Body Temperature and Rising
Xcite Books [link to buy]
Rating: 1 out of 5 Paddles
When my father first saw the movie “Field of Dreams,” and we asked him about it, his only response was, “It was a screwy damn thing.” That is exactly how I felt about this book.
Confusing, closer to porn than erotic romance, and lacking in any real BDSM, this book was a struggle to read and a relief to finish.
The basic premise is that Marie Warren and her landlord, Tim Merriweather, are “Ghost Riders” able to bring ghosts back to the flesh to indulge in sex. But they don’t know that until they are taken in hand by members of the Elemental Coven, a group of witches made up of three ghosts and the head witch, Tara. The three ghosts, Anderson, Fiona and Sky, all have their own ways to come back to the flesh.
The coven is under attack by a demon named Deacon, who threatens all of them in order to torment the Tara, whose mother was responsible for his death.
After many amorous interludes, Tim and Marie are able to put Deacon into a coma and end the immediate threat so that the coven can indulge in an orgy with each other.
Because Deacon can control others through their dreams, it is hard to tell throughout the book when the characters are dreaming and when they are awake. A change of font would have been a help here.
While the sex is plentiful, it is not particularly hot. And the only inkling of BDSM is that Deacon carries a bullwhip and sometimes uses it to enhance the sexual pleasure of his victims as he draws them under his spell. He also ties his helpmate to the bed once.