Friday, December 24, 2010

Flashback Friday: Review: Dane by Elizabeth Amber

****Merry Christmas to my Fellow Followers*****


Erotic Paranormal Historical Romance
Kensington Aphrodisia
Release date: JUNE 1, 2010


DANE begins a new trilogy within The Lords of Satyr series.
It's now 50 years later, in Rome during the forum excavations of 1880. . .

Dane and Eva have secrets.

Because of a mysterious boyhood trauma, he harbors an alternate personality that seeks to protect him from the knowledge of his missing brother's whereabouts. Eva is a matchmaker, whose job it is to find human wives for Dane and his brothers. She's the only female satyr in existence. A fact she must hide, even from Dane.


Oh my gosh, where do I start... For those of you that come to my Lair enough ~ know that I love Ms. Elizabeth Amber's work. I am in love with Nicholas, the first book in this erotic series. So, I am warning you ~ if you do not want to hear about how amazingly awesome she is... or how amazingly freaking hawt this book is... you can stop reading.

But if I have piqued your interest.... and I hope to the Lords Satyr's olive grove I did... Let's continue...

Just like the one's before, this book is awesome. **cue the angelic music playing cuz the Heavens have opened** I do have to say, Ms. Amber blew me out the water with this one. There were twists and turns in this book that I just did not expect to find. Just when I thought I knew the stories of the Satyr brother's, Ms. Elizabeth threw me for a loop I will not forget. The stories just keep getting better and better!

Dane is a man on a mission. A mission of finding out what happen to a past that he can not remember. A past so terrible that his mind created multiple personalities to help him cope. A past where he lost one of his brothers. How does one cope with that and being the best Elsewhere Tracker... that is being tracked?

***oh and just so you know... Dane is a Sex on a Stick man***

Eva is a woman who has the weight of the world on her shoulders. She is the essential care takers of all that reside under roof with her. Eva does what she has to ~ play matchmaker for Elsewhere creatures to humans in upper society ~ to keep a roof over their head, food on the table and clothes on their back. She crossed over from Elsewhere for her own agenda though ~ to seek out her father. The man that sired her and left her and Maman.

Dane has two other brother's to deal with ~ Bastian and Sevin ~ for they share the family land. Dane feels like the lost of Lucien was his fault and has carried that burden on his shoulders for so long. But he refuses to give up hope. He knows that Luc is out there... some where. The not knowing ~ gnawing at him everyday. Being known as the best Tracker in Elseworld does not help him.... so that pisses him off that he cannot locate his brother. Oh and do not forget the harping of the Council wanting him and his brothers to wed a human in order to bred ~ is always a constant thing.

Eva crossed over from Elsewhere World with one thing on her mind ~ to find her father. But in order to cross over into Earth World, she had to go through an application process. The process was not easy... You see, Eva has a secret that only a few people know about. And if Elsewhere found out what she was..... besides fey (her mother's side of the family...) well, Eva is just scare of what they would do if they found her out.

This whole story intrigued me beyond my beliefs. While this story is about Dane, it is also a story of a broken man. A man with two other personalities living inside of him. One ~ Dante ~ comes out when it is time for carnal pleasures... he is the over bearing one. And the other one ~ Daniel ~ does not come out... he stays hidden in the corner of Dane's mind with secrets that Dane wishes he knew. Ms. Amber weaved the story very carefully that it made perfect sense at what was going on with Dane. You did not feel pity for him... for that is not what he would want from you. You actually feel the devotion Dane has to his family.

Eva will pull at your heart strings. She is a wonderful woman. I loved that she was a woman I could see myself taking under my wing as a best friend. She is a refreshing heroine ~ she tries to do what is expected of her by everyone; but knows in her heart ~ that she must do things for herself. Kinda take life by the horns and shake them up. She lives with her maidservant she has had since she was a baby - Odette, a fey gentlemen -Pinot and two adorable fey girls... who were abandoned at a very young age (they were left on the streets to fend for themselves and being of Elsewhere creatures, you could only imagine their fate if every found by the Humans). Eva has a heart of gold and she wants to see everyone happy. She truly does, but in the process, she wants some of that happiness for herself. Is that too much to ask for?

Oh my gosh... this is one story... that really left me mesmerized. And to think I have not even touched on the villains for this story. And believe me... they have them and they will make you want to take a shower and risen them off. Creepy bad... I could not believe some of things that they did or that were being done. But oh my gosh - they did. But for every villain, there is a hero and heroine and this story does not fall short of them! Big and little, old and young, this story is brimming with "hero of the day!"

