Paranormal Romance

A
Sweet Liar

I know Hostess Suzi-Qs are bad for me, but I can't help it. I love 'em. Even reading the list of ingredients on the package doesn't stop me from scarfing the darn things down - there's something about that specific combination of chocolate cake and gooey cream that's irresistible to me. I've thought ...

F
Forever....

Imagine, if you will, Cameron Diaz starring in The Blair Witch Project or The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and you'll begin to understand some of the difficulties I had in reading Jude Deveraux's latest release. I was never sure what I was reading: is the book a paranormal (there are witches and telepa ...

D
Must Be Magic

Lady Leila Staines is unhappy because, of all the Malcom family, only she is not a witch. This has troubled her all her life. Leila has an acute sense of smell, which she believes could be the key to unlocking her hidden talent. So she plans to grow roses and other aromatic flowers in order to make ...

B-
Shocking Behavior

I like paranormal romances. Though they feature creatures and situations that are out of this world, there can often be a sort of sameness about them. Either the plots involve time travel or the characters are witches, werewolves, or vampires. Shocking Behavior is none of the above. Almost everyo ...

C-
The Magician

The Magician is an overly melodramatic story of good vs. evil, Satan vs - well, not God, but Good, anyway. The big problem with the book is that, as a horror story, it's somewhat undefined and, as a romance, it's somewhat rushed. As a result it doesn't quite work either way. Kathleen Marlowe ...

B+
Alice at Heart

One chilly February morning as Alice Riley takes her daily swim in the lake by her mountain cabin, two things happen to change her life. First, she hears the scream of a small child, the granddaughter of the state governor, whose life Alice saves from drowning. Secondly, as she races across the lake ...

B-
Silver Rain

Take the Sleeping Beauty legend, give it a nifty gender twist, throw in a huge dollop of magic, a lot of sex appeal, and a bit of humor. The result is Silver Rain, a light-hearted and highly entertaining fantasy romp that only stumbles a bit as a romance. In 1797, Alain Devereaux watches as th ...

D
Night Secrets

Norah-Jean Perkin's first romance for LoveSpell is part time-travel, part ghost, and part contemporary romance. All the action takes place in the present, and while the pacing and general quality of writing was strong enough to keep the pages turning, the book is plagued by a number of character and ...

C-
You're the One

I'm only a "sometimes" fan of paranormal romance. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a woo-woo element and I'll want to read about a ghostly visitor or a time-traveling hero. Probably because of my hit-or-miss approach, that's what I usually end up with, either a hit or a miss. Occasionally I find someth ...

F
Out of the Blue

Maryellen Caswell has to be the screamiest heroine I've ever had the misfortune to read about. I wanted to punch her before I was even halfway through this book. Not that she doesn't have a lot to deal with. A commercial artist in New York City, Maryellen wakes up one morning ...