Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wild Invitation by Nalini Singh

It's taken me a few weeks, because of other obligations, to read this collection of novellas.  These stories are from Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series.  They tell the story of Tamsyn, Annie, Grace, and Lara.  Tamysn, Grace, and Lara being changelings and Annie being human.  This collection fills in the gap of some of the sub-characters in her larger novels.  They are entertaining, but fall short of a full bodied effect.  However, they still deliver in tugging on the heartstrings but in a smaller manner.  I think this collection is entertaining and I am always up for a paranormal romance.  HEADS UP, if you are into this psy-changeling series, a new addition to the series is coming out in June 2013.  I can't wait to read it!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Only Pleasure

The latest book I've read is Lora Leigh's "Only Pleasure".  This book was published several years ago in 2008.   However, I've just gotten around to reading it and I fully understand why it's taken me so long to read this book.  Normally, I love anything that Lora Leigh writes. She has the ability to make you emotionally connect to the characters.  She just draws you into her novels and she did this time except I didn't keep reading because I just had to know what happened. I kept reading because I was too stubborn to stop until the book was finished.  I thought the male character was very self-centered.  He couldn't make up his mind what he wanted.  Plus, I was halfway through the book before the characters started connecting with each other.  This book is considered an erotic romance.  But what I consider it is a tasteless romance that concentrates too much on sex sharing and not enough on developing the relationship between the main characters.  Don't get me wrong a good romance novel usually has a decent amount of sex in it.  However, that sex is generally with one other person not two.  This novel just does not appeal to my particular taste.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Katie Reus has a hit with her paranormal series about lupine shifters.  The latest installation was just published and is entitled "Mating Instinct".  This novel chronicles the path of Jayce Kazan (the enforcer) and Katarina Saburova. Rues really draws you into the story of this pack.  She weaves the theme of prejudice throughout the series.  As well as leading the reader through the love story. Reus shows that hatred knows no boundry.  Not for race, religion or species.  It makes you ask Rodney Kings immortal question, "why can't we all just get along?"