Playing Easy to Get (Vikings Underground #3)
for Turn Up the Heat by Sherrilyn Kenyon
for Hunter's Oath by Jaid Black
for The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole
I bought this book specifically for the Cole story, as it is technically #1 in the series and I've already read #2 & 3 - and god it was good! Very hot and steamy, and very well written, it's obvious she wrote it at the same time as book #2 because at the end there they overlap.
Hunter's Oath was really good too, and sweet. I real ...more
Well, do yourself a favour, and skip straight to that story, because the first two in this anthology, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Turn up the Heat and Jaid Black’s Hunter’s Oath, probably aren’t worth your time – at least that was the case for me.
Turn up the Heat - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Thankfully, I’ve read Sherrilyn Ken ...more
Note that I gave the whole anthology a 3-star rating because I just didn't know how else to compromise between my very disparate ratings of the three ...more
I thought the romance between Nikolae and Myst was yummy. Just the right mix of friction and romance. The sex was hot (about my limit - but oh so good). I ...more
The Warlord Wants Forever is a short story that introduces readers to the immensely popular Immortals After Dark Series. If you actually started out the series with book one, “A Hunger Like No Other”, then you’ve already met the h/h of this story: valkyrie Myst the Coveted, and turned vampire and ...more
Sherrilyn Kenyon's contribution was typical SK. A goody-two-shoes heroine with no life whatsoever that needs just the right guy to unleash the temptress that's lurking just beneath her holier-than-thou facade. A tall, dark, and dangerous hero with a shady past and a murderous "family" bossman on his tight ass, that just happens to have a penchant for the Dairy Maid thing the heroin ...more
"Turn Up The Heat" (non-PNR) - Sherrilyn Kenyon
One more fun, exciting adventure featuring the men & women of B.A.D. (Bureau of American Defense (think off-the-books CIA-like).
I LOVE her BAD series - many are stories in anthol's. - and wish she'd write another full-length BAD book.
"Hunter's Oath" (PNR) - Jaid Black
Cool, I stumbled over a 2nd JB anthol. story featuring the hidden underground world of the Vikings! Must check out this author.
"The Warlord Wants Forever" (PNR) - K ...more
1. This one
2. A Hunger Like No Other
3. No Rest for the Wicked
4. Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
5. Dark Needs at Nights Edge (releases May 2008)
6. Dark Desires After Dusk (releases June 2008)
"Hunters Oath" by Jaid Black is her Warlords of the Viking Underground Series,#3 and was very...different. Series order is:
1. Beseiged in "The Hunted,"
2. Hunter's Right in "T ...more
Which was AWESOME!
I adored the story, and just plain loved the chemistry between Vince and Allison! The conclusion of the story was so heartfelt, beautiful, and euphoric that I fell in love with this short story! I felt the characters to be very real and believable, and the plot was just plain fun!
5 stars for HUNTER’S OATH by Jaid Black.
Sophia attended her brother’s funeral in Alaska. She takes a taxi to the airport, but the driver locks her inside and instead drives her to a cabin in a remote area of Alaska. Two tall, weird mountain men pay money to the taxi driver and take Sophia to an underground society of Viking people. There is a shortage of women, so they kidnap women from above and sell them on the auction block to be wives to the ...more
I purchased this book solely for the Kresey Kole Novel "the warlord wants forever" but decided it was worth reading the other two stories included.
The first story in the book was just plain ridiculous and unfortunately very far fetched. I understand that in a short story the plot has to move fast but honestly this was just stupid. This lady lands on a 'fantasy' island then within a couple of hours has
I even remember the Jaid Black story. This is why I write reviews, it's so I can remember later on what I liked/disliked about a story, and I'm so mad at myself I didn't write one for this.
FWIW, I loved The Warlord Wants Forever, and didn't care for the other 2 stories.
(1) "Turning up the Heat" by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
An enjoyable romance story of an average woman winning a romance readers competition that leads her to meeting a bad-boy, ex-mafia hit man that is in hiding. I have only just recently started reading some of Kenyon's work and I truly love her writing style. i find her stories flow incredibly well and sucks you in straight away (no matter how far-fet ...more
Sherrilyn Kenyon's story, while having potential, was just too darn short. I haven't read any of the BAD series before, and while I found Z intriguing enough to get me to look up another one, this one just fell a bit flat. Interesting premise, not enough time to develop it as it deserved. I would say 2 stars for this.
Jaid Black's story was a bit better than Kenyon's. Again, less than a hundred pages just isn't enough to do justice to a story. It is a world I wouldn ...more
The first story, Turn Up the Heat by Sherrilyn Kenyon was probably my least favorite, I liked the idea. The heroine was good as well, and was the hero but to me the story just went by too fast. I guess thats what a short story is but I just felt it could have been a bit longer, some details I felt nee ...more
The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole: (4 stars)
(Immortals After Dark, #1)
What a great start to a new series for me! I'm so excited to read the next ones.
This was a different kind of story for me because it was a short story (only about 120 pages) so everything kind of moved quickly.
Although that can be good in some cases, it's why I gav ...more
The first of three novellas was Sherrilyn Kenyon's “Turn Up the Heat.” This offering is loosely tied in to her Bad Agency series, but only just-barely. The story focuses on Allison, an average woman from Georgia, who works in a dead end job and has no prospects for love. She spent several of the last several years caring for a dying mother. Just just broke up with her two timing boyfriend. And her fa ...more
3* – Allison wins a contest and ends up on an island able to live her favourite fantasy for one week. She meets Vince and they have an adventure. I didn’t find her fantasy all that great but it was okay.
Hunter’s Oath - Jaid Black
3* - Sofia Rowley has just lost her brother and has come to Alaska for his funeral when she kidnapped by the Bride Hunters (a band of hunters who find brides on the outside for their county men who live under the earth). The brides are ...more
-- Completed 12/13/2013 --
Before I begin, if you're looking for the cover shown on Kresley Cole's website (you know, the one with the grayed out hunk and the shiny green title?), know that if you're getting this story in paperback, it WON'T have that cover. It took me a lot of researching to discover that A Warlord Wants Forever is a novella, NOT a full blown novel. So unless you have an E-Reader and you're getting the electronic version of this sto ...more
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New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and ...more