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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Secrets of The Dark by Amanda Sidhe

Secrets of The Dark by Amanda Sidhe
Publisher: Cerridwen Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full (162 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Camellia

Dangerous and magical in ways she never imagined, Simon sweeps into Tia’s life one stormy night and single-handedly shatters her reality. Her friends insist Simon is a threat, and even though Tia knows they are right, something draws them together. Could it be that she and Simon are truly soul mates, like he claims? Or is he just using her to increase his magical powers? When Simon’s enemies come after them Tia has not choice but risk her heart and try to discover the Secrets of the Dark.

Magically fascinating! Lightning, thunder, sizzle, smell of Ozone, and Tia Lansing’s life is changed forever. No shrinking violet, Tia, a military brat, runs her own bar and feels very able to take care of herself . However, when she meets Simon Blake, she learns there is a part of herself she has never known existed. As her incredible need to be with Simon sets her at odds with her friends, the conflict pulls her back and forth. Paranormal elements slip in and the complexity of her personality expands, giving the reader one very special journey into a magical world that makes the senses reel at times.

Simon Blake goes out for a bite to eat one night and meets Tia as a fierce thunderstorm rages about. This mysterious, magical millionaire, that runs his enterprises and life by his own unique rules, soon finds he has a hungry that only Tia can sate. His ensuing actions led Tia on an awesome adventure that seals her destiny and his.

The imagery Amanda Sidhe creates fills the senses with color, scents, sight of grandeur, of beauty, and of horror as well as the feelings from electricity that tingles at a lover’s touch to the sharp pain of a whip plus so much more. Captivating scenes created by this imagery takes the reader to magical happenings. The love scenes sizzle with an intensity that has the reader gasping after the breathtaking event. They are magic.

The tightly woven plot of SECRETS OF THE DARK is like an elegant French braid. It reminds me of my sister doing her daughters’ hair with each tress being introduced into the braid at just the right time to create a shiny, intricate arrangement that moves right along to end up tied with a pretty bow. The author seems to disappear leaving the reader with the characters and an enchanting story to enjoy. I loved the flow of SECRETS OF THE DARK.