It’s October, which means it’s time for spooky, sexy, supernatural romances in the spirit of Halloween. These three titles have enough romantic danger, mayhem and eeriness to satisfy the most demanding paranormal romance reader. Settle into your favorite comfy chair and enjoy!
Author Sandra Hill delivers the next installment in her Deadly Angels series with Even Vampires Get the Blues. This time, it’s Harek Sigurdsson’s turn to meet his life mate. The sexy vampire-angel and once-upon-a-time Viking is shocked and far from happy when he’s slammed with the scent of roses—the bonding scent—the moment his hand clasps that of Navy SEAL Camille Dumaine. He’s not ready to be mated, not even when the female is as enticing as Camille.
Camille is equally as uninterested in falling in love. However, the brilliant and sexy computer geek is assigned to an upcoming mission with her, so Camille has no choice but to spend time with him. But before the SEAL mission begins, Harek is ordered to accompany Camille to New Orleans, where her brother’s wedding is taking place. The festivities throw the two together, and given the heated attraction between them, intimacy is a foregone conclusion.
Their visit to New Orleans is over all too soon, however, and they must complete the dangerous assignment in Nigeria that originally brought them together. When an ambush surprises the SEAL team, Harek’s worst nightmare becomes reality: Just when he can admit he loves Camille, he may lose her forever.
This latest entry in the Deadly Angel series showcases the author’s talent for humorous dialogue, hot sexual tension, charming heroes, strong heroines and endearing secondary characters. Readers will relish this latest book and look forward to the next in the series with anticipation.
Best-selling author Terri Brisbin lures readers back to the Orkney Islands and 1286 AD in Raging Sea, part of her Stone Circles series. Landholder Soren Thorson and sea merchant’s daughter Ran Sveinsdottir grew up together in Orphir, a village on the windswept Orkney mainland off the northern coast of Scotland. Treachery tore them and their families apart, but now Ran has returned to Orphir. During the voyage home, she discovers a startling affinity for the water. The sea calls to her, welcomes her—and obeys her commands. Amazed and confused, she seeks an explanation from Soren’s wise grandfather, only to discover that the elderly gentleman has recently died. She is determined to avoid Soren, but when she learns he has tapped into a deep connection with the wind, storms and lightning, they agree to seek answers about their strange new powers together.
Soren and Ran soon learn that they’ve been called to defend humans from the terrifying threat of an ancient goddess. Imprisoned centuries prior for her crimes against humans, the goddess schemes to return and take vengeance. Only Soren and Ran, together with their allies, can stop her. But will they gain control of their newfound powers quickly enough to defeat the evil goddess and her minions? Or will humankind be erased from the earth in a wave of rage and death?
The setting for this supernatural tale of gods and goddesses is unique and intriguing, as are the creative legends supporting the plot. The hero and heroine are each strong and honorable, both in their dealings with each other and their answering of the call of destiny.
CHICAGO'S VAMPIRE TOWN
Author Cat Devon brings her readers a spooky tale set in the world of Chicago’s Vamptown with Tall, Dark And Immortal. Reporter Keira Turner is still reeling from the discovery that her deceased grandfather was a vampire hunter when she confronts gorgeous detective Alex Sanchez. The entry in her grandfather’s journal is clear: “Seek out vampire Alex Sanchez in the Chicago Police Department. Trouble is coming.”
Alex is stunned by Keira’s story. Her grandfather was known as The Executioner, a legend among vampires. He doesn’t know whether the beautiful brunette is a serious threat or not, but he does know that she’s trouble—she could expose the existence of vampires to humans. Not to mention the fact that Keira carries The Executioner’s genetic code and bloodline. However, despite her grandfather’s legacy, Alex quickly discovers that she’s his mate—a detail he plans to keep hidden for as long as possible.
Unable to ascertain Keira’s true agenda, Alex takes her hostage, but it soon becomes clear that someone wants her dead. Is it the rival Gold Coast vampires or someone in Alex’s own group? What does Keira know that makes her a target? And is it connected to her investigation into a series of blood bank thefts?
The elements of the universe created by Devon are intriguing, and readers will enjoy the vampire-versus-vampire tension as both groups vie for dominance. Paired with the Chicago setting, this tale has an old-school, gangsters and cops vibe while still maintaining a contemporary feel.
Lois Dyer writes from her home in Port Orchard, Washington.