Thursday, October 16, 2008
In the late eighteenth century, plantation owner Damien du Bourg struck an unholy bargain with a fallen angel: an eternity of inspiring lust in others for the gift of immortality. But when Marley Turner stumbles upon Damien's plantation searching for her missing sister, for the first time in two hundred years it's Damien who can't resist the lure of a woman. But his past sins aren't so easily forgotten-or forgiven.
This was my first "paranormal" romance, I had high hopes for this author, since I was curious and had heard good things about another book she recently wrote, Fallen. This book was such a waste of my time, total drivel, but I finished it easily, since it only took about a day to read, but it was so stupid! I kept wishing it would get good - and I guess that's what kept driving me to read it - thinking it would get better - but it didn't! Lesson learned.
Marley Turner is a busty, slightly overweight, religious young schoolteacher who goes to New Orleans in search of her wayward, sexually promiscuous, irresponsible sister who has disappeared there. Did I mention Marley was big breasted?
While in search of her sister, she meets Damian du Bourg the handsome owner of a large (but crumbling) southern plantation on River Road. He's known for his "sex parties" in which upright people from New Orleans are invited, by invitation only, to shed their inhibitions (in masks no less!) and have sex with everyone, everywhere, in any way or position - all night long! Marley gets quite an eyeful her first time at one of these, clad in a black bikini, of which her big D cup breasts can hardly be contained in. Damian, the immortal in the book, has been a slave to the demons that made him immortal for over 200 years. His job is to incite lust in people - hence the parties. But he has long ago given up partaking in the pleasures of the flesh himself, it's been over 100 years for him - until he meets Marley (of course.) Innocent, good girl Marley who hasn't had sex in five years, turns this immortal hunk on and he is forced to jack off in the bushes after seeing her in her bikini - blech! This story was so ridiculous - I just can't continue writing about it!
Read at your own risk - it was the stupidest, most inane story made for lots of gratuitous sex scenes that are meant to be super hot, but I frankly found them lacking and emotionless, and even a little gross at times. The book also has an epistolary form to it with letters written by Damian's dead wife recounting her sexual awakening with him - *shudder* Add to that the predictable happy ending and this was a total wash out.
This book's plot was so bad I can't even write anymore about it. Although the writing itself wasn't terrible, though there were some editing errors and typos. Still, if only there had been some humor in it, but the whole thing took itself so seriously - it would have been comical to read otherwise.