IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT…
Cassidy Burke has the best of both worlds, a driven and successful husband and a wild, impulsive best friend. But after a decadent Mardi Gras party, Cassidy finds both men pulling away from her. Did the three of them awaken secret desires during a split-sec ...more
When I read menage, I want three characters who are actually, ya know, all really into each other. Not two men held together by their love for a woman. Here, honestly, I didn't feel the chemistry. And that may be due to the fact that the ONLY way this menage works is via a magic sex candle.
Now, I've said recently that I'd like to read a straight-for-you romance, and this comes close. But who wants to read about sex that can only happen when magic is involved? Haven't we ...more
This is the first book that I've ever read by Christopher Rice. I'm not sure if it was the best pick for an introduction to this author, but it was good enough to make me want to read more by him. Since I don't have any more background on his writing, all what I'm gonna say here is going to be based in this book experience.
This novella is an erotic romance that revolves around the life of Cassidy, her husband Andrew, and her best friend Shane, who happens to be gay. The story starts wi ...more
I had the pleasure of reading The Flame as my first foray into the writing of Christopher Rice. I’m always fascinated when an author jumps genres. It’s a risk on one hand, but holds the possibility of capturing a whole new audience. I’m equally fascinated by erotica or erotic romance written by men, regardless of the author’s sexual orientation. As men tend to be the less expressive of the sexes (glaring stereotype, I know), there’s something incredibly sexy about getting into a man’s mind...more
Dark Nights: Dance of Desire
By Christopher Rice
Evil Eye Concepts
Bought these by mistake, obviously. Rice was blogging about how he’d embraced the romance genre and that he was writing romance novellas…and I (not illogically) assumed they would be, you know, gay romance novels. Because he's a gay man.
Well, no. “The Flame” is an m/f/m novel about a gay man who is startled to discover that he wants to sleep with a woman. So it’s a kind of straight for you book, which I like e ...more
He sent me his book because I was one of the many who answered his famous facebook photo question... (thank you google) Say whaaat?!...
So, thank you SO MUCH C.Rice! You are the best!
I read this book so fast...
I have to admit, though, that erotic themed stories are not my thing... It felt...weird...to read and visualise the scenes...
BUT I enjoyed it! I super rarely read a book, even this size, in a day! I liked t ...more
I received this book for free from Christopher RIce at the RT Book Lovers Convention when my mother and I were having a lunch break. Mr. Rice happened to be having a lunch break in the same little cafe and my mom asked across the little diner style eatery and asked if he was a writer or reader. He stated ...more
Erotica, then, is not a genre I read often. But from page one, I was pulled into this novella with rich descriptions and Rice’s unique ...more
Though I haven't read many, I've started to notice a pattern between the evolution of how (emotional and sexual) relationships b ...more
Cassidy Burke still can’t wrap her mind around the unexpected and erotic experience she shared with her husband and her best friend the o ...more
Review copy provided for an honest review
I really didn’t know what to expect when I received The Flame for review; it was by an author I hadn’t read before and one that is not known for writing romance and I knew from the blurb it had a black magic/paranormal type element to it which is not normally something I read, but I’ve enjoyed every book I’ve read in the 1001 Dark Nights series so I persevered and discovered that sometimes going ...more
What is my heart’s desire? That was answered quickly and cleanly within this book. I have danced around this flame once and it was amazing. Why are we so quick to want to label every little thing in our lives? That is the question that kept circling in my mind as I listened to this book. It is remaining with me now. I want to get philosophical, but this isn’t the place.
This was is a wonderful audio. The voicing is ...more
Cassidy Burke and her husband Andrew shared a steamy night with her impulsive gay BFF Shane Cortland during Mardi Gras, leaving Cassidy confused and full of longing. She happens upon a mystical little candle shop with an intriguing proprietor in the French Quarter, soon finding herself given a candle which seems to ...more
The Flame: A Desir ...more
Cassidy Burke finds herself under the spell of a mysterious candle that affects not only her, but also the two men she loves most. She faces her fears and her passions to discover a new world of scintillating, intrinsic devotion. Is it kismet or the candle that create the tantalizing desires?
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 1/2
This was a good 1001 Dark Night’s story.
And was my first Christopher Rice read. And boy howdy did I ever jump off the deep end with this book. As with any good novella I can’t give you too much. But lets just say that a night of impulsive decisions will forever change the way that three people look at each other. In the short term it has through all of them for a loop. But with a little other worldly help they may h ...more
"But to have a kettle of new feelings and desires set to boil by such a sudden, ferocious explosion of lust..."
That is some kind of visual imagery. Not only does "The Flame" heat up the pages but also tugs at your emotional strings as you journey with Andrew, Cassidy and Shane as they try to re ...more