Author: Adonis Devereux
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Fantasy Romance - BDSM
Format: ebook - 210 pages
Release Date: March 31, 2012
Nevia is the daughter of the First House of Nirrion, but though she is both a powerful elemental mage and a cunning political mind, she is her father's property. She is promised to Melenius, the only other noble elementalist in the city, but she is not certain she approves of her father's choice. She has a stronger will than anyone has ever given her credit for, and she is determined to find and keep the love of the only man who can conquer her heart of earth and flame.
My Review -
This is the third book I have read by Adonis Devereux and I am complete fan. Each book that I read by this author the more I get drawn in and lost in the author's mythical world where rules, duty, status in society stands in the way of true love amidst the backdrop of greed, deception, betrayal and power struggles. The author continues to provide readers a lush world reminiscent of ancient Rome and the Lord of the Rings.
First I have to say I loved Melenius and Nevia. Both of these characters were so richly described that I was able to picture them easily walking through the halls or capturing each others' eyes across a room.
Melenius is a Senator of the Faror class, but he is also a Lorin, a powerful being who is gifted to control the elements in particular Air and Water. Although he was born and raised in the city of Nirrion and a Lorin, which makes him above humans, he is seen as an outsider. Melenius is tall, tanned, muscular, with shoulder length black hair and black eyes with a beard ( I picture Oded Fehr with a goatee like in The Mummy or Jason Momoa as Khal Drago), has a nice hairy chest and is described throughout the book as dominant and eludes confidence, masculinity and virility. With all these characteristics he also demonstrates tenderness, passion, loyalty and perseverance especially for the woman he loves, Nevia.
Nevia is the only daughter of the High Priest of Nirrion and belongs of the highest of the noble families among the Skenje people. Just like Melenius, she is also a Lorin, but of the Fire and Earth element which complements Melenius. Nevia is petite with pale skin, long white-blonde hair and pale frosty eyes, but what makes her stand out is that she is strong, fierce, intelligent, powerful, loyal and woman who will stand her ground for the man she loves and allows to dominant her.
Melenius and Nevia have been arranged to be married since Nevis' childhood and now at 18 she is swept away by her father in a very private marriage with no fanfare, no parade, no witnesses, and no celebration fit for a noblewoman. Regardless of the highly unusual wedding, Melenius and Nevia are drawn to each other not only on an elemental level, but something deeper. Melenius stated that he has always loved her from afar and Nevia is drawn to Melenius' masculinity and his dominance over her. Unfortunately their bliss is short lived as deception, betrayal and political intrigue tries to tear them apart.
Now I have to say this book was incredibly HOT (fanning self). The author did a fabulous job of providing extensive detail of Melenius' domination of Nevia during their lovemaking. Warning this book has some very hot bondage, anal sex, use of sex toys and M/M action (very intense). Readers will definitely need many cold showers because Melenius not only dominants Nevia but also the reader with his sensuality. I did not want the story to end and hope that we will see more of Melenius and Nevia in future books.