Nicholas (Lords of Satyr Series #1)

Nicholas (Lords of Satyr Series #1)

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by Elizabeth Amber
     
 

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The last in a fabled line of otherworldly aristocracy, the Lords of Satyr are born to wealth, power, and a talent for sensual delight that mere mortals only dream of. Commanded to marry, these passionate men will travel to Rome, Venice, and Paris--and along the way will explore desires both shamelessly wicked and blissfully divine. . .

He Had Sworn

Overview

The last in a fabled line of otherworldly aristocracy, the Lords of Satyr are born to wealth, power, and a talent for sensual delight that mere mortals only dream of. Commanded to marry, these passionate men will travel to Rome, Venice, and Paris--and along the way will explore desires both shamelessly wicked and blissfully divine. . .

He Had Sworn To Take A Proper Wife. He Hadn't Bargained On Meeting His Match. . .

Nicholas looks very much like what he is--the handsome, successful heir to a vineyard in Tuscany. But Nicholas is much more, for he is one of the last in an ancient line of satyr men. And the dying king of ElseWorld wants him not only to marry, but to wed one of the king's own daughters--a half-human, half-faerie woman unaware of her heritage. Nicholas won't shirk his duty to produce heirs to guard his race's legacies, but he never plans to make his bride his only lover. A satyr's sexual hunger and sensual skills are legendary. One woman will never satisfy him.

Or so Nicholas believes until he meets Jane. As spirited as she is fey, as beautiful as she is innocent, she is nevertheless determined to make her new husband hers alone--and she's eager for him to teach her every deliciously carnal secret he knows. . .

Nicholas:

". . .the leading man is the sexiest one this reader has seen in a long time!" --Romantic Times

First place winner in Judge A Book By Its Cover, single title 2008, and in the First Coast Romance Writers, Beacon Contest. Placed or finaled in 7 other RWA regional contests including the National Readers Choice Award.

On the Nielsen BookScan list of Top 100 best-sellers

". . .keeps hold of your heart and mind."-- Joyfully Reviewed, Recommended Read

". . .on my top ten favorite erotic books list. . .a double thumbs up. -- Night Owl Romance, 5 stars

Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times
. . .the leading man is the sexiest one this reader has seen in a long time!
Fallen Angels
This is a page turner from start to finish!
Paranormal Romance Reviews
. . . the dialogues are smooth and natural. Everything about this story and the elements within worked. . . Ms. Amber delivered a wonderful book that did not disappoint!
Joyfully Reviewed
Elizabeth Amber has drawn a world that pulls you in and keeps hold of your heart and mind. The sexual aspects of this book are highly erotic, and kept me spellbound and wanting more.

Just Erotic Romance Reviews
The sex is knock-out hot! - (rated O)
Coffee Time Romance
. . . a steamy, hot tale that scorches the pages. Her imagination skyrockets in this energizing story. I am anxious to read Raine's and Lyon's tales.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758261489
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Series:
Lords of Satyr Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
89,052
File size:
701 KB

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Nicholas (Lords of Satyr Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 174 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nicholas is not simply a handsome man, a rich man. He is a half-human handsome man! His other side is a satyr, a creature that is given to sexual excesses that are near animalistic. He and his brothers give themselves over to rituals that slake their lust, which takes place once a month at their villa in Tuscany, Italy. Most people only see the three men as exceedingly attractive males, little guessing the dark secret they protect on their vast estate. Everything is just the way they want it, until a messenger comes. Actually, it¿s more than a message - it¿s a demand the three brothers locate and marry three very specific women who are half-faerie and half-human. The women in question are not fully aware of their nature, and all three are in danger. They need a protector. From time¿s beginning the Satyrs protect the Faeries, as human women cannot bare a Satyr¿s child, only Faerie¿s can. In order to insure the continued existence of their line, the brothers must marry and produce an heir. Thus, Nicholas sets out to find Jane. Jane is becoming aware of her fey abilities, yet cannot control them, and remains totally unaware she is the target of true evil. From the start, Nicholas and Jane are attracted to each other, but their natures push against their desires, both carnal and spiritual. The loosely base mythology tale is the launching pad for the highly charged, sensual novel that is a cut above general erotica. They character of Jane and Nicholas are very well drawn, coming alive for the reader as real people. Amber delivers hot sexual encounters, but as an integral part of the plot, not for pushing-buttons sake. An excellent debut, that leaves you eager for the story of the next two brothers. Very highly recommended.
RforReader More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book. It's really different and erotic. I've read plenty of romances, both erotic and mainstream, but I was riveted by the sex and the brothers in Nicholas. Nicholas is head of the family, and his two brothers look up to him. He's the first of them to seek out one of the ElseWorld king's daughters, who live among humans and don't know they're actually part fey. Motivated by a need to protect her younger sister, Jane agrees to marry him.

