Author: Poppy Dennison & Mary Calmes
Length: Novel (236pgs)/ 2 Novellas)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (20th March 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4½ Hearts
Wolf by Poppy Dennison
Thanks to his good-for-nothing brother, Andrew Hughes is up to his eyeballs in debt and needs a job fast. When a nursing position opens up in Myerson, Arizona, Andrew has no choice but to take it, despite a warning about how difficult a patient Caleb DiMartino can be. Andrew can deal with a little trouble—but Caleb’s strange family, the armed guards, and the unknown cause of Caleb’s mysterious illness may be beyond his skill set.
Landslide by Mary Calmes
For three years, paranormal courier Frank Corrigan has been working for incubus demon Cael Berith. Cael knows Frank is his mate, but Frank is pretty sure Cael doesn’t even like him, never mind want to spend the rest of his life with him, so their personal relationship is at an impasse. When Frank’s sister, Lindsey, gets bitten by a werewolf she’s sleeping with—and possibly witnesses a murder—Frank rides to her rescue. If he’s lucky, he might just save his love life too.
Review: A double feature from two of our favorite authors and the book cover sets the scene for the perfect paranormal evening in.
Diagnosis: Wolf by Poppy Dennison
Andrew has been left destitute by his brother’s pilfering ways. He is now scrambling for a job and has to take what is offered to him and a difficult patient is the least of his worries. Facing two growling bodyguards down isn’t a problem, but the lack of medical records is. How is he supposed to help his patient, if he doesn’t know the symptoms? Finding himself attracted to the patient, Caleb, feels awkward, but is determined to ignore it… until the patient responds to him. Discovering the cause of Caleb’s illness is worrying and Andrew begins to realize just how much trouble his brother has landed him in.
Ohhhh. Andrew has a hard time when his brother lands him in an untenable position and it becomes even harder when Andrew discovers the truth about Caleb. Fixing Caleb’s illness turns out to be the easy part. I really enjoyed this story and the relationship between Andrew and Caleb was great. Although they turn out to be mates, they take their time before completing their bond. The story draws you in and holds you there, as it becomes laced with betrayal. Andrew has a hard choice to make and Caleb and his father discover a backstabber in the family. A great little novella that is slightly different from the usual shifter stories. a must read for shifter lovers, and those who love a great story of twists, betrayal and love.
Landslide by Mary Calmes
Frank has been a courier for paranormals for several years. For the last three he has worked for Cael, an incubus demon. And he has rejected all the advances the demon has made, sure that he is just playing with him. When Frank’s sister lands herself in trouble by sleeping with a werewolf and then witnessing a body dump, he turns to Cael for help and ends up discovering that Cael is playing for keeps.
Frank has no confidence in his looks. He put on a lot of weight when he left the Marines and although he has lost a lot of it, he still feels like he has a long way to go. Cael is gorgeous and although he has nearly begged the man, Frank, the man who is his mate, just won’t come to him. When Frank comes to him for help, he jumps at the chance to spend time with him. While solving the problems in Frank’s hometown, they both discover what the other really wants. I found both Frank and Cael to be brilliant characters and the story to be wonderful with all its paranormal aspects, Frank’s lack of self-image and Cael’s determination to get his man. This story is laced with interesting paranormal tidbits and has some interesting turns. Cael is one scary demon when crossed and when Frank and Cael finally get it together they are fantastic. This is not a story to miss if you love paranormal, great characters, an interesting storyline and a very happy ending.