Book Review: Maggie Shayne’s Wild Thing

Posted December 9, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Maggie Shayne’s Wild Thing

Wild Thing

by Alyssa Day, Maggie Shayne, Marjorie M. Liu, Meljean Brook


Series: Guardians #1.5, Hunter Kiss #0.5, Warriors of Poseidon #1.5

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Darkness Calls, A Wild Light, Man of My Dreams, Must Love Hellhounds, An Enchanted Season, In the Dark of Dreams, Angels of Darkness, Huntress, Demon Night, Wild & Steamy, Atlantis Unleashed, , Atlantis Redeemed, Within the Flames, Never After, Vampire in Atlantis, An Apple for the Creature, Mortal Bone, Holidays are Hell, The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, "A Dream of Stone & Shadow", Hot Blooded, Labyrinth of Stars.

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

This Paperback has 394 pages and was published by Berkley on May 1, 2007. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

An anthology of four short stories on a paranormal romantic theme.


“Paradise” (Guardians, 1.5)
“Hunter Kiss” (Hunter Kiss, 0.5)
“Wild Hearts in Atlantis” (Warriors of Poseidon, 1.5)

The Stories

Maggie Shayne‘s “Animal Magnetism” was cute. A veterinarian, Dr. Macy McNamara, can sense everything an animal can and helps Detective Jay Harris find a rapist.

Meljean Brook‘s “Paradise” finds Lucas Marsden, a former cop-lawyer-theatre owner/nosferatu, struggling to recover from the murder of his consort, Olivia Jordan. Lucas heads up his small community of vampires in Ashland, Oregon and can only maintain it if he has a consort. A choosing he has been avoiding. It’s as he is tearing down a set that Selah, a Guardian appears. But is she a threat to his community or not?

I do like that Brook has created a community of cooperative vampires!

Marjorie M. Liu‘s “Hunter Kiss” provides the background on Maxine Kiss and former Father Grant Cooperon’s meeting for the first time when she saves him from assassination by minions of Blood Mama, the queen of one of the demon realms. Blood Mama wants to harness Grant’s power to serve her.

I do like this series!

Alyssa Day‘s “Wild Hearts in Atlantis” is a cute pairing of Atlantean heroes with shapeshifters in the Florida Everglades. My one objection is the ending is just too simple on two counts. I do like Day’s concept however and I think I’ll check out the series.

The Cover and Title

The cover is a rainbow with a well-muscled, blond hunk staring out at us, wings on his back in a kaleidoscope of color.

The title vaguely connects these stories together: dogs, vampires, demons, and shapeshifters. Like I said, rough.

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