Monday, October 8, 2007

The Soft Edge of Midnight by Stella and Audra Price

This was a fun and fabulous book to read and review. Stella and Audra Price really have a different style of writing that draws you into the worlds they create. Lucky for us readers, there's many more books, and a promising new series to come!!

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The Soft Edge of Midnight
Stella and Audra Price
Siren Publishing
ISBN: 1-933563-91-5
252 pages
Paranormal/Erotic romance

Illori will tell you she’s one unlucky unicorn. After spending many years in Africa as a Fallen Angel’s prized “pet”, and having her magic used to keep him hidden from his master downstairs, she knows what a coveted prize she is. But her stint as slave and trophy is over now, and she must do what she can to keep herself safe. But she knows she will never be truly safe as long as she is cut off from The Glimmer, the magical realm and home of the unicorns.

Karsten has all but given up hope of ever finding another of his race. Since the portal to The Glimmer was closed and he was caught on the wrong side five hundred years ago, he has searched for another of his kind, especially a mare that he might mate and start a family with. So he goes on living a discontented existence, working as a secret agent, taking dangerous jobs that his luck allows him to survive. Until one day, walking down a Glasgow street, he catches the beautiful, unmistakable scent of an unmated mare. When the mare enters a candy shop, what can he do but follow?

Illori and Karsten have an instant attraction to each other, and the pull between stallion and mare is undeniable. They retreat to her nearby apartment, but before he can give her his mark, they are interrupted by Sammael, a Fallen Angel charged with the task of getting rid of the female unicorn. The task was given to Sam by Lucifer himself, and made apparent (in a not-so-subtle way) that it was his last chance. Karsten and Illori make a narrow escape, and their need to get back to The Glimmer has become all too clear.

But when Illori is captured by Nybras, a demon making a play for Sammael’s job as hunter, Sam knows he has to make a change in plans to save his job. Karsten and Sam, a being of light and a being of darkness, must join forces to save Karsten’s mate- and Sam’s hide!

The Soft Edge of Midnight is the prequel to the Keepers of Twilight series. But don’t let the word “prequel” fool you, this book is a fantastic stand-alone that like all The Price Sisters’ books will whet your appetite for more! This is an exhilarating story of fated mates trying to find their way home, and battling the forces that would keep them apart. You will be fascinated by how quickly you come to know the characters both light and dark- their wants, fears, motivations- and love them because of (or in spite of) these traits. As you read The Soft Edge of Midnight, you will be drawn into the story by the excitement, the humor, the magic, the love, and of course those searing sex-scenes! The authors amaze you with their ability to spin an amazing story of the Unicorn-shifters effortlessly, as if it’s been done a million times. The characters, the story, and the settings jump right out at you, and you will have no problem picturing everything in your mind, thanks to it all being brilliantly described without you even knowing it. The Soft Edge of Midnight is a phenomenal story that will make you want more of the Keepers of Twilight- and more of Stella and Audra Price.

-Mandy Briggs
Rogues and Romance

Heat Rating: *4- Cupid's Aphrodisiac
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Violence Rating: *3- Steel Arrow
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