I liked this book a lot. Lydia is a strong character fighting to get her life back and fighting the attraction she feels for her new "boss", Emmett. He's everything she thought she didn't want, but - he's also everything she's ever desired. It was cool watching them dance around each other's issues and learn to trust each other and fall in love.
Here is the back cover stuff:
Llife is tough enough these days for Lydia Smith, licensed Para-archeologist. Seriously stressed-out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb, she is obliged to work part-time in Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors, a very low-budget museum. She has a plan to get her career back on track, but it isn't going well. Stuff keeps happening.
Take the dead body that she discovered in one of the sarcophagus exhibits. Who needed that? Finding out that her new client, Emmett London, is one of the most dangerous men in the city isn't helping matters either. And that's just today's list of setbacks. Here in the shadows of the Dead City of Old Cadence, things don't really heat up until After Dark.
If, like me, you sometimes relish your romantic suspense with a paranormal twist, welcome to Lydia's and Emmett's world . . . the rules are a little different here . . .
This is the sequel to After Dark. Another really good read, with strong characters and interesting plot-lines. It was nice to revisit Lydia and Emmett to see what they've been up to and how far they've allowed themselves to fall in love and trust each other.
Life is complicated for Lydia Smith. She's working at that tacky, third-rate museum, Shrimpton's House of Ancient Horrors, trying to salvage a career in para-archeology - and dating the most dangerous man in town. Just when she thinks she might be getting things under control, she stumbles over a dead body and discovers that her lover has a secret past that could get him killed. Just to top it off, there's trouble brewing underground in the eerie, glowing green passageways of the Dead City.
Of course, all of these problems pale in comparison to the most pressing issue: Lydia has been invited to the Restoration Ball and she hasn't got a thing to wear.
This is the sequel to the story "Midnight Serenade" by Ronda Thompson in the After Twilight anthology with Christeen Feehan and Amanda Ashley. It's a werewolf story. I totally enjoyed Midnight Serenade and was looking forward to the sequel.
However, this sequel just blew big chunks. I didn't even finish reading it because I didn't like the way the author tried to incorporate or make up her own "native american" mythology to backup her storyline.
None of the "native" stuff made any sense at all if you know anything about Native people or even if you did a little research. Other people might like it tho, but I sure didn't.
This is the beginning of a vamp series written by different authors. The first installment was an OK read, but the vamp girl seemed to wimpy to me. But it did hold my attention enough that I wanted to see what happens in the next book.
Well, I know it said "dark" but I didn't really expect it to be quite as dark as it got! Fine enough stories, just not really my cup of tea.
Back cover blurb:
Passion laced with pain . . .
temptation turned to terror . . .
desire so deadly . . .
Welcome to the savage side of love.
Explore the darkest depths of the human heart in fourteen sensual, sinister stories from today's most respected horror writers. Succumb to the allure of unspeakable love and lust. Discover a world whre impossible ecstasy and forbidden desires are forever embraced by the darkness. And experience erotic horror as you've never dared to dream it before. Enter a realm of twisted terror with tales sure to raise your body heat even as they send a chill down your spine . . . Dark seductions.
After reading and enjoying the other Sonja books, this one just was bad. Bad writing, bad editing - it was like someone tried to copy the style and dialogue of the author and failed miserably. Oh, and it's a hardcover too.