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SEDUCTIVE SUPERNATURALS: 12 Tales of Shapeshifters, Vampires & Sexy Spirits by Erin Quinn, Caridad Piñeiro, Erin Kellison, Lisa Kessler, Chris Marie Green, Mary Leo – Review

Reviewed by Larissa M.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Seductive Supernatural’s is a collection of 12 tales ranging from shape shifters and vampires to spirits. In reviewing an anthology, I usually take each book and do a detailed review about each. Since there are so many here I’m not sure I’ll do that. Especially since so many are not really worth reading…in my opinion…but there are some that stood out and I wished were showcased separately so I wouldn’t have to pull up such a large file to read just that one book again—if I wanted to do so. But since they are and I was asked for an honest review, here goes.

DIABLO SPRINGS by Erin Quinn:

This is one that I didn’t really care for. The writing wasn’t clear and engaging. I didn’t find the characters really that relatable and I didn’t find the whole plot believable.

VAMPIRE REBORN by Caridad Pineiro:

I found myself skimming this one. The story did not engage me from the get-go so I kept hoping something would snap me into the story. It didn’t.

SHADOW FALL by Erin Kellison:

I did like this one. Erin Kellison left me engaged in the plot and I found I enjoyed seeing what would happen with Annabella. Definitely not a fresh plot, but an interesting one.

NIGHT ANGEL by Lisa Kessler:

Mystical and interesting, I enjoyed the hero and heroine in this short story. I found the idea of the heroine being deaf intriguing, but I was a bit disappointed that wasn’t fixed for her in the end. But alas, she did get a hunky, near-God instead. I would have enjoyed more of this story.

SHADOWS TILL SUNRISE by Chris Marie Green:

Again, found this one hard to get into. I didn’t really get a clear picture of what was happening. The descriptions and dialogue left me a bit ‘out of the story’ so to speak.

SHADOW AT TWILIGHT by Mary Leo:

Though I had high hopes for this one as a romance with a ghost/spirit seemed very interesting. Add in the boss/assistant scenario and I knew it should be good. But again, found this one hard to get into. I didn’t really get a clear picture of what was happening. The descriptions and dialogue left me a bit ‘out of the story’ so to speak.

MORE THAN FIENDS by Maureen Child:

Didn’t enjoy the plot of this. I didn’t see the whole baby daddy thing as a plot point that was interesting. I enjoy most of Maureen Child’s other work, so I had hopes for this but I just couldn’t get into it.

IMMORTAL POSSESSION by Cassi Carver:

Interesting, nice writing style. This is one that I might re-read so I can totally follow it but on first read I enjoyed the chemistry between the two main characters. The plot was dramatically sensitive as well.

FOREVER ROSE by Janet Wellington:

I didn’t enjoy this one either. I couldn’t get into the whole back-in-time thing. I found myself skimming which I hate to do but I so wanted more out of this story. Didn’t get it.

WELCOME HOME, VAMPIRE by Theresa Meyers:

This was reminiscent of a typical romance where the hero tries to regain humanity by seeking someone he loved before. But it was written well and was clear to read. Definitely will try something by Ms. Meyers again.

VAMPIRE MAGIC (Blood Genie, books 1 and 2) by Sheri Whitefeather:

These books were simply fascinating. Two brother vampires that were turned into genies. Inventive and intriguing. Add in the two are loaned from their ‘master’ or owner to help people rather than personal gain and you have an interesting twist. There are catches but Ms. Whitefeather has a wonderful writing style. I’m eager to read the third book and see what happens to the vampire now turned genie who turned the brothers in the first place!

WILD NIGHTS WITH A LONE WOLF by Elisabeth Staab:

Fast-paced, sensual, and well written, Ms. Staab does a good job with Wild Nights with a Lone Wolf. Both characters are believable and interesting. I’d definitely read more by this author!

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About the books…

cover54721-medium Just in time for Halloween! Cozy up with sexy bad boys and tortured alpha heroes in 12 steamy full-length paranormal romance novels and novellas from NY Times, USA Today, and national bestselling authors!

Here’s what you’ll get:

DIABLO SPRINGS by Erin Quinn: Gracie Beck vowed that she would never to return to Diablo Springs, but the haunted town lures her back—along with the man who betrayed her years ago. Reilly broke her heart with his lies. Now, he wants a second chance to win her, but can they survive the ghosts of Diablo Springs?

