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It's that time again! The Monster community is abuzz with whispers of the most anticipated party of the year. This deliciously exclusive event has tongues wagging even amongst the who's who of the monster community. It will once again be held at an undisclosed location on All Hallows Eve.


Don't worry all you underprivileged socialites, The Monster Ball isn't just for vampir
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Kindle Edition, 674 pages
Published October 23rd 2018
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Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
My Conclusion: This was the first anthology I made an effort to read fully and it was a great experience! Though there were some misses there were many hits. There were a few discrepancies within the basic characters that were part of all the stories but I can let that pass. I'll definitely be checking out Monster Ball 2 when I get the chance!
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As I go through the stories I'll rate and review them. Be warned there may be quite a few DNF and those won't get a rating. P.S. Get
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Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
Just going to touch on the stories that really stood out to me.

Enemies and Lovers by Nikki Jefford - 4 Stars
I'll admit to being surprised by this one. I honestly thought it would go in a different direction than it did and it's not often that a book surprises me anymore. It's well written and leaves you wanting more. The ending just makes you want to grab Stolen Princess and get to reading. A well done short story. My favorites were the bartenders, just too funny.

The Red Huntress by Stacie Mari
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Nikki Jefford
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Will we see you at the ball? 👹👻

I am so excited about the release of The Monster Ball Anthology. The first week is a blind release, so I can't tell you what my novella is about until October 31. I had so much fun with it, there's a follow-up full length novel coming out November 13: Stolen Princess. It is such a blast. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing!

Add it on goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...
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Sara Oxton
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Monster Ball Anthology is filled with five-star reads. I loved this concept, you know normally with an anthology there is just a concept running through, but this time even though they are all standalone stories they all tell the story of the Ball and you see people pop up and clues that you pick up on. It just makes it a much more compelling and thrilling read. There are always one or two stories in an anthology that aren’t as good, but this time they are all great, some better than others, ...more
Sheela Kean
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full of a great mix of different creatures and personalities, there is a lot of excitement going on in these stories. So many new loves and so much danger. I can't wait to see more about which stories will be continued by the authors because I fell in love with a lot of them. ...more
Stephaniec
Jun 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Overall a 3*
A few were alight and I wouldn't mind continuing on with some of the characters and some not so much.
I usually don't finish anthologies, they always seem like a good idea but they end up just being a tease. Not enough story to really get into. BUT I actually finished this one :)
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Nikki
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Seriously, this is the best book-set/anthology I have ever read! This is an absolute MUST READ!

First of all, call me a dummy, but I didn’t think much of it being called “The Monster Ball”. I just figured it was going to be different stories by different authors about different supernatural characters like all anthologies are. It is soooo much more than that which was completely unexpected and absolutely surprised me!

While each novella does stand alone, they all intertwine and you see little “Ea
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Shawn
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the BOMB DIGGITY. I couldn’t put it down. While it’s a shared word all the stories are so unique and mind blowing between the WTF moments, the ooh no she didn’t moments and shit did that really happen moments . I freaking loved this book!
Stephanie Nicolls
The Anothology of the year! Don't miss this

Love the paranormal / supernatural? Then you will LOVE this set!! The tales are linked brilliantly and each story leaves you wanting to find out more of the story. Sassy heroines and steamy people are everywhere at the ball ♡
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Tabi Ann
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely Amazing Anthology!!!

I cannot tell you enough times how reading each and everyone of these stories will be exciting and leave you wanting more and more until you either are so pissed off you want to smack someone or so turned on you want to screw someone.

Enemies and Lovers....

4 out of 5... Excellent story

This was a very exciting story once they got to the ball. Didn't truly like the beginning all too well because of the present and future happens all at the same time. But the excitemen
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Jackie
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader's copy of this book
This is the best anthology I’ve ever read! I normally steer clear of anthologies because I’m not as fond of the novella type stories, or the fact that there is normally only a few good stories out of a whole book of them. That’s not the case with this anthology, they were all great stories. All left me wanting more. I have read books from most of these authors in the past & was excited to see how this would mesh together, especially af
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Belinda Clemons
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy Moly what did I get myself into. The Monster Ball Has me obsessed with its shared story line and cast. Each story is just epic and very exciting. with 11 bestselling authors and us not knowing who wrote which this anthology came with the idea of intriguing its readers. Also it will keep you wanting more because some of the stories are prequels and will be extended which i love. The Monster Ball is a great way to spend your Halloween. i will edit my review on the 31st when i can review each ...more
Sairaika
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mystical reads!

Enemies And Lovers - interesting story.

The red Huntress - an addicting and looking story. The author truly knows how to capture and surrender your attention.

Full of hunters, shifters, truths and mates.

Perfect for readers of paranormal romances.

Kiss of death - fascinating story.

Full of shapeshifters, agents and mystery.

Isle of Darkness - cannot wait for the full length novel! I love the authors' revelation (and spin-offs) series and was pleasantly surprised at this story! My favo
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Dawn Yacovetta
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I fell in love with these stories from the first words. They were brilliant and a perfect little taste of the talent of each author involved, and a fantastic melding of classic tales and mythical creatures we all love to read with a twist from each authors quirky mind. Each story showed just how imaginative these authors are and why we love them so much.

