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ISBN # 978-1-59596-236-2
November 2005
Changeling Press
61 pages
Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, BDSM  
Rating: 4 Cups

As the last of the great Sutrotha masters, Prince Lyell Karlis has duties and responsibilities to his people with which he must follow through. Being a mystic warrior is not always what it is cracked up to be. To protect the Unseleighe realm, Lyell must investigate the reappearance of an evil Raonull sorcerer and find a possible spy. While searching for the spy he has a vision of a beautiful woman who makes him feel things more deeply than he ever has before. He has every intention of finding her even though he knows he must also complete his quest.

Aurora Burton is fascinated by the vision she has of making love with an incredibly sexy man that she has never met. When he shows up at her place of business, she is amazed. His being a dark elf is not a problem. The Carousel caters to many otherworldly beings. However, her own dual nature as one of the Dichotomy makes a relationship between them very unlikely. In order to bond with a mate the man would have to accept both Aurora and Evette. That seems like an impossibility to both women, even though Lyell shows every sign of being attracted to them.

This is not the first story I have read concerning the Dichotomy race but it is the first where the Dichotomy featured is female. This fact made the book especially intriguing to me. A race of beings who are basically two people inhabiting the same space is a unique concept that is absolutely enthralling. As the plot unfolds, the details revealed keep the reader totally engrossed in the story. The setting makes an effective backdrop for the storyline and is a change from the Island of Chimera, which is the usual location for stories in this particular series. Events progress quickly but the rapid pace is befitting to the storyline.

This terrific book fits very well into the sensational series concerning the Agency of Extraordinary Mates. I especially like the way different authors work together to make the series consistent and cohesive. In Carousel in particular, I enjoyed the references to the other A.O.E.M. tales I have read and yet the story is also totally able to stand on its own. Aurora and Evette are enchanting characters who deserve a chance at love. Lyell is a very sexy dark elf with a lot of depth to his personality. Ms. Ross is a gifted author who penned a wonderful story of love and acceptance. I recommend A.O.E.M.: Carousel to anyone who enjoys tales of fantasy and the paranormal.

Susan White
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