"Paranormal Tales of Dark Passion"
Dark Hero by Hannah Howell
To protect his clan, Berawald MacNachton has avoided
contact with the Outsiders who want to destroy them.
However when he stumbles upon a young lad, who asks him for
help, he is hard press to say no. His sister, Evanna
Massey has been injured, but when her wounds heal quickly,
he realizes she isn't like the other Outsiders. What this
means he isn't sure. He's drawn to Evanna like no other and
longs to embrace the fierce passion.
Evanna has always known she and her brother were different.
They lived all their lives in fear of being hunted.
Berawald doesn't judge them. He accepts them and shows
them kindness when others would condemn. Evanna finds
herself falling in love with Berawald, but she has no right
when she knows she puts his life in danger.
I loved this tale of dark secrets and longing for
acceptance and love. Ms. Howell has written an
irresistible vampire story where the true nature of the
beast is slowly revealed. The passion is heartfelt and
sincere. Berawald and Evanna are two lonely souls surviving
in a world that wants them dead. Together, they discover
how to rely on each other, giving them a chance for
Bride of the Beast by Adrienne Basso
As young girl, Bethan of Lampeter saves Haydn of Gwynedd
from certain death. Now that she is grown up she needs
help to destroy her stepfather, who she fears is a vampire.
Haydn knows what Bethan's stepfather is. He shares the
same dark gift, but he doesn't abuse his strengths to
torture others. He agrees to help Bethan. He offers
marriage in name only so he can be close to her stepfather
and find a way to destroy him. However, Haydn and Bethan
share a passion they cannot deny, but will Bethan accept
Haydn for who he is?
Haydn, who is honor bound and brave, is a perfect match for
Bethan, who would risk her own life to save another's. I
loved how their romance progressed. Bethan's discovery of
Haydn's secret and how she comes to terms with who he was
as a person and realizing he was more than the beast he
held at bay. This is a tale of choices to be good or evil
and Ms. Basso spun a revealing tale.
Kiss of the Beast by Eve Silver
Sarah Lowell works for King's College Hospital. She
realizes there is a threat. Someone is killing the
patient's and draining them of blood.
Killian Thayne is a surgeon at the hospital. Sarah realizes
he's been there each time a patient has been killed and yet
she knows in her heart he isn't the one responsible. There
is something that draws her to Killian, something sensual
and dangerous and she finds it difficult to resist.
Ms. Silver's old-fashioned mystery had me intrigued from
the start. There is the presence of danger and just the
right amount of tension to keep you turning the pages.
Sarah is strong-willed and capable to taking care of
herself despite the fact that Killian wants to protect her.
Killian is a dark and mysterious presence to be reckoned
with, but he also has a very human side to him, which makes
him all the more lovable.
I loved each paranormal tale of dark passion. Nature of
the Beast is a definite keeper on my shelf!
Reviewed by: Karen
Michelle Nutt, author
Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted September 4, 2008