1) Meghan O'Brien – Wild
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (June 14, 2011)
This book was a great read, and I'd happily read another by this author. Suspense and romance mixed together well, with the romance being a deliciously complicated snarl of trust, desire, and longing both for a partner and for acceptance of self. --Heidi
This was an interesting book; it slowly drew me into the story. I liked the fact that two strong women had vulnerable sides. I liked the way the story line played out it wasn’t obviously in your face and it kept you wanting to read more... So for me this was a great book. --Norma
The only thing that frightens shapeshifter Selene Rhodes more than the full moon is the idea of falling in love. Selene Rhodes has lived her whole life with a terrible secret: not only can she take the form of any animal at will, but once a month the full moon transforms her into a fierce wolf-creature without a human conscience. Managing her condition means living by a strict routine, and more importantly, abstaining from intimate relationships with human beings. Selene is convinced that love and friendship can only bring her pain. Forensic pathologist Eve Thomas is well-acquainted with the pain of romantic love. Swearing off relationships after having her heart broken by a cheating ex, Eve throws herself into her work: catching murderers. When Selene comes to her aid after an attack by a masked man in Golden Gate Park, Eve is shocked by how powerfully she is drawn to her mysterious savior. Shaken by her own feelings for Eve, Selene is even more terrified to realize she isn’t even close to being the scariest monster stalking San Francisco. There is someone out in the city who is killing for pleasure, and his next target is the one woman he thinks might be able to stop him: Eve.
2) L.L. Raand - Blood Hunt
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (March 15, 2011)
Amazon: Blood Hunt
I will now have to go back and read the books from the beginning of the series. Because, this is an excellent story... I have never read anything quite like it. I like a book that can surprise me. --Norma
I must admit I am a Radclyffe aka L.L. Raand fan. I will be going back and reading the first book in this series, because this is the second book of a three book series, which made it a bit difficult at the beginning to figure out the dynamics of the were pack, but as the story progressed fell into place easily enough. --Michelle
Sylvan, the Wolf Were Alpha, forges an uneasy alliance with Detective Jody Gates, heir to a powerful Vampire clan, to battle a shadow army of humans and rogue Weres. With outside forces threatening to destroy the Praetern Coalition, Sylvan battles Pack resistance to her newly-turned Were mate and Jody fights her growing hunger for human reporter, Becca Land. A Midnight Hunters Novel.
3) Nell Stark & Trinity Tam – nevermore
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (October 19, 2010)
A coup. A plague. A falling soul. In this sequel to everafter, Valentine Darrow and Alexa Newland are separated when Alexa is caught in the middle of a Wereshifter civil war halfway around the world. Meanwhile, a mysterious disease begins to ravage the shifter population of New York City. Unable to reach Alexa to warn her, Val must penetrate the darkest secrets of the Consortium in a race against time to save her lover and friends. Will Alexa be able to avoid the clutches of a powerful Were who wants to use her as bait? And in Alexa’s absence, will Valentine be able to resist the powerful temptation of her growing thirst?
4) Winter Pennington - Darkness Embraced
This story captures your attention instantly. I think this story would do very well under an Erotica category. --Julie
5) Cate Culpepper - River Walker
I love Cate Culpepper's writing; River Walker drew me in effortlessly and carried me through every page in rapt wonder. --James