Sunday, December 22, 2013


Publisher:  Phaze Books
Date published: October 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60659-774-3
Erotica, MM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Helen
Weblink: W's+Passion
Obtained via publisher

Rating: 3.5

Ryan is an archaeologist who works in a museum with Ancient Egyptian artefacts. He loves his job and also loves Rob, his friend who is always off somewhere making exciting archeological discoveries. Unfortunately Rob is straight. Rob sends back an amazing necklace that draws Ryan to it. An Egyptian pharaoh had his spirit banished into the necklace thousands of years ago. His story becomes entwined with Ryan's.

All three main characters are intriguing. Rob is full of life and energy enjoying his freedom to travel. Sened is a bystander yet pulling the strings. And Ryan is completely enveloped in the situation. The plot is a catchy one with three such disparate characters blended into the story.

There is a lot of very hot, very rough MM sex including public exhibition.Unfortunately there is a raft of annoying things to pull the reader out of the story. First, Ryan contradicts himself a number of times regarding his level of experience and even his orientation. Is he bi? Or gay? Is he experienced? Or not? And why is he constantly trying to stop himself from pouting? That makes him sound like he's a school kid not an adult.

Then there's Sened. The word smirk is used of his facial expression a lot. Is he cruel and sneering? Or is he really a sympathetic character with the author misusing the term? As for Rob, he acts completely out of character and no explanation is given.But my major complaint is with the sex.  In fact the book isn't really romance at all. It's far more lust and erotica. There are multiple "feel-good" encounters and a recovery time of nanoseconds, all of which say erotica not romance to me.Nonetheless for those wanting a hot story with an interesting premise, it's a good read.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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