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Six Flavours of Sin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,390. Language: British English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is not a love story. Stephanie really wanted it to be, but life has a habit of planting the naive in the crosshairs of vindictive predators. Trust is misplaced when a woman with a childhood history drenched in domestic trauma can't recognise the damage Gary will do to her because she's too blinded by his glorious hotness.
Addictive Rimeshade
Series: Addictive Shade Series, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,800. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Lucifer crossed the threshold and lit my veins, one by one.At first glance she found this male mystery an addictive rimeshade, one which ices and burns. The winter of swords bites and slices the hearts of the frost giants, the war waged, all of them losers, all of them winners. In the arms of a god, Lara is reborn within his love. Book 3: The Addictive Shade series
Addictive Gloamshade
Series: Addictive Shade Series, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,850. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Inducted into the mysterious Eagle clan of the Scottish highlands, Deliah is torn between her fate and destiny when kin clash for her affections. Falling for the scandalous villain who heads the Berserkers of the Hebrides, her fragile hope is snuffed out early by revelation and impending war. Book 2: The Addictive Shade series
Addictive Nightshade
Series: Addictive Shade Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,300. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Destiny dances a wicked tango, locked to her obsession nothing makes Emma want him more than the imposed separation. He's enigmatic, a paradox, and everything she's ever needed. Walking the paths of Norse gods, Emma rises to the call of her heart. She is a lover of darkness and finds Macala an opiate, and an addictive nightshade. Book 1: The Addictive Shade series
Ethereal Liaisons
Series: Liaisons Series, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,100. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Not only is he glorious to behold but he's more complicated than doing algebra in Russian, for her sweet and sexy lover is a fallen angel. Once worshiped as a god he reminds her of the things she's forgotten. The first is why he loves her, the second is how he loved her, the third being how she was shared between himself and his twin brother. Book #3 in the Liaisons series
Angelic Liaisons
Series: Liaisons Series, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 76,470. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Sarah's free will is in peril when Erra dictates her movements, citing care for her as his motivation. Now instead of being stuck with the dark god she's with his blonde doppelganger, given a round trip into the hardcore party life of fallen angels. Book #2 in the Liaisons series
Divine Liaisons
Series: Liaisons Series, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,070. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Sarah could never know is she is in the presence of angels and ancient gods, the connection is her destiny, her true identity long forgotten while fate chases her directly into heaven's arms. Book #1 in the Liaisons series.
Nada and Aisyx
Series: Neuripra, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,520. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Aisyx falls hopelessly in love with his vesna goddess, only to have betrayal ruin her innocence and drive a wedge of hurt between them which love can't dissolve. Their cover has been blown, the humans are hunting the supernaturals, and Zauran and Sveta have been captured by the military. Book #5 in the Neuripra Series
The Slakax and Ryan
Series: Neuripra, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,310. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Phoebe's world stops turning, making life a daily challenge for Ryan. Just when hope enters the equation a vampyre stranger is found outside her bedroom window spying on her. Within hours the playing field changes, the rules forsaken. Without the darkness she cannot see the light. Book #4 in the Neuripra Series
Zaria and Zauran
Series: Neuripra, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,030. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In an ancient battle between the neuri of Belgrade and the Vampyre, Zaria is caught in the middle. She is hopelessly drawn to Darise but then the neuri Zauran kidnaps her, changing everything. Book #2 in the Neuripra Series
Bozena and Sveta
Series: Neuripra, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,390. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Sveta is madly in love with Bozena but her past is intent on keeping them divided. Murders are piling up, the Slakax women are in danger, and in a bid to overcome Bozena's pain, Sveta turns alpha. Book #3 in the Neuripra Series
Phoebe and Seithe
Series: Neuripra, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 66,650. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Seithe is more than a man, he's a supernatural, one who puts Phoebe into immortal danger. Now she's hunted, betrayed, and deliberately misled. Book #1 in the Neuripra Series
Labyrinth: Short stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,400. Language: British English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A labyrinth is like a maze. You will take many paths but not all lead somewhere. In this anthology is a collection of short stories both published and unpublished by Poppet. Ranging from steamy erotica, to humour and horror, this collection has it all. Perfect for reading on the morning train or while grabbing lunch, these shorts will titillate and terrify.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,790. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
Imagine a church where nudity is embraced and sex is a form of worship. It seems so unlikely, so alien and risqué, but it exists. In the wilderness of Texas hide the Sons of Cain, their compound shut and protected from outside infiltration, and behind its walls they worship in ways you could never imagine.
