Monday, 27 August 2012

The Snow Maiden: A Review

The Snow Maiden by Eden Royce (part of the 31 Days of Steamy Mocha) is a rather unusual choice for me to review. I know.

For those of you who are uninitated, and cannot tell by the cover, The Snow Maiden is erotica. It is a short in itself, but available on Amazon (amongst others) as an individual story for purchase.

So not only is this a review of something outside of my comfort zone, it is also my first foree into the genre. I'm branching out. So, let's see...

It is my understanding that erotica is supposed to be, well, erotic, obviously. So does this fill the boots?

Yes. Yes it does.

The Snow Maiden is a tale of a woman. I expected to see it in no more flesh than, say, porn. It is a short erotica, therefore I expected to see nothing short of a brief introduction followed by some steamy 'passion'. I was surprised to see so much more. I found the protagonist to have feelings - real feelings that I also felt for - and more than just a 'set-up'. I felt for Claire. She was sad, misunderstood perhaps, alone. I almost wanted to reach out for her myself. Tell her it was okay.

Eden Royce certainly has a way with words. She makes you care for the characters that she writes and then the situations that follow. I was surprised to care. And I did. Is that a part of erotica? I don't know. But I want it to be.

I know that I've skipped blatantly over the actual erotic part. I don't know how to describe it. Yeah. It's erotic. I feel that it takes the heart - and dare I say it, loins - and wiggles them about. In a good way.

As this was my first leap into the genre, I'm going to have to recommend it to those in my position. If you want to see what it's all about, then this is a wonderful first step.

Eden Royce is an author of many things from this to dark fantasy. Her website is here, and her blog here. She has things to say. Things worth reading. Go and read them. I'm going to.

The Snow Maiden is available on Amazon US here, and Amazon UK here.

Go and read it. You might like it.

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