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In Julie Cox's Capricious: A Texan Tale of Love and Magic, satyr and Fox Pass native Luke is settled into a comfortable routine of drinking beer with his best friend, cultivating his small plot of land, recharging the raw sexual energy that fuels his magic, and willfully ignoring his feelings for his friend Sally. But Luke's daily life is thrown into disarray when he becomes the target of mysterious enemies who won't hesitate to hurt his fellow myth-folk to get to him. With the help of his friends, and some earthshaking satyr magic, Luke works to protect his town - and sort out his feelings for Sally - before it's too late.
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By Dan Lyke on 07-07-17
A fun erotic romp through a rural modern fantasy
What made the experience of listening to Capricious the most enjoyable?
Capricious is an erotic modern fantasy tale, about myth folk, people who have mythical alter-egos, with a wonderfully loving look at Wast Texas hill country life and the conflict between city culture and rural community. It's got hot sex, action, wonderful characters, and even though the characters face real dangers and peril the hot parts and the icky parts don't run across each other. ie: no unexpected squick, no sexy parts suddenly turning ugly. The non-consensual parts are kept separate.
And the sex moves the story forward, it isn't just grafted on.
I really enjoyed the e-book version, but Nobilis Reed's characterizations and voices transformed the story, brought new depth to the written text. I'm a voracious reader, not one to usually go to the audio version first, but in this case the audio brings so much.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Luke, our satyr hero, is randy, flawed, blissfully ignorant of the most important people around him, the sort of creature I both aspire to be, and flawed enough that I still identify.
Which character – as performed by Nobilis Reed – was your favorite?
It's hard to pick one, Nobilis manages to give enough distinction that they're all important. Even the women's voices are distinct without being over-done.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
An erotic three billy goats gruff
Any additional comments?
A rollicking adventure, sex, magic, characters who have real meaning to each other, fighting for their community and friends. Funny and tender, what more could you want?
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By August on 07-15-17
Rich and real, with something for all tastes
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. While it's not in my normal wheelhouse, I do love to read outside my comfort zone now and then, and this book was a great adventure out of my normal to-read list.
The characters in this book were varied, and holy cow was there some interesting diversity--in a manner of speaking--between them. Besides the satyr, we get trolls, goblins, fae, and even a headless horseman. Cox has pulled the rich history of folk and fairy tales into the present and given them a place in southern USA.
It could have been easy just to ride that gimmick and not give the book substance, but the plot and threats and especially relationships between characters is so real it was almost painfully true. And as for the... more graphic and risque parts of the book, we get a lot of variety there, too. No spoilers, but there's something for everyone in this book.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful