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Etopia Press
Release Date
October 2015
Book 1 of Arcane Imaginarium
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Vamps & Shifters Romance

Arcane Imaginarium Book One

Two mates are better than one...

Vanessa lives vicariously through the romance heroines in her overflowing bookshelf. No real man can ever measure up to the sultry, shapeshifter heroes with their feral smiles—or so she thinks until a creepy costume shop and a chance encounter with a fortuneteller shake up her ordinary life. When Vanessa's best friend brings her to a sexy costume party, she realizes more than fur is going to fly.

Rick is an Alpha cat shifter and co-owner of the Imaginarium. When he scents the luscious Vanessa, he has no intention of letting her slip away. But Rick isn't the only man searching for his one true love. Cian is a former Captain of the Winter Court in Faery, wielder of shadows and magic. When Fey enchantment and shifter might collide, more than mere hearts are caught in the crossfire. And as a threat looms closer with the turning of the season, both men may be the keys to Vanessa's heart—and her survival.

Reader note: contains BBW heroine, ménage, spanking, light BDSM, and erotic romance elements

Book Review by LiaL (reviewer)
Apr 17, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
231 people found the following review helpful
Most of her nights are spent alone with her books. She loves the hot paranormal men in her stories and wishes they were real men like that in her life. It all changes when she is invited to a mysterious party where she will learn that there are men that can make her dreams come true. She will meet two men that will change her life and may be just what she needs to protect her from the threats to come.

Vanessa lives a very quiet life. It is only recently that she has moved away from her very protective father. Her friend wants to give her the chance to get out and meet men like the characters in her paranormal romances. The party is not what she expected and she became very attracted to the host of the party. If that was not enough, she feels a strong connection to another man who happens to be the host's business partner. Her new lovers are the men of her dreams. One is an alpha cat shifter and the other is fae with strong magical abilities.

Rick is an alpha cat shifter and co-owner of the Imaginarium, a special club that allows visitors to find others to explore their sexual needs. He has never found his mate until he meets Vanessa at his party. He knows she is the one for him and is not the type to hesitate to claim her as his own. Cian is a former Captain of the Winter Court in Faery and a wielder of shadows and magic. He is the co-owner of the club with Rick. He also feels the connection to Vanessa at the party and claims her even knowing Rick has also made a connection with her. These men are used to exploring their sexuality in all different ways and want to introduce her to the fun.

This is the first book in a new series called Arcane Imaginarium. With a series, the author is trying to build up a lot of interest so the reader will continue with the next book. They have to balance how much information to provide in the first book. There is a lot of story compressed into this first book, which is pretty short in length. There are many characters and the storyline moves very fast. Vanessa meets Rick and Cian and mates them the same night. She also discovers some very important information about her own background as secrets from the past are revealed.

I really enjoyed the characters and look forward to the opportunity to spend more time with them in the books to come. I do wish the book was longer and provided a little more time to develop the relationships after that first night rather than pretty abruptly ending and having to wait for the next book. For those who have read other books by the author, there are references to some of her other stories but it is not necessary to read them to enjoy the book.

It is an exciting and dangerous world that Vanessa is introduced to in this first book in the Arcane Imaginarium series. Secrets are revealed that change her life in a dramatic way. She mates two very different yet powerful men and will need these men to protect her from what is to come. The series starts off with an intense book that hooks you into the storyline and leaves you wanting much more. It is a quick read with characters that are complex and very intriguing. I look forward to the next book and witness the relationship among the three develop and see how they handle the challenges to come.
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