Over the Edge’s Monday Mailbox is running over. I blame this, mostly, on my eighteen year-old daughter, Kierstynn. Just in the last week, she has bought, either from Barnes & Noble online eBooks or had me drive the thirty five minutes south to our local Barnes and Noble to purchase eight of the nine releases in national bestselling author Terry Spear’s Wolfseries. To say my child is addicted is seriously putting mildly. When she wasn’t answering phone and covering the counter at our local pizza joint she was reading one book or another of Ms. Spear in her down time.
Now, I take full responsibility in adding to my pending avalanche aka RBR pile with four more Sherrilyn Kenyon. I had to feed the need with adding ACHERON, DANCE WITH A DEVIL, BAD MOON RISING and UPON A CLEAR.
I rounded out my week with BENEATH A BLOOD READ MOON.
Hope you enjoy this list as much as Kierstynn and I are.
bk #1--HEART OF THE WOLF: Their forbidden love may get them both killed.
Bella is a red werewolf, sole survivor of the fire that killed her entire pack.
Devlyn is a beta male werewolf in a pack of grays.
Forced to flee her adopted gray pack when the alpha male becomes a vicious threat, she struggles to live as a lone wolf, until Devlyn, the gray male who rescued her as a pup, comes to bring her home.
When a local red werewolf goes on a killing spree, Bella and Devlyn must flee the murderer, the police and their vengeful pack leader. With the full moon rising, and her heat upon her, Bella can't resist the pull to her destined mate, even if means Devlyn will have to face the wicked alpha male in a fight to the death...
Lelandi Wildhaven is determined to discover the truth about her beloved sister’s mysterious death.But everyone thinks she’s out to make a bid for her sister’s widowed mate…
He’s a pack leader tormented by memories...
Darien Silver blames himself for his mate’s death.
When her twin arrives in his town, he finds himself bewitched, and when someone attempts to silence her, he realizes that protecting the beautiful stranger
might be the only way to protect his pack…and himself…
bk #3--TO TEMPT THE WOLF: Wildlife photographer, Tessa Anderson has to prove her brother is innocent of the murder charges against him. But when she discovers a half-dead, naked man on her beach who looks like a mythical Greek god, she’s got a whole world of new troubles to deal with, least of all how he affects her with just a look, a touch, a whispered word.
All Hunter Greymere remembers when the enticing female human rescues him is a he’s lupus garou. Whether he was pushed from the
Oregon cliffs or fell is a mystery. Intending to keep a low profile at Tessa’s
cabin on the coast, he’s drawn into her troubles while investigating the truth
about his own past. But he finds that living with humans causes more problems
than he ever believed possible. His animal instincts war with his human half–he
wants the intriguing woman, who attracts male lupus garous like one of his own
kind, but he knows he can’t have her for good–unless she becomes one of them.
Secrets abound in the quiet coastal community, but can Tessa and Hunter uncover the truths before it’s too late?
bk #4-- HEART OF A HIGHLAND WOLF:In this fourth in Spear's werewolf series, Private Eye Cameron MacPherson and forensic scientist Faith O'Malley are both on quests that lead them into the world of magical wolves, mystery and murder.
Cameron arrives in wintry
to search for his partners in his P.I. business who are late returning from a
hunting trip, and runs into Faith, there to locate her ex-boyfriend who stole
her father’s research. But Cameron and Faith instantly are attracted to one
another and keeping their business on a strictly professional level doesn't
have a snowball's chance of succeeding in a toasty fire-warmed cabin, the
couple snowbound and the setting perfect for an unplanned tryst.
Together, the two tumble into an icy world of mayhem where myth, legend, and reality merge, changing their lives forever.
bk #5--SEDUCED BY THE WOLF: His first priority is to protect his pack...
Werewolf pack leader Leidolf Wildhaven has just taken over a demoralized pack. With rogue wolves on the loose causing havoc and the authorities from the zoo suddenly zeroing in on the local wolf population, the last thing he needs in his territory is a do-gooder female, no matter how beautiful and enticing she is...
She'll do anything to help wolves...
Biologist Cassie Roux has dedicated her life to protecting wolves in the wild. On a desperate mission to help a she-wolf with newborn pups, the last thing Cassie needs right now is a nosy and entirely too attractive werewolf pack leader trying to track her down...
With rogue wolves and hunters threatening at every turn, Cassie and Leidolf may find their attraction the most dangerous force of all...
bk #6--WOLF FEVER: Carol Woods wanted more than anything to be a nurse at the hospital in
where her family lives, but she never foresaw how she’d end up with the job.
Now she’s a red werewolf facing a mating, trying to forestall shifting for a
variety of reasons—one of which has to do with a swine flu virus that seems to
be attacking the werewolf kind in a bad way, while working with a private
investigator who doesn’t believe in her psychic abilities one bit. So why does
she thinks she’s falling in love with the infuriating gray? Silver Town, Colorado
Chester McKinley can’t get his mind off the entrancing woman, a nurse, a newly turned red lupus garou belonging to another gray pack and the only one left who might be able to learn how to stop the swine flu virus from making a permanent impact on their kind. Although he doesn’t want to draw Carol into this dangerous situation or believe she is involved, he has no other choice. But does the woman really have psychic abilities that are keeping her from shifting, or is she a fraud, a master at deception, and is behind the infections of their people? And how can he keep his hands off the intriguing woman, and his mind on the mission as the virus takes its toll?
bk #8-- DREAMING OF THE WOLF: A FIERCE HUNTER...
