A Couple Favorite Paranormal Authors

November 2009




First, let me give my discliamer. I tend to not read stories that aren't categorized as romance. However, there are rare occasions where I do. These stories are such exceptions, and I enjoyed them so much, that I decided to "corner" them. The Georgia Evans' Brytewood series is Fantasy. I considered Obey Me more an Urban Fantasy than Paranormal Romance, and when I questioned Ms Cuccaro, she agreed. However, all the stories DO have romance in them...



Dead bodies were stacking up, sucked dry, and marked with an "X". Sophie Merlo was a reporter whose investigation leads her to a den of vampires, and vampire addicts. What she doesn't expect is to become a target of a killer, and perhaps an addict to a vampire as well. Paige Cuccaro has created a fascinating world that I want to visit again. I do hope that she continues with more stories, or perhaps an extended epilogue. (Please see my review!)

Paige has a fun website. In particular, you can visit "The Writer's Cave" where you can see where some of your favorite authors write.





Welcome to Brytewood, where you might be asked to sharpen a stake, but always served tea.

Bloody Good



Bloody Awful



Bloody Right




It is 1940, and the Nazis are trying to invade England, and they've recruited vampires. Not to worry, for England has her own loyal citizens willing to fight. In Bloody Good we see the inital offensive against the vampires that threaten Brytewood. This was just the first skirmish, and the battle continues in Bloody Awful. The final assault is decided in Bloody Right. With all types of "Others", these stories are non-stop action from beginning to end, with engaging characters and suspense.

One of the best aspects of this book, though, is learning about the lives of the average Englishperson during this time period. The Blitz, the bombing of England, is sending children to the countryside for protection. However, the villagers still hear the planes flying overhead, and there is always the guilt-ridden relief when their town remains unbombed, but knowing that London is probably being attacked. Although I had learned of this time, in school and documentaries, this series allows us to experience it "first hand". Therefore, I not only recommend the series as entertainment, but also as educational to allow people to remember these events. I have reviews posted for Bloody Good and Bloody Awful.

If you go the Brytewood website, there are several fascinating pages. Georgia Evans' Bibliography she used for research for this series is quite impressive. There are also pages about the books, characters and many more.




I hope that you enjoy this deviation from the typical "romance genre" novels.

Paige Cuccaro is offering a download copy of Obey Me as a prize for this month. All members of my Announcement Group as of Nov 30 are eligible. Click here for details.








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My Personal Disclaimer

Boy Meets Girl, They Fall in Love, and the two of them live Happily Ever After. This is the content for any book I believe is a true Romance Genre novel. The books that I recommend, or have reviews posted for will follow that format, unless I note otherwise. Granted we may know the outcome of a Romance Genre Novel, but it is the journey the characters take that is the reason we read these books. The Happily Ever After doesn't mean they're all vampires... Just means that the future is open to them, even if it is set 500 years in the past - we don't need to know their final chapter in life. At times I have have Recommend Reads by visitors to this site - I cannot guarantee that they meet my criteria for a Romance Genre Novel.