- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Aphrodisia (14 Jun. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0758220405
- ISBN-13: 978-0758220400
- Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.2 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,240,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
RAINE (The Lords of Satyr) Paperback – 14 Jun 2008
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But Fate stepped in to ensure that each brother finds his perfect match in the woman they've been compelled to guard. Even Raine finds love with his intended bride, Jordan, regardless that he swore never to love or trust a women again after his faithless ex-wife attempted to ruin his family with rumors of the Satyr brothers' practices behind closed doors.
The protection spells the Satyr brothers weave for their mates require the bond of matrimony to be at their strongest, but Jordan is unlike any woman Raine has met before, and convincing her to marry him is easier said than done.
I ended my review of Elizabeth Amber's previous book in this series, Nicholas: The Lords of Satyr, saying that it left me wanting the next book in the series. I can avow with no small certainty that Raine: The Lords of Satyr not only lived up to my expectations, but managed to surprise me in ways I could never have imagined!
As with her sister from the first novel in this saga, Jordan has lived a life of deceit, hiding the abnormalities that her Faery blood wrought in her body. Those abnormalities threaten everything she and her mother have, and have caused her a life filled with pain. When she meets Raine, her life is changed for the better. Although she still harbors secrets, she is able to live her life with him more freely than she ever though possible. The joy she feels at the acceptance Raine offers her is infectious, and the reader can't help but be caught up in her happiness, even while outside forces are determined to topple that precarious state.
Raine is as conflicted as an intriguing hero can be, but knows from the start how he feels for Jordan. Still, while he shows unconditional acceptance for who she is, he cannot easily admit his love for her, nor can he bring himself to trust her. Having been burned once, his trust is not easily given, especially when giving it erroneously has the potential of harming his brothers along with himself. Of course, when Raine finally falls, he falls hard, much to this reader's utter delight!
I should warn that the story does contain some male/male content, as well as a brief ménage scene. While neither is gratuitous and fits the story very well, readers who are sensitive to such content should be aware before they begin reading Raine: The Lords of Satyr. In addition, there is some unusual content that is best suited for more adventurous readers (like me! J)
Raine and Jordan's romance was a wonderful edition in this fascinating trilogy. With the surprises Amber has given us in this book, I am bubbling over with curiosity and excitement to see what she has in store for us in the third story and I am eagerly anticipating Lyon: The Lords of Satyr!
Nicholas: The Lords of Satyr
Raine: The Lords of Satyr
Lyon: Lords Of Satyr
One day they receive a letter from King Feydon telling them he is dying. The kings informs them he sired three daughters who are half-faerie, and the brothers must find and marry them, to protect them. Reluctant at first, the brothers decide that they must do their duty.
Nicholas found his Jane, and now Raine is in search of his bride. He goes to Venice to look for her, and is planning to attend a lecture on the dreaded phylloxera, which destroys vineyards. On his way to the lecture, though, he inadvertently stumbles into a lecture hall where a different kind of talk is taking place, a scientific study of La Maschera, a hermaphrodite.
Jordan Cietta was born into a wealthy family. She was also born a hermaphrodite. In order to inherit the family fortune, Jordan's mother, Signora Celia Cietta, and her physician, Signore Salerno Signora strike a deal. In exchange for him proclaiming Jordan a male, and keeping silent, he will be allowed to display her to the medical community once a year, on her birthday. She wears a mask, however, to protect her identity.
When Raine sees Jordan, he's intrigued. When he meets her later in the streets of Venice, and takes her to his lodgings, he realizes she is the one he is searching for. But things aren't easy for the two. Jordan, who longs to live life as a woman, won't allow herself to be controlled by anyone. Raine, who had a disastrous first marriage, knows he must protect Jordan, but refuses to love her.
He takes her to his home in Tuscany, where they fall under each other's spell. But other forces are at work, and Raine must fight to keep Jordan safe, and to keep her in his arms.
Provocative and beautifully crafted, Raine is a fantastical trip that is part fantasy, part historical. Ms. Amber takes her readers on a trip back to the land of Satyr, where things are not always as they seem, and everything has more than a touch of magic.
I loved revisiting this world, and once again fell in love with the characters, both old and new. Both Raine and Jordan must fight against prior experiences, which have left bad tastes in their mouths, to find their destinies. The fact that both these characters are strong-willed and must learn from each other made this book fascinating to me.
Both Raine and Jordan are dark characters who have learned to live with the hands life has dealt them. Watching them learn to love each other was a true joy.
I Joyfully Recommend Raine, and eagerly await Lyon's story in the third Lords of Satyr book.
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Rather than the human and witchy villains as in Nicholas' story, Raine and his designated bride must face her human antagonists AND a lord of ElseWorld who has his own designs on Jordan. With the threat of dream control and capture, Jordan has to find her way to Raine through both the world of the body and the mind. But, beware, this book is graphically and descriptive erotic and extremely, almost disturbingly, HOT.
The author has created a heroine so much unlike any about whom I've read so far in any erotica or romance (naw, this can't be classified as 'romance', it is EROTICA) books that the story borders on the uncomfortable for me, but that is a good thing. A unique individual in the passion and erotica world, Jordan made me think about my own biases and impulses, and wonder about the many wonderful variations of people in our own world.
The author will have a big burden to follow up with Lyon, the third brother's quest in the next book. Am waiting anxiously for that to appear.
Raine, is the second of three Satyr brothers out in search of his mate. He is unwilling to marry again or even love at this moment, but has been told it is of great haste to find the daughter of the Faerie King before something horrible happens and marry her. He is turned on by the site of the person before him, but is she the one he seeks? With a hardened heart that begins to quickly melt, he must keep his Calling a secret from her in fear that she will turn away at the site of his transformation. Raine must also learn how to coax Jordan out of her insecurities of her male appendage while spending as much time as HE allows in her bed.
Raine and Jordan have not had things easy from the get-go, he is intrigued by her body, she is in love with a man as she now embraces the life of living as a woman, and then there is the death of her mother. There are still other evils that will try and tear the two apart. The dirty coveting syphilis carrying bishop, Salerno, and the three brothers made of stone all want Jordan in their grasp. Raine will do everything in his power to keep her to himself... even if he knew it was against everything he ever pledged upon finding La Maschera.
Raine by Elizabeth Amber is the second book in the Lords of Satyr series. It was absolutely breathtaking and phenomenal. I have never read an erotic book like this with the sex between a hermaphrodite and male, it was very titillating. Raine is not all erotic, and sex filled, it has great romantic touches, fantasy, an amazing story line detailed magnificently and it was very spot on with the winery details. Now I see why she occasionally gives wine as prizes in her drawings... that I still have yet to win LOL. I can't fault Ms. Amber for anything, I loved everything in this book from cover to cover. 5 Hearts
Raine, who was bitter and cynical, after a disasterous marriage wasn't keen on finding another wife. But once they met the sparks flew.
I loved Jordan so much, she embraced being treated like a female. She wasn't afraid to say what she wanted. I also felt bad for her because while she wasn't ashamed of her body she was afraid Raine would be disgusted. Raine of course being Satyr, wasn't turned off. They just fit together so well.
I recommend this book to anyone. Great job!