Kiss Across Swords by Teal Ceagh
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Time Travel, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (201 pages)
Other: M/F, M/M, M/M/F, M/F/M Menage, anal play/intercourse
Cherry Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle
Growing up, Taylor Yates never dreamed she would end up happily living with two drop-dead sexy vampires and time-hopping through their thousand years of personal history. Her life is complete—or is it?
When she finds herself at the siege of Jerusalem during the first crusade, Taylor discovers Veris doesn’t know her at all…and doesn’t want to. Worse, he and Brody are total strangers, and Taylor drives a wedge deep between them by trying to seduce Veris at their first meeting—not something a lady of the day does if she wants to keep her head.
Taylor and Brody must woo Veris using the customs of medieval England, win his heart and his full commitment before Jerusalem falls in four days’ time—or when they return to their own time, their lives as they know them will be gone.
How far would you go to find a man who doesn’t want to be found? If he is one of the two men you love more than life, would you go back in time? What if you didn’t have a choice? What if your actions could not only irreversibly change history but potentially impact your future? When a birthday request inadvertently causes a rift with her vampire lovers, Veris, Taylor and Brody are sent on a quest that could change all of their lives forever!
In the heart pounding follow-up to Teal Ceagh’s Kiss Across Time the reader is reintroduced to vampires Veris and Brody and their very human mate, Taylor Yates. In Kiss Across Time the trio experienced unexplainable time travel sending them back several hundreds of years. This allows Taylor to relive moments in the vampires' histories. They never know when a leap will happen but it most often happens when Taylor is being intimate with either one or both men. This book isn’t a comedy by a long shot but growing up with a father who loved Star Trek, I had to giggle each time the characters made a leap. You’ll have to understand the underlying joke about the ‘red-shirt officer' on Star Trek to get the joke but it essentially lets all parties involved know they are each cognizant of the time jump and safe.
Kiss Across Time was basically the introduction of Taylor to the vampires. Kiss Across Swords takes place four years into their ménage relationship. Everything seems to be progressing beautifully until Taylor makes a fateful request from Veris for her birthday. I don’t want to spoil the introduction so I’ll leave you simply knowing he refuses and then disappears without contact. You can feel the loneliness that both Taylor and Brody experience at his loss. Ms. Ceagh’s writing is beautifully vivid. When Brody and Taylor suddenly make a leap back in time to the first time Veris and Brody meet you can not only see the time period in your mind but you feel like you go on the journey with them.
Kiss Across Swords was a beautiful follow-up story but would work fine as a stand alone. Although, as a reader I can’t imagine not wanting to know how this trio came together. Kiss Across Time gives you background on both Taylor and vampires that Ms. Ceagh builds and expounds on in book two. If you like the paranormal and time travel genre’s you won’t want to miss this exciting story.