Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Queens of Merab 4: Temair's Earth by Violet Summers

Title: Queens of Merab 4: Temair’s Earth
Author:  Violet Summers
Publisher:  Changeling Press
Publication Date:  2010
ISBN:  978-1-60521-437-5
Genre:  Paranormal
Length:  Novella
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Rating: 5 Diamonds
Heat Level: Sweet, sensual, erotic
Other:  Bisexual, ménage
Reviewer:  S. K. Fero
Date: 10-23-10

In this fourth book of The Queens of Merab series, Princess Temair is seeking the last of the four elemental Consorts that she must have before taking over the throne of Merab. She arrives in the lands of Earth and is immediately drawn to Elan, the biggest of Lady Earth’s sons. He is almost completely opposite her first three Consorts, far different than his other twenty-six siblings, and is surrounded by a sense of calm and steadiness that she can’t resist.

Elan, the thirteenth son of Lady Earth, thinks wistfully of belonging to Temair and her other Consorts, but he is certain his dream can never come true. He isn’t a first son like the other three Consorts. He isn’t as beautiful on the outside as the others. And he is huge, intimidates most women. How could he possibly ever be considered for the final husband she seeks?

With this book, the rebellion is growing stronger. Temair has discovered what a troubled society she will rule over, how men are abused and exploited. She cannot allow that to continue, but first she must have all of her elemental powers and the support of her four Consorts. Even as she nears gaining all that she needs, an enemy who has followed the Princess and her Consorts reveals himself, shocking them with his identity.

This has been an exceptional series from book one on. Reading each new book has been like going back to look in on the lives of old friends. The characters have grown both in the depth of their characterizations but also in the strength of the special relationship built together. At first I wasn’t sure about how four men could share one woman, especially four such strong men. But Violet Summers convinced me that it was possible. I look forward to more stories about these characters and their friends.

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