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Monday, October 27, 2008

Tempt Me With Darkness

Tempt Me With Darkness by Shayla Black
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
Genre: Contemporary, Action/Adventure, Paranormal
Length: Full Length
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by Cholla

He’s an immortal knight hungering for satisfaction. . . .

As soon as Marrok sees Olivia Gray, he’s sure they met in eons past. He’s felt her soft, gentle curves writhing in pleasure beneath his own powerful body. . . Morganna! For centuries, towering Marrok, once the mightiest of King Arthur’s warriors, has endured a terrible curse the witch cast upon him when he spurned the witch.

She’s a modern woman about to discover ancient magic. . . .

Olivia shares a mystical—and irresistible—connection with brooding Marrok. Soon after the sexy warrior appears in her erotic dreams, he abducts her, demanding she uncurse him. Their intense passion is more powerful—and intimate—than either of them has ever known. Olivia may be the key to unlocking the diary that will break Morganna’s hold on his life. But in the wrong hands, the book also holds the power to destroy magickind. As they search for answers, a ruthless wizard returned from exile is building an army of evil. When he discovers Marrok and Olivia have the diary, only their love—with the help of a powerful group of magical Brethren—can save them.

Despite their horribly rocky introduction to one another, Marrok and Olivia dance around their obvious attraction – and strong desire – for one another until they can’t deny the pull any longer. Sparks fly – both in passion and anger – once they give in to their passions. Will Marrok ever forgive Morgana enough to love Olivia? Will Oliva learn to move beyond her past enough to trust Marrok to love her?

While racing against time, Marrok and Olivia try to find the secret to opening the Doomsday Diary and thus freeing Marrok from Morgana’s curse of immortality. They are also forced to exchange energy – through sex – in order for Olivia, an untransitioned mated witch – to remain strong and healthy. At times there was a bit too much sex and not quite enough action for my tastes. However, with a strong story and likable characters – as well as those you love to hate and even one you’re not so sure about – you almost don’t even notice the bumps in the road along the way to the exciting conclusion. A definite must-read for any fan of the Arthurian legends and Morgan Le Fay.

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