A MERMAID'S KISS
Gifted erotic author Hill launches a new paranormal series with the interesting combo of a spiritual quest and a spicy sexual relationship. Her take on angels, demons and good vs. evil is intriguing, but a brisker pace and more plot developments would have been welcome. Still, there's loads of series potential here.
Prime Legion Commander Jonah has fought against the Dark Ones for centuries, and the weight of endless battles preys on his soul and allows a Dark One to strike a blow that severs one of his wings. Cursed mermaid Anna sees Jonah crash into the sea and rescues him.
Wounded physically, Jonah's soul is also tormented. Only through repeated sexual joining can he be healed. The
poison that affects his soul is more difficult to cure, however, and Jonah and Anna must journey far from the ocean to see a shaman, with Dark Ones still tracking them. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Nov., 384 pp., $15.00)