Saturday, February 19, 2011
Romance Book Review: Primal
Series Connection: Anthology, Breeds, Nightshade, Skin Tight (Ghostland), Skin Series
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Purchase this book through: Amazon
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This anthology is four stories by four different authors. Each short story features a continuation of each author's series. I wasn't familiar with any of the series except for Lora Leigh's Breed story, Primal Kiss. This novella continues where Styx's story ends with Council scientist Broadmore in custody and his brother-in-law Engllas still on the run. Engllas knows he needs to stay off the breed radar and keep his daught Kita safe from not only the Breeds, but the council and other enemies.
Kita is tired of living with her father and uncle's mistakes and is ready to live her own life. She is under the protection by her father's hired security man Creed. Creed has a lot of secrets. His main goal is to keep Kita safe and close because he knows she's his mate.
This story brings some of the existing story line to a close and continues into the next in line of the series which will be Navarro's story. That book is scheduled to come out in April.
Jory Stong is another of my favorite authors and I'm looking forward to checking out the Skin series that Skin and Bone from Primal was about.
All and all for those who are fans of these authors. This is a good book filled with short stories.
Lora Leigh is a #1 New York Times bestselling author known for her intense erotic romances.
Michelle Rowen is a paranormal romance author of vampire novels for Grand Central who resides in Southern Ontario.
Jory Strong has had twenty-two romances published by Ellora's Cave and has won numerous awards for her writing. She lives in California.
Ava Gray is the pseudonym for author Ann Aguirre. She lives in Mexico.
Four all-new stories of primitive desire- with a never-before- published novella of the Breeds.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to her sensual world of the Breeds in an all-new novella that explores just how savage, and how far, a man is willing to go in the name of desire. Plus three other stories of irresistible passions from three masters of hot paranormal romance.
Michelle Rowen's Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart takes place a few days after the events in Nightshade.
This novella demonstrates what happens when a dhampyr (half-human/half-vampire) is on permanent drugs to control the vampire part of his psyche, but the drugs make him unable to feel anything. Declan rushes his former lover, Jill, to what might be their last hope: a doctor who can tell them how to remove the Nightshade from her bloodstream. Nightshade makes her blood irresistible to vampires, but it kills them almost instantly. In addition, it is killing Jill. Following double-cross after double-cross, Jill and Declan learn they can only trust each other; are they strong enough to resist emotion-resisting drugs and a deadly potion?
Ava Gray's Skin and Bone
Silas is running from the people who used him as an experiment and if he has anything to do with it he will stay under their radar. When an earthquake hits he has no choice but to save the woman who gets trapped in the rubble, but he never expects to be so attracted to her.
Juneau is in Ecuador to teach English to the Ecuadorian children when an earthquake hits and she becomes trapped. Salvation comes in the form of Silas, but who is this man and what is he hiding from?
Jory Strong's Angel-Claimed
Set in the same world as Ghostland, winner of the 2010 Readers’ Crown, paranormal romance category. The story of an angel who crosses the boundaries of desire after committing the ultimate sin—falling in love with a mortal female.
Lora Leigh's Primal Kiss
A good girl all her life got Kita Claire Engalls has always stood up for her father, but now she's not quite sure what's going on with him. When she meets bad boy security specialist Creed Raines she decides maybe it is time to become a bad girl and go after what she wants.
There's a lot she doesn't know about the man charged with protecting her. Creed wants Kita more and his next breath. He knows that Kita is his mate, but will she run screaming when he finds out who he really is.