"Anthology with something to tempt every reader's palate"
"MIDNIGHT'S DOOR" by By Jane Toombs
Dara Castaneda's dead twin, Vida is the last thing she
wants to think about. While Vida was alive she'd never
learned how to speak, but now that she is dead she whispers
to Dara at night. Dara woke up one night in the cemetery
with no idea as to how she got there. That very night she
packed up and left. For good! So why after two years is
she back? Not to mention being crammed into an SUV with
twelve other people, heading out to Wolf House. She wished
that she never mentioned this place to Jo-Jo, who was in to
Satanism and who knows what else.
"DEMON KILLER" by Myra Nour
Azra's village is attacked by a demon race of warriors
called Hessitor. She manages to makes it back to her
cottage, only to be attacked and raped by one of them. Her
father kills the Hessitor and they escape to the forest.
Their village had been lucky this time, for only a few had
been killed, and a few were taken as slaves. Azra however
was left carrying the offspring...the spawn of a demon race.
Would a mother's love be enough to save this child from its
father evil heritage?
"THE TOWER" by Jennifer Dunne
At last, after years spent conquering and defending other's
land, General Bayard finally has a barony of his own,
Kittern Castle. As he and his men approach Castle Kittern,
they are met at the gate and welcomed by Severin, the
steward and other servants of the keep. Later that day,
while going over some maps, something catches his
attention. The map shows that deep within the forest there
is an "Old Keep." The next day Bayard and a scouting party
set out to have a look at the old keep. Upon inspection of
the old keep, he decides it is of no use, and at best he
could tear it down and use the stones to reinforce the
walls around his castle. This is met by protest from the
steward and gamekeeper. Bayard is told that the tower is
well known by the people of Kittern, and that legend states
that any couple who makes love in it will conceive a child.
"HONOR BOUND" by Robin Bayne
Dek watched from an old oak tree as hundreds of human men
marched towards each other. All of them looked determined...
Determined to kill each other. Cannon fire ripped through
the humid atmosphere and on the grass below but away from
the fighting, a female screamed. She seemed intent on
reaching the soldiers, but an elderly man held her back.
Another scream tore through the battle noise, and Dek
glanced down. He saw a tiny woman with a baby clutched to
her shoulder trying to reach the field... once again she was
held back by the older man who acted as guardian.
The fighting sounds lessened, and Dek heard the cry of her
baby below. She tried soothing the child by stroking its
head. Just as she moved Dek saw her face clearly, he felt a
small shock; it was as if he knew her! Although her face
was blotchy from crying, she still seemed familiar. If only
he could go to her, comfort her, offer to take her to a
place far away from here. Away from the waste and stupidity
of war... show her his world!
I have just finished reading four excellent stories written
by four very talented authors. SHIFTERS has a little
something to tempt every reader's palate. From time
traveling aliens to Faeries and Demons. Medieval knights
and Werewolves are all found in this page turning
anthology. I for one will be checking to see what others
stories these ladies have to offer in the future! I highly
recommend reading SHIFTERS
Charlene Smith © Copyright April 2002
For ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by Charlene Smith
Posted May 11, 2002