Monday, December 24, 2012

Giveaway + Review: Savagery by Emma MacKenzie

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Title: Savagery
Author: Emma McKenzie
Genre: Erotic Romance, Erotica
Format: eBook from Author
Buy: Savagery - An Erotic Romance

In 10th century France, 18-year old Cherine Cadet only knows one thing: that the life of a peasant isn’t a life at all. Tired of working in utter poverty for an unfeeling Lord, with only her indifferent family and love-struck best friend as company, Cherine dreams of the day she can run away from the future set-up for her, even if she knows there’s no real escape from her destiny.

Then, in one brutal instance, everything changes. A Viking fleet led by the powerful nobleman and warrior, Rolf the Walker and his right-hand man, Erik the Axe, arrive on the shores of the Lord’s estate. In minutes, the entire land is up in flames, Cherine’s family and fellow serfs are killed, and Cherine comes dangerously close to death herself. She is saved only by the fierce Erik – but a new lease on life comes with a cost.

Cherine becomes a slave to the Vikings, a fate she thinks is no better than the one she had before. But as she finds herself being shared between the two men, the savage and darkly handsome Rolf and the mysterious and sensual Erik, Cherine discovers that she too has a fiery warrior heart and that the flames that consumed her old life might burn them all to the ground.

Savagery is the BEST kind of erotica. Nothing is better than mixing sex, sex and more sex with actual plot and romance. What's even better is the fact that it was very realistic and to top that is the fact that we've got hot vikings! very... hot... vikings...

I enjoyed the characters. Erik and Knut mostly. I rarely feel attached to the female protagonists now-a-days. I think I'm over thinking their characters a bit (ya think?). Erik is brutality gone soft and watching Cherine quicken the process makes me smile and giggle. Who doesn't want to tame a hottie like that? It has always been a dream of mine (that I have accomplished - BOOYA). Knut, though not a major character, I still loved him and his mysteriousness (spin-off please?). NOW Rolf... gee willickers... that man scared me so much - no - he STILL scares me. The way Emma described how large and handsome he is. His look doesn't matter to me, he's height and largeness seriously creeped me out. I'm a small person, so I'm allowed to be afraid of abnormally large people. *cowers in a corner* 

The plot on the other hand moves from fast to relatively moderate to fast again. That means : THERE IS NO ROOM FOR BOREDOM! *does a happy dance* If I didn't have exams when I started reading this I would have finished this in one sitting (yes, it was that page-turning). Of course, the wonderful steamy and oh so hot scenes. Loved it! Though... not all of it. Rolf seriously creeps me out. *shivers*

To compensate for Rolf's creepiness, the romance was absolutely beautiful *tears up*. I'm so glad Emma ended this with an Epilogue. I don't know what I would do if I didn't know what happened next when the book ended.

Savagery is awesome, sexy and extremely steamy! A brilliant mix of erotica, romance, depth and hot viking men and a french woman. An awesome start for Emma MacKenzie's erotica writing career ;)

Author Bio:

Though she tries hard to hide it, Emma MacKenzie got her start in writing by penning cheesy romantic comedy screenplays. Despite having seven published novels under her garter belt, this is her first foray into erotic romance. Considering how big of a pervert she is, it probably won’t be her last.

She is a fan of red hair, stuffed animals, nori seaweed, and coffee, as well as things she used to hate as a child, including beer, naps and being spanked. When she’s not trying to tone down her purple prose, you can find her nose-deep in a book.

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1 comment:

  1. You can't go wrong with Vikings. My ancestors were Vikings & they do fascinate.


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