"Two Tempting Fairytales that will raise your Temperature!"
The Ohio vampire writers have done it again with these two
not to be missed adult fairytales for readers who dare to
dream! PARADOX makes the impossible seem deliciously
"Fly With A Dragon" by Rosemary Laurey
Rosemary Laurey, author of the coveted "IN MOONLIGHT"
series, forces our imaginations to take wing, as a
courageous young woman stoically faces death, but instead
receives a reward beyond her ability to dream. Prepare to
Myfanwy attempted to shore her trepidation as she waited
helplessly to become the dragon's next victim. She had
witnessed the charred remains of his last two victims and
was determined to face her inevitable death with courage.
How had she, the daughter of the village chieftain come to
It had been the dragon's request for a virgin that had
sealed her fate. While the other maidens had taken great
pains to ensure that they didn't qualify, Myfawnwy's virtue
had been carefully guarded by her father and her brothers.
Those same loving men had secured her to the sacrificial
oak with no means of escape.
The dragon of Cader Bala was most pleased with his
offering. He had little respect for humans, but this feisty
little one seemed different. The goddess had given the
dragons wonderous gifts. Some, like fire and knives, they
had shared with mankind. But whatever they had shown them,
the barbarians had used them for ill. They'd forgotten
about their benefactors, and the dragons were determined to
share no more knowledge with them. However, Arragh could
not help admire Myfawnwy, who had faced him with unusual
bravery. She would not be his victim, for in truth dragons
did not kill. He had a different fate in store for her. She
would be the hope of his people, his mate.
Soon Myfawnwy learns the truth. Her predecessors indeed not
been fried by Arragh but by the villagers themselves. With
Aargh's aid they both escape, though Myfawnwy suffers a
serious burn. Not only does the dragon heal her pain, but
the pleasure of his lips on her body gives her pause to
wonder at her true fate as they wing their way to Cader
Ambris, the fire mountain.
Myfawny is amazed at the advanced amenities which Aargh's
home has to offer, and charmed by the kindness of his folk
as they prepare her for her mating. Though she doesn't know
exactly what to expect, Arragh had won her trust and
stirred her desire. Whatever was to come, she knew that
with a dragon it could only be hot, hot, hot!
Whew! Have some ice water handy. If this extremely erotic
fantasy doesn't make you break out in a sweat, nothing
will! This tale however is a multifaceted one. Ms. Laurey,
a former teacher, wraps a lesson in this blanket of
sensuality, reminding us how fickle and destructive we can
be, and reinforcing the adage that one shouldn't judge a
book by it's cover. Good show!
"Heart of a Raven" by J. C. Wilder
J. C. Wilder, author of "THE SHADOW DWELLERS" series, is
known and loved for her sensual sub-genre romances. Fans
will love this latest piece. Ms. Wilder has taken a woman
of pure heart, and passionate soul, and transformed her
into a woman capable of winning the hearts of her lover's
people while saving his tortured soul with the power of her
love. Never has a fairytale sizzled like this one! HEART OF
THE RAVEN is a highly sensual combination of Beauty and the
Beast and Cinderella, which will leave readers yearning for
more of its kind.
Dani had the misfortune of being born into a pack of
shiftless travelers, a caste to too lowly to be even
considered common. Drunks, gamblers, and thieves, they
drifted from town to town quickly wearing out their
welcome. Dani dreamed of getting away, had even tried once,
which is how she found herself shackled to the wheel of her
father, Con's, wagon. Her biggest fear is that she'll be
sold into slavery, as her older sister had been when her
father had been low on funds.
That is exactly what happens one night when two well
dressed strangers ask to share their fire. Seeing a chance
to make some easy money, her father and uncle invite the
two men to gamble. Dani's uncle plays them deeply debt and
Con offers the men Dani in payment.
The elder of the two strangers, Haaken, offers her the
choice to stay or go. Dani decides that to go would be the
lesser of the two evils, but intends to disabuse the
stranger of the idea that she is any man's slave. Haaken
can't quite decide what he will do with her when they
arrive in Wryven.
Finding herself in much changed circumstances, Dani felt
she could do almost anything for Haaken. She learns that he
is the Overseer of the city, descended from a long line of
overseers, all cursed. The tale of the curse is told in
stained glass in the Overseer's bedchamber. Long ago
Haaken's ancestor had proven to be a heartless man. A curse
was cast upon him and the first born sons of his
descendants, to be a man by night, and a raven by day until
he could give his heart fully to his one true love.
But Haaken is anything but a beast. He is well loved by
his siblings, his men, and his people. He is well on his
way to winning Dani's heart too. His latest journey to
find his true love had proved fruitless, and his time is
running out. Hope returns, however, when Haaken's sister
notices the mark of the raven's claw on Dani's lower spine.
Can she be "The One"? Haaken is sure of it, for Dani makes
him feel like no woman ever has, but can he afford to risk
his heart? As his thirtieth birthday approaches, and the
curse threatens to swallow what's left of his humanity, how
can he not?
If you've ever dreamed of living passionately ever after,
this one's for you!
Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted September 8, 2002