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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nocked Senseless by Sam Cheever



Nocked Senseless (Book 3 in the Gods of Love series) by Sam Cheever
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (115 pgs)
Other: M/F, Anal Play, Fetish
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint

Hermes Adonis has a broken heart and an attitude problem. When the Fates send him on a forced sabbatical from Cupid’s Arrow, he’s not a happy Cupid. Hermes spends his days sucking Brimstone and anticipating his total destruction. But when a dark-haired beauty throws him to the ground and puts a knife to his throat, he feels an unexpected spark in his dead heart.

Nidras is a cursed demon princess. She’s pretty tapped out just trying to kill the wizard who holds her curse. The last thing she needs is a man, especially one whose sexy head is fuzzy from sucking Brimstone all day. But Hermes is funny and determined, and Nidras is lonely and scared. And when they get together in a room, the heat they create nearly melts the paint from the walls.

This story was suffused with mythological creatures. From wizards, Greek gods, Gremlins, Demons and more you never knew what mythological creature would show up next.

The main characters in this story were definitely unique from the average heroine and hero. Nidras was a strong independent woman and dared anyone to get in her way. It showed me the author’s ability to see the modern woman. Many women no longer depend on anyone but themselves nowadays and that was clearly what the author wanted for Nidras. The thing I didn’t like was that the author made Hermes such a weak character. The man was near death constantly because he could not defend himself. Also he allowed Nidras to walk all over him and not only accepted it, but it seemed like he was asking for more.

The plot of this story was very action-packed. Nidras and Hermes had to constantly fight their enemies and struggle to stay alive. These numerous twists and turns really helped keep their relationship exciting. After so many near-death experiences they always need to come together and unwind. And who doesn’t like to watch two people unwind in all sorts of positions.

The writing style of this story sometimes left me unsatisfied, especially the fact that some scenes seemed repetitive. At a few points I questioned if the author made a mistake and accidentally included the same scene twice, but then it would have a slight difference, so you would know it was meant to be in the story.

The antagonist conflict was one of the best aspects of this story. The battles between Nidras and Hermes and the wizard were epic. It really added a lot of excitement to the story. Plus the wizard has so much magic and creatures at his disposal you couldn’t wait to see what he would pull out next.

All in all, this was a fun and exciting story that I enjoyed reading. I give it 3 cherries.

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