Title: Kiss Across Time
Series: Kiss Across Time #1
Author: Teal Ceagh, Tracy Cooper-Posey
Format: ebook, 2nd edition, 162 pages
Published: April 29th 2013
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Source: Purchased by Reviewer
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses
A single kiss can change more than one life...or two.
Taylor Yates is fired for insisting the 5th Century Arthurian poet, Inigo Domhnall, existed. When she hears Domhnall's lyrics in a death metal song, she engineers a meeting with lead singer, Brody Gallagher. An unintended kiss sends them spinning back to the poet's time, when Saxons were pillaging King Arthur's Britain.
Brody's all for kissing her again. More, he wants her to kiss his friend and lover, Veris, to see what will happen. When Veris' kiss sends them back to the time of the Vikings neither man is willing to let Taylor simply walk out of their lives.
But Brody and Veris are more than lovers and sexual playmates, as Taylor learns when they investigate the kisses that send them across time. The secrets they share have the power to completely alter her life.
Warning: This story features two super hot alpha vampire heroes, multiple sex scenes, including anal sex, MM sexual play, and MMF sex. Do not read this book if frank sexual language and sex scenes offend you. The time-space continuum was restored to order at the end of this book. Promise.
"Kiss Across Time," she read. Well, that fit with the lyrics and Domhnall words. Domhnall lived through years of threat from enemies., the invasion of his country and the loss of his culture. His stories and epic poems were all full of death, glory, love, battles, dying and more... or would be, if she had ever been able to catch more than a glimpse of him from the corner of her eye, in research terms.
KISS ACROSS TIME by Tracy Cooper-Posey is a paranormal time-traveling sex odyssey.I was so looking forward to reading this whole series - but I have to admit that I was bad in that I focused on "vampires," "King Arthur," "Vikings," and "across time" in the book's description. I completely missed the author's honest warning and that was totally my mistake. This is the story of three sexual playmates: human Taylor Yates and vampires Brody Gallagher and Veris.
I originally started this series out-of -order and was completely lost. For that reason, I would recommend that this series be read in order.
I'm afraid that this book just wasn't my glass of wine. I did read it - It was NOT a DNF for me... and I can see where it would appeal to others... but I prefer a richer storyline, more character development, a bit more editing and the sex was a bit overboard for my liking. For readers that enjoy erotica with a capital E and sex, sex, sex... this very well might be the book that would make their day.
I learned quite a bit reading this and that's a good thing! You're probably going to laugh - so I'll be providing you some comic relief with this review - but before I read this book, I mistakenly thought a ménage à trois was a love triangle. And I never thought about a woman being sandwiched between two men and the positions allowing three to have sex at one time... and the intricate details of anal sex (Lots of grease!). So, thanks to KISS ACROSS TIME, I'm an educated woman now!
I did enjoy the time traveling parts minus all the sex in multiple positions. If you read any of my reviews, you will know that I love historicals set in King Arthur's time and I think Viking romances rock! Besides the scintillating sex scenes, there were some vampire political fireworks and a plot featuring the works of Domhnall, a fifth century Celtic poet and playwright.
A little background: this is how the threesome originally connected: Taylor had been researching Domhnall trying to prove his existence. Taylor attended Brody's concert because one of his songs featured Domhnall's lyrics. AND Veris had visited Taylor before she was fired from her job on the premise that he was also interested in Domhnall's works.
I think my favorite character was actually Taylor's neighbor. He was quite cool even when some not-nice vampires killed a bunch of his friends in his apartment.
Near the beginning of the book, the heroine attends a hard rock concert where one of the vampire heroes is the star. I thought it was quite imaginative to have him flying over the audience and I assume the audience was too stoned to think that was unusual. For that reason, this scene stood out for me and I can still picture Brody hovering over the audience in front of Taylor. Here's a few sentences from that scene that involved quick time travel segment:
She was not at the concert any more. She looked around the rustic room, blinking. What the hell?
The singer had her in his arms still. There was no balcony between them now.
His hands slid into her hair, keeping her head still. "Not yet," he begged, sliding his lips down her throat, nuzzling her jaw. "There's time yet, Toireasa," he murmured. "Time to say fare thee well properly,."
"We should have returned to Ireland, Breandan," she whispered, as he loosened the ties on her gown and dropped it from her shoulders. The words came to her naturally, even as a tiny voice was raging in her mind, "What on earth are you saying, Taylor?" But that voice was being drowned out by the pure sensuousness he was stirring in her.
Following please find a few more of my favorite quotes from this read:
"I suppose you really don't need those wires they used tonight, huh?" she said.
"I'm a vampire, not a ghost." He seemed offended.
"You did it, Taylor! You did it! You got yourself a backstage pass!" He was screaming in her ear.
"I did?" Great. Now the last thing on earth she wanted to do was face that Brody Gallagher backstage. She never wanted to look him in the eye again.
Veris gave a low chuckle as they stepped into the building. He took off his glasses and put them in his breast pocket. "I've always said women were stronger, when it came to pure courage, haven't I?" he said to Brody.
Brody stabbed at the top elevator button. "There's a reason we have a queen and not a king."
The door she had just stepped through shut softly. Taylor faced Veris, took a deep breath and dropped the coat at her feet. Beneath she wore black lace-topped stay-up stockings, red and black French lace thong panties and a matching shelf bra, Swarovski crystals in her belly button and clipped to her nipples.
I've thought about this review since late May when I read KISS ACROSS TIME. It's my mistake that I ignored the author's warning. At first, I didn't think I'd continue with the series, but I might continue with this series sometime in the future. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys detailed erotica within a time-traveling human/vampire menage in a variety of places.