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ON THE HUNT (The Sentinels #2.5) by Alexandra Ivy
Mika Tanner has loved Bailey Morrell, a beautiful Healer, since childhood. But his duty as a Sentinel, a supernatural guardian of an ancient race, clashed with her rebellious spirit. Now a dangerous new anarchist group not only threatens life as they know it—but any chance of their being together again...
SCORPIUS RISING (Scorpius Syndrome prequel) by Rebecca Zanetti
While searching for a meteorite, Nora Mendina is arrested by her sheriff ex-husband—who's only gotten hotter than the Nevada desert since she last saw him. When the meteorite breaks open, the few survivors gain extraordinary powers, unleashing a crazed super genius killer. Can Nora and her ex stop the murders…while igniting a new love affair?
PHANTOM EMBRACE (Immortal Guardians #5.5) by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Yuri Sokolov was born with the ability to see spirits, yet he's never seen one as lovely as Cat Seddon, the woman who haunts his home and his dreams. But amid their star-crossed love, a new danger may have Yuri facing a different kind of eternity.
STAKE OUT (Underworld Detection Agency #2.5) by Hannah Jayne
Vampire fashion designer Nina LaShay has a lot on her plate—just two days until fashion week and the model who was flirting with her photographer boyfriend is now a corpse in her studio. But when dead turns into undead and dangerous, Nina must find out who’s responsible…before the beautiful baby vamp takes too many bites out of the Big Apple.
3.5 stars. But my favorite read was the Dianne Duvall short. I really LOVED that story, it flowed with the series. LMAO that Yuri loves granny panties.
ON THE HUNT (The Sentinels #2.5) by Alexandra Ivy – ★★★½. Mika and Bailey were interesting but I think I would have enjoyed this better if I had a background in the series. This story featured a second chance at love for a healer and the sentinel. I am glad that their wounded pride took a back seat to their love and they were able to deal with the issues preventing them from being together. I would like to read this series and then try this novella again.
SCORPIUS RISING (Scorpius Syndrome, prequel) by Rebecca Zanetti – ★★★½. This story would make an excellent tv show as it had all the elements for drama. Deadly disease, psychopath on the loose, a couple rediscovering love and trying to establish boundaries and political intrigue. Nora and Deacan were married but became estranged. 10 years later, they are thrown back together as a deadly bacteria has been introduced to mainstream society. This one is going to be giant series when it gets going and I am anxiously awaiting book 1.
PHANTOM EMBRACE (Immortal Guardians, #5.5) by Dianne Duvall – ★★★★★. This story was the titan of this anthology. Perhaps it stood so because I am intimately acquainted with the series and it is one of my favorites but WOW!.I will NOT admit that I cried. I will just say that it was a dusty on the train and the wind blew the dust in my eyes! But I felt this one for real!
In the last book, Night Bound, we saw Yuri and Stanislov fall to the rogue vampires who attacked the Immortal Guardians. This book was the like the last couple of episodes before that book’s finale. It was emotional, it was sweet and it continued the storyline while detailing a romance between Yuri and Cat (Bastian’s sister). If you are a fan of this series, then this book will be an excellent addition.
STAKE OUT (Underworld Detection Agency #6.5) by Hannah Jayne – ★★½. I am not familiar with this author but it was okay. I would have enjoyed it more if I had some context from the prior stories. I thought Nina and Pike were kind of entertaining. Nina was a fashion designer and a newly made vampire. Someone is murdering her models, and her boyfriend Pike helps her try to figure out who is stealing her shine. I need to read a couple of this author’s prior stories before I decide if I enjoy her writing style.
**Special thanks to Kensington via Netgalley and Tantor Audio for advance reading copy given in exchange for an honest review.