Lure of the Cimmerion
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#4 Highest Rated Erotic Romance
Rian was chosen as the Vessel—a
breeder for the angelic Veletari. Orphaned as a child, she
tries to stay loyal to the Veletari who raised her. These
people had protected her family from the murderous night
demons, the Cimmerions.
When the King of the Cimmerions, Luxian, captures Rian, he
makes her question everything she thought she knew about
Rian learns she is the key to the survival of the Cimmerions,
and she knows Luxian will stop at nothing to save his
Even as they clash in the ongoing war between the
Cimmerions and the Veletari, Rian's defenses wane as she
becomes addicted to her demon lover's wicked, unwavering
Genre: Erotic Fantasy
Length: Full Novel (55,700 words)
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REVIEWS for Lure of the Cimmerion
"The first book in the Cimmerion series, Lure of the
Cimmerion sets the stage for an intriguing world filled with enthralling
creatures and hostile tensions, with Rian directly at the center of the turmoil.
The plot is not overly complex and allows an occasional plotline to be revealed,
keeping the interest on the story. The characters are
three-dimensional, with their own internal struggles and miscommunications. Rian
learns a great deal during her captivity but deals with her new knowledge very
realistically. At first, she seemed more like a petulant child than a woman
placed in potentially devastating circumstances, but her evolution makes her
more likeable, a metamorphosis that kept me intrigued with the story. Luxian is self-assured
and possesses a strong sense of what he needs to do to save his people. His
actions are incredibly sexy, even when they could lead to Rian's death. The sex
scenes were very passionate and included sex scenes that bind the participants
together, keeping the sexual tension high and invigorating. It was nice to come
across a book that doesn't have scenes of multiple partners but instead creates
a loving sexual moment between lovers. Lure of the Cimmerion has greatly
arousing sex scenes that are imaginative and extremely sensual, along with an
absorbing plot and lots of action. I would recommend this seduction fantasy
—Francesca Hayne, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
"I enjoyed this tale of darkness versus light, of good
versus evil. From the very beginning I was drawn into this world enveloped in
war and beautiful, albeit deadly, creatures. Ms. Meilleur draws such a vivid
picture of this war torn planet and the Cimmerions. Rian and Luxian are two
great characters that fought against almost insurmountable odds in the hopes of
saving the Cimmerions, and in the process may have found so much more. I would
highly recommend this one to anyone looking for a spicy love story that tends to
be a little on the darker side. This is not a story of sweet kisses and slow
love making, but it is an action packed, hot read that will leave the reader
—Sandra, The Romance Studio
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The large creature entered the house, immediately dwarfing its
She lay slumped in a corner, the sight of him no doubt causing
her great fright. It could not be helped. He crossed the floor
in three long, easy strides. Her light form barely registered as
he picked her up and slung her with care over one shoulder. This
was too precious a commodity to damage. The Veletari would not
get the Vessel if he had any say in it. As leader of the
Cimmerions, he had a say. He let loose a series of
howls—signaling his soldiers to withdraw. There was no more need
to shed blood. He shook his head and squeezed his tearing eyes.
They were already well beyond a comfortable time of day. The sun
was relentless and cruel to their kind.
He crossed the room, exiting with preternatural speed out of the
doorless frame. His captive could have not possibly weighed more
than a stone. His large wings expanded, and with a great leap,
he took to the air. Mission accomplished.
* * * *
The soft sound of something sliding back caught her attention.
She stood stone still, waiting for Veletari knows what. To her
amazement, a being glided from an opening in the ceiling. She
felt the rush of air as it landed in front of her. The demon’s
wings folded and disappeared along its back. It stood at least
seven feet tall. Its smooth ebony skin encased a thick muscled
form. It had arms and well-muscled legs like a man. Upon closer
inspection, it almost had the face of a human. Except this dark
creature was more beautiful than any human she had ever known.
Long thin braids cascaded down his back. The braids were so
thin, that at first glance, looked to be hair flowing free. One
small silver hoop was embedded in an ear with a slight point.
However, it was his eyes that held her captive.
He seemed to study her with an intensity Rian found alarming,
because if she were honest, he excited her. Eyes so black, they
seemed to reflect the room, studied her without blinking. Lips
full and firm held a slight smirk. He was beautiful up close.
