I had a really hard time with all of the stories in this anthology.
The Sherrilyn Kenyon story had very little character development and I found it difficult to follow.
The Amanda Ashley story didn't have enough detail until almost the end - it was almost as if the author had a "hey better tie this all together now" moment.
The L.A. Banks story confused me with the switching between indian legend/healing and the vampire references and I HATED the ending.
The Lori Handeland story needed more character development. Yes I know it's a short story but still...
is it just me or do the L.A Banks stories remind anyone else of Casablanca?? Always a not so happy ending, they should come with a label.
Loved the Kenyon story, I had run across Dante and Pandora in other of her books so I was happy to finally read it.
Lori Handeland gives a good story of skinwalkers and afraid to commit Jager-Suchers agents. Also known as special forces for the paranormal. And the last story is a period piece from Amanda Ashley regarding a cursed Lord who is a werewolf and he takes hostage the daughter of the man whose witch cursed him.
The L.A. Banks story is well written enough to make the entire book worth ordering, all on its own...and DESPITE the typically silly writing by the other authors. The characters are believable, interesting, and complex - neither totally good, nor totally evil, and the ending isn't the storybook happy one we often expect. This was good enough writing to make me put other books by this author on my wish list.
However, Kenyon's story of an Arcadian panther was exceptionally insipid...even more so than some of the author's other more readable, but typically poorly executed tripe. And, hey, I even like a couple of her books - but I have no illusions about her being a "great writer" - but THIS story is just painfully bad...my eyes still haven't recovered from all the rolling heavenward. Ugh.
four interesting storylines. Of course, I liked Kenyon's the best. Worth the read.
Great collection of four paranormal romances!