On the Hunt- Anthology
Paranormal Romance - Feb. 1st 2011
This anthology is a solid compilation of paranormal romances by 4 popular authors. Each has their own style and there is sure to be a little something every paranormal reader.
In the first story, Gena Showalter introduces readers to a new and dark world. When Rose turn 18, she is suddenly transported to another dimension and discovers she is a dimension walker - a race that can travel to alternate worlds. There she is brought to a powerful and beautiful man named Vasili who binds her to him and warns her that she will always return to this dimension against her will every birthday. He tells her to protect herself and learn to defend herself for her kind is often killed on sight on his world. On her next birthday, Rose returns. But she has used the past year to become more self -sufficient and this fascinates Vasili even more. However, both are natural enemies; will their attraction for each other overcome old prejudices?
-The interplay between the two main characters is slow to start but soon became fun to read. I only wish Rose had been older since her youth seemed a bit unrealistic compared to the mature Vasili, and she (especially in the beginning) seemed out of her depth compared to him. 4 stars
One Collector is one of my favorites in this anthology. In this story, Shannon Butcher returns to her world of the Sentinels where each warrior must meet their mate or become evil. Neal Etan is on a mission to find an important artifact to save his friend's life. But instead he discovers his destined mate. The one woman's whose touch relieves the incredible pain he feels every day. Neal wants to woo his woman, but doesn't know how and demons are after the artifact, too!
-Those who love this series will not be disappointed. As for new readers, this will be a fantastic introduction to this author's Sentinal Wars series. I think after reading it, many readers will want to read the rest of the series. This is a vastly entertaining read. 4 ½ stars
Natalie is an archeologist who has found the site of a lifetime but something about the ruins bothers her a lot. And when she finds a hidden room with a crystal skull, her senses the skull may be related to an old Mayan prophecy. But what Natalie doesn't know is that she is being watched by her ex- boyfriend, hunky JT. When trouble befalls Natalie, she naturally runs to JT to help her but this modern day warrior knows more than he lets on.
-I liked this story because the two main characters have a past history and a good chemistry. It is also a good introduction to her Nightkeepers series and has an exciting Indiana Jones type vibe. 4 stars
When Sunny is invited to join the rich Angel family house with her friend, she is reluctant. But to show her support for her friend, she agrees. However, she soon catches the roaming eye of the gorgeously cocky Jamie Angel - a bad boy who fights evil and and supernatural skill for sensing danger. Jamie knows there is something different about Sunny and is determined to get to the bottom of it even if he has to seduce her...
-Deidre Knight's novella is a tight, compact read that is just right. I enjoyed the surprises and pacing in this book and the fact that the two main characters are of different races. 4 stars
Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club