This is a paranormal erotica anthology. If that's not your thing, stop reading.
There are 3 stories in this anthology: one short story related to KateThis is a paranormal erotica anthology. If that's not your thing, stop reading.
There are 3 stories in this anthology: one short story related to Kate Douglas' Wolf Tales series. In that one, AJ and Mik (who are a male couple) find the missing Mary Ellen and end up her life mates. There's a pimp after her. He doesn't fare well.
Fantaisie by Noelle Mack involves a French noble and lion in a time-warp chateau with magical properties and a visiting hair stylist (hired to put beads in the lion's mane. Very imaginative with a hint of historical erotica mixed in.
Call of the Wild by Kathleen Dante is about a werewolf police officer and a woman on the way to seek out her family history who is endangered by a drunk driver. Eventually, she finds some of her heritage with the police officer after some very steamy sex scenes.
All three were pretty good, but like most erotica, the story takes a back seat to the sex scenes. If you want a good story as well, try Emma Holly. ...more
This is a one-off paranormal romance about a landscape designer and a Facebook-style company founder falling in love. There are other dorky fun friendThis is a one-off paranormal romance about a landscape designer and a Facebook-style company founder falling in love. There are other dorky fun friends, and a couple ghosts haunting the family estate they are all working to renovate. Eventually, they solve the 100+ year old mystery of the murder of the lady of the house and the start of the curse on the family. Molly Harper has a knack for creating loveable, entertaining characters, and that talent shines in this book. I enjoyed it. ...more
This book should have been incredible, because the author is fantastic, and this is a spin off from the Black Swan series, which is one of my favoriteThis book should have been incredible, because the author is fantastic, and this is a spin off from the Black Swan series, which is one of my favorites. Unfortunately, I think the author was having an off month or rushing or just not feeling it when she wrote this book. It starts promising enough, but soon devolves into the narrator TELLING the reader what's going on instead of SHOWING the reader. Naughty, naughty-very bad storytelling!! Omniscient narration is a cheater's shortcut, and half of the book was plagued by it. It left me feeling distant from the characters, not caring what happened to them and quickly forgetting details about the story.
The premise is that a Scottish pack of werewolves (one of the largest on the planet) leaves to settle the werewolf paradise dimension discovered in book 3 or 4 of the Black Swan series. The leader of the pack falls in love with the daughter of the leader of the neighboring pack. There's a wild bear, he saves her life, but is badly injured. She fights for him, then nurses him back to health. ...more
I was thrilled that this free short story came out. It's a companion to the new book "Firebug" by Lish McBride, one of my tippy-top favorite authors wI was thrilled that this free short story came out. It's a companion to the new book "Firebug" by Lish McBride, one of my tippy-top favorite authors who is simply not famous enough for the amount of talent she has. You should read her books. They are F-U-N-N-Y! If you happen to love snarky fantasy, they are amazing. Read them.
But I haven't read Firebug quite yet, so maybe I'm a hypocrite. I can't quite remember if Firebug JUST came out or is ABOUT to come out. I absolutely will, though. Pinky swear. This book introduce me to the world of the heroine - a firestarter indebted to a mafia-style vampire who uses her as one of her enforcers. It's a hidden world of mixed up fantasy, and this story features some witches in a gingerbread house who are behind paying their protection money to the vampire. Twisted, a bit dark, and a very creative take on the fairy tale. Liked the story, loved the characters. ...more
I bought this from an Amazon recommendation. I'm pretty sure it was on sale cheap, and it sounded intriguing. It was ok, just much too short. Not enouI bought this from an Amazon recommendation. I'm pretty sure it was on sale cheap, and it sounded intriguing. It was ok, just much too short. Not enough time was spent developing characters and getting the reader to care about them enough to want to buy the next book. Jade Crow and her entourage could maybe grow to become interesting, but it's hard to commit to a series that has a weak start. I doubt I'll read more.
Jade is a sorceress in hiding form her former boyfriend and evil sorcerer. She's a full-on comic/video game/roll playing geek living in a town with tons of magical folk, though the humans and college kids that live there are clueless. Someone puts a spell on a friend of Jade's and she's drawn into the race to stop the bad magic users, but if she uses much of her magic, she'll draw the attention of the man she's hiding from. Rock, hard place....more
I bought this book for the Undead Sublet (Half Moon Holow #2.5) story by Molly Harper. I love that series - light, funny paranormal romance. This storI bought this book for the Undead Sublet (Half Moon Holow #2.5) story by Molly Harper. I love that series - light, funny paranormal romance. This story is about chef Tess subletting a house from vampire Sam's soon-to-be-ex-wife only to discover that Sam has not vacated the premises and refuses to leave. A prank war ensues, until both realize that they need each other's help to get what they most want.
I skipped the Katie MacAlister story. I simply hate the Dark Ones series.
Jessica Sims's Out with a Fang (Midnight Liaisons #1.5) was okay. I don't know much about the series, but this story about a were jaguar Ruby going on a blind date with a vampire who turns out to be someone she knew when he was human, was okay.
Victoria Danann is an independent author who writes incredibly good sci-fi/fantasy mash-ups that are part mystery and part romance. The only other autVictoria Danann is an independent author who writes incredibly good sci-fi/fantasy mash-ups that are part mystery and part romance. The only other author who does this hybrid incorporating both sci-fi and fantasy that I know of is Wen Spencer (one of my TOP favorite authors). If you know of others who do this well, please comment on this review. This is part of the Black Swan series (see my other reviews - an excellent series), and it focuses on a new arrival to the dimension - Her name is Atalanta, and she's from a very close dimension, because she wasn't all that traumatized coming over. First half of this novella is her backstory - she was left at the alter, betrayed, and decides to start a new life. She moves to Boston and buys a house boat. On her maiden solo voyage, she runs into strange weather and ends up crossing dimensions. Part two is her acclimatization to the new dimension and her job in the Order of the Black Swan. She's paired up with an established character, but I have a hunch that she's not going to end up with him. She's done a project involving a demon artifact, and the book ends on a cliff-hanger where she's waking up in a demon prison (probably in yet a third dimension - a demon one.) ...more
Book 5 in a solidly good urban fantasy/mystery series about a police officer/mechanic who happens to be an unwilling shaman. There's a magical killerBook 5 in a solidly good urban fantasy/mystery series about a police officer/mechanic who happens to be an unwilling shaman. There's a magical killer on a rampage in Seattle, and Joanne and Billy can't figure it out, but it's tougher than anything Joanne has faced before. This installment features the return of the presumed-dead Coyote, but in the flesh instead of strictly on the mystical plane. Sparks fly between Joanne and her long-time mentor (who's very close to her age.) There's a reporter who won't give up and the sudden appearance of Joanne's BFF from high school (not happy to see her at all.) There's also a new spirit guide to match a character on her drum. And Gary had an excellent scene with his Tortoise spirit totem, beating the crap out of the big bad. There was also an appearance by the Green Man, from a previous book. It was a really entertaining read. ...more