Friday, December 18, 2009

Possess Me At Midnight by Shayla Black

Five Stars

Book Summary
As a mysterious dark cloud drains the life of her beloved brother, Doomsday Brethren leader Bram, Sabelle Rion can think of little else. Still, every time she meets Ice Rykard's intense green gaze, her body aches with need for the sexy warrior. Their attraction is explosive, incredible-and forbidden. As dangerous as he is unpredictable, Ice is her brother's sworn enemy. But as Bram weakens, a more sinister force is gaining power.

Evil Mathias and his ruthless Anarki army are on a bloodthirsty hunt for the Doomsday Diary. Sabelle must guard the potent book with her life-and Ice vows to protect the beautiful witch with his. Duty demands that Sabelle deny her lover's fiery call of possession and mate with a man who can sway the magical Council against the impending rebellion. With the fate of magickind hanging in the balance, will she forsake the burning desires she can't ignore or turn her back on her people for the courageous man she can't resist?

The story centers around Sabelle who is Merlin's (yeah, Merlin the magician) granddaughter. Sabelle is the dutifull sister and friend that steps in and saves the day no matter what the cost is to herself.

She's busy caring for her brother, Bram, and his best friend, Lucan. Both men are members of the Doomsday Bretheren, a band of warriors who are sworn to protect all of magickind from Matthias, an evil murderous magician who wants be the supreme ruler. He will brutally kill anyone who gets in his way. He has placed Bram under a spell that is slowly killing him and he kidnapped (and mind raped) Lucan's mate Anka. After her ordeal, she is no longer the same person and has abandoned Lucan to seek another lover.

Losing a mate can make a wizard go insane with grief. If the person in mourning is not taken care of sexually (this gives them energy), they will die. Sabelle is the only person brave enough to assist the deranged wizard in his time of need. She provides him with sex to restores his energy. Yeah, in their world, sexually healing is the only cure.

Now that Lucan is better, things between he and Sabelle have become a little awkward. She not sure if Lucan is really interested in her or still using her to get over Anka. Things are especially awkward with Ice Rykard staring her down with all out lust and possession written all over his face.

Ice Rykard is a fellow Doomsday warrior who comes off as a deranged killer and is Bram's sworn enemy. Even thought they fight for the same cause, none of the other wizards trust him and Bram has been given strict orders for him to stay the hell away from his sister. Despite his known dislike for her brother, Ice makes it obvious that he wants Sabelle. Both Sabelle and Ice know that Bram will never allow them to be together, but neither can deny their sizzling attraction.

This is my first book by Shayla Black, but the third book in her Doomsday Brethren novels. I was so into this book that I couldn't put it down. At first I wanted Sabelle to be with Lucan because he had been so hurt by Anka's rejection, but then you see that he would never love her the way she deserved.

You don't want her to be with Ice because he's suppose to be crazy and Bram has warned her about him, but then you see how he treats her. It's so clear that he obviously loves her. He may not be the best choice of men for her but he is the one.
Possess Me At Midnight was the perfect title for this book. Once you read about their first night together, you'll see why.

I loved the fact that Ice was a warrior when he needed to be, and a sweetheart when his woman needed him to be. He was so in love with her, that he would have stepped aside and let her mate with someone else if that's what made her happy. He always put her needs above his own, no matter what.

Bram and Lucan were such SOBs. I wanted Ice to kick both of their asses. Bram was perfectly fine with his friend using Sabelle for his own sexual needs. He didn't care if thefre was love between them or not. He only cared about keeping his ass safe. Anyone could see the love still between Lucan and Anka and everyone knew that Sabelle could not replace what or come close to what the two of them shared. I still think maybe those two will get back together in the future.

I have got to read her first two novels to find out WTF is going on with this mind rape thing and this mate mourning. I got the gist of it in this book, but need the full understanding. Aside from that, I did really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone. All of her books are going on my TBR (To be read) list because her books are off the chain.

Doomsday Brethren Novels
Tempt Me With Darkness-Book 1 Read the first chapter
Seduce Me In Shadow-Book 2 Read the first chapter
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