No Formula Romance Here - Still Mixing it Up, Singh keeps Her Series Fresh and Fabulous
Blaze of Memory has a bit of a different feel from the rest of...more No Formula Romance Here - Still Mixing it Up, Singh keeps Her Series Fresh and Fabulous
Blaze of Memory has a bit of a different feel from the rest of the Psy-Changeling books - maybe because neither of the leads are Changelings this time and yet neither of them are truly Psy either - but different in this case is still really really good.
Devraj Santos is a descendant of those Psy who broke away from the 'collective' when the Psy decided to implement Silence, psychological condition to supression all emotion. Though Dev's ancestors fled Silence, Dev's talent is taking him in a direction which is almost as emotionally cold until the tortured and broken Ekaterina - the Psy scientist who was aide to Ashaya Aleine (Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changelings, Book 5)) - is dumped like garbage on Dev's doorstep.
Her Silence programming shattered and her memories stolen, Ekaterina is `dead', that woman no longer exists, and `Katya' as Dev names her, is a quandary for Dev. The victimized woman stirs all of Dev's protective instincts, even though mentally he knows that it is likely that Katya has been programmed for some dire purpose and should be treated as his enemy. Despite this awareness, Dev is losing his battle with logic, especially since Dev's touch is the key to the sensation starved Katya's healing.
I love Singh's Psy-Changelings and even though neither of the pair this time is Changeling the romance was still every bit as good as the ones in previous books. Since Katya's need for touch puts her nicely into the role normally occupied by the sensual Changelings and the cold metal of Dev's talent gives him a Psy-like feel, and with Dev's suspiscion of Katya and the feelings she inspires giving the pair something to overcome, Singh's twist of the formula is fresh but it still works.
But as much as I loved Dev and Katya's story, what I really found fascinating in Blaze of Memory was the story of the Forgotten descendants of those Psy who rejected Silence. I really enjoyed the way that Singh threaded between the issues of the current day Forgotten- struggling as powerful new talents are appearing along with the reemergence the potential for the violent psychosis which inspired Silence - and the letters from the original rebels - who refused the price of Silence, unwilling to exchange the ability to love their families for the relief from potential insanity. I found the Forgotten to be so much more involving - with their Shadownet rich with connections absent in the sterile Psynet, and the anguished debates about imposing the hated Silence on loved ones on the verge of madness - than the normal series arc bits of the story about the Psy Council machinations and the Ghost's rebellion.
Since the series arc plot bits are minimal, I think that it would be possible to enjoy Blaze of Memory even without having read the other books, but I would think there would be a sense of missing out since there are cameos by past stars. So while I think new readers could get by, I would encourage them to start at the beginning with Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changelings, Book 1) and get hooked on this series and sensual shapeshifting Changelings awakening their emotionally controlled psychic Psy mates to passion and love. (less)
Wow! - What a great Intro to Singh's Incredible new Guild Hunter Urban Fantasy World of Angels, Vampires and Hunters
Darker than her Psy-Changeling se...moreWow! - What a great Intro to Singh's Incredible new Guild Hunter Urban Fantasy World of Angels, Vampires and Hunters
Darker than her Psy-Changeling series and more urban fantasy suspense than romance. Singh's new Guild hunter universe is fabulous with its combination of angels, vampires and human hunters. And even though it is not super romantic, the relationship between the leads in Angel's Blood is still compelling.
As the best hunter of the Guild, Elena comes to archangel Raphael's notice when her talents are required for a special hunt. This time the target is not a vampire trying to opt-out of the hundred years of servitude that is the angels' price for immortality, instead the quarry is far more dangerous - the supremely deadly archangel, Uram, gone rogue. Elena knows that even should she survive the hunt and deliver her blood thirsty prey, she will likely loose her life for her inability to swallow her pride and act the nice little mortal in order to treat the powerful archangel Raphael and his immortal vampire cadre with the submissive deference that they expect - she will not crawl, no matter the price. But it just that combination in of suicidal bravery along with an innocence and forthrightness that captures Raphael's interest and Raphael soon begins his own hunt with his seductive pursuit of Elena. Despite his arrogance and cruelty, Raphael's beauty and power is attractive. And even knowing the danger of becoming one of Raphael's toys, Elena may find it hard to deny her overwhelming desire for the magnificent winged immortal.
