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Friday, May 15, 2009

Within These Stone Walls by Desiree Lee

Within These Stone Walls by Desiree Lee
Publisher: DCL Publications
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (149 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by Tiger Lily

If walls could talk…

Danica Heuer gave her word to her Uncle Arthur on his deathbed. She would take her inheritance and buy a castle. The remark was flippant at the time, but now that Uncle Art is gone, she is honor-bound to keep that promise.

The castle Danica buys turns out to be the boon she needed to lift her spirits. Majestic and dignified, she falls in love with her new purchase immediately. The steward is helpful and very informative about the castle's rich history and lore. Things are perfect. Or are they?

Danica's dreams become tumultuous. Strange sounds in the night wake her. The longer she stays, the more hushed whispers she hears in town about her castle.

What will Danica do when she discovers the terrifying truth about her castle, contained deep Within These Stone Walls?

She’s been responsible all her life and still felt like an outsider. He’s pent up in a castle with a crazy man. When Danica and Andreas meet, it’s not conventional, but it’s magic! Want to know more? Read Within These Stone Walls.

Ms. Lee writes a captivating tale. She grabs the reader from page one and allows her characters to run the gamut of emotions until the very end. Her use of descriptions and settings is fantastic. It’s like you really are there within the castle with Danica.

The characters are original and fun. I especially loved Nana. She’s the grandmother figure we all wish we had. As for the hero, Andreas doesn’t disappoint. He comes to Danica in the only ways he knows how and sweeps not only her, but the reader as well, off her feet. I liked Danica’s headstrong nature and her sensibility. She is the type of heroine readers can look up to.

And the love scenes? Woo! You’ll need a cold shower, but you can definitely feel the passion flowing between them. You can’t help but root for them to conquer the evil and end up together.

If you want a fun and sexy read, then Within These Stone Walls is the novella for you! I give this work 4 ½ cherries!

1 comment:

Desirée Lee said...

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the book!

Carpe Noctem,

Desirée Lee
Putting the Romance Back in Necromancy