Paranormal Romance

B
Burning Up

Anthology
I'll be honest here. I read anthologies for one reason only: Favorite authors. Some obsessive/compulsive element in my personality forces me to read any tale that takes place in a series I am following. This book had one such tale - I am a big fan of the Psy/Changeling books - and the minute I sa ...

B-
Captured by Moonlight

The characters in Captured by Moonlight are all intriguing, but I couldn’t help but feel that leads Cee Cee and Max are a bit too reminiscent of a broken record. Even so, I saw enough that I liked to put the previous books in the series on my TBR pile. In this third book, NOPD De ...

C+
Dark Embers

I wasn’t expecting it, but I really liked Dark Embers. Although it is categorized as an erotic romance, I think it is far removed from the typical sketchy story about a sex-crazed couple. The plot, thank God, is actually existent, and even more impressive is the fact that it is actually fascinatin ...

B-
Shadow Bound

In paranormal romance, vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters seem to dominate. I enjoy these books, but I also find myself intrigued by other paranormal stories. In her debut novel Erin Kellison explores other themes and takes readers into a sometimes creepy world as she explores the fae, mortali ...

D-
Ancient Whispers

Ancient Whispers isn’t really a bad idea for a book. But the book is, unfortunately, a bad book. Riddled with uninteresting or irritating characters, amateurish writing, and a poorly explained and constructed plot, it’s simply not a book I can recommend - even though the initial premise sounded ...

B+
Pleasure of a Dark Prince

A book that combines a road romance with a hero in pursuit and mixes in an alpha male and a strong, smart heroine is a delight for me. Throw in a whole bunch of steam and some great secondary characters and I’m there all the way. In the seventh installment of her Immortals After Dark series, Plea ...

B
Chased by Moonlight

I've certainly come across the Investigator in Love with Lead Suspect plotline before, but Chased by Moonlight puts an interesting spin on it. The characters are strong, the story dark and twisty, and the overall result largely works. This is a very unique series, which is no easy thing to do in t ...

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 ...