Elizabeth Amber
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Kensington Aphrodisia
Release Date
April 2012
Book 7 of Lords of Satyr
Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance

Lord Sevin Satyr indulges freely in the delights of the flesh within his infamous Salone di Passione, the talk of 1880s Rome. Surely the Humans who would deny his kind their pleasures can be persuaded to share them in a new Salone he plans just for them—above all, the beautiful Alexa Patrizzi. Fiery and spirited, she is made for sin…

Sevin's younger brother Lucien possesses powers he cannot control. Held in the Roman catacombs as a sex slave until he was eighteen, he finds refuge in the ElseWorld—and sexual healing in the arms of Natalia, a maenad, who thinks Luc too beautiful, too young for her. But when his mirrored eyes heat to molten silver at her touch, she can only love him more…

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
May 28, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
186 people found the following review helpful
SEVIN is the latest installment in The Lords of Satyr series. It's actually two Novellas featuring two of the Lords of Satyr--Sevin and Lucien. Both stories are captivating and emotional, and have driven me to seek out more of the series.

In "Sevin", Lord Sevin of the Satyrs is dealing with the aftermath of the human world finding out about his people, and it's not going all that well. He hates the Patrizzi family for what they did to make the ElseWorld people's presence known in the EarthWorld. So why is it that he's drawn to the very daughter of the family that tried to destroy them?

Alexa Patrizzi is drawn to Lord Sevin but she knows not to trust men after her disastrous marriage. But on the night of the Moon Calling--the night when the Satyrs succumb to their baser urges--Sevin and Alexa find themselves trapped together, and they will never be the same.

This novella was better than The Lords of Satyr series I remember (I stopped previously at book 3). I thought that it was filled with debauchery and sex, but it also had a great plot that went deeper into the mythos behind the series. I liked the whole forbidden love between Sevin and Alexa. She had a lot more secrets than I imagined, and it made the story that much more intriguing.

In "Lucien", we get the story of the youngest of the Roman Satyr brothers, Lucien. He was tortured for years and only has been recently reconnected with his brothers. He's got deep emotional scars that his brothers don't know how to heal and which make him unable to bear anyone else's touch. He has been set on revenge when he falls through a gate to the ElseWorld where the mythical creatures live. When he is transported to that realm, he gets encased in marble as a statue. No one is able to penetrate his marble shell until a healer, Natalia, falls on him and her touch burns away the outer coating. Luc is instantly awaked and wants to be with Natalia. But she's got her own secrets and wants to deny Luc...only that seems impossible.

I thought that although this story was well-written, Lucien was robbed. He didn't get enough of a story considering all that he had gone through. I thought that he and Natalia's mating was a bit rushed, and I wanted more. However, the story that I actually got was fantastic. I was hoping for a bit more resolution, but I loved that the tortured hero got his HEA. There were still more issues about Lucien's powers and such that didn't get resolved, so I'm not sure if we'll get more on that in the future or not.

Overall, I thought SEVIN featured two very captivating stories in The Lords of Satyr series. I thought that the story lines bringing in the legends and mythos of the descendants of Bacchus were a great backdrop to the romances that were featured in the story.

SEVIN can definitely be read as a standalone. And I can say that the stories featured here have renewed my interest in the series so much that I must go back and read the ones that I have skipped.
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