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Dream Seductions: Rico
|Dream Seductions: Rico|
Dream Seductions: Rico Book Cover, written by Celeste Hall
Ellora's Cave Publishing|
Amazon Digital Services
|Publication date||November 2010|
|Preceded by||Dream Seductions: Kye|
|Followed by||Blood Seductions: Gavin|
Dream Seductions: Rico is a novel written by Celeste Hall which first appeared under the author's pseudonym Aevyn Brooke through Ellora's Cave Publishing. It is the third work in the Dream Seductions / Blood Seductions series by this author. In this work both succubi and incubi appear and the main male character Rico, is an incubus. According to the series, in this universe incubi outnumber succubi nine to one. The race as a whole are known as Lilin and are born of Lilith and sired by an angel.
- Title: Dream Seductions: Rico
- Author: Celeste Hall
- Published By: Ellora's Cave Publishing, Amazon Digital Services & Smashwords
- Length: 212 Pages
- Format: Paperback & eBook
- ASIN: B006IGBZAE
- IBSN: 9781466000131
- ISBN-10: 1469931311 (Paperback)
/ISBN-13: 978-1469931319 (Paperback)
- Publishing Date: November 2010
- Reissue Date: December 4, 2011
Other Works in this Series on SuccuWiki
- Dream Seductions: Ethan
- Dream Seductions: Kye
- Dream Seductions: All The Queen's Men
- Blood Seductions: Gavin
- Celeste Hall's Seduction Series
- The Brothers Sin
After the betrayal and slaughter of his family, Rico chose the life of a rogue, every moment fueled by pain and rage. He had no intention of ever joining another covey, but was lured in by a young queen in heat. Now he finds himself bonded, and chafing at the restrictions she is placing on him. He is just itching for a good fight but never expected his opponent to be a headstrong and ambitious young woman.
The following review was first published on Tera's Blog, A Succubi's Tale on January 20th, 2012
I’ll get to the point in the story that made me smile in a little bit I promise, but the first thing to touch on is that this book marks a turning point in the series as a whole. A real threat appears to not just the Succubi and Incubi, but to all of the supernatural beings in the series so far and as well to humanity. Not only that, but we also get a tease of another branch of beings appearing that will, I am sure, make their own mark in this series.
The thing about this work is that the violence goes up a notch from the previous work, but that is explained well by the creature, and there really isn’t any other way to describe them, that has been pulling the strings from behind the scenes. Now that Ayleth and her coven know what’s going on, and find themselves entwined in a fight they really don’t want any part of, things are becoming more and more dangerous for them all.
But in spite of that, it is good to see that the women of the series, the ones that have come to love the Incubi, are not cowering in a corner in fear. They all show, has they have hinted at in every story so far, that they are willing and able to help the ones they love no matter the cost… and that cost in this story turns out to be very high indeed.
Rico finds himself meeting a police detective named… Terra. Yes, that’s what made me smile, one letter more than mine but still… And she is… well… let’s say that her background has made it impossible for her to allow herself to submit or care about anyone until she gets entangled, quite literally, in Rico’s life.
And then the handcuffs, and other devices appear and their lives become very interesting from there… Terra is very much the domme and it shows in how she treats Rico, but also the interesting thing is how he reacts to her moods and attitude towards him. It’s really well played and the growth in both the characters and their relationship by the time the story ends is amazing to watch. It’s about dominance and submission and the grey areas that exist in such relationships yes, but while that makes the journey they go on fascinating to watch, it isn’t the only thing that happens. That makes them seems more real and you care about them more.
Many, many questions remain at the end of this story and that has to be expected. Where it goes from here I’m not quite sure of, but I expect that it will be interesting to see.
One final note, there is a short passage from the next book in the series at the end of this work which hints at things to come as well…
Again, well written, excellent characters, but, the blood and violence goes up another notch. It has to in this case and it’s not done without a good reason as well, which makes it a lot more palatable for me personally…
I’m giving this book four and a half pitchforks out of five.
One last thing… I still read this series with a smile on my lips when I recall that each Succubi is outnumbered nine to one by Incubi…