Apr 18, 2010

Calen - Paranormal Book Review

Calen: My Soul to Keep
by Rie McGaha
Noble Romance Publishing, 2009.

From the publisher: "When Calen MacLeod begins having dreams of an ethereal beauty who beckons to him, he passes it off as just having an itch he hasn't scratched in a long time. But when he leaves on a journey to find her, following the directions she's given him in his dreams, he begins to doubt his sanity. And when he finds himself high in the Mackinaw Mountains in a secret fortress with unicorns and a pink and white castle, surrounded by women, each one more beautiful than the next, it's a fantasy no man would want to wake up from. Calen’s life would be perfect, but there’s just one thing standing in his way: a 500-year-old demon intent upon destroying Arianna, Calen’s new-found love, and her entire world."

PVN: The story begins with a young boy hiding and terrified while a band of angry men destroyed the family's encampment and murdered his parents. Days passed before he was found by the brothers Caleb and Calen who take him to the castle of their father Lord William. It is a mystery why this child's parents were singled out. About this same time Calen begins to dream about the beautiful Arianna. She calls out to him to find her. It's then that he discovers the danger to Arianna's mystical world and how it ties together with the orphaned boy.

Calen has a well thought out plot with plenty of action and lots of sizzling sex, but it also includes a few disturbing scenes of rape. Not enough to deter most readers just a cautionary note that it's there. This is book one in a planned trilogy.

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