In the heart of Tuscany's centuries-old wine country, the satyr lords protect ancient secrets.
The Lords of Satyr, Book 1
Kensington Aphrodisia
July 31, 2007
ISBN-13: 9780758220394
ISBN-10: 0758220391

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Nicholas is now enjoying its 8th reprinting!

AWARDS:

* FIRST PLACE WINNER in JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER (single title category, 2008) *
as judged by representatives of Borders Books and other wonderful booksellers!
See the announcement in the inside front cover of RWA’s April 2008 magazine.

FIRST PLACE WINNER of the First Coast Romance Writers, 2008 Beacon Contest – Erotic Romance category

Passionate Plume (Passionate Ink, historical category, THIRD PLACE)

Holt Medallion Merit Award, spicy category, Virginia RWA

Nicholas has also been named a finalist in these 2008 contests:

  • Colorado RWA Award of Excellence
  • Wisconsin RWA Write Touch Readers Award
  • NRCA national readers choice awards finalist (erotic romance)
  • NRCA national readers choice awards finalist (best first novel)
  • Aspen Gold (Colorado RWA)

BESTSELLER LIST:
Nicholas makes the Nielsen BookScan list of Top 100 bestselling romance books during its first week in publication!

“A well-written story with enough variety in the sexual situations to satisfy just about any reader. The characters are complex and intriguing and the leading man is the sexiest one this reader has seen in a long time! The author has cleverly set the stage for at least two sequels in the Lords of Satyr series and based on this book, they will be something to look forward to. Readers who like a little non-vanilla sex and a lot of paranormal elements with their romance will not be disappointed.
—Romantic Times Book Reviews (August 2007 issue)

” Ms. Amber gives great depth to her characters and the dialogues are smooth and natural. Everything about this story and the elements within worked. . . a wonderful book that did not disappoint!”
—Paranormal Romance Reviews

5 lips; Reviewer’s Choice Recommended Read
“I really didn’t want this book to end, and when I finished I knew that this book would stay with me for a while. This is one you don’t want to miss.”
—Julianne, TwoLips Reviews

Recommended Read
“The sexual aspects of this book are highly erotic, and kept me spellbound and wanting more. . .keeps hold of your heart and mind. NICHOLAS is a definite Joyfully Reviewed Recommended Read for me.”
—Amelia, Joyfully Reviewed

“Both Nicholas and Jane are well-matched, though it took a delicious tension-filled while for them to figure it out. There is a villainess to surpass all villains, and more supporting villains that fit into the story neatly. Although the plot was interesting, complete with a satisfying climactic ending, the characters are what brought the story to life. It was well-paced—it’s engrossing and easy to read in one sitting. . .the sex is knock-out hot . . . sure to please any erotica fan.”
—Just Erotic Romance Reviews (“O”, their highest rating for hotness)

5 Stars
“Elizabeth Amber’s NICHOLAS: THE LORDS OF SATYR has taken a place on my top ten favorite erotic books list.. . . a double thumbs up.
—Tammie, Night Owl Romance

4.5 Klovers/5 Stars on Amazon.com
“I have to admit, Nicholas left me wanting—wanting the next book in this wonderful new series, that is! . . . If you enjoy Paranormal Fantasy Romances set in a Historical period, then you will definitely want to pick up a copy of this one very soon!
—Jennifer Ray, CK2S Kwips & Kritiques/Wild On Books

5 Stars
I couldn’t put this book down until I finished every delightfully wicked page! I loved the mythological beings that were depicted throughout this book and the spell that Ms. Amber seems to weave through each page so that you felt like you were really there watching as each scene played out. The characters are genuinely memorable – even the ones you dislike prove to be unforgettable . . . Beautifully written Ms. Amber!
—Chrissy Dionne, Romance Junkies

“. . .This is a really hot relationship with enough eroticism to satisfy the erotica lovers including multiple partners. It is a plus that there is a strong storyline with a very nasty villainess—one of the worst that this reader has come upon. NICHOLAS: THE LORDS OF SATYR is the first book in this series by Ms. Amber. There is much world building and it will surely be embellished in further books as each of the brothers will have their own story. This is a page turner from start to finish! Turn on the air conditioner or fan and enjoy!”
—Fallen Angel Reviews

“…a steamy, hot tale that scorches the pages. Her imagination skyrockets in this energizing story. I am anxious to read Raine’s and Lyon’s tales.
—Coffee Time Romance

“Prepare to be enraptured . . . Ignited by sensuous characters, the erotic sexuality sears each page, fanning the flames of a highly intense plot.”
—Pamela, Romance at Heart Magazine