Soul Cypher
Price: Free! Words: 72,190. Language: British English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The hilarious ravings of Taniya Sexton, god of planet fruitcake, and undercover intergalactic superagent. Taniya Sexton is an ordinary downtrodden girl with authority issues. Having the working day from hades, she is sucked from our reality and into the fifth dimension when summoned to wage a war. Instantly she's elevated to god status and is worshipped as the almighty god Amrak.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,300. Language: American English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Taking the Intoxica elixir, Kaitlyn is led down the labyrinth of her own mind, learning the meaning of the word 'trust'. Steamy, intoxicating, psychedelic, the levels inside Ius go far beneath the mirage of the conscience, into subliminal territory. The speclam are new generation angels & this one has eyes for her alone. Stripped to her quintessence, Katy discovers the meaning of life & love.
Ye Mistress of Baphos Hall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,630. Language: British English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
When Anne inherits Baphos Hall she is euphoric. On the fourth day her brother is taken and held for ransom by the Master. In order to save her brother, Anne must first appease the Master, give works to his scribe, and distill her soul. When you own the Master Key, you have the power to change destiny. A novella fairytale for adults.
Over Exposure
Series: Darkroom Saga, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,550. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Abducted from a hospital ward, Shauna is smuggled around the world to a religious compound in Utah. The zealous leader of a worldwide cult not only indoctrinates her, dedicating her to his cause and ensuring she's pregnant within weeks of her arrival, but also subjects her to unparalleled cruelty, smiting anyone who stands between him and his acquisition. This is visceral religious horror.
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 14,720. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Historical/Gothic
An enigmatic stranger in a nightclub opens tantric doors for Linda, leaving her utterly spellbound. There's something magical about the full moon, and this Hunter's Moon she becomes the hunted. (Short Story written originally for an anthology which is why it is 10000 words long as length is limited in anthologies)
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 16,490. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Cole's cheated before. If you think death releases you from broken promises, think again. First the past enters the present by facing Grace. Then Ruth returns to Cole. It's really hard to cheat when your dead ex keeps showing up to ruin the party. How far would you go for revenge? (Short Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,720. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A harmless game of Spirit of the Glass changes their lives. Immersed head first into the ancient Mayan world, tattoos transform, prayers are caught by the greedy, and the rattlesnake comes to stake its claim. Rituals ancient and new clash in a bid for supremacy. A Chinaman, an Italian, a Slovenian, and an American, walk into a bar - it sounds like a joke, right? Quislings are no joke.
Heresy - The Scorpion's Sting
Series: Heresy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 135,810. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
The tall and delicious Emil Grimwald steps up to the helm. In a bid to resurrect his family's agenda he lures Micki far away from the safety of Grant's arms. It's tumultuous, clandestine, and leaves Micki in love with two men. Love triangles have never been this fraught or dangerous. Book 3 in the Heresy Series
Heresy - Solar Eclipse
Series: Heresy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 162,500. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Riding on the romance cloud Micki doesn't see the storm clouds coming. She's swept away by the buoyancy in her heart and a dangerous stalker covets that precious commodity. He will stop at nothing in his quest to own Micki, heart, soul, and eternity. In the erotic game of tug and war the most resilient man will win.
Series: Heresy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 135,060. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
In a house of secrets a strange girl finds her destiny. Celestial ciphers hidden in the stone lead to more than just hidden chambers, they lead to love. Grant and Micki have an instant connection but the Dark Lord Algol stands between them, yet even he cannot overcome destiny. The duel for Micki's love is bloody, ruthless, and fraught with challenges.
The Celtic Tree Zodiac
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Witchcraft and wicca
The Celtic Druids assigned trees to each moon of the year. This is a comprehensive examination of the characteristics the people born under these signs share with their botanical namesake. This is a collection of attributes for each tree in the zodiac, their lore and personality, as assigned by the first written record of the Druidic tree calendar. Original research was executed by the author.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,370. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Dusan is on a feeding frenzy after twenty-five years of hibernation. As a soul eater, he cannot kiss without killing. He crosses paths with Aine while being hunted by the Phoenician priest Gregori, and soon discovers Aine is also on the hit list. Falling for her fast, the ultimate soul eater's Armageddon is about to happen.
Series: Darkroom Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 80,550. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A religious psychological horror. Shauna is abducted and tortured by the Angel of Vengeance. He gives her wings and purifies this dirty angel, then ruthlessly stalks her and makes her fall for him all while systematically murdering off his competition. Redemption and salvation is fraught with confusion, pain, love. Graphic: Adults Only. Contains: Sex, Nudity, Violence, Strong Language.

