Favorite Lines: “I looked down and saw my womb glowing with his light where he filled me, where he lay buried deep inside me. And I watched with awe and wonder that dance of iridescent light play upon my dusky skin, lighting me from within and without as he began to move. Then I could only feel him, sliding within me.” (p. 33)
Lucinda is a former Queen of the Monere (people of the moon) and the demon daughter of the High Lord of Hell. With little to occupy her time other than the occasional return of runaway Monere warriors, she finds interest in visiting the living world.
Then one day she finds a Monere warrior, Stefan, living apart from his people while raising a Mixed Blood boy and erotic twinges begin to plague and intrigue her. Not only that, but her inner beast begins flexing its muscles.
Lucinda leaves Stefan with mixed emotions and the promise to consider making Stefan her man. She returns to Hell and receives an order to return a runaway warrior to his queen never imagining she’d feel drawn to him. It doesn’t take long for her body and beast to begin pushing her to taste life’s blood and passion.
Sometimes I forget what draws me to an author. I had forgotten the appeal Sunny held for me until I read Lucinda, Darkly. The thing I most enjoy about her books is that they’re well written erotica. If you like erotica you’ll probably like Sunny. Likewise, if you’re not a fan of erotica you prob. won’t like Sunny.
The demon princess chronicles is different from the Sunny’s Mona Lisa series in the obvious manner: Mona Lisa is light and Lucinda is dark. Lucinda is a book that looks into the dark and embraces it. It dives into bondage and ensures that the woman remains in charge. The book is about Lucinda (obviously), a demoness living in the dark and it shows. Her tastes are dark, demanding and not for the faint of heart. They’re bloody. Lucinda, Darkly isn’t completely without light though.
Moments of joy and pleasure accentuate the story; one of which is when her familial baggage is lifted. The story isn’t for people who don’t like erotica or can’t handle bondage scenes. It’s also not my favorite Sunny book, but it did what it was meant to do. The book transported me to a different dimension and gave me enjoyment for the few hours it took to read.