ON THE HUNT by Alexandra Ivy
Mika Tanner has loved Bailey Morrell, a beautiful Healer, since childhood. But his duty as a Sentinel, a supernatural guardian of an ancient race, clashed with her rebellious spirit. Now a dangerous new anarchist group not only threatens life as they know it—but any chance of their being together again...
SCORPIUS RISING by Rebecca Zanetti
While searching for a meteorite, Nora Mendina is arrested by her sheriff ex-husband—who's only gotten hotter than the Nevada desert since she last saw him. When the meteorite breaks open, the few survivors gain extraordinary powers, unleashing a crazed super genius killer. Can Nora and her ex stop the murders…while igniting a new love affair?
PHANTOM EMBRACE by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Yuri Sokolov was born with the ability to see spirits, yet he's never seen one as lovely as Cat Seddon, the woman who haunts his home and his dreams. But amid their star-crossed love, a new danger may have Yuri facing a different kind of eternity.
STAKE OUT by Hannah Jayne
Vampire fashion designer Nina LaShay has a lot on her plate—just two days until fashion week and the model who was flirting with her photographer boyfriend is now a corpse in her studio. But when dead turns into undead and dangerous, Nina must find out who’s responsible…before the beautiful baby vamp takes too many bites out of the Big Apple.
The first story by Alexandra Ivy takes us back into her Sentinel world and features a second chance romance. Featuring Mika, a naturally gifted Hunter, and the woman he loved and lost, Bailey. Bailey is a Healer but when Mika is sent on a mission to track a missing teen the trail leads straight to Bailey! Not as full of paranormal elements as some stories but nevertheless an interesting read that gets this reader in the mood for more Sentinel books.
Scorpius Rising is the prequel to Ms Zanetti's new series and pulls us headlong into a world that's about to experience the aftermath of a deadly virus escaping. Thrown into its path are Nora, a scientist specialising in microbiology and Deacan, trusted advisor to the President and coincidentally Nora's ex husband! An intense story with a truly scary plot and I must not forget to mention an awful lot of heat!
If you have read Night Unbound then you will find this alternative view very satisfying. Yuri can see Ghosts, but as a Guardian knows his role in the world is to stop the Vampires. Trouble is there's one particular Ghost who he has tried ignoring but for some reason no longer wants to. Cat might be dead but there's nothing wrong with her eyes and Yuri is one very special guy. What starts out as friendship soon blossoms into something much more but there's no way for the couple to be together or is there? I loved this and will say no more as I've no wish to spoil it, but will say don't start with this book but seek out Darkness Dawns and enjoy the journey.
Hannah Jayne is a relatively new name to me and I've only read one other book in her Underworld Detection Agency series. Nina is a Vampire and a very successful fashion designer. Whilst under the stress of preparing for a big show, her world implodes as one of her models is found dead and then somehow awakens as a Vampire! Who turned the model and why is just the beginning of Nina's troubles though as now there's an out of control and hungry Vampire loose! Nina needs help and her crazy nephew Vlad and boyfriend Pike are it. Sorry, but I didn't really connect with Nina and didn't feel any chemistry between her and her boyfriend which was a shame.
I am a little disappointed by this book, if honest, as I'd read some of the work here (because that's how it feels!) in the previous offering, Predatory. Also as I write this, it's quite expensive as an e-book compared to many other anthologies which are often offered at low introductory prices. I realise it's not the authors who set the prices but as it's not a lot cheaper than the paperback version, I do feel readers are slightly being taken advantage of. Bottom line is, if all four stories are new to you, then recommended particularly if you have previously followed their series.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.