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Heroines & Hellions: An Urban Fantasy and Fantasy Collection

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  18 reviews

22 Kickass Heroines.
22 Exclusive, Full-length Urban Fantasy and Fantasy Novels.
0 Damsels in Distress.

Do you like your leading ladies to save the day...or raze it?

No matter which you prefer, this set is brimming with 20 magical stories (many BRAND NEW) told by some of the leading voices of urban fantasy and fantasy in the industry, including several New
Kindle Edition, 1943 pages
Published March 13th 2018 by Carter & Bradley Publishing
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GeeCee The Bec McMaster story is "Nobody's Hero" from her "Burned Lands" series and is available on its own. The set itself came out early last year and then…moreThe Bec McMaster story is "Nobody's Hero" from her "Burned Lands" series and is available on its own. The set itself came out early last year and then seems to have disappeared. (less)
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Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a collection worth reading if you love Urban Fantasy and Paranormal stories. The heroines in this series aren't your normal whiny heroines, waiting for someone to assist them. They kick serious a** all on there own. I admit, some of the stories I had to skim past because they aren't a story I can get in, it has nothing to do with the writing or anything like that, just the topic. I like the fact that most had a preface, so I could skip the ones I didn't want to read and settle in with ...more
Melody Spencer
Jan.6th, 2018 - I purchased this boxed set solely to read Melanie Karsak’s “Wolves and Daggers” story and as always was pleasantly surprised with how well the author has written this wonderful steampunk Red Cape Society story. I was thoroughly entertained from start to finish. I would give this story 4.5 stars.
Michelle Willms
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, paranormal
It's hard for me to even decide where to begin discussing the issues with this box set. First, by far the biggest issue was the overall lack of editing. There were some stories that were so poorly edited, they were virtually unreadable. Others were simply poorly written overall. I actually had to skip 4 stories in the book because they were just not what I'd consider of suitable quality to include in a set that is a supposed to be a bestseller.

This collection is also billed as urban fantasy and
J.E. Feldman
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an amazing collection of stories! I thoroughly enjoyed them, especially Gina Watson's. You can tell she took a lot of time researching sword fighting to be able to pull off the vivid details. These are all well worth the read. The only.complaint I have are the multiple spelling errors I came across while reading these stories. They were simple and should have been caught by the editor (s). ...more
Mary Holbert
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
These are not all full length books - some are barely a short story. Several authors noted that the publish date was pushed up and they didn't get the story finished, or substituted a different story.
Karen Thompson
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Half an anthology

The stories were good. At least, what I saw of them. More than half were incomplete. Due to "time restraints". Many of the incomplete ones offered links to get the rest of the manuscript. More than half of which did not work.
I don't know why they couldn't postpone publication until the book was actually ready, but they should have.
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great new set! I will admit I haven’t read every story in the set, but I read most of the ones by authors I know: Margo Bond Collins/Erin Hayes, Monica Corwin, Heather Marie Adkins, and Jade Kerrion. I read a couple of new authors: Ash Krafton and Melle Amade. I really, really enjoyed every one. There was great writing and great action. And, I was captivated with each one. One wasn’t complete, but there was a form to fill out to get the complete book, and I can’t wait to read the rest. ...more
The Mysterious Reader
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I usually buy these sort of anthologies if they have two or three stories by authors I trust. Heroines & Hellions clobbers that requirement into tiny pieces. All of its 22 stories are full of the sort of kick-a** heroines I adore, and among those are six contributions from authors who are more than simply trusted; they’re masters of the craft who have consistently put out stories that wind up in my list of faves. These are Margo Bond Collins & Erin Hayes (“Chains of Iron and Silver”, a new Blais ...more
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Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 but rounded up

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City Stalker by Maria Monroe

I purchased this book.

I have previously read Maria Monroe so I read her story in this set. I have loved her other UF/Apocalyptical books and figured this would be another hit for me.

This story is about Thea who catches Chupacabra type creatures who are cau
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ok yes I read a whole lot but even I haven't finished all of the books in this set. Although I do have to admit a few of them mention they are offering an additional book if you contact them for one reason or another. Any way I have read a few of the books because I love the artist and couldn't wait and overall I am in love with this set. The merging of the minds of Margo Bond Collin and Erin Hayes which starts off the box set, which by the way was a wonderful story. I do hope we get more of the ...more
Apr 25, 2018 rated it liked it
"22 Exclusive, Full-length Urban Fantasy and Fantasy Novels"? Well, not really. There was a disturbingly high percentage of "Due to schedule changes I didn't have time to finish the complete story, so here's a link to request the rest when it's done" and "This isn't the story I intended to include here, but because of production schedule changes I had to substitute it with this one". I don't know what caused these schedule changes, but I think both the authors and the readers would have been bet ...more
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've purchased this book because one of my favorite author has the beginning of a new series. I'll read anything by L.J. Andrews. Her new adventure is "Ashes of Retribution". Ms. Andrews has created a new world that has two distinct classes of people ( pure and impure).The least imperfections and you were no longer PURE. Our protagonists is a young girl who has burned her hand during an attack by Dominus and the shadow assassins. She should have been kicked out of high society except that her fa ...more
Mandy Parmenter
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Chains of Iron and Silver
Cassidy Irons and fairy-prince Drake are attacked by werewolves and he is kidnapped. So he find she has to reach out to her cousin Blaize Silver to help rescue him. Can they get past their shared past traumas and work together to rescue him before it is too late?

This was full of action from the very start and it only built as the story developed. I really enjoyed the way their worlds collided and the only way to success was to get over the past and work together. This wa
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
As always in short novella collections all stories are not of equal quality. one of the standouts: Melanie Karsak. She is populating a fascinating Steampunk world; featuring Airships, and all kinds of mythical creatures.
Felicia Semmler
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Chains of Iron & Silver by Margo and Erin
So good, fast paced and action packed. Your get super snarky heroins who know what they want and what they are good at! I couldn’t put it down and finished it all too fast! I want more and cannot wait for what’s to come.
Jan 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
Not worth reading

This collection should not have been released. Some of the worst writing I have encountered in the land of kindle unlimited. Don't waste your time.
Ola Adamska
Chains of Iron and Silver by Erin Hayes, Margo Bond Collins
What an action-packed story! I loved this co-project. This story has the best from both authors. Mega heroines, surprises, tension and kicking asses of bad guys!

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USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling author Margo Bond Collins is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the difference between "hanged" and "hung," turned to writing romance novels instead. She now writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction romance. Sometimes her heroines kiss aliens, sometimes they kill monsters. But they always a ...more

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