Jul 18, 2012

VBT Review: Senator, Mine

We have a virtual book tour today, organized by CBLS Promotions. We here at The eBook Reviewers, we simply love Decadent Publishing's 1NS series. The series is highly addicting, we love it so much we have dedicated Thursdays to it. There was no way I could let this tour pass and not be a part of it! Also I adore Ancient times, so this set is right up my alley. 

Senator, Mine by Kerry Adrienne
Series: 1Night Stand

Publisher: Decadent Publishing 
Pages: 47
Genre: Erotica, Time Travel, Historical 
Reading Level: 18+
Source: Bought
Reviewer: Viari Rose
Blurb: Eleanor’s dream of a romantic tour of Italy shatters when her long-time boyfriend breaks up with her in Pompeii. Determined to enjoy the once in a lifetime vacation, she enlists the 1NS service. She continues her trip, stopping to buy a small golden signet in a mysterious antiquities shop in Rome. 

Darius, a hard-working Senator in Ancient Rome, is puzzled by the Sibyl’s words: You will not find love in your lifetime. Hoping to find a measure of happiness, he agrees to the Sibyl’s quest. In the olive grove, he spots Eleanor, a barbarian wearing his stolen senator’s ring.

A night spent together may be just what they both need to break down the columns of time that stand between them.

Once you start a 1Night Stand it is so easy to blow through it in one sitting, which has nothing to do with the length and everything with the face that they draw you in so completely. Senator, Mine is no different. It's extremely gripping and from the first page Kerry Adrienne draws very vivid scenery with scenes that jump off the page. Her key to historical detail are striking. The research into that time of history, makes me admire her professionalism and the dedication to her craft.

Senator, Mine will not leave you wanting more, it is a sexy novelette with a lot of steam and sweat. The beginning threw me off for a loop,  just for a few in the way she traveled back in time, though with Madam Eve anything is possible, with her everything is just a little magical. As with 1NS Series this one has a happy ending though not the one I was expecting, which made it better in my mind. 

“What is it?” She moved closer to examine the object he held.
“A senator’s ring from the time of Augustus.” He waved the item with a flourish. “A rare and beautiful find, for a deserving young woman.”
The golden circle sparkled in the half-light like the wedding band that shone in her dreams. She tried to control her sharp intake of breath.
“A rather personal memento, wouldn’t you say?”
“It’s beautiful.”
“Which senator?” Gorgeous. What a find. Was it legal to take it out of the country? Surely it held historical significance.
“Yes, it can be exported,” the shopkeeper said. “We don’t know who owned the signet, as many records of the Senate at that time were lost, but it has been cleared by the Antiquities Commission.”
She hadn’t mentioned exporting it aloud. Had he read her mind? No, that wasn’t possible. She squirmed. Nothing about the shop or its contents felt normal. One thing was certain. The ring was amazing. And perfect.
“What does the engraving say?” she asked.
She drew in a quick breath, as a gasp of warm air breezed across her neck, making the hairs stand. She shuddered. I’ve been watching too many old movies.
“As common as the name was at the time, no senators named Darius are on any rolls.” The shopkeeper pushed it closer to her face. “And Madame Eve recommends it. What do you say?”
“How much?” Eleanor whispered.
“Ah.” The shopkeeper grinned. “What price would you pay for a little ring that will change your life forever?”

Viari gives Senator, Mine 4 out of 5 stars

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Kerry loves reading and writing about people in fantasy worlds. She teaches college classes and dabbles in every conceivable craft – from chainmail to origami to painting. She works as a professional costumer and loves creating historical costumes and Japanese cosplay. She also tends three kids, five cats, a hamster, a bunny, fish, and a husband. Not always in that order. She wishes she never had to sleep.

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