Friday, August 22, 2008
I found out about the author Sunny through an anthology I bought and read. I found out about her Monère, Children of the Moon series and Mona Lisa Blossoming is the second book in the series. I have to say that after I finished reading the first book I was addicted to Sunny and have even bought the first book of her new series that branchs out from the same Monère theme as this novel. When I found out about this book I knew I had to buy it because I had to find out what is going on with Mona Lisa and her people. From the first paragraph this novel just sucked me in because it was such a fascinating new world opening up to me just like the first novel. Mona Lisa is such a wonderful name for a character because it reminds me of Leonardo da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa and because all the Monère Queen's names start with Mona and they have different second names, like Mona Lisa's mother is Queen Mona Sera of Queens, NY.
This series is considered erotica and I have to say that it definitely is very sexy and steamy. It also has that touch of paranormal since the novel is about a people called the Monère who's mother planet was the Moon before it collapse and they had to seek refuge on earth. Here is a recap of what happened to Mona Lisa in the first novel. Mona Lisa doesn't know that she is part Monère until Gryphon a Monère warrior who was outcasted by Mona Sera came injured to her hospital where she is a nurse. That is when her whole world changes and is now coming face to face with her full blooded Monère mother Mona Sera who abadoned her at an orphanage because she was Mixed Blooded. Mona Lisa and Gryphon go through so much together in this novel and they almost lose one another but they are joined by another strong Monère warrior named Amber.
Mona Lisa meets many good and very bad Monère people in her quest to understand who she is and claim her right is a Monère Queen in the first novel. In the second novel things get worse for Mona Lisa because she finally given her own lands but it is the former lands of her greatest enemy Mona Lousia. In this novel Mona Lisa goes through a lot of heartache because she discovers many new things that she never knew about and has a very big impact on her new life. Mona Lousia is still after Mona Lisa's blood and what's more upsetting is that she was given a small piece of Mississippi which is right next to Mona Lisa. What is more dangerous than having your sworn enemy living right next door without even knowing it until you are being held kidnapped by the very person.
At the end of this novel I wanted more because I know that Mona Lisa's life is only going to get more interesting and dangerous and because I want to know how her life is now that she has lost one of her true loves. There is some good news for everyone about this series because as of October 2008 the entire Mona Lisa novels are going to be coming out to mass market paperback for $6.99. This is exciting news because it is going to be less expensive but have all the goods of a Monère novel and also the fourth novel in this series will come out next year in mass market paperback with a very different cover from the first three. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
MONA LISA BLOSSOMING $ 14.00 (Book 2)(246 Pages)
From the time she was an orphaned child, Mona Lisa knew she was different—but she never knew how different until the truth was revealed. She was a Mixed Blood of the Monère, the children of the moon. Stronger, faster, and more beautiful than any human, they were the origins of Earth’s darkest legends—and Mona Lisa was their newest Queen…
Accompanied by a loyal cadre of warriors and kin, Mona Lisa enters her territory of Louisiana for the first time. She slowly learns the erotic and savage customs of the Monère elite—though some of her new subjects are uneasy about being ruled by one whose lineage is diluted with the blood of humanity. Her reign is threatened by enemies old and new, and she is ensnared in the thrall of dark forces she cannot deny. In a hidden world of animal passions and unrelenting lust, Mona Lisa soon grasps the tremendous power she must command if she is to hold her realm together.

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