Author: Gigi Gericault
WhatWhat: A witch in search of the catalyst that will unleash her powers finds it, and it’s alive. Specifically, it’s a gorgeous wolf shifter named Dodger. They have sex.
Dodger caught her effortlessly, and she wrapped her legs around his tapered waist.
“You brute!” She panted against his parted lips.
“My witch,” he growled possessively, groping her ass through the light fabric of her dress. He dropped to his knees, still holding her flush against his body. (loc 118)
Verdict: This is definitely erotic romance (specifically “erotic paranormal romance,” I guess), not hardcore erotica. Nothing weird happens here, and there’s a definite happy-ever-after ending. I realize I’m using “nothing weird happens” to describe sex between a witch and a werewolf, but I’ve been at this a long time, and my palate’s jaded. This is sweet and romantic, and yes, erotic; perfect for the romance reader who likes a high “heat level” and wants a short Halloween read.