Paranormal Historical

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Bride Enchanted

Edith Layton is no newcomer in the field of paranormal historicals, having written stories in the sub-genre before - the novellas Hounds of Heaven and The Last Gift (in A Regency Christmas VIII and A Regency Christmas Present, respectively). So when I picked up Bride Enchanted, I hoped that in the h ...

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Caressed By Ice

What is it about emotionally distant men that make my inner heroine stand up and take notice? Inner masochism? Love of a challenge? Bone-deep belief in the power of love? Whatever it is, it was on high alert through Nalini Singh’s third installment in her Changeling/Psy/Human world - Caressed by I ...

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The Reinvented Miss Bluebeard

I had this vague impression that Minda Webber wrote light-hearted paranormals. Little did I know that meant encountering bad jokes and glaring historical liberties in her latest book, The Reinvented Miss Bluebeard. Eve Bluebeard, the daughter of, yes, the notorious pirate Captai ...

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Return to Me

With so many paranormal romances being published, it's hard to find plots and characters that are original and fresh. Julia Templeton’s Return to Me is fresh, due mainly to the secondary romance of the hero’s homosexual brother. Templeton has taken a chance here - and it works. Darius Mac ...

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Lost in Shadow

Paranormal touches are very popular in romance right now and, as every romance reader knows, Regency-set historicals have been popular for quite a while. I've seen several books combining the two and wondered how well authors managed it. Sadly, Lost in Shadow combines some of the most tired Regenc ...

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Rises the Night

First of all, let’s call this series what it is: Regency Buffy. Now, if you’re as intrigued as I was when reading the review of last year’s The Rest Falls Away, the very good news is that what we have here isn’t a rip-off of that great television show, but instead something that takes the be ...

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Dark Angel

I’m definitely a little late to the party when it comes to Lucy Blue’s medieval vampire series. Starting with the third book was not the wisest decision, but once I got my bearings, I became completely engrossed - which shows Ms. Blue's talent. Too bad she lost her contract with Pocket. * ...

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Awaiting the Night

Two mysterious Russian Counts converge on a dark night in an archaic German city, both seeking a lost artifact. This intriguing opening of Awaiting the Night held great promise, so with enthusiasm I worked through all of the foreign titles and unfamiliar names, and with patience spent the time to u ...

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Moon Awakening

Lucy Monroe really sets the stage in Moon Awakening with an interesting background for her shapeshifters. The mighty Picts with their blue tattoos are more than legendary warriors; their tattoos identify the animal they can become. Their king betrayed them, and they eventually joined the clans in Sc ...

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The Rest Falls Away

When I write that this is a Regency-set vampire novel, there are probably readers out there who will assume that the book is nothing more than a gimmick to draw in the hordes of Regency and vampire fans out there. Somehow I don't think so since The Rest Falls Away is not a light, Regency-vamp romp b ...