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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lady of the Snow by Lizzie Lynn Lee

Lady of the Snow by Lizzie Lynn Lee
Publisher: Changeling Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Fantasy
Length: Short Story (83 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, M/M, F/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Agapanthus

It’s hard to kill your enemies when you fall in love with them…
In her previous life, Shizuka-no-kami was a bride-to-be when she was murdered in cold blood by her betrothed to gain her dowry. Because she perished in the snow, the Snow Goddess fosters her spirit, turning her into a yuki-onna, a snow maiden.

When the Snow Goddess’ sacred domain is threatened with never-ending battles, Shizuka is sent to entice and kill the aggressor’s overlords; only, she isn’t prepared for what awaits her. Lord Hiraoka Ichizo and his second-in-command, Tenshin Satoru, decide to introduce her to carnal pleasure and share her between them. As Shizuka is torn from the overlords’ seduction, other trouble is brewing on the horizon.

This time, if Shizuka does not heed how dangerous lust for power really is, the tightly woven treachery might kill her for good.

As a Snow Maiden, Shizuka has one job; to kill the southern lords and end the fighting with the Minokichi. What she finds instead is a dilemma between duty and love.

I really enjoyed Lady of the Snow. The characters are all well developed, with a depth that is not often found in a short story. My favorite character of the story has to be Shizuka. She is a strong and determined woman who is willing to do whatever is necessary to fulfill her duty to her Mistress. But she is soon torn between her duty to her Mistress and her love for the two Southern Lords Tensin and Ichizo.

Lord Tensin is a stubborn and strong warrior who is determined to finish the battle he started and punish the Minokichi for their wrongdoings. What he does not expect is to find himself falling in love with the strange snow pale woman who his second in command captures and brings back to camp.

Lady of the Snow is an endearing story about love, loss, revenge, and magic that will tug on your heartstrings while at the same time sending you looking for a cold shower. Filled with enchanting characters and super hot erotic scenes, this novella by Lizzie Lynn Lee is a definite must read.

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