Four top paranormal romance authors pool their considerable
talent in this anthology sure to find a place on many
readers' "favorites" shelf.
Maggie Shayne weighs in with ANIMAL MAGNETISM.
Veterinarian Macy McNamara has a connection with animals
that goes beyond her ability to heal them physically. Macy
connects with her patients emotionally and psychically, as
well. Not wanting to be labeled a nut, hard-nosed Macy
keeps her special talents to herself. But when a dog comes
in that's been shot during the commission of a serious
crime, Macy knows she has to pass on the information she's
gleaned from the injured animal's mind to the police. The
problem is how does she tell the sexy detective
investigating the case that she's a veritable Dr. Doolittle
when it comes to animals and that her four-legged patient
is the only living witness that can identify a serial
rapist who's been plaguing their community?
In PARADISE by Meljean Brook, a vampire teams up
with a Guardian to protect the festival town of Ashland,
Oregon, when a demon gate opens in the community. Vampire
Lucas isn't particularly happy, or comfortable, having
Guardian "angel" Selah fighting at his side. Even though
they presently share a common goal, it doesn't mean that
the angel won't eventually decide he and his vampire
community aren't a danger to the human race.
Wow! Wow! Marjorie M. Liu takes The Illustrated Man
and makes it her own in HUNTER KISS. Demon Hunter, Maxine
Kiss is the last in a long line of mystical warriors. A
woman whose bodyguards actually live on her body during the
day in the form of intricate tattoos. At night Maxine
and "the boys" hunt. And what bad boys they are! When
former priest Grant crosses their path, Maxine takes a
shine to him immediately and saves his life from demons
bent on his destruction. The boys like him, too. Of course
they do, their survival depends on him, even though he
doesn't know it yet. Grant has his own special skill when
it comes to demons; one that Maxine isn't entirely
comfortable with but fascinates her all the same -- just as
the man now fighting at her side fascinates her. But Maxine
has to be careful. Grant might mean survival for the boys,
but their immortality is Maxine's death warrant. And Maxine
isn't quite ready to go yet.
Poseidon's Warriors make a triumphant return in Alyssa
Day's WILD HEARTS IN ATLANTIS. Warrior Bastien is sent
to Florida to cool down a potentially dangerous
vampire/shape-shifter situation. But Bastien is anything
but cool when he's reacquainted with Kat Fiero, a National
Park Service Ranger, who just happens to be a shape-shifter
and his way into the negotiations. Bastien is a trained and
hardened warrior, but despite all his grueling training, he
can't keep his thoughts off the sexy woman he knows is off-
limits to him.
It's so simple. Buy, read, enjoy. You want your hard-earned
book dollars to be well-spent and here they will be. There
are a lot of good choices for spring and summer. Do
yourself a favor and make WILD THING one of them.
"Wild Hearts in Atlantis" by Alyssa Day
Bastien can't believe Prince Conlan sent him to be the
liaison to the Florida panther shape-shifter coalition. He's
a warrior, not a politician. To make matters worse, the only
woman who has ever seen behind the mask of calm he presents
to the world is a half-breed shape-shifter - sworn enemies
to the Atlantean defenders of humanity. But old alliances
may be changing . . .
"Animal Magnetism" by Maggie Shayne
A hot cop trying to solve a string of rapes in his
hometown; a lady vet who can talk to animals--including the
dog who can identify the rapist; a desperate man who needs
to silence them both.
"Hunters Kiss" by Marjorie M. Liu
Is the introduction to a brand new Urban Fantasy series
about a woman whose body is covered in living tattoos --
her own personal demons to call on when the sun goes down,
who both protect her life, and are destined to end it.
"Paradise" by Meljean Brook
Lucas Marsden has faced nosferatu before and survived, but
he doesn't know how to defeat the demon who hunts the
vampires in his community...But he knows exactly what he
wants from the beautiful Guardian sent to protect them.