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Vodou. Obeah. Santeria. These religions seem mysterious and dark to the uninitiated, but the truth is often very different. Still, while they hold the potential for great power, they can be dangerous to those who don’t take appropriate precautions. Interfering with the spirits is best left to those who know what they’re doing, for when the proper respect isn’t shown, troub ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published October 27th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
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Exina
This review is only for The Bird by Eli Easton.

The story is set in Jamaica, in 1870. Colin Hastings, an English nobleman is sent to his father’s sugarcane plantation to fix some managerial problems. Colin is get immediately fascinated by the native atmosphere, people, and especially by the forbidden Obeah religion practiced there. When Tiyah, a native Obeah priestess offers him a life of passion, his heart’s most secret desire, he agrees to participate in an Obeah ritual.
What if Tiyah could rea
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
This is a sinful, sensual treat for Halloween; like dark, bitter chocolate, it will melt on your tongue, making you crave more.

3.5 stars rounded up to 4 because two of the stories were truly outstanding; see the much more accurate individual story ratings/reviews below.



The Dance
Kim Fielding
~4.25~


#contemporary; grief/comfort; possession; sensual, nongraphic sex; spirits; mystery; tentative HEA

Kim Fielding never fails me. The Dance is a tightly woven tale of grief, lost souls, and the gray on th
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Eli Easton
Oct 05, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Yay! It's gothika #2 -- just in time for Halloween! Release date is Oct 27th. If you liked "stitch", I think you'll like "bones" too. And isn't that a lovely man on the cover? :-)

ETA: Bones is out today! Here is my desktop post showing my visual inspirations for this story:
http://elieaston.com/desktop-the-bird...

Currently 25% off at DSP til Oct 31st!
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Eli
John The Cosmic Wanderer
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
The Bird by Eli Easton - 5 stars Really good. Very engaging and I was a bit emotional towards the end.

The Dance by Kim Fielding - 4 stars

The Book of St. Cyprian by Jamie Fessenden - 3 stars - basically the whole story is about 2 boys versus a rabid possessed dog

Uninvited by B.G. Thomas DNF. - I know the author was trying to be funny but it did not translate well for me
Adam
BR with anthology-reading-buddy/secret-ninja/all-around-badass Mishyjo. All of those descriptors are true.

My calculator says 3.75 stars. We'll round that up to 4 and call it a day.

I liked gothika #2 a lot, though the first book, Stitch, had somewhat of a star-crossed lovers theme which I enjoyed more. If a gothika #3 is in the works, I'd definitely read it.



'Bird' by Eli Easton
Rating: 4 stars
Date read: Nov 9, 2014

Colton Hastings is an aristocratic Englishman, sent to Jamaica to take care of the
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Adrianamae, Marco's fan
3.75 general rating

This anthology has to do with different types of ritualistic "religions"

Kim Fielding's "The Dance" 4.00 rating
Where we can see what happens when a lover doesn't know how to let go...even in death unless said partner follows him to the grave. But thanks to a hunky voodoo practitioner and his horny "Iwas" this doesn't happen as long as they lend their bodies as vehicles. Let's go dancing! This story was scarily, charmingly good.

Eli Easton's "The Bird" 3.5 rating
In which our he
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Giulio

I loved Stitch (Gothika #1) by Eli Easton
much more than this second instalment, which is focused on Voodoo.

The Bird by Eli Easton - 4 stars
Really good. Almost lyrical and extremely sensual.

The Dance by Kim Fielding - 2 stars
The premise and the writing are good but the plot execution was risible. It didn't work out for me.

The Book of St. Cyprian by J. Fessenden - 3.5 stars
I liked the creepy and scary aspect of this story, unfortunately the romance was too undeveloped.

Uninvited by B.G. Thomas - 3 stars
Gory and macabre, it's th
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Heller
Wow. What a great collection of stories. I’ve maybe learned more about Vodou than I wanted to or is safe to if I go by B.G.’s story! This is a diverse collection that gives both history and great breakdowns of the religion. For me there are definitely some standout stories. The Easton
and Fielding stories were opposite ends of the spectrum where one is historical and the other modern but both just fabulous little gems. I found the Thomas story gave the most detail about Vodou and was the most fan
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Breann
The Dance by Kim Fielding 5 stars
Bram has been dealing with the death of his boyfriend and his own near death experiences. Then he meets Daniel, who comes to tell him that the near death experiences aren't accidents, but that there is something causing these 'accidents'.

