by Susan Squires – If you like your supernatural romances with a sci-fi twist (in this case, time travel), if you like historical romances, if you like well-written romances with steamy sex scenes here and there, you have found your author in Squires. This novel, published in 2009, is the first in a series that now has 3 volumes, with more to come (I hope). The characters are well-drawn and engaging, the plot is intriguing, the sex is integral to the story, the writing is excellent.
The supernatural element: vampires. The time-travel element in this series: via a device made by Leonardo da Vinci. The historical element in this particular novel: from modern-day California to the French Revolution, at the height of Robespierre’s power. All three elements spoke to me and Squires made them mesh very nicely indeed. (finished 7/20/11)