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This wonderful review disappeared from The Pagan and the Pen Book Reviews. But I discovered it at Goodreads. Buy it at Smashwords--click on the photo.

*yadkny*'s review
Jul 10, 10

3 of 5 stars
Recommended for: Witchcraft & Demon Lovers
Read from July 03 to 08, 2010, read count: 1

This story is listed in the dark fantasy erotica genre and I couldn’t agree more with that description. Small warning to those that find certain sexual situations objectionable as there are no boundaries in this story and it can be very graphic. That being said, Tyree Q. Kimber did a fantastic job of creating a riveting medieval world where the characters in the story work together AND against each other as they secretly, and not so secretly, manipulate, scheme, and plot for their own selfish agendas.

Selkines is a very learned woman who, in order to stay out of a life of servitude to the church, takes her fate into her own hands by performing a demon summoning. Her actions after that initial decision proved that she is the epitome of both the bad and good that can be found in everyone, only magnified. Her decisions bring about a domino like effect of results to those around her. Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. It is easy to see why Selkines would feel the need to turn to witchcraft and I am a fan of a woman who wants to be independent, but she is also blind. Erasmus understands her completely and would give her anything she desires, but Selkines doesn’t see him as worthy and finds his attentions annoying until they aren’t there anymore. Only after things become increasingly out of control does she realize what she had right in front of her all along.

After many mistakes, Selkines’ path to redemption is commendable and the author did a wonderful job of portraying a slightly twisted happily ever after. There is also a glimpse into what life for Selkines would have been like had she not chosen a different path. This alternate ending may actually appeal to some readers and I actually felt it was more believable.

Overall this is exactly the type of story that once you read it, you’re likely to not soon forget it. It is definitely not a light read and requires much focus to make certain that things don’t become too confusing.

Also posted @ The Pagan & The Pen Reviews:

and clickhere to read what they thought at DARK DIVA REVIEWS
four and a half delightful Divas!

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/16919

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uberreiniger
Jun. 7th, 2012 08:15 am (UTC)
I have often wondered exactly what she meant about the alternate ending being "more believable" considering how I basically made it as over the top as I could imagine :P
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