The Banished King by Carolyn Faulkner
Published by Blushing Books on October 17, 2014
Genres: Erotic, Romance, Sci-Fi, Spanking/DD
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Alone in the relentlessly rural frozen tundra of backwoods Maine, Fiona Miles sees what she thinks is a falling star in the sky as she stands outside in the frigid temperatures waiting for her dog to answer the call of nature.
But falling stars don't land with an Earth shattering boom and the cry of someone who sounded mortally wounded.
Her curiosity - and altruism - get the better of her and the results of her investigation into the incident ends up lying like a huge lump in her bed - but that's not where he stays, unfortunately.
Warrior-king in exile Ozric of Kazriel proceeds, over a very short period of time, to invade and conquer her mind, her body, her soul - her very dreams with his wandering lips, his strange abilities and paddle-like hands that don't hesitate to stir ecstasy as well as agony within her as he brings her on a journey that results in an unexpected fate on a faraway world.
Originally published on Bethany's Woodshed as "The Pleasure of Their Souls".
I don’t know what it is but I buy a lot of Carolyn Faulkner stories…and they often don’t work for me the way I think they will. But I know this by now and I keep buying her stuff…LOL! I must get something out of it.
The Banished King‘s blurb really caught my attention – that plus the knowledge that Carolyn Faulkner had released a new book. I purchased it asap.
There are a lot of things I really liked about The Banished King – the blurb, the characters (MCs) and the first 1/2 of the book are all right up my alley.
The heroine, Fiona, is a widow who lives alone in the middle of a forested small town. One late snowy night she sees a falling star and a huge explosion while taking her dog for a walk. Racing to the scene, she finds Ozric lying naked in the middle of a crater. She drags him home and revives him.
Fiona and Ozric immediately get involved in a sexual domestic discipline relationship – that part felt a little rushed and improbable to me – but the two together felt good. There is this amazingly sexy scene where Ozric and Fiona are having sex while he’s punishing her. *fans self* so hawt
While I wasn’t a fan of how quickly Fiona and Ozric get involved (since she knows nothing about him), the entire part of the book while they are alone in Fiona’s home just works so well.
The book started to take a wrong turn for me in the final section. It’s almost as if the author looked up and realized that she was getting close to her word count limit and needed to wrap it up. The entire final section and ending felt rushed and had none of the detail or feeling that the first section did – which is the reason for 3 stars instead of 4.