Each of these authors, collectively known as the Jewels of the Quill, brings something unique and interesting to this anthology. It's an eclectic mix to suit every reader's taste -- from paranormal romance to historical.

Hugh Riva has an important choice to make between love and comfort in Janet Lane Walters' "Woman Cast in Amber." In "Turquoise Twilight," by Jane Toombs, Talissa Hunter travels to European vampire country. In Karen Wiesner's romantic horror, "Blood of Amethyst," evil is lurking in the woods of Woodcutter's Grim. Beth Collins answers a singles ad only to find her life in danger in "Petals of a Topaz Jewel," by Carrie S. Masek.

There's a new marshal in town who's on a mission to shut down all the brothels in "Sapphire Dreams," by Nancy Pirri. Mina only wants one thing in her life -- Lucian's love, in Cassie Walder's "Saurian Bloodstone." Strange things start happening after psychic identical twins buy tanzanite earrings in "The Tanzanite Return," by C.J. Winters. In "The Moonstone Fire," by Christine DeSmet, John thinks he can handle anything until he meets a young homeless woman and her son. (WHISKEY CREEK, Mar., 407 pp., $13.95)
Reviewed by: 
Barb Anderson