Angel's Blood definitely lives up to - and surpasses - its prerelease buzz. I loved this one, even with some dark horrific moments showing the handiwork of the violently insane rogue `blood angel'. The Guild Hunter world is fascinating with its twist on the vampire mythos and the presence of angels on Earth. I really liked Singh's take on angels as dangerous ancient powerful inhuman beings and I loved that she doesn't make the mistake of turning Raphael fluffy and cherubic by the end of the story - she just gives him enough of a touch of humanity to make his transition work in the context of his relationship with Elena. Add to this flying scenes, Singh's evocative descriptions of the angels' beautiful wings, and the nod to changes in the angels' environments to accommodate a winged being and Angel's Blood captures the top spot on my list of angel paranormals.
But even with all the other great things going on in Angel's Blood, it is Singh's amazing cast of characters who really make me excited about this new series. Raphael and Elena are terrific and there are so many standouts in the supporting cast: deadly vampires Dmitri and Venom, Illium the gorgeous flirtatious blue-winged angel with a weakness for mortals, angel spymaster Jason, and Elena's fellow hunters Sara and Ransom, not to mention hunter Ashwini and cajun vamp Janvier from Angels' Pawn: A Companion Novella to Angels- Blood who are not on stage here.
If you'd like another little taste of the Guild Hunter world do check out Ashwini and Janvier in the companion story available only on Kindle and E-book, it has a slightly different flavor and explores another corner of the Guild Hunter world, but shows the same deft hand with the leading characters. For me, I've already read Angel's Pawn and I liked Angel's Blood so well that I actually read it twice - a very rare occurrence for me - so I guess I'll just have to console myself with Singh's upcoming Psy-Changeling stories (Branded by Fire and Blaze of Memory) until we get finally get another trip to the Guild Hunter world in "Angel's Judgement" (in Must Love Hellhounds) and full length Angel's Kiss next year. (less)
A magical clock and a love spell bring together a ghost hunter with the empath she's lusted for but despised, right before she's about to quit the 'bi...moreA magical clock and a love spell bring together a ghost hunter with the empath she's lusted for but despised, right before she's about to quit the 'biz' and set off to have the normal life she's always dreamt of.
Nice little steamy quickie, doesn't hold up well if you think on it too hard but still fun while it's going on. (less)
This deadly game is a great mix of futuristic romance with a touch of paranormal. ,
I loved the hook to Countdown. Two strangers are dropped into the...moreThis deadly game is a great mix of futuristic romance with a touch of paranormal. ,
I loved the hook to Countdown. Two strangers are dropped into the middle of a deadly game - they must work as partners in order to make it to the next level, each level is timed, the Countdown begins now, and only the winners survive. Kira, a thief, has used her latent psychic talent to survive on the streets after her family was brutally murdered and she'll need the edge that talent gives her to survive the game, where emotions are manipulated to up the viewer ratings. She is partnered with Rogan, a dangerous and deadly convict, the facts tell Kira one thing about Rogan and her instincts another, how can she trust a murderer?
Countdown is one of the newest additions to the multi-author Shomi collection. All are standalone action packed futuristic romances, some with touches of the paranormal or time travel. I truly enjoyed this one. I loved the narrator Kira, even though her smarts were of the street variety she's the one that gives the pair a chance, and she has a good 'voice' for a 1st person heroine. Rogan is a perfectly decent romantic lead with a bad boy edge and hidden vulnerability. The action is pretty much non-stop and entertaining while the game is in progress, and the story only takes a minor hit in the wrap up - it's hard to tie up a romance like this one in a way that's as unique as the rest of the story.
Still, I definitely recommend this one from author Maddox (who also writes vamps as Michelle Rowen) and I will be on the look out for more Futuristics from her and more of the Shomi's too. (less)
I really liked the idea behind Butcher's Sentinels that powerful warriors who are nobly suffering to protect the world, are suddenly given the hope a...moreI really liked the idea behind Butcher's Sentinels that powerful warriors who are nobly suffering to protect the world, are suddenly given the hope a of mate who not only offers relief from pain but who can fight along side him with an awesome power fueled by their union. This second book in the series follows Paul, who we met briefly in the Burning Alive. Paul is a warrior close to losing his soul and desparate to find another woman with whom he can bond before it's too late. He finds his potential mate in Andra who know nothing of the blood she carries and who is also fighting the same enemy but not to save the whole world from the evil demon Synestra, just to save one small child at a time.
