Sunday, July 29, 2012

Review: House of Saints by a.c. Mason

eBook: 58 pages
Published February 24th 2012 by Decadent Publishing (first published January 1st 2012)
IBSN: 9781613332337
Source: author, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Erotic Romance
Stars: 3
Flames: 3

Synopsis:
     In 1890s London, young Simone Baden is left with responsibility of her two brothers. Being a woman of color with very little experience, she cannot provide for them through honest means and is soon desperate. From the women at the boarding house, she hears of a brothel that caters to the unusual—supernaturals. With the ache of hunger growing in her brothers’ bellies and the threat of eviction looming, she has no choice but to barter her body and freedom.

     Eravas Lilu is an ancient spirit of desire who excels at what he does—teaching the arts of pleasure to women—but Simone is different. With a male and female helper, decadent instruction follows to mold his charge into Magdalene. Enthralled by her inner beauty, he finds himself at a crossroads.

     Shall he let her new profession take her soul, or give up his own in exchange for hers…?

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My Review:
     I really liked the story but there are just to many points that influence my rating. One is that for being a book taking place in the 1890's I didn't feel like I was there at all. The form of writing just wasn't to old world.

     Then there is the fact that I wanted more of the story. I don't know specifically what, but there was something missing on it. There is too the fact that Simone was in a house that serviced "mythical" creatures but she was mostly confined to her room.

     I did like the connection between Simone and Eravas. It was beautiful how even as he teach her and try to keep everything professional he ended up caring and eventually falling for her. And how she didn't let him hide from her.