Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans #2)
Release Date: October 18, 2012
Release Date: October 18, 2012
An erotic paranormal romance…
Sexy vampire, Luca Macquarie doesn’t do love; especially not with humans. Yet, ever since he rescued Samantha Irving, he can’t deny the enigmatic attraction he’s developed for the alluring mortal woman. Concerned for her safety, he’s determined to bring Samantha back to her coven. His mission is to go find the novice witch and bring her home, nothing more, nothing less; falling for her is not supposed to be part of the plan.
Samantha doesn’t want to be a witch, yet that’s exactly what she is. After failing to elicit her magic, she escapes to the mountains in an attempt to resume a semblance of her previous human life. When an arsonist torches her cabin, Samantha’s worst fears are realized. Aware that her life is on the line, she reluctantly agrees to return to New Orleans with Luca.
In the Big Easy, Samantha and Luca embark on a spellbinding journey, searching for a mystical amulet that promises to release her obligation from an ancient, lethal vampire who’s been threatening her life. With cryptic clues and clandestine allies, will Luca and Samantha destroy the dangerous amulet before others acquire it, setting forth a chain of catastrophic consequences? And will Luca give into his erotic desire for the witch who magically captures heart?
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Fun, light and very sexy read!
The second book in the Immortals of New Orleans series picks up right where the first left off. Kym’s first novel was quite entertaining and made a perfect introduction into this dark and sexy world of vampires, werewolves, and witches. So, having finished Kade’s novel awhile back, I had it in mind to quench my curiosity further. As time and opportunity presented themselves, I didn’t hesitate and picked up Luca’s Magic Embrace to learn more of the sexy vampire Luca Macquarie and his love interest to-be, Samantha.
I was not disappointed. It was an entertaining and at times, very steamy read, with some elements of mystery, magic and of course romance. Luca and Samantha took center stage as they dealt with unknown enemies, their beliefs and situations, as well as their growing feelings towards each other. I really liked Luca’s character from prior novel and was eager to have him in the spotlight – and he does shine here, as a true alpha. While Samantha was playing the victim a bit much for my taste, her character also had chance to develop and grow, even rocking some of her new-found powers.
There were some new characters to add to the mix that will most likely have roles to play in the future books. Speaking of new characters, Leopold was quiet a character, and I’m certain there is more to come from him. For now, he is still surrounded by enough mystery, as this was not his time to shine, but I’m sure he got a fan base already.
I thought this was a great follow-up novel and I could certainly see Kym developing the characters, layering more intricate details and creating interesting plots, and let’s not forget the steamy bits. I still felt the dialogues were a bit stiff and the characters’ inner thoughts were a bit too detailed for my taste. Nonetheless, this was a quick and satisfying read. So, if you are in the market for just this type of romance novel, [Black Dagger Brotherhood anyone?] as was I, you’ve found a fun new series. For those looking for something drastically different, look elsewhere.