Books by Maggie Shayne

B-
Wake to Darkness

It’s rare that I angst over the grade I am going to give a book. Normally I know by the time I am done what the letter will be, and the variation between a plus or minus can (and often does) work itself out as I write the review. But this book had me stumped enough to keep me from putting fingers ...

C
Demon's Kiss

I’ve read some of Shayne’s novels about witches and was very impressed with her writing, so I was excited to read Demon’s Kiss, the first book in a new vampire trilogy. The story began strongly, with intelligent writing and an exciting plot, but became increasingly less enjoyable as time went ...

B-
Prince of Twilight

Many years ago Maggie Shayne first introduced this couple in one of her Wings in the Night Silhouette Shadows series books. They were a secondary couple if I recall correctly, and I wondered if I would ever see them again. Better late than never, I always say. A quick recap from previo ...

D+
Blue Twilight

All this action stuff is getting out of hand. I'm all for a kickass heroine, but when you mix non-stop action with little to no character development and virtually no concessions for readers new to a series (like me), the end result – no matter how butt-kicking the heroine may be – is a not v ...

B-
Edge of Twilight

As a newbie in regards to Maggie Shayne, I wasn't sure what to expect. With the explosion of the paranormal market we're seeing vampires and werewolves and shape shifters galore. Where Ms. Shayne's latest Wings in the Night book fell in the spectrum of the creepy and undead was mine to discover. Hap ...

C+
Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water is an uneven romantic suspense novel heavy on the suspense. It is less successful in the romance department. Some interesting main characters who tread the fine line between hero/villain territory kept me following the red-herring laden action to the book's apex, but the overall r ...

C+
Enemy Mind

This novel involves three people. One is Jake Ingram, a brilliant man working to solve the theft of a staggering sum of money from the World Bank. The next is Jake’s adoptive brother, our hero, Zach Ingram. Zach is a college professor who has always felt overshadowed by his dazzling brother. Upon ...

C+
Embrace the Twilight

Embrace the Twilight gets off to such a fascinating, atmospheric and romantic start that it seemed destined for DIK status. Then the introduction of a deeply annoying secondary character sends the book in another direction, where the story begins to unravel. Colonel Willem Stone ...

B-
Twilight Hunger

Maggie Shayne started her Wings in the Night series with the Silhouette Shadows line about nine years ago. In the forward to this book she states that she has written a total of seven stories, including this one. I haven't read all of them, but enough to know the basic outline of her vampires and th ...

B
The Gingerbread Man

I credit Maggie Shayne for getting me hooked on vampire romances. Her Wings in the Night series were the first vampire romances I read, and in my mind, the best. To my knowledge, this is her first foray into full-length romantic suspense, and it's a good start. Vince O'Mally is a Syracuse, New ...