As a whole, Dark Secrets: A Paranormal Noir Anthology was truly a joy to read! Full of grit, grime and unexpected heroes, it kept me turning the pages. With the price set at $0.99 it is a STEAL. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for some new paranormal authors or wanting some inside information from the stories you already love…this is one you must pick up!
Marion, Missing by Rachel Caine
I was surprised by the setting. It is not very often we take a step back in time to when segregation was law . The surprise ended up being a pleasant one with even more surprises. Not a traditional ghost story, but one that left me with a sense of content. I loved the sense of good vs true evil and man, was her bad guy nasty! It was brutal, sweet and unexpected! I liked it!!
Femme Fatale by Cynthia Eden
A vampire love story with much to offer, Femme Fatale was a fun read. I was quickly swept up with the characters and was surprised with the amount of backstory we learned about Mick and Savannah in such a short time. Fast paced and full of action, I truly enjoyed this story!
Dance with the Devil by Megan Hart
Hmmm. I honestly liked the concept of this story, but didn’t care of the characters. And not just because Kathleen was a hard character to like. The inability of these characters to stand up to the Devil and to continue to do his bidding and self-destruct themselves in the process left me a tad uncomfortable.
The Consort by Suzanne Johnson
Suzanne Johnson writes characters that always seem to just “fit” with me. Always a little quirky and well defined, these are the types of characters that stay with you long after you flip the last page. The Consort was a great story and a deeper look in fae politics for those that follow her New Orleans Sentinels series. Well done and I want more!
Heart’s Blood by Jeffe Kennedy, a Twelve Kingdoms novella
I have read some previous books by Jeffe Kennedy and they have left me with the same kind of feeling as Heart’s Blood. A little bit confused and equally uncomfortable. Pieces of this tale had me cringing inside and it certainly contains some trigger areas. (rape / animal death) The author did sell me in the end. The ending was quite beautiful and did leave me with a good feeling.
The Djinn in the Mirror by Mina Khan, a Djinn World Novella
Khan created a wonderfully detailed and deep story in this short. A great story with wonderful characters. The Djinn in the Mirror held me captive and still left me wanting more. An interesting story about our individual strengths and how we choose what to do with them. Everyone has the potential to be a positive or negative force in their life. This story also had a great dark side to it with Edgar. Learning a bit of his backstory truly made you wish for his destruction!
As an overall rating for the Anthology I am rating it a solid 4/5 Bullets!
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