There was vodou and magic woven into this love story. Bram and Daniel discovered each other amongst the spirits and lwa's. Both the romance and mystery flowed together perfectly.

I was intrigued to the very end.

The Bird by Eli Ea
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Christy
4.5 Stars ~ I am the reader who was salivating at getting this second book in the 'Gothika' series. I read, and loved, the first installment, and when I discovered that the four stories in 'Bones' revolved around magic, specifically vodou, I was super excited to read it.

The Dance by Kim Fielding
Bram has had a lousy year. His long-term partner died, he was in a bad accident, and three months ago a man tried to kill him in the grocery store. Bram defended himself, and in a weird accident ended up
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Shelby
This was a solid anthology focusing on voodoo as the thematic tie in for all the stories. I enjoyed the atmosphere of these stories and each gave a unique look at vodou, in all its different spellings and incarnations. :)

The Dance by Kim Fielding ★★★★
Bram Tillman has been struggling to get by after the loss of his husband. All around him he's been surrounded by death or things almost leading to his own death. Everything is discombobulated until Daniel Royer shows up letting him know that he has
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Morgan  Skye
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bram has lost his lover in the last year and with him, much of his joy in life. In addition to that, he’s the victim of a random attack that puts him in the hospital. Next come a series of near death experiences no one can explain… except for Daniel, the brother of the man that put Bram in the hospital.

Daniel’s answer: voodoo. Bram, a man of science is not swayed by this argument but he is entranced by Daniel.

When things continue to get strange he turns to Daniel for help, and together they put
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Наталья
The Dance by Kim Fielding - 3.5 stars

Мне не понравилось только поведение духов, когда они "наездники" своих людей.

The Bird by Eli Easton - 4.5 stars

Лучшая история сборника. Пронзительно трогательная.

The Book of St. Cyprian by Jame Fessenden - 2.5 stars

Одержимая собака? Необоснованная боязнь одного из героев перевести дружбу в любовные отношения? Да ну...

Uninvited by B.G. Thomas - 3.5 stars

Явно горячей сцены не хватает. Как будто она была написана, но автор (или кто-то еще) решил ее вырезать. И з
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Love Bytes Reviews
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star review by Vicki

I have read books from three of these authors, Kim Fielding, Eli Easton and Jamie Fessenden. I really like their writing! I am familiar with B.G. Thomas but haven’t had the chance to read anything by him. This is what I like about anthologies, the opportunity to see short stories from known authors and new ones! These stories all sound quite interesting, so I’m looking forward to this book! Here we go…

The Dance by Kim Fielding

Yes! Off to a great start with this story! Ver
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Sara
So this is the second book in the Gothika anthology series. The first book was Stitch and although I only finished Bones yesterday (at Halloween, how fitting),I am already curious whether there'll be a third book - I so hope there will be, soon.

Anthologies are tricky for the most part. Most of the times the content will at best be a so-so experience, or worse you will start with all good intentions and after a few disappointments you'll put it aside still with the intention to pick it up again,
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Misty



Very Enjoyable!!!


( 4 Stars) ~The Dance by Kim Fielding

(4.5 Stars)~The Bird by Eli Easton

( 4 Stars)~The Book of St. Cyprian by Jamie Fessenden

(3.5 Stars)~Uninvited by B.G. Thomas




James Cox
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent collection! I enjoyed each story.
Riayl
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, romance, supernatural
Kim Fielding - The Dance - 4 stars - Very good story, fascinating details, good characters.

Eli Easton - The Bird - 3 stars - Not sure what to say about this one. It was interesting, good even, but didn't really wow me.

