Hello, and welcome back! This time out, I have three new November paranormals to share with you.
Night Game (Jove) by Christine Feehan starts things off with the next in her 'Ghost Walkers' series. This time, they're trying to reel in Flame, aka Iris Johnson, another of the women Dr. Peter Whitney experimented on years ago. Gator Fontenot is up to the task, he thinks. I really, really liked the last book in this series, Mind Game, but I didn't like this one nearly as much. I couldn't connect to the characters featured in this story, and I didn't like them very much either. This isn't a shock to me--Ms. Feehan's books are hit or miss for me, and usually a miss--but I was disappointed to not like this one since I did enjoy its predecessor. This is also one of the larger format paperbacks, so expect to pay more for this one than a normal book. I'm only borrowing two of Cupid's five arrows for this one. And I won't hold my breath for the next one.
Mortal Danger (Berkley) by Eileen Wilks is another follow-up, to her Tempting Danger, the expansion of her original novella, and features the same characters, Lily Yu and her werewolf love Rule Turner. While I enjoyed the initial novella, I didn't like the expanded story of the first book, and I could barely get past the first chapters of this one. It is just not a world I want to spend time in, with demons and doubles and so much more to keep track of. I'll just say that if you enjoyed the expanded story of the first book, you might want to keep reading to see what happens to Lily and Rule. Me, I'll pass on any future installations, thanks.
The True Love Wedding Dress (Onyx), with stories by Catherine Anderson, Connie Brockway, Casey Claybourne, and Barbara Metzger, features a bespelled wedding dress that makes its way from Scotland in the late 1700s all the way to the present, making certain that its possessors find a way for true love to win the day. This was a good book, though, honestly, I find I enjoyed the portions by Catherine Anderson the best. Fans of each author will find just what they've come to expect in tales that author has penned, so no one will put this one down disappointed. It's earned three and a half arrows.
Until next time, happy reading!