Sunday, November 28, 2010

Review: Kiss Across Swords by Teal Ceagh

Kiss Across Swords by Teal Ceagh

Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Alternative Romance

Heat Rating: 3



Growing up, Taylor Yates never dreamed she would end up happily living with two drop-dead sexy vampires and time-hopping through their thousand years of personal history. Her life is complete—or is it?

When she finds herself at the siege of Jerusalem during the first crusade, Taylor discovers Veris doesn’t know her at all…and doesn’t want to. Worse, he and Brody are total strangers, and Taylor drives a wedge deep between them by trying to seduce Veris at their first meeting—not something a lady of the day does if she wants to keep her head.

Taylor and Brody must woo Veris using the customs of medieval England, win his heart and his full commitment before Jerusalem falls in four days’ time—or when they return to their own time, their lives as they know them will be gone.

Clare C's Review

Time-travel romances are difficult to do well. Vampire stories are difficult to do well. One requires a pretty specific knowledge of history; the other requires an intimate examination of what it means to be human. In Kiss Across Swords, Teal Ceagh manages to bind both together in an exquisitely expert manner.

This is a story, and these are characters, that stay with the reader long after the story is finished. The intricacies of plot and character are masterfully woven, crafted with attention to detail. Kiss Across Swords is not your typical love story. Its richness and depth make it so much more than the tale of three people who love one another. Kiss Across Swords speaks to the very heart of what it means to love somebody.

The romance between Brody and Veris is every bit as heartwarming, heart-rending, and heartbreaking as the romance Brody and Veris have with Taylor. Issues of trust and love reach across the centuries to mess with their perfect little love nest. Having read Kiss Across Time, I knew the premise behind the story. Though Kiss Across Swords does stand alone, I highly recommend reading Kiss Across Time to make the reading experience that much sweeter.

I didn’t know what I was getting into when I picked up this novel, but I have to give a hearty thanks to Ms. Ceagh for this unforgettable tale.

5 Tea Cups and a Recommended Read!

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1 comment:

Tracy Cooper-Posey said...

Thank you for your kind words and thoughtful review. I appreciate the time and effort you took to read and comment on both KISS ACROSS TIME and KISS ACROSS SWORDS.




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