If you’re after a series that puts a brand new spin on shifters and vampires then you need to pick up Anne Bishop’s the Others series. It is fascinating. I’ve read a lot of paranormal romance, so maybe my view of all things that go bump in the night is a little skewed. You say vampire, my knee jerk reaction is sexy man of mystery, you say werewolf, my programmed response is ruggedly sexy beast who I must tame. There are a few series where this is turned on it’s head, for example, the Kate Daniels series where the shifters are still sexy, but the vampires are most assuredly not. The same with Bec McMaster and her London Steampunk series where being a full blown vampire turns you into a mindless monster.
Anne Bishop though in her Urban Fantasy series The Others takes it one step further: the world is different, humans aren’t the top of the food chain and more importantly they know they aren’t. The terre indigene aka the vampires and shifters otherwise known as the Others are in charge and allow humans to live on their land. Any trespass or violence against a terre indigene will be met with swift and terrible violence. It sounds like it could be a horror. But instead, it focuses on how humans and the Others can work together. It’s a slow burn type of series, with each book world wide events escalate which are all encapsulated within one group of both Others and humans. It’s utterly fascinating and addicting and I highly recommend people give it a try.
We were lucky enough to put Anne Bishop in the spotlight this month!
First romance book you ever read?
Probably something by Mary Stewart, Johanna Lindsey, or Victoria Holt.
Tea or coffee?
Favorite snack when reading/writing?
No snacks or beverages are allowed near the laptop.
Favorite trope to read?
Pineapple? No, that’s tropical. My favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction, mystery, romance, and thrillers.
Last book you read that would recommend?
[new-release title=”Wild Country” author=”Anne Bishop”]
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