Much more than the first book, Butcher had lots of different threads going and the balance between the supporting threads and the ones for the leads was a bit off in that while the story with Paul and Andra was fine, I was really intrigued by the possibility of some redemption for the doomed supporting character Madoc whose soul is already dying. And with a fair amount of time devoted to introducing other potential leading men, explaining why mates are turning up among the humans, and showing the plight of the blood drinking Sanguinar, Paul and Andra got shuffled off to the side. This hurt the romance between Paul and Andra, but certainly made me excited about the possiblity of several more books in the works - the next one's Zack and Lexi's.
I am also really interested in seeing where the subplot with Logan and the Sanguinar is going, I am hoping that they aren't going to turn out to be hidden villians despite obviously having their own agenda. I am surprised at how poorly they are treated by the warriors, when they have such worth as allies and I think that a few more books into the series it would be great if Logan got his own book and a chance at salvation too.(less)
This was a nice little collection of Paranormal romance quickies. For some reason even though there were six stories here,...more3.5 stars - tasty PNR bites
This was a nice little collection of Paranormal romance quickies. For some reason even though there were six stories here, the stories didn't seem anywhere as short as the ones released earlier this year as Midnight Cravings: Racing the Moon\Mate of the Wolf\Captured\Dreamcatcher\Mahina's Storm (Silhouette Nocturne). And even though the hook-ups are still quick, there was enough meat to most of the stories I actually found several that I really liked among these previously e-published Nocturne Bites. All of the stories are still available seperately on Kindle and through eHarlequin, but if even more than one of these sound intriguing the book is a better deal.
1. Return of the Beast - Lisa Renee Jones - Demon hunter Ryder is drawn to return to his old home town only to discover that the demons who ended his human existence are once again plaguing the town. But more surprisingly, he finds Alexis, the woman whose acceptance can tame his inner beast. -- Not a lot of time for too much set up in a story this short, but I actually quite liked it quite a lot, Jone's manages to pull a fair bit of emotion from Ryder on his return to home and his guilt about finding his mate so easily, when other older Knights are still struggling. Those readers of Jone's Knights of White Nocturne series will recognized cameos by a couple of series regulars.(I liked it)
2. Mortal Enemy, Immortal Lover - Olivia Gates - I think that Gate's offering is supposed to be an intro to a new series. A hybrid immortal discovers that the `human' woman he thought to be out of his reach is actually an enemy who seeks his destruction. I also liked this one, the history and the loneliness of the immortal hooked me. The physical connection between the `enemies' was way over the top combustible and where the drama of their consummation might have been too much in a longer book, it made for a really steamy short. (it was pretty good)
3. Claws of the Lynx - Linda 0. Johnson - A female member of the shape shifting Alpha Force, assigned a mission to retrieve stolen info which would compromise the effectiveness of the team is paired with her former lover in denial about her abilities - This one was okay, but then again, even as much as I like shifters and special ops romances, Johnson's longer Alpha Force offering didn't grab me, so if you are a fan you may like it even more.(it was ok)
4. Wilderness - Barbara J Hancock - A psychic woman frees an imprisoned werewolf destined to be a lab rat. - This one was probably my favorite of the stories, just because the woman - psychic abilities aside - was just so normal and watching her make the effort to do the right thing despite her tremendous fears made it easy root for her and rejoice when she get the happily ever after that she deserves with the also likeable hero.(I really liked it)
5. Honor Calls - Caridad Piniero - Expanding her Calling series, Piniero's tale features the upright Detective Jesus Hernadez from Darkness Calls who meets a woman who will challenge his rigid need to adhere to the rules. - This was a nice little intro to the pair who will get a full length story in the future. (I liked it)
6. Shadow Lover - Lydia Parks - A vamp watches from the shadows knowing that should he attempt a connection his beast will destroy the object of his affection. This was my least favorite of the stories, there was nothing about the introduction to the vamp which made me feel sorry for him, add to that a lack of connection with the heroine and it made it hard to root for their HEA. (it was ok)
**spoiler alert** Lots of sex, not much romance in this series starter.
The Beast Within jumps straight into the steamy stuff, with an erotic dream en...more**spoiler alert** Lots of sex, not much romance in this series starter.
