Hello, and welcome back! I hope you're all finding plenty of reading material this fall to keep you busy now that the weather's turned chillier. I've been a bit disappointed this fall with the romance releases. Usually it takes me all the way to the end of the month to get through that month's releases, but this is the second month in a row where I've finished by mid-month or so. Very disappointing, and it doesn't appear that November is going to be much better, based on what's on my desk already and the month's list of releases.
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!