Wild Thing Anthology

Animal Magnetism - Maggie Shayne

Dr. Macy McNamara, a.k.a. the vet from hell, is definitely not maggies hayneson and is able to communicate with animals. She is a single woman with a love for animals and no real friends. Detective Jay Harris is investigating a serial rapist and brings in an injured dog to Macy. As Macy is able to "see" the rapist through the dog's memories, she has to try to let Jay know what she knows without scaring him away. As Jay gets closer to the rapist, treachery and lies become prevalent. Jay and Macy must work through their feelings for one another and stay safe from events going on around them.

This story was extremely well written and pulled me right in.

Paradise - Meljean Brook

Guardian series

Lucas Marsden is the vampire in charge of the local vampires. His consort was recently murdered and he is suffering from bloodlust when he meets Selah, a Guardian, who requires his assistance. Selah has tracked a demon down to Ashland and needs Lucas' help to find it. Selah and Lucas find themselves drawn to one another, even though one is an angel and one is a vampire. They also have to stop the demon from opening a gate to Hell.

Paradise is a part of the Guardian series by Ms. Brook. It was a quick enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more of the Guardian series.

Hunter Kiss - Marjorie M. Liu

Maxine Kiss is a hunter of demons, she has the help of her "boys", 5 demons who protect her and help her in her task. During the day the "boys" are fascinating tattoos covering her body and at night they are in their real form. On night she is in the Market and notices a large number of demons and a man. She rescues the man and during the rescue he is witness to the "boys" coming off her body. Grant Cooperon is the man Maxine rescues and he seems a little to calm to Maxine for what is happening. He explains that he is a former Priest and that he is able to see auras. Both Maxine and Grant have special gifts, Grants' we learn of later in the story, and they quickly find themselves having strong feelings for one another. This story was quick different and enjoyable. I look forward to seeing more from Ms. Liu.

Wild Hearts in Atlantis - Alyssa Day

Warriors of Poseidon

Bastien has been assigned with the task of being liaison between the people of Atlantis and the shape-shifter community in Florida. Bastien is a warrior and is uncertain of how well he can do the job requested of him. He has been ordered to work with Kat Fiero, a park ranger who is half Panther, half human. Kat is also the old Alpha's daughter and has a special gift, which she also sees as a curse. Bastien first met Kat two years ago and cannot get her out of his mind. Bastien and Kat work together in more than one way to assist both of their races from being decimated.

This book is part of the Warriors of Poseidon series. I have not yet read Atlantis Rising but will be looking for it as I think it would add to the enjoyment from this book. Wild Hearts in Atlantis is a well-written book and I will be looking for more from Ms. Day.

Wild Thing an enjoyable anthology from some fabulous writers. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance.

Book Blurb for Wild Thing Anthology

New York Times bestselling authors Maggie Shayne and Marjorie Liu join two hot talents in an anthology of all-new sexy paranormal romance.

New York Times bestselling authors Maggie Shayne and Marjorie M. Liu, and sizzling newcomers Alyssa Day and Meljean Brook discover the wild instinct in everyone with four all-new stories of feral heat. Fans will get swept away by the passions in the unfathomable depths of Atlantis; they'll follow the shadows that stalk both the living and the undead in a world of vampires and guardian angels; they'll enter the forbidden world of the demon horde and their willing victims; and they'll be privy to the secrets of a beautiful animal-whisperer who's drawn closer to the most suspect of all male animals-man.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2007 4.00