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Into the Mystic, Volume Two

(Into the Mystic)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Nine lesbian/bisexual paranormal short stories…

Green Love – Have you heard about the aspen clone in the heart of Blackwood forest? Some say it’s enchanted, while others…

Dead Letter – Signed, sealed, delivered…or was it?

Seaside Escape – Just because it's been done for generations doesn't mean it should be.

Dressed in Wolf Skin – She was never particularly fond of werewolves,
Published October 16th 2017 by NineStar Press
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J.S. Fields
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lesbian
*fans self* Well, that was a thing. Excuse me while I go take a cold shower.

INTO THE MYSTIC, vol 2, was in a whole different class than the first one. Almost every story in this collection was descriptive, developed, and sensual in a way that vol 1 just never managed. There was once again just one story that seemed like it probably shouldn't have made it into the anthology, and stuck out even moreso in this collection, since the general caliber of the stories was really out of this world.

Some in
Sam Burns
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: f-f
I'm rating the anthology for what I think is the best story inside, because frankly, it seems rude to give the best stories a decreased average because I didn't like others as much. As with most anthologies, the stories themselves cover a wide range from just okay to truly excellent. On the whole, however, I think the majority of the stories are four or five star worthy.

The stories range from barely-romance to romance-for-the-ages, so however much you like romance with your paranormal f/f, you'l
This is such a strong collection of short stories. From the sensual and the sexy to the sweet and the sensitive, I feel fairly confident in saying there should be something for almost every reader in this charmingly queer collection.

There is a lot of great representation in this anthology – including lesbian, bisexual and demisexual characters – so if you’re looking for beautifully diverse women loving women and sex positive F/F relationships then you’re in the right place. Each short story is
Nina Arce
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
// Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. //

If you're looking for an equally eerie and romantic F/F short story anthology, look no further than Into the Mystic. This book contains a variety of short stories; featuring everything from ghosts to witches, werewolves and nymphs. In addition to featuring some sweet, tingly feelings (Dead Letter being my favourite among the sweeter pieces), many of the stories are also quite sexy—meaning explicit, but in a se
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook, lgbtqia
I got a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is definitely one that shouldn't be read for the weak of heart or in company with sensitive sensibilities [read as: COLD SHOWER NEEDED DURING/AFTER EACH STORY].

The anthology starts strong and then tapers off. "Green Love" is actually the best start because it spends a majority of its time as a run of the mill fiction story. It's only until the end where it reminds you this is a paranormal anthology.

I found that I don't enjoy se
Weaving Fiction ( Sj )
This was a wild ride! It’s definitely not a book for the weak hearted and it can be very EXPICIT! I totally enjoyed reading this, while I didn’t really love every story, there were three that got 3.5 from me and I really enjoyed them! There will be a full review on my blog in the coming weeks *thank you to Laura Bailio for providing me with an ecopy*
Isabelle Adler
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Some of the stories resonated with me more than others, but all in all, this was a beautiful and haunting anthology.
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This collection is fun, steamy, and positive. There's great romance and angsty feelings, but also there's such a care and depth to the characters. You truly become immersed in the world of each small snippet.

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review from one of the authors.
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Paula López-Jurado
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it
I am going to give my opinion on each different short history, since I believe it wouldn't be fair to judge all of them as a whole.

Green Love by Elna Holst--> I found very interesting that she mixed a scientific concept like that with the mythology of tree nymphs. And on the same time, it makes for a very interesting ecological message. The forest is a huge living being constituted of thousands of souls that feel, suffer and love as one. My only problem with it is the apparent erotica turn that
A free copy of the book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

I have to say, this anthology was not exactly what I was expecting based on the cover and the "paranormal" description, and that's definitely not a bad thing. I have pretty mixed feelings about a lot of what passes for paranormal these days (especially when it's romance-related), but many of these stories took the genre in some very interesting directions and the overall tone of the book is quite eerie. I also appreciate
This review also appears on my blog alexreadsboooks

Into The Mystic. Volume Two is a collection of ten lesbian and/or bisexual paranormal short stories published by NineStar Press.

I’d like to thank Laura Bailo, who has her story The Holy Company featured in this collection, for providing me with an eARC.

I really loved the range of stories in this collection. There is a great diversity in the topics and the paranormal elements used, and between tree spirits, vampires, werewolves, sel
Xan West
Going to do trigger warnings as I go.

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C.T. Callahan
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
There are a lot of stories here, but they really just weren't for me. I was hoping for something rife with magic and intrigue, and while the magic is there, it comes off a bit more subtle. These are contemporary-esque stories against a magical backdrop. There's also a lot of sexual content from vivid masturbation to fantasizing that might be cool if you actually get into that kind of stuff, but it's just wasted paper for me. The stories aren't bad, but they just really weren't what I was looking ...more
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
really enjoyed these short stories.
they are definitely NSFW.
i think there is a story in this collection for everyone and is worth getting and reading
i think there was only one story i didnt enjoy in this collection.
will be recommending this to others
Jasmine Lexa
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Note: This ARC has been provided by Laura Bailo, in exchange for an honest review.
A couple weeks ago I saw Laura Bailo's tweet announcing e-ARCs for this anthology and after finding out that it was a collection of lesbian/bisexual paranormal short stories... I could not say no. And oh boy let me tell you guys this collection of stories is steamy! I was not prepared whatsoever.
I'm not going to give much away because I don't want to spoil anything, so here are my thoughts on my favorites and my on
Ameliah Faith
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Into the Mystic Vol 2 is a fantastic anthology of lesbian paranormal goodness! From Selkies to a Werewolf, from a cursed Spirit to a Mermaid this book has it all in ten short and erotic stories. My favourites include Vampire by Hours by Jacqueline Rohrbach. It’s a charming and sweet story about a vampire and her mortal lover who suffers from long term depression. I LOVED this one! Another excellent story is The Dead Letter by Valentina Wheeler. This one is about a lost letter and the mail carrie ...more
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Into the Mystic, Volume Two (ARC) was graciously provided to me by IndiGo Marketing & Design for an honest review. Review to follow.
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