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Lover Beware [Mass Market Paperback]

Christine Feehan , Katherine Sutcliffe , Eileen Wilks , Fiona Brand
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July 1 2003

Fans wait with bated breath for their new novels.  Now, Christine Feehan, Katherine Sutcliffe, Fiona Brand, and Eileen Wilks give them a taste of what they've asks for in four stories of the most daring kind of love...

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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.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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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5.0 out of 5 stars Good stories June 29 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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. I really loved that story and it made me want to read about the other sisters. Definitely the best one of this book.

HOT AUGUST MOON by Katherine Sutcliff did not do a thing for me. It looked like and unfinished story. Unfortunately, it was not enough for me to make me want to buy Bad Moon Rising.

AFTER MIDNIGHT by Fiona Brand was a simple, good love story and I liked it.

ONLY HUMAN by Eileen Wilks is my second best. The story between Lily the detective and Rule the werewolf was very interesting and I loved the end of it. I sure hope that there will be other books about those two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frank Coppalas Dracula Oct. 22 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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. See the movie and you will know what I'm talking about.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quantity over Quality Aug. 26 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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." I do wish, however, that she would eschew short stories and novellas and stick with her wonderful full-length novels. Her short stories allow for neither character nor plot development. This story could have been so much more. I'll continue to purchase any book with Ms. Feehan's name on the cover, but I believe that her best body of work are the full-length Dark novels.
The other stories in the book were akin to excerpts and were clearly crying, "Buy the sequel!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice group of stories. Aug. 12 2003
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Lover, Beware has a very good set of intriguing stories. The first one by Christine Feehan is my absolute favorite Magic in the Wind about a group of seven sisters and their adventures. This one is out Sarah the oldest and her relationship with Damon her soon to be lover. The second Hot August Moon by Katherine Sutcliff was to me the hardest one to get into. I think of the four this one was the weakest for me, I also think that because it was pre-equal to her book Bad Moon Rising I may have just not connected with it. The third was by Fiona Brand After was also to me a very interesting read. The final story by Eileen Wilks Only Human is my second favorite. Lily reminds me of a very naive Anita Blake and Rule who is a very hunky and good looking werewolf has a real interest in Lily who is a detective looking into several murders. A very likable and interesting story. I hope that these four get together again and do another anthology. Maybe a continuation of these stories. Please Christine write more of 7 sisters stories,and Eileen a continuation of Lily and Rule. Please.....................
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4.0 out of 5 stars FEEHAN - Magic in the Winds - SENSATIONAL !! - Aug. 5 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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
with the other sisters.
I did have one comment, Damon seemed to be a little soft and easy going, actually way to soft and easy going.
However i still am looking forward to the other sisters stories
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad! Feehan, Brand, and LKH fans wil enjoy :) July 20 2003
By Roxie
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Feehan's Magic in the Winds is well written, with great character development. The only drawback is that due to the constraints of anthologies, the story was not quite as good as it could have been. Feehan's Magic really needed to be novel in length in order to explore all of the possibilites in this plot. Its obvious this is a setup for another series from Feehan - I'm looking forward to more; in particular the story between Hannah and Jonas.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great -- especially Feehan and Wilks July 14 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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. Eileen Wilks has a FANTASTIC premise for her werewolves. I PRAY she will take this world and do a series of books. Feehan fans will love her.
The only story I didn't like was the second one. As the review said, it was only a prologue - nothing was resolved.
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