Thursday, March 19, 2009

Reviewette – “The Temptation of Robin Green” by Carrie Vaughn

Anthology: The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
Story: 1 of 24
Pages: 18
Romantic Feature: Selkie
Opening Line: “The talking dog always whined when Robin fed the griffin.”

This Carrie Vaughn story is a strong opening for the collection. Robin is a young military officer with a degree in biology recruited as a research assistant to work in a top secret government laboratory. The lab is stocked with all manner of supernatural creatures including vampires, werewolves, mermaids, unicorns and more. Robin works the night shift feeding and caring for the collection. A new acquisition has just arrived - a selkie.

The selkie never speaks, but the virginal Robin becomes enchanted with the compellingly erotic creature in his human form. Robin succumbs to the obvious temptation. Throwing caution to the wind she engineers the selkie’s escape and they disappear to Mexico for a life of passion and abandon. Things don’t work out as Robin plans and the story concludes with a wonderful but bittersweet happily ever after. Beautifully told with some great moments.

Tomorrows Story: Succubus Seduction by Cheyenne McCray

Mini-Profile of Carrie Vaughn
New York Times bestselling author of a series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged.

More about the anthology here.


  1. Sounds like a great story to start with (=

  2. I love this idea, look forward to the reviews. Can't wait til you to get to Jeanine Frost, love her books. (too bad I can never remember how to spell her name)

  3. Unfortunately this particular short didn't work for me. I agree some parts were good (actually, I'd say more 'OK'), but as whole, nope, didn't work.

    Have you read all the stories yet? I'm making my way through leisurely as time allows.

  4. A decent start certainly Mishel.

    Thanks wcvamp,Jeaniene's story is #15 so a couple weeks until I get there . . .

    KMont I am pretty easy to please most of the time and I am a sucker for those kinds of endings. Haven't read any of the stories other then the one so far. I am doing them one at a time because of time constraints too which is why I have introduced the 'reviewette' format. Let's me do my regular reviews without ignoring the anthologies.

  5. Love Carrie Vaughn! There aren't that many selkie stories out there but I love the ones I can find :)

  6. Ladytink if you haven't tried them the romances by Virginia Kantra feature selkies. They are quite good.


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