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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stormchild by Vivian Arend

Stormchild (Pacific Passion, Book 1) by Vivian Arend
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Other: M/F
Length: Short Story (50 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Jasmine

These elements have no desire to be tamed…

Pacific Passion, Book 1

As the new traveling doctor for the Pacific Inside Passage settlements, Matthew Jentry balances dual roles for his water-shifter people—caring for their health as a human-trained physician, and for their spiritual needs as a shaman.

Distractions of the female kind are not on his agenda, but his magical bloodline makes him a target for every marriage-minded woman within range. There’s something about the mysterious Laurin Marshall, though, that he finds far too enticing. It’s just as well that it’s time for him to move on.

Laurin thought she had perfected her guise as a mild-mannered teacher, but the sexual fireworks she and Matt touch off are threatening to blow her cover out of the water. Luckily it’s time for her to catch the boat to her next assignment.

When she discovers she’ll be sailing with Matt, she realizes there’s only one thing more dangerous than their unforgettable one-night stand—being trapped with him on a boat that gives “riding out the storm” a whole new meaning…

Stormchild is an intense, sensual story that will engross you from beginning to end. There is something simply charismatic about Matt and Laurin as they explore their magical yet explosive relationship that has quickly developed overnight. Vivian Arend definitely knows how to write a short story that packs a punch. In all honesty, I was sad to see Stormchild come to an end because I wanted to know more background information about Matt and Laurin, as well as their magical abilities to shift.

Stormchild is the perfect title to describe what happens when an Air Shifter and Sea Shaman meet. It’s amazing how they complement one another in every aspect of their relationship in spite of the odds. While both have secrets that are touched upon a little in the plot of the story, I would love to know more. It will be interesting to see what Ms. Arend has up her sleeve for the next book in the Pacific Passion series.

If you’re looking for a compelling, sexy, intense short story packed with unbridled lust that quickly morphs into love and guaranteed to get you aroused in all the right places while having you beg for more with the turn of every page, then Stormchild is the book to read. I’d definitely recommend Stormchild to my friends.

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