Paranormal Romance

B+
Demon Blood

In a way, Meljean Brook’s latest installment to her Guardian series reminds me of the grand tradition of oral mythology. It has the same epic quality, with myriad storylines, races, motives, and degrees of good and bad, and I read Demon Blood with the same breathless anticipation with which one mi ...

B
Cold Sight

I've read rave reviews of Leslie Parrish's novels from my colleagues here at AAR, so when I got the chance to review the opening book of her next series, I jumped on it. Cold Sight begins her Extrasensory Agents series, a romantic suspense series touched with a hint of the paranormal. Parrish ble ...

B-
Cupid Cats

Anthology
The common element in Cupid Cats is the eponymous cat shelter that provides sleek, cuddly felines of various magical propensities. As the paranormal levels vary, so does the quality of each story, and the book progresses rather like hurdles: I cleared the first story with ease, soared over the seco ...

D-
Jared

In the mashup-crazed world of publishing, cowboy vampires were bound to happen. It seems like a worthy premise — romance-hero cowboys and romance-hero vampires both tend to be alluring outsiders whose rebelliousness and sensuality is irresistible to heroines of all stripes. I kno ...

B-
Dreamveil

Frankly, I wasn’t sure how to grade Dreamveil. Did I love the book? No. Did I feel satisfied? Emphatic no. Do I believe in the happily-ever-after? Huge, hulking no. But will I keep reading the Kyndred series? Hell, yes. This is the lowdown on our Kyndred superheroes after the explosive events o ...

C+
Beast Behaving Badly

While Beast Behaving Badly was potentially hilarious and fun, it quickly shifted into an over-the-top chaotic story, with a hyperactive heroine very similar to the Energizer Bunny and a hero who is not nearly as badass as he’d like to be. Bo Novikov is a half-lion, half-bear shape ...

D-
The Jaguar Prince

This was screaming DNF from page three, yet I trudged on wearily for the sake of this review. For your sake, I tell you, please don’t waste time with The Jaguar Prince. The cartoonish quality of the characters and the bad writing leaves much to be desired. Callie Jordon is a zoo keep ...

B
Tales of the Otherworld

Anthology
The Otherworld. A place of werewolves and witches. Sorcerers and demons. Kelley Armstong has enchanted readers with her series of magical, spine chilling novels about this wonderous and dangerous sphere. For those who have long wanted more back ground on her captivating lead characters or who hav ...

B-
Red Demon

At the legendary Battle of Thermopylae, King Leonidas and seven of his fiercest Spartan warriors made a deal with Ares, the god of war. They became immortal protectors of mankind, fighting demons and creators of wars. Aware that Ares was a capricious god, they still believed that their goal was a no ...

B-
Assassin’s Honor

Assassin’s Honor is an interesting book. While not entirely original, the concept is a good one, although slow plot development and slightly ambiguous main characters bogged the story down. Deep inside the burial chamber of Ptolemy I, archaeologist Emma Zale finds an icon that pr ...