Rome, Italy 1880
Dane recently acquired his ancestral lands and is determined to return them to their former glory but his primary focus is on locating Luc, his youngest brother, who's been missing for many years. Dane and Luc had been kidnapped together yet when Dane reappeared a year later he has no recollection of what happened to them or where they'd been taken and no clue where his brother might be. Dane's nature as a satyr makes him a very lusty man yet he's never experienced Moonful with a female, there's a being inside him who takes over during such experiences, supposedly for Dante's own protection. As if Dane doesn't have enough to deal with at the moment, the ElseWorld Council insists he take a human wife.
Eva has been allowed entrance to Earth once it's determined that she's been afflicted by the Great Sickness and not of any real interest to the Council. She's been given the task of matchmaking for the ElseWorld male who came to Earth and she's extremely good at it but that's not where her true interests lie. She's determined to locate her father, a man she's never met, and earn herself a place in the same society that rejected her mother. The most worrisome issue for Eva though is the possibility of someone discovering who she truly is - there's never been a female like her and if her existence becomes known she'll be in grave danger.
When Dane and Eva first meet she's wandering about his land in search of the olives used in the concoction that disguises her scent and aids in controlling the other traits associated with her kind. With Moonful quickly approaching, Dante (Dane's `protector') views Eva as the perfect female to expend his sexual desires for the night. Dane recognizes her as something more important to him than just a sexual being - to him she represents a way out of the hell that his life has become. Dante doesn't completely overtake him when she's present; it's just possible that Eva could be exactly who he needs in his life to stem his inner demons and aid in finding the answers he needs as to what happened to his brother. What he can't figure out is why her scent is so muffled. He doesn't have any doubt that she's from ElseWorld but what exactly is she and how is she able to hide her scent?
From the moment they meet the passion between Eva and Dane is overwhelming. Their encounters are scorching yet there's no hope for anything permanent between them. They are expected to marry humans but there's nothing wrong with satisfying their physical desires, after all a human would never understand the full extent of their needs. As complicated as their relationship is there's a danger neither of them anticipates lurking within their midst that could either sever their connection or drive them closer together.
Elizabeth Amber breathes life into her stories by `painting' scenes with words so readers can visualize the settings as well as the characters' individual situations. With DANE, Ms. Amber continues her LORDS OF SATYR series with some stunning revelations, memorable characters, and in depth subplots which ensure readers' enjoyment throughout the entire book. The LORDS OF SATYR series delivers a paranormal storyline, set in an historical setting as well as a suspenseful element so you're never quite sure what will happen next. One thing is for certain though; you'll find it impossible to put this book down before it reaches its conclusion and will definitely look forward to the next release.
Other SATYR books currently available are: NICHOLAS, RAINE, LYONS, DOMINIC
And coming soon: BASTIAN and SEVIN
Chrissy Dionne (courtesy of Romance Junkies)