Anthology: The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
Story: 13 of 24
Romance Featured: Light Bender
Opening Line: “Sophia started the Honda 250X dirt bike.”
Night Vision features one of the most unusual paranormal characters I read in some time. Sophia is a Light Bender. The darker it is the better she sees. Bright light literally blinds her. Because of this unusual ability she lives alone in isolation, safe from the private and government agencies that would have her become an ‘asset’ or assassin.
Sophia stumbles upon the kidnapping of a federal agent while out riding her off-road motorcycle in a remote area. With no skills other than her night vision ability she rescues Mitch. Discovering the gang is running a slavery ring of supernatural’s like her, and that they have Mitch’s sister captive, Sophia lends her support to the rugged federal agent.
Saving lives and committing herself to a purpose draws Sophia out of her self-imposed withdrawal from the world. Night Vision delivers an excellent action thriller story combined with a blossoming romance. Something a little bit different from the rest of the collection. Heavier on the action and lighter on the romance, with a nice finale.
Mini Profile of Maria V. Snyder
Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Study, Magic Study and Fire Study. Her next book, Storm Glass will be out in spring 2009, and Sea Glass follows in the autumn.
More about the anthology and ‘reviewettes’ here.