Dark Secrets: A Paranormal Noir Anthology
Publisher: Rashda Khan
Marion, Missing by Rachel Caine
Valentine is a detective. He is also facing two problems. He has been offered a kidnapping case that his partner refuses to let him say no to and the case has a strong chance of getting him killed. He figures it is the least he can do for her as she is a ghost and he feels it is his fault she is dead.
Femme Fatale by Cynthia Eden
Mick Swayne is a PI that has had clients that are thieves, liars and even killers so he figures he has seen it all. He feels he can handle anyone and anything. Then Savannah Moreau walks into his office. She is seductive, beautiful and a vampire? Mick is hired by the gorgeous vamp to help her track down a killer that is hunting in Chicago. With everything step that Mick goes deeper into Savannah’s paranormal world he starts wondering if he can actually trust his new client.
Dance with the Devil by Megan Hart
You better be ready to dance when the devil starts the music.
Kathleen Murphy has fame, fortune and success, everything she has ever dreamed of and all due to the fact she sold her soul to the devil. Now she just has to do the devil’s bidding. When Jake enters her world the last the thing she wants to do is get him involved in her world even when love comes knocking. Kathleen though has no choice but to learn the steps as the devil has started up the jukebox.
The Consort A Hunt Club novella by Suzanne Johnson
Faulkner Hearne is the captain of the ruthless Fae Hunters. When he is ordered to capture the consort of Faerie’s cruel Prince of Summer after she flees to modern New Orleans through the veil he finds his duty at odds with this heart. Now Faulk has to decide if he will risk a war with the Faerie to save her or if he will hand her over to certain death at the hands of the prince.
Heart’s Blood by Jeffe Kennedy
The retelling of a princess robbed of husband, rank and even her name. Nix is nothing. Princess Natilde, her former waiting woman, is attacked as she journeyed to wed Prince Cavan. She is stripped of everything and her place is taken. Nix becomes a goose girl as she has no serving skills. Just maybe if Nix keeps her promise to never reveal the truth Natilde won’t carry out her vile threats. When Prince Cavan entered his arranged marriage, he was determined to if not have a loving relationship to at least have a congenial one with his future queen. At least for their kingdoms. With each day he is more repelled by his wife and is absurdly drawn to the lovely Nix. Cavan and Nix struggle to find the magic to restore what has gone horribly wrong, if they even can, as between them they have anguish, dark secrets and broken vows.
The Djinn in the Mirror by Mina Khan
With a young witch and a wicked sexy djinn it is a paranormal Cinderella story.
Dahlia is the stepdaughter of a wizard that is power hungry. If a djinn in a mirror will rescue her from impending death she promises to free him. Ashmael, is the djinn and he has his own agenda. He is determined to seduce and trick his way to freedom. There is only one problem with his plan as he ends up falling for Dahlia. Now he has to see if he can win his freedom and save the girl.
This box set will let readers discover some new to them authors and open up some interesting paranormal worlds. While some readers will find a couple of the stories a little disturbing overall the stories are engrossing and with six different books in the set readers will find each one a fast read and can easily read each one during a quick break. They will also find a lot of the stories staying with them long after they have finished it. They have action and suspense and different paranormal characters that make for some very interesting reading. Readers will soon find themselves having a new favorite paranormal character.
I give this one 4 red roses