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The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance

(Hell on Earth #4.6 (Hell's Fury))

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  145 ratings  ·  15 reviews
25 unashamedly modern short romances which don't shy away at the bedroom door from romance writers such as Lilith Saintcrow, Louisa Burton, Anna Windsor and Susan Sizemore. This is writing which is more direct, less euphemistic, and frankly accepting of sexuality.
Paperback, 544 pages
Published July 21st 2011 by Robinson Publishing
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Dec 09, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: dnf, romance
Short stories are difficult to write. They have to be logical, have meaningful characters and plot in a short, short space.

Unfortunately, I have yet to find more than a bunch of novel authors who are good at writing short stories too.

I could not finish at least a third of the stories, I remember even less than those. They either are part of series I do not know (and can't understand in a short story) or they are a prologue to a series (and you have a wtf moment at the end). But honestly I can'
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is a mixed bag.
Lots of rubbish.
Several nice reads. Those authors I might even look up later.

Jackie Kessler "Hell's Fury" - nice.
Adrianne Brennan "Love Under Will" - enjoyable.
Selah March "Fly by Night" - pretty good.
Justin Elyot "Coming Home" - lovely, for some reason gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it
While I did find a bunch of authors I will be looking up to read later... I found a bunch of them super cheesy with a not so great premise for a short story, some of them would have been better if they were longer and just seemed rushed.
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
DNF. Short story format forces too many flaws in the story development for most authors.
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
This is a collection of ... well really cheesy or weird short stories that I only bought because it included the last chapter of Selene's and Nikolai's story (by Lilith Saintcrow). And even that story was kind of a disappointment... It was well written and fit the characters’ arc, but it was too short and didn't give any emotional closure. Altho, being a story by Lilith Saintcrow, what did I really expect?
Oh, well. The only other story that was any good was by Shiloh Walker. It was very much a
This was an enthralling collection of stories. Some were really good and I really want to read the other stuff by the authors. Others were so so. Not bad as such, but not amazing and not tempting enough to make me go out and buy more by the same authors. However, it is an excellent way to read new writers, to get a sense of their vibe and to see how the genre of hot romance is progressing. Loved it. I enjoyed that I could dip in to the book at a lull in the daily grind.
I needed a palate cleanser (short stories always seem to do this for me) and the price dropped enough to make it worth taking a chance

I am sort of scatter shotting my way through this one and happy to find that there are a few paranormals in the mix

I was surprised to find that the story by Saintcrow was a follow-on to her serial story Selene - it was interesting but no HEA for Selene yet, I was hoping for a bit more than a glimmer of a hope of one...

May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
These 25 unashamedly modern short romances don't shy away at the bedroom door, from the creme de la creme of contemporary romance writers, including Lilith Saintcrow, Louisa Burton, Susan Sizemore, and more.
Feb 09, 2011 rated it liked it
I read the story i wanted. I wasn't very interested in the rest. the story i wanted wasn't the best either. oh well, you win some you lose some
Jan 20, 2012 added it
I know I read this because I recognise the cover. I suspect it was moderately racy, but I don't actually remember a thing about it (except it was hefty). So, probably not a five-star read. :-)
Read the stories I wanted to read, not interested in the others.
Sasha Enge
I'm giving this one a 3, souly for the fact that it did not interest me. Hence it kicking around over a month before I was able to finish it.
Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Loved the many short stories! Particularly enjoyed catching up with Selene from Saintcrow's Saint City!
Karen Desmond
Nov 02, 2011 rated it liked it
A real mix of stories - some about the HEA romance and some more about the hot romance - well actually more about the hot than the romance in some cases.
FayAnn  Hollcroft
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it

Not really what I was expecting but OK. Liked 1 really well & 12 others were good out of 25 total stories.
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