Monday, January 21, 2008

Masquerade of the Cursed King by Vanessa N. Gilfoy!

I was lucky enough to be asked by Vanessa N. Gilfoy to review Masquerade of the Cursed King, and the other two, Guardian of the Onyx Empire (out now), and Quest into the Forbidden. Check back soon for the reviews, but in the meantime, you have got to check this series out, starting with Masquerade of the Cursed King!


Masquerade of the Cursed King
Vanessa N. Gilfoy

Ellora's Cave
ISBN 978 14199 12764
Fantasy Erotic Romance
New Pangaea series

Eleanor is a powerful hybrid elf, isolated by her parents because her skin emits a perfume that is a powerful aphrodisiac to males. Unfortunately, the only male she wants, and has ever wanted, is Erick, her childhood best friend. But war came when they were only teenagers, making Erick the king of Biston, and leaving him with physical and emotional scars that haunt him past the point of reason. After being separated for years, Erick and Eleanor see each other once again, and Erick can barely resist her beauty and her perfume. But Erick refuses to believe his attraction is any more than her pheromones, and he is the only one who can’t see that he and Eleanor are fated mates. Eleanor is devastated as Erick begins to treat her with the same contempt that he feels for himself. He has no idea of the sacrifices she’s made for him, and continues to make for him as he tortures her with his refusals. The only chance she has to be with the one she loves is to disguise herself and attend the sensual masquerades Erick hosts.

Masquerade of the Cursed King is the first story in the fantastic New Pangaea series. New and unique cultures, species, territories, and magic abound in this captivating new world created by Vanessa N. Gilfoy. Ms. Gilfoy has impressive talent for description, allowing the reader to conjure images, characters, and scenes with ease. You can help but feel empathetic towards Eleanor, and want to wring Erick’s neck for his constant denials. But the author never crosses the line that causes the reader to dislike the hero, but inspires you to feel the same frustration that the heroine feels. Masquerade of the Cursed King is a romantic fantasy that is sure to captivate and stimulate your imagination, and Vanessa N. Gilfoy has created a series that can’t be missed!

-Mandy Briggs
Rogues and Romance

Heat Rating: *4- Cupid's Aphrodisiac

Violence Rating: *4- Fire Arrow

Official Blurb:
Eleanor, a hybrid elf, wishes she didn't want Erick. If only he didn't feel so good. But he's broken and can't see her as his fated one. She knows he'll hurt her and she hates him for it. She'd escape to Gildon if she had the spells to survive the bitter cold mountain pass.

King Frederick (Erick) of Biston can see only what he lost in the war, not what's left. But when Eleanor Borona sways her hips back into his life, all grown up and emitting her come-kiss-me perfume, everything really goes to hell. Erick can't stop himself from touching her electrifying body. He shouldn't feel this way. She shouldn't be the one who can lift his curse. If the seemingly fickle hybrid doesn't end him with her magic, her father, Henry, will run him through — or worse, abandon him. Henry had won Erick the throne and keeps the cursed crown on his head.

And then a night at the masquerade threatens to turn their whole world upside down.





Happy Reading!



Denise said...

oOo! I'll be reading this one, for sure. :-) Great review Mandy!

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Chyne said...

Great Review! Sounds very interesting!

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