Very, very, very erotic with a good plot and great writing.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1823, the Elseworld Faery king knows he is dying. He makes one last demand of the scandalous Satyr siblings he wants them to marry his three illegitimate daughters. With no choice the trio heads respectively to Rome, Venice, and Paris.----------------- Lord Nicholas Satyr enjoys the last of his free time doing what he does best, seducing women. However, Nicholas understands his duty so he will wed the half-breed and sire an heir and a spare so his race survives, but he plans to also continue his womanizing ways. He meets and quickly marries Jane and takes her to his Tuscany vineyard estate. There he teaches her to be proud of her half-fey blood while also training her in the ways of passion. However, as she falls in love with her new husband, Jane fears she will never sexually satiate the Satyr lust of her spouse. ------------ This heated historical romantic fantasy is nothing like the Regencies this reviewer grew up with as the erotic scenes are multi flavored (the hero is a Satyr) yet the lead pair are fully developed so much so that the audience will believe in fey and half-breeds. Fans will appreciate the antics of the mentor and his student as she doubts she can satisfy his vociferous sexual appetite while he wonders if his seemingly constant throbbing lower head will stop standing at attention and rest at ease for more than a nanosecond after coming. Two more hot-bloods to go.--------------- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nicholas is the kind of alpha male hero I love to read. Not a jerk, but very self-assured and sexy. Very cool idea about how the satyrs are half-human and have a winery in Italy and especially about how they change at night into extremely sexual beings. I loved Nicholas and Jane's romance and seeing it grow from not knowing each other on their wedding night to much more. Very HOT sex, but there's good story too. Well-researched history of the aphid blight that destroyed much of the vineyards in Europe. I'd never heard about that before, so it was quite interesting to me. If Erotic historical romance is your thing, give it a try. Bear in mind that it contains very steamy sex scenes. Most are between main characters Nicholas and Jane, but there's a menage scene involving main characters Nicholas and Jane and the 2 brothers, and the villainess has a brief f/f scene with her friends. All fit nicely into the plot though and don't feel stuck-in there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
. . . the blindfold scene between Nicholas and Jane. The sharing scene is a favorite, too. The sex throughout is creative and ties into the plot so well that one couldn¿t work without the other. The plot is that 3 brothers are descended from an ancient mix of human and satyr (as in the followers of the wine god Bacchus). They own a huge vineyard where there¿s an ancient pathway to another world, which they guard and keep secret, and it turns out they have to wed some really interesting women. The writing in this book is way, way, way better than I expected. I just read the 3rd book, Lyon, and I love that too. Not sure about the hermaphrodite angle of Raine, but I¿m going to try it. This is one of those authors you wish already had a couple dozen books out. Unfortunately, she¿s only written 3. Ack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I devour books so it's great to find a new author I like. To sum it up, 3 half satyr brothers get a letter commanding them to find 3 half fairy women who think they're human. The brothers are fighting trouble in their Tuscany vineyard as well, but Nicholas knows he needs a non-human bride to bear his heirs. So he goes off to a village near Rome to find Jane, whose aunt has evil plans for her. Jane's worried about her younger sister Emma because she doesn't want her to develop the same weird abilities Jane herself has, plus she wants to get her sis out of their aunt's clutches. Good story. Unusual, riveting, non-boring sex. Erotic to the max. Enjoyed it thoroughly and looking forward to the next brother's story.
Jgirlreader More than 1 year ago
I like hot books and this one pushed the right buttons. The three brothers have a 19th century Italian vineyard where interesting things happen on certain nights. They're entrusted with secrets of the wine god Bacchus and have to guard a gate between worlds. When a deathbed letter from their world directs them to locate three women (who don't know they are also from that world) and marry them, Nicholas finds Jane in a one of my favorite chapters, where she's posing as a fortuneteller. Arrogant, wealthy, hunky Nicholas marries her to help her with her abilities, and so that any heirs he has will be of ElseWorld blood. Jane has sensed there's something odd about her strange abilities to make things grow, and she worries her sister will come into these abilities too. The villain is a woman, which is unusual, and she was creepy in an I-cannot-look-away kind of way. Not sure why there are 5 books when this first book sets it up as a trilogy, but am assuming more of these part-satyr guys come over from their homeland at some point. Good pacing and writing. Nicholas and his bros are believable, individual, and intriguing--as is their world--and I'm interested in reading more. For readers who like books that are hot and different. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a hot book to read. Very Sexy. Different from what i have read before. Very explicit. But never the less a very enticing and sexy story with a great plot that leaves you hanging all througout the book trying to figure it out until the very end.