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  • The Heirs of Eldon on July 24, 2011

    The Heirs of Eldon This is the sequel to Emerald, and follows the twin brothers Tav and Tash as they leave their home as fugitives, fleeing oppression and persecution, to find freedom and acceptance out in the world. As with all good fantasy books, this encompasses races of people with strange tongues and ethnicity. Some will inspire and some will repulse, and that is how it should be. I found the book steadily picks up pace, the action is impressive, the life threatening drama and twists do not disappoint, and by the end you will find yourself holding your breath. I am always impressed when an author can offer up a huge cast in a book, and give character development and relationship time to each character. In this epic series by Hamilton, you will cry, adrenaline will surge, your insides will clench, and you will long to get to the chapter when you can simply breathe without tension. It reaches a summit where you simply cannot put it down, or read fast enough. In a land of enchanting races, enigmatic and charming kings, where fate forces their hand back to the battlefield - saturating the land in blood, sorrow, right to the insides of the Mt Askar Volcano where the evil Erram lives - only Tav and Tash have what he wants, they're both wounded and unprepared to meet the man who murdered their father. There's a lot I'm not saying here, to say it would ruin the twists, and I'm not into writing spoilers in my reviews... But I'll say this much: This is an epic fantasy which sweeps you up in an emotional tide, riveting, delivering action, betrayal, battles and sabotaging pride. You can relate to each character even though their world is alien to you. It is a spellbinding read, transporting you to another time and place, with your heart pounding, afraid to blink, desperate to reach the climax of this story which builds consistently to the point where, as a reader - you simply won't be able to handle the tension. Unequivocally five out of five stars.
  • A Time for Change on Oct. 14, 2011

    I seldom read romances, but I am so happy I read this one. It's a feel good book all the way through. Oddly, the beginning too many of us can relate to. It touches a raw nerve, and you are so completely on Danielle's side when she meets Scott and finally has the urge to dump her awful awful boyfriend. I gobbled this book up in a matter of hours. I laughed a lot while reading it. The dialogue is so realistic, and the metaphors and writing style were delightful to read. It is full of mystery and twists and turns - which again made me really enjoy this book. This book has to be the perfect holiday read! Scott is delightful, Dean is a a donkey's rear end, and Danielle is a glorious independent woman you'll relate to. The characters were alive, real, tangible, and you are swept up in their moments with them. Definitely five out of five stars
  • A Time To Heal on Oct. 14, 2011

    What I really liked about this romance novel, is it feels so real. So often you pick up a romance and it's so far fetched and distorted from reality, that you end up rolling your eyes to yourself quite a lot. (This is NOT one of those romances) It starts off with action, and the pilot of an airliner is broken enough to end up in Chloe's path. But wow, what a cool ride. I loved the fact that he freaks out the minute his eyes open, and he's yelling as if she's the grim reaper masquerading as the tooth fairy (LOVED IT!) And then it just gets more and more complicated. People get hurt, friends flounce off, she loses her job, how bad can it get - oh MUCH worse - enter THE EX (plays horror movie music). You know the EX! She's the bitch from hell, who only wants what you want because you want it. And wow, this cow really sticks it to her again and again. And yeah, when men get stuck in the middle - they always mess up - without fail. So of course - it was an excellent and riveting read. I am telling you now - this is no ordinary romance novel. This lady has INDEPENDENCE tattooed in her heart and mind and doesn't go down without at least smacking back. She's so real, so believable, and a main character you can just adore. Loved it!
  • An American Branch on Oct. 17, 2011

    Wow. This is one heavily loaded dramatic read. The main character Charles is an American teacher in Japan, and this book follows his downward spiral into hell. He seems just like every other guy, caught up in his work and the logistical problems of the college he's teaching at, and having that awkward distance appearing between himself and his wife. Up to this point, you don't really have a relationship with him. Then he makes the first of a series of potentially volatile and damaging decisions. It includes raunchy sex with a grateful mother (of one of his students), it has him backstabbing his boss, and entering into his lost youth when he starts smoking pot and taking LSD. All things considered, he's lucky he got off as lightly as he did. This book is a delightful sojourn into Japan, the food, the lifestyle, and the gorgeous beauty of the place - Highlighted starkly against the US midwest. But the twists continue, and as a reader you feel it. Wholeheartedly ensconced in Charles' life, you want to shake him, and your insides contract when you discover the horror at the end. What a way to end a book. It was a wild ride, one I could not anticipate from the book's blurb. Nothing prepares you for how candid and gut wrenching this read is. This book turns you into a voyeur, witnessing the best and worst moments of this man's life. It was well written and compelling.
  • Eyes of the Dead on Dec. 25, 2011

