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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Great anthology

¿Winter Born¿ by Sherrilyn Kenyon. At the Atlanta based Dragon.com gala, were-panther Pandora seeks the help of Acheron as she is a bit frightened having left her pack for the first time. Pandora is a virgin in heat. Enemy pack were-panther Dante is drawn to Pandora,...
¿Winter Born¿ by Sherrilyn Kenyon. At the Atlanta based Dragon.com gala, were-panther Pandora seeks the help of Acheron as she is a bit frightened having left her pack for the first time. Pandora is a virgin in heat. Enemy pack were-panther Dante is drawn to Pandora, but he believes it is more than just her heat though she assumes it is a basic law of nature. How to prove otherwise is his problem until he realizes he must keep his soulmate safe from others of their kind.................... ¿Born of Night¿ by Amanda Ashley. Lord Reyes captures Lady Shanara. However, to both their respective chagrins they are attracted to one another, a taboo since her father wears the pelt of his father after killing him. Still could love be the impetus to end his family¿s werewolf curse?.................. ¿Make It Last Forever¿ by L.A. Banks. In 1979 a cursed Tara must leave Vegas to get help from her beloved Indian Nana in Arizona. On the bus she meets nomadic Jack. As they fall in love, weird happenings follow Tara due to the curse, but Jack led by his heart also follows Tara...................... ¿Red Moon Rising¿ by Lori Handeland. Just relocated from Chicago to Arizona, author Maya finds a Navaho skinwalker stalking her. Her only hope to survive her assailant is Clay, but she questions whose side he is on even as she falls in love with her only possible champion..................... The se four paranormal novellas are all terrific tales starring fully developed lead couples and delightful villains. At any time of day this is a winning anthology...................... Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

intro to the huntress world Ld

I think this is a good novel. I especially like the short story written by l.a. banks

posted by 4312830 on December 28, 2012

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

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    I usually only read anthologies that have at least one author I

    I usually only read anthologies that have at least one author I like. This collection has a story by L.A. Banks. The theme of this collection is paranatural or supernatural tales of sensual romance. Sometimes a bit too much sensual and not enough supernatural.

    An average collection of tales. I have read better anthologies. This one contains four tales by four different authors.

    1. The first tale is Winter Born by Sherrilyn Kenyon. This story focuses on a human born were-animal trying to find the "person" who can help her get home. But destiny has other plans, involving a beast born were-panther.

    Too short for my taste. I also thought certain elements took away from the story. Specifically, the use of time travel. The other powers were a bit much too. The tale did have interesting cast of characters, and wasn't a bad read. Just could have been so much more.

    2. Next is Born of the Night by amanda Ashley. This tale is about a man who is cursed to be a werewolf. He captures and holds his enemies daughter for ransom, in hopes of luring him inot a duel to the death, but of course, love has other plans.

    I enjoyed this tale. It wasn't too short or too long. The characters were well written. Liked the twist on the werewolf curse. The story grabs you and takes you on an entertaing ride.

    3. Make It Last Forever by L.A. Banks. I have read her Crimson Moon series. Not quite the type of story I would expect form her, but it was alright. It's the tale of a woman who is trying to reach her Grandmother in hopes of stopping from turning into a vampire. She meets a man, who is more than he thinks he is, and their destiny's come full circle.

    Story felt a bit off, at times. Not sure how to explain it. I can get over the I barely know you and I have to have you thing, typical romance scenario stuff. But I mean, you have things in a prophecy and then you break the rule I thought a Prophecy had: Certain things can't be altered. But you have six and not seven, when it says there is always seven guardians. Plus, why didn't she just tell him the truth, after he seemed to begin to believe in vampires? All that time they spent having sex, when they could have been headed toward help. Not a bad tale though.

    4. Red Moon Rising by Lori Handeland. This story is about a writer who is the chosen one, needed by a shapeshifter to complete a ritual that would give him immense power. But standing in his way, is a monster hunter, determined to save the girl and stop the bad guy.

    I enjoyed this tale but I wanted a more climatic show down. You build things up about this man's power and then Bam, he's dead. The story isn't bad, but does seem to grab you, and is a roller coaster ride up to the bad guy showdown, then sadly, simmers down in a slightly disappointing way. Ending should have been a bit different. Didn't quite flow with the rest of the tale.

    Like I said it was an average collection but not a bad read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2004

    Very disappointing

    The only story I liked 'Winter Born' which wasn't nearly long enough and needed to be developed more. However this story did have some cute moments. The last two stories of this book(especially the third story) did not make any sense and I had a hard time getting through this part the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2004

    very disappointed

    i've read all of sherrilyn kenyon books and have enjoyed them all but this last one was very disappointing. i also was disappointed in the other stories in the book. This book could have been better is all.

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