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Oct
19

Review: Teeth Long and Sharp Anthology

Review: Teeth Long and Sharp Anthology Teeth Long and Sharp Authors: Grace Draven, Antioch Grey, Aria M. Jones, Jeffe Kennedy, Mel Sterling Reviewer: Una Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Teeth Long and Sharp is a chillingly lovely collection of short stories.  Each one stands alone and not everyone has a happy ending – well, depending on which character you align with.  Fascinating, suspenseful, ironically witty, this collection is perfectly timed for a Halloween reading. Ivories was a very short snippet of a contemporary story.  It reminded me of an impressionist painting, you are able to interrupt or derive what you will from it.  As I saw it, the girl and the piano had a...
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Oct
10

Review: It Must Be Christmas Anthology

Review: It Must Be Christmas Anthology It Must be Christmas Authors: Jennifer Crusie, Donna Alward, and Mandy Baxter Reviewer: Una Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: It may seem a little early for Christmas.  I mean we haven’t even had Halloween.  But, it is certainly not too early for some fun, romantic tales set within the Christmas season.  I thoroughly enjoyed these three holiday novellas. Jennifer Crusie’s title, Hot Toy was my favorite.  I loved the humor and absurdity of it all.  The snarkiness and contrasting elements reminded me of one of my favorite Jennifer Crusie stories, Agnes and the Hitman.  Blend together hectic last minute holiday shopping with romantic pitfalls, and add a dash...
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Sep
30

Review: Blood Red Kiss by Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter

Review: Blood Red Kiss by Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter Blood Red Kiss Author: Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B What I’m Talking About: The first title in the Blood Red Kiss anthology is a re-release of the first Immortals After Dark (IAD) title, “The Warlord Wants Forever,” which was originally released in 2006, and I read and reviewed in January 2011. This was taken from my original review; I did not re-read the story. “The Warlord Wants Forever” is a sexy romance between a Valkyrie warrior, Myst, and a turned vampire warlord, Wroth. She uses Wroth for information and then makes her escape, yet Myst does not kill the vampire – sworn enemy...
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Aug
23

Review: Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh

Review: Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh Wild Embrace Author: Nalini Singh Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Wild Embrace is a collection of short stories and novellas that fall at different points of the known Psy-Changeling timeline, most covering one specific point, with “Dorian” spanning several years from his youth to adulthood. Each story is standalone and falls outside the overarching storylines of the series. Echo of Silence The story shares the chaste, forbidden love between a human engineer and a telekinetic Psy in the days before Silence fell. Tazia left her small village years ago, never to return. She is from a small village with a traditional upbringing, resulting in a...
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Apr
17

Sunday Snippet: Exact Warm Unholy by Jeffe Kennedy from The Devil’s Doorbell Anthology

Sunday Snippet: Exact Warm Unholy by Jeffe Kennedy from The Devil’s Doorbell Anthology  About the Book The Devil’s Doorbell: An Erotic Anthology Author:  Anne Calhoun, Megan Hart, M. O’Keefe, Christine d’Abo, Jeffe Kennedy, Megan Mulry, Delphine Dryden Publisher:   Self-published Released:  April 26, 2016 Genre:  Erotic Fiction Jeffe Kennedy contact links:   Website Purchase links:  Amazon, iTunes, Kobo Snippet A snippet from Jeffe Kennedy’s contribution, Exact Warm Unholy. Tonight, my name is Sydney. Call me Syd. She’s easy to dress as she doesn’t worry much about clothes. Plain cotton bra—no underwire because they pinch—and her panties have colorful unicorns on them farting rainbows. Syd isn’t all about the books, she has her whimsical side, too. Her hair is dark brown, a simple square cut with...
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Mar
1

Review: Midnight Bites by Rachel Caine

Review: Midnight Bites by Rachel Caine Midnight Bites: Stories of the Morganville Vampires Author: Rachel Caine Reviewer: Una Rating: A What I’m Talking About: What a treat for Morganville Vampires series fans!  Midnight Bites: Stories of the Morganville Vampires is a wonderful collection of some previously released and brand new short stories in this rich and vibrant world.  I would wholeheartedly recommend this to all fans of the series but advise caution for newbies.  This collection would be considered spoilerish if you haven’t read the series.  You’d also be a bit lost on the significance and context of some of the stories included. I’m a big fan of this series and was sad when I...
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Jan
12

Release Day Spotlight + Excerpt: For the First Time Anthology

Release Day Spotlight + Excerpt: For the First Time Anthology Out today… For the First Time Anthology You never forget your first time… A brand new anthology of original, never-before-read stories from today’s hottest authors, including: Alessandre Torre, Kim Karr, Jen Frederick, Alexa Riley, Lynda Chance, Sarah Castille, Nina Lane, CJ Roberts, Anna Zaires, Nikki Sloane, Cynthia Sax, Avery Aster, Pam Godwin, Skye Warren, Julia Sykes, Cynthia Rayne, Jenika Snow, Debra Presley, Shoshanna Evers, Tamsen Parker, and Nina Levine! From young heartbreak to a virginity auction, from the chance meeting to the happily ever after, twenty-one exclusive stories explore first love in all its forms. This set includes almost 200,000 words of steamy encounters and sweet romance. Excerpt: From...
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Jun
30

Review: Every Which Way Anthology

Review: Every Which Way Anthology Every Which Way Anthology Authors: Sasha White, Annabel Joseph, Myla Jackson, Cathryn Fox, Candace Blevins Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B What I’m Talking About: UNABASHED by Sasha White Overwatch series Mechanic Veronica “Ronnie” Mack joined the Overwatch club because she’d given up on finding love, and decided to settle for sexual satisfaction. Then Ian, her childhood crush, walked back into her life as one of the club’s Trainers, and proved that their connection was as strong as ever.  We met Ronnie and Ian in the first Overwatch story, Unfettered. This short picks up immediately after the conclusion of Unfettered, as the pair begin a new romance and venture further...
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Jun
10

Book Spotlight: Every Which Way Anthology

Book Spotlight: Every Which Way Anthology About the Book: Love beckons and desires tempts in this sizzling collection of five brand new stories of erotic romance Every Which Way from some of the hottest storytellers around. UNABASHED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sasha White She’s finally found a man who sees her for the woman she is, and she’s not holding back.  Ian Johnson thrived on training new submissives at Overwatch. He loved helping them explore their kinks, learn their limits, and recognize the power they hold. Then Ronnie Mack strode into the club, and right back into his heart. Now she’s his one and only,  and he’s learning that training a submissive he loves...
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Mar
2

Review: Lights, Camera, Cupid! Anthology

Review: Lights, Camera, Cupid! Anthology Lights, Camera, Cupid! Anthology Authors: SE Jakes, Amy Lane, Z.A. Maxfield, Anne Tenino, L.A. Witt Reviewer: B. Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Revisiting Carter Samuels and Levi Pritchard, the couple whose story kicked off the Bluewater Bay series, was a great way to begin this anthology. In Just Another Day, Carter and Levi discover that, even though they’ve been together for a while now, they still have a lot to learn about one another, including how to celebrate Valentine’s Day. While he’s not a fan of the commercialization of the holiday, Carter maintains a romantic optimism about the occasion—which, naturally, clashes horribly with Levi’s stubborn cynicism. While the resulting...
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