Thursday, January 13, 2011

BURNING UP by Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra, Meljean Brook

Publisher: Berkley
Date published: August 2010
ISBN: 978-0425235959
Paranormal Romance Anthology
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Danny
Obtained via: Publisher

Four of the best paranormal authors team up to deliver their fans a fantastic paranormal anthology that keeps you glued to the pages.

Whisper of Sin by Nalini Singh

In this story the reader learns how Emmet and Ria met, he is part of the Dark River pack and works on protecting the people of San Francisco from a vicious gang. He and Dorian foil an attack on Ria and that’s the way he meets her for the first time.

I just love Ms. Singh’s Psy Changeling series and this short story was my personal favorite in this book. It was great to finally get to know how they met.

Blood and Roses by Angela Knight

The vampire warrior Raniero is sent by his King to check on the loyalty of the wizard Korban, who isn’t really faithful so he blackmails Amaris into seducing Raniero, so that he has time to complete his treason.

As always Ms. Knight delivers with Blood and Roses another terrific story. It’s always a pleasure to read one of her stories and I am always sad to see it end,

Shifting Sea by Virginia Kantra

The wounded war hero Major John Harris inherits a property in Scotland, once he arrives there he meets Morwenna, a woman like no other he has ever met, but he doesn’t know the truth about her.

This short story, set in the Regency era, is a prequel of Ms. Kantra spellbinding Children of the Sea series set.

Here There Be Monsters by Meljean Brook

Ivy Blacksmith is desperate to leave London, she would do anything to secure a passage on the ship of pirate captain Mad Marchen, she even offers him her virginity.

This is the prequel of Ms. Brook’s upcoming new series Iron Seas and presents the reader with an interesting new genre historical scifi. I will definitely keep an eye on this series. The world building is very fascinating.

This anthology offers not only fans of the different author/series a lot of enjoyment, but also a good way for readers who want to try out new authors and their work. This book is definitely a keeper.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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