Susan Erickson's performance was perfect for this "adult only" story.
"A Lady Awakened" is not your usual Historical Romance, and inspires all the emotions you expect in a good book.
Cecilia Grant was unknown to me, but I look forward to hearing/reading more from this author...I like her style of writing, and Susan Erickson is a wonderful narrator.
"A Rose in the Storm" is not your run-of-the-mill Highland story. I don't think the Publisher's Summary did it justice. With mixed reviews I did not know what to expect, but it's one of the best books I've heard in awhile.
Brenda Joyce did her Scottish History home work and stayed close to the historical facts for the time period. It was so well written it kept my attention from beginning to end. The story was believable and Rosalind Ashford does a good job of pulling you into the story, it's as if you're there. Both author and narrator depicted the battles, castle sieges and sexual scenes realistically, yet in good taste.
I highly recommend it!
Author and narrator were new to me, but I found them both exceptionally talented.
The story takes place in medieval England, during the reign of King Stephen, 1135-1154, when people believed if nonidentical twins were born it was a sign that someone else had sired one of them. This led to Blaec's father treating him like a bastard, and although he was the Earl's first born son, his father left the Earldom to his brother Grahaem.
Due to his father's ill treatment Blaec became a hardened warrior, called the Black Dragon, with the reputation of being an invincible demon. But despite the old Earl's rejection of Blaec the brothers had a warm, loving relationship. Blaec, strong and heroic, was determined to protect his younger brother at all costs.
To settle a land feud of long standing, Dominique Beauchamp was offered in marriage, by her impoverished brother, to Grahaem, the wealthy lord of Drakewich. Resigned to wed in order to heal their injured lands, she never counted on losing her heart to the brother of her betrothed--the Black Dragon.
Braden Wright's performance makes a good story even better.
I highly recommend "Once Upon a Kiss".