Four paranormal novellas, tied to their authors’ popular series, explore very different ideas of love on the prowl. Ivy’s fluffy story occurs after book two in the Sentinels series. Paranormal bad boy Mika never forgot his first love, sweet Bailey. When they join up to hunt for a missing Sentinel trainee, their flame reignites. Zanetti’s overloaded story is a prequel to her forthcoming postapocalyptic medical thriller series. When a mysterious illness begins to take over the country—spread through rape, a detail some readers may find disturbing—Deacan McDougall must work with his ex-wife, Dr. Nora Medina, to find a cure, and soon they rediscover each other. Duvall’s hauntingly beautiful novella, set in the world of the Immortal Guardians, portrays the deep love between two people who can never touch, with a wonderfully unexpected ending. Jayne’s hilarious but trite spinoff of the Underworld Detection Agency series lands a vampire in the middle of Fashion Week chaos. When someone starts killing off her models, she’s suspect number one, distracting her from pursuing her 500-year-old love interest. Fans of the various series will get the most out of these jarringly different tales. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/13/2015 Release date: 08/25/2015 Genre: Fiction
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