Book Review: Lora Leigh’s Beyond the Dark

Posted July 7, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Lora Leigh’s Beyond the Dark

Beyond the Dark


Angela Knight, Diane Whiteside, Emma Holly, Lora Leigh

It is part of the , series and is a paranormal romance that was published by Berkley on December 4, 2007 and has 375 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Bite, Hot Blooded, Three to Tango, Beck & Call, Styx's Storm, Moving Violations, Cops and Cowboys, B.O.B.'s Fall, A Wish a Kiss a Dream, "Dragon Prime", Primal, Live Wire, Navarro's Promise, Forbidden Pleasure, Black Jack, Tempting the Beast, Dangerous Pleasure, Maverick, Man Within, Midnight Sins, Wild Card, Tied with a Bow, Lawe's Justice, Legally Hot, Deadly Sins, Stygian's Honor, Surrender to Fire, Nauti Temptress, Submission & Seduction, Wicked Sacrifice, Secret Sins, Nautier and Wilder, Shameless Embraces, Wicked Pleasure, Only Pleasure, Guilty Pleasure, Wicked Lies, Twin Passions, Nauti Enchantress, Shattered Legacy, Intense Pleasure, Knight Stalker, Enthralled, Secret Pleasure, Rule Breaker, "The One"

An anthology of four sizzling, erotic tales of the paranormal from Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Diane Whiteside, and Emma Holly.


“Queen of All She Surveys” (Tales of the Demon World, 5)
“In a Wolf’s Embrace” (Breeds, 13 although I think this should come before “Kiss of Heat” (Breeds, 4)

The Stories

Angela Knight‘s “Dragon Dance” is a tale of invasion and super powers as we follow a hostage negotiator, Arial Dean, attempting to save a mother and her children from her crazed husband. A Hyper. Who can pass his “taint” on with a touch. Lucky for Arial that Tracker is there and can ease her through it. Lucky for Josh and Phillip that Arial has her dragon to fill in with the truth.

Excellent, excellent story. Please, please, please let this be part of a series!

Diane Whiteside‘s “Caught by the Tides” is an historical piece of magic, spies, and Napoleon. Owen Bentham is a King’s Mage spying on the French when he comes into possession of a spell that could save England from a French invasion. While crossing the Channel, the ship he’s on is attacked by a mage-created storm and a half-dead Owen washes ashore off the coast of Wales only to be rescued by that rarest of creatures, a chalice.

Great story that was so well written that I didn’t feel as though I had lost anything by its being a short story.

Emma Holly‘s “Queen of All She Surveys“, although part of the Tale of the Demon World series, is separate from the series with a strong flavor of ancient Egypt. There is nothing to connect her with the other tales. That said, wow. Well-written. As usual. Holly writes an amazingly erotic tale of a young girl who survives multiple rapes and being tossed to the desert to rise up and become a “much-loved” Queen. A queen who conquers the village that sentenced her to die and has her final revenge on the then-Prince Ravna who stood by and watched before he plunged one last time into her. When she takes the village, in revenge she requires Ravna’s son, Memnon, as her consort in exchange for the troops she captured in the battle.

Lora Leigh‘s “In a Wolf’s Embrace” has Matthias working hard to regain lost ground when his mate catches him cold-bloodedly assassinating a mean, old man. Admittedly, the man was one of the directors of the council that directed the breeding, torture, and training of the Breeds they created, but Grace sees only the unemotional destruction wrought by Matthias. In love with him and now hating him for his actions, Matthias has no choice but to regain lost ground or see her killed by his own people.

Excellent story! I just loved how Grace’s family embraces him and teaches him about true family…and football!