Published in: 2010
Edition read: E-book
Book #: Book 7 in the McNachton Vampire Series; Book 6.5 in the Guardians of Eternity series
Hannah Howell – Highland Blood (MacNachton Vampire #7
When Adeline Dunbar finds an abandoned baby on her doorstep, she sets out to find his clan. Attacked by a group of demon hunters, Adeline tries to flee her rescuer, vampire Lachann MacNachton. But escaping Lachann proves useless – as does denying the primal hunger he stirs deep within her…
Alexandra Ivy – Taken By Darkness (Guardians of Eternity #6.5)
The daughter of a witch, Juliet Lawrence has inherited magical powers – powers that could be quite useful to Victor, Marquess DeRosa, London’s most powerful vampire. But that’s not all Victor desires of Juliet. He wants the unpredictable beauty in his bed – and he is accustomed to getting what he wants…
Kaitlin O’Riley – Immortal Dreams
Beautiful widow Grace Sutton is haunted by recurring dreams of a past life and a mysterious, handsome stranger. When Grace meets Stuart Phillips, Lord Radcliffe – the vampire who has been searching for her for over a century – her sensual dreams soon come true in the most unforgettable way…
Hannah Howell – Highland Blood
Okay I liked this book. It’s set in the highlands (a current favourite setting of mine, thank you Outlander- look what you’ve started!) and it’s a fun little story. Adeline is a caring young lady whose looking after an abandoned child as if it was her own, and when his life is in danger, Adeline leaves the only home she’s ever known to try and give the child a chance. On the way she meets the very hot Lachann, a vampire, who happens to be kin to Adeline’s adopted child who is also a vampire, and then on the road to safety, hot things happy between Lachann and Adeline and it’s pretty fun to read. I definitely want to read more books in this series if they are similar to this story, it was entertaining and action packed and the characters were fantastic.
Alexandra Ivy- Taken by Darkness
Juliet is a ‘mongrel’, a halfbreed witch and imp, and she’s the mate of Victor, powerful clan vampire of London. Victor and Juliet battle a Jinn to save Levet, who has been taken hostage by the Jinn. That’s the basic story, and it was a fun little story set in ye olde London. Victor and Juliet are cute characters but I didn’t quite click with them as I have with some of the other characters of this series- but this is an important little book as the events in this feature in the next book, so it’s a good little read. Plus it was fun.
Kaitlin O’Riley- Immortal Dreams
So Grace is having vivid sex dreams about Philip, who ends up being real- a vampire who in her past life was hooking up with her and in love with her, and these dreams are visions of her past life. That was the general gist of the story, not much actually happened apart from that. I didn’t really like this story all that much, Grace wasn’t that great a character and Philip/Stuart/Whatever he calls himself, he was a bit of a douche. Out of the three, this was my least favourite story.
Highland Blood rating: 8.5/10. Loved it
Taken by Darkness rating: 7/10. Pretty great
Immortal Dreams rating: 5/10. Meh
Yours for Eternity Anthology rating: 7/10. Good anthology overall, introduced me to a new author and series that I definitely need to check out!
Would I re-read it? Yeah, I liked most of the stories so I would read them again.
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of these authors and their series; fans of paranormal fiction featuring vampires; fans of highlander romance fiction; fans of historical romances.
Hannah Howell’s website: http://hannahhowell.com/?p=247