Novellas are the perfect medium for Christmas themed stories: perfect to read in one sitting under a blanket on a gray day. That said, I think I would have gladly read a full length novel about Ryan and Winter and their roller-coaster week before Christmas. BITTERSWEET CHRISTMAS featured characters that got you invested quickly and kept you hooked until the end.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
LURE OF OBLIVION is a pretty fun, action-filled installment of the Mercury Pack series. The plot is really compelling and complex mostly involving a clash between shifters and small town humans. What struck me in this story was the utter brutality and pettiness of the bad guys.
In RULE OF LUCK, there’s tarot readings, love, and questionable science. Professional tarot card reader Felicia Sevigny is recruited by the Russian mob. She’s going to help them take down the evil government, in return she’ll be given more control over her destiny.
DEJA NEW follows DEJA WHO with the same amount of humor, sarcasm, and interesting storytelling. Between the characters’ parenthetical inner monologues, flashbacks, and footnotes, DEJA NEW is a creatively told romance with a heavy dose of mystery.
HARD BREAKER is a fun, action-filled book that works shockingly well as a standalone book especially considering it is the last book in a series. The flashback introduction helps set the world of Guardians/gargoyles and magic in just a few pages getting you up to speed on the who, why, and what of the overall story arc.
Once you get past the cover, Cross’ third installment in the Vampire Blood series, THE WHITE LILY is a sexy adventure with two protagonists you can’t help but root for.
With each new Guild Hunter book, there is as much progress and attention paid to the way this world changes as an individual relationship.
GRIGORI is a modern fairy tale set in Russia, in deep dark libraries, high rise condos, and sprawling estates in the forests. It stars fun new mythology and just enough tropes to be fun.
Madelyn is a university professor on sabbatical, researching dragon mythology in Russia, when she stumbles on a secret and gets kidnapped by the very rich, very imposing Grigori.
Each book in the Salvation Pack series does a masterful job of engrossing you in the life and troubles of an individual and their soon-to-be mate, while weaving them easily into the pack’s extended family. WOLF IN HER SOUL continues this trend with Reece and Hannah.
One of the great things about the Argeneau series is that you don’t really have to read every previous book to have an understanding of what is going on plot-wise. This is pretty nice as I seem to randomly skip around from book to book in a haphazard manner with this series.