Book Review: Larissa Ione’s Supernatural

Posted April 20, 2013 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Larissa Ione’s Supernatural

Supernatural

by Alexandra Ivy, G.A. Aiken, Jacquelyn Frank, Larissa Ione

four-stars

Series: Demonica #7.5, Dragon Kin #4.5, Guardians of Eternity #7.5, Lords of Deliverance #1.5, Nightwalkers #1.5

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Desire Unchained, Pleasure Unbound, Passion Unleashed, Eternal Rider, Immortal Rider, Embrace the Darkness, Dragon Actually, Lethal Rider, What a Dragon Should Know, Last Dragon Standing, About a Dragon, The Dragon Who Loved Me, How to Drive a Dragon Crazy, Rogue Rider, Bound by Night, Reaver, Light My Fire, Blood Assassin, Revenant, Feel the Burn, Snowbound.

Genres: Paranormal Romance, Short Stories

This Paperback has 471 pages and was published by Zebra on September 1, 2011. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

Series:

“Vampire Fight Club” (Demonica, 7.5, Lords of Deliverance, 1.5)
“Darkness Eternal” (Guardians of Eternity, 7.5)
“Kane” (Nightwalkers, 1.5)
“Dragon on Top” (Dragon Kin, 4.5)

Four paranormal romance short stories.

The Stories

Larissa Ione‘s “Vampire Fight Club” finds Nathan Sabine angry with his lack of drive. He’s lost his thirst for revenge against Fade, until the threat against Lena. He’ll do whatever it takes.

Hey, it’s a Demonica…it’s great!

Alexandra Ivy‘s “Darkness Eternal” has a sweet premise, and I should have enjoyed this. I suspect part of my problem was having no idea when I was at the start of the story. My brain spent so much time scrambling to figure out the time period, that I just got annoyed. The story itself is pretty fantastical, and Ivy does cram a lot in. I do wish she hadn’t resorted to the stupid attitude Kata takes, the whole oh, I can’t possibly let you… crap. Ivy does create an almost complete story from start to finish — we never do learn why Yannah acts as she does. She is a demon, so I suppose that will have to do.

Jacquelyn Frank‘s Kane” has an interesting twist on Demons with all sorts of proscriptions by which they must abide. I did enjoy that revelation about the connection between Demons and Druids—wow, the things it does to Jacob’s psyche! Poor guy. It’s amazing how much information Frank manages to stuff into this short story! An entire world and culture…right along with the guilt.

G.A. Aiken‘s “Dragon on Top” is too, too Aiken! Hilariously funny with all the usual Cadwaldr dragon mayhem. Ghleanna the Decimator is a Cadwaldr with all of their lust for war, fighting, and drinking. How could she possibly be attracted to the quiet, diplomatic Bram? A dragon who thinks?

Oh, lordy, I do love the Dragon Kin series, and this story simply keeps the laughter rolling and rolling!

The Cover and Title

The cover’s background is a lovely deep lavender interrupted by roiling clouds surrounding a deep red moon.

The title is generic. I mean, c’mon, Supernatural? I keep waiting to turn the telly on…


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