Anthology: The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
Story: 1 of 24
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.