"Anthology was a great read of familiar authors"
"Interlude in Death" by J.D. Robb is the next
installment of Robb's Eve Dallas/Roarke series. Eve has to
deal with murder on Roarke's new space station at a
convention of cops, and also deal with a fanatic who's
after her husband. It is only an average example of the
series IMO, and not one of her best.
"Kinsman" by Sue Krinard is standalone. She has not
written of this universe before. The story is about a
female telepath who is searching for her brother who has
gone into alien territory. Her only help is another
telepath who has been accepted by the aliens as family.
This is also a very good story, a true blend of SF and
"Immortality" by Maggie Shayne is part of her witch
trilogy, and it won't mean as much if you haven't read the
book preceding it, in which the short story's heroine was
the villain. I thought this story did a wonderful job of
redeeming this woman, and it made a moving tale.
"Magic like Heat Across my Skin" by Laurell K
Hamilton is the first few chapters of her next book,
due out in October. This story won't mean nearly as much
if you haven't followed all the sexual tension in the
preceding books, nor will it make much sense IMO. But, if
you have, Hamilton reunites her trio and it is incredibly
erotic. I'm buying the book hardcover the day it comes out.
If you are familiar with any of the books and authors (and
I love all four), this anthology was a great treat. If you
aren't it might serve as a decent introduction, but it
won't be as much fun.
Shelly Raines © Copyright August 2001
for ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 20, 2002