Paranormal Romance

C
Wanted: One Perfect Man

Judi McCoy's Wanted: One Perfect Man has a very original and rather fun paranormal setup. It falters in execution, though, and is likely to be enjoyed most by those who don’t closely examine the plot. Robert Lotello is in hiding. Six years ago he abandoned his career as an astronomer ...

D
The Twilight Before Christmas

I enjoyed Christine Feehan's first story about the magical Drake sisters in the Lover Beware anthology earlier this year and looked forward to seeing more of them. I can't say the same after reading her second story about them in The Twilight Before Christmas. It has a beautiful, atmospheric cover ...

A-
I Burn for You

I love sinking my teeth into a great vampire book. Sizemore's hunky vamps can visit me anytime! Domini Lancer works hard at her grandfather's private security company. She loves her job and protects her clients very efficiently. Lately, though, her psychic abilities threaten to interfere with ...

B+
Blood and Chocolate

Blood and Chocolate was one of the first werewolf books I read, and it's still one of my favorites, second only to Kelley Armstrong's Bitten. I stumbled across it on a list of recommended young adult books. It was a 1998 American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for teens, which basic ...

B-
Shadow Game

Christine Feehan must face an interesting set of challenges when she sits down to write a book. On the one hand, as the author of the extremely popular Carpathian series, she is surely under a great deal of pressure to continue writing the same best-selling formula. On the other hand, she undoubte ...

B-
Edge of the Moon

Some people might think comparing a single title to a very good series romance isn't much of a compliment, but in this case it is. Rebecca York is a veteran series author, primarily for the Harlequin Intrigue line, whose books I used to enjoy a lot. Her most recent series books have disappointed, th ...

B+
The Only One

Anthology
I love Paranormal romance, at least in concept, but actual Paranormal romances are often not very good. Picking up an anthology of nothing but vampire and SF romance is something of a risky business. But have no fear: this anthology is excellent. ...

D+
Shadow Magic

Shadow Magic gets off to such a dreadful start - with its flat prose, slow pacing, and weak characters - that it initially seems doomed. But Karen Whidden concocted an interesting enough premise for her story that not even the weaknesses in the telling can completely ruin it. That only makes the boo ...

B+
Wild Orchids

While here at AAR we all do our utmost to approach each book we review with an open mind, I must admit that based on Jude Deveraux's last few reviews here, I didn't have a lot of hope when I opened her newest release. Thirty-six hours later, I closed the book with a sigh. Wild Orchids is a tense and ...

A
Whispers In The Woods

The Silhouette Shadows line probably took more risks than any other line of romances, series or mainstream. While this did result in some bombs, it also led to some truly singular books being published, including this one. Whispers in the Woods is one of the most unusual romances I've ever read. Thi ...