Monday, June 11, 2007

Jacquelyn Frank 'Gideon'

It seems particularly appropriate to be reviewing a romance novel about demons and vampires from Las Vegas. [Disclaimer CSI has nothing to do with this book, I just liked the pic.] This is the first book that I’ve read in the Nightwalker Series and I enjoyed it. Magdelegna is a ‘Mind’ demon who is empathetic to an extreme. She ends up ‘imprinting’ with Gideon who is one of the most powerful ‘Earth’ demons, he is a healer with convenient abilities to alter blood flow in others. Imprinting involves discovering you're genetically destined for each other (ie. MUST COPULATE). A nasty group of necromancers is beginning to attack the demons which occupies most of the plot.

The fact that the first sex scene is done without the hero and heroine actually touching is an obvious advantage of the paranormal genre. On the other hand, I have to wonder how the author is going to maintain this order of superlatives without running out of descriptive vocabulary. I’ll be interested to read another in the series and see just how sustainable or silly this construct becomes.

Paranormal Romance 2007: 4 out of 5

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