Saturday, May 16, 2009

Book - Mysteria

Mysteria by Mary Janice Davidson, Susan Grant, P.C. Cast, and Gena Showalter
This is a collection of 4 stories, by 4 paranormal romance writers, all about 1 town in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Mysteria was originally established by a group of settlers that were slightly different from the normal. This is a place were the slightly different actually fit in. All creatures are welcomed, the Demon High Lord that has been banished from hell for committing random acts of kindness, the vampires who have found ways to not crave the taste of blood, the witches, the werewolves and the non-magical humans have all found ways to live - and thrive in the small town - together.

*** 3 - Susan Grant, Mary Janice Davidson, Gena Showalter and P.C. Cast worked so well together on this project, it was almost a continuing story (especially the last 2). I typically write a review for each individual story, but this one doesn’t need individual rating, they are all good stories. Short little stops in this very interesting town where you can run into anything and anyone, I liked the way several of the authors just continued each others stories, just a heartbeat later. Getting to know some of these characters made it feel like a novel instead of several novellas. Mary Janice Davidson has an Author’s note about how this story relates to her others (‘Bewitched, Bothered and Bevampyred’ and ‘Derik’s Bane’), I haven’t read them, but I might now. Anthologies are great for introducing new authors, I have read Susan Grant and Gena Showalter, and was happy to be introduced to May Janice Davidson and P.C. Cast.

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