Something Wicked This Way Comes (Claws and Fangs #1)
Fatman & Robyn Jaid Black
Jake Chamberlin, star quarterback of the New York Bloods, has a dirty, not-so-little secret—he’s into chubby chicks. He does all he can to resist temptation, but when Jake bumps into the gorgeous Robyn DiMarco at a bistro in Little Italy, all bets are off.
Scarred and Kilt Laurann Dohner
Matty has a new neighbor, and she strongly suspec...more
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Sexy Scottish vampire meets scarred shut-in. Fabulous sex ensues. I love Laurann Dohner, she is one of my favorite authors!
Tinderbox by Regina Carlysle 3 1/2 stars
Sexy shifters find their mate. I don't usually go for ménage but this was well written with an HEA. These shifters are all about their mate.
Asterion by Katalina Leon 2 stars
Mythology based storyline. This one just didn't work for me. The characters were not developed at all and the dialogue was ...more
Fatman & Robyn Jaid Black - Hate the name. This was the first thing I read by Jaid Black, and though I didn't dislike the story per say, I don't like the title. I didn't care for it being all about the junk in the main female's trunk etc. But, I think I can dig Jaid's writing style and thus gi ...more
I had already read the other two stories related to this one and I'm glad I finally got my hands on this anthology so that I could read it. It was really good but like all her short stories, too damn short and leaves you wanting more! Which is good and bad. Good because you just can't wait to get your hand on her next book. Bad because you have to wait months to do so! Jejeje
As for the other stories in the anthology... Well, I got this a ...more
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
Review: Warning this book has BDSM, strong language, and really hot sex.
Something Wicked This Way Comes is the Second Volume. I really enjoyed reading about some new authors, so now I’ve added to my list of books that I’d like to read. I really didn’t know what I was getting myself in for when I started reading this book. There are six mini stories and I enjoyed each and every one in a diffe ...more
Expected Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Overall, this was a very well-rounded steamy anthology, with a little bit of something for everyone. With stories running the gamut from contemporary to BDSM to paranormal polyamory to vampires to sci-fi and mythology, it’s a great range of short, steamy stories that all manage to have a *ahem* satisfying endin ...more
Personally my intial reactions to the stories are as follows:
I'm in love with the BDSM story, it was short and sweet but got down to the hot scenes quickly, you got the sense that we are peeking in on their story that they had some history and that the story will continu ...more
The Jaid Black story: Fatman and Robyn was 3 stars for me. First off I liked that it involved an atypical heroine (as given by the title she was curvy). I liked the interaction between Jake and Robyn, but I could have done with a little more sex. This is my first book by Black and I would definitely give her other books a try.
I'm not going to lie - I love short story anthologies. Other reviewers seem to get cranky and whine about how the stories aren't long enough, they don't know the author, they like shifter not BDSM, they didn't like every story, blah, blah, blah.
Get over it, people.
Short story anthologies are just that, an anthology, which simply means a collection gathered together for consumption. You don't have read it in order, you don't ha ...more
Loved this short about a scarred human female who races to her vampire neighbor's rescue (though he doesn't need it) when she suspects a vampire hunter is entering his house at dawn. Cute and sexy and well done for a short story.
Tinderbox by Regina Carlysle - 3 stars
A female jaguar shifter finds her mates in two investigators after she is kidnapped out of a mall parking lot. This one is straight up sex, so unfortunately I was kind of bored. My favorit ...more
Here's my breakdown of the stories with star ratings for each:
"Scarred and Kilt" by Laurann Dohner 3.5 stars
"Tinderbox" by Regina Carlysle 4.5 stars
"Asterion" by Katalina Leon 3 stars
"Decadent Dance" ...more
SCARRED AND KILT
By Laurann Dohner – is a clever little story with a heroine who is both brave and wary, not to mention inquisitive and a tiny bit aggressive. Matty’s had some hard knocks in her life and what I liked about her character is that she epitomizes the phrase, “That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. The author presented me with a woman who no longer bows to bullies yet somehow has kept a part of her innocence and t ...more
Something Wicked Comes this way is pretty much what you would expect from an erotic literature anthology. Some of the stories are good, some are bad and some are just damn bizarre.
My reactions whilst reading this book went from this:
All in all the book was good. The stories were well written, well developed and really imaginative…sometimes TOO imaginative.
I am going to go through each story (as they appear in the book) and give you my thought ...more
This is an entertaining anthology of short stories about women who find their loves in unexpected ways. Among other oddities, we have shape shifters, aliens in ancient Greece, and vampires.
All of the stories are hot, and the writing is exceptional for an anthology. Readers will find lots of sex in the short stories, and all are fairly complete within themselves. My favorite was Scarred and Kilt ...more
Scarred and Kilt- Nice story. Really liked Matty.
Tinderbox- Ok story with good characters.
Asterion- Interesting concept and good read.
Decadent Dance- Really enjoyed this. Would have loved an extra chapter or epilogue to round out the story.
Sahara Heat- Didnt enjoy this at all. I felt no connection with the characters and the story seemed forced.