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Book Critique - Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift

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Awaiting Moonrise is the second story in the anthology Hot Blooded written by Maggie Shayne and published in August of 2004. Maggie Shayne contributed to this along with three other writers - Christine Feehan, Emma Holly and Angela Knight. 

Stars: 2.5 / 5

Recommendation: A simple and straight-forward plot with no sudden surprises, very predictable.

Professor Jenny Rose - a cryptozoologist - comes to Louisiana bayous to research and find the truth behind the legends of loup-garou, a lycanthrope. In her research she comes across, Dr. Samuel La Roque - a local doctor of the small town's only clinic.  Sparks fly immediately between them, but she fears he is more than what he seems to be. 

A simple and straight-forward plot with no sudden surprises. Maggie Shayne pretty much keeps to the paranormal plot with the other world, but there is not a lot of meat for it to be a memorable plot. Very predictable and easy to guess what comes next. Of course the romantic angle is certainly there.

For a plot of 95 pages, it is marginally good one. Could have been a bit more meatier to make it not so easy read. 


The Night Owl is the third story in the anthology Hot Blooded written by Emma Holly and published in August of 2004. Emma Holly contributed to this along with three other writers - Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne and Angela Knight. 

Stars: 3 / 5

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Book Critique - Dark Hunger (The Carpathian Novels #14)

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Stars: 3.5 / 5

Recommendation: If you like paranormal plots with hint of romance, eroticism and the other world abilities involving immortals and vampires along-side humans with super-abilities, then this is a series to go for.

Dark Hunger is the fourteenth book in the longest series, Dark Series, by Christine Feehan which was published in August of 2004, as part of the anthology Hot Blooded. Christine Feehan contributed to this along with three other writers - Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly and Angela Knight. The plot is set in South America and revolves around Riordan De La Cruz - youngest of the De La Cruz brothers and an ancient Carpathian - and Juliette Sangria - a strong psychic and an animal activist.

Dark Hunger is the first in a five-book series within the Dark Series about the South American brothers - who had been sent away by Prince Vladimer Dubrinsky (Prince Mikhail's father) centuries ago to fight Vampires. They settled in South America with trusted humans who take care of their cattle ranch during the day time.

Apart from being listed on several best sellers, this book was awarded the Winner for the 2004 PEARL Awards for Best Anthology and Winner for the 2004 Hughey Awards for Best Anthology.

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