Paranormal Romance

C+
Once Upon A Dream

The premise for Once Upon a Dream has much more potential than the book actually delivers. Still, even though it falls a short in places, the characters are charming, the storyline intriguing, and the hero is handsome and capable without being macho. The only villain in this tale, is time. ...

D+
The Wolf of Haskell Hall

The idea that a person may, with every full moon, abandon every last vestige of civilization and humanity and become a wolf is an idea that has fascinated people for centuries, and if well used, can add a wonderfully dark, doomed tone to a romance. Here, in The Wolf of Haskell Hall, the werewolf myt ...

A
Bloodsucking Fiends

Here’s how good Bloodsucking Fiends is: I was reading passages out loud to a friend on a long bus trip when I realized that at least three rows of people around us had been silent for the last 40 miles, apparently listening in. I got embarrassed and drifted off (who was I to inflict my story choic ...

B
Your Wish is My Command

With her previous books, The Legend McKinnon and Legend of the Sorcerer, Donna Kauffman has made a name for herself in paranormal romance. I am happy to say that Your Wish Is My Command extends her winning streak to three. It is a charming read about a pirate-turned-Cupid and a former boat racing ...

C
Destiny

I have enjoyed the other books in this series (Infinity and Eternity), but an unlikable heroine and a Big Misunderstanding marred my enjoyment of this latest entry. Nibada is one of the oldest Immortal High Witches around. In 2,501 B.C. she had been left at the temple in Sumer wi ...

A
Guilty Pleasures

Be warned: the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series is not for the faint of heart. I have to say that, because I've read Kim Newman and Elaine Bergstrom and other vampire stories, and I still cringed at times as I read Guilty Pleasures. The continuing saga of the very normal woman who chooses to make ...

C
Mistletoe and Magic

Anthology
Mistletoe and Magic is, as you can imagine, an anthology that mixes Christmas with paranormal elements. Whether each story is successful depends on how subtle the writer's touch is, and how characters react when faced with the supernatural. ...

B-
Arabian Knight

Lindsey McCullough is a paraplegic who works in a museum, cleaning and arranging priceless ancient artifacts. She comes across a copper jar from a “Treasures of Arabia” exhibit, which emits a jinni when she polishes it. At first she is skeptical, but he soon convinces her of his powers by vapo ...

C
Once Upon a Dream

Anthology
Once Upon a Dream remains true to its title; each of the four stories presented here is woven around the concept of a dream, whether it's an actual dream that may hold a clue to real love or just the feeling of being in a dream. It remains, however, the typical mixed-bag that I have come to expect f ...

A-
Of Midnight Born

NOTE: This book has been republished as Phantom Bride Of Midnight Born is an intimate, cozy paranormal, and I found it quite delightful. Solid characterization and well-integrated humor rest securely on the crumbling foundation of a haunted castle. In 1350, Serena Clerenbold and her brother a ...