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Wild & Steamy by Meljean Brook
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Aug 07, 11

bookshelves: vaginal-urban-fantasy, short-stories
Read in August, 2011

OK! I'm in love with 2 of these authors and unfamiliar with the 3rd, so I have a varied review on this, which is a delightful collection. The two stories I loved (by the authors I know and love) were KINDA wild and steamy, but more than that they were delightful romances set in worlds I love visiting.

"THE BLUSHING BOUNDER" by Meljean Brook
This is set in the steampunk world of the Iron Duke (which I reviewed and LOVED). It is just a really sweet, beautiful story about one of the tangental characters in the main series. I enjoyed it a lot, I was reminded why I think this is one of the best and most interesting steampunk worlds out there, and was definitely craving a WHOLE novel set in the world...I WANT IT NOW! There wasn't a ton of sex in this, but it was a sweet romance, and I thought it was wonderful.

"VIXEN" by Jill Myles
I don't know this author at all, but I have seen her books and wanted to try them out. When you compare it to the previous (and following) novella, this is just kinda waaaay too racy, and porn-y for my PERSONAL tastes. It follows shapeshifters, which I like, but I'm not a big fan of 2 guys and a girl romance, so I dunno. Just not my style. I'll pick up a full-length by her to see if being familiar with her world-building helps understand this piece better.

"KITTEN-TIGER & THE MONK" by Carolyn Crane
THIS IS MY FAVORITE URBAN FANTASY SERIES WORLD. Ahem. I love Mind Games with an unnatural fervor. This was a fantastic glimpse into side characters, adds to the bizarre and comic-book inspired world these characters live in, and it was just a fun ride. There was some steamy stuff in here, and because there was great context and character and history around it, I was sucked in. Definitely can't wait for the next book in the main series, PACKARD I LOVE YOU!!!

Anyway, for 2.99 this is a good buy, and if you are familiar with any of these authors' works, you'll definitely get a kick out of this lovely collection.
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message 1: by Alexis (new)

Alexis You've convinced me! Just bought it. :)


message 2: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay I was wondering if the Mind Games short story was worth it. Good to know and I'm off to buy it now since the library isn't carrying this one!


Stephanie can't wait to read the next Iron Seas book. this was a nice holdover. just started Mind Games, a little slow at first put starting to pick up


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