Lover Beware Mass Market Paperback – Jul 1 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
A vagueness of purpose colors this awkward anthology, which features four tales of romantic suspense. The volume starts out on a high note with Feehan's (Dark Symphony, etc.) whimsical romance ("Magic in the Wind") between a mystical security expert and a tortured retiree whose knowledge of the nation's defense systems has made him a target of possible terrorists. Even though the story feels like a set-up for a new series, the heroine and her six gifted sisters are compelling. Sutcliffe's fans, on the other hand, will find few thrills in "Hot August Moon," which is more a teaser for her recent serial killer thriller, Bad Moon Rising, than a fully fleshed out story. Anyone who's read that novel won't be surprised by the twist at the end of this paranormal mystery, and those who haven't may feel cheated by its unresolved denouement and low level of suspense. A similar lack of intrigue marks Brand's (Cullen's Bride, etc.) "After Midnight," an abrupt romance that exposes the schemings of a few small-town residents, as well as Wilks's (Midnight Choices, etc.) intriguing but underdeveloped "Only Human," a Laurell K. Hamilton-like tale of an alternate San Diego in which werewolves are part of the general populace. While existing fans may enjoy these tidbits, new readers will be hard-pressed to come away with a taste for more.
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About the Author
I live in the beautiful mountains of Lake County, California. I have always loved hiking, camping, rafting and being outdoors. I’ve also been involved in the martial arts for years—I hold a third degree black belt, instruct in a Korean karate system, and have taught self-defense. I am happily married to a romantic man who often inspires me with his thoughtfulness. We have a yours, mine, and ours family, claiming eleven children as our own. I have always written books, forcing my ten sisters to read every word, and now my daughters read and help me edit my manuscripts. It is fun to take all the research I have done on wild animals, raptors, vampires, weather, and volcanoes and put it together with romance.
Katherine Sutcliffe is a multi-award winning national and international betselling author of nineteen historical romance and contemporary suspense novels. She has twice been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA Award for best historical of the year, and is a two-time winner of the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. A four-time finalist for the Romantic Times Best Book of the Year Award, she has also been named Favorite Author of the Year by Affaire de Coeur and Bestselling Super Release of the Year by Bookrak Bookstore Magazine, among other awards.
Katherine has also worked as Consultant Head Writer for the daytime dramas “As the World Turns” and “Another World” and has played herself on “Another World.” She has been featured in numerous genre magazines, major newspapers, TV Guide, and on “The Jenny Jones Show.”
A native Texan, Katherine lives near Dallas with her husband and children.
Eileen Wilks is a national bestselling author and a three-time RITA Award finalist, and has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times.
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Top Customer Reviews
Katherine Sutcliffe's Hot August Moon was a bit of a let down. I haven't read anything from this author before, and I won't go out of my way to find more of her work. It's very possible that my attitude stems from the ending of this story - it was not resolved and I'm a person who needs closure :) However, with more work, this plot could be intriguing. Perhaps the conclusion will be more intriguing.
Fiona Brand's After Midnight is part of the reason I bought this series (other than the fact that I'm a rabid Feehan fan). I have enjoyed all of Brand's other works; and yes, I have them all :) The only drawback again was that due to the constraints inherent in anthologies, this story wasn't quite what it could be. That said, if you are a fan of alpha males and hot sex scenes, you may enjoy this story. I'm impatiently waiting for future releases of Brand's work.
Eileen Wilk's Only Human was a huge surprise. I love paranormals, and werewolf stories in particular. As a huge fan of LKH's work, I really enjoy the novelty of stories in which myths/legends such as vampires and werewolves are part of the everday world. I found the hero, Rule to be sexy and fascinating; the heroine, Lily, to be plucky and competent. One thing in particular that I really enjoyed was the comparison of familial and social interactions between the two characters.Read more ›
Christine Feehan's "Magic in the Wind" is really toooooo much of a setup for a new series. She crams too much information about the 7 sisters into this one short novelella. Readers can definitely see a new series of books coming - and it appears to be like the series Norah Roberts did recently. She could have possibly made it more interesting by having Sarah handle the situation only with Damon's assistance. Then he could be amazed by the fact that there are 7, yes 7 of them and that one of the 7 will have seven daughters. Will it be Sarah and Damon? No suspense there, we've already been told which sister will have the 7 daughters. Yes, it is enjoyable but not up to her 5 star standards. I would give it 4 stars; but 4 stars from Feehan is still better than a lot of 5 stars from others. Give me Carpathians! I love those Carpathians!
Katharine Sutcliffe's "Hot August Moon" pullls an FBI profiler back to her hometown to work on a case with an old lover. We learn the details of the killings, we know all about the old lover but NOTHING is solved in the book. It is a complete setup for another novel. Yeah, FBI profiler books are big right now but.... I would give it 2 stars for being a complete tease.
Fiona Brand's "After Midnight" is really about two old want-to-be-lovers who were star-crossed because they had been married to others. We are told there has been a murder/rape and that Michael is a suspect. We learn that Jane is being stalked by the bad guy, who interestingly enough picks the night Michael is in bed with Jane to come after her. Dumb, huh?Read more ›
This story was obviously rushed by Ms. Feehan and the publishers. Ms. Feehan's preferred genre is the novel, not the short story and it shows. This story was choppy and not well organized. It is clear that a lot was missing from the story and it could have been told better in a novel on its own. I'm a visual person and as I read, the story unfolds like a movie. With this story, I felt like I was trying to view it through a lot of snow and horizontal lines on my TV. Ms. Feehan's publisher should provide a good editor with a stong background in short stories to assist Ms. Feehan on her next story. I have no doubt that an author with Ms. Feehan's talents can conquer the short story, if given the proper tools.
That said, what saved this story for me was Ms. Feehan's ability in character development. It is clear in all of her books, that Ms. Feehan has a true gift of capturing her characters so the reader is instantly enthralled. We care about these characters; they become one of the family. I will continue to read Christine Feehan. I just wish the publisher would accommodate her strengths and help her get over her weaknesses.
Most recent customer reviews
MAGIC IN THE WIND by Christine Feehan is the story of Sarah, one of the seven sisters with magic powers. She meets Damon and they become lovers. Read morePublished on June 29 2010 by Dominique
If you ever saw Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves Dracula. Describes her Dark Series to a tee. I love her books. Makes you feel sorry for Dracula. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2003 by Janine Guastavino
I'm a huge fan of Christine Feehan -- I own all of her books, two copies of some -- and that's why I purchased "Lover Beware. Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2003 by Felice N. Tixx
Christine looks to have another winner on her hands with
this new series. This book captures you within the
first few pages, and now i can't wait to see what happens... Read more
I liked 3 out of the 4 stories (but the 3 were so good that it deserved 5 stars). I hope Christine Feehen DOES do a series along this line. She covered the first of 7 sisters. Read morePublished on July 14 2003
I'm sure many people will be purchasing this book because Christine Feehan is on the cover. Her part of this book is excellent. Read morePublished on July 5 2003 by Jennifer French
Fans of Christine Feehan are in for a double treat as this anthology features a haunting story by her at the beginning and a preview of her upcoming novel. Read morePublished on July 3 2003 by Huntress Reviews
"Magic in the Wind" by Christine Feehan. Military defense systems expert Damon hides from the threats to his life. Read morePublished on July 2 2003 by Harriet Klausner