Shapeshifter Romance

B+
Blood Lines

Blood Lines is the third book in a series, following Tempting Danger and Mortal Danger. I think the author summed it up well in this paragraph: “The world was set up to be blasted with repeated doses of magic, changing everything, probably killing people. Demons were popping up all over ...

B
Touch a Dark Wolf

Ready for a new series featuring a group of super-hunky paranormal warriors with a duty to protect humankind from all kinds of demonic and quasi-mortal bad guys? Well, whether you want it or not, you’ve got one, this time by Gothic historical romance author Jennifer St. Giles. I’ll admit that ...

B+
Captive Moon

When super sexy animal trainer Antoine Monier decides to rescue the female tiger police confiscated from poachers in Germany, he gets more than be expects. The tigress, Tahira Kuric, is a shape-shifter like himself. But, Tahira is part of the Hayalet Ghost Tribe, a remote clan of shifters that are a ...

B+
Flesh and Stone

Clearly, Vickie Taylor’s primary goal in writing Flesh and Stone was simply to tell a rip-roaring story. Since I found myself devouring this book in just a few hours, she certainly succeeded for me. With a cool mythology and a new paranormal world to explore – gargoyles, no ...

C-
The Ravencliff Bride

I've never read a shapeshifter romance before. It's not generally something that appeals to me, but I was drawn in by the gothic feel of this book. It comes complete with a spooky old house, a dark and mysterious lord, and servants who border on squirrelly. Admittedly, it's cheesy, and that's what I ...

D
Dark Moon

You know, just about the last thing I'm looking for when I pick up a book is 336 pages of staccato dialogue delivered by a bunch of crabby, unpleasant people. Add in a confused plot largely predicated on back story from previous books requiring a lot of really awkward exposition and the result, as y ...

B-
Carved In Stone

Paranormal romances seem to be everywhere these days, many of them covering the usual vampire/werewolf/psychic terrain. Vickie Taylor's Carved in Stone offers paranormal fans something new, introducing a universe built around atypical supernatural creatures for the genre: gargoyles. ...

C-
To Tame a Wolf

I'm a big fan of HBO's Deadwood. Make that a huge fan of HBO's Deadwood. So, not surprisingly considering my obsessed fan-dom, I'm on a quest these days to somehow get my hands on books set in the American West that are as gut-wrenchingly visceral as that incredible show and that evoke the same ra ...

B-
Hunter's Moon

With all the hoopla about Linda Howard's To Die For, the newest from Tor's new paranormal romance line should draw a lot of attention. Antihero Tony's first person narrative would cause buzz all by itself. But this interesting and different romance has a million other things going on. All of ...

C+
Derik's Bane

If you asked who the breakout star of 2004 was for me, I'd say MaryJanice Davidson. And if you asked me which book was the biggest disappointment, I'd tell you it was Derik's Bane. When I read Undead and Unwed I raved. The book was funny and witty and fresh. Same went, to a slightly lesser extent, f ...