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Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Sea's Embrace

The Sea's Embrace by Angela Steed
Publisher: Black Lyon Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4.5 books
Review by Camellia

During a museum excursion, a controversial relic is pulled from the ocean depths - containing a mystery to which Katherine is inexplicably joined. Born of the old gods, punished and locked away, Derrick has crossed seas of time to find Katherine, until an unthinkable decision threatens everything.

Love that survives time, treachery, and tribulation from Atlantis to modern earth takes the reader on a fascinating journey through time. Deception and danger threaten to destroy Katherine and Derrick as they strive to fulfill their destinies.

Katherine Shaw, a successful architect in the states, leaves her career to pursue her passion for antiquity at the London Museum for Art and Archeology. Here she finds herself drawn to a coffin-like box excavated from the depths of the English Channel. Unbeknownst to her the box is the key to her future.

The magic, legends, and myths woven into this story get a little complicated at times but are still remarkable. As Angela Steed pulls the reader into the mystical intrigue, the ever-encroaching darkness of evil speeds up the heart rate. I found myself reading fast trying to help Katherine and Derrick escape what seemed to be sure death for them.

The secondary characters: Ian; Ezra; Mila, the siren; Koran; and Gunther, the troll are unforgettable participants in Katherine and Derrick’s struggles to find a way to keep the “glorious rapture” of their love and still fulfill their destinies.

THE SEA’S EMBRACE, an epic journey, is filled with subtle details of so many magical events found in legends and myths of old, but most of all it vibrates with the hero and heroine’s love for each other. Their tender, spellbinding lovemaking and their determination to protect one another from danger reveals a love that tanscends time.

The twists and turns of the plot keeps the reader on pins and needles wondering how Katherine and Derrick can ever find their happy-ever-after.

A big thank you to Angela Steed for a terrific vicarious experience in the world of the paranormal.