"Interesting paranormal stories of love"
MAGIC IN THE WIND by Christine Feehan.
With 7 sisters and a large extended family, Sarah Drake
has returned to the
family home, but only she knows her real purpose. She is
mysterious, magical and
so different from other women that Damon can't help but be
drawn to her. Even
the wind seems to whisper her name. Damon is shocked to
find he is attracted to
this 'powerful' woman in the neighboring cliff house. He
is infuriated to find
she has been assigned to protect him; but even more
shocked to learn that his
coming has fulfilled an ancient prophecy.
Security genius Damon Wilder hopes to find refuge in this
small coastal town.
He had been kidnapped; critically wounded; saw his friend
murdered and now
wishes to be left alone to find peace. Unfortunately
death follows him to his
new home. Will Sarah and her sisters be able to work
their special magic to
secure a future for Damon and Sarah?
Accepting the limitations of a short story, make
allowances for a genius to
accept Sarah's magical powers without too many questions.
It took a bit of
suspending belief, but the characters were enough of a
pleasure that the story
flowed. This story does have the feel of an introduction
to the Drake family of
'power-filled' women and I hope the publishers do not
disappoint readers. I
look forward to more stories of the Drake women from Ms.
HOT AUGUST MOON by Katherine Sutcliffe.
Agent Anna Travelli is part of a special Secret FBI
Profiler division. Her
psi-talents have been developed and she barely regrets
leaving New Orleans and
her former love, D.A. Jerry Costos. Now she has been
called to help find a
serial killer and working with him is part of the package.
Can they work
together without reigniting the fires of love?
This is an EXCELLENT prolog story to the upcoming romantic
suspense HOT AUGUST
MOON. The story closes with the political agenda filled,
but the murder spree
is not ended. Although I have my personal suspicions who
the Killer is, the
clues are not definite. The story concludes in a
satisfactory manner, but you
will be joining me in looking forward to exploring more
with Anna Travelli.
ONLY HUMAN by Eileen Wilks.
While investigating serial murders, San Diego detective
Lily Yu is forced to
accept the aide of Rule Turner, prince of the Werewolf
Clan Nokolai. Can she
trust him not to follow his own agenda and can she resist
Shapeshifter /Were - readers will enjoy this Fantasy look
at a world where Magic
is an every-day fact. The special twist at the end of the
story brings a smile,
but the suspense during the story will keep you on the
edge of your seat. I
hope Ms. Wilks brings us more stories of this Were-society
in our contemporary
AFTER MIDNIGHT by Fiona Brand.
When Jane O'Reilly opened the door to her neighbor, they
were both shocked by an
undeniable bond. Jane's husband had terminal cancer and
she would not abandon
her first love. Seven years later, she is a widow and
Michael Rider is divorced
and has returned to his farm now retired from New
Zealand's SAS. The recent
murder and rape has the town in a state of terror, but is
Michael someone to
fear or a loving refuge?
This is the only story in the anthology that does not have
a paranormal element
(Unless you consider love-at-first-sight paranormal).
Even so, don't skip
reading this touching and suspenseful tale.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 6, 2004