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Ever After

(Dante's Circle #3.5)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  218 ratings  ·  30 reviews
From five bestselling authors comes five brand new novellas sure to heat up the night.

From Carrie Ann Ryan's Dante's Circle series, a demon from the fiery depths of hell must make his choice to follow in the footsteps of his father or love the submissive wolf who lays claim to his heart in His Choice.

From Marie Harte's Beasts of Burden, Eira, a fierce valkyrie, has spent
Published November 12th 2013 by Fated Desires Publishing, LLC (first published November 8th 2013)
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Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Who doesn't love Demons, Angels, Battle-Cats, Valkyries, Werewolves, PumaShifters, and Shifters of any type? You find something you like in this group! I read 4 new authors in this anthology! I've been a Lia Davis fan for almost a year, I have many Carrie Ann Ryan books, but keep running out of time to start one of the series. But I've found a new author to follow in this group! I loved the passion and comedy in Alpha Rising. Great banter back and forth between a strong female and the handsome s ...more
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NUMBER OF HEARTS: Over all 4 1/2
All reviews of each novella will be short and sweet just like the stories.

His Choice by Carrie Ann Ryan:
I loved Fawkes & Leslie’s story. But like any good novella I really wish the story was longer. I would have love to see more interaction between Fawkes & Leslie. If you have not read any of Carrie Ann’s Dante’s Circle book never fear you can read His Choice by itself, but I would encourage you to start
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was received free with the request for an honest review. The review is long, but I feel it only fair to invest my time in being thorough since I didn’t have to invest money in buying the book.

Ever After is a paranormal romance anthology. On one hand, I love anthologies because they give you an opportunity to try out new authors in small bursts, rather than committing to an entire novel. If you are like me and can’t bear to not finish a book, not matter whether or not you really like i
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Five Great Author's Five Amazing Stories. This novella is a Must Read, if you have read just one of these Author's books you will love all five. Each gives you an incredible story of their amazing work. Make sure you pick-up your copy and I guarantee you will want to keep reading them for a long time to come. I for one am looking forward for more of their books. ...more
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a MUST READ. What a GREAT set of novellas. Carrie Ann Ryan, Marie Harte, Rebecca Royce, Lia Davis and Leia Shaw did a great job not only writing them but putting them together. Fantastic job ladies! I'm looking forward to reading not only your novellas but also your books. Thank you! I enjoyed Ever After and recommend this to everyone. ...more
Sandy M
Dec 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Anthologies always make me nervous. I know it’s a good way to sample an author’s work to see if you’d like to pick up more of their books. Usually for me there’s only one or two of the featured novellas I like. All of these stories in this particular anthology have good elements in each, but this time around there’s something else that’s left me chomping at the bit – every one of them is part of a continuing series by each respective author, and they all leave the reader hanging with no resoluti ...more
Charity Costa
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
* ARC received form author in exchange for an honest review

Carrie Ann Ryan~ His Choice
I am so glad that we get to see Fawkes get his story; we meet Fawkes in Book 2 after he helps the triad and hunter escape from hell. A longtime friend of Bailin he knows that he doesn't have to follow in his father’s footsteps, which happens to be the Devil himself, and instead become a Demon of good just as Bailin has. But now that he has chosen the path of good and humanity what is helping to do now, he needs
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
GENRE: Romance
THEME: Paranormal, Mature, and Shifters

Ever After is an anthology packed full of supernatural romance that sets the pages on fire with the heat from each story. I usually stray from reading anthologies because I never feel I get enough of the storyline to get involved with the characters, but these five authors know how to hook line and sinker with their storytelling.

The first story is by an author whom I’ve read before Carrie Ann Ryan, she focuses on her Dante’s C
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In this is packed together some terrific authors with their own unique style of writing that as you read through each one of these delectable morsels you will be left scrambling to find more from each one of them. Each one of these is a quick bite of variety to satisfy anyone's hunger for passion and love associated with paranormal romance and those who we would love to run our fingers through there hair as our own. I personally do not read long and drawn out reviews and being that these are so ...more
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, anthology
***Received from Fated Desires for an honest review***

Oh, wow! This was an amazing set of stories by five fantastic authors.

Though each story is set in the paranormal genre, each is unique in every way imaginable, and took me from Hell to the immortal realm Asgard to places within the United States. The attraction between these strong men and sexy women simmered then exploded into fiery passion when each couple finally came together intimately for the first time. The strength and depth of what t
Kimberly Walter
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
His Choice(Dante's Circle) by Carrie Ann Ryan. Fawkes a demon warrior and son of Lucifer. He has to decide to follow his father's footsteps or find his one true-half.
Leslie is a submissive wolf, who having trouble within the pack after the near war her brother brought to the pack.
Fawkes and Leslie are true mates, they finally found each other while Fawkes is visiting Hunter and Becca.
Together they will help each other and become better for it.

Beasts of Burden by Marie Harte. Was a short stor
Eva Millien
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a great anthology of five paranormal stories by Carrie Ann Ryan, Rebecca Royce, Lia Davis, and Marie Hart.

In His Choice, a Dante’s Circle story, Fawkes one of Lucifer’s sons has a life decision to make. Meeting his mate, Leslie, a traumatized submissive wolf could make all the difference in the world to him. There was a couple of misses in the dialogue that I stumbled over, but they were minor and did not take away from this unique world that the author has created.

