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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Midnight Cravings by Sandra Jones

Midnight Cravings by Sandra Jones
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short (84 pages)
Heat: Hot
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Fern

Audrey has a job most people only dream about, visiting exotic destinations. But her new assignment, writing a review of a remote villa in Greece, exposes more than she’d bargained for—the handsome locals are really murderous werewolves, and worse, her steamy Greek lover is a lycanthrope with Midnight Cravings.

Commitment-phobic Audrey wants nothing more than to prove her worth as a journalist in rustic Arcadia. Then she meets Stephon, a charming local, and wonders if she’ll be able to put the past behind her and learn how to say “yes”…to everything.

But looks, money, and sex appeal mask an ancient evil. Beneath the quaint facade of the village, a curse as old as time keeps Stephon from giving his body—or his heart—to anyone but his true mate. Because when the moon is full, the cravings begin.

Midnight Cravings is a story that will satisfy all of those naughty paranormal hungers. Author Sandra Jones has combined suspense, mystery, intrigue and romance, and set them against a breathtaking backdrop, ensuring the reader gets an experience they are certain to remember and enjoy.

When Audrey visits Greece for her job, she hopes to find something or someone to take her mind off the woes of the single life. The break-up with her fiancée still stings and finding a man who can provide a bit of attention and affection is just what the doctor ordered. What she doesn’t anticipate is falling hard for the sinfully yummy local Stephon. Only, Stephon isn’t entirely as he seems, and neither are the undeniably gorgeous men he seems determined to keep her away from.

Talk about a story that engages the interest and maintains it from start to finish. After I got settled in, I couldn’t put Midnight Cravings down. The mythos of the werewolf curse provided something unique, while the idea of a village living in terror of the creatures that live among them was enough to instill essential fear and doubt as to the safety of the protagonists. I was swept away by the flourishing romance between Audrey and Stephon, even as I pondered the dangers and eccentricities of what a future together would entail. Until his curse is lifted, they cannot be together, and if his pack has anything to say about it, he’ll either live or die as the alpha and pack mate they’ve come to serve.

Paranormal junkies will gobble Midnight Cravings up and then ask for more. Be sure to put this fantastic story on your TBR list.