cover image Mysteria Lane

Mysteria Lane

Susan Grant, MaryJanice Davidson, Gena Showalter, . . Berkley Sensation, $7.99 (294pp) ISBN 978-0-425-22294-2

Following 2006’s Mysteria , this collection of steamy and sassy stories returns to supernatural suburbia in entertaining style. In “Disdaining Trouble,” Davidson introduces the devilish Desdaine triplets, whose encounter with a wishing well has too many repercussions to quite fit into the short format. Shay, the top-ranking she-demon in the devil’s army, strikes up a steamy romance with a demon hunter in Grant’s “The Nanny from Hell.” Showalter’s “A Tawdry Affair” combines revenge and red-hot sex when frustrated love-witch Glory uses a magic pen to write fantasies that come true. In Cast’s “It’s in His Kiss...,” hapless teacher Summer can’t seem to control her magic, her classroom or her feelings for a flirtatious fairy and a handsome vampire. Several characters from Mysteria make appearances, but new readers will have no trouble appreciating these charming tales. (Nov.)