by Deidre Knight

October 2006
ISBN: 0-451-21965-1
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Mass Market Paperback

One man from the past and future will hold within his power the fate of many. Can he save the world called Earth? Will his ability as a warrior and guardian protect those that he serves?

Marco McKinley, a warrior and royal guardian, is given an important mission on Earth. His kind is born to protect and serve, anything less would be unthinkable. From his shrouded past, his future mission could be in jeopardy. He will have to sift through his misty memories to find the truth. Then, steps in a distraction that his kind cannot afford, sexual relationships. This royal born woman, Thea Haven is a ball of fiery passion and he is drawn to her like a magnet.

The sparks that fly between these two are hot and instantaneous. Together they will forge ahead to find the answers to many mysteries that rest in their path toward the truth and meaning to their kind--the alien kind that is. Can the Earth be saved? And, will the fire that burns hot and wild between them stay lit after everything is said and done?

Parallel Heat is by author Deidre Knight. This story was a bit confusing at first to get into. One minute this reviewer would be going along and then...wham, the author would switch POV and this reviewer would have to go back to see if she had missed something. Then there was the mystery of what these aliens shifted into. Halfway through the book this reviewer was still yearning to find out. When it did come, the description was vague and did not pop with life and realism. Sadly, much of the rest of Parallel Heat lacked vitality and brilliance to create clear pictures within this reader’s mind.

Ms. Knight brought a lot of information to the table in this book even with the lack of realistic imagery. For the most part, she kept it distinguishable and enjoyable to read. Having not read the first book in the series, this sequel might have been a more enjoyable read. Would this reviewer read another book by this author, absolutely. This novel might not have been to this reviewer’s taste, but Ms. Knight can definetly write and her pen is sharp and wicked at times, which kept this reviewer reading instead of putting the book down for good.

Reviewed in September 2006 by Janalee.

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