Shapeshifter Romance

D
Shifting Love

This book marks the premiere of the new Tor Romance line. It's always best to have a wonderful premiere, but this book did not fulfill that expectation for me. The descriptions of some of the other books in this line indicate that perhaps any of them might have been a better choice. ...

B-
Blue Moon

Readers who enjoyed Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series before Anita turned into a complete ego/nymphomanic will probably enjoy Blue Moon, the first in a new paranormal series by Lori Handeland. This story is a lot less bloody, but the cynical, wisecracking heroine will seem familiar. Jessie ...

B-
Tempting Danger

Eileen Wilks begins a promising new paranormal series in this solidly written, if not especially original release. As in the Sookie Stackhouse and Anita Blake books, Ms. Wilks sets her story in a world in which the paranormal is real, recognized, and fraught with political intrigue. Psychically ...

C-
Witching Moon

Witches, werewolves, and murder, oh my! Witching Moon has it all. And while it sounds like an exciting mix, oddly enough it's anything but. Instead, the result is a muted, uneven mix of romance, mystery, and paranormal mythology. Adam Marshall (brother of Killing Moon's Ross) has r ...

A-
Wild Rain

Christine Feehan has done it again. I love her Carpathian series (although I freely admit some of the books are better than others), but I'm head over heels for her new characters, people who can shapeshift into leopards. Rachael Lospostos is running for her life. She hopes that by fleeing deep i ...

B+
To Catch a Wolf

To Catch a Wolf is the first of Susan Krinard's werewolf books that I've had a chance to read. If it's any indication of the rest of the series, I've missed out on some great books. Passionate, dramatic and very romantic, this is one terrific paranormal romance. Morgan Holt is a ...

C
Catching Midnight

Catching Midnight features the upyr, an immortal, shape-shifting, blood-drinking race. Although written about by no less than Tolstoy, Emma Holly first introduced the upyr to romance readers in 2002's Fantasy anthology. As a fan of Ms Holly's work, I had high hopes for a book that combines two sub-g ...

B+
Killing Moon

If you like romantic suspense, I think there's a very good chance you'll find a lot to like about this book. Ditto if you're a fan of paranormals. If, like me, you're fond of both genres, then Killing Moon has your name written all over it. Ross Marshall is a dedicated P.I. who als ...

F
Call of the Moon

Tala Soaringbird really needs to work on developing a sense of humor. As the "one chosen" (notice that it's not "chosen one" so, of course, it's completely different from what you're thinking of) Talia is the warrior of her mysterious forest-dwelling people. She kills werewolves wh ...

C+
Secret of the Wolf

I am a big monster romance aficionado, and have heard good things about Rebecca Flanders' werewolf books. So when I learned Silhouette was going to reissue them this year, I was excited. Secret of the Wolf is the first of the three to be released, and, regrettably it tempered some of my excitement a ...