Authors: Jeaniene Frost, Shayla Black, Sharie Kohler
Publication: Pocket Star; Original edition (October 26, 2010)
Description: USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost seduces readers into a forbidden new world as she teams up with romance stars Shayla Black and Sharie Kohler for a sizzling collection of original novellas featuring fallen angels, anarchistic demons, warrior wizards, and irresistibly dangerous creatures of the night.
Enter the dark realm of Nocturna in Jeaniene Frost’s redhot tale, where blisteringly sexy Rafael dominates the demons of a lawless dimension and tries to help a beautiful young woman avenge her cousin’s disappearance. In the shadowy world of Shayla Black’s Doomsday Brethren, magical warrior Raiden vows to protect his woman and their unborn youngling from evil—and deliver her safely to another man. But once he’s saved her, can he let her go? Lycans rule the night in Sharie Kohler’s suspenseful story, as a fiery woman stalks mysterious Luc, the undeniably hypnotic being she believes can save her from turning . . . if she kills him. Danger beckons in these captivating paranormal tales that will tempt readers to the edge and leave them begging for more.
Night's Darkest Embrace by Jeaniene Frost -- Frost introduces a new world where there are Partial demons, Purebloods who prey on them, and the Fallen who prey on Purebloods. Mara is a Partial and she is determined to have revenge on the Pureblood who stole away her cousin and killed her. She goes to another dimension ruled by Rafael. She is strongly attracted to him but doesn't know if she can trust him. After all, he knows more about her cousin's disappearance than he is saying. I loved that Mara was one tough chick and more than a match for the powerful Rafael.
Matched by Shayla Black -- Being unfamiliar with Black's other books it took a little while to understand the motivations of the characters here. Raiden was a play the field sort of wizard until he fell for Tabitha but he is trying to give her up to protect her and their unborn child. Tabitha doesn't want to be given up. It was a nice romance as he finally comes to realize that she is really his.
Darkest Temptation by Sharie Kohler -- Poor Lily! She goes out with a friend one night to get away from worry about her mother and is attacked by a lycan, captured by a hunter, and sent to kill someone he says will break the curse. She finds Luc who knows that she has been infected and thinks he has to kill her. He is dovenatu - a half-breed lycan - who can control his impulses. But they fall in love and have to think of another plan.
This were all entertaining paranormal romances. I recommend them to lovers of the genre.
I tipped my mug at the man as he slid into Billy's seat, admiring Rafael out of the corner of my eye. He moved with a beautiful, controlled fluidity, each gesture full of grace and purpose. His long jacket was open, revealing the trademark black leather vest studded with thin knives over a dark blue shirt. Only Rafael could make post-apocalyptic fashions look sexy.