Princess of the Light - Book Review

TALES OF THE GOLDEN MASK: AN INITIATE’S TALE BY @GOLDENMASK17

#BOOKREVIEW 18+ #EROTICA #BDSM

Posted on April 24, 2017 by N. N. Light

Title: Tales of the Golden Mask: An Initiate’s Tale

Author: Alexa Lynsey, Belle De Ver

Genre: Erotica, Fantasy, BDSM

Book Blurb:

Sultry and sensual adventures to warm your cold winter nights or steam up your long summer days. Set in a fantasy world where nothing is quite what it appears, an old book and a strange golden mask bring power and pleasure.

The first installment in the Tales of the Golden Mask.

Adult (18+) rated.

My Review:

Looking for exquisitely written erotica to spend the afternoon/evening with? Look no further than Tales of the Golden Mask: An Initiate’s Tale. In an imaginary fantasy world complete with fae, gypsies, princes, courtesans and magic, seduction is an art, leading to more than just sex. Broken down into four sections, Tales of the Golden Mask: An Initiate’s Tale tells the story of one initiate’s journey in the world of pleasure.

Prologue – We meet Seraphina as she rediscovers the stories inside the Book of Entertainments. It offers the reader a little background into the world they’re about to dive into.

A Chance Meeting – We meet Celestine, the Stargazer. Being a part of a caravan of dancers, she tells fortunes and remains innocent (or as innocent as one can be among older and sexually active young women). One day, two princes approach the caravan looking for a sexual adventure. Celestine captures the attention of one of the princes. He likes her so much he pays off the Caravan Master so Celestine can be his and his alone.

The Painted Lady – The Painted Lady is an establishment of pleasure and that is where Celestine is taken. The King hands her over to Tatia to be trained for one month in the ways of pleasure. Her training is not hands-on but by observing sexual acts between the women of The Painted Lady and the two princes. She learns much and when she’s finally ready, they head off to the High City.

The High City – Celestine is amazed by the great city and her role in it. There are a lot of traditions she must learn quickly, as well as what her station is. The two princes deal with politics and duty before they can find release.

Epilogue – We’re back with Seraphina and the Book of Entertainments for a lovely conclusion.

Woven in beautiful language meant to tease, titillate and arouse, Tales of the Golden Mask is simply wonderful. A short lover’s tryst, it stimulates and sizzles. It’s more than just sex, it’s a lesson in seduction with undertones of fantasy. A must read and I can’t wait to read the next installment.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the authors in the hopes I’d review it.

Favorite Character/Quote: “Sex is power. Desire is influence. That is what matters.”

My Rating:  5 stars

Buy it now:

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MZ5LWIA

Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tales-of-the-golden-mask-alexa-lynsey/1125532775?ean=2940153973456

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/tales-of-the-golden-mask-an-initiate-s-tale

Author Biography:

Alexa Lynsey walks the paths of fantasy regularly; she enjoys writing sultry fiction and ‘sex and sorcery’ stories and reading a wide variety of fiction and fact. A passionate historian and nature lover she sees beauty and knowledge everywhere. When not writing saucy tales her other self is a poet, fantasy writer and blogger.

Belle DeVer is a lover of the beautiful things in life and enjoys sharing poetry and stories about beautiful things. Her writings combine fantasy settings with erotic situations for sexy, fantastical good times. Writing with her favorite partner, Alexa Lynsey, they invite you to share their journey into the sensual realms.

Social Media Links:

Twitter https://twitter.com/GoldenMask17

Reviewed by: Mrs. N

Chill with a Book Awards

Indie Authors - Awardees of Chill with a Book Readers' AWARD www.chillwithabook.com

Be sure to check out the other authors who have received awards so far in 2017.

Character Interview - Prince Skylon & Prince Dorien

Library of Erana - blog repost

Zweihander Interview – Prince Skylon and Prince Dorien

25SaturdayFeb 2017

Welcome to the first of one of the new formats for interviews – a zweihander. This features TWO characters who either take turns answering questions or give an answer each, responding to the other’s comments.

Today we welcome Prince Skylon – lord of the Snowy Sky and Prince Dorien – lord of the Dawn, from the Kingdom of the Sky – who feature here: Tales of the Golden Mask on Amazon

Relationship: brothers.

World: Kingdom of the Sky

Book(s): Tales from the Golden Mask: An Initiate’s Tale

1)      How and where did you meet?

Skylon: Does birth count as meeting?  We are brothers, raised in the Zenana together.  We have always known one another.

Dorien: As my brother says, although of course I was first born, and my mother is the Principal Wife of the King. Skylon’s mother is one of the lesser consorts. We were born on the same day – I at dawn when as the sun rose over the mountains, and Skylon later on – during a snowstorm.

2)      What is it you like most about the other person

Skylon: His daring.  He has no fear, no hesitation.  He just… does what needs doing without pause.

Dorien: I don’t like to admit it but my brother is far cleverer than I. He’s the scholar, destined to serve the Temple and a be far better diplomat than I’ll ever be.

3)      What is it you hate most about them?

Skylon: hmm… hate is such a strong word.  I do become… annoyed with his… pleasure seeking.  Every pretty face and curvy body is an opportunity to him.  I feel no such urges to sow my seed.  Once I am anointed to the Goddess I will have no need of a harem, so I see no reason to collect ladies for my boudoir.

