Thursday, September 15, 2011
Romance Book Review: Supernatural
Genre: Paranormal/ Demon/ Dragon/ Vampire
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Four leading paranormal romance authors work together to bring readers this anthology. Originally I picked up this anthology for the G.A. Aiken story Dragon On Top.
I absolutely adore G.A. Aiken or aka Shelly Laurenston. This novella didn't disappoint. None of the Dragon series stories fall in any particular order, so it takes a few minutes to get your barrings if you've been reading this series.
This is the story of Ghleanna, a dragonese readers have met in several stories in this series. This story takes place years before the last story when Ghlieanna meets her mate, a royal named Bram. Bram has loved Ghleanna for years, but she barely notices he's alive. On protection duty to get the peacemaker to a ally land Ghleanna must keep Bram safe, but the tables are turned when Ghleanna is injured in a fight with a traitor.
Another of the novellas that I like was Jacquelyn Franks' Kane. Demons are not meant to be with humans, so when Kane strays after obsessing over a human, his brother, the enforcer stops him from making the mistake of his life. Corine has never heard of demons or the world that Kane is trying to tell her about. Now she needs to decide how much she can believe on faith alone.
These two stories were definitely ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ the other two however I was a little disappointed with.
The first story Vampire Fight Club by Larissa Ione is a story about a shapeshifter, Vladlena, who can't shift. Nate is a vampire who runs a club with a back room illigal fight club. When Vladlena's brother is killed in the fight club, Vladlena goes undercover to find out what happened. This story has potential but it doesn't have enough time to really discover the relationship between Vladlena and Nate. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
In Alexandra Ivy's Darkness Eternal, a vampire is help hostage for centuries before she escapes and is able to move on with her life. I just realyl couldn't get into this story to even finish it, which is saying a lot for me. I usally really try to at least skim it. I can't really say what it was that I didn't like. It is one of those things that someone else might think it was just great.
Vampire Fight Club by Larissa Ione
When a wave of violence forces shape shifter Vladlena to go undercover, her first stop is a haven of vice - with a dangerously sexy vamp in charge. Both Vladlena and Nathan are hiding something, but they can't conceal the lust that simmers between them...
Darkness Eternal by Alexandra Ivy
After being held captive by one vampire for four centuries, Kata had no intention of taking another one to the underworld with her. Yet even in the pits of hell, there's no ignoring the intoxicating desire awakened by his touch...
Kane by Jacquelyn Frank
Kane knows Corrine was meant to be his...just as he knows that truly possessing the lovely human is forbidden. But on the night of the Samhain moon, the beast in every demon in stronger than reason, and Kane's hunger is more powerful than any punishment...
Dragon on Top by G.A. Aiken
Escorting the highborn Bram through deadly Sand Dragon territory will try Ghleanna's patience...and her resolve. For Bram is determined to enhance the journey with a seduction no female could resist...