Lucinda, Darkly by Sunny
The Demon Princess Chronicles, Book 1
Berkley Trade
Erotic Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
ISBN: (10) 0425214648; (13) 978-0425214640
Reviewed by Sabella

   

 

Lucinda has existed for a long time as demon dead, but she is feeling the weight of all her years.  She misses the simple kindnesses experienced through interaction with others, where she’s not feared or reviled.  When Lucinda comes across a man that can understand her isolation, she also finds a man that does not fear her, wishes nothing from her, but the right to cherish her.  However, when Lucinda is called to perform her duties as Guardian, she comes across more men who appreciate her, not who or what she is.  Will Lucinda be able to step away from the path she has created for herself and accept what is offered, or will she chose to repay their kindness and love with cruelty as she expects of herself?

In Lucinda, Darkly we find all the elements that make an erotic fantasy book memorable, reminiscent of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Meredith Gentry series.  The characters have unexpected depths that surprise us, as they drag us into their story and make it difficult to tear yourself away from the action.  Lucinda is a woman that seems to revel in cruelty and pain, but in reality craves acceptance and love.  As Lucinda unwittingly starts collecting “her men,” we live with them, seeing their pain and pleasure as they fight to unravel the conflicting forces forcing them apart, to bind themselves closer together.  Lucinda and her men are scorching hot and you don’t want to miss them.  Sunny is an author destined for the keeper shelf in your library and I can’t wait to see where she will take us next.  Lucinda, Darkly is not to be missed; the Demon Princess series has begun with an explosion that will leave you waiting eagerly for the next installment. 

     

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