by Amanda Ashley, Christine Feehan, and Ronda Thompson
LoveSpell, September, 2001.
Paperback, 395 pages.
After Twilight is a collection of three paranormal novellas by some of today's hottest rising romance writers. In "Masquerade," by Amanda Ashley, Leane, a young actress, is a member of the chorus of Phantom of the Opera, which is playing in Los Angeles. Dreaming of stardom, Leane is saved from attackers one night after the show by Jason Blackthorne. What she doesn't know is that Jason is an ancient vampire who longs to end his lonely existence. Can the love the of the right woman give him his life back and a chance for happiness? In "Midnight Serendade," by Ronda Thompson, a young wildlife photographer who likes to photographs wolves gets the shock of her life when the beautiful wolf she is photographing turns out to be a beautiful man -- when the moon isn't full, that is. Can love break the curse that haunts the handsome Rick Donovan? And in "Dark Dream," Christine Feehan takes us back in time in her popular Carpathian series. Prince Vladimir Dubrinsky sends out his most skilled warriors to fight the evil undead which so plagues mankind. Without lifemates, these brave warriors will eventually lose their emotions and be in danger of turning into the vampires they hunt, so they must be prepared to sacrifice themselves before that happens. Thousands of years later, the great hunter Falcon meets his lifemate. But is it too late to save Falcon from his fate?
Christine Feehan's story of when Prince Vladimir sent out his warriors to do battle will absolutely thrill fans of her popular Carpathian series; this novella about Falcon and his true love Sara is emotionally gripping and stunningly sensual. Ronda Thomson's werewolf story is truly romantic and moving, and "Masquerade" is a clever retelling of the Phantom of the Opera story itself, using the play as a backdrop. For romance readers who like to walk the dark side, After Twilight is the perfect midnight indulgence.
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This review was published in the February, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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