07 September 2008

Review: Sylvia Day - Pleasures Of The Night

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Avon Red (April 24, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061230987
ISBN-13: 978-0061230981

In the Twilight between sleep and consciousness, a battle rages between Dream Guardians and Nightmares. Captain Aidan Cross is a legend, as skilled in fulfilling erotic dreams as he is with the glaive that kills his enemies. Women see Aidan as part of their fantasies . . . except Lyssa Bates. Exquisite, desirable, enigmatic Lyssa perplexes this immortal seducer because she sees him as he really is. And as he attempts to unravel her secrets the unthinkable occurs: Aidan Cross falls in love.

Lyssa has been having the most incredible dreams about a man whose blue eyes hold the promise of decadent pleasures and tempting intimacies. And then he appears on her doorstep! This intoxicating stranger is just as irresistible as the man of her dreams . . . but with her surrender there is also grave danger . . .

Because Aidan is on a mission, and the passion that consumes them body and soul could have dire consequences. Loving the mortal woman prophesied to destroy Aidan's world is not only impossible . . it is forbidden.


Going to sleep just got a whole lot more interesting!
Sylvia Day has given the reader a whole new dream-world to explore and I for one was feeling very adventurous. With Dream Guardians protecting the Dreamers from the Nightmares it gives the author plenty of playground to set her talent on fire for erotically charged scenes. The combination of storytelling and the passion in this novel is one that I enjoyed immensely giving Aiden and Lyssa enough depth and emotion.

This novel is explaining enough about the Dream Guardian’s life to intrigue the reader, especially the Elders who remain an odd group leading the Guardian’s in their quest to destroy the Key. A prophecy imprinted in the minds of the Guardian’s, the Key will be the downfall of life as they know it so as they protect the Dreamers from the Nightmares they also search for the Key. With this Sylvia Day has written a well paced story, a plot that is interesting and characters that sizzle from the pages with hunger, passion and a bit of attitude. With secondary characters like Connor and Philip the interest for future novels is born and the Elder Sheron adds his own mystery to it as making me guess what the Elders are all about.

Somehow Sylvia Day has made it more than likely that a Dream Guardian will pop up in your dreams, the basics of how they work with the Dreamers, how dreams work by definition, the conscious mind, it’s in the small things that makes this story appear more real to me. The ending leaves certain things open which is both torturing as interesting but knowing I have not seen the last of Aiden and Lyssa makes me wondering what else lies ahead for them.

With sizzling heat Sylvia Day has written a novel that will be the ultimate self-indulgence for women all around the world!

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