In Beasts of Burden,
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had to get this book because I fell in love with Fawkes in Her Warriors Three Wished and I have an obsession with the Dante's Circle Series.

What would you do if everyone who wanted you only wanted you to fulfill their own needs and desires?

Leslie has been through hell on earth over the past year. Her brother tried to force her into a mating with their packs Beta named Hunter only to have it blow up in his face when she revealed the location where they were hiding Becca his true mate. Leslie's
I have an issue with writing reviews to these types of books since I don’t want to write too much become a spoiler…
This is an excellent compilation of short stories by a variety authors. Like with any books that are similar to this it gives you a great variety of author and it gives you the opportunity to meet new to you authors.
The stories I really looking forward to read in this book were Carrie Ann’s His Choice and Lia Davis’s A Rebel Heart. They are both a part of two different series the on
Michelle Boone
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This anthology had 5 amazing books by 5 wonderful authors. Werewolves, demons, Valkyries, battle cats oh my can it get any better?

With the first book you get Carrie Ann Ryan's Dante's Circle book 3.5. Fawkes and Leslie. He's the son of the devil while she's a wolf who needs to be claimed. The details Miss Ryan is famous for in her novels is still present even in her short novellas. AMAZING.

The next is Marie Harte's Beasts of Burden. Eira is a Valkyrie who falls for two battle cars Hall and Ava
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ever After was a wonderful Anthology. It was filled with everything Paranormal from werewolves, shifters, cat- shifters, Gods and Goddesses, Demons and more. 5 great authors came together and each had their on book in the Ever After Anthology. This was a Fun read, filled with Romance and action but also a hot, steamy read. Most of the males were Alpha Males in each book, strong, powerful, sexy,and passionate. Most of the books were part of a series, that I can't wait to read more of each series. ...more
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from Goodreads Giveaways for an honest review. I have never read any of these authors before. I will admit I mainly wanted to read this book for Carrie Ann Ryan's story, which was amazing, but I ended up loving all the other stories in the book as well. I love anthologies they're one of my favorite things to read, but usually there's one story in the book that leaves me disappointed. That didn't happen this time, all the short stories were well written and left me wanting to ...more
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May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it

In the name of full disclosure: I only read Leia Shaw's story, Destined for Eden.

Destined for Eden was a short, light read with lots of funnies, some sexy, some action, and Leia Shaw's signature - the little bit of deep life lessons she likes to throw into all of her books.

When/if I read the rest of the stories, I will update this review.
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved all the stories in this anthology and that is an unusual occurrence. Carrie Ann Ryan and Lia Davis are go to authors for me, and they are why I bought this book. Their contributions were stellar as always, but I met a few new authors and I truly enjoyed their stories too.
Awesome! Always love to add new authors to my read list!
If you enjoy hot paranormal romance, Ever After is a book for you!
Rebecca Royce
Nov 08, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
Not going to rate this because I am one of the authors in it. But I wanted to make sure you guys saw that this was coming next week. Carrie Ann Ryan, Marie Harte, Leia Shaw, Lia Davis and myself. They're all NEW stories that either begin a new series or are already part of one. Its a Paranormal anthology. Check it out. I am thrilled to see the early reviews are so positive. We had a great time doing it. ...more
D Thomas
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read the story by Rebecca Royce.
Read the story by Lia Davis.
Will read more stories later.

Carrie Ann Ryan, Lia Davis, Rebecca Royce and Maria Harte are all known/go to authors for me. I will re-read the stories as the new ones in these series come out.

Leia Shaw is a new-to-me author. I am sure she will become a go-to also.
Nicoletta Campanelli
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a great paranormal anthology. I love the in-between novellas of my favorite series' that I follow by Lia Davis, Carrie Ann Ryan and Leia Shaw. In the process I was also able to get acquainted with Marie Harte's and Rebecca Royce's work. If you like sexy alpha males and sexy strong heroines then this book is it!! ...more
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. The authors each brought their own touch of style to their stories and their isn't one that I wouldn't want to read again. If you like paranormal romance this is a true treat. Now to really get to know these authors and read more by them :) ...more
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There were a few typo/editing issues but I enjoyed reading each of the stories in this anthology. I have already added the authors' other books to my TBR list. ...more
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is packed full of wonderful sexy paranormsl tales told by amazing authors. Novellas that are short, sweet, and sooooo sexy!
Lea Winkelman
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I so love these books I love carrie ann ryan's stories and this one sure kept me going to the end. cannot wait for book 4. ...more
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book but then have never read one by Carrie that is not great. Wonderful story telling. Keeps you reading.
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Talon Pack, Promise Me, and Elements of Five series, which have sold millions of books worldwide. She's the winner of a RT Book of the Year and a Prism Award in her genres. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced de ...more

Other books in the series

Dante's Circle (9 books)
  • Dust of My Wings (Dante's Circle, #1)
  • Her Warriors' Three Wishes (Dante's Circle, #2)
  • An Unlucky Moon (Dante's Circle, #3)
  • His Choice (Dante's Circle, #3.5)
  • Tangled Innocence (Dante's Circle, #4)
  • Fierce Enchantment (Dante's Circle, #5)
  • An Immortal's Song (Dante's Circle, #6)
  • Prowled Darkness (Dante's Circle, #7)
  • Dante's Circle Reborn (Dante's Circle, #8)

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