I have already read Heart's Prey twice and enjoyed it even more the second time around! The story involves a classic futuristic romance with captivating and creative threads of political intrigue, adventure, and pure science fiction from a highly imaginative author.
The story centers around the lives of a sympathetic warlord, Dax Vahnti, and an untamed young woman, Rayna Syn. Dax rules several worlds populated by scores of hostile and warring clans. Rayna's apparent destiny is to assassinate Dax to prevent him from displacing and subjecting her people to a mining colony for Dax's empire. Rayna is a gorgeous painted women (yes painted) who has an uncanny ability to transform herself into a vicious wolf-like creature. Dax and Rayna end up battling the elements, numerous enemies, and their own consciences in their mutual quest for love,understanding, and happiness in a life together on a world named Nirvana. They have to battle with political intrigue and sabotage from competing clans, volcanoes, and even vampire cats (yes cats) along the way. I am telling you this story has a little bit of everything that will entertain anybody who picks-up the book!
The book exudes a Star Wars quality. The story is extremely entertaining and it unfolds on a grand, if not, epic scale. Yet, the book retains a sly humor and is filled with lucious descriptions of characters and a mind boggling array of fanciful creatures a reader could only conjour-up in his or her wildest dreams. Finally, the book details some of the steamiest and creative intimate encounters I have seen in many years. A friend recommended it to me and I thanked her a hundered times over. I promise you that you cannot go wrong by following my advice. I strongly recommend that you also check out her first book Not Quite Paradise.