by Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Marjorie M. Liu, Vicki Petterson

November 2007
ISBN: 978-0-06-123909-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Harper Books
Mass Market Paperback

All four of these paranormal novellas have strong characterization, compelling plots, and prove that sometimes the holidays bring out the devil in others.

Two Ghosts For Sister Rachel by Kim Harrison

Eighteen year old Rachel Morgan, witch-in-training mistakenly resurrects a nearly two-hundred-year-old ghost in a solstice spell gone awry. Subsequently she, her brother Robbie, and their corporeally challenged companion hunt for a vampire who has been killing for two hundred years.

With her customary vitality and style Kim Harrison delivers an intriguing glimpse into the past of reader favorite Rachel Morgan that adds insight into the complex character and her world. Fans of the series will find it easy to read this one but unfamiliar readers may be at a disadvantage.

Run, Run, Rudolph by Lynsay Sands

Jill is zapped with the same machine that changed her brother and his wife into shape-shifters. Now she is being relentlessly stalked by a crazy scientist intent on harvesting the secrets her body holds. And all she wants is for her dream man to give her an extra special Christmas present.

This sensual sequel will keep you hopping. Charming characters, great pacing, and an exciting plot will leave you smiling and satisfied.

Six by Marjorie M. Liu

Six, a highly trained Chinese government agent, finds herself in the middle of a supernatural world she never knew existed. Drawn into the war being raged between good and immense evil, Six has no choice but to rely on Joseph Besud when their worlds collide bring the vampires and terrorists together in a deadly mix.

Drink in the sensuality, absorbing plot and appealing characters we have come to expect from bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu.

The Harvestby Vicki Pettersson

Zoe Archer, former agent of Light, is adjusting to her new mortal existence but she has unfinished business to lay to rest before she says good-bye to her old life. For that she needs the help of Warren, her former lover, and his troop to save her granddaughter, a future Light agent from their Shadow enemies.

With her familiar masterful touch with strong-willed characters and fast paced action you cannot possibly go wrong with this intriguing interlude in the bestselling Signs of the Zodiac series.

Reviewed in October 2008 by Cynthia.