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To be perfectly honest, I was a bit leery of yet another book premised on "mysterious fits of lust" -- but I've been looking forward to a full length novel by Saskia Walker for a while and I didn't want to pass this up.

Good thing I didn't. This was well worth picking up and kept me flipping pages well past my bedtime.

This was the perfect blend of suspense, mystery, magic, and just enough hot steamy sex to keep everything interesting without overwhelming the plot. I enjoyed how I was kept guessing until the very end -- not that it wasn't clear who was the ultimate bad guy in the situation, but I loved how his followers actually seemed to be humans with very real questions and desires instead of just being dead-eyed flunkies in it for the kicks of being evil. For that matter, even the big baddie comes across as deceptively human and sympathetic at times. Walker weaves a tight tale, not only keeping all the elements of a good mystery in line, but also retaining all the good parts of mundane living: food, eating, family, and of course, the rousing sex.

With this on the bookshelf, I know I'll definitely be looking forward to more of Walker's novels in the future. Sex and magic -- what's not to like?

Book Blurb for Rampant

Length: Full Novel

Possession is only half the fun...

The moment she arrives at her rented vacation cottage nestled in Scotland, Zoë Daniels feels it--an arousal so powerful she's compelled to surrender to the unusually forceful carnal desires...with nearly anyone who crosses her path. Crawford Logan, the boat builder with the wayward grin. The devilish restaurateur Cain Davot, who seems to know more about Zoë than he lets on. And even her sexy neighbor Grayson Murdoch, whose eyes delve deep into her soul as he explores every inch of her body.

Yet there's something unsettling about the way the locals watch her, something eerie about these overwhelming encounters. Zoë knows she's not quite in control of herself and begins to wonder if there's any truth to the legend of Annabel McGraw, a powerful, promiscuous eighteenth-century witch who once owned the cottage, and whose spirit is rumored to affect anyone who stays there. Zoë doesn't believe in anything that even hints at the occult, but now strange visions are turning frightening...and only one man's touch can bring her back to earth.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2010 4.00