"Lilac love her new cat Rejar -- she loves him more when he's Nickolai"
Rejar is a Time Travel/Futuristic, incredible romance.
Rejar is a Familiar from another time and planet. He has
two forms, human and cat. As a human he is a very
gorgeous, very sensual, mischievous man. Familiars are
great lovers and irresistible to women. They have the
ability to recognize their mate. They mate for life. They
can communicate telepathically, which makes for great humor
in the story.
Lilac Devere lives in Regency England. She and her aunt
are in a coach when a large black cat appears. Lilac
feels led to call the cat Rejar and she takes him home as a
pet. After she takes the cat home, she starts having these
wonderful dreams (that aren't really dreams), where this
incredibly gorgeous man comes to her at night and teaches
her passion. During these nights Rejar discovers Lilac is
his mate and no other woman will do. So he sets out to
meet her in human form, as Nickolai. Lilac doesn't like
Nickolai (but she likes her dream lover, who looks just
like Nickolai), and complains to Rejar the cat about him,
which is comical. So Nickolai (Rejar) tricks Lilac into
marrying him. Lilac can hear Nickolai's (Rejar's) voice in
her head. So during the wedding he asks "Do you wish me
to put a stop to this?" Lilac thought he spoke aloud so
she said "Yes I do" and that was it, she was married.
Nickolai (Rejar) tries to explain that he shape shifts to
Lilac, but she doesn't understand and begs him not to do
it. She's afraid people will think he is a witch. Its
an incredible, funny and sensual story, with great love
scenes. Familiars have a ritual known as the 900 strokes
of love. There's a wonderful scene where they are at a
party and Nickolai (Rejar) is telling Lilac in her mind
again everything he is going to do to her when they get
home. There is also a scene where Lilac absent mindedly
tells the ladies in her sewing group who are talking about
their husbands some of the things Nickolai (Rejar) does to
her. Like "And the business where he licks you all
over ... that that they do with their teeth ... when they
nip you like a choice morsel ... or that other ... where
they clamp their teeth on the back of your neck and hold
you in place so they can ... well I'm sure you know what I
mean ... I swear I must have Nickolai's teeth marks all
over me ... why when I finish" she gets interrupted
with "You mean when he finishes my dear" Lilac still
absent minded says "Goodness no! Nickolai takes forever to
finish ... Sometimes I finish four or five times before he
does." I loved these scenes.
This is the second, and in my opinion the best, in the
Matrix series. The first is "Knight of a Trillion Stars",
and the third is Mine to Take. Lorgin, Traed, Adeena and
Yaniff from the other books are in this one. I truly
enjoyed this book.
Reviewed by Sheila Bragg for PNR
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 15, 2002
Lilac Devere has the best of both worlds. She meets Rejar, an immortal "shape-changer" who can take two forms--man or cat. Incredibly sexual and sensitive to women, these shape- changers travel through time, appearing primarily to make love to women. When Rejar finds himself in Regency England in cat form, he makes the most of both forms in Lilac's bedroom and in the salons as one of Lord Byron's friends. Lucky Lilac never has to choose between man and beast!