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Erin McCarthy : The Beast Within

Author: Erin McCarthy
Title: The Beast Within
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Date: 2010-09-01
ISBN: 0758247354
Publisher: Kensington
Weight: 0.7 pounds
Size: 5.59 x 0.89 x 8.31 inches
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Previous givers: 1 Cara (Canada)
Previous moochers: 1 Krista (Canada)
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"The Howling" BY Erin McCarthy - When Liv Lugaru's boyfriend Sebastian disappears, she finds comfort in his brother's arms. But Sebastian is much closer than Liv realizes...and he'll stop at nothing to protect her from the feral danger that comes alive only when she sleeps..."Smoke On The Water" BY Bianca D'arc - In the misty fog of a lakefront village, zombies are roaming wild - and zombie hunter John Petit must stop the carnage. John is also fighting a different kind of battle: a forbidden passion for his new partner, Donna. With her help, killing zombies is a walk in the park, but keeping his desire in check is making him sweat..."Redeeming The Wizard" BY Jennifer Lyon - Gage Remington was once a powerful wizard; now he's a recluse who keeps the world at bay. But when Mira Tate arrives at Gage's door, she stirs in him an attraction he can't deny. Soon, Gage will risk everything to keep Mira close - even the secret that may be his ruin...
Reviews: Cindy (USA: NV) (2012/02/05):
Loosely themed anthology with the usual ups and downs. Action based plots.

"The Howling" BY Erin McCarthy I can't review as I didn't read it. I really dislike the Russian folktale that is the basis of the term "throwing someone to the wolves" and since it opens with that I moved on the next one. I'm sure the author wrote it beautifully - she always does - it just wasn't for me.

"Smoke On The Water" BY Bianca D'arc was a good read - zombies and spies oh my! Our hero is the surly but well trained agent and resents being assigned to work with our heroine is not. A chemist by training who happens to be immune to the zombie infection she's been dumped into the deep end and told to swim. As the heroine says to herself: "I'm no Chuck Norris, I'm not even Chuck E. Cheese!" Frankly, the whole shambling undead thing is a turn-off for me but the interplay between the hero and heroine kept me reading.

"Redeeming The Wizard" BY Jennifer Lyon was the real winner of this anthology. I loved it. The hero is a wizard with issues [fried powers, a portal that leaks demons, and trust issues - all generated by the betrayal of a woman] and a heroine with issues [no magic which puts her way at the bottom of the food chain, undeserved guilt over the death of her parents, and now her beloved grandmother has been kidnapped]. She marches off to demand the wizard find her Gram - she threatens him with blackmail and then promises anything his heart desires... Interesting world, I'd like to see more of it.

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