Web Review Written February 17, 2002
This is the first novel I've read from
Maria Isabel Pita, and it's definitely a cut above most Erotic stories.
Newcomer Maria has written a truly stunning first novel, and I look forward to
seeing more books from her in the future.
Carmen Palasios lives in modern day Miami, and one day while going out to eat dinner she is almost raped and then saved by William Reed, an off duty police officer. She is attracted to him, but doesn't bed him after her rescue. Then the discovery of a Viking grave where a woman was sacrificed has a strange effect on her. She then begins to date a government official Jay Westgate, who introduces her to the world of kinky sex, which she becomes attracted to. After having sex with her married boss Mike Peterson, she bounces from one man to another - playing them off against one another. Finally, her demons are exorcised in a combination orgy and D/s session. If you can accept the supernatural as a plot device, then this story works - else it doesn't.
Still, I liked this novel and was engrossed throughout. I look forward to seeing more from this author in the future. A must read!
A Great Novel of Sexual and Self Discovery , April 17, 2002
Reviewer: A reader from Miami, FL USA
Maria Isabel Pita has done an extremely rare thing with "Thorsday Night". She has produced a beautiful novel that would stand on its own as great read even if it had no sex in it. The fact is that it does have sex in it, lots of it, and this is an integral part of the journey of self discovery Carmen, the main character, goes on through the pages of this lovely work. Her discovery and exploration of her own submissiveness and craving to be controlled by capable dominant men is intimately coupled with a Viking ritual that occurred a millennium ago. The convergences of myth and reality, history and the present, and the metaphysical, are all integrated so well that the reader is led on a seamless journey through a few weeks in modern Miami and an ancient snapshot in time. Although the book was written before the discovery of the Miami Circle, local readers will get an extra treat from comparing the connections in this book to those that were generated among the metaphysically inclined during the recent period of notoriety that the Circle enjoyed. In brief, this is an excellent book, the best of its genre and I highly recommend it.
Dark and disturbing, but strangely
compelling 28 February, 2002
Reviewer: A reader from England
After she narrowly avoids being raped by a gang of youths, a young woman begins to explore the darker side of her sexuality, aided by three very nasty men. Her journey of self-discovery is counterpointed by memories of a deadly Viking ritual. Dark, disturbing and very intense.