VAMPIRE REBORN by Caridad Pineiro: Would you be reborn for love? Ryder Latimer, sexy Southern vampire, will have to make one of the most difficult choices in his undead life: Become human again or protect his new wife and child.

SHADOW FALL by Erin Kellison: Just discovering her magic, ballerina Annabella Ames didn’t mean to summon a dark wolf from Twilight, nor the tempting fallen angel Custo Santovari, who has no place in Heaven. The cunning wolf stalks them relentlessly, and danger seduces as they fight for redemption and love.

NIGHT ANGEL by Lisa Kessler: When Colin Flynn returns home to Ireland, the immortal Night Walker’s flesh has healed, but the scars hide a broken spirit. Juliana Duffy plays piano in spite of her deafness, challenging him to redefine himself and find the strength to battle an ancient enemy.

SHADOWS TILL SUNRISE by Chris Marie Green: Two monster hunters fighting a star-crossed attraction and one bloodthirsty phantom leaving a trail of death… Can love survive till the sun rises?

SHADOW AT TWILIGHT by Mary Leo: They say Hotel Colorado is haunted, but when Dillon Spencer appears in his hotel room to find Hilly Thompson, his assistant, soaking in the tub, he begins to question whether or not he’s alive, dead, or caught in another dimension.

MORE THAN FIENDS by Maureen Child: At 32, Cassidy Burke discovers she’s a legendary Demon Duster. But she’s got bigger problems than some pesky demons. Like, Logan Miller–first love, baby daddy to her genius daughter is back. Then there’s Devlin Cole, a walking orgasm with too many secrets. Cassidy’s life is out of control and about to get way too interesting.

IMMORTAL POSSESSION by Cassi Carver: When Dr. Evelyn Vale is paired with Immortal Bounty’s sexy commander to go undercover and infiltrate a supernatural body-trafficking ring, she’s eager to get to work. Until she learns the catch… To crack this case, he’ll need to possess her body.

FOREVER ROSE by Janet Wellington: Tarot cards predict a dangerous journey for Taylor Rose, but she doesn’t expect to travel back to 1888 San Diego. What the cards didn’t predict was falling for a man bent on revenge, a helpful ghost, and spooky séances. Is she there to prevent a murder or to find love?

WELCOME HOME, VAMPIRE by Theresa Meyers: Corporal Cole Wagner lost his humanity in war – literally. Turned into a vampire by the military’s Vector Force, he’s the ultimate weapon, but when he returns home to set the past right, will the enemy stop at nothing to get him, including threatening the life of the woman he loved, and lost, before?

VAMPIRE MAGIC (Blood Genie, books 1 and 2) by Sheri Whitefeather: Two tenderly romantic, wildly erotic stories featuring supernatural hybrids (vampires/genies) who grant wishes for the exchange of blood.

WILD NIGHTS WITH A LONE WOLF by Elisabeth Staab: A mandatory vacation lands Agent Sherri Walker in bed with a local werewolf. Asher Hughes walked away from his outlaw pack but couldn’t ditch the bad blood. Together they’ll have to pull off one hell of an act to get out of treacherous territory alive.

Wyoming Bold by Diana Palmer

wyomingbold-dianapalmer Former border agent Dalton Kirk thought his life was over—literally—when a gang of smugglers left him for dead. Defying all odds, he survives his ordeal and returns to his Wyoming ranch ready to dedicate his future to a more peaceful home on the range. Until lovely Merissa Baker knocks on his door.

Merissa is well aware of her reputation as the local eccentric—she knows things before they happen—and she’s had a vision that Dalton is in danger. Even though her beliefs clash with Dalton’s cowboy logic, she’s determined to save the handsome rancher she’s secretly loved forever.

Visions? It’s all ridiculous to Dalton…until things start happening that prove Merissa right. And now Dalton is not the only target—so is Merissa. Can Dalton be bold enough to trust the unknown? Is this Wyoming man ready to love?

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Love Me If You Dare by Carly Phillips – Review

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Reviewed by Casey B.
on July 25, 2010

“…blend[s] together romance, intrigue and a touch of mystery to form a sexy read!”

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Love Me If You Dare by Carly Phillips manages to blend together romance, intrigue and a touch of mystery to form a sexy read!