The Beast Within jumps straight into the steamy stuff, with an erotic dream encounter between the lead characters, that is about lust and temptation and nothing about romance. In fact the first several intimate encounters between Jag and Karen are in these shared dream sequences. Both the characters are interesting enough once we get to know them, but until we do there is not much emotional investment in them, so the love scenes were not that satisfying from a romance standpoint. After that Jag and Karen pretty quickly discover that they have been husband and wife in the past so voila they're in love again and the author doesn't spend much time to develop their relationship in the present. We just get a couple memories from the past and their romance picks right back up without much bother about the intervening century, even though they both admit that they are different people now. (minus 1 star for this)
So since the author hit the fast forward on the relationship, you might think that there was room for a bit of story then. Not really. To be fair there was a bit of world building that was done, since this was the first book in a series about these quasi-vampire good guys who fight the evil quasi-vampire bad guys. We did get to find out how truly bad the bad guys are since they enthrall and use women sexually while drinking their blood and stealing their souls. This was portrayed in a detailed scene where the bad guy revels in the woman's unhibited sexuality while she's under his spell. This is still a rape as far as I am concerned and I personally think there are less distasteful ways of developing the villians than this type of creepy voyeurism, it just takes a bit more effort. (Loses another star here) One thing I did like about this book was the supporting cast, Jag was the leader of a group of alpha males and there are several that have hero potential, cocky lady's man Des and hunky-but-vulnerable Rock with his forbidden love for healer Marisol. (Get half a star back for the heroes-to-be)
So bottom line is: interesting characters, not much story, not much romance, but plenty of sex. So a 'prety good' from me for The Beast Within, but the next one in the series could be better because I am guessing that Rock and Marisol are the next pair and the setup for their relationship showed promise. (less)
It just gets better! Yay! A great steamy romance that builds and two well matched smart and sexy leads make Beast of Desire sooo much better than Jones...moreIt just gets better! Yay! A great steamy romance that builds and two well matched smart and sexy leads make Beast of Desire sooo much better than Jones' first Knights of White book.
Des was one of the amazing supporting characters in the last book who gave me hope for this series and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Des still walks the edge here being one of the Knights whose beast is close to having full control, since he keeps his human part protected and hidden away due to scars in his past. Even though Des and Jennifer aren't soulmates from a previous life like Karen and Jag from The Beast Within (Silhouette Nocturne Series), there still is a familiarity and a sixth sense of 'knowing' each other innately that makes the quick attachment that flames between Des and Jennifer seem natural and believable.
Overall Jones does better with her bad guys here too. This time we aren't bludgeoned by their evil, though the human minion Greg, who is Jennifer's nemesis and aspires to beastdom, gets a bit repetious and tiresome after a while. Other than that my only minor nit was with the scene where Jag give Jennifer a complete flashback on Des' history and Beast battles, it pulled me out of the action a bit and I think that Jones should have trusted her heroine a bit more and not gone for the quick save. Jennifer's instincts were all telling her the truth about Des anyway.
Aside from Jennifer and Des' relationship, I really like the way that Jones starts to develop Wes her next at bat hero, she did such a good job showing him bent under the weight of the past as hopelessness slowly overwhelms him that I can't wait for the next book Beast Of Darkness (Silhouette Nocturne)to watch this weary warrior get his own redemption. (less)
Magical tatoos are the thread that ties together four substantial short stories by popular urban fantasy authors Karen Chance, Marjorie Liu, Yasmine G...moreMagical tatoos are the thread that ties together four substantial short stories by popular urban fantasy authors Karen Chance, Marjorie Liu, Yasmine Galenorn and Eileen Wilks. These stories are just the quick 'fix' to tide us fans over while waiting for the next books in our favorite series but with a nice mix of story, suspense and even a bit of steam they are also great introductions to these authors' wonderful urban fantasy worlds.
Chance's "Skin Deep" is the third short starring half werewolf war mage Accalia (Lia) the previous shorts are "Rogue Elements" from Wolfbane and Mistletoe and "Vegas Odds" in Strange Brew anthology - When Lia's full-blooded were mate goes missing while undercover searching for a were-killer, Lia must try get in touch with her wolfblood in order to find him before he becomes the next victim - I actually really enjoy Lia and her mate Cyrus and would love to read a full length novel with them in the lead, but even here Chance manages to work in a fair amount of backstory (and a little bit of steam) with flashbacks to Lia and Cyrus' past together.
"Armor of Roses" finds Liu's Hunter Kiss heroine Maxine, going back in time when she receives a note from the past asking her help. - This was a nice little carve out from the series and it gives just a bit of insight into the reason Maxine's demons are so enigmatic as Maxine timetravels back to WWII China and meets up with her Grandmother.
Galenorn's Silver Etched is a Sisters of the Moon prequel starring Camille before the sisters leave the otherworld. While Camille is on the hunt for a pervert/murderer she meets Trillion - I am not really a fan of this series (I stopped partway through book four) but I actually really liked this story and it was fun to see the start of Camille's relationship with Trillion and see the misfity half human/fae sisters in the Fae world they don't quite fit into.
