In Stores: April 26, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Man-gods born to live and love forever, the Lords of Satyr are renowned for their sexual prowess…and unquenchable lust…
Call My Name
The forum excavations in Rome go on, directed by the iron-willed, charismatic Lord Bastian Satyr. Out of nowhere, a mysterious, haunting voice calls out to him…and lures him to the site of a long-vanished temple, where vestal virgins once performed rites of erotic surrender. The temple is the find of his career, but his heart is about to face the unknown…
Michaela is a pure Ephemeral. She can enter the bodies of others—and become any woman a man might wish to possess. His choice is her pleasure. And the commanding and utterly virile Bastian is the only man she desires…
Bastian: The Lords of Satyr by award-winning erotic historical paranormal romance author Elizabeth Amber’s sixth spellbinding installment in her beloved The Lords of Satyr which was released by Kensington Aphrodisia on March 26, 2011. From the moment I came across this beguiling enchanted series I found that once I entered the mystic world I was magically transferred into a world I would never want to leave.
BASTIAN is the eldest of four brothers and we were given a great introduction to the charmingly intensely sexual archaeologist in DANE. Credited to running the archaeological dig of The House and Temple of Vesta Bastian is charged into finding the six missing stones of the Vestal Virgins that were taken from Else World centuries earlier. The one thing he never expected was to be haunted by a mystical spirit with a voice that drives him into a sexual frenzy that in its own way is trying to help him…or is it.
I admit it… Bastian is one of my very favorite satyr lords. Bastian is everything you want in an uber sexually potent alpha male. I have been in desperation for Bastian’s story ever since he appeared on the pages of DANE. For me, there was something very unique and tragic with the man-god renowned for his sexual prowess and unquenchable lust and has kept me hooked to this series. Bastian is perfect hero. He has a strong and concise voice that rings clear and true off of every page whether he is being staid and business like in his archaeological dig or showing his vulnerable side.
I adore the fact that even though Bastian is a supernatural being that he is not perfect. Yes, physically the man is drop-dead-gorgeous and can snap his fingers making any woman drop to her knees, but for me it is the fact that Bastian is very venerable and sexy at the same time. Myself, I would not mind trade places with Sylvia for at least twenty four hours. I’m thinking of begging for Moonful night. =)
Bastian: The Lords of Satyr is a cornucopia of sensual charismatic characters. Some we have met in DANE like those lusciously, decadent passionate brothers, Sevin, Lucian, Dane and his beautiful and only Satyr wife, Eva that I was so happy to be reunited with this insatiable family. Another character that stands out is the Ephemeral Companion, Michaela that we were first introduced to in DANE. I kept praying that Michaela would play a major role in Bastian’s story because she was such a strong character. But the character that I absolutely adored and kept me enthralled until the very end was Ephemeral, Sylvia who at first seeing Lord Bastian fell hard for him. Sylvia is the perfect match for Bastian in every way. She is not the typical female who melt’s in the sexy lords presence but is quick witted, strong and gives just as good as she gets. Even though Silvia is a fictional invisible Vesta Virgin I still found myself relating to her. Ms. Amber created a gorgeous, kick-ass and independent heroine was a trip to watch as she ran Bastian in circles. It was so much fun watching this virile intelligent man fall hard for a woman that he couldn’t see but still fell head-over-heals in love with her.
I have been a huge fan of Ms. Amber’s writing ever since I read Nicholas: The Lords of Satyr and was awed by this authors unique prose. But I was struck by the natural talent that this writer exudes as she creates her characters charms readers into turning the next page. Elizabeth Amber writes with so much passion and love for her prose and characters that readers are not surprised to find themselves falling in love with these emotionally charge and endear characters that want their stories written. Elizabeth Amber has true magic in those fingers and I am not surprised that reader gobble up her stories so fast that they are in breathless anticipation for the next one to be released.
I have to mention the cover of BASTIAN. I think it one of the most powerfully potent covers of Elizabeth Amber’s to date. I knew Bastian was perfection personified as God’s gift to women but even I am in awe of the beautiful cover model that does Bastian proud.
Bastian: The Lords of Satyr of course I was intrigued by the many facets of this story bit the one thing that struck me was the deep affection that both protagonist share for the other. I admit that they both are stubborn as the day is long. They both are severely independent but at the heart of it Silvia and Bastian want to be loved for who they are. A theme that was weaved so skillfully through the story was complete and utter acceptance in whom you are. Silvia and Bastian both needed to come to terms with their shortcomings and learn to let go of some of the control and lean on another before they could realize what they truly wanted. Sylvia had to deal with the fact that at a very young age she was abandoned up to the Goddess of Vesta by both her mother and father, leaving her vulnerable and alone. On the other side of the copper coin is Bastian. This strong demanding satyr felt guilty for having his special gifts whose father unsuccessfully tried to hide from Else World making them shift the family into Earth World, inevitably leading to his parents’ death. The more I read the more I noticed that these two protagonists were similar in character to the point that they loved deeply and would do anything for their family and anyone they loved.
One of my favorite scenes comes very close to the end but I have to share it with you.
“Gods!” Bastian gazed down at her and she saw tears on his face.
He folded her close, clutching her to him as if he would never let her go.
She felt the rumble of his words in his chest. “I’m here now, my love. You’re safe. I’m here.”
In the end, Bastian: The Lords of Satyr wraps readers in a mystical erotic story with its sensually explicit sexual love scene that whips readers into an emotional frenzy with stunning dialogue that show us characters with flesh and blood flaws and traits that readers can relate to.