While on an off-duty security assignment at a ritzy auction, Sara Rios finds herself faced with being held hostage by a thief on the rooftop! Knowing each other as they do, the two act quickly and Rafe saves Sara…and becomes the next eligible bachelor featured on the city’s infamous Bachelor Blog. Rafe isn’t too happy about it, and neither is Sara!

Rafe is on leave for an injury he sustained while saving Sara, so he retreats to his home town and his lake cabin. Little does he know, his escape has caused Sara to become the focus of the blog. And her being injured as well, plus being a key witness in a high profile murder case, has set her up as a target for all kinds of craziness. Only there isn’t anyone she trusts to help her keep safe (because she’s injured and not at full capacity herself), except Rafe. She ends up following him to his hometown and finding the two are more attracted than they’d ever admitted when they were partners.

Overcoming all the obstacles in their way—from emotional issues to real threats—the two find a way to fit their lives together and truly live happily ever after.

Ms. Phillips’ connected Bachelor Blog books are entertaining and very enjoyable reads. Love Me If You Dare seems to be the last of this series as the secret blogger is revealed and their doesn’t appear to be another bachelor or bachelorette to tie off this book…at least, not that I could tell. But there is plenty in this one that will keep you guessing, wondering who might be the good guys and who might be the bad ones. The ending is surprising and the many subplots (two or more!) will keep you entertained and curious as to what will happen next.

Kiss Me If You Can by Carly Phillips – Review

Kiss Me If You Can bookcover

Reviewed by Casey B.
on July 21, 2010

“You’ll enjoy the ride of this romantic mystery.”

Rating: ★★★★☆

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when criminal reporter, Sam Cooper is in the right place at the right time to thwart a jewelry store robbery he gets instant notoriety on the famed bachelor blog. Women of the city are fawning over him…all but Lexie Davis who’s after his reward rather than him. At least, she is at first! Lexie is after the ring Coop is rewarded by the owner of the jewelry store for her grandmother. Little does she know that she’s unearthing a long hidden thievery ring!

Carly Phillips’ Kiss Me If You Can is exciting, sensual and full of thrilling possibilities! Coop and Lexie are sweet together and set the stage for a long-term relationship that is sure to last (and keep them both on their toes!). You’ll enjoy the ride of this romantic mystery.

Kiss Me If You Can by Carly Phillips – Review

Kiss Me If You Can bookcover

Reviewed by Hope C.
on June 09, 2010

“…a spectacular, romantic mystery set in the big apple.”

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Carly Phillip’s Kiss Me If You Can is a spectacular, romantic mystery set in the big apple. The story intrigues while keeping you enthralled with Coop and Lexie’s fiery romance. If you’re anything like me, you won’t be able to put it down!

Crime beat reporter and aspiring novelist, Sam Cooper is a man who seems to be in the right place at the right time when he foils a robbery attempt on an antique jewelry store and is rewarded with a trinket. Little does he know that one little ring is about to turn his world upside down in oh, so many ways!

First, he’ll meet the intelligent and very sexy, Lexie Davis. Lexie fields off panic set off by what she perceives as disappointment by traveling to strange and wonderful places. But she always returns home to her grandmother’s spare bedroom. With her beloved grandmother’s eightieth birthday looming close, Lexie spies a ring a jewelry store owner is rewarding to what they are terming a local hero while watching the news. The ring looks similar to a necklace her grandmother wears only while at home, so Lexie decides to approach the reporter and offer to buy the ring.

Lexie blindside’s Coop in an alley behind the paper and the meeting sets off sparks that soon becomes full-fledged flames neither can deny! While both have their issues, they work together to uncover the mystery of the ring and necklace—that had been stolen as part of a set in the 1950’s. Together they unravel the threads of long held secrets and family intrigue, all the while developing an unbreakable bond.

Ms. Phillips writes sexy, intriguing stories as a general rule and Kiss Me If You Can definitely fits that mold. She’s taken two characters and brought them to life so that you fall in love with them from the get-go. Lexie has her parental and what can be termed as “flight” issues. And Coop has a fear of failure, while at the same time showing an eagerness to take risks. The setting isn’t what pulls you into this story, nor is the more-than-obvious answer to the mystery. By the first half of the book you’ll know who stole the jewels. But they why is what will keep you reading. And even when you find out, you’ll still want to see how Lexie and Coop compromise and make their relationship work.