“When I first start reading Elizabeth Amber’s book NICHOLAS, I was not sure about it. As I read onwards mind started to change and I started wanting to keep reading. I have never read a book like this before. Mrs. Amber’s writing takes hold of you and immerses you into her wonderful world of fairies and mythological characters. Wonderfully written Elizabeth and I look forward to reading more of your wonderful books.”
Raven Kelly

NICHOLAS is featured in Publishers Weekly
“Kensington’s LaFehr says that paranormal erotic stories are “really, really popular; it’s another world, and the rules of otherworldly societies are completely different—you don’t have to worry about safe sex!” One of her favorite titles for this fall is NICHOLAS: THE LORDS OF SATYR, the first in a trilogy by Elizabeth Amber. “What I am actually most excited about is that Amber combines historical and paranormal elements, setting a book in 18th-century Tuscany starring satyr lords with wild, wild rituals.”
Posh Packages and Deluxe Deliveries: Getting readers what they want in erotica by Bethanne Kelly Patrick, July 9, 2007 issue

Nicholas

Nicholas

The last in a fabled line of otherworldly aristocracy, the Lords of Satyr are born to wealth, power, and a talent for sensual delight that mere mortals only dream of. Commanded to marry, these passionate men will travel to Rome, Venice, and Paris—and along the way will explore desires both shamelessly wicked and blissfully divine…

He Had Sworn To Take A Proper Wife. He Hadn’t Bargained On Meeting His Match…

Nicholas looks very much like what he is—the handsome, successful heir to a vineyard in Tuscany. But Nicholas is much more, for he is one of the last in an ancient line of satyr men. And the dying king of ElseWorld wants him not only to marry, but to wed one of the king’s own daughters—a half-human, half-faerie woman unaware of her heritage. Nicholas won’t shirk his duty to produce heirs to guard his race’s legacies, but he never plans to make his bride his only lover. A satyr’s sexual hunger and sensual skills are legendary. One woman will never satisfy him.

Or so Nicholas believes until he meets Jane. As spirited as she is fey, as beautiful as she is innocent, she is nevertheless determined to make her new husband hers alone—and she’s eager for him to teach her every deliciously carnal secret he knows…

Read an Excerpt

Below is an excerpt from the prologue of NICHOLAS. The prologue was originally placed later in the book, but one of the last things I did in the revision process was to move it forward. I think this was an important choice because it now sets the moody, sexy tone of all that follows in the book. It also shows Nick and his brothers for the alpha males they are, reveals Nick’s strong loyalty to the Satyr legacy, and hints at his inner struggle. —Elizabeth Amber

Excerpt from NICHOLAS, of an erotic scene in a secluded glen on Satyr land ringed by statues of Bacchus, nymphs, fauns, and maenads…

The first shaft of moonlight dispelled the murk, drenching the lords in its silver, revealing their nakedness. Almost in unison, they were seized by cramps that rippled cruelly over their taut bellies. They bent low, their features contorting into grimaces. Raw groans that were a blend of pain and pleasure erupted from their throats as the last physical change of the Calling night occurred.

Nicholas, the eldest, recovered first.

His eyes made a quick survey of the glen. It was protected, he knew. Strangers never came here. When Humans wandered too close, they were repelled by a force they didn’t understand. He willed himself to uncoil and stand, relieved the turmoil had passed. He hated the feeling of helplessness that always accompanied the Change. He couldn’t afford to be vulnerable, even for so short a time. There was too much at stake.

It would be dangerous for anyone to see him or his brothers like this. He was a freakish creature now, fit only for a harem or brothel that catered to those with a taste for the bizarre. Just the sort of place he might frequent, were he in a particular sort of mood.

He touched himself, slid a thumb and two fingers along newly awakened flesh from root to crown. His thumb found the drop of moisture in the crease at his tip and idly smeared it.
The last Change of Moonful had gifted him with this new shaft of bone and sinew—this second cock ripped from his own flesh. It extended high and hard from his pelvis, and twitched with hunger. Only slightly smaller than the enormous cock already rooted just below in his thatch, it craved relief as much as its twin. He soothed it—stroking. Mimicking the welcome it would soon find between female thighs, as he waited for his brothers to undergo a similar change.

At his command, ribbons of swirling mist spun in the glen, then stilled, shapeshifting. Iridescent forms rose from the vapor and solidified into Shimmerskins—insentient females who had serviced the Satyr since ancient times. Their soft hands caressed his newly furred flanks, offering comfort.