This was the monster who killed her village mates? Killed Sida
and her parents? Rian couldn’t help staring at his muscular
body, with mere scraps of material covering his—ah—more manly
parts. Rian felt a blush burning her cheeks.
“You’ve slept for many hours. I’m afraid you’ve missed the last
meal.” His tone was stilted, as if he were measuring his words.
“So you are the Vessel,” the demon stated still perusing her. He
walked around her, seeming to study every detail about her. Rian
didn’t dare move. She didn’t want to provoke this very lethal
creature in any way. “The Veletari will be angry.” His deep
voice seemed to hum right through her. “They have lost quite a
prize.” Male appreciation laced his voice.
“Why am I here?” Rian took a deep breath. The least she could do
was die with dignity. In a much calmer, brave voice, she went
on, “Why have you kept me alive and brought me here, demon!” She
nearly shrieked the last word as memories of the sounds of her
people dying rushed forth.
“You are here to prevent a great tragedy,” the demon answered
matter-of-factly, though she noted a bit of irritation in his
“It is the existence of your vile race that is a great tragedy,”
Rian responded with much more bravado than she felt. She saw the
creature stiffen. Perhaps she was being a little too brave.
“It is not my race that is vile, young one.” He walked around
her with a soft tread, his steps muffled by the black warrior
boots and the carpeting. Somehow, she knew even without these
things, he could go undetected if he so wished.
“What is your intention? Why not kill me like you have done with
the rest of my people?”
“Your people?” The smirk deepened. “You think of them as your
“They cared for and raised me, so yes, they are my people.”
“Hmm. How noble of the humans.” He stopped his pacing and
settled into one of the large chairs. Rian turned to face him.
“Your people have hunted mine and have even managed to kill a
few.” His beautiful, black gaze pinned her to the very spot she
people have killed and eaten so many more of mine.” She
couldn’t begin to count the number of men and women who had gone
missing, never to return. No remains were ever found. She folded
her arms across her chest. Did it matter now what she said? She
would be killed anyway. It was obvious this big demon planned to
torture her first.
“We don’t eat refuse,” the demon answered with calm assurance,
waving a hand idly in the air. Rian felt her face flush hot. Did
this barbaric creature have the gall to refer to humans as
“Pardon me.” Rian took a step forward, her anger rising at a
rapid pace. “I’ve seen your kind in action.”
“You’ve seen us eat a human?” His eyebrow poked up in
“Well, no. Not actually eat. But—”
“Then how do you stand there and accuse my people of eating your
“I’ve heard stories—”
“Now you’re telling me you believe everything told to you? You
truly are a young one.” The demon chuckled, making Rian even
“Your people kill our women with child. That is barbaric and
reeks of beings with no souls.” Rian challenged him to deny it.
“These people have no reason to lie to me. They raised me.”
“Here is a word of warning. The teller of the tale will spin
events to his own purposes.”
“That’s where you are wrong, Dark One. It was the Veletari who
warned us of your predatory ways. They have no agenda. They just
want to protect us from you and your kind.” Who
could summon an argument against the ways of the Veletari? Not
even the Cimmerions could argue against their purity.
“Are you sure about that, Vessel?” The demon rose from his chair
and stood close without touching, in front of her. “Everything
living has an agenda. Even if the agenda was as simple as to
procreate.” His breath was warm against her cheek as he leaned
in. His body heat enveloped her. To her horror, Rian felt her
nipples harden in reaction to his closeness. He smelled earthy,
dangerous. It took all her will power not to stroke the strong
muscular chest of the demon. He stood so close. Her nightgown
seemed too much all of a sudden. She had a wild impulse to rub
against the huge male, skin-to-skin contact. Rian stepped back
in sheer terror at her own thoughts. This was a demon, for
Veletari’s sake! She knew he was somehow weaving black magic
“What is your agenda then, demon?” she rasped out, still
progressing backward. It was no use. For every step she took
back, he took one forward. At least that was the gist of things
until she backed up against the wall, then she was sandwiched
mercilessly against him and the wall.
“My first order of business is to forbid you from calling me demon.” His
onyx eyes showed her reflection.
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Heavy sexual tension; graphic details; may contain
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Erotic, graphic sex; explicit sexual language; may offend delicate
Erotica romance; contains many sexual encounters; may contain unconventional
sex; will offend delicate readers (SIREN)
Excessive or non-exclusive sex; many instances of unconventional sex; may be hardcore; not for the faint-hearted
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