- Secrets at Midnight by Nalini Singh
- Magic Steals by Ilona Andrews
- The Beast of Blackmoor by Milla Vane
- Lucky Charms by Lisa Shearin
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Fantasy
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh delivers a smoldering story with Secrets at Midnight , as the scent of Bastien Smith’s elusive lover ignites a possessiveness in him that’s as feral as it is ecstatic. And now that he’s found his mate, he’ll do anything to keep her.
In #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews’ novella,Magic Steals , when people start going missing, shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau and jaguar shifter Jim Shrapshire must uncover the truth about the mysterious creatures responsible.
From Milla Vane—a warrior princess must tame The Beast of Blackmoor to earn a place among her people. But she quickly discovers that the beast isn’t a monster, but a barbarian warrior who intends to do some taming himself.
It’s seer Makenna Frazier’s first day on the job at Supernatural Protection and Investigations, and her first assignment is more than she bargained for when bodyguard duty for a leprechaun prince’s bachelor party goes every which way but right in national bestselling author Lisa Shearin’s Lucky Charms .
Thoughts: I have no clue where to start on this book. I was excited for this only because of the Nalini Singh story as she’s one of my go to authors. I’d heard of Ilona Andrews but never read her. The others were completely new to me. I blew through the Singh book in an hour, and then proceeded to read the other books in this anthology. All three of them left me wanting to read the other books in their series.
Years ago I discovered that anthologies were a great way to discover new authors and I’m excited to say that it worked on me. After reading the books by Andrews and Shearin I want to go and get there complete backlists for these series (they both have large ones in the series in this anthologies). As for Vane well after an exhaustive internet search I discovered that this is the first book by Vane under this name. She has a huge backlist under her other pen name Meljean Brook and I already have all of them.
Here’s the thing about the Vane book, if you love Lord of the Rings and any story that has Gods in it you will love this story. I finished it and immediately wanted more. The word she created is so rich in characters I want to know what happens next.
Fans of Singh’s Psy/Changeling series, especially the cats will enjoy Basiten’s story. No we don’t find out about Mercy and Riley’s pupcubs as this story takes place right after Heart of Obsidian, but we do get to see a side of Bastien and the cats we’ve never seen and is super cute.
This is one of those anthologies that has four excellent stories.