Monday, March 06, 2006

JERR Gives Allegra's Seduction: Immortality's Caress 1~ 4 stars & the big O

Genre: Romance/Vampire/ Series
ISBN: 1-55410-617-6
Reviewer: Aggie Tsirikas
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Heat level: O (orgasmic)


Allegra Montague, along with her two best friends Eloise and Sophia, are invited to the villa of Lord and Lady Lamberti for a weekend jaunt. Little do these ladies realize what they’re about to encounter before succumbing to the temptations around them. They will be challenged for Count del Fra’s affections so that this elder may select his bride, and in the process find themselves amongst a group of decadent vampires. Gabriele seems taken by Allegra’s seductive allure, but what of her equally delicious friends Eloise and Sophia?

Set in the lush and opulent 1592 Venice, Allegra’s Seduction is the first book in the Immortality’s Caress series by Ms. Martin that is well worth investing for a “meaty” and satisfying read. This 200 plus page story is rich in detail with aspects of intrigue, romance, and a whole lot of naughtiness that is sure to excite your senses with some really stirring sex scenes. There are some interesting aspects of Ms. Martin’s vampires, or rather kindred as they’re referred to. They have both strength and weaknesses making them compelling creatures. Gabriele, our 430 year old vampire is a romantic, thoughtful, forceful and compassionate man…and a right match for our heroine. Allegra seems unsure of herself at first, despite the fact that she’s a worldly woman of her times. The setting, story, characters and dialogue are well developed, and Ms. Martin’s research shines with facts interspersed throughout, lending an authentic feel to this book. Gabriele’s “maker”, Marcus, and his Queen Claudia also play an interesting role in this story. The length also allows the author to develop the main characters and set the scene for Eloise’s upcoming story without losing any momentum. Just be aware there are brief M/M, F/F, light bondage scenes, some graphic violence and ménage, but these don’t detract from the story.

Aggie Tsirikas ~ Just Erotic Romance Reviews


THANK YOU SO MUCH AGGIE! :)


23 comments:

snowflake said...

Congrats on the great review.

Jodi said...

What a great review! Congratulations!

Monica M. Martin said...

Thanks, ladies! :)

ThatBrunette said...

The artwork is very nice. I love the colors and flow. Did you have any hand in the design? Congratulations on the review!

Monica M. Martin said...

Hello thatbrunette :)( Part time desktop publisher, right? ) Thanks for dropping by, it’s good to see/read you again.



I wish! I created that tiny little pic on my profile though. Does that count? Lol. Caz’s designed the templates. I just pretend I’m that hot looking chick with the nice… If you’re interested in looking at my of Caz’s work, there’s a link bottom left. I’m off to look at your blog new! Cheers, M..

Monica M. Martin said...

TB~ Thanks for your congrats btw!

Sherrill Quinn said...

That's a terrific review, Monica. Congratulations! The story sounds very intriguing.

Cynthya said...

"really stirring sex scenes" Sounds good! :) Venice, vampires--what's not to like? Congrats on a great review.

Blythespirit said...

As I told you in my email before we could post here without being a blogger, I think your book sounds fantastic. Very original plot. It sounds hot, too. Can't wait to read it. Your website and blog looks marvelous. congrats

Vanessa Hart said...

Congratulations on the big O, Monica. Those are always nice**g**!

Nessie

Monica M. Martin said...

Hey Nessie :) Thanks! You got that right! Now, where did mine go...

Monica M. Martin said...

Blythespirit:)
Thank you for your kind words and for popping in to say hi. Cheers, M.

Monica M. Martin said...

Yes, the vampire is one sexy beast. Thanks for the congrats, Cynthya.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the wonderful review..."a whole lot of naughtiness" was mentioned...I'll bet that this type of naughty is extremely nice.

Little Lamb Lost

Monica M. Martin said...

Hi LLL, Thank you! Oh, of course...extremely nice. ;)

maripj99 said...

Congrats on the great review! This series is going to rock. I've been waiting forever for it to be released.

Maria

ThatBrunette said...

Monica, you remembered! Good to see your blog up and running. I'm not a serious blogger so don't expect too much from mine. :-) See you at the next chat.

Monica M. Martin said...

Of course I remembered. :)
Thanks!
Neither am I, it's all new to me, too. Alright. ;) 'Til then, be very good at being naughty. *g*

Monica M. Martin said...

Marie: I hear you! Lol. I'm thrilled it's all happening. I hope it rocks! *g*

Anonymous said...

Nice blog Monica! Nice cover too!
Hugs!
Lisa R.
goosebooth

Monica M. Martin said...

Hey Lisa *g*

Thank you on both counts! Cheers, M.

Blythespirit said...

Oh Monica, I forgot to mention before (how could I forget a contest?) that I am a member of your Yahoo Group! I just read in your newletter that we should mention that in our posts on the blog. Great contest, btw. Books are my favorite prizes.

Monica M. Martin said...

Blythesprit: Yes, I have you one my list. :) Lol. You're welcome.