Afterlight shines as a first person narrative with characteristic vocabulary (afterlight, da hell stone, da Island, heiniesca) and variable chronology. Riley Poe, our vector into this Gothic interior, has been there once before as a devil-may-care youth but when her brother awakens old bloodsuckers, gets bitten, and is quickened, she must go down there to […]
Shadow Walker is a bit of a let down. The opening action consists of Janet falling into a sinkhole so this decline in overall bookish quality seems to fall in line with the landscape. Books one and two are admired for their world opposed to Janet construction.
A Taste of Ice is everything you could hope for in paranormal lit that doesn’t include werewolves. The romance, a little illogical, is intimate and charged. Xavier, a man of damaged goods, and Cat, a woman of water paintings, have a couple ghosts in the room…
Talulla Rising, as its name might suggest, is a different beast from that of its precursor, The Last Werewolf. Tone most fundamentally has been altered. Whereas before the protagonist, Jake Marlowe, seemed to be pulling at straws to continue the story, Talulla’s in a pickle from the get-go, which one could argue Jake […]