Thursday, February 02, 2006

Some Interesting Paranormal Romances

Though I love historicals and enjoy some contemporaries, I have found that my absolute favorite genre in romance is the paranormal/alternate reality genre. I like stories with vampires, vampire hunters, werewolves, shapeshifters, demons, succubi, witches, superheroes, legendary creatures, retellings of fairy tales or myths, monsters, aliens, spaceships, other worlds, or just about anything out-of-this-world.

Jewel of Atlantis by Gena Showalter
HQN, 1 February 2006
I like Gena Showalter's books because even though she's not the most amazing writer, she produces entertaining novels out of a variety of interesting ideas. Grayson James is supposed to retrieve a lengendary jewel from Atlantis, but is assaulted by monsters of all kinds in his quest. But it is the mysterious woman who speaks in his head that has him worried.

Flesh and Stone by Vickie Taylor
Berkley, 7 February 2006
I have had Carved in Stone sitting on my TBR pile for ages, even though it sounds great and people keep raving about it. I don't know why I keep putting it off. I guess I'm a little worried about being disappointed if the great idea doesn't turn out well.

The Waterlord by Dawn Thompson
LoveSpell, 28 February 2006
Becca is saved from death by a mysterious stranger who is a "Fossegrim: creatures driven to find ecstasy with human women and then vanish forever. From their world, humans never returned." This is her second book and sounds interesting, so I will probably read it, though I may wait to get it from the library.

The Saint by Melanie Jackson
LoveSpell, 28 February 2006
I absolutely love Jackson's paranormal books, so I am definitely on the list for this one.

Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
Warner, 1 March 2006
Here's the first line of the blurb: "Tough-as-nails necromancer Dante Valentine has a problem: the devil wants her to catch a rogue demon and, for the duration of the task, she must be accompanied by a demon assassin named Japhrimel." Now that definitely sounds good to me. I am waiting anxiously for this one.

Parallel Attraction by Deidre Knight
Signet, 4 April 2006
Jared is an exiled alien king trying to retake his nation. They use time travel to travel to the past to find the one woman who can save them. I think this book looks interesting, but I can't help but be skeptical of the blurbs provided by other authors: how can you really expect an objective viewpoint for a book by the author's agent. I just don't see them saying no. But I still think this looks interesting.

Megan's Mark by Lora Leigh
Berkley, 2 May 2006
Megan works as a deputy sherriff in New Mexico, where she can hide from her ability to feel others' emotions. But she finds out that people? who are of the Feline Breed are dying. This is the first print book from the Ellora's Cave author that a lot of readers rave about.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know...the cover for Jewel of Atlantis reminds me of The Ring - she looks like she's climbing out of a well but maybe that's just me. The concept does sound interesting, though.