Review: Predatory (The Sentinels #0.5 & Immortal Guardians #3.5) by Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, Dianne Duvall, & Hannah Jayne
The Sentinels #0.5 & Immortal Guardians #3.5
Paranormal Romance - Anthologies - Novellas
May 7th 2013
Four of today's most exciting paranormal authors take readers into the thrilling realm of vampires, immortals, and other supernatural beings with a thirst for illicit desire...
Out Of Control by Alexandra Ivy
Ph.D student Angela Locke has a crush on her sexy professor, Dr. Nikolo Bartrev. When she learns he's actually a Sentinel with extraordinary powers, she joins forces with him to catch a psychopath. But soon, their hottest pursuit is of each other...
Ties That Bind by Nina Bangs
Cassie Tyler agrees to sub for her friend at the funeral home where she works. But she gets more than she bargained for when a group of men attack her and a vampire comes to her rescue. . .
In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Richart d'Alençon can't forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he saved her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist. . .
High Stakes by Hannah Jayne
When vampire fashionista Nina LaShay's design contest rival is found dead, she's the prime suspect. Sexy photographer Pike is number two. He's the kind of man who makes Nina salivate. But will she have to reveal herself to have him--and to save them both? Or does Pike have a secret of his own?
This anthologies was just ok. I picked it up to read Alexandra Ivy’s The Sentinels since I own book’s 1 & 2 (not yet read them), so I wanted to get a taste of what the series is about. I also went a head and read the other novellas featured as well.
Out of Control by Alexandra Ivy – 3 Stars
This one is an introduction to The Sentinels #0.5 series. It features Nikolo a Sentinel and Angela. The set up is interesting. I’m not found of the quick hook up’s. The couple featured have only known each other for a few weeks, they are thrown together, with not much dating happening; before they hook up. I wasn’t fully feeling the connection between these two even though you can clearly see the desires and sexual tensions.
Out of Control gives us heartache, betrayal, and surprises. It had plenty of action, humor, and lust. This novella was enjoyable!
Ties That Bind by Nina Bangs – 3 Stars
This one was a little dark, a little odd, and a little interesting. It features Cassie who has a fear of dead bodies and Ethan a vampire. We get a taste of the world and supernaturals it has. The set up was nice and the romance was warm and heartfelt.
Ties That Bind gives you lots of action and an engaging storyline. This novella was enjoyable!
In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall – 3 Stars
This one is part of the Immortal Guardian #3.5 series. It features Richart a Guardian and Jenna a human. The characters and concept are interesting. I was a little confused at the beginning on what the differences where between a Guardian and a Vampire, but that was answered farther along in the novella.
I did have a little issue when Richart was ambushed and ends up in Jenna’s living room. Jenna and son should have looked for a wallet on him, a phone, or some way to get ahold of his people even though they aren’t sure what he is. Also his people should have found him sooner since they have the capability to track cell phones and he has one on him.
In Still Darkness gives you action, steamy romance, and camaraderie. I’ve not tired the series out yet, but I plan to give it a try at some point. This novella was enjoyable!
High Stakes by Hannah Jayne – DNF
Couldn’t get into this novella.
Rated: 3 Stars
As far as anthologies go. I wouldn’t purchase this one, but I do enjoy that my library carries this and other anthologies. I will point out that most of these novellas are now published on their own.
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