Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: Taken by the Wind
SERIES: Windswept Book 1
AUTHOR: Serenity Snow
PUBLISHER: Evernight Publishing
LENGTH: 165 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 11, 2017
Air is intangible, but the passion of wind nymph Aria sparks into a flame when she meets Juliet’s gaze across a crowded room.
Juliet is a wedding planner, and a witch, who’s tired of watching other women have their happily ever after while she pines for love. The moment she locks gazes with Aria, she’s intrigued and a hunger for a passionate affair rises to the surface in a gale force of need.
But just as their centuries old love rises from its ashes, so does a feud between good and evil that took lives and spawned distrust. However, if Aria is to rebuff the first wave of the enemy’s attack, she has to put aside her old fears of betrayal or lose Juliet forever.
After reading a couple of books in the Midnight Jewel series by this author, I was excited to hear she had a new series out. And based on that series, I was well aware this would be an erotic romance, albeit paranormal. I had also hoped I would find the sex scenes more appealing. Sadly, that wasn’t the case. Like anything in life, this is a personal taste. I will suffice to say, the mention of lapping up cream, and clenching wombs, made me cringe rather than pant with excitement.
Right with that out of the way, this story is told in third person and from a number of point of views. Mostly from Juliet and Aria’s, but also from the antagonist, Voltaire. Aria has been killed, twice, in passed lifetimes and is now facing peril again.
There are many things at work in this story—witches, demons, succubus, magick, visions, past lives, wind nymphs, creamed panties, ops I already mentioned that, and a man hellbent on exacting revenge on those who’d slaughtered his family—all of which make for a rather gripping tale.
Around the 75% mark, the name Albert is mentioned, twice. I have no clue who he was, or how he fit into the story, but the fact he was killed meant he was a vital player. I either missed a crucial point, but it struck me more as a possible name slip? Or the first name of someone who’d been referred to by their last name, until that point. I normally wouldn’t mention such a thing but it left me confused and distracted.
If you like paranormal stories, with a good balance between sexy time and evil, Taken by the Wind could be just the ticket.