When I started book three of Rue Volley’s ‘13 Ways To Midnight’, I was in no way expecting the reality shift that this book delivered.
While Echo struggles with her perceptions and choices, the reader shares her sense that something is not quite right. As the truth unfolds, the reader realises just how cleverly this story is designed and crafted. Even so, nothing prepares the reader for the body slam of the ending.
Yet another great instalment in this spellbinding series.
The second novel in DalRae’s Fallen Cross Legion Series is an excellent blend of paranormal romance, tragedy and thriller.
‘Fallen Captive’ explores the backstory of Nox and his experiences before coming to Fallen Cross, providing both compelling reading and a powerful contrast to the future Nox has begun to build for himself. All of this takes place in the context of the development of the narrative of the Fallen Cross Legion and the stories of its individual members.
The end result is a complex and well-crafted story that immerses the reader in the world of these Vampires and causes them to invest deeply in the survival and the futures of the central characters.
What do you get when you cross a shifter in denial and a reclusive cat lady with anger issues?
You get a highly entertaining paranormal mystery adventure story that doesn’t want to be put down once you pick it up.
This is a great read, written with warmth and vivacity. Just like the storyline, the characters are quite original and quirky. The writing is very good and the action moves at a good pace, with a few amusing twists along the way.
‘Winter’s Curse’ is a very original and engaging YA paranormal romance novel in which Winter must overcome not just one, but two curses, that stand between her and future happiness.
The story is well crafted, with some intriguing twists and turns and a few surprises along the way. Winter and her friends are likeable characters, while those who work against her are clearly intended to be disliked. The magical clans, their qualities and the social structures and rules by which they live are original and interesting, which adds another layer of complexity to the story and helps to drive the complications of the plot.
This is a book that reminds the reader that real friendship and true love transcend the boundaries of class, heritage or alliance that people try to put on them, and that it’s more important to choose what is right than to settle for what others might decide or impose.
This is the first book in Aliya DalRae’s new paranormal romance series featuring the vampires of the Fallen Cross Legion.
‘Fallen Prey’ is the story of Harrier, a Vampire who spent most of his time as a side character in DalRae’s Jessica Sweet trilogy being aloof and gruff, and really only began to let his guard down toward the end of the third and novel in the series.
DalRae’s characters are always interesting and complex, so the opportunity to delve deeper into the mysteries of one of the leading men of the Vampire Legion was most welcome.
The highly original and well-paced plot takes the reader up close and personal with Harrier, developing his character and story more fully and extending the story of the Legion and it’s key members at the same time.
While Harrier and Kythryn give the term ‘paranormal romance’ new meaning as the story unfolds, they find themselves immersed in situations filled with danger, action, and some moments of almost palpable tension between themselves and others.
DalRae has also demonstrated her cleverness in the title! ‘Fallen Prey’. It is only when the reader is deep into the story that they realise just how meaningful and appropriate the title of the book is, on numerous levels.
Even for loyal readers of Aliya DalRae’s books, it’s good advice to expect the unexpected.
Another excellent addition to the Fallen Cross Pack paranormal series by Aliya DalRae.
We all know that life can change in an instant, and that those changes can be hard to reconcile while we’re getting used to them. This is the situation that Butch Montgomery, second in command in the Fallen Cross Pack, finds himself dealing with in ‘Bitter Beauty’.
A chance encounter with a new and different wolf triggers a whole lot of changes in the way Butch sees the world, and a shift of perspective for both himself and the stranger as the story unfolds.
Part of Aliya DalRae’s excellent Fallen Cross Pack series, this novella was first published in the brilliant fantasy/fairy tale anthology titled Once Upon A Fabulous Time, and is now available as a standalone story. As an aside, if you’re a fan of reimagined fairy tales and fantasy stories, this anthology is well worth reading.
The story is well written, populated with likeable characters and filled with well-constructed moments of tension that really drive the momentum of the story. If werewolves and paranormal romance are your “thing”, you’ll love this book.