Grace Alexander is a sex therapist who has heard everything and nothing can shock her anymore. Yet she has not had a relationship herself for years si...moreGrace Alexander is a sex therapist who has heard everything and nothing can shock her anymore. Yet she has not had a relationship herself for years since she was hurt by her first love in college. Grace is a likeable character who seemed to me to come across as very genuine and down to earth, happy enough on her own for now at least. Her best friend, Selena, however has other ideas about Grace’s love life.
Selena has an unusual present for Grace’s birthday, an ancient book she claims holds sex slave Julian of Macedon who once he is called forth has to serve that woman for the next 30 days. The man pictured inside the book looks like a Greek God. Grace of course thinks this is ludicrous, yet jokingly calls Julian forth, never expecting him to appear naked in her house!
Julian of Macedon has spent forever in the book since he was last called but expects nothing different to every other time when Grace summons him. He gets a shock when she does not drag him off to the bedroom right away. Instead she wants to get to know him and feed him.
Julian’s character at first is very stereotypical, just what you imagine a sex slave would be. I liked how he developed and became an interesting and really quite deep character. The flash backs to when he was a General really bring him to life.
There is a lot of Greek mythology woven into this book but it is all explained clearly and it is assumed the reader has no prior knowledge. I like books where mythology is used and this did not let me down: the use of the various Gods works well, I was pleased to see they were not simply as they would have been two thousand years ago.
Grace would love to help Julian but there seems no hope. (Note might be a slight spoiler here) Cupid tells them the only way to break the curse is for a woman of Alexander to summon him and not consummate the relationship until the last day. Julian feels worse until Grace utters, “Julian, my name Grace Alexander”.
The cover of my edition (not the one shown, I couldn’t find it!) has an ancient heavy book with a picture of a stylised Greek God and a rose placed on it. Very different to the cover I’ve used and I think gives a very different impression of what the book will be about.
I really enjoyed Fantasy Lover and will definitely be reading more of Sherrilyn’s work. Although the Dark Hunters were not actually in this book I hope to go on and read the series, eventually there are so many, I enjoyed Sherrilyn’s style of writing and am sure I’ll like the Dark Hunters too. (less)
Google+ & Hangouts Expert Carol's Guide is a must read!
Excellent book from Google+ and Hangouts expert Carol Dodsley who clearly demonstrates why...moreGoogle+ & Hangouts Expert Carol's Guide is a must read!
Excellent book from Google+ and Hangouts expert Carol Dodsley who clearly demonstrates why Google+ is such an exciting platform and why entrepreneurs and business owners who want to get ahead and make a real impact should dive in right now! Anyone who has been wondering how to make the difference in their business needs to read this book! So much more than "just" how to press the right buttons. Highly recommended.
I have known Carol for about two and a half years now and know how passionate she is about getting the word out about Google+ and Hangouts because of the potential for small businesses. She is an excellent Google+ mentor.
I read it cover to cover because it's so good but I will definitely be coming back to this guide time and time again!(less)
The Psy-Changeling series is one I have seen so much about but for some reason I have never read any of until now, why did I wait! I thoroughly enjoye...moreThe Psy-Changeling series is one I have seen so much about but for some reason I have never read any of until now, why did I wait! I thoroughly enjoyed Slave to Sensation and am definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
In Sascha and Lucas’ world there are three races who share the planet and live together in a manner. The Humans seem the dull relations of the other to races, in fact they are barely mentioned in the book at all. Our story focuses on the Psy and the Changelings, both of whom have powers the humans can only dream of.
The Changelings are our hot, sexy, strong and emotional shapeshifters. Lucas is an Alpha of the usual order – very strong, very good looking and difficult to handle so who better to have as half of the unlikely seeming couple in the book (don’t you think they are often the best sort!). His distaste for the Psy is very deep routed and seemingly unshakable but he did not bank on meeting a Psy like Sascha.
Sascha is a flawed Psy, she is certain something is horribly wrong with her and expends much of her time and energy hiding this from her fellow Psy. Due to a 100 year old decision all Psy are conditioned not to feel emotion, supposedly being to prevent their race from committing horrid crimes. Of course things have not worked out quite as neatly as the Psy would like the other races to believe! Wonderful things happen between these two who at first can not stand to be in each others company but there is an undeniable something there….. The interaction between the Psy and the Changelings is interesting and refreshing. Sascha and Lucas are both intriguing and well filled out characters who develop very well with the story.
If you have not already read the Psy-Changeling series I would highly recommend it. If you are already a convert I’m sure you’ll agree! (less)