Alicia Greiston is a no-nonsense bounty hunter determined to bring a ring of mobsters to justice. Her dogged pursuit of the crime family has forced her to avoid relationships— any man would only become a target for retribution. Luckily, Jake Silver is more than a man, and his instincts are telling him to stop at nothing to protect her.
AN ANIMAL PASSION...
However, the mob isn't entirely human either, and soon Alicia must flee for her life. When Alicia and Jake's passion begins to spill over into their dreams, Jake learns he will have to do more than defend her— he'll have to show his mate the way of the wolf.
bk #9--A SEAL IN WOLF'S CLOTHING: Her instincts tell her he's dangerous...
While her overprotective brother's away, Meara Greymere's planning to play—and it wouldn't hurt to find herself a mate in the process. The last thing she needs is one of his SEAL buddies spoiling her fun, even if the guy is the hottest one she's ever seen...
His powers of persuasion are impossible to resist...
Finn Emerson is a battle-hardened Navy SEAL and alpha wolf. He's a little overqualified for baby-sitting, but feisty Meara is attracting trouble like a magnet...
As the only responsible alpha male in the vicinity, Finn is going to have to protect this intriguing woman from a horde of questionable men, and definitely from himself...
Dark-Hunter SeriesBk 13:BAD MOON RISING: Fang Kattalakis isn't just a wolf. He is the brother of two of the most powerful members of the Omegrion, the ruling council that enforces the laws of the Were-Hunters, and when war erupts among the lycanthropes, sides must be chosen. Enemies are forced into shaky alliances. And when the woman Fang loves is accused of betraying her people, her only hope is that Fang believes in her. Yet in order to save her, Fang must break the law of his people and the faith of his brothers. That breech could very well spell the end of both their races and change their world forever.
Dark-Hunter Series Bk 11: ACHERON: Overview
Eleven thousand years ago, a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. But the strongest steel is forged from the fires of hell…
Acheron’s human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind. Only it was never that simple. For centuries, Acheron has fought for our survival and hidden a past he’ll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence. Now his survival—and ours—hinges on hers, and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both. War has never been more deadly...or more fun.
Dark-Hunter Series Bk 3: DANCE WITH THE DEVIL: Publishers Weekly
The third entry in Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series, which focuses on the sexy vampire-like immortals who defend humans from soul-stealing Daimons, is darker than last year's Night Embrace due to its change in setting (from the French Quarter of New Orleans to the isolated Alaska wilderness) and its focus on Zarek, the baddest of all the Dark-Hunters. Physically gorgeous but scarred psychologically thanks to his former life as a Greco-Roman slave, Zarek is bitter, feared and rejected by everyone, including the Greek goddess who transformed him. It's up to the emotionally detached nymph Astrid, sister to the three Fates, to judge whether 900 years of isolation has made Zarek too vicious to be redeemed. To accomplish this task, she tries to push Zarek "to the heights of his tolerance and beyond." Sasha, a werewolf posing as a mere pet, serves as her protector, and the witty telepathic banter between them is a nice counterpoint to the seriousness of Zarek and Astrid's relationship. Kenyon's slangy dialogue also leavens the story. In the midst of a heated battle, for instance, a disoriented Astrid asks Zarek what's happening, and his blas reply is, "Not much.... Some invincible asshole is trying to kill me." Those who can't get enough of bad boy heroes and Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns will relish this roguish tale. (Dec.) Forecast: Move over, Anne Rice. Kenyon's Dark-Hunter books are changing the face of the vampire novel, making it hip, darker and all the more appealing to the next generation of readers. Booksellers who display this title alongside similar paranormal novels, rather than shelving it in the general romance section, will most likely see the strongest sales. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Dark-Hunter Series Bk 2: UPON A MIDNIGHTCLEAR: Ever think Scrooge had it right before the ghosts ruined his life? Meet Aidan O'Conner.
At one time he was a world-renowned celebrity who gave freely of himself and his money without wanting anything in return...until those around him took without asking. Now Aidan wants nothing of the world—or anyone who's a part of it.
When a stranger appears at his doorstep, Aidan knows he's seen her before…in his dreams.
Olympus as a goddess, Leta knows
nothing of the human world. But a ruthless enemy has driven her from the world
of dreams and into the home of the only man who can help her: Aidan. Her
immortal powers are derived from human emotions—and his anger is just the fuel
she needs to defend herself…
One cold winter's night will change their lives forever…
Trapped together in a brutal winter storm, Aidan and Leta must turn to the only power capable of saving them—or destroying them both: trust.
Last but not least...
For more than a century, Maggie Montgomery has hidden her true nature from the humans around her. But when Lieutenant Sean Canady follows a trail of blood from a drained corpse to the door of her
Orleans boutique, the ethereal beauty realizes the
comfortable life she's made for herself is once again in danger. . .
Despite her fears that her secrets are no longer safe, it's the past that could ultimately be Maggie's undoing. Sean Canady, a Civil War hero, was the love of her life. Only his memory has kept her from succumbing to her darkest urges all these years. Has the murder now brought him back into her life? Between them, they must find the truth, lest their lives and their souls be lost to the darkness she has fought for so very long.