||[Jun. 21st, 2006|11:51 am]
Recommended Romance Novels/Authors
All I can say about this author is READ HER. She writes the Dark Hunter series, and has that all too rare talent to drag you into the storyline.
About the books: Take vampire myths, psychic powers, contemporary technology, stir in a liberal helping of ancient gods (of several pantheons) a dash of Atlantean myth, and a heaping helping of hot leading men. Bake at "oh baby" for three hundred pages and serve.
The heros are Dark Hunters, servants of the Goddess Artemis, who created them to hunt down soul sucking Daimons (vampires who eat the soul along with the blood,) who come from Appolites, created by Artemis's brother Appolo, and cursed by him for killing his mortal love, to die on their 27th birthdays, unless they turn Daimon and start sucking souls.
The heroines come in many flavors, and while some of them are oh rescue me little girls, there are also kick ass come and get it tough women. Each book is the story of one Dark Hunter, and his lady-love, finding the path to recover his soul from Artemis. One constant throughout the books is Acheron, ancient Atlantean half-deity, original Dark Hunter, hottie, and leader of the Dark Hunters.
She also has a few side stories in this series, all of which are good. Think ancient Macedonian general hottie, son of the goddess of love and lust, cursed into a book by a jealous relative, bound to be a sex slave for every woman who summons him on the full moon.
All in all, I highly reccomend this author, she knows how to write the hot sex scenes without losing sight of the fact that a book needs an actual plot. A convoluted one at times, but she keeps you on the edge of your seat (and wishing you had a Dark Hunter of your own!)