Touch of Evil by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
Touch of Evil is a mixed bag. There were aspects of it that I liked a great deal, and aspects that didn’t work for me.
First, the good: C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp’s vampires and werewolves are different from the usual fare. The vampires in Touch of Evil are victims of a parasite and ruled by a hive mind; the werewolves are matriarchal and not tied to the lunar cycle.
Kate’s “Not Prey” status, which is a sort of vampire diplomatic immunity, may be the most interesting plot device in Touch of Evil. Being Not Prey affords Kate certain privileges, but all of them are lost if she exhibits any “prey” behaviors. This means that she can’t do what most of us would do in her shoes: run like hell. Watching Kate attempt to evade her enemies... Read More
Cathy ClampCie T. Adams and Cathy Clamp began writing as a team in 1997. They quickly learned that their individual talents in writing created a dynamite combination in historical and paranormal novels. Cathy resides in the Texas Hill Country with her husband, dogs, cats and 24 Boer/Spanish cross goats. Cie lives in the Denver metro with her dog and cats. The duo also write fantasy under pseudonym Cat Adams. Learn more at C.T. Adams’ & Cathy Clamp’s website.
Thrall — (2006-2008) Publisher: Kate Reilly has a hard time trusting people. Six years ago, the love of her life turned her over to the vampire parasites who call themselves the Thrall. Katie survives the powerful bite of the master parasite only to discover that the Thrall’s venom, coupled with her own natural psychic ability, has transformed her. Now she is next in line to be the Thrall Queen — and each day might be her last as a human. Tom, a handsome firefighter, arouses all of Katie’s dormant senses, but her heart shies away. After Dylan’s betrayal, how can she trust any man — even a seemingly perfect and terribly sexy werewolf? Tom’s sincerity — and sex appeal — begins to wear down Katie’s defenses. But his increasingly insistent charm hides a potentially deadly secret: his werewolf pack is hiding the one person who can stop the Thrall from completing Katie’s transformation into Queen — and they won’t give her up.
Touch of Evil by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
Tales of the Sazi — (2004-2010) Publisher: Welcome to a new reality. Shapeshifters live among us. The Sazi are wolves and bears, snakes, raptors and cats. With each full moon, their bodies sprout fur, or scales or even feathers. They are all races, all countries, all cultures, but are forced to hide from the human population — hide in plain sight. If anyone had proof of their existence, they would be captured for testing, or slaughtered en masse. Tony, a hitman for the Mafia, was brutally attacked during a hit gone wrong. He woke up furry, and now, with every full moon, he changes into a wolf. Months later, Tony has a bad feeling that the wolf-senses are encroaching on his human life. This is confirmed when he meets a new client, Sue, and feels an immediate attraction to her. But there’s a bigger problem — she wants to hire him to kill her. As he’s drawn further into her life and her problems, the wolf inside of him clamors to be let out — and he realizes he’s not the only one around whose life is ruled by the moon… But Tony and Sue’s enemies aren’t only those in the mob and aren’t just furry. Sue’s family has their own agenda, and Tony is definitely in the way. Come explore the complex world of Tony Giodone. Meet Mafia Boss Carmine Leone, and his lovely wife, Linda. Play poker with Joey the Snake, and run from a rival hit man, as well as the homicide detective who is obsessed with arresting Tony. Engulf your senses in a supernatural world where emotions are visible in the air like faded watercolors, and the scent of fear makes your stomach growl.
Weirdly: A Collection of Strange Tales — (2007) (with Bernita Harris) From sci-fi to paranormal to weird, from chilling to odd to scary, Weirdly will sate your lust for strangeness in bite-sized pieces. Each tale weaves its own spell. Vampires, beasts, ghosts, evil creatures and, of course, every day people inhabit Weirdly’s pages. Harland’s wife makes her presence known from the other side… The Beekeeper must come to terms with passing over… Heather and her mother join forces to disguise a murder… Lillie searches for missing children… Samantha finds out a school semester can be more than just schoolwork… All these tales and more. Dare you read them? Authors: C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp, Faith Bicknell-Brown, James Cheetham, Marva Dasef, M.E. Ellis, Bernita Harris, Stacia Helpman, Rae Lindley, Lion Irons, Rosa Orrore, and Amanda Tieman.