The Unveiling by Shyla Colt

The Unveiling by Shyla Colt
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (142 Pages)
Other: M/F, BDSM, Toys
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Fuchsia

Born under the weight of a prophecy, Bastien D’Shar is chosen to save his people from great peril. Having undergone The Purge at a young age, his emotions are frozen. When the Star Maiden enters his life, the internal time-bomb explodes and The Purge fails. The pressure of long dormant emotions threaten to bring The General to his knees.

Rivka T’Shar is the oldest Star Maiden in history. She’s all but given up on finding her mate when a visit to the royal family sends her life into a tail spin. The passion between her and Bastien is white hot, but she can’t forgive him for robbing her of happiness that was rightfully hers. As she assuages her body’s need for release, she hides away her heart.

Differences are set aside when rogue alien, Tavel resurfaces, threatening aliens and humans alike.

Rivka T’Shar is a Star Priestess whose mate had gone through The Purge leaving her unmated and angry at him because the Purge removed all emotion for an indefinite length of time. For this she could not forgive him, that was until she saw him again and her feelings came back.

Bastien D’Shar went through the Purge at age 17 blocking his emotions which would allow him to excel in his role as the protector of his people. He chose to do so because he knew it was his destiny as a D’Shar to protect even if it meant not having a mate. Now many years later, General D’Shar watches Rivka realizing that she is his mate and that The Purge is fading.

This is the second book in the D’Shar Men series.  The first book, The Wanting, dealt with Bastien’s older brother Phelan D’Shar and his mate Zasha. The Unveiling can be read as a standalone, but not having read the first book I had to piece together some of the references made. I finally did read The Wanting and everything made sense, so I would suggest that before reading The Unveiling you read The Wanting.

That being said, The Unveiling is a good story, one where the author Shyla Colt created a world of supernatural beings learning to live among humans on earth after their world was destroyed. The characters were richly developed and the romance and love between them was intense. Of course like in all good fantasy adventures there is a bad guy Tavel who wants to conquer and control all that the D’Shar men are trying to protect. Even with this character you could see some moments of humanity mixed in with the madness.

I thoroughly enjoyed Bastien and Rivka together, their chemistry both In and out of the bedroom was enchanting. Shyla Colt made sure to weave in the relationships between the four D’Shar brothers giving you insight into what makes them tick so that the reader could look forward to the next books in this series. I would definitely recommend this series, my only complaint would be that at times it got a little wordy but this reader’s interest never waned. Hopefully you will pick up both books and enjoy the series and this reader looks forward to the next book.


  1. I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful, well thought out, and detailed review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the book.

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