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The Moonlight Mistress Paperback – November 17, 2009
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"This World War I story has plenty of steam and romance, unusual characters, and all kinds of things that appealed to me." - All About Romance Blog
About the Author
Victoria Janssen has written numerous short stories and three erotic novels: The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover; The Moonlight Mistress; and The Duke and the Pirate Queen, all from Harlequin Spice. “Under Her Uniform" is her most recent work for Harlequin.
She’s a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and Novelists, Inc.. She lives in Philadelphia and loves to research World War One.
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There are multiple protagonists in The Moonlight Mistress and some of them are part of an English battalion fighting in France. The war is not used as background, instead Janssen thoroughly develops the plot and cast of characters while incorporating well-written historical details and making the war part of the story. The reader is right there with those men as they dig ditches, sleep in the mud, and as they experience battles, hunger, losses and small victories. Janssen cleverly integrates the historical details into the paranormal aspect of the book; an unexpected and pleasant surprise.
The erotic scenes are great and don't overwhelm the story, although there are plenty. The couples are all likable and their relationships are thoroughly developed. There are M/F, M/M and M/M/F erotic scenes to go with the storylines Ms. Janssen weaves into The Moonlight Mistress. The M/F scenes start on the warm side with Lucilla and Pascal and get hotter as the story goes on. In the beginning sexual tension is used to develop the M/M relationship, however the sexual encounters are hot from beginning to end as is the M/M/F. You will find that all the female protagonists in the story are either strong women or women with a defined path.
The Moonlight Mistress is a well-written, enjoyable adventure with well-developed characters, hot, erotic encounters, and thorough historical details cleverly incorporated into the overall story.
I don't mind small amounts of male/male erotica but, I like to be aware that it is going to happen in advance. Nothing on the back of the book mentioned male/male gay sex. There are several scenes like that. If you do not like this sort of thing, don't read this book. I simply was not prepared for this when I was reading the book.
The characters Pascal and Lucila are strong characters and should be brought back in another book. Tanneka is a werewolf (one of 2 main werewolves) but her character is a bit under developed. There wasn't a lot of information about her and this made it hard to like her or really care about her.
I did like how it was during one of the wars but I did not like the stereotype of mad scientist and the "creatures" used to help the bad guys win the war.
If the book had focused on the werewolves It would have been much better. Maybe follow up books that delve into the individual pasts would be easier to follow. The book has a good idea but not enough character development.
The sex scenes are imaginative and smoking hot and cover all aspects of love. Lucilla makes an excellent strong heroine. In fact, all the women portrayed in this book are strong independent females who survive despite their trials and tribulations. I particularly appreciated that.
Readers should note that there are m/m and m/m/f sexual scenarios in this book.