The Lure of the Wolf by Jennifer St. Giles
Aragon is a Blood Hunter, a strong warrior determined to rid the mortal world of a deadly enemy. He throws aside his devotion to his comrades in his desire for vengeance. A medical doctor, Annette has forgone personal relationships in her desire to focus on saving lives. Her intense longing to find her sister lands Aragon in her life and puts her in danger from Aragon’s mortal enemy.
The Lure of the Wolf is fascinating. It has an amazing world with an incredible history (I would love to read an entire history of the various races and such, but I’m weird that way). Annette and Aragon have extraordinary depth and are perfect for each other. They are both warriors in their own way and choose to understand the other’s motives, even if they might not like them.
I enjoyed every moment of this book. It grabbed my attention and didn’t release me until the final page. I’ll definitely be reading more of Jennifer St. Giles’ work.
The Scarletti Curse by Christine Feehan
Normally, when I write a review I start with a brief synopsis. However, the synopsis available on the paperback (or on Amazon’s kindle page) is quite accurate and descriptive enough to pique my interest. Quite a feat in itself. While not set on a remote moor or English countryside, The Scarletti Curse is a gothic tale, complete with gloomy castle, secrets, grave danger.
This was actually the first book by Christine Feehan I’ve read. She has a beautiful writing style. Tense, taut, descriptive. I didn’t stop reading until I finished the book. The heroine, Nicoletta is delightful, sincere, and caring. I understood and sympathized with her to be free, to roam the hills. Giovanni is dark, brooding, demanding, secretive, and protective. He doesn’t come across as the overbearing alpha male, at least not too much. He does listen and respect Nicoletta.
I quite enjoyed the time spent reading The Scarletti Curse. Now I want to read more of Christine Feehan’s work.
Title: Mistress of the Solstice
Author: Anna Kashina
An unlikely hero on an impossible quest aided by ancient Immortals whose own stories capture one’s heart; a heroine who knows love must never touch her…everything leads to the Solstice. Good or evil? Which will seal the fate of the land?
“Mistress of the Solstice” is an engaging read. It captures the reader’s attention from the start and refuses to let go until the final word. The characters are human; one feels for them, hopes they will have a happy ending.
It was quite delightful to read a tale where Russian folktales are woven in seamlessly. Anna Kashina is a deft mistress of her craft; and I, for one, look forward to reading more of her work.
Copyright (c) December 2013 – Sharyn Cyreth