Ward is at the top of her game with this, the second in the Black Dagger Legacy series, and there wasn’t a single one of her many storylines that I wanted to skip over. So in this novel we have in play Axe, a tough but wounded guy, and one of the trainees in the Brotherhood’s training classes for new soldiers. We also have Rhage and Mary, adjusting to new life adorably with their adopted teen, Bitty. And finally we have Elise, and member of the aristocracy, who is struggling to get out of her father’s restrictive traditionalism by earning her PhD.
I enjoyed spending time with all these folks, and we still had fights and romance galore. Excellent installment in the series from Ward. For 18 and up.
An excellent collection of four PNR shorts, featuring two of my favorite authors, Ilona Andrews and Sharon Shinn. Their stories are the strongest, but the other two are good as well. Singh’s is strong enough that I may give her writing a try again. For 18 and up.
Tessa’s conflict between her werewolf and witch sides comes to a head, as the local coven demands she be returned to them to head the coven. Great tension and action in this one, as the story rockets forward. Much fun – still for 16 and up.
Werewolf Tessa is forced to reach out to the local coven, whose leader hates her, to find a cure for her ailing roommate. I liked this chance for us to get to know Tessa’s family inheritance as a witch, or bruja. Another quick read for the 16+ audience.
Another steamy entry in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I was delighted to find that this one focused on Rhage, one of the BD Brothers, and his formerly human wife, Mary. Despite their continued love for each other, they have grown apart, with her focused on her social work and with him focused on a peculiar dissatisfaction that has come over him.
This has everything BDB fans like: the original Brotherhood, supportive and caring about each other, steamy bedroom scenes between loving lead characters, and battles with the BDB’s arch-enemy, the Lessers. It also advances the overall plot and brings in a new character or two. A great read – for 18 and up.