Saturday, July 6, 2013
Romance Book Review: Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day, Meljean Brook, Lucy Monroe's Enthralled
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Steampunk, Shifter, Highland Romance
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
For contemporary authors pull together a group of short stories that add to their already existing series.
The lead story begins with one of my favorite series Lora Leigh's Breed series. Meet the Breed they call the Devil and Katie, a young woman who has just discovered that her parents, whom she thought adopted her but turn out to not only be her real parents, but she herself is also a breed.
Katie's world has turned upside-down. Reporters are waiting outside her parents home and bullets are coming from all directions in the house because the world has just found out she's a breed. Devil Black comes and pulls her out, but with his reputation he might be there to kill her himself. To top that off, she can't stop the attractions she has to him.
Devil has to get Katie out of the line of fire and then far away from him because he can't have the distraction of this one wolf breed. When he realizes that this isn't any ordinary attraction and she feels it too, there is nothing more to do but dive in.
The story opens the do to some new questions and added to the series.
In Alyssa Day's League of the Black Swan novella The Curse of the Black Swan readers learn the curse that has been passed down from generation to generation that Brynn has had to live with. Every third night she must sing for the moon, but to make matters a little difficult she much do it shifted into a swan.
Brynn has no intention of falling in love, much less having a daughter who the curse can be passed down to. That is until fireman Sean O'Malley happens into her life. Sean has issues of his own. He's half fire demon, the most feared of demons. He doesn't want to have to tell anyone his secret much less have children of his own someday, but there is just something about Brynn that makes him want to change all that. And Sean might just be the answer Brynn needs to end her curse.
In Meljean Brook Steampunk story Salvage from her A Tale of the Iron Seas series readers meet a young couple who fell in love an married, but Georgiana hasn't seen her husband Thom for four years until the day he turns up shot and on the shores of their home town. Georgiana is ready to leave Thom. He not only left in a big hurry to salvage his fortune, he hadn't even bothered to write home and tell her what is going on.
An unexpected turn of events brings the couple closer together and maybe understanding each other a little bit more.
In Lucy Monroe's Ecstasy Under the Moon readers hear another tale from the Children of the Moon series. This one featuring Una, a young eagle shifter who lives in shame in the Forest of the Ean. As a young child her curiosity got the better of her and she ventured out of the forest too far only to be found by a group of wolf shifters who tormented her. No she can barely tolerate adult company. In her spirit world she meets Bryant, a wolf shifter who has come to the Forest to convince the Ean's that it is time to come out of hiding and come together with all the other shifters where they can be stronger.
Una doesn't know what to make of Bryant at first, but he knows she's his mate and if he ever does meet her in real life he will be a lucky man.
These novellas are all teasers to the actual series they belong in and as such the reader shouldn't expect too many resolutions but are encouraged to check out the full novels by each individual authors. I know that if I hadn't read all of the Lora Leigh Breed series books I would be completely lost after reading The Devils Due. Enjoy these novellas for what they a quick read to get the reader interested in checking out something new by each author.
They have the power to hold you spellbound, to captivate your senses,
and to keep you forever in their control. Forever enthralled…
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to her sensual world of the Breeds…as one stubborn Breed meets her match, and can no longer deny her mate—or the fierce desires of her own heart.
New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Day introduces the League of the Black Swan…and the dangerous game one woman plays when her family’s curse dooms her to kill the man she loves.
New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook delivers a new story in her steampunk world of the Iron Seas…as a man who’s lost everything returns home to find that not only is his marriage in jeopardy, but he must now fight air pirates who intend to steal his one remaining treasure—his wife.
And Lucy Monroe, national bestselling author of the Children of the Moon novels…unleashes the feral passions of a werewolf on the body, mind, and soul of his prey, his lover, his lifemate.