Psychic Romance

B
Insight

I’m a Santino Hassell fan, and though I don’t read much paranormal romance, I confidently opened Insight assuming I would love it. Yet while the book is compelling and entertaining, the balance of romance/paranormal/thriller didn’t thrill me.  The first half of the book is a teasing, slow-bur ...

B+
The Firebird

I have only a handful of absolute favorite writers and Susanna Kearsley is one of them. Her novels The Shadowy Horses and Winter Sea top my DIK list. When I learned that this novel combined characters from each of those books I nearly swooned from joy. Nicola Marter has always had the ability to ...

D+
Echoes at Dawn

The latest entry in the author’s KGI series about a group of paramilitary operatives is an uneven read, combining hot sex with infrequent action and some downright bizarre elements. Some made my eyes pop. And some might have made me cringe.         The latest assignment for the ban ...

B+
Running Hot

Jayne Ann Krentz has been a comfort read for me for years. While I've never hated any of her books, I haven't enjoyed some of her more recent efforts as much as earlier books. I am happy to report that Running Hot, featuring a fantastic hero and heroine, is one of my favorite Krentz books in a long ...

C
Sizzle and Burn

Jayne Ann Krentz has been a comfort read author for me for years. I've re-read some of her books so many times that they are falling apart. Part of what's comforting for me is knowing what to expect. In particular, I can count on witty dialogue and intelligent heroes and heroines. While these are pr ...

C+
Morning Light

If you are a reader who likes her romances sweet, inspirational, and just a bit sappy, then Catherine Anderson is just the writer you have been looking for. She reminds me a bit of LaVyrle Spencer. Both authors are earnest and sincere – so much so that you almost hate to point out problems in the ...

C+
Beyond Fearless

While I normally dislike paranormals, there are certain plot elements - fantasy, science fiction, paranormal - that I enjoy, including ghosts, benevolent witches, and psychics. Beyond Fearless has a heavy psychic/science fiction plot that is intriguing, however, the story as a whole fails to signif ...

F
Sight Unseen

I will admit to a great deal of reluctance when sitting down to write this review. But it's no use procrastinating. Sight Unseen was painful to read, and even more so to finish. Faith Connors's vocation to become a forensic investigator became clear early on, when she suspected her best friend's ...

D+
Lauren's Eyes

I want you to know that I don’t enjoy doing this. I wish I could give every first novel by every new author at least a B. But in the case of Lauren’s Eyes, the debut by Norah Wilson, that would be just a little too complimentary. Lauren Townsend is a veterinarian who is also a ...

C
Mind Game

I don't know how or why it happens but it always does. Christine Feehan's female characters, no matter how they're described, no matter how they're drawn, generally end up acting the woman in jeopardy role. Ms. Feehan may say that they're tough, that they're super-intelligent, and in this case that ...