Paranormal Historical

C-
If You Dare

If You Dare is the first in a trilogy about three Scottish brothers living under a deadly family curse. Kresley Cole tries to capture the feel of those old-school historical romances, full of sweeping adventure and larger-than-life passion, but annoying characters and a shallow storyline drag the bo ...

B
For Camelot's Honor

For Camelot's Honor is the second book in a series featuring brothers from King Arthur's court. Although the novel is a bit predictable and mundane in the beginning, soon enough it becomes an emotionally packed and suspenseful book that is well worth the read. As the daughter of a Welsh chief ...

C+
My Demon's Kiss

I like my vampire heroes to embrace their dark side, to accept their vampire nature, however, the hero of My Demon's Kiss fights against his every step of the way, and for good reason, he viciously kills a friend immediately after becoming a vampire. The romanticized version of vampires is not prese ...

D
The Demon's Daughter

The Demon's Daughter suffered from a serious identity crisis. It could never figure out whether it wanted to be Victorian, alternate reality, romance, or erotica. In the end it was just plain bad. I had to read this in short increments to keep my sanity. Perhaps if the alternate reality setting been ...

B+
This Magic Moment

There’s something about the quirky characters in Patricia Rice’s novels that have always done it for me: ethereal, eccentric heroines; earnest, all-too-serious heroes; and secondary characters that, rather than getting in the way and bogging the plot down, add vividness and color to the surround ...

B-
In Camelot's Shadow

In Camelot's Shadow is not a relaxing read. I was sitting on the edge of my seat for most of this book wondering how the lead characters could possibly prevail over the evil they had to overcome. I also have a confession: I really don't know the "true" telling of Camelot. The last Camelot story I ha ...

B+
Angel-Seeker

Angel-Seeker is the sequel to Sharon Shinn's wonderful novel, Archangel. Shinn's subsequent books in this series, Jovah's Angel, The Alleluia Files, and Angelica were solid reads, but not as satisfying for me personally, so I approached this one with hope but not expectation. Happily, I found it to ...

C-
Almost an Angel

Although I can see that the author was trying for something fun and whimsical with this novel, ultimately all I felt reading it was frustration. Between the heroine's too-stupid-to-live actions, an eight-year-old acting more like a fifteen-year-old, and numerous instances of coitus interruptus, it w ...

C+
My Secret Protector

My Secret Protector is a romance novel that entertains in spite of the romance, rather than because of it. This is a time-travel fantasy with some intriguing ideas and a story that gains momentum as it goes along. It also happens to work best when the love story is shoved into the background, which ...

C
Catching Midnight

Catching Midnight features the upyr, an immortal, shape-shifting, blood-drinking race. Although written about by no less than Tolstoy, Emma Holly first introduced the upyr to romance readers in 2002's Fantasy anthology. As a fan of Ms Holly's work, I had high hopes for a book that combines two sub-g ...