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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kiss Across Time by Teal Ceagh

Kiss Across Time by Teal Ceagh
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (81 pgs)
Other: Menage, F/M/M, anal play
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Taylor Yates just got fired from her university job for insisting that the fifth-century British poet and playwright, Inigo Domhnall, existed. When she hears the poet’s lyrics in a death metal song, she engineers a meeting with the dark-eyed, dark-haired lead singer, Brody Gallagher. An unintended kiss sends them spinning back to the poet’s time, when Saxons were pillaging King Arthur’s Britain, and a warrior expects a proper farewell from his woman before he sets off for war.

Brody’s all for kissing her again. More, he’d like her to try kissing his friend and lover, Veris, just to see what will happen. His tall, blond, blue-eyed Saxon friend, Veris.

Taylor Yates has bet her entire professional career on the existence of a British poet and playwright, Inigo Domhnall. She has been shut down at every turn and eventually fired from her teaching position. Imagine her surprise to hear the words of one of his poems in the lyrics of a death metal song.

Taylor’s character is both strong and vulnerable. With so much of her life spent on searching for an unknown writer she is starting to even doubt herself until she hears the song sung by Brody Gallagher. She is determined to do whatever is necessary (including donning leather and heavy eyeliner) and go wherever is necessary to prove her theory about Domhnall. She didn’t expect that to include backstage and the private dressing room of Gallagher himself or his blond and ultra sexy friend, Veris.

I think you’ll be as entertained and affected by the chemistry between the characters as I was. The initial meeting between Taylor and Brody is explosive and adding Veris to the mix equated throwing fuel on a raging fire. The back story of how Brody and Veris came to be friends as well as lovers is touching and poignant.

I truly enjoyed Kiss Across Time. Ms. Ceagh has penned a fast-moving romance that spanned several lifetimes and included a paranormal aspect that was a fun and totally unexpected surprise. For someone who reads as much as I do, this reviewer was thrilled to read the unique twist and that it flowed so well with the rest of this short story. Definitely a well-earned 4.5 cherries.

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