H20SkiGal More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness! This was one sexy, erotic, pornographic, wild read let me tell you! I won't re-summarize the book for you since the concept description is pretty accurate but some things need some elaboration. Jane plays a strong woman, who is a dumb virgin. She has very contradictory personality traits. Then again, so does Nicholas. So it's very difficult to completely fall in love, or to completely hate many of these characters. There are some cliché easy to hate characters as well, but it's fun to hate them. Then there's the adorable younger and needs to be protected clichéd sister that you of course love. Yes, it is fun to love her too. I found myself being tossed around from one emotion to the other as far as characters go, but I didn't mind it. There are some absolute naughty sex scenes in here, and naughty in a well, naughty way. It is NOT for the faint of heart that is for sure and I'll betcha there are a hand full of reviews that will not like the book because of the raunchy and sometimes gratuitous sex. For me though, everything fit in well and I enjoyed it for what it was. In it's genre, I think it was really well written with a really good story. I will absolutely be getting, reading and reviewing the rest of the books in this series and find out what happens to the naughty but oh so sexy Satyr brothers. What I disliked: Some of the sex scenes were not my cup of tea, specifically the incestuous ones but, I suppose these were done well in line with the events of the story so I'm not taking off much for that. I had a difficult time with the female lead character. She was virgin, hiding a paranormal secret and was protecting her beloved sister. She was strong in that she had to undergo a series of events but I found her to be one of the most obnoxious female characters I have ever read about. For that, I have to take off some points. I would have preferred for the author to write her character so that I would fall in love with her. What I liked: This is a historical uber erotic paranormal romance. I really appreciated the uniqueness of this story from a lot of different areas, one of them being historical and about a winery and some of the hard work that goes into the running of one. Some of the historical facts were really interesting and I actually checked them out on the internet after I read the book and they were accurate. I love it when I can learn from reading dirty books.
Historically_Romantic More than 1 year ago
The cover drew me in, of course. But Nicholas Satyr made me want to eat him up! The plot was filled suspense, passion, humor, romance, and some out of this world sex. Literally. The entire series is filled with it!! I can't wait to read them all again. Buy the books. You will be very happy you did!
RomanceIsMyLife More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough good things about this book. The cover pulled me in, but it was the writing and originality that kept me reading. If you like hot historical, I suggest trying it. Enjoy!
CeCeSG More than 1 year ago
I just could not get into this book. In two days I've gotten through 90 pages. I should be almost finished with it. I guess I didn't like any of the characters. No one was compelling. Ok, it's erotica, so I'm not expecting the depth of character found in, oh I don't know, Shakespere, but I do expect to like them. I was not bothered by the erotic factor, i.e. two penises, incest, the sexual cult, menege-quatro. The writing just was not good. The prose were just a little on the ridiculous side adding a ridiculous factor to the whole story. The sex scenes were just... ew, unenjoyable. There was nothing about this book that begged me to pick it up once I had put it down. I don't know about you, but I want to read a book that my fingers are itching to pick up.
BlackwaterMama More than 1 year ago
This book is steaming hot. It's the first story of three satyr brothers who have been asked to fine the king's half faerie daughters. By marrying them, they will be protected from danger.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best erotica books i have read..i recommend this to romance junkies everywhere must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
could not put this book down. The cover it self got me but as i opened it and read it had me captivated. great opening for raens story. I had it read it a second time and it was great. If you like a lot of romance with hummer and mistery this is the book. Can't wait for lyon's story
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was not what I had anticipated and I would have difficulties recommending this book to others. Most of the problems I had with this book was the genre it was under, erotic romance. From an erotica view this book was great but I felt that it was seriously lacking in the romance part. When you put a book in any 'romance' catagory you expect some if not most of the story to focus on feelings and those specifically of the romantic kind. This book seemed to just skip over all of that to get to the 'good stuff' and instead of genuine character interaction and development there was just cliche after cliche. The male was emotionally very shallow with a one dimensional personality and the female was weak-willed, submissive, and worrisome. Most of the characters were bland and not very well developed and the most important thing was that none of them really changed. The climax of the story was slow to build up and so quick to peak and finish that I wasn't sure if that was it. My impression of this book after I had finished it was of erotica with the MINIMAL amount of plot just to hold it together so it made some sense. I wouldn't consider this a romance book and that is what has made me dislike this book the most because I never once believed or thought they loved one another because there was not enough tenderness between them or even tender internal feelings that made it seem possible. The thing I think the author needs to keep in mind for writing in this genre is character development is still crucial and that a lot of sex (even if it is terrific) does not equate to love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hot with an interesting plot involving the vineyard and good characters. The satyr sex thing was a very unusual, HOT idea. Includes some menage 'f/m/m/m' and a little f/f. But it's mostly a monogamous m/f romance between the two main characters, Nicholas and Jane. I loved that Jane is a product of her time 'early 1800s' but is not a wimp. Nicholas is alpha male all the way, as are his bros. I enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book has got to be the strangest thing ive ever read or heard of , idk what to think . Definatley didnt like how she just let them all do her like that i would have started swingin loll idk if ill read the rest of the series but if you like far out there erotic idk if i would call it romance but ya maybe you should try it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Couldn't put it down. I have all three of the trilogy. I was looking for more of her titles to stumble across 'Dominic- The Lords of Satyr' coming out in February of 09. It is on my wish list. Can't wait.
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Couldn't even finish the first 4 chapters. Written so poorly I can't believe I spent $10 on it.
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