- File Size: 870 KB
- Print Length: 147 pages
- Publisher: Fragrant Books (June 21, 2015)
- Publication Date: June 21, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00Y3X7J1S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #848,299 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It's a story about a woman and her struggle to make her mark in this world where men rule and women serve their need. Forget everything and get in the world of Veronica and her love story.
An enjoyable read indeed!
Daiko's strength lies in her ability to conjure up the time period with Veronica's mesmerizing voice. The courtesan's cadence and mindset coalesce well to suggest a formidable woman who does not fear enjoyment on a sensual level; one can almost see her winking suggestively at the reader when she describes one of her bawdy romps. Daiko's Veronica thoroughly enjoys what she does--she finds her passion and turns it into a career--like all the good self-help books dictate:) Daiko paints her as a woman before her time and she does her justice.
In turn, obviously, Daiko enjoys writing in this format; her credibility from a historical standpoint soars as the pages turn and her Veronica is revealed, not just from an erotic perspective, but from a three-dimensional construct of the woman and her objective.
As Veronica trades sex for favors, thoroughly loving her patrons, Daiko includes quite a bit of smoldering sensuality. However, she does so in a way that fits in with the story line--as information as to the goings-on in the world of courtesans. She handles such scenes with finesse, yet manages to titillate in the same way as Anne Rice in her early Sleeping Beauty series (Sleeping Beauty trilogy set (Volume 1 2 3)). Those who enjoy the genre of erotica will find Veronica and her sensibilities captivating and hopefully will earmark all of Daiko's future installments to her Fragrant Courtesan series.
Bottom line? In "Veronica: Fragrant Courtesans Book One." author Siobhan Daiko finds her voice; its rich, unafraid and fully capable of rolling the reader within the folds of a magic carpet and then ferrying him/her to unknown places where opulence, intelligence and adventure rule. Keep in mind that "Veronica" is a work of erotica that weaves sexual interludes into the storyline masterfully. Those who enjoyed In the Company of the Courtesan: A Novel will find Veronica's voice similar in its ability to bring the world of 16th century Venice to life. Recommended.
Diana Faillace Von Behren
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