SISTERS OF EMSHARRA
McKeever offers two linked novellas featuring futuristic women and human men. The females come across as so strong and foreign that they seem cold and unlikable. Also, readers may need to consult the book's glossary to understand the fantastical terms McKeever uses, which distracts from the story. However, the explosive chemistry and sexual scenarios may be enough to
satisfy some readers' appetites.
In "Predator's Salvation," Mateo dreams of a fantasy woman unlike anyone he's known. LaMia, an Inanna predator, embodies his dreams. But she's also his enemy, the woman who destroyed his family. (SIREN, Nov. '06., 250 pp., $13.99)