The fascinating world imagined by this author provide countless hours of entertainment as more and more amazing beings are spotlighted in these wonderful paranormal romances. The novellas that help keep the ravenous appetites of this author’s fans temporarily satiated provide a look at the less lofty inhabitants as they pursue everyday life and it was delightful to get a glimpse of the Oracle Grace and the Djinn Khalil as well as Carling. I enjoy the novellas because I am intrigued by the additional beings who have alternate forms that are actually found in the animal form and Sebastian is a particularly impressive representative of his species which makes his curse all the more inimical. Another enjoyable addition to a series that epitomizes the best aspects of the genre.
“The Wicked” by Thea Harrison is a novella that is related to the ‘Elder Races’ series and involves a group of beings who have been tasked to move Vampyre Carling Severan’s magical library. Olivia, a reference librarian, has been chosen to be part of the elite team and finds herself strangely attracted to Sebastian Hale, a powerful Wyr who has many responsibilities as head of one of the best security companies in the world. The problem is that Sebastian is dealing with a curse and somebody has designs on the contents of the library so Olivia may not survive to complete her task or explore her attraction to the sexy Wyr.
The adventure of a lifetime might just end in turmoil, but when it includes meeting your future mate, who gives a hoot?
For a librarian with a focus on rare magic books, Olivia’s new job is a dream come true. She has been hired as part of a team to help manage the safe transportation of the collection of books owned by the Vampyre sorceress Carling Severan. The fact that the library is located on a mysterious island in an Other land only heightens the adventure.
Head of security for the expedition, Sebastian Hale is tired of his rootless life of adventure and finds himself attracted to the calm, beautiful librarian. But he is living a personal nightmare. He has been hit with a curse that is slowly taking away his sight, and he doesn’t know if he will survive the results.
But the powerful feelings growing between them, along with Sebastian’s inner turmoil, take a backseat when they learn there is a traitor lurking among their expedition team. With Elder Races politics and a priceless library on the line, they’ll have to rely on each other to survive the experience.
Warning: When a librarian who likes to nest meets an owl Wyr who has always lived for adventure, their romance won’t just be fly-by-night…