by Anthology

September 2003
ISBN: 0-7582-0475-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Kensington Publishing
Mass Market Paperback

What is it about the supernatural that intrigues us? Is it the thrill of the unknown, the allure of the quintessential “bad boy” that draws us? In His Immortal Embrace, four talented authors explore that mystery and attraction in a quartet of paranormal romances.

In The Yearning, author Hannah Howell takes us to Scotland, where the men of Clan MacCordy have been cursed by a spurned lover. Doomed to live in darkness with the unquenchable desire for blood, they remain trapped until the curse can be broken. Bold and determined, Lady Sophie Hay believes that she may have the answer to their torment, but is Alpin MacCordy willing to listen?

When turned by a vampire, Keeran MacKay thought his soul was damned. Nevertheless, he has roamed the landscape at night, rescuing humans who need his help. When he saves Emily Collins from a watery grave, he does the unthinkable and takes her to his home to recover. What is it about this fragile beauty that calls to him? Bitten by Lyndsay Sands explores the power of love’s acceptance.

Author Sara Blayne brings us a haunting tale of love and sacrifice in Stranger in the Night. Amateur archeologist Georgiana Thornberry cannot believe that her uncle summoned her to their ancestral home, only to disappear just before she arrived! And just who is the mysterious houseguest, Lucius Lathrop? Does he have something to do with the family legend or the village’s belief that the manor is cursed?

In The Awakening, Thalia Layton rushes to the bedside of her stricken aunt, despite her pleas to stay in London. There she encounters Adrian Lucerne, who is not at all what he appears to be. What connection does he have to Aunt Cordelia, and why do all the servants flee the house before nightfall? Author Kate Huntington offers up a tale of seduction and surrender to heat the blood.

While the entire book is very well done, from the handsome cover to the final page, I especially like The Yearning. Ms. Howell’s characters are very appealing and her skill places the reader right in the Scottish Highlands. In all it is an excellent book for readers who enjoy paranormal romance.

Reviewed in January 2004 by Paula.

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