BloodWind: The WindDemon Trilogy Book I:

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9781452810591: BloodWind: The WindDemon Trilogy Book I:

The Rysalian Empire, in their determination to crush their enemies, had unleashed their horror upon themselves instead. But the women of the megaverse and beyond, even unto Terra, paid the price. Plucked from their home worlds and enslaved by the Rysalian warriors, they were bought and sold, bred and discarded or slain at the whim of their captors ... until the Resistance was born of their hate and suffering. The Elite warriors, the Reapers were the demons of every Terran woman's nightmare. And one in particular was a nightmare in his own right, a killer among killers. His name was Kamerone Cree. But the Resistance needed him and it fell to Dr. Brigit Dunne to do the unthinkable, the impossible--she must seduce Captain Kamerone Cree and make him fall in love with her to turn him from the Empire. Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence.

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About the Author:

Charlee is the author of seventeen books, the first nine of which are the WindLegend Saga, soon to be released by Twilight Times Books. Married 33 years to her high school sweetheart, Tom, she is the mother of two grown sons, Pete and Mike, and the proud grandmother of Preston Alexander and Victoria Ashley. A native of Sarasota, Florida, she grew up in Colquitt and Albany, Georgia and now lives in the Midwest. She is a proud member of the Authors' Guild, National Writers' Union, the Writer's Club Romance Group, Romance Writers of America, Romance Foretold, EPIC (the Electronically Published Internet Connection), Women for Literature, Ardeon, E-Authors, the Phenominal Women of the Web, and the first author to be published by Twilight Times Books and the first Amercian author to be published by Bell Ventures in Denmark. Recently, she won Soliloquoy's Fine Writers Online award. She is a member of Beta Sigma Phi, the HTML Writers Guild, and is the parish secretary of her local Catholic church as well as the creator and webmaster of its webpage. Her hobbies are writing, watching Canadian actor Eric McCormack do his magic, and collecting wicker bird baskets (she has over fifty duck, rooster, and chicken baskets). She is owned by six cats and one hall monitor Chow. Currently, she is at work on a new anthology.

Charlee Compo can be reached at wndkepr@pcpartner.net

Review:

5 Stars

Filled with suspense, sharply drawn characters, the evils of a corrupt government--set against the backdrop of space travel--Blood Wind is a panoramic novel that is hard to put aside and leaves images locked inside your head long after the novel is finished. This lady has talent! The second of Charlee's books which I have had the pleasure to read, Blood Wind is a tour de force of intrigue, action and steamy romantic heat. Watch out for her, because she is going to go far. -- genrEZONE

From the beginning, this book grabbed me by the throat and refused to let go. The premise is a well-structured variant on "Mars needs women,"...... The soul of this story is Kamerone Cree, raised since infancy to kill at his Empire's command. Due to a convoluted series of internested plots (I can't explain more without giving away vital plot twists), he is forced to undergo behavioral modification therapy -- a polite way of saying psychological torture and subliminal brainwashing -- to make him fall in love with the heroine, Dr. Bridget Dunne. Except he is incapable of the emotion. So they try to build it out of the emotions he is capable of -- lust, anger, jealousy, etc. His redemption comes in brief but powerful moments, such as the unforgettable scene when he forces a terrified Dr. Dunne to admit that she will do anything he says, even let him use her body however he wishes, and when she braces for his attack, he leans forward, kisses her forehead, then leaves the room. The torture scenes are excellently written, and if you can read Anne Bishop's work, you'll have no problem. They're mild by comparison.

Jennifer Dunne -- Science Fiction Romance Newsletter

This is an incredible bookone whose characters were so vividly drawn that they return to haunt me every now again. I certainly wont forget them any time very soonespecially since I plan to reread this book when the next book in the series comes out. BLOODWIND took my breath away, gave me an adrenaline high, and whipped me through one of the better science-fiction reads of the year, maybe of many yearsone containing a excellent love story as well.... The complexity of BLOODWINDs plot cant be amply explained in a short review, especially since Ms. Boyett-Compos world building, characterization of some rather alien forms, and the agony of the tortured hero all need to be read in their entirety to be fully appreciated. And appreciate it I didfully, completely, and achingly. This is the first book in a series and I would recommend it to anyone who likes SF, romance, or an absolutely engrossing read. Its a great book, and the cover is incredible, a brooding red sky filled with a pair of sorrowing green eyes, and Cree chained in space, alone with the sky and the eyes. -- Patrica White, Millenium Science Fiction and Fantasy

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