    Eyes of the Dead is a short story of righteous vengeance. Billings was chosen as a seven year old, to witness crime and to be the fetch for the dead. In return Billings has a strange transfer of energy, the same euphoria a druggie gets, the same separation from reality (and possible hallucination) attributed to near death experiences. Death is his intoxication. This is a quick read, a little dose of torture, death, blood, urine, feces, the chamber of horrors is cold, but a part of you is sort of on his side. He's definitely killing the right people. Let him without sin cast the first stone - powerful words when sin sends you to this angel of death's door. None of us are guilt free - which means you - could - be - next. Sinister story telling loaded with gore and righteous calm delivers you into a place where you want the bad guys dead, and Billings is the perfect psychopath for the job. Greed festers, and a sadistic part of you will enjoy reading Billings cauterizing these boils off the face of our earth. Excellent story telling
  • Game Fishing Diaries - Volume 2 on Jan. 02, 2012

    I'm female, and honestly never thought I'd end up reading and enjoying a book on Game Fishing. Many moons ago I got a bee in my bonnet, to learn to fly fish. My reasons were that it was out in nature, tranquil, and more than that it required immense skill. A skill i wanted to learn. But I never got that far (life has a way of taking your legs from you when you most need them). They key to this book is in the title *Diaries*. This is such a personal read and it completely changed my views on all fishermen. I honestly (hand on heart) thought fishing was boring. I also have a deep respect for the ocean and if I ever ended up fishing it, it would be from the rocks (which I did as a kid). Instead this book is an adrenaline rush with a lot of funny. I had no clue fishing was this exciting! Piranha, crocs, almost struck by lightning, lordy it's so exciting, it was exhilarating to read this. The author manages to bring every place he fished vibrantly to life, taking you around the world and somehow making you feel as if you are right there fishing with him. You are in the moment, engrossed in the drama, and just as pleased when he catches his quarry. It's full of anecdotes about the people, the location, and giving you tips on how to survive (well) in each environment. He shares truly embarrassing moments, like when he went fishing in Russia and thought his Russian was good enough to order from the menu, and ended up asking the waitress if he could taste her! It's fall around funny in places. The descriptions really are vivid, like this! They smelled like old feet that had been washed in sheep manure. (Chic McSherry sure knows how to paint a picture with words.) After this he introduces us to his bird, Tia. If a man tells you he's in love with his bird, Tia, you'd expect a romance and all sorts of gory details not suitable for a book such as this, but instead it's an insight into his other passionate love. Again this was eye opening reading, thrilling, dramatic, exciting, and hold your breath worthy. It really got tense at times, and even when you're sitting here reading, stressing, he plays the humour card and makes you crack a smile. Reading this book is like sitting in his presence while he retells a story, the turn of phrase and narration is so natural and utterly delightful to read. When Tia gave him the look of *it's all your fault* and he compares it to his ex wife, you will laugh! Oh she's a bird alright, one to be respected and adored, and he definitely loves this beautiful babe. Trust me, once you've read this you will feel as if you've been around the world (all while sitting in your armchair). It will revive your love of adventure, make you crave to see these places in person, and teach you so many insightful tricks on fishing the world. Suprisingly I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, because it was riveting reading for a non fisherman. This reads like an adventure. It's fishing from an adrenaline junkie perspective. I had no clue fishing was an adrenaline sport until I read this. This is a must have on any angler's shelf.
  • Original Sin (The Alexandra Jones Series #2) on May 23, 2012

