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Posted February 22, 2013
Very good - Hot in all the right places
This book had a good mix of authors and stories. The characters were well developed for short stories and had some intense romance going.
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Posted April 23, 2013
This was a great anthology, featuring novellas for 3 series that
This was a great anthology, featuring novellas for 3 series that I currently follow. The first was by Katie MacAlister called Shades of Gray. This is book 10.5 of the Dark Ones series and tells the story of Noelle, the Beloved who lost her Dark One to another in an earlier book in the series and Grayson. It was full of Katie MacAlister's famed snarky humor as Noelle tries very hard to convince Gray that she is his Beloved and isn't scared of the Demon Lord who has sworn to see Gray dead. The secondary characters are great as usual and provide wonderful comedy to offset Noelle and Gray's romance.
The second novella is Undead Sublet by Molly Harper. This is the third novella in her Half Moon Hollow spin off series that originated with the Jane Jameson series. This novellas was great because we got to catch up on Jane, Gabriel, Zeb, Jolene, Andrea & Dick. in this novella, Tess, a Chicago chef, becomes so exhausted, that she swears the food is talking to her. She is put on "sabbatical" and decides to go visit her former mentor who had moved to Half Moon Hollow Kentucky. When Tess rents a house from a woman going through a divorce, she never expects to find out that she already has a roommate living in the basement - the woman's soon to be ex-husband turned vampire, Sam. The battle of wills as Tess and Sam each fight for the right to live in the house alone, by sabotaging the sleep and personal items of the other is too funny. I really enjoy going back to Half Moon Hollow and can't wait for another story in this series.
The third novella is Out with a Fang by Jessica Sims. It is number 1.50 in her Midnight Liaisons series. Midnight Liaisons is a dating service for the paranormal community around Fort Worth Texas. I didn't really see where this novella fit in with the other 2 books in the series other than the couple, a Vamp and a Were-Jaguar, meet through the dating service. When we first meet Ruby, the were-jaguar, she is pining her lost love, a forbidden human that she had to break up with some 5 years before. She has finally decided to start dating again and is using Midnight Liaisons to find a match. Her first date is with a vampire who asks that she be blindfolded while they talk and get to know one another. What happens is a little bit predictable, but the story kept my interest enough to get through.
Overall, this was a really good book, especially since I am reading all 3 of the series these novellas are part of. Since the stories were novellas, they were easy, fast reads. I would recommend to anyone reading the Dark Ones, Half Moon Hollow or Midnight Liaisons series.
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Posted March 3, 2014
Shades of Gray by Katie MacAlister Love this author. Her wit ne
Shades of Gray by Katie MacAlisterWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Love this author. Her wit never fails to tickle me, causing inappropriate bursts of laughter when reading in public. So happy to see Noelle finally find her Dark One. She has had such a tough go of it being rejected by her first one. I loved Gray, he was so full of himself, serious and determine to save Noelle from himself. They are a great match, I hope we see them again in a future book. I would love to know more about Gray's father, hopefully he won't be stuck in his current form forever. This novella/short story was a great addition to the Dark Ones world.
Undead Sublet by Molly Harper
While I have enjoyed the two books I have read of this author, this one would have been a hard to give 3 star. I liked the characters on their own and how Tess fit in with the others in this world, and I had lots of sympathy for Sam's situation. I did not care for how juvenile their behavior towards each other for much of the book. It made it really hard for me to see them fitting together. The book was really funny and I was all for them individually to get a happy ending and seeing them overcome their difficulty. I was satisfied with how they got together and I hope things work out in the long run. Will be interesting to see in future books what bumps in the road come up for the two of them.
Did not read the last story because it is not an author or series I read, but hanging on to the book if that changes in the future.
Posted October 16, 2012
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