Book Review – In Quest of Theta Magic

In Quest of Theta Magic
Written by: Enid Wilson
Published by: Steamy D Publishing
Date: January 8th, 2009
Pages: 166
Format: Perfect Paperback
ISBN: 978-0980610505

In Quest of Theta Magic is a sumptuous, erotic fantasy novel with a twist!”

Book Description – From Amazon.com
“Dean Williams has no need for love, but he does needs a wife, fast, since only his quest for Theta magic can save his sister. But who could be courageous and tough enough to endure what he needs to demand from his new wife? Elana Bailey is determined to brave the ugly beast in order to save her fragile sister. But she doesn’t expect the only reason for the match is to create a daughter to help Dean with his quest. What if she bears a son instead? Will they succeed in the quest?”

Dean Williams is in need of a wife and not just any old wife will do; she must be versed in the ancient Theta crafts and help him with his quest. Elana Bailey takes matters into her own hands and plans to somehow spare her beautiful but frail sister from having to marry the ugly, brutish man named Dean. One of the first things that struck me about this story was how human and likable the characters were despite the fantasy elements. It is always a pleasure to pick up a book that grabs a reader’s attention immediately. The characters were very unique and with Dean in particular, I was taken aback when I realized how much I liked him. Throughout the story there are contrasts of good & evil, beauty & the beast and it had the requisite simmering romance that makes one blush with the explicit sensuality. So many times I’ve found that erotic stories are big on “skin” and leave a lot to be desired when it comes to plot and story development. You can imagine my delight as I read this story and I enjoyed every single page! I have to commend Enid Wilson on creating this distinctive storybook world and thank her for keeping me thoroughly entertained. I look forward to reading more books by this author and I very highly recommend that you pick up a copy of In Quest of Theta Magic for yourself or a friend!!

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (9 out of 10 Diamonds) – Loved it!

Read more about In Quest of Theta Magic (Adults ONLY!).
Find out where to buy this book.

Author’s Website
Publisher’s Website

A special thanks to Enid Wilson for sending me a copy of this book to review.

Copyright © Book Reviews By Bobbie — Bobbie Crawford-McCoy

Book Review – OUTCASTS of Skagaray

OUTCASTS of Skagaray,outcasts-of-skagaray
Written By: Andrew Clarke
Published By: MusterionPress, a division of VMI Publishers, Oregon USA, 2006, First Edition, 272 pages, softcover
ISBN 978-1933204222

OUTCASTS of Skagaray is the story of a ruthless people who use brutal strength and tyranny to dominate the weak.”

The ways of the Skagaray are uncompromising and cruel; the rules for their people are absolute.
The strong survive because of there superior in strength and authority.
The weak are despised. Those who are puny and ineffectual are quickly driven out. To pity the weak or offer a helping hand is an unforgivable transgression among these ruthless people. Tarran despises the life he is destined to lead and wants to find a better way of life. When Tarran goes on a hunt with an Elder Warrior but refuses to kill an injured baby bear, Tarran is branded a coward; too pathetic and weak to live among the Skagaray people.
No longer welcomed by his people, Tarran must survive in the wild with very few supplies. He has to scrounges for food stuffs and gathers all that he can find. The longer Tarran spends as an outcast, the more alive he feels. The Elders on the other hand, grow angrier and more fearful as time passes.
As Tarran discovers other outcasts, he cares for them and tries his best to provide food and a refuge for them. He gives of himself to help those who are weaker and considered worthless by the Skagaray people. When a strange messenger arrives on their island, he brings with him bizarre dreams that predict two battles. Are these battles going to be the end of his small band of Outcasts?  Or could it mean a new beginning for all?

OUTCASTS of Skagaray was a very interesting novel. This isn’t a genre that I often read, but I have to admit that I really enjoyed reading this book.
There are a few small editing errors but they didn’t take away from the story.
I found the characters to be very genuine. Tarran and his fellow outcasts were very lovable, determined and loyal. The Elder Warriors and the other formidable people of Skagaray were richly detailed and strangely vivid. The landscape and surroundings were intricately described. It was as if I could hear the wind blowing and smell the smoke from the fires. Very nice!
The story flowed smoothly and it had some neat twists and turns. The plot had good momentum through most of the story.
I highly recommend this book to fantasy readers who are looking for a book which parallels parts of the bible.

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (7 out of 10 Diamonds) – I really enjoyed it

 

Link to the Publisher’s Website:
http://www.vmipublishers.com/default.htm

A special thanks to Andrew Clarke for sending me a copy.

Copyright ©  Book Reviews By Bobbie — Bobbie Crawford-McCoy