This novella spices up the world of gaming! Saint and Ume engage in bondage play, as well as some light S&M. Alexander does a good job of continuing her series without ever making new readers feel alienated through use of flashbacks and plenty of exposition in the dialogue. However, it never overwhelms the plot or her interesting magical elements.

Saint, a half demon, channels most of his mischievous impulses into the online role-playing game that he created. So he is intrigued when in game he meets the beautiful Ume who has a very special presence in Saint’s online universe. While pretending to be just another character, he begins a seduction. However, after she becomes frightened and leaves, Saint decides to suck Ume into the game’s world. When he realizes that he’s beginning to fall for her, Saint worries that his deception has forever ruined his chance at love. (Samhain Publishing, Nov. 2010, dl. $3.50)

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Kate Girard