Camille's Dawn by Kate Douglas
Twenty years ago Camille Mason was killed, shot by a rookie cop who assumed that she was a wolf running wild through the city. Camille was one of the Chanku, shapeshifters who could transform into wolves. Ever since that night, her husband, Ulrich Mason has slowly withdrawn from the world, his anger at his wife still warring with his love for her.
But now, the Chanku think they might be able to contact her spirit, on the night of Samhain when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. Gathering in Montana, the Chanku must find a way to reach Camille now. It will be up to Ulrich to find out what it is that is keeping her from finding her peace. But not before he gets one more night with his wife.
Camille's Dawn is a poignant addition to the Wolf Tales series. Bringing together her beloved characters, Kate Douglas has penned an excellent tale of love and forgiveness blended together with incredible heat.
Midnight Man by Sharon Page
Michael Rourke is a Varkyre, one of the most damned of vampires. Erin Kennedy is a mortal. In the last three months they have been trading emails, steamy emails sharing their desires. Erin wants adventure and mind-blowing sex and Michael is more than happy to give it to her. But, she doesn't believe in love. As his soul mate, Erin is the only one who can save him, and Michael is determined to change her mind.
Meeting in public for the first time, Michael quickly sets out to earn her trust. He needs Erin to believe in him before he can reveal his true nature. But when he reveals himself too soon and she reacts badly, they both must overcome their demons to determine if they can be together.
Midnight Man is a fantastic tale, erotically charged and full of lush characters. I thoroughly appreciated the role reversal of the big bad vampire believing in love and trying to convince his intended soul mate of the fact. Midnight Man is a fabulous taste of the skill of Sharon Page, one I thoroughly enjoyed.
Night Pleasures by Kathleen Dante
Alana MacArdry is desperate to get to the Pleasure Quarter despite the risks inherent in running through the woods on Samhain Night. She is running for her life, running from a necromancer who will stop at nothing to get her back. Colin Sheridan is determined to enjoy the Pleasure Quarter this Samhain, a time when inhibitions are ignored and pleasure is sought. A perfect time to be a fire mage to soak in the energies that result from a night of sexual debauchery.
Colin doesn't expect to see his beautiful neighbor Alana, and he doesn't expect her to perform an erotic little strip tease for him, despite his attraction to her for all these months. When the creatures after Alana find her again, it is up to Colin to protect her. But not before he recharges his power with a little help from her in the most carnal way possible.
Night Pleasures is an exceptional tale that was able to draw me in with beautiful writing and wonderful characters. Alana and Colin fit each other perfectly, and their erotic journey - as they work to save Alana from the necromancer - is breathtaking to read. Night Pleasures is a fitting addition to Kathleen Dante's resume, and I can't wait to get lost in this world again.
Separately, the three stories within Wild Nights are stunning. Together, they form an anthology that should not be missed, a mind-blowing feast to whet the appetite of any lover of the paranormal.
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