Jamie Fessenden - The Book of St. Cyprian - 4 stars - My favorite thing about this story are the moments of hesitancy between the two mc's, if that makes any sense at all, and the small touches, especially when Alejandro hugs Matthew from behind to comfort him. Very sweet and inno
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Amber
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-paranormal
The Dance by Kim Fielding (3 stars) - To me this story just drug by. I would start it and stop it and never really got into the story. It went deep into the voodoo stuff and I never really felt connected to the couple like I should have.

The Bird by Eli Easton (4 stars) - I like like the feel and background of this story. It was interesting to see how Colin's view on the natives and the voodoo change throughout the book. Since the story focused entirely on Colin I felt I got to know his character
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Giedre
I'm not rating the whole anthology, because I was only interested in reading two of the four stories.

Kim Fielding once again opens the anthology. This time with a contemporary Vodou-themed story, The Dance. The writing is good, but I'm not completely sold on the set up. I have to say I liked this story less than I liked The Golem of Mala Lubovnya (Stitch). That said, it was an enjoyable story, and I really liked how Kim Fielding portrayed the lwa spirits. 3 stars

Eli Easton wrote my favourite sto
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Noah Willoughby
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed each of these stories individually and as a whole work. All stories involved the development of young romance and, most importantly, brought to light the details of voodoo. I’m sure like so many other people, my knowledge of voodoo was very limited and most likely influenced by misconceptions and misinformation. I was glad to learn more about voodoo and be entertained by each of the authors’ stories. Each story is very unique, involving very different characters and scenarios but all c ...more
Lala
3.5 stars.

The Dance by Kim Fielding - 3 stars.

This one felt too dragged out.

The Bird by Eli Easton - 4 stars.

My favorite of the bunch.

The Book of St. Cyprian by Jamie Fessenden - 2.5 stars.

I love Jamie Fessenden's workd, but this one disappointed me. No chemistry between the MC. :/

Overall, Stitch was better.
Mimi
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved Kim Fielding story "The Dance". Kim always tells an engaging story that has you stuck until the last words are read. For the other stories they were okay. The 4 stars are for "The Dance" alone.
Nova
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
The Dance by Kim Fielding: 2.5 - 3 stars

The Bird by Eli Easton: 4 stars

The Book of St. Cyprian by Jamie Fessenden: 4 stars

Uninvited by B.G. Thomas: 4 - 4.5 stars
Sylvie
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
All these stories were very, very good. I loved them all.
Shymsal
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved these short stories of vudou, romance, and wonder.
Kara
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, paranormal
The Dance by Kim Fielding- Rating: 5 Stars

I have never read a voodoo story before and now I am left wondering where have been... This story was so good! You get Bram the scientist who works a lot and has suffered a horrible loss a year ago, since than has just been going through the motions. Then he finds out there is a evil spirit trying to kill him. Which when you find out who it is I can't even imagine what he is feeling after that. Then you get Daniel the initiate vodou priest who dreams he
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Kara
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, paranormal
The Dance by Kim Fielding- Rating: 5 Stars

I have never read a voodoo story before and now I am left wondering where have been... This story was so good! You get Bram the scientist who works a lot and has suffered a horrible loss a year ago, since than has just been going through the motions. Then he finds out there is a evil spirit trying to kill him. Which when you find out who it is I can't even imagine what he is feeling after that. Then you get Daniel the initiate vodou priest who dreams he
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Inked Reads
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
FourStars
The Dance by Kim Fielding- Rating: 5 Stars
I have never read a voodoo story before and now I am left wondering where have been... This story was so good! You get Bram the scientist who works a lot and has suffered a horrible loss a year ago, since than has just been going through the motions. Then he finds out there is a evil spirit trying to kill him. Which when you find out who it is I can't even imagine what he is feeling after that. Then you get Daniel the initiate vodou priest who d
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Sherry
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was interesting for me because I studied voodoo for my final exam in ethnology. While not everything in these stories added up with what I learned about it (and I'm not claiming that I know everything about voodoo, because it is rather adaptable), I was still able to sit back and enjoy the stories a great deal, except, and I'm a bit sad to say this, the last one. It felt kind of over the top for me and therefore didn't have this mysterious and otherwordly feeling of voodoo that the other th ...more
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