Ms. Elizabeth rocked my world. This story wrapped me up and did not let me go. The story line was very well delivered. The pace of the story was also done to a "t." Dane and Eva gave you their stories and their background. I loved learning what made them who they were. But I do have to say that Ms. Amber reallly pushed the envelope with this story ~ in a very delicious, wickedly hot way. We touched on domination and submission... we touched on sexual exploits that I really never saw coming. The heat level in this book was enough to catch a few pages on fire while I was reading. Now I will say this about the story, I never thought I would see Ms. Amber pen such an erotic tale. And I mean... the other brother's are erotic. They all are... But this... Oh man.... This book is very erotic. ((And I have a feeling more is to come)) This book takes a trip on the wild side for the time period this is etched in. Humans and Elseworld creatures. But it is all Dane and Eva ~ they pushed all the right buttons together and made the story come alive with passion, lust, desire, need and a love that was burning deep down.

Ms. Amber did it again and I simply can not wait for Bastian's story.... She has managed to intrigue me, bespell me, make me angry, make me proud, make me want revenge for those that were hurt... but most of all... she made me fall in love.

What would you do to secure your future? What would you do to secure the future of others that depend on you for their future? How dangerous can secrets be - in life, in love and in hate? Can secrets ruin lives? What happens when you remember things your mind was trying to get you to forget? Is there redemption for people that are cruel? What if those people ~ are people you care for? Would you be willing to walk away from love for the sake of someone else or what someone else wanted for you?

Will you take this journey with Dane and Eva to find out what the future holds for them? I promise this is one journey you will not want to miss!

On a side note: You are introduced to his brothers (which sets up the stories to come *cough cough*) and their characters edge their way into your heart... and passion... preparing you for what is to come.

And if you simply can not get enough of Dane and Eva.... go here to read an excerpt ->> here.
If you are itching to get to know more about Ms. Amber, please visit her web site --> here.
I know she would love to hear from you!!!!

And ps ~ on a small note... my name is in this book.

Remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!
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Brandi said...

Yep...I think we all know how I feel about this already...Jealous!

Doubt the fam is gonna get me naughty books for christmas, but I did tell them i like gift cards so if the hint stuck I can order them soon. If now I'm buying the damn books myself.

As always hun your reviews are wonderful. Have a Merry Christmas. I think im going to have visions of this hottie in my head instead of sugarplums!

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Hey Brandi! You always make me giggle!! I am glad that you have enjoyed the reviews. There is another brother book coming out and I cannot wait!!!!

And I love gift cards to the book store. If I had to rely on my family buying my books for me... They would never get them right. Well, I take that back. They know the cover has to be a half naked man on the cover (according to my hubs)!

Instead of sugar plums dancing in your head... it is okay to have super hotties... and they don't have to be dancing!!! HEHEHE

Merry Christmas to you my dear friend! Hugs to you all!

Blodeuedd said...

Eeek, I am late. Ok gotta write something quickly, leaving for xmas soon.

Aye thingies ;)
Merry Christmas hussies :D

Houston A.W. Knight said...


Where do you find all these interesting books!? Man...I really have to get these....they sound awesome!

Happy Christmas Eve!

elaing8 said...

LOl at Blodeuedd ..the thingies scare her :D

Great review Cecile.I will get my hands on these boys one day ;)

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Thanks for coming over yall! Blodeuedd, you make me giggle all the time honey! I hope you and bf have a very merry "first" christmas!!! hugs to you honey!

Hawk & Elaine! You two are truly what best friends are!! Hugs to both of you!!!!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

I learned how to be a friend from you, because you're the best friend anyone could ever have!

Merry Christmas Darlin'...

BTW - Ooooohhhh on that book you sent me (Sweet Surrender - by Maya Banks) OMG! I'm only a few pages into it but I love it! I can't wait to see your review on it...Thank you for such a great gift!

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Hawk, i am glad that you are enjoying the book! That is the point of the a hussy sending you a book!

I will talk to you later honey!
Hug to you!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

I know I should have been writing on my book last night but I was staying warm and reading the book you sent me....I'm loving this book but I'm not telling you that because I don't want to influence your opinion...BUT I LOVE IT! I want to say more but I can't until you've done your review on it...then we'll talk about it! OMG, I can't wait.

Hugs and yes call me later tonight if you can!

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

You crack me up! I know, I can't wait to start it either... I should be starting it soon. I am done with Edie's book - Dead People, very good book btw, lol!!!
I will talk to you soon hon! Hugs!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

No! No!

*I'm tossing me arms across me face to fide from you*

Don't tell me about anymore pocket is dry! Oh Damn, o.k., one more book! Then that's it for a week at least!

Love ya' darlin'

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Fide = hide

was in a hurry to get the dog out for a know how he'll squeak me to death if I don't take him when he wants to go.