"Lusty curses and sexy demons"

Petra is cursed. Her touch causes others to become overcome with lust; therefore Petra lived a very lonely life. One day, Petra received a letter stating her unknown father died and left her a home that she shared with two sisters she never met. When she arrived at her new home, she decided to take a walk in the overgrown garden, stumbling upon a statue of a handsome, naked man. When she touched the statue intimately, the stone man became flesh.

After Petra awakened him, Octavian and Petra had crossed into another realm where she was in danger. To protect her, they travel to the Underworld, but Octavian unknowingly placed her in Hades attentions. Octavian needed to get Petra to safety, but Petra wanted to stay with Octavian, as he is the only person who is immune from her curse.

Until halfway though the story, I could not figure out the plot. I was overwhelmed with too much information and not enough direction. Eventually, I concluded what the story was about, but needless to say, I was frustrated.

I did like how the story pushed the boundaries of all characters. The intensely erotic scenes are written well and integral to the plot, increasing the reader's understanding of the characters and adding to the storyline.

As part of the Captive Souls trilogy, Stone's Embrace is most likely better when read with the other two installments, both recently released, than when read as a stand alone story.

Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted July 28, 2009


A Multi-Author Series

Lust trapped them in darkness…only love can free them…

A Captive Souls story.

Petra Pedersen has lived as a recluse all her life thanks to a genetic double whammy—a strange deformity and, passed down from the father she will never know, a shameful power. The power to incite lust in men and women with just a touch.

Exploring the garden of the mansion she’s just inherited, she comes across a fascinating stone gargoyle whose raw, passionate expression draws her to caress its broad chest. Her imagination follows her fluttering fingers. As she closes her eyes and gives herself up to the arousal, something shifts beneath her touch.

Long ago, failure to stop a demon battle trapped Octavius in a prison of stone. Freed by the woman’s incendiary touch, he doesn’t hesitate to unleash his pent-up rage and desire in a blistering fury. Yet once the haze of lust clears, he discovers he isn’t really free after all.

They are both trapped in another realm where he must choose between his last chance for redemption or returning Petra home…

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Red Hots!
Length: Novella

Warning: Sex with inanimate objects, lusty m/m/f ménages with gods…it’s all good when the reward is freedom.

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Stone's Embrace
(Captive Souls)
by Delilah Devlin

Samhain Publishing
July 1, 2009
Available: July 14, 2009
ISBN #1605045896
EAN #9781605045894
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Delilah Devlin

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Sleeping With the Enemy
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Into the Darkness
Alluring Tales: Awaken the Fantasy
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Fated Mates
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Ellora's Cavemen: Tales From The Temple III
The Pleasure Bot
My Immortal Knight: All Knight Long
Garden of Desire
My Immortal Knight II: Love Bites
Slave of Desire
My Immortal Knight: All Hallow's Heartbreaker
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