From Publishers Weekly
Knight's sexy and exciting "Moon Dance"-first in this uneven new paranormal romance anthology-features Direkind werewolves from her Mageverse (vampires, witches and werewolves created by Merlin to protect humanity). An aristocratic werewolf runs away from her arranged marriage to a brutish Alpha and into the arms of a lower-caste "made" werewolf; she'll gain her freedom only if he impregnates her. Next is Kantra's ethereal "Between the Mountain and the Moon," an Eros and Psyche story of a young woman lost while camping and rescued by a mysterious man with ulterior motives-and a bone to pick with a vengeful Queen. In "Driftwood," Davidson cleverly merges her Wyndham Werewolf and Undead series when a lone wolf stumbles upon a vampire in a deep ditch at the beach. Erotic romance newcomer Sunny's "Mona Lisa Three," a clumsy sequel about a Mixed-Blood Queen and her guards/lovers, proves difficult to follow without its complicated setup (in this year's Mona Lisa Awakening), and the sizzling menage a trois action could turn off romance readers.
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Four erotically charged novellas featuring lycanthropic characters offer diverse takes on shape-shifters. Knight's "Moon Dance" is about Elena, a member of the Chosen, those descended from the people changed into were-dire wolves by Merlin. Virginia Kantra's "Between the Mountain and the Moon" tells the story of a librarian's daughter who meets a mysterious man on the Appalachian Trail who takes her to Faerie. When he is turned into a wolf to be killed by the Wild Hunt, she returns in an attempt to save him. MaryJanice Davidson's sassy tale of a loner werewolf who meets an angry vampire at the bottom of a deep hole will delight her fans. The fourth story, "Mona Lisa Three," by Sunny, features a new mixed-blood queen of the shape-shifting Monere who has the power of healing through orgasm. This collection will have great appeal for readers who like step-by-step accounts of sexual encounters. Diana Tixier HeraldCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved