What Kind Of Review Can You Expect?


If I could describe what kind of reader I am, I would hands down say I was an emotional one. When I read I want to fully experience the book, from the emotions coursing through the characters to reacting to the twist and turns of the storyline. I'm looking for those books that fire up my imagination and leave me breathless when it's over. It's for this reason why the reviews I write aren't so much what I think and are more on how I feel. My hopes in sharing my review in this way is that something will spark an interest and have you wanting to have the same experiences. This isn't to say I don't have issues with grammar, word choices etc. Trust me I do and most times all it takes is waiting for the story to grab hold for it not to matter. When I do include things about what I thought about the book (for example I've included comments about word choices and being too descriptive), I only do so because it directly affected how I felt. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Snowballs In Hell by Eve Langlais

Snowballs In Hell
Eve Langlais / Erotic Para Romance
Book Two after Lucifer's Daughter
Amira Press / January 2010
Read excerpt HERE

My brother, the antichrist, has it so much easier than me.

Hi, I’m Muriel, misbegotten daughter of Satan, and once again my life is in turmoil. The cowled one who tortured me left a curse on my mind, one that makes me afraid. Completely unacceptable, but in order to remove it, I have to do something even worse—betray my beloved by bringing another man into our bed. As if having to participate in a threesome isn’t traumatizing enough, Hell has frozen over, and as much as I think Hades looks pretty in a blanket of white, the repercussions are severe. It’s a good thing this princess of Hell has two lovers determined to charge my magic in pleasurable ways. I'll admit, it's not easy having nympho magic, but I’m prepared to suck it up—and swallow—for the sake of saving the world.



This is a book where you’re lucky if you can walk away from it intact it’s that insanely HOT. Having completely been seduced by the first book, Lucifer’s Daughter and a book virgin to all things ménage themed, I was excited to get my hands on SNOWBALLS IN HELL and couldn’t wait to dive in and see just how heated it could get. What I learned was this – if by some chance Hell really does freeze over in my lifetime, just throw a copy of this book in there and watch how fast things begin to melt! With short circuiting a real threat to my beloved Kindle, I couldn’t help but wear a wicked grin as I was invited back into the lives of Muriel and Auric to see how much trouble this feisty princess of Hell could get into this time. Apparently a lot but the trouble – ooh la la was it FUN!

Things have gone back to normal – well as normal as they can be – after Muriel’s confrontation with the cowled Master. She’s now living with her beloved Auric and things have been quiet on the attack front. Only problem is she’s being terrorized in her dreams and just the thought or mention about the Master reduces her to a giant blob of fear. This completely annoys Muriel because hello?? Daughter of Satan and she should be afraid of no one. The nightmares worry Auric who each night stands by helpless, the only thing he’s able to do is give her some SWEEEET loving when she wakes up to replenish her sex magic. When the demon attacks start back up and the Master resurfaces, Auric and Daddy Dearest send Muriel to some mages who discover the root of the fear and a solution that horrifies Muriel to the core – in order to remove it she must invite another person into her bed, something she refuses because of her commitment to Auric. She needs to work through her issues quickly because the Master is making his move and when he extinguishes the fires of Hell, leaving it covered in snow, Muriel has to be ready and fully charged if she hopes to confront and defeat him. How will she react when sexy David enters her bed and how will she possibly ever let him leave?

Muriel continues to put a smile on my face with her sassiness and I could totally understand the turmoil she went through when everyone around her was telling her she needed to invite another man in her bed. For someone who had waited for “the one” before she gave up her virginity, the idea of sharing her sexual affections with someone other than Auric really bothered her and went against everything her heart was telling her. She knew that it was vital to remove the fear from her if she was ever to stand against the Master but for her Auric was the only one she wanted and it felt like a betrayal to their love. I loved watching her bouncing back and forth – the warring inside her as she watched David, Auric’s best friend who would be her future lover and recognize her attraction for him. I’ll give this for Muriel, once she resolves her concerns she gives herself to the situation completely and becomes stronger for it. There is such an aggressive strength to her with her confidence in who she is and that she’s not one to stand idly by while everyone fights her battles. A true no holds bare, kick butt heroine!!

The men in this book are scorching and well deserving of a loud round of applause. Auric was so yummy in Lucifer’s Daughter and he really stepped it up in SNOWBALLS IN HELL and I have to say – the dominant side of him he showed was positively arousing! I’m not ashamed to admit that each time he issued a command in the bedroom or called Muriel “woman” I melted and fell into a sighing heap. There’s something about a ruggedly handsome man who can be forceful one moment but then tender the next and as Muriel went through her struggles. Auric stood by her, held her and showed a sensitivity that was wonderful to read. By the end of the book I just wanted to reach in and take a big bite of him.

The story introduced the need for another bed partner for Muriel and I loved that David was the one they chose. Where Auric was dominant, David was a gentler version although there were times when he added his own spice and slap to the moment. As a shape shifter, he brought great heat to the threesome and I have to say, I loved the conversations he had with Muriel. He was a perfect addition and I was so happy to see that once the threat was over, Muriel didn’t just kick him to the curb with a thank you but recognized the strength he brought to the relationship and the need she had for him in her life. I think it would have broken my heart is he was tossed aside and with the juicy cliffhanger at the end of the book, I can’t wait to see more of him in the future.

This was a great book and one that I had a lot of fun reading. The author has a great ability to mix spice with interesting plotlines in such a way that you’re eager to read through to the end in one sitting. I will offer this warning though – keep something on hand because I wasn’t kidding when I said overheating is a huge risk. A definite read for lovers of paranormal erotica and those interested in spicing up their libraries. Happy reading!!

Warning: This book involves threesome scenes of naughty proportions along with some butt slapping fun.
 
 
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Just as a FYI - My hubby gave this rating.
Yep.. he thoroughly enjoyed this book LOL


3 comments:

Eve Langlais said...

Oh my, that was a blushingly fantastic review. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. And you're husband too ;p
LOL
Eve

Bridget said...

Ok, So I was just on Amazon.com looking for this book...it says "Pricing is not available" and "This product is not available for customers in the United States". Why?

Bridget said...

It's all better now for some reason...I don't know what happened there, but I got it now.