ARC Review: Predatory Anthology

May 16, 2013 Review 0

ARC Review: Predatory Anthology

Four of today's most exciting paranormal authors take readers into the thrilling realm of vampires, immortals, and other supernatural beings with a thirst for illicit desire...

Out Of Control by Alexandra Ivy
Ph.D student Angela Locke has a crush on her sexy professor, Dr. Nikolo Bartrev. When she learns he's actually a Sentinel with extraordinary powers, she joins forces with him to catch a psychopath. But soon, their hottest pursuit is of each other...

Ties That Bind by Nina Bangs
Cassie Tyler agrees to sub for her friend at the funeral home where she works. But she gets more than she bargained for when a group of men attack her and a vampire comes to her rescue. . .

In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Richart d'Alençon can't forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he saved her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist. . .

High Stakes by Hannah Jayne
When vampire fashionista Nina LaShay's design contest rival is found dead, she's the prime suspect. Sexy photographer Pike is number two. He's the kind of man who makes Nina salivate. But will she have to reveal herself to have him--and to save them both? Or does Pike have a secret of his own?​

Title: Predatory
Author: Alexandra Ivy, Dianne Duvall, Hannah Jayne, Nina Bangs
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Raphael Parish, Levet, Darkness Avenged, First Rapture, Darkness Rises, Darkness Dawns, In Still Darkness, Night Unbound, On the Hunt
Series: Immortal Guardians
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Darkness Rises, Darkness Dawns, In Still Darkness, Night Unbound
Published by Zebra
Source: Publisher
Published: May 7, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 384
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: three-flames

Out of Control by Alexandra Ivy.  4 Stars, 3 Flames

Ivy’s new Sentinel series seems promising. From just the novella amount that I got from this anthology I think I am going to enjoy it. I do wish I would have gotten more of it. The life of the various high-bloods (gifted/genetically mutated) and the Sentinels they surround themselves with seems a little too complex for a novella length intro. I am however intrigued enough that I will read the next in the series.

Angela and Niko have a fairly hot tale. Niko is one of the “freaks” that lives at Valhalla. His “norm” looks allow him to easily blend into society. The abilities he possesses allow him to protect the innocent from psychopathic high-bloods, or to easily bring high-bloods developing new abilities into the fold.

The Ties that Bind by Nina Bangs. 2 Stars, 3 Flames

Every author puts their own brand to their vampires. Bang’s uses something called “Second One.” Apparently her vampires have their humanity and their Second One. I’ve looked to see if this is part of a series or if this is how all her vampires work. I honestly don’t know. I do know that it was confusing.

Ethan and Cassie’s romance left much to be desired. Actually there was not a romance. They fought against a harrowing circumstance, they were forced to share a bed due to limited accommodations, and they persevered against some (not all) the evil. These events led to a happily ever after that I never warmed up to. I do hope this is part of a series/world and it makes more sense to others.

In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall. 5 Stars, 3 Flames

First of all I am a HUGE Immortal Guardians fan. I liked how this story seems to run in the background of Night Reigns and Phantom Shadows. Readers have known that Richart has had a human girlfriend. He spent much time on the phone with her during the last book. That was all readers got though. Now Dianne lets her reader know what Richart has been up to.

I just loved this story! Richart saves a damsel in distress from the vampires attacking her. This is what he does. The new twist is that this damsel kisses him in gratitude and he can’t forget her. Jenna on the other hand has no problem forgetting her rescuer. Little does she know that the sexy Frenchman that keeps popping up at her work has already had a taste of her and now he wants more.

High Stakes by Hannah Jayne. DNF

An urban fantasy snuck into my paranormal romance. I can handle some urban fantasy as long as they are very dark. The thirty or so pages that I read were fluffy. The heroine Nina is competing in a fashion design contest, she seemed flighty. I just could not bring myself to get interested. The first person point of view did not help matters either. Definitely not a series for me.

Dianne Duvall
               

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