A collection of four short stories set in the Heartmate series world of Celta.
- Heart & Sword - the story of how the colonists came to Celta (sp...moreA collection of four short stories set in the Heartmate series world of Celta.
- Heart & Sword - the story of how the colonists came to Celta (specifically takes place on Nuada's Sword). - Heart Story - Arbusca (Blush) Willow's & Heartmate Dri Paris' story. - Heart and Soul - Genista Furze's story post divorce from Tinne Holly. - Noble Heart - Walker Clover's & Sedwy Grove's story - also the story about how the Clovers finally come to be a noble family.
I thoroughly enjoyed all four stories, but found Heart Story a bit less engaging than the other three. There was a slightly odd ending that felt forced (perhaps in order to put soemthing about a sword into the story?). STill a great story, but not as great as the others - and the only reason this got a 4 star rating rather than a 5 star rating.(less)
This is a YA UF/PNR series featuring bean sidhes (banshees). It's also one of my top 5 YA series right now (maybe even higher now that the Vampire Aca...moreThis is a YA UF/PNR series featuring bean sidhes (banshees). It's also one of my top 5 YA series right now (maybe even higher now that the Vampire Academy & Hunger Games series have been concluded).
In this particular book, teenage bean sidhe, Kaylee discovers a handful of her fellow students taking a new drug called "frost". Unfortunately, "frost" is really demon's breath - a substance found only in the Netherworlds - a substance that at best will permanently strip a user of their mental faculties, at worst, kill them. Kaylee and friends must find out where the "frost" is coming from and put a stop to it before their friends end up dead. Only they soon learn that the denizens of Netherworld have something far worse than "frost" in store for the teenagers in town.
As I mentioned earlier, this is one of my favorite YA series and will be one I'll read as long as they're being released. A fourth book, My Soul to Steal, just became available. A fifth one, If I Die, is due to be released on October 1, 2011 and that's currently the last one contracted.
This author also has a finished adult UF/PNR series called Shifter (or sometimes Werecat) series that is 6 books long and begins with Stray. And she's started a brand new adult PNR series called Unbound. The first book is titled Blood Bound and is due out September 1, 2011.(less)
This series is PNR, but leaning toward the erotica side. There's a lot of gratuitous sex and, in this book, at least one scene of BDSM. It's well-done...moreThis series is PNR, but leaning toward the erotica side. There's a lot of gratuitous sex and, in this book, at least one scene of BDSM. It's well-done, justifiable within the story and not totally tasteless, but it is in there and may offend some readers.
The series has a UF-like setting - the regular world just with lots of paranormal creatures secretly running around. It takes place in NYC where three brother incubus-demons run an underground demon hospital together. This particular book is about Shade, one of the brothers.
Shade has been captured by a group of demons who have been harvesting the organs of paranormal creatures and selling them on the black market. He wakes up in a dungeon to find himself chained next to former lover - a human woman named Runa. Only Runa isn't human anymore, she's a werewolf and she's still seriously pissed off at Shade and there's a full-moon on the rise.
I really liked this book and the world that Ione has created. I'll definitely be reading the next one, which deals with the brother, Wraith. There are five books in total out in this series as of the writing of this review (Jan 2011).(less)