Paranormal Romance

C+
The Wish List

When it comes to paranormals, I’m willing to try almost anything, just for variety’s sake. So when I saw that The Wish Listfeatured a fairy godmother, I had to read it. After all, who knows how it will turn out? Kristin Montgomery just got some very interesting news. First ...

B-
The Demon in Me

Paranormal romance, you and I had a good ride, but the party’s over. After at least five years of happily reading about vampires and werewolves as desirable heroes instead of the stuff of nightmares, I have hit the end. Despite a likeable heroine, a tight plot and an easy writing style, Michelle R ...

B-
Tsunami Blue

First things first. I have to say up front that Tsunami Blue was a wickedly hard book to grade. On the one hand, the premise is unusual, the worldbuilding caught my interest, and I basically enjoyed the book. However, the book also features a few plot points that only a stronger reader than I cou ...

B+
Haunting Warrior

Rory MacGrath hasn't been back to Ireland since he was sent to live with his aunt in California at the tender age of twelve. He couldn't blame his family for wanting to be rid of him; when his father inexplicably disappeared while trying to uncover the secrets to the ancient Book of Fennore, Rory re ...

C
Lion’s Heat

I came to Lion’s Heat with some general expectations. I had read the previous books in the series and was interested in Jonas’s story, but didn’t have any particular hopes for his own mating. Nonetheless, I was rather disappointed to see how his relationship developed. It was unsatisfying, and ...

B-
Lover Mine

You know the oft-repeated sentiment that J.R. Ward’s books are like crack? I may be ready to check into rehab. This one feels overstuffed with multiple storylines, highlights the author’s problems in creating compelling women, and frequently left me with a WTF expression on my ...

D
Marked

The paranormal world of Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked is based in Greek mythology, and she has overlaid her own world onto this. We are privy to the power plays of Olympian deities and lesser gods such as Hades, Persephone, Zeus, and Atalanta, and we are introduced to a world linked to these gods: T ...

B+
Born to Be Wild

Oh goody. Another series to glom. Josie Barrett grew up in Stone Creek, leaving only to attend veterinary school before coming back to take over her father’s vet practice. So she’s well-acquainted with the fact that 70% of the Stone Creek population isn’t human, but is co ...

B
Destiny's Star

There are series, and then there are Series. Destiny’s Star is third in a sub-trilogy and sixth in Elizabeth Vaughan’s Warlands saga, so if you’ve never read her books, this is not – I repeat, not – the place to start. Lady Bethral is a warrior of the Palins, a former ...

C-
His Darkest Hunger

I like a good romance of pretty much any genre, and as I started His Darkest Hunger, I thought I was in for a good paranormal, indeed. Just in the opening chapter, we have betrayal, a damsel in distress, and, apparently, quite the secret backstory waiting to be unraveled. Unfortunately, things sta ...