Wilk's story runs concurrently time-wise to Night Season. When a shifter friend of werewolf Prince Rule is murdered and another shifter is being accused of the crime, Rule's mate and FBI magical crimes unit agent Lily Yu will help to find the truth behind the death - I am a huge fan of Wilk's Lupi, and this is a nice little mystery for Lily to solve and Wilk's introduces some characters who looks like they might have parts to play later on in the series. I think this will work as a stand alone but Wilks' world is so rich that it is hard to bring all of the culture of the Lupi and the relationship between Rule and Lily into the short.(less)
Heroine Jane is pretty much an outcast in her small community, and she knows she's different - needing to swim every day in the frigid Maine sea is ju...more Heroine Jane is pretty much an outcast in her small community, and she knows she's different - needing to swim every day in the frigid Maine sea is just her biggest secret - but when she discovers a body while out on one of her swims it is the turning point which leads Jane to discover just how different she really is.
Even though it took me about three tries to get into Tempest Rising, I actually ended up really liking it. Half Selkie Jane is a likable and only moderately angsty first person leading lady and even though Tempest Rising is probably more urban fantasy than romance it has plenty of steamy stuff for Jane. The book did drag just a bit midway, but certainly picked up the pace at the end and left me wishing that I didn't have to wait for June to read the next book Tracking The Tempest to see what's in store for Jane as she learns to use her powers.(less)
Cute and sexy? Yes. Masterful plotting? Not so much.
What a Demon Loves is book four in Love's saga of New Orleans’ supernaturals finding love. And he...more Cute and sexy? Yes. Masterful plotting? Not so much.
What a Demon Loves is book four in Love's saga of New Orleans’ supernaturals finding love. And here we get the first supe/supe pairing. The leading lady this time is authoress Ellina (Maksim's sister from Demon Can't Help It), a reclusive half demon half human crossbreed who maintains calm and control at all times because any type of excitement, including arousal, makes her literally 'horny'. You can imagine the crimp that's put in Ellina's love life, especially since she's attracted to humans and not other supes.
Of course Ellina just hasn't met the right supe yet. That all changes, when after several break-ins at Ellina's home, brother Maksim decides Ellina needs protection. Against Ellina's wishes, Maksim hires paranormal body guard Jude to keep Ellina safe. Even though Jude has a 'thing' against demons, the attraction between the pair is electric. But with Jude's reservations about getting involved with a demon not to mention a client, as well as Ellina's 'scaly little problem' – then throw in Ellina’s mysterious stalker - it's not clear how things can work out between the pair. Not to worry though, HEA's always find a way, because as every bodyguard knows ... the best way to guard a body is up close - real close.
I liked What A Demon Wants. Both Jude and Ellina are quite appealing as leads which goes a long way in making this a cute and sexy read. The background stalker story is not much of a mystery for us readers, but even though it was tossed off quickly at the end, I wasn't upset with the resolution of the stalker story line (I thought it was kind of funny). And while I liked the haunted Jude a great deal, his supernatural secrets aren't fully explored (What is he trying to win free of?) and adding this to the thin plot, What A Demon Wants ends up being a lightweight romance. But that didn’t stop me from enjoying the book, because I was in the mood for something light, and now and then it's nice to read a book where your brain doesn't have to work to hard:)
So I thought What a Demon Wants was a nice, if frothy, addition to Love's series (Maksim's story is still my favorite thought) and I really enjoyed meeting Ellina's twin demon brothers, Pasha and Andy - one light and one dark and both mischievous. The brothers look to be promising candidates for future books, because yes, from the epilog, it's clear that Love's not done with her demons yet.
Bast's new Fae Dark Magick series - dark, dangerous leading man Gabriel is Enchantingly Wicked
Wicked Enchantment finds Unseelie (dark Fae) incubus...more Bast's new Fae Dark Magick series - dark, dangerous leading man Gabriel is Enchantingly Wicked
Wicked Enchantment finds Unseelie (dark Fae) incubus Gabriel petitioning for entry into the Seelie (light Fae) world. Aislinn is prominent member of the light fae court esteemed for the purity of her family's Seelie blood line. Having sworn off men after a suffering a humiliating breakup, Aislinn is less than thrilled when she is the one designated to show Gabriel around. Gabriel's magic has kept his bed easily filled so he is intrigued that Aislinn seems to be resistant to his charms. Aislinn's apparent aversion to him will make the true purpose behind Gabe's visit more difficult - Gabe will have to actually invest more of himself than is required for seduction in order to achieve his goal of luring Aislinn to the dark court - for Aislinn has somehow drawn the interest of the Unseelie king.