Dorien: He must think everything through for so long! Even when we were children he was cautious. I like to have fun, amuse myself and such activities are far better with a companion-in-mischief.  Skylon is timid, especially with women. I love all women, the more the better! Skylon should be spreading his seed!

4)      Do you work well as a partnership?

Skylon: Yes, we consult together on most things.  I do my best to keep him from too much mischief, and he pushes me to experience life away from the libraries and scholars.

Dorien: I think so. Although we disagree on things overall our skills complement one another.

5)      Do you think your partnership will last?

Skylon: That, I believe, is a question for the Goddess.  Only she can determine my future as her anointed.  But, most likely, I shall spend the rest of my days in her temple serving her while he rules from the palace across the gardens.

Dorien: We know it cannot.  When father dies, or abdicates, I shall rule. Skylon is already destined to serve the Goddess. Of course, we’ll always be brothers but our paths will diverge.

6)      Describe the other person (max 100 words)

Dorien: Skylon is pale of skin and hair, trustworthy and kind. He’s clever and thoughtful.

Skylon: Dorien is smaller than me, but bolder.  He has the sunny complexion of warmer climes and boundless energy.  He always wants to be doing something, usually something fun.

7)      Describe how you think the other person sees you.

Dorien: Arrogant, reckless and pleasure-obsessed. None of these are bad, in my view. I am sure my brother would disagree.

Skylon: probably as mousy, hesitant.  I stop to think through all things before acting.  I like to study a situation before entering into action.

8)      Tell us a little about your adventures.

Dorien: Life within the palace was rather dull. I mean we are men now, not children. Beyond the gates is a whole world to be seen, to be pleasured and to be experienced. I suppose one could describe it as an adventure of discovery – a visit to the carnival, and then to the ‘playhouse’. I never knew sure delights could await a man as to be found in the rooms of Tatia and of Felicity, in the Golden Mask. You should visit that house of fun – women can be served too.

Skylon: I’d have to say – unplanned, and unexpected.  A “short jaunt about the provinces,” he said.  “Sample the local colour,” he said.  I thought we were going to view one of the little local customs that still prevail outside of the city.  I had no idea that we would end up… *cough* participating… *ahem* in… colourful customs.

9)      Tell us about your world – and your part of it.

Dorien: As we’ve said, we are the highest of the high-born. One day our duty will mean we must serve, but until then WE are served. Our world is one of luxury and pleasure. We have fine things, beautiful women, tasty food and elegant garments.

Beyond that our people live their lives. I know little of the lives of the common folk – they are born, they work, they make new peasants, they die. Sometimes the most comely are sent to the Zenana as potential consorts. If they are chosen then they become wealthy and elegant, if they bear fruit then their families are rewarded. Even those not chosen are rewarded by some means. It can make a great difference to those of poor status.

Skylon: I think my brother has offered a good introduction to the world as we experience it.  As to my place in it, I am destined to serve the Goddess at her temple.  Once I have completed the bonding ritual, I will never leave the grounds of the great temple except to renew the Goddess’s strength at provincial temples or as a diplomat in the other provinces.  Any women I have in my harem will become servants of the temple, and any heirs I have fathered will be raised in my brother’s harem to one day act as consorts or ambassadors for the court.  Until then, I enjoy my studies and time with my lovely consort.

10)   Where do you see yourselves in five years?

Dorien: If our father is like his own father, he will still be hearty in health, so I guess I’ll be doing my duty making heirs to my line, and amusing the ladies of the court.  There has been talk of travel to the outer regions of the Kingdom, but that is for when I tire of the home-grown girls.

Skylon: Five years time… hopefully still enjoying my time in the Zenana.  I am in no rush to reach my bonding.  An heir or two would be welcome, but I feel no need to fill the Zenana with “comely lasses” as my brother puts it.  The temple has well enough ladies in service already.

Dorien: (winks) if you wish to know more about our adventures then you might like to seek us out. In more opinion the more the merrier!

Skylon: (Eyes roll).

Book Synopsis

Sultry and sensual adventures to warm your cold winter nights or steam up your long summer days. Set in a fantasy world where nothing is quite what it appears, an old book and a strange golden mask bring power and pleasure.

The first instalment in the Tales of the Golden Mask

Adult rated – sexy mischief.

Alexa Lynsey walks the paths of fantasy regularly; she enjoys writing sultry fiction and ‘sex and sorcery’ stories and reading a wide variety of fiction and fact. A passionate historian and nature lover she sees beauty and knowledge everywhere. When not writing saucy tales her other self is a poet, fantasy writer and blogger.

Belle De Ver is a lover of the beautiful things in life and enjoys sharing poetry and stories about beautiful things. Her writings combine fantasy settings with erotic situations for sexy, fantastical good times. Writing with her favourite partner, Alexa Lynsey, they invite you to share their journey into the sensual realms.

Belle De Ver author page

Alexa Lynsey Author Page

Golden Mask Twitter

Alexa Lynsey on Facebook

The book is available on Amazon, Amazon print, Kobo Adult, Barnes and Noble, I-books and Smashwords.