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Saturday, October 22, 2011

review & giveaway: the house on hundred hill by Jemima Valentino

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days--and also afterward--when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. - New International Version (©1984)

The House on Hundred Hill
Jessica Rylan's life is about to change when she meets the handsome Nate Black and her brother Draven. at the House on Hundred Hill, Jessica will learn to give in to her desires and become unwittingly involved in an ancient arrangement between the Nephilim and the Gregori.
author Jemima Valentino's latest novella is a journey into the  dark, sensual world of angels and damned spirits and a beautiful young woman caught in between. the paranormal elements are tuned just right and emit a frequency that echoes unearthly powers, raw emotions and smoldering desires.
once again, BDSM is part of the narrative yet the details are surprisingly mild and quite few when compared to Ms. Valentino's earlier novella His Elle which i had the chance to read and review as well.
The House on Hundred Hill focuses more on the dynamics among the Black siblings and Jessica, their respective histories, the events that led to their mutual encounter and what happens afterwards. again, i still find the concepts of domination and submission between consenting adults perplexing. however, this did not take me away from enjoying the book as a whole.
the last remaining chapters are filled with tension and a twist that i did not see coming. i found it rather to be a brilliant move on the writer's part. 
the incidents that took place at the House on Hundred Hill and the author's take on the Nephilim piqued my curiosity further. i may feel awkward at times reading about some unconventional means of expressing love and devotion but i am keeping my mind open as i look forward to reading the next book in the Nephilim series.

*The House on Hundred Hill (The Nephilim Book One) is available at Amazon (US, UK), All Romance Ebooks and Smashwords. for more information about Jemima Valentino and her work, please visit http://www.jemimavalentino.blogspot.com and  http://www.jemimavalentino.com and  follow her on Twitter.

my personal rating is: 

The House on Hundred Hill contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 & under. 

author Jemima Valentino is giving away cool prizes! simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below. if the widget isn't working or shows something else, you can still enter through any of the tour stops HERE

Disclosure of Material Connection: i received an eARC of The House on Hundred Hill from the author herself. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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