Wicked Enchantment returns to the world of light and dark Fae which Bast introduced in her short, "Sweet Enchantment" in the anthology Hot for the Holidays. If you've missed Ronin and Bella's story you might want to check it out before reading Wicked Enchantment since they get a bit of screen time here, but you can actually get by without having read the short (I just think it's more fun when you know the characters).
I really liked Wicked Enchantment. I absolutely loved Bast's introductory descriptions of incubus Gabriel. Gabe is so dark and sexy with an aura of danger that hits those around him at a visceral level - what a great leading man. I also really enjoy the rest of Bast's story telling here. Bast does a great job of fleshing out both the leads and of developing the relationship between Gabe and Aislinn. Bast makes the pair really work for their happily ever after, as Gabriel has to overcome his detachment in order to fall for Aislinn, and even harder he has to overcome Aislinn's preconceptions that his being an incubus means he lacks the capacity to love and is therefore not a long term option. And Aislinn has to risk her already bruised heart in order to actually heal said heart.
Adding to the romance, Bast has brought to life some interesting elements of her magic Fae world, including some fleshing out some familiar myths and woven threads that will carry throughout the rest of the series. The saga continues with Cruel Enchantment due out September of 2010.(less)
First in a "pack" of light but steamy shifter romances
Talk about first impressions. Werewolf Mason sniffs out his mate, comes up blank on how to appro...moreFirst in a "pack" of light but steamy shifter romances
Talk about first impressions. Werewolf Mason sniffs out his mate, comes up blank on how to approach her, freaks out as she starts to pass him by, so he trips her -- how suave, you gotta love it. Apologies and flirting come next and it seems like his ploy's going to work until Mase's buddy rats him out and the mate-to-be Torrance flees her encounter with the gorgeous crazy guy. But the intense pull between mates and an evil werewolf with a score to settle who sees Torry as Mase's achille's heel and makes plans for her torturous demise, mean that if Torry wants to live she is going to have to take her chances with the yummy insane guy. As Mase and Torry begin to explore the undeniably intense attraction between them, it is clear that they both have their issues-- Mase wants to avoid love having seen the damage that its loss can cause first hand and Torry will settle for nothing less.
Last Wolf Standing is the first book in Byrd's new series for Nocturne. Byrd gives us a group of hunky half blood werewolves (Bloodrunners) who, in order to earn their place in the pack, must hunt down rogue werewolves that have gone to the dark-side and have become addicted to killing and eating humans. All these hotter than hot Bloodrunners have their emotional issues from being "used" as guard dogs for the pack while being treated like scum for their mixed heritage and their human blood.
The basis for the series is pretty simple and somewhat familiar if you substitute "blood lust' for 'meat lust', 'rogue vampire' for 'rogue werewolf' and hunky 'Bloodrunners' for sexy 'Vampire hunters' or 'Guardians', 'Breeds' or 'Watchers' you've just read the synopsis for at least five current popular vampire paranormal romance series. Add to that the fact that the mate bond is sealed by a bite and drinking blood and it looks an awful lot like the editor said, 'great idea but there's too many vamp stories out there right now, how about shifters instead?' But still I'm a sucker for sexy shifters, so I liked this and while there was nothing deep and complicated here plotwise the character interaction between Mase and Torry and between Mase and his fellow Bloodrunners was good enough that I'll be reading the rest.
If you like these light and sexy shifter romances, and have already read Scions: Resurrection (Silhouette Nocturne) by Michelle Read earlier this year, Karen Whiddon has a similar series you might want to check out at the used book store while you are waiting for the next Bloodrunners. A few of the older ones are Silhouettes but the newer ones are published under the Nocturne banner.
Whiddon's Pack: One Eye Open (The Pack, No.1) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, No. 1301) The Pack: One Eye Closed (Book 2) (Silhouette Intimate Moments No. 1365) Beyond The Dark: Forever Mine\Haunt Me\Soul Of The Wolf (The Pack, Book 3) (Silhouette Signature Select) The Pack: Secrets of the Wolf (Book 4) (Silhouette Intimate Moments No. 1397) The Pack: Touch Of The Wolf (Book 5) (Silhouette Nocturne) The Pack: Cry Of The Wolf (Book 6) (Silhouette Nocturne) Dance Of The Wolf (Silhouette Nocturne)(less)