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Otherworld Chills

(Otherworld Stories #5)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  1,384 ratings  ·  159 reviews
The final anthology from the #1 New York Times bestselling Otherworld series

Embrace the obscure. New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong once again opens the gates to the Otherworld. This collection of rare and never-before-published novellas and short stories brings the clever wit, dark twists, and intense suspense Otherworld readers have come to expect. Favori
Paperback, 464 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by Plume
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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
It's sad when series end - I came to this one relatively late, just in time for the last anthology to be published.

Kelley Armstrong is awesome in that she gives us lots (and I mean, LOTS) of short stories as extras for this series. There's a few stories set between most books, in which there were 13. A lot of them were available on her website for free, and a few still are, but most have been collected into anthologies such as this one.

It seems I don't always have the same taste as authors when
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fun collection of shorts in the Otherworld series. I enjoyed some more than others but liked them all. It was nice to visit with these much loved characters again.
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

OTHERWORLD CHILLS is a compilation of exiting shorts rather than, as the blurb suggests, brand-new ones. I’d already read five out of the seven in this collection, and the sixth can be found in another multi-author anthology, so really there was only one original story which was a bummer considering this is the final volume. I’m sticking with my initial ratings because I <3 Kelley Armstrong, but in all honesty this title was a bit of a waste.

BRAZEN – 5/5
Nick is my fav
Brazen - 4/5 stars (read before as a stand-alone novella)
Chaotic - 3/5 stars (read before in Dates From Hell
Amityville Horrible - 4/5 stars (read before as a stand alone novella)
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word - 3/5 stars
Off Duty Angel - 4/5 stars (read before in The Hunter and The Hunted)
The Puppy Plan - 4/5 stars (read before in Gifted)
Baby Boom - 5/5 stars *FAVOURITE*
Hannah Greendale
Otherworld Chills is a collection of short stories where fantasy creatures abound, the women are sex-crazed, and the hunter often becomes the hunted.

The stories varied greatly, such that individual reviews seemed necessary:


This is the weakest story of the collection, but if the reader can push through it, an assortment of entertaining stories follow. Brazen is a difficult read due to its excessive exposition and the extensive reliance on telling rather than showing.

The strength of thi
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It turns out I'd read everything except the last story. And I didn't like that one, so it dragged the rating down.

Also, I still don't like The Puppy Plan for reasons I talked about here. Logan still doesn't seem like a real kid to me.

And that last story. (view spoiler)
Jen Davis
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kelly Armstrong takes us back to the Otherworld for one more anthology featuring the characters we have grown to love. Many of these shorts have been previously published, but not all. And several are set after the events of the final novel.

Brazen – This is a Nick novella set after 13. And I really enjoyed it. Here, Nick is on the hunt for Malcolm. He’s hired a team of supernatural mercenaries to help him with the job. But one of the agents gets too close and ends up on the wrong side of Malcolm
Nov 13, 2017 is currently reading it
Reading the short stories as I make my way through the series.

Ratings thus far:

Amityville Horrible:
Chaotic: Four stars.
Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word:
Off-Duty Angel:
The Puppy Plan:
Baby Boom:

Otherworld Chills is the fifth and final collection of stories in the Women of the Otherworld series.

This book includes the following novellas: Brazen, Chaotic, Amityville Horrible, Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word, Off-duty Angel, the Puppy Plan, and the brand new Paige and Lucas story Baby Boom.

The Women of the Otherworld series is my favorite adult paranormal series. And Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. Even though I had already read most of the stories in this collection I l
Pam Nelson
Brazen – I think this might have been the one I was looking forward to most. Nick is a favorite character of mine and this gaves us a little glimpse as to a possible HEA for him. :) Also, we find out Malcolm is even more of a dick than we already knew.

Chaotic – How Hope and Karl meet, it’s interesting but not my favorite. This made me like Karl more though.

Amityville Horrible – Jamie and Jeremy again <3 We think one thing and something else happens it was entertaining.

Sorry seems to be the
Liked "Chaotic", "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word", "Puppy Plan" (this was sweet and sentimental) and "Baby Boom" which dealt with a tough subject with sensitivity and respect, rather than dogma.
Originally posted at Smexybooks-

Kelley Armstrong’s best selling fantasy Otherworld series has kept me entertained since she first released Bitten in 2001. Intensely entertaining, Armstrong introduced us to a world that blended the supernatural and mundane perfectly; giving us strong heroines and heroes and action packed, suspenseful, multi-narrated storylines. Armstrong’s series ended the arc with the novel Thirteen though she continued to tidy up various
All Things Urban Fantasy
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by All Things Urban Fantasy

These stories ranged from cute and fun to kind of okay. This is the last anthology for The Otherworld Stories and I liked seeing one last glimpse into these characters lives.


