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It was an interesting and different book, not one that I'd usually pick up and that I'd read often or even reread, but it's not a bad book if you like this genre. Nov 05, Linda O'Brien rated it did not like it. It is classed as erotic fiction.
It certainly doesn't match up to the rest of the series which came before this book. Personally I wouldn't waste my time on it. Can't see why the authors bothered to write this one. In the end, I started skipping some of it, just to finish it quicker, to see how it would end. I don't like giving up on books. My opinion is don't waste your time. The other books in this series are so much better.
Oct 29, Danii Hughes rated it it was amazing. Sep 03, Harley Biala rated it liked it. It was just okay though I think the erotic parts are well-detailed. May 04, Meggy rated it it was ok. Aurelia führt ein ganz normales Leben bis sie an ihrem Geburtstag erfährt, dass ein unbekannter ein Gönner einen Treuhandfonds für sie angelegt hat.
Die Bedingungen dafür, das Geld zu erhalten, sind so simpel wie kontrovers: Da sie gerade keine Heiratspläne hat und ihr bisher eh nie ein Mann gerecht werden konnte, stimmt sie kurzerhand zu. Nichts ahnend, wohin sie diese Entscheidung führen wird Band behauptet habe, aber da konnte ich ja noch nicht ahnen, dass mich dieses Finale so begeistern kann. In gewohnter Weise lockt das Autorenduo den Leser in seine Welt und dieses Mal kann man wirklich von einer "Entführung" sprechen, denn es kommt Magie ins Spiel - doch dazu kommen wir später.
Die Beschreibungen sind detailliert und dezent zugleich. Durch diese kontroverse Mischung wird eine tolle Atmosphäre kreiert, die dieser Story das gewisse Etwas verleiht. Auch in diesem "Einzelband" konnten mich die Charaktere viel mehr überzeugen als in der ursprünglichen Trilogie.
Die Rollen waren perfekt verteilt und wirklich jede Figur hatte etwas ganz Eigenes. Aurelia ist bodenständig und ruhig. Eine natürliche Schönheit, die sich zwar nichts vormacht, aber auch nichts darauf einbildet. Bisher hat es mit keinem Mann so recht geklappt, was ihr allerdings nicht wirklich Sorgen bereitet. Sie ist unglaublich geduldig und vertraut auf das Schicksal.
In Kombinatin mit einer überraschenden Abenteuerlustsind das die perfekten Vorraussetzungen für ihren tatsächlich vorherbestimmten Weg.
Dass die Geschichte mich begeistert hat, habe ich ja bereits angedeutet, allerdings gibt es doch einen Punkt zu bemängeln: Natürlich tauchen die altbekannten Figuren in gewisser Weise auf, allerdings spielt nur Lauralynn tatsächlich eine Rolle. Dieser Aspekt hätte mich normalerweise auch überhaupt nicht gestört, aber nach dem Klappentext habe ich in dieser Hinsicht einfach mehr erwartet.
Dafür wird man verschiedenen Handlungssträngen belohnt, die den mysteriösen "Ball", um den sich letztlich alles dreht, im Wandel der Zeit beschreibt. Man erlebt einige Geschichten aus verschiedenen Perspektiven und wird auch mit verschiedenen Ansichten konfrontiert. So wird diese zweifelhafte Veranstaltung nicht nur hochgelobt, sondern komplett durchleuchtet. Ansonsten war dieser Erotikroman ganz nach meinem Geschmack. Wobei mir natürlich gerade der mystische Aspekt so gut gefallen hat.
Zugegeben, am Anfang war ich irritiert. Immerhin war das in den vorigen Büchern nie ein Thema, aber wie es aussieht - und die Wenigstens wird es wohl wundern - war das die letzte Zutat, um es für mich zu einem Erfolgsrezept zu machen. Ansprüche darf man aber trotzdem haben - und diese werden hier genau erfüllt. Obwohl Sex die Konstante ist, wird es zu keiner Zeit "trashig" oder obszön. Das Autorenduo geht zwar ins Detail, aber wiederholt sich nicht ständig und erzählt auch nie mehr als nötig.
