Masters of Seduction
Books 5-8 (Volume 2)
Book 2 in the Masters of Seduction series
Authors: Lara Adrian, Donna Grant, Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright
Narrated by Arika Rapson
Publication date Aug 28, 2015
Running time 9 hrs 10 min
In paperback and e-book formats | 354 pages |Publisher: Obsidian House Books, LLC; 1 edition (April 27, 2015)
Audiobook provided by Tantor Media for review purposes. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
Lara Adrian’s Priceless: House of Ebarron—Incubus Master Sorin Ebarron is determined to have Ashayla at any cost. But the beautiful Nephilim is waging her own high-stakes gamble, willing to risk breath and body to win the prize she seeks.
Donna Grant’s Boundless: House of Drohas—When talented artist Naomi catches the eye of the Master of the House of Drohas, she soon finds herself thrust into a world she never dreamed existed—a world of angels and demons, poised at the brink of a brewing war.
Laura Wright’s Dauntless: House of Trevanion—All bets are off when Casworon Trevanion, Master of the House of Trevanion, sets his eyes on lovely stranger Lia. But will Cas discard his legacy when he realizes that the female he desires is none other than the scarred servant who scrubs his floors?
Alexandra Ivy’s Reckless: House of Furia—Sloane is a former Nephilim Blade who is dedicated to duty. She has nothing in common with the reckless Incubus Master Tiege—except a dangerous passion.
Contains mature themes.
I liked this volume in the MASTERS OF SEDUCTION anthology series better than I had the first (review) and in particular I liked Laura Wright’s story, Dauntless and Alexandra Ivy’s tale, Reckless.
Whether intended or not, Dauntless is a Cinderella story, if Prince Charming’s mother was an unrepentant Maleficent. The end leaves mom’s future actions up in the air. When this story begins, Lia is a floor scrubber. That’s not, however, how the story ends. It was an edgy story lacking all but a glass slipper. It also features a gay servant/friend of the Prince instead of a fairy godmother. It’s kind of different for an incubus to feed on non-female sexual energy.
In Reckless, Ivy describes a jaded character, a man with a rakish reputation that is probably deserved, but only because he is bored. It takes the right woman to get him on the right path.
What’s still a little loose in the anthology as a whole is the world structure and the politics upon which the entire series is riding. However, with so many authors writing in this created world I don’t see it getting any better; as conscientious as I am certain the writers are their readings and interpretations of the world’s rules or structure are bound to differ.
The structure of a world with incubi who have to feed on sex provides a fabulous reason to get down to business early in each story. For incubi, sex is like dinner so having lots of orgasms is just like taking their dates to their favorite restaurants.
This is a good light listen when you have headphones on. It definitely contains mature themes! As I said I enjoyed it more than the first as the writing was stronger and it was more interesting to me. The narrator has a particularly good way with nephilim.
LAURA WRIGHT: http://laurawright.com/books_masters.html
ALEXANDRA IVY: http://alexandraivy.com/books/seduction.php