MISTS OF VELVET
Lovers of fantasy and Celtic lore will find Renwick’s second Immortals of Annwyn novel enjoyable. But with two major plotlines and a lot of background to squeeze in, some readers may be unsatisfied by the characters and their sexual chemistry.
Unable to resist the temptation of the otherworld of Annwyn, Rhys MacDonald, a mortal great- grandson of a banished Sidhe prince, slips into the hidden land through a secret doorway and is almost immediately captured and held captive. He is saved and healed by a young shapeshifting goddess who believes that he is her mate, as foreseen in her dreams. But all is not well in the land of immortals and fantastical creatures. To save this amazing world and his lover, Rhys will become one of nine warriors who will battle against the Dark Magick. (HEAT, Feb., 336 pp., $15.00)