Meine Erwartungen wurden übertroffen, obwohl nicht alle Versprechen erfüllt wurden und jetzt kann ich getrost sagen, dass dieser Band tatsächlich der Beste der Reihe war. Die komplette Geschichte umgibt eine mystische Atmosphäre, die diesem Roman das gewisse Etwas verleiht. Verschiedene Handlungsstränge runden das Gesamtbild ab und die einzigartigen Charaktere wissen zu überzeugen. I read this book because I was intrigued by it.
Intrigued doesn't always turn into a good read. Often it's a WTF read. This wasn't quite that, and in fact I read it quite quickly because it held my interest, but I'm not really sure if I know how to review it. Aurelia's never really fit in.
She's an American orphan who was raised outside London by godparents. She's never met a guy who's interested her until an unknown stranger kisses her at a fun fair and it feels like it's meant to be. They meet I read this book because I was intrigued by it. They meet again a year later, but still he remains unseen. In the meantime, Aurelia mysteriously comes into some money, so she and her bestie Siv travel to San Francisco for their gap year.
Their, Siv meets a blind sculptor who invites them to an erotic exhibition. Aurelia's search for her takes her to Seattle with two kinksters who take her to the Ball, a mysterious annual event that's occurred for centuries.
There, Aurelia finds her man and her place. And that's when things start to get really weird. I kept changing my mind about what kind of book this one. In the prologue, it seemed like urban fantasy, then a sweet new adult romance, but in the end it is all erotica. That disjuncture kind of threw me out of it at times. I didn't love this book, I didn't hate it, but I can't really say I liked it either.
There was a lot that was intriguing and fun. The writing was lovely and evocative. Aurelia's character had sufficient depth before she became a sexual pawn. But then there was a lot of WTF. I know; crappy review. Neva Reviewed from ARC.
Published by Open Road Media June 3, Full review at nomdeplumepress. Apr 15, Joannah Keats rated it liked it Shelves: Vina Jackson is back with something new and wildly different. Mistress of Night and Dawn is less like the books in the Eighty Days series and more reminiscent of the erotic Sleeping Beauty trilogy by Anne Rice but without the darkness. This is truly an example of fantasy erotica, as opposed to the more realistic style of the other books by the Jackson duo.
If you are familiar with the other titles but felt that they were lacking in quantity of sex scenes, Mistress will be right up your alley.
St Vina Jackson is back with something new and wildly different. Still well-written though more difficult to follow at times, Mistress is for readers looking for more romance in their gratuitous sex, as Jackson has not been much for providing a love story per se, until now. The Vina Jackson novels are incredibly unique in a genre over-crowded with poorly-written 50 Shades knock-offs and Mistress of Night and Dawn is no exception, though I did not find it as striking as Eighty Days Yellow , which remains my favorite of them all.
May 07, Kooky rated it liked it Shelves: I've read the other Vina Jackson books and so when started reading this one I assumed it would be a similar genre. Unlike the other books I felt there was more of a fantasy element in this one, not something I usually enjoy. A mysterious, erotic, secret ball which is a "celebration not just of sexuality but also of humanity", hundreds of years ol I've read the other Vina Jackson books and so when started reading this one I assumed it would be a similar genre.
A mysterious, erotic, secret ball which is a "celebration not just of sexuality but also of humanity", hundreds of years old, maybe back to the days of Cleopatra. After this, I began to enjoy the book more, Aurelia's training to be the mistress both physically and mentally, the tattoos showing the progress. All the previous books by Vina Jackson had some overlap of characters or events and this is an element in this book too, although less so than the others.
I've not read any others in this series. I was given this book so I had no idea what to expect. I thought at first it was YA and so not going to be my thing - the protags were in their teens and I'm beyond being interested in that. BUT - it was an intriguing premise that kept me reading.
