This month I've chosen Regency Paranormal author Lydia Dare, who is actually two very talented authors writing as a team. Tammy Faulkner and Ava Stone are each successful romance authors on their own but when they write as Lydia Dare, wow!
I was bouncing back and forth between historical and paranormal romance back in 2011 when out of nowhere I thought I wonder if anyone has ever written a paranormal romance that takes place in Regency England. Well you know how they say "Google is your friend?" It certainly is! I typed in "Regency Paranormal romance" and one of the first names that popped up was Lydia Dare. So off I go to check out these books that are described as "Romance with a wild streak" and in a matter of seconds I decide that I must have these books!
The next day I manage to procure (in other words I nagged) a trip to the used book store in hopes of finding Lydia Dare's books. Well I was in for some disappointment, the book store I usually went to didn't have any. Thinking I was going to have to go home empty handed, I sulked back to the car. Noticing my disappointment, my unlucky chauffeur suggested I grab the phone book under the seat and check for other used book stores close by. Lo and behold there were THREE in the area and before I knew it, we were off to the closest one.
Keri Lynn Pratt?) that I fell headlong in love. Dashiel Thorpe was the total opposite of the Westfield brothers. He didn't know that there were more like him. He didn't know how to control his wolf and though he was an Earl, as a wolf he was lost and very much alone. Oh how I fell in love with him and was a little saddened that his book was the last book released.
Then came Weston, Grayson and Archer Hadley, Dash's reckless, penniless, younger half-brothers.
Let me tell you: They. Are. FUN! These men are uncouth, wild, temperamental and just a tad uncivilized. Their easy acceptance of Dash as their elder brother and therefore their alpha made sure that Dash would have appearances in each of their books. Granted, it's mostly to scold or yell at them for something stupid that they've done or said but it's just so entertaining to see Dash trying to corral brothers he didn't know existed for most of his life. Weston's book was first, The Wolf Who Loved Me paired him with a woman who was his opposite in almost every way.
Now I wait impatiently for the last of Dash's half brothers, Archer, to get his own chance at happiness. The oldest of Dash's half brothers, he is constantly bedeviled by the woman Dash hired to um, tutor the grown men on things like manners, clothing and basically how to be gentlemen. There hasn't been any news on that front.
While I'm waiting for Acher's book I'm also wondering if Liviana's brothers will also be getting there own books. I hope so, I'd hate to see such a wonderful series and characters just abruptly stop.
There you have it, one of the few Regency Paranormal Romance authors that I adore. So how about you? Have you read Lydia Dare? Know of any other Historical Paranormal authors I should try?
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