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May 03

Shadow’s Review – Something Wicked This Way Comes Vol 2

ARC Review


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Fatman & Robyn by Jaid Black
Jake Chamberlin, star quarterback of the New York Bloods, has a not-so-little secret—he’s into chubby chicks. He does all he can to resist temptation, but when Jake bumps into the gorgeous Robyn DiMarco at a bistro in Little Italy, all bets are off.

Scarred and Kilt by Laurann Dohner
Matty has a new neighbor, and she strongly suspects the kilt-wearing hottie is a vampire—he only goes out at night, has weird visitors and the blood bank is making regular deliveries. But he doesn’t seem to hurt anyone, so “live and let live” is Matty’s motto. Until she sees a guy armed with crosses and wooden stakes breaking into the neighbor’s house. Matty charges to the rescue—and ends up in Mr. Hottie’s bed…and on his desk…and…

Tinderbox by Regina Carlysle
Set in the same world as Jaguar Hunger.

Private investigators Nate and Daniel don’t expect to find their mate while working a case. But they recognize Olivia as theirs the second they catch the missing woman’s scent—the scent of a female jaguar shifter in heat. Nate and Daniel’s task? Find then claim Livvy in every raw, animalistic way possible…and release her inner beast.

Asterion by Katalina Leon
Betrayed by her village chief, Larisa is brought to a mysterious island and left bound in a subterranean labyrinth, where drops of her blood summon the mythical Minotaur. She expects the man-beast to take her life…but it’s her body that’s sacrificed. Darron, a shapeshifting being, ravishes Larisa, and she gives herself freely to the pleasure—a decision that will change both their worlds forever.

Decadent Dance by Aubrey Ross
Surely the dress Zoe purchased did not transport her to an alien ship, right? No. Hallucinations. Must be. Though…the gorgeous alien who greets her seems real enough. And the sex? Out of this world.

Vaden has waited years for his Decadent Dancer, and though Zoe swears she didn’t know what the dress could do, Vaden has been lonely too long to be easily thwarted. He’ll use every sensual trick he knows to convince Zoe she’s right where she belongs.

Sahara Heat by Diana Hunter
As a favor to a friend, author Carla Braun agrees to meet with archaeologist Josef Anderson to discuss his recent desert find. To her dismay, the man’s infuriating…as well as tall, blond, gorgeous—and into BDSM. If she can look beyond Dr. Anderson’s cool exterior, Carla just might discover some scorching Sahara Heat…

Shadow’s Thoughts:
This is an entertaining anthology of short stories about women who find their loves in unexpected ways. Among other oddities, we have shape shifters, aliens in ancient Greece, and vampires.

Scarred and Kilt by Laurann Dohner. 
In this very hot short story, Matty comes to the rescue of her neighbor, Blaron, whom she suspects is a vampire. But once she saves him, she must leave behind her old life. Can she find happiness with a vampire?

Tinderbox by Regina Carlisle. 
Olivia knows she is a jaguar shapeshifter and has to find two mates before she can successfully shift for the first time. When Nate and Daniel come to her rescue after a kidnapping, she finds it hard to believe these two hot hunks are her intended mates.

Asterion by Katalina Leon. 
After being betrayed by the new chief of her village, Larisa is brought to be a sacrifice to the Minotaur-but her captor brings her to the wrong island and she becomes a captive of Asterion, a creature from another world who wants to live as an earthling, but must have a purpose to stay on earth. Can Larisa prove to be that purpose?

Decadent Dance by Aubrey Ross.
When Zoe purchases a dress from a vendor near Broadway, she has no idea it will make her a captive of Spaceship Commander Vaden, who wants her to be his Decadent Dancer.

Sahara Heat by Diane Hunter. 
Carla Braun doesn’t life the feeling she’s been set up for a blind date with Dr. Josef Anderson. But her friend knew something Carla didn’t-Josef was perfect for her.

Fatman and Robyn by Jaid Black. 
Jake Chamberlain and Robyn DeMarco appear to be polar opposites: he’s a famous quarterback and she’s a stay at home mouse living quietly in Little Italy with her family. But her full figure draws Jake like no woman he’s ever seen, and he learns she’s not quite what she seems-she’s a famous author.

All of the stories are hot, and the writing is exceptional for an anthology. Readers will find lots of sex in the short stories, and all are fairly complete within themselves. My favorite was Scarred and Kilt, even though I’m not into vampires. But a good writer is a good writer no matter what the venue, and Dohner fits that bill. What that vampire does with his fang…

All in all this is a highly recommended read.

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  1. Katalina

    Thank you Didi for the wonderful review!
    XXOO Kat

  2. Aubrey Ross

    Echo what Katalina said. :-)
    Thank you,
    Aubrey

  3. Regina Carlysle

    AWWWWW, thanks for the wonderful review and taking the time to read. So glad you liked it!

    Hugs!
    Regina

  4. Timitra

    Great review Shadow I’m definitely looking forward to reading this one!!!

  5. MaryC

    Thanks for the review! I’ve read stories by Jaid and Laurann but am not familiar with the other authors. all the stories sound great – look forward to reading them.

  6. Sharon Bridwell

    Thanks for the review Shadow. I’m not sure this one is up my alley but I very much enjoyed reading your take on this anthology.

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