Paranormal Historical

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Evernight

This is the fifth book in the Darkest London series, and picks up the story of Holly Evernight and Will Thorne that began in the previous book, Shadowdance, when Holly, who works for the SOS (Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals) as a kind of Q was forced by a crazed demon to perform a horri ...

C+
Lair of Dreams

I have a confession. A reading confession: I don’t like ensemble casts in books. Every so often it works because the story being told is just so darn epic it needs a whole host of heroes and heroines. Think Lord of the Rings. But for the most part I prefer that the story concentrate primarily on j ...

D
The Curse of Lord Stanstead

I know I tend to be a bit of a stick-in-the-mud when it comes to the sub-genres I read, so I occasionally try to branch out a bit. I’ve enjoyed a few Historical Paranormals lately, so when I came across The Curse of Lord Stanstead, I thought I’d give it a go, even though I wasn’t all that impr ...

C+
Night of the Highland Dragon

A shape-shifting dragon-lady in late Victorian Scotland is not my normal cup of tea (well, the late Victorian part is, but not the dragon-lady part!) but I do occasionally like to pick up something a bit different, and this seemed like a good prospect. Night of the Highland Dragon is the third book ...

B-
If He's Daring

The Wherlockes are back in Hannah Howell’s latest novel about the outcast family with psychic abilities. While the story is a solid one, this novel lacks some of the oomph of the earlier books in this series and took a turn toward the predictable. But for all its faults, it is still an above avera ...

C+
Warrior’s Curse

Warrior’s Curse is the third book in the Imnada Brotherhood series. Considering that I’ve read about 90% of my favorite series out of order, I figured I could get by with this one. Normally, it seems to me, paranormal authors do a good job explaining the workings of their worlds in every book th ...

C+
Grim Shadows

Lowe Magnusson returns to San Francisco with a mythical amulet that he recently unearthed in Egypt. Hadley Bacall is sent to secure it from him for her father, a museum curator. Hadley’s father had four crossbar pieces that went with the amulet, and he wants to assemble the whole shebang. Unfortun ...

B-
The Magic Between Us

At first glance, The Magic Between Us looks like one of those books that could go one of two ways. It could end up being a cute, sweet story or saccharine enough to make a reader's teeth hurt. Thankfully, readers will find a lot more of the former in this tale of star-crossed lovers caught between R ...

B+
Legend of the Highland Dragon

Much as I love good, old-fashioned historical romance, I will admit that every once in a long while I tire of it. I long for something unusual. Sometimes my longing is satisfied simply by reading a contemporary romance. Sometimes I’m driven farther afield, and I look into the non-fiction section o ...

C-
Her Eternal Rogue

Why is is that every vampire hero hates who he is? Or, rather, what he is? It’s a running trend in books and television - Edward from Twilight, Angel from the Buffy TV show, Louis in Interview with the Vampire, and then some. Now, there are those that revel in their otherworldliness, but they ofte ...