- File Size: 322 KB
- Print Length: 78 pages
- Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (October 19, 2011)
- Publication Date: October 19, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005XO2INU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,402,530 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Dance Macabre (Lords of Pendragon Book 1) Kindle Edition
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GOD NO! This book was fast paced from the moment the first sentence kicked off. The story flow was perfect. Once I started to read, I didn't want to stop. I'm sure that I could have. But the author developed all the characters in this story so well, that I was hooked. I wanted to know what was going to happen. It was moved along so fast that I was biting my nails, and eating dinner while I was reading it. There was not a portion of this book that I wanted to jump past. Each word reflected interest at the reader. I honestly cared about the two leads. I did have a moment where I was holding my breath. My heart was pounding in another, and I wanted to throw the book in another scene.
I think that if an author can get you from point A to point B with all those emotions and in only 80 pages, they are doing it right. If you can't put down and book, and get grumpy when someone makes you, the author is doing something right. I was recently going through a big slump, and then BAM! We have a winner.
I was so used to reading erotica, that I was almost worried that going into Paranormal Romance wouldn't be enough for me. But good lord, I heated up. The author developed a perfect level of tension, that once the scene started, she had such a great rise of simple wanton intimacy that I was getting warm, and panting for these two. They were for sure totally hot, totally sexy, and I wanted so much more! I do hope the author revisits these characters in the future. She did offer up a storyline where it should continue.
Lily is the heroine. She's not a typical heroine for the period romances I usually read. She's not a governess, nor part of the ton. No, the leading lady is an orphan down on her luck and, way back then, a woman without a family or protector had little option for decent employment. The emphasis is on decent. The author's set up of the environment that this little tale takes place in was well done. The despondent atmosphere came through loud and clear as well as Lily's eventual acceptance of what she'd need to do if she wanted to eat. What I liked about her character was her feistiness. Even though she was trying to give herself a mental pep-talk about doing what she had to, her inherent goodness and sense of right and wrong still battled within her. She wasn't broken yet and I liked that. The best thing about this story is that she didn't have to completely let go of her principles, only her inhibitions. I found out that there's a lot more chutzpah in Lily's backbone than I at first believed. And, she has one heck of kick.
The man with the stiff and noble bearing is Talfryn. He's an exercise in contradiction. At first he's harsh, then there's a hint of a thaw and then he gets all growly and intense. Well, more intense. He's fighting a literal internal battle and the author came up with an awesome explanation of his condition.Read more ›
Lily the heroine an orphan virgin with ethics works in a dancehall earning a decent living just dancing. She just does not enjoy or takes pleasure in other men attempting to take advantage of her. Talfryn a apathetic cold viscount/halfling comes to the dancehall disrupting and saving her repeatedly from lecherous gentlemen imposing on her. Lily is a strong female who fights the advances with Talfryn's help. Talfryn takes her to a room not to intrude on her chasteness but to tell her who he is and to protect Lily from another dark force that wants her eventually saving the heroine and she saving him by giving her blood. In the end Talfryn takes her from the dancehall to live with him.
Overall, I liked the story, the hero and heroine. I would definitely read another story from Ms Susanne Saville.
This book is rather short but unlike other short books it suffers only a little from not having enough room for characters to breathe. The main female and male leads have good backstories and good enough personalities. The female's character does tend to waffle a bit, sometimes she's "demure", sometimes not, one moment she refuses, then the next moment permits. It wasn't too bad though and doesnt detract from the purpose of the book. The male is a bit of your standard lead in books like this. He's brooding and a basic insert your own dreamboat type of character at times, not always though.
The story itself is simple but succeeds in it's purpose. Don't look for complex twist and turns and you'll be fine. Do look for a nice erotic tale. There is quite a bit of naughty stuff when the time finally comes. It was written wonderfully explicit.
4 stars. I would have given it a perfect score but I felt like it could have been better with just a bit more story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Deana
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
Susanne Savelle has a style of writing that just... Read more
I read this book for about 30 mins and I had to quit is was just so bad. I'm sure somebody likes it but it just was not for me.Published on July 13, 2012 by Tendaena
I really liked this book. It was short, sweet, to the point and had vampires! I don't usually review books but I couldn't help it with this one. Read morePublished on March 19, 2012 by Candyce
I just finished this and wow what a disappointment! Bad ending and I would not recommend to waste the money. I am an avid reader so i try to be careful what i buy.Published on March 19, 2012 by Nettie
I loved this late-Victorian era PNR. Susanne Saville does a wonderful job drawing the reader into her world - her writing style, character development, the descriptions, the pace... Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by Lalla Rookh
I was feeling poor but I wanted to read something and this caught my eye. By the 5th page I was Hooked. This book is very well written with very few errors. Read morePublished on February 29, 2012 by jill<624thurm
IT WAS TOO SHORT! I loved this story, the characters. But right when I was really getting into it I notice on my Kindle that I am 53% done! Ah! Read morePublished on February 29, 2012 by SunnySally
What a sweet book! Its Pretty Woman with a splash of paranormal. I liked it wished it was longer :)Published on February 26, 2012 by dunhamboys
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