Monday, October 28, 2013

Natalie Gibson's Satin Sheets Romance Review of Untameable Heat: Lilith's Freedom by Kathryn Edgar

Untameable Heat: Lilith's Freedom

Author: Kathryn Edgar
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Publisher: LokisBooks
Genre: Paranormal Romance (Angel, succubus)
Length: 85 pages
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In the dark alleys of the St Louis riverfront sits a club known only to those evil enough to enter. The club is called The Master’s Lair. It is frequented by the evil underbelly of the supernatural world. Lilith is a beautiful succubus entertaining nightly in the Lair.

Lilith has grown bored with her life. She is ready for more. The Master has promised her release from her succubus bonds is possible, except the price may be higher than she can afford.

Alex is hell bent on revenge. An angel that watched his sister die in the clutches of a goblin drug ring, his main mission is to end their reign of death. Going undercover as a fallen angel he throws himself into danger going inside The Master’s Lair.

Meeting the beautiful Lilith wasn’t part of his revenge plan. Yet, something in him wants to be her redemption. Alex wonders if he can be the one to help Lilith attain the freedom she seeks or will he endanger them both?

Natalie Gibson's Review:

Lilith, the succubus, does little more than exist, granted her existence is sparkling and long lasting, filled with all the lovers she wants and needs to feel satisfied.  She was orphaned and didn't know who or what she was until she took a vampire home and they tried to feed from each other - he told her the truth and took her to The Master's Lair.  There she could feed from a world of immortals capable of feeding her without dying.  It worked for a while but she soon realized she was bound to that place and Master told her the only way to break that bond was to find love.

Alex, the angel, is undercover as fallen to try and expose the goblin drug ring that led to the death of his sister.  The best place to find these powerful and dangerous criminals was The Master's Lair.  He was all business when he entered but gained a second mission after watching Lilith dance and winning a night with her at the Master's poker table.

No man, demon, or fallen angel of any sort has EVER been able to resist Lilith when she laid on the charm.  It doesn't take her long to discover Alex's secret.  He seems to genuinely care about her but can they develop love without sex?  It seems unlikely to her, whose world revolves around carnal pleasures.

This story is set in the same world as Dariel Raye's Untameable Heat: Kaden's Reprieve.  They can be read in either order.  I think it is interesting that in Kaden's story they thought they would have a one night stand and jumped right in with the sex but Lilith's story was about waiting - and it was about a succubus.  It was good writing that the one who could free Lilith is an angel but he can't sleep with her as long as her soul is compromised. To do so would be to 'fall' and neither of them want that for Alex.  

The setting was nice - The Master's Lair reminded me of the demon club in Lilith Saintcrow's Kismet Series, a place you want to go but don't want to get caught!  All types of super beings gather there to get what they hunger for.  The two characters go through some change and evolve, mostly in the way they think and through their prejudices.  There are some really good scenes in there and I enjoyed the short read.

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