Book: Under Her Skin
Author: Jeaniene Frost/Meljean Brook/Ilona Andrews
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Rating: 3.75 Stars
Release Date: Out now
Pack by Jeaniene Frost
In Sheep’s Clothing by Meljean Brook
Grace of Small Magics by Ilona Andrews
I’ve always been told to lead with your best foot forward and in the case of Grace of Small Magics, by the dynamic duo aka Ilona Andrews it’s not hard to steal the show in Amazon’s mini anthology Under Her Skin.
Grace of Small Magics is a mash up of Edge magic, parried with some cabal traits as the Andrews weave a tasty tale of two warring families, one indebted to the other, and exploited for their magical traits. As a member of Clan Mailliard, Grace has been commandeered to assist Clan Dreoch….namely Nassar in a magical war. What Grace knows about Nassar is intimidating….he’s a revenant: powerful and the undisputed leader of his clan. And she can’t help but feel an intense attraction to him. The story continues to smoke all the way` through, a continual burn that kept me reading on.
It is undeniable that when the Andrews put their collective pens to paper, magic simply happens. Even in short stories, the Andrews put forth their best effort and do not disappoint.
Jeaniene Frost’s piece, Pack is a scintillating werewolf tale, as Daniel and Marlee have some sizzling chemistry when she is forced under this pack enforcers’ watchful eye when she is bitten by an uncontrollable rogue. The growing drama between Dan and Marlee as she acclimates to her new life as a were is subtle and sexy. Pack is short and sweet, not a super involved plot, but “just right”. I’m a HUGE fan of Frost’s Night Huntress series.
In Sheep’s Clothing by Meljean Brook brings a couple with a history back together in their small town with a serial killer on the loose. But a huge secret lies between them. Emma Cooper has a secret to hide. It’s been five years since she’s been home. And five years since she was bitten. Now back within the town limits, Emma is anxious to reconnect with Nathan Forrester, the sexy town sheriff she left behind. But first she has to fess up to her furry secret and hunt down a serial killer. I liked In Sheep’s Clothing, but the build-up and eventual denouement was a tiny bit ho-hum. Now that is by no means an example of Brook’s “smexy” talent. Recently I devoured her latest foray into steampunk, The Iron Duke a scorchin’, steamin read. The book was absolute perfection!
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