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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Whipped Cream Reviews got whipped up on "Sugar Roux Voodoo"

"Sugar Roux Voodoo has love, with just a touch of voodoo-like flavoring and some heart-felt, sugar sweet lovemaking with a little New Orleans spice thrown in there for good measure. Sound like something you are looking for? Well, then read on.

Lark La Beau is portrayed as a strong, spiritual woman who cares deeply for those around her, especially her family. She’s training in the voodoo arts and beliefs, although it is a fictional type of voodoo dreamed up by the author for this story. Leon calls it “Beneficent voodoo”. Lark is in her mid-twenties and has been sheltered from men. The explanation for her innocence and unmarried state at such an advanced age for this time period was done in a believable way.

Captain Valcour Curry is charming, polite, and chivalrous. A patient and skilled lover, he's a perfect romance novel hero. He doesn’t come across in as much depth as Lark does but he’s still a likeable character. Something has a sinister hold over Valcour and it is this dark force and its influence on him that provides most of the conflict between him and Lark. Lark is determined to use every bit of power she has as well as the power of her love to win.

In the sex scenes the language is that of erotic romance and there’s a very erotic story told in dialogue between two characters, which is where the anal sex and forced seduction come into play. However, the action of the sex between hero and heroine is more sensual and warm, full of emotion. It’s more like spicy romance than erotic romance in those parts. That’s just an observation, not a complaint. I enjoyed these parts immensely.

Ms. Leon shines best in this story as a world-builder. It’s a very lush and visual and feeling-based world that I was able to get into very quickly. I liked the deep spiritual aspect to this story and the richness of the author’s unique take, it gave this story a difference that sparkles.

Sugar Roux Voodoo is a very original romance with lots of heated emotion and a vivid story world, which brings together a charming, cultured but troubled hero and a strong-willed, open-hearted heroine who is willing to fight for him. Don’t miss this one."
4 Cherries!
Amaryllis, Whipped Cream Reviews.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Coffee and Romance Reviews loved "Sugar Roux Voodoo"

 Susan at Coffee and Romance Reviews had this to say about "Sugar Roux Voodoo"
Review:
I have never read a book as uniquely different from the romance book formula as Sugar Roux Voodoo by Katalina Leon. Set in New Orleans in 1834, this historical novel takes us on the journey of Lark LaBeau as she faces black magic in order to release her beloved Valcour from its evil claws. Lark definitely is a strong woman who defies what the norms that society has set for her from her very first moments in the busy seaport city. She is wildly erotic, yet earthly sensuous, dark, and mysterious. This enchanting novel is told through visions, dreams, and memories as the practicing voodoo priestess refuses to take no for an answer, especially where her lover is concerned. Ms. Leon tastefully interwove powerful sex scenes through a secondary character that causes not only our witch’s blood to boil, but also the reader’s. Sugar Roux Voodoo is an erotic tale that will have you eagerly awaiting each page. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Danielle likes a little "Sugar Roux Voodoo" in her Coffee Time Romance!

Danielle at Coffee Time Romance Reviews gave "Sugar Roux Voodoo" a beautifully written review! Here's a little sip:

I have never read a tale quite like this one. Katalina Leon takes the reader on a magical and powerful journey as we watch Lark struggle to save the man she has always loved. The way the storyline flashed between their present and past helped me understand the feelings and emotions each character experienced. The way Lark grew within the novel was amazing as her confidence built while trying to figure out how to save the man she loves against a magic she has never dealt with before. Valcour himself leaves quite the impression too. I would love nothing more than to have a pirate to call my own if he were molded after this sexy captain.
Caution: This tale contains scenes of a swashbuckling pirate that will seduce you right out of your pantaloons, a deadly adversary who can will you to do anything and a voodoo priestess determined to claim her man! Oh yeah…and do not forget the extremely steamy sex that leaves you craving a pirate’s touch of your own.
Danielle
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
(Thank you Danielle and Coffee Time Romance!)