This is Nick's story and takes place after Women of the Otherworld's THIRTEEN. I liked being in Nick's POV as he is a wonderfully beta werewolf and a real ladies man. By ladies man I mean sex seems to just happen to him which I find hilarious. The actual story,beyond Nick's life bein
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
“The fifth and final collection” in Ms. Armstrong’s Otherworld series. I’ve been a fan of the Otherworld since the publication of Bitten (I even watched the three season television series … ick! … Greyston Holt being the only saving grace) so when I saw that this was to be the ultimate LAST visit to the Otherworld I knew I wanted to read it. The book consists of seven short stories each telling the story of characters from the books. For Ms. Armstrong’s supreme “constant readers” this book will ...more
Under the Covers Book Blog
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fans of a really good series are always greedy to get more. I truly appreciate the fact that Kelley Armstrong ended this series on the high note that she did, because even though I miss it I'm also happy that there was no chance to water down how much I enjoyed it and especially those last few books. But that doesn't mean I can't be extremely excited when I see there's a tiny slice of life or novella that comes out because I want to revisit those characters in any way I can. OTHERWORLD CHILLS I ...more
My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at

This is another collection of stories from the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. This is the fifth book that she’s put out of these short stories. I really love this series and having these short stories has been great, especially since the series came to an end back in 2012. I keep all of these collections on my iPod to listen to if I ever need just a short story between books. I love that I can li
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This would have been 5 stars if not for the fact that we have a character who never wanted kids suddenly deciding, Hey I guess they wouldn't be so bad and having them. It's 2017, ffs. When are people going to be okay with the idea of a woman not wanting kids and then *gasp* not ever having them. I thought Armstrong was better than that.
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lovely collection of short stories, either prequels or continuation of storylines. Loved a few of them, a couple were good.
Read if you have enjoyed the series.
Westminster Library
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, debbra
An anthology of seven stories that can be read as a stand-alone book. Filled with many great characters having adventures throughout the book, I found it a very enjoyable read. I wasn’t able to put it down so I read it in one sitting.

Find Otherworld Chills at the Westminster Public Library.
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Fans of a really good series are always greedy to get more. I truly appreciate the fact that Kelley Armstrong ended this series on the high note that she did, because even though I miss it I’m also happy that there was no chance to water down how much I enjoyed it and especially those last few books. But that doesn’t mean I can’t be extremely excited when I see there’s a tiny slice of life or novella that comes out because I want to revisit those characters in any way I can. OTHERWORLD CHILLS I
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Otherworld Chills

Rating: ★★★★☆
Review: Set after Thirteen, the last book in the Otherworld series, Brazen follows Nick on his search for Malcolm Danvers. As I said in my reviews for Otheworld Nights and Otherworld Secrets, a novella is my favourite format, and it worked for this story. Also, I enjoyed seeing things from Nick's perspective; it was interesting. I also liked Vanessa, who is introduced here; maybe we'll see more of Nick and her in the future when Kelley Armstrong eventually r
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nick has volunteered to find him and has hired Rhys to help him locate Malcolm. When he's spotted in Detroit one of Rhys' agents underestimates Malcolm and disappears.
Nick and Vanessa (another agent of Rhys) go to Detroit to find the agent and track down Malcolm.
Vanessa is a wonderful new charachter and I'm sad she only pops up now at the end of the series cause I would like to read more about her. But Kelley Armstrong said there might be more novellas in the future so hopefully I'll see
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Kathy Martin
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This anthology contains Brazen, Chaotic, Amityville Horrible, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, Off-Duty Angel, The Puppy Plan, and Baby Boom.

Brazen gives Nick a chance to shine. Chaotic chronicles Hope and Karl's first meeting. Amityville Horrible stars Jaime with a guest appearance by Jeremy. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word stars Zoe Takano and Cassandra DuCharme. Off-Duty Angel has Eve fighting boredom. The Puppy Plan stars Logan and includes also Kate and their parents. Baby Boom stars
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Regular readers of the otherworld series may be disappointed to learn that apart from “Baby Boom” none of these stories are new and have been released at some point or another just in different packaging so to speak, also most of them won't make much sense unless you follow the series. Spoilers ahead.

Brazen: My favourite. A Nick story. Werewolf Nick, the weak link in his pack is tasked with hunting down the packs bogeyman Malcolm and hires a team of investigators to do the job, when things don’
Book received through Goodreads Giveaway. I have only read a few books in this series and was a bit lost by some of the stories. However, they were very entertaining and really make me want to finish reading the rest of the series. I thought they were great, though "Baby Boom" made me ugly cry for a bit due to the emotions going on in the story. I have seen that some of were in other anthologies, I can understand people being not too happy with the book. I like the fact that they are now all in ...more
Diana Brown
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the final anthology for the Otherworld series. While there is only one new story "Baby boom", Otherworld Chills did showcase some fan favorites, as well as Kelley's Subterrean Press novella Brazen, which brought back my favorite bad guy Malcolm Danvers.
Michele bookloverforever
I'm going to miss these characters a lot. wish the author would change her mind. sigh. enjoyed the stories though and since I love to reread a lot, I'll visit the past instead.
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Short on the vampire in the Otherworld series

Merged review:

I only have one short left, I just can't get my hands on Bounty Hunt! Please write more Kelley, I miss these guys already!
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Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked a

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Otherworld Stories (5 books)
  • Men of the Otherworld (Otherworld Stories, #1)
  • Tales of the Otherworld (Otherworld Stories, #2)
  • Otherworld Nights (Otherworld Stories, #3)
  • Otherworld Secrets (Otherworld Stories, #4)