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Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: The Aztec Goddess (eBook)
|Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: The Aztec Goddess|
Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: The Aztec Goddess eBook Cover, written by J. Lee Roberts
|Author(s)||J. Lee Roberts|
of the Nightlings
|Publication date||November 27, 2014|
|Preceded by||Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: Cleopatra's Pearls|
Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: The Aztec Goddess is an eBook written by J. Lee Roberts. It is the second work in the Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings series by this author. In this work the character Catalina is a Succubus.
- Title: Catalina, Queen of the Nightlings: The Aztec Goddess
- Author: J. Lee Roberts
- Published By: Luminosity Publishing
- Length: 102 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: B00PYKU8CG
- Publishing Date: November 27, 2014
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Witches, shifters, and shamans. Oh my… Catalina is at it again, and as always, no one is off limits. Strong, smart, and sexy, the Queen of the Nightlings is all but invincible. All except for one little weakness—twins.
Deep in the heart of the jungle an ancient power calls. As Catalina searches for its source, she discovers a lost Viking warrior washed ashore after a sudden squall. Although she is forced to abandon her prey, Catalina knows she will never get over the mysterious stud without at least one little taste. Trouble is—while the Cat was out to play, tall, blond and handsome has gotten away.
The journey is only beginning when she finds her prize has been captured by a crafty coven. Catalina may be a monster, but what the witches have in store for the warrior is downright evil.
The following review was first published on Tera's Blog, A Succubi's Tale on April 3, 2015
Catalina receives a visit from a new client that wishes to have her find a particular statue. The problem is that Catalina knows, exactly, where that statue is and what it can do. A long time ago, she came into contact with it and her life took some unexpected turns. So did a lot of others that still haunt her to this day.
The really interesting thing about this work is how much of the work tells of an important moment in Catalina’s past, what it meant for her future then and her present now. It also links into the previous work and explains quite a lot about Catalina and how she came to be where she is. It’s also interesting to see the one human in her life, a human that isn’t affected by Catalina’s powers and the dynamic that exists between them.
It’s through that relationship that most of this story is told, through Catalina telling of her first encounter with the statue in the past. It is told in Catalina’s voice as she is telling it as a story and it’s more personal that way. The story doesn’t read as a flashback so much as a somewhat fond memory. I though that work well, told more about Catalina’s personality and in doing so, more was learned about her.
There was also an interesting origin story told about another character, how Catalina was involved in that and where they came from. Another character’s relationship was also explained, but that relationship was both business and pleasure and I though it worked well.
The erotica in this work is spread throughout and as such it isn’t so overwhelming as it was in the first work. It’s less “happenstance” and fit better in the story overall which made the story a better read. This work is quite a bit longer than the first one because of all of the story, background and world building that is mixed in. There’s a better balance of story to erotica and it makes Catalina more interesting, a more full character and held me in the story much better.
There are still a few minor editing mistakes in the work, but they are minor ones, mostly a similar sounding word being wrongly used. Otherwise the writing is much better, the characters grow in the story, and there is a nice direction that it takes which kept my interest and I liked that.
I’ll give this work four out of five pitchforks.
By far the better of the two stories and I think that really this work needed to be the first one in the series, though it isn’t. It’s a fuller, more involved story and as such it’s better written, makes better use of the erotica and has a better balance as a read.
I’d like to see a third work sometime, there are still a lot of stories to tell that have been hinted at and perhaps time will make them appear.