Genre: Paranormal Romance Anthology
Author: Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, Dianne Duvall, Hannah Jayne
Publisher: Kensington, Zebra, May 7, 2013 (Available for preorder)
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Descriptions from amazon.com:
Out Of Control by Alexandra Ivy
Ph.D student Angela Locke has a crush on her sexy professor, Dr. Nikolo Bartrev. When she learns he’s actually a Sentinel with extraordinary powers, she joins forces with him to catch a psychopath. But soon, their hottest pursuit is of each other…
Deet’s review– This was a sexy story that the author is using to introduce her new series. I thought it was well written with loads of sexual tension. 3.5 stars
Ties That Bind by Nina Bangs
Cassie Tyler agrees to sub for her friend at the funeral home where she works. But she gets more than she bargained for when a group of men attack her and a vampire comes to her rescue. . .
Deet’s review– This story was the scariest and really well done on the heart-pounding scale with a good romance thrown in. Lots of action. 3.5 stars
In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Richart d’Alençon can’t forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he saved her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist. . .
Deet’s review- Immortals are the good blood suckers and Vampires are the insane evil that they are trying to eliminate. The Immortal, Richart, saves the human, Jenna. There is romance and action a plenty. 3.5 stars
High Stakes by Hannah Jayne
When vampire fashionista Nina LaShay’s design contest rival is found dead, she’s the prime suspect. Sexy photographer Pike is number two. He’s the kind of man who makes Nina salivate. But will she have to reveal herself to have him–and to save them both? Or does Pike have a secret of his own?
Deet’s review– Nina is a sarcastic, flippant vampire who falls in lust at first sight with Pike. This story is a well executed murder mystery more than a romance although there are romantic elements. 3.5 stars (no sex in this one)
I love anthologies for when I have little time to read but still crave a good story. This book delivers fast reads that satisfy that itch for the paranormal and romance. All of the first three are very sexy with 5 out of 5 stars on the sensuality scale. The fourth by Hannah Jayne does not have any sex. I enjoyed each story but trying to develop a feel for all the different worlds in just a few pages was sometimes daunting. That is why I tend to like the long novel form better. I do recommend this anthology. Each story was intriguing in its own way and showcased each of the very diverse, talented authors. This is certainly a terrific introduction to each of these authors.