Thursday, January 9, 2014

Blog Tour Review: Impostors' Kiss by @ReneaMason1

Impostors' Kiss by Renea Mason


One night of sexual pleasure could teach a lesson in love.

Cyril is weary from weeks of traveling the Scottish moors, but his luck takes a turn when he rescues a battered and broken child. To express his gratitude, the boy’s father offers Cyril a night of carnal indulgence with his eldest daughter. Cyril graciously accepts, looking forward to a night of sexual release to ease the loneliness of his travels.

But what the supernatural sex god and deliverer of souls doesn’t expect is to be taught a lesson in love from the young and beautiful Celestine.

In a night of passion, two lost spirits find solace in an impostor’s kiss: one longing for a love that doesn’t yet exist, the other drowning in pain and guilt over love lost. Neither is what they seem…but what they learn will change them forever…      


My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read IMPOSTORS’ KISS in numerical order—as a prequel to SYMPHONY OF LIGHT AND WINTER. The story is told in an interesting combination of genres: mixing historical fiction and paranormal as it is a glimpse into Cyril’s past. It does a great job of introducing this new paranormal concept and giving the reader insight into why Cyril is so frustrated and angry with his lack of memory in SYMPHONY OF LIGHT AND WINTER. While it serves a great purpose in providing information for the series, I fear it may turn off some readers who started this series thanks to the erotic and contemporary summary of the SYMPHONY OF LIGHT series. I would urge any reader who reads IMPOSTORS’ KISS and feels that way to continue with the series as I completely fell in love with it in the next book and was grateful that I had the background information I’d learned in this prequel.

Cyril is on a mission when he stops to save a boy’s life. The boy’s father offers Cyril one night with his daughter as a thank you. Cyril and the innkeeper’s daughter both love another, but they agree to mutually use each other as a substitute for their true love. The sex, told from Cyril’s point of view, was a bit vulgar and arrogant for my taste, since he’s basically describing how well-endowed and amazing he is. However, as a prequel it was actually very helpful in understanding how Cyril’s magic works and what defines him as a paranormal character.

On it’s own, I give IMPOSTORS’ KISS 3 stars; however if I were grading it on the value added to the series as a whole it would get much higher marks.

**Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.

About the Author:

Renea Mason writes steamy romances to help even out the estrogen to testosterone imbalance caused by living in a house full of men.

When she isn’t putting pen to paper crafting sensual stories filled with supernatural lovers, she spends time with her beyond-supportive husband, two wonderful sons and three loving but needy cats.

Renea is a member of Romance Writers of America, The Paranormal Romance Guild and The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal subchapter of the Romance Writers of America.

She is also a founding member of the Coffee Talk Writers.

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