    Wow, what a ride this novel is. Samantha Towle has a nasty knack of lulling you into a safe rhythm just to snatch it out from under you and drop you down unexpected holes into dark caves of danger and mystery. I bloody loved it! Original Sin is fantastic! Seriously I just want to keep saying WOW. Alex has run, she's semi-comfy in her new role as fugitive from supernatural hunters, and we're right in Italy with her, enjoying the view, the tranquility of the small village she works in, and inhaling hearty coffee which warms the blood and falsely makes you feel safe. A new man steps unexpectedly into her life, and he's solid, sturdy, reliable. You will like him, a lot. He kicks ass, teaches Alex to fight, and shoot, and hunt. And then bham, catastrophe falls out of nowhere just when you're gripping the pages so tight your Kindle screen cracks. From then on you're on a dramatic ride with Alex which is all hormones and adrenaline, excitement and delirious happiness. You are in love, in lust, in denial, right along with Alex. The ending is so dramatic and tense, the roles and lines defined, and all you will want to do is hug Nathan and never ever stop... but you have to. The bloody thing ends again, doesn't it? Grrrrrrr. I can't say why I can't get enough of the Alexander Jones series, but I never ever want it to end. I sure hope there will be more, because I don't know who I'm rooting for anymore. Samantha Towle help me, do it for me and write another book! I am a die hard Nathan junkie, but Zeff is.... *mashes lips together*... he's freaking AWESOME! Can we have more Miss? Please? Pretty please? My heart feels ruptured after reading this. I'm not sure if I want to laugh or cry. That's damn emotive writing and I think the tears are winning. Happy tears. Lordy! What a wild ride! The fact that I'm pining that the end has rudely been thrust on me is proof enough. The way I'm feeling, the attachment to these characters, the complete immersion inside these pages, and the dire need to want to keep reading... five out of five stars. What a read! Fantastic!
  • Wackos to Obliterate on Nov. 07, 2012

    What an intriguing story. Mavis and George live in an RV and travel around endlessly. George needed to supplement their ailing savings and turned to paid online trolling to do it. In this first installment of the story we learn exactly how this works while also getting a detailed education on how to hunt duck. As a vegetarian I would happily have skipped that part, but the finding of a bug listening in on them inside the RV was enough to keep me reading to see what would happen next. The cutest couple also hunting duck end up being the object of suspicion and through manipulation grace Mavis' next romance novel as the hotties to draw sales. All is working out just swell, until her social networking site rejects her after it comes out she's a troll. Thanks to George for using her computer to do some of his trolling, he's just shut down their best income, leaving Mavis and the reader in paranoid suspension while we wait for book 2. It's a fast read and most interesting.
  • The Nemisin Star on Nov. 07, 2014

    I started reading about these characters years ago. The first series which introduces us to Rayne (Torrullin), is published by Wild Wolf Publishing, and I loved every single book in the Lore of Arcana series. Now the story continues in the Lore of Reaume series (different publisher), and this is the second book of that. Convoluted I know, but seriously this is the kind of series you want to read from the very beginning all the way through. Honestly I have no clue how the author keeps all of these characters and alternative worlds and environments straight in her head, but I can tell you I love reading about them! In this novel Margus (the Darak Or), and Torrulln (the Enchanter, previously known as Rayne) continue their endless battle, but because I know every one of these characters from previous books, it now feels like I'm reading and catching up with old friends - and because I know them so well - and love them (and love to hate them) - this book I found gut wrenching! Usually Davidson takes us through torture, worlds of darkness, battles which leave you gripped to the pages, but not this one. This one was a subtle and personal battle of the heart, and in every way it was heart-breaking. I cried, a lot. I'm ashamed to admit just how much I cried for these characters. They aren't characters on a page any more, they are real, I see them as vividly as if I'd watched this as a series instead of read it. But, the emotional intensity was right, this was the time for this book, and when it ended I wasn't ready for it to end, I needed more. Waiting until January for the next book is going to feel like purgatory. In a nutshell, this book is as beautiful and sweeping as the rest in the series (both of them), but to reveal more would ruin this journey for you, because it's all about something I don't want to expose because I'd nullify your reason for reading it if you are following the series. And if you start the series by reading this one, I need you to know they aren't all this sad, in fact none of them are this sad, this one is unique in that - and I really strongly suggest you start the series at the beginning if you did pick this up and fell for Torrullin. Back in book 1, when he was Rayne (in the Lore series), I thought he was ruggedly magnificent - well now he's a bit of a man with no morals when it comes to women. I guess when you live eternally you stop seeing lines of black and white and enjoy every opportunity as it arises, but in this book it now makes him seem a cold cad who has no heart, no matter what he professes. He's a pathological liar when it comes to women, and yeah, I'm not so enamoured with him any longer. His sons are wonderful and I was looking forward to that - and that's where I can't say any more. Anyway, read it, it will move you, and I absolutely loved it!