by C.T. Adams, Cathy Clamp

March 2006
ISBN: 0-765-35400-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Tor Books
Mass Market Paperback

Kate Reilly is in the fight for her life, you could even say her very soul is at risk. The Thrall Queen and her band of parasites are pursuing her. She is also dealing with the side effects from a bite by a master parasite. This tall redhead will have to keep her wits about her when a handsome and virile werewolf enters her already overactive life making it even more complicated, with lustful desires and animalistic attraction. Now if Kate can just keep it all together, while still keeping herself from the parasites!

Touch of Evil is the latest release and writing collaboration of C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp. This book is the start of a whole new series for these two authors and what a dark and delicious beginning they have given to the series. With a completely different take of the paranormal /vampire tale, Ms. Adam and Ms. Clamp penned in perfect harmony on this novel. They give the descriptions a life of their own that is easy for the readers to connect with and stay connected to the characters, while the drama revolving around this tale unfolds.

This reviewer found this novel fresh and inviting to read, but it is not for the faint of heart. At times it is graphic and explicit in its descriptions.

Kate is over six feet tall with gorgeous, long red hair. She is a survivor and a well-honed fighting machine. She is also a kind and good-hearted woman that loves her family very much. Her desire not to be made into a parasite is the top priority right now in her life. But there is so much more going on in the background that Kate will still have to face and deal with in this action packed paranormal novel. Along with all these dramatic elements, Tom, her new tenant, is a werewolf and oh so sexy! So get comfortable because the characters in this book will grab you by the throat and keep you prisoner until the last page!

When different is your ultimate required reading, Touch of Evil by C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp will be a definite must read for you! This novel is a dark paranormal that will keep you on your toes, with sexy characters, great dialogues—threaded together with excellent written duality. This reviewer can hardly wait for the next in the series to see where these two authors take there next grouping of paranormal characters!

Reviewed in February 2006 by Janalee.