimes. I find myself wanting to know more about the
world the characters come from, and I want to know more
about the recurring bad guy. Cor is twisted, but
captivating just the same. Toward the end, I almost felt
sorry for the man who went so far in an attempt to ruin the
lives of not one but two women. C.S. Moss's ability to make
the characters come alive for the readers is a talent
Salvation delivers a powerful read that is both engaging
and exhilarating. It is the small details that make this
story remarkable. C.S. Moss gives you enough to be
satisfied, but some things are so good you want more anyway.
Atonement: Book 3
With the third Si'Ludo Sisters tale, it picks up right
where the second one left off. Faith is having a rotten
birthday. Everyone forgot about it, including her sisters
who share the day with her. Everyone is so busy preparing
for Hope and Joy's double wedding. Faith begins to wonder
if she'll ever meet the man made for her. While her sisters
go shopping for wedding things, Faith does some shopping of
her own at her friend's store. She runs into a man who is a
dead ringer for Cor, the man who kidnapped and abused her
sisters. Gaven is Cor's half brother, and he's Faith's
lifemate. Gaven hopes that the amount of time that has
passed will be enough to get Faith to forgive him for what
happened in the past.
As with the previous installments, Atonement by C.S.
Moss is a vivid tale that combines strong sexual elements
with fantasy and a love that beats both time and space. Cor
sees Faith as his last ditch effort to gain what he feels
is his due. Faith is such a strong, in your face character
that Cor's hesitation to go after her just proves he has
some sense after all. The culmination of events and the
sisters uniting really brings out the story line of this
book. It just couldn't have gone a better way. I
thoroughly enjoyed Gaven as her lifemate, he just suited
An added bonus to this tale is the transferring of secrets,
I'll be disappointed anytime anyone ever whispers a secret
in my ear again. Atonement lived up to the two
before it and surpassed them both. C.S. Moss has created a
delightful world with flawed and wonderful people, and
villains that keep you entertained until the very end.
The Redeemer: Book 4
The Redeemer is Cor's story. Those familiar with the
Ludo sister's tales know Cor as the bad guy. He kidnapped
Hope, keeping her as a slave to his sexual pleasures. Then,
when he failed with Hope, he infiltrated Joy's dreams.
Again he failed and thought he'd finally found his chance
with Faith. When his blatant trickery failed with Faith, he
found himself banished from his kingdom, exiled to a land
of ice and branded a slave. The punishments took a proud,
misguided bad guy and humbled him. Avalena is the mistress
that Cor now has to submit to.
I couldn't be more excited to read Cor's tale. He was a
character that I just couldn't let go of when I read the
previous stories. C.R. Moss has such a gift when it comes
to character development, I had a crush on the bad guy!
Watching him humbled for his past crimes, accepting his own
flaws and understanding his own perceptions made him the
best hero yet. Avalena had her own agenda, but saw the true
person in Cor. Their love grew despite the baggage that
they both carried.
The Si' Ludo tales are filled with real characters to
connect with. They are flawed and thoroughly lovable. There
are so many levels to each tale that I didn't want the
story to end. It takes a real ability to make someone want
to read more after a story has ended. The Redeemer
lacked nothing; a powerful love story, betrayal, humbling
punishments, and hot sex. C.R. Moss has a fan in me.
The Si' Ludo series by C.R. Moss is an unexpected
treasure. With characters that are evolved, you'll find
yourself rooting for the bad guy that you hated in the
beginning. Each tale offers a fast paced, sexually charged,
entertaining read that explores the bonds of love. A love
so extraordinary that it transcended through time and
space. From the first story, to the fourth, the background
story grows. As more of the tale unravels, a new world
appears and by the end you want to be a part of it. C.R.
Moss wrote four engaging and powerful books, and I'd like
nothing more than for her to write four more!
Reviewed by Kristy Bock
Posted March 31, 2009