I was going to break down each story and give my brief thoughts on them, but I really don't want to give even the smallest details away. They we
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LEAH ANN
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magical, captivating and entertaining

This was my first anthology book. I absolutely loved each story! What makes this one special is you don’t know who wrote which story, a blind release. I totally loved that idea! It’s fun trying to guess who wrote what especially since I’ve read books from most of these authors in the past. I love how each story interconnects with the other but are in fact separate stories with different main characters. Every now and then you get a glimpse of a character from
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Tiffany (Bibliophile Babes Book Blog)
Best Ball EVER!!

I'm not normally an anthology reader, in fact I have never read one in it's entirety. That is until now!! The Monster Ball is a completely immersive experience. Even though all the stories can stand alone I love they have interconnecting pieces. I have to add that I love the bartenders and would personally love to try all of their signature drinks. But I digress. There were some characters I loved, and some I wanted to slap, and some stories that left me dying for more.  All in
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Roxanne
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best ball I've ever been to!

The Monster Ball anthology is phenomenal!!! All of the eleven amazingly talented authors each have their own story, but the stories all connect at the ball; it feels like it is the same Halloween night in the same enchanted castle and I have never read anything like it, it is fantastic. Each story is different from romances, adversaries, set ups, etc. And each paranormal character is also a different supernatural species, if you will, but again cross over in to the ot
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Fawn Michaels
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow, wow!!!! This anthology! These stories! What can one say other than that they were complete perfection! Every story was uniquely written and tied together wonderfully! I fell in love with the very first one to the very last one! I NEED MORE!!!! These stories were amazing and they all leave you wanting more!!! I can't wait to read what they all come up with next year! AND I NEED THE FULL STORIES OF ALL FROM THESE AUTHORS!!! I can't even begin to know who wrote what. But, they are all ama ...more
Meghan S Johnson
Such a fun read!

This book is the perfect read for the week before Halloween. I love it so much. I'm dying to see if my guesses are right. Such a great anthology. It's sexy, fun, just a little spooky and exciting. I definitely recomend this to anyone who loves paranormal romance.
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Amanda Floyd
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this anthology. It was a great way to introduce people to new authors. I know that I checked out some new ones after this. The Monster Ball was an amazing setting to allow characters to just be themselves and free. It definitely was a very sexy read but not trashy. I found myself reading whenever I could. I had more then a few omg moments. The characters and stories are fantastic. Each story is unique but they cross paths and meet some very interesting people. I feel like I ne ...more
Pam Foster
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best anthology I’ve ever read!!

The Monster Ball is definitely the best anthology that I’ve ever read - it’s a collection of totally unique stories by some of my favourite authors and each one left me wanting to see more from the characters. This is the perfect Halloween read for fantasy fiction fans with such a wide range of supernatural beings and though each story is individual I loved the tiny cross overs because all the stories happen on the same night at the prestigious Monster Ball. 5 star
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Lois Mcmillian
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like eating your favorite snacks all at once!!!

If you like having your cake and eating it too... You will LOVE this anthology! You get it all in this book! Page turning and I couldn't wait to see what the next author had in store for my reading pleasure! There is action, heroism, hanky panky 😉, mystery, espionage, strong female and male characters all part of this miracle fantasy world.... See what I mean! You get it all!
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morgan
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent!

I loved this anthology. I dont know if there could have been a better author lineup if I hand picked them. The stories were tied together perfectly. I would highly recommend this book.
Jc
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So so so fangtastic!

The book is amazing!!! All the stories were awesome it’s so hard to pick a favorite!

I am ruined for future anthologies.

I love how it all came together with everyone at the ball!! So much fun to read!
Olivia Wildenstein
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve only read Enemies to Lovers by Nikki Jefford: it was a fun, quick read with 2 awesome characters! Can’t wait to read the full book that follows.
Carmen  Torres
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Monster Ball

I have to say all these authors are new to me! However,each and every story is a work of art. They're fresh,total madness and simply yuminess. I certainly hope they continue to work together. Give us more supernatural gorgeousness.
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Dayzee
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jeannie
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
By far, “The Monster Ball Anthology” is my absolute favorite anthology. And it’s the first anthology I have completed. Each story drew me in and I couldn’t stop reading. The authors did an amazing job with their creativity and bringing this ball to life. Huge kudos to the organizers Bam Shepherd for her creation and keeping all these authors in line. I loved all the “Ball” characters that was in all the stories. The four bartenders, the gargoyle guards even the setting of the event. It really di ...more
Kelly Stepp
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible, out of this world anthology! It is by far my favorite one ever as it was exceptionally well organized and the stories were meticulously interconnected. The Monster Ball becomes this tangible event and you'll feel as if you are actually there watching it all play out. I loved how all the individual stories built into a larger, overarching story and the character and setting details remained the same throughout. I highly recommend this anthology and consider it a definite must- ...more
Michelle Fritz PA
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Accept your silver invatation and attend the Monster Ball where you'll dance among beautifully dressed creatures.  Drink cocktails and hobnob whilst figuring out just whom you're surrounded by. Meet an elf named Aerith, a witch named Riley, a fae named Gemini, a gargoyle named Striker,  a  
succubus named Alexis, a chameleon named
Isa, a florist named Ivy, a wolf named Kat and Lucas the vampire.

Enemies and Lovers
What a twist this tale took!! I loved the story even more once Aerith ran into a cer
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