Monday, March 23, 2009

Reviewette – “Taking Hold” by Anya Bast

Anthology: The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
Story: 5 of 24
Pages: 21
Romance Featured: Werewolf/Human
Opening Line: “She could lose this child.”

Taking Hold is a story of forbidden love. Mac and Lily are searching a wintry mountainside for a missing Pack teenager named Casey. Mac is a werewolf and the pack loner and tracker and Lily is a human and a nurse. Their search becomes a harrowing experience as Lily almost dies from a fall through ice into a frozen lake and they both almost perish at the hands of ruthless human hunters who have been chasing the young Casey for sport in order to lure Mac to the scene.

Lily and Mac recognize their mutual attraction and bond over their shared experience, an ideal pairing as two outsiders from their respective communities. Some nice character development given the brevity of the story. Despite the laws of the land that frown upon mixed species relationships, they throw caution to the wind.

No surprises or twists but a nicely told romance story.

Mini Profile of Anya Bast
National bestselling author of the Elemental Witches series.

More about the anthology and ‘reviewettes’ here.


  1. I've read a short story by Anya Bast before but I don't believe I've read any of her books before. She sounds like a good writer though :)

  2. Ladytink, I've read a couple of her novels and always been entertained.


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