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by Ann Jacobs, Cheyenne McCray, Jaci Burton, Jaid Black, Jory Strong, Lori O'Clare, Sahara Kelly, Sherri L. King
Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Mountain Moonlight, Primal, Chicks Kick Butt, Unlaced, Riding on Instinct, The Perfect Play, Riding the Night, Fall Fury, Changing the Game, Heart of a Killer, The First Sin, The Second Betrayal, , Taking a Shot, Playing to Win, Nautier and Wilder, The Temptation, Wild, Wicked, & Wanton, Thrown by a Curve, One Sweet Ride, Straddling the Line, Melting the Ice, All Wound Up, "Hot Holiday Nights", Unexpected Rush.
An anthology of eight erotic romances ranging from fantasy to paranormal, historical to contemporary.
This was a wide range of ratings from several “2”s to a “3” and some “4”s which averaged down to “3” overall.
“Legend’s Passion” (Devlin Dynasty, 3.5; listed as #4 in the series on GR)
“Eternal Triangle” (d’Argent Honor, 5)
Jaid Black‘s “Bossy & Clyde” is cute if a bit inane. Kandrea Kane is a psychic artist — she paints what she “sees”. In this case, she doesn’t want Damon Clyde to paint that wall that icky color, and she practically stomps her foot through the floor in her anticipatory rage. Well, duh, just tell the poor guy that there will be a mix-up on the paint and to keep an eye out for it!
Jaci Burton‘s “Legend’s Passion” is a definite oops for Chantal Devlin when she makes the rendezvous with the wrong partner in Golden Gate Park. Still, it does get the job done. An okay story.
Ann Jacobs‘ “Eternal Triangle” is an interesting look at a BDSM scene between vampires (Katie and Philippe d’Argent) and a human, Chad Lalanne, on the streets of New Orleans and its bayous.
Sahara Kelly‘s “Lady Elizabeth’s Choice” is certainly a different historical romance. Lady Elizabeth and Sir Spencer Marchwood have a highly erotic encounter, and then Spence is sent off on a mission. It’s months before he gets back to England, and instead of waiting, the Lady Elizabeth is planning on marrying a non-entity. Well, it’s obvious that only a kidnapping with a wild weekend is in order…
Cute in its audacity with some creative bits, but still only rates a “3”.
Sherri L. King‘s “Selfless” was certainly a different take on love when Dante becomes very interested in the not-quite-human Eva. A very creative story that incorporates the unique perspective of a woman only two weeks old and her interactions with a group of scientists without empathy.
King did some nice work creating an entire world in a short story.
Cheyenne McCray‘s “Wild Ride” is both expected and unexpected when Tess Marshall goes home from a honky tonk with Diego Santiago for a night of wild passion…only to get interrupted. Again and again. Still, she’s definitely a good partner for a guy like DEA Special Agent Santiago. She’s a quick thinker and it takes quite a bit to keep this girl down.
Lorie O’Clare‘s “Wicked” had a nice idea but was so lame in its execution. Jaynie Rousseau’s very attracted to the Cariboo lunewulf strength and physique of Perry Roth, but totally turned-off to the idea of being hemmed in and ordered about…hey, what smart thinking girl would want that!? My problem with the story was Jaynie’s amazingly lame behavior. I almost wanted to chain her up myself!
The most wicked thing about this story? Making me read it…
Jory Strong‘s “First Sharing” was very creative with her menage a trois of two winged beings from a quite different culture who normally would have sought their own mates and never considered sharing. Laith d’Amato is taking a huge risk with his interpretation of his vision. And he could well be dooming his partner and best friend Rykken as well if this joining with Cyan Dupre doesn’t go well.
Strong created an entire culture with particular issues in this short story, and I’m curious if there’s a series in this.
The Cover and Title
The cover is a very close-up of fishnet-clad…I’m guessing legs. I’m sort of afraid to try and figure out what the pink fringe is covering. Or what the globular bits are that are stacked on top of each other on the right.
The title is a bit of a reach.