Review of Impostor’s Kiss and Between the Waters by Renea Mason

 Impostor’s Kiss

Symphony of Light Book 0.5

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…

Between the Waters

Magic is no match for love…

Trapped somewhere between life and death, demigod Cyril has lost the ability to communicate with his love. But not before giving her valuable lessons in magic, as well as his blessing to move on without him.

Coming to terms with Cyril’s absence isn’t easy, but Linden is doing her best to honor his wishes. Until she receives an unusual request from Moreaux, an estranged member of Cyril’s family. Bizarre things are going on with Mary, the former housekeeper, and Linden can’t let them go. But when her investigation leads to a mistake that nearly costs her life, Cyril’s best friend, Overton, steps in and violates a promise he made centuries before to bring her back from the dead.

Gratitude turns to comfort, comfort turns to desire, and desire leads Linden to a shocking revelation. In her charge to uncover the truth behind Mary and Moreaux, she discovers a spell she can’t undo without leaving wounds on her heart, wounds she knows will never heal…

Rating and Audience:

Both of these stories are absolutely amazing and both deserve a solid 10 out of 10. Due to the erotic scenes in both stories, I’d say they are intended for mature audiences.

Review:

Impostor’s Kiss is a novella that takes place centuries before the first novel and it gives insight to Cyril’s character. In this story he proves that he can overcome the limitations set on him by his creator. He wields an amazing amount of power and carries a terrible curse, but he doesn’t let either corrupt him. In this tale, told from his point of view, we are shown just what kind of being he is. I absolutely loved it and after reading book 2, I understand just how important it is to know the story of Cyril and the innkeeper’s daughter. (That’s all the additional info you’re gonna get from me!)

Now on to Between the Waters…

I thought the first book, Symphony of Light and Winter, was one of the best books I had ever read and I hoped the second would be just as good, I wasn’t the least bit disappointed.This book was absolutely riveting! If you haven’t read the first one, you need to start there to understand all that is going on. (It would probably be a good idea to read the novella as well.)

So Linden and the others are trying to find a way to bring Cyril back from whatever realm he is trapped in. At first, Linden can hear Cyril in her head but as his communications with her get shorter and farther apart, he gives her permission to seek comfort in Overton’s arms, after all, he once had to seek a way to ease the tension with others for centuries until he finally found her. It isn’t easy to convince Overton to cooperate with the arrangement, but when he finally gives in to his desires and hers… Lets just say he has several hundred years of celibacy to make up for and he isn’t wasting time.

I wasn’t too sure about all of it at first… I mean, I was TEAM CYRIL all the way but then, I found myself wondering what Linden and Overton could become. Even though part of me wanted to see Cyril come back, part of me began to hope there was a future with Overton. It was like being on a roller coaster. The sex is HOT but there is all of the underlying emotion left to deal with. It makes for one hell of a ride.

Then there the bizarre mystery surrounding the former housekeeper who keeps popping up in places she shouldn’t be even after they believe her to be dead. Trouble is brewing left and right for poor Linden. Besides the trouble with Mary, things have gone terribly wrong for her friend Clarence who has been dragged even farther into her new world. Then there is the curious case of Moreau, who seems to be attempting to see Linden without the others finding out. I don’t want to give anything away so I’m going to stop there. Just trust me when I say there is never a dull moment in this book and it has a little of everything.

I am completely in love with this series and I cannot wait until the next installment comes out.

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