That said, there have been some very good books in my reading among this month's smaller selection, including the latest in the Immortals series from Joy Nash: Immortals: The Crossing (Love Spell). This time out, demigod Manannan mac Lir, aka Mac, has been partying and playing his music with no real care for anyone or anything. Then a child he should be protecting is nearly killed, setting him on the hunt. In his journey, he meets up with Artemis Black, who shouldn't be able to combine life and death magics, but can. She's also got an irresistible pull that Mac can't resist as they work together. I know when I pick up a book with Ms. Nash's name on it that there'll be good research into the Celtic backgrounds she uses, as well as characters who will entertain you along the way. Artemis is intriguing, and Mac himself is a lovely hero, by turns determined and vulnerable as their combined mission shifts and grows. And he's fabulous in the things he does for her, though without her knowledge, and that are dangerous to him. This is the second book in this second portion of the series, and we'll get to see more of Nash's work in the fourth and final book this time out, so you all have something more to look forward to in the near future. I'm giving this one four of Cupid's five arrows. It was a lot of fun, and quite imaginative.
Until next time, happy reading!