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The Amber Cross (eBook)
|The Amber Cross|
The Amber Cross eBook Cover, written by MeiLin Miranda
|Publisher||Sans Culotte Press|
|Publication date||April 5, 2012|
The Amber Cross is an eBook written by MeiLin Miranda. In this work the character Mary Crawford is a Succubus and the character Henry Crawford is an Incubus.
- Title: The Amber Cross
- Author: MeiLin Miranda
- Published By: Sans Culotte Press
- Length: 31 Pages
- Format: eBook
- ASIN: 9781476280509
- IBSN: B007RYSIRO
- Publishing Date: April 5, 2012
Glamorous siblings Henry and Mary Crawford have captivated the Bertrams of Mansfield Park. Sisters Maria and Julia compete for Henry's attention. Their brother Edmund falls hard for Mary.
The one exception is the Bertrams' shy cousin, Fanny Price. Penniless, plain and raised to believe she has little worth, Fanny has long accepted that Edmund will never love her as she loves him. He will marry another--just let it not be a girl like Mary Crawford!
But when Fanny's seafaring brother gives her an ancient amber cross, the talisman reveals to her what kind of girl Mary Crawford really is. She and her brother are succubi, out to seduce the Bertrams and consume their life force--and Henry Crawford has decided Fanny is the most delicious of them all. Timid Fanny must find the strength to resist Henry's seductive powers if she is to save her own life and that of her beloved Edmund.
A paranormal erotica mash-up of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park," "The Amber Cross" originally appeared in the Circlet Press anthology "Sense and Sensuality."
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on February 27, 2015
The world around Fanny is one which she does not quite fit into. Over time she sees things that others do not and understands more than she is given credit for. When the truth around her is revealed, Fanny comes to see that she is more and in doing so battles dark forces around her in the name of the one she loves.
This is really a story about Fanny with all of the other characters, events and moments spinning around her. And really, as a whole, the story is so much better for that. Many of the minor characters are supposed to be “more” than Fanny, but honestly I found them to be paper thin and really not worth much in the end. Fanny is a wonderfully full character and as the story unfolds it is even better that who she is comes to the fore.
There is a Succubus, and an Incubi in this work who are the ones manipulating those around them and taking from them. What I found really amazing was how the actions of the Crawfords are told in a way that is very erotic and seductive but does not seem out of place with the rest of the work. The moments read true and not as if they were shoehorned into the work to add some spice to it. While it is quite clear they are Succubus and Incubus, they don’t actually appear with horns or tails, though their more evil aspects when they are seen by Fanny ring true and match well with how they had been described previously.
The work is a full and complete story from beginning to end, all of the plots tied up nicely and an ending that was exactly right as well. The writing is solid, well cared for, and quite enjoyable. I never could read Jane Austin and I did pause before reading this work… and I am so very glad that I did so. The author’s voice is delicious and perfect for the setting and tones.
Four out of of five pitchforks.
I really never could quite manage to read Jane Austin for various reasons… This work was a joy and in that, more than anything, I thank the author for making that possible.