I hadn't expected the eroticism - there was no warning on the back - but it was nicely written. My problem was lack of character detail - there was plenty of other detail and very good detail at that.
But I didn I've not read any others in this series. But I didn't care about Aurelia, didn't care about her friend or about Tristan and Andrei and without that emotional connection the book went totally flat for me. So I'm sure many will love it, it just wasn't my sort of thing. Jul 20, Maria rated it really liked it. Aurelia always wondered about her parents mysterious death.
She goes to a ball and meets a man who she is intrigued by. He will change her life forever. He disappears before she can even learn his name, she wants him. Theref, she vows to find him again. There is a lot of passion, mystery and intrigue. Aurelia is coming ever so close to discovering the truth about her mysterious benefactor, her own past, and the identity of the one man she has ever truly loved.
What will she choose when she discov Aurelia always wondered about her parents mysterious death. What will she choose when she discovers all? The love scenes were intense. If you do not like intense love scenes, then this is not for you. This was given to me as a gift. A really peculiar book.. It was really different from eighty days, all of them, but it was really good!
I liked the story about Aurelia and Siv, even though at the beginning I was not really into it.. It was a strange world, yet there was something that made me think of fairy tales, not exactly what I would expect from the Ball, just an enchanted place where everyth A really peculiar book.. It was a strange world, yet there was something that made me think of fairy tales, not exactly what I would expect from the Ball, just an enchanted place where everything could have happened!
The story of the Ball is captivating and I liked the part about the training.. May 15, Crystal McCabe rated it really liked it. I received a copy of this book for an honest review. And that's what I intend to give! This is a great book.
And there are some definite similarities in the way the story flows and the concept. I loved Aurelia's character and felt that she was beautifully written. The story flowed well and kept me intrigued and interested all the while entertained.
That's what I look for in a book. T I received a copy of this book for an honest review. The "wanting to finish it part". And I definitely wanted to finish this one. There was always enough going on to make you ask "what next".
Dec 15, Rosemary rated it really liked it. When this book first caught my attention, it was due to the comparisons to the night circus. I didn't realise it was erotica. I don't have anything against erotica it's just not generally the kind of thing I'd read. However, the reviews I read convinced me I should read it anyway. I'm glad I did. This is an excellent work of magical realism, with an interesting plot. It would definitely appeal to fans of The Night Circus as well as fans of Angela Carter and Neil Gaiman, assuming they don't mind When this book first caught my attention, it was due to the comparisons to the night circus.
It would definitely appeal to fans of The Night Circus as well as fans of Angela Carter and Neil Gaiman, assuming they don't mind the frequent sex scenes! As a fantasy story I suppose it wasn't too bad, but as a romantic liaison NO! I found the whole thing pretty unbelievable and i'm sorry but the use of some of the language just not necessary. I abhor the use of the "C" word at the best of times and although it was only used sporadically I found it completely unnecessary.
It didn't add to the story in any way and a different word could have been used! I guess this type of book just isn't for me, and I will not be returning to this partnership for a As a fantasy story I suppose it wasn't too bad, but as a romantic liaison NO!
I guess this type of book just isn't for me, and I will not be returning to this partnership for any more books. Jun 03, Margaret Sholders rated it really liked it.
I liked the interesting aspects of this book. It is definitely an X adult read. Yet it is not what I would consider a "dirty" book.
I will say that it jumped around a lot and I always felt like I had to catch up again. I enjoyed the characters as they were mostly helpful to others although I thought one would cause all kinds of trouble near the end.
You have to read to see what happens. If you enjoy BDSM you should enjoy this book. If you read vanilla then pass right over this book. Enjoy either I liked the interesting aspects of this book. This book was different for me. It definitely has a fantasy feel and at times I thought it was a little slow paced, but I think it was well written with a lot of details.
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