Review: Dog Eat Dog World: Limited Edition Bundle by Hailey Edwards

Posted May 10, 2017 by Vampbard in Rating A, Reviews, Urban Fantasy Tags: , , , , ,

Dog Eat Dog World: Limited Edition Bundle
Author: Hailey Edwards
Reviewer: VampBard
Rating: A+

What I’m Talking About:

It’s no secret how much I adore the Black Dog Universe. I gush over them every chance I get. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon, Hailey Edwards has released a LIMITED EDITION bundle with every previously released story (except Over the Moon, Gemini #6, the upcoming title due out this summer), including the shorts she’s had in other collections. And I’VE READ THEM ALL…now you can, too!

Below are some quickie comments for the short stories in the collection I hadn’t reviewed and a complete reading order—with linked reviews—appears below that.

Dog Days of Summer (A Black Dog Short Story)

When a fan boy goes missing, all evidence points to a warg being responsible for the crime. Thierry is called to lead the hunt for the rogue, but the closer she gets to locating the boy, the further she gets from the truth.

This Thierry and Shaw short story is—in true Hailey Edwards form—suspenseful. I love learning about new creatures, and the way I can feel Thierry’s disgust at times over the new one 🙂 As always, the connection between Theirry and Shaw is intense.

My Rating: A+ Personal Favorite

Out for Blood (A Gemini Short Story)

White sand beaches, fresh tropical drinks…and three exsanguinated bodies. So much for Marshal Ayer’s transfer to the island of St. Kitts being a vacation.

Marshall Eileen Ayer spent some time in Edelweiss Mental Institution, and when she returned to duty she was stationed in the Caribbean. Called in to help with the investigation of a couple murders, she’s on the receiving end of the attentions of one Taye Jones.

First, I loved seeing Marshall Ayer again. I’d wondered what had gone down with her. Second, I’m diggin’ Taye. Third, vampire and chupacabras. My paranormal heart is beating a rapid rat-a-tat-tat.

My Rating: A+ Personal Favorite

The Bakers Grimm (A Gemini Short Story)

When two struggling business owners compete for the contract of a lifetime, it’s all bakers on deck. Mix in a dollop of rivalry, a tablespoon of romance, and a pinch of magic, and you’ve got the recipe for one heck of a bake-off. May the best decorator win!

Here’s a cute little short—a Rumplestilskin-inspired tale—set in the Gemini branch.

We’re dropped back into Wink, TX at a cookie shop called Lookie’s Cookies. Our main character is Millie—Decker Comeaux’s daughter, from other Black Dog books—and she’s gifted with frosting. The story is told her her POV.

The handsome hottie next door—Daryl Grimm—also works in frosting (oh, how my imagination went a little wild when I read that!). Millie describes him as “…handsome as sin and snarly as a bear…” I love this description!!!

What I really liked was the way this was a singular event spurred on by an outside force. Oh, and fairy tale inspiration! What’s not to like?!?

My Rating: A+ Personal Favorite

A Stone’s Throw Christmas (A Gemini Short Story)

Holidays are full of magic. Mix in a Warg with a surprise for his mate and a fae bearing two gifts of her own, and you’ve got a recipe for a Christmas neither will ever forget.
Argh! Cam & Graeson!!! If you read the Gemini series, you definitely want to get your hands on this short story. Full of innuendo, fun, and a WONDERFUL surprise for readers, you won’t want to miss this!!! *bounce*bounce*bounce*

My Rating: A+++ Personal Super Favorite

Collection Rating:  A+ Personal Favorite

About the Collection:

Welcome to Wink, Texas, where sharp-toothed fae lounge in shadows, and humans walk a little faster after dark.

This massive collection includes four short stories, three novellas, and eight novels. It’s arranged in chronological order with over 700,000 words in all and only available for a limited time.

Release Date: April 1, 2017 (limited run ending 6/30/17)
Publisher: self-published
Series: Black Dog Universe: Black Dog, Gemini, and Lorimar series
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format(s): e-book
Book Source: Author/Purchased with my own funds

Purchase Info:

Reading order for the Black Dog Universe titles:

Dog with a Bone (The Black Dog Prequel)
Dog Days of Summer (A Black Dog Short Story)—review above.
Heir of the Dog (Black Dog, Book 1)
Lie Down with Dogs (Black Dog, Book 2)
Old Dogs, New Tricks (Black Dog, Book 3)
Stone-Cold Fox (A Black Dog Novella)
Dead in the Water (Gemini, Book 1)
Head Above Water (Gemini, Book 2)
Hell or High Water (Gemini, Book 3)
Fish Out of Water (A Gemini Novella)
Out for Blood (A Gemini Short Story)—review above
The Bakers Grimm (A Gemini Short Story)—review above
Promise the Moon (Gemini, Book 4)
Wolf at the Door (Gemini, Book 5)