Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance

Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance

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by Kristina Wright
     
 

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Supernaturally sensual and captivating, Dream Lover is a feast of fanciful delights. Kristina Wright, editor of the popular Fairy Tale Lust, presents a potent potion of fun and sexy tales filled with male fairies and clairvoyant scientists, as well as darkly erotica tales of ghosts, shapeshifters, and possession. Dream Lover asks the reader to…  See more details below

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Supernaturally sensual and captivating, Dream Lover is a feast of fanciful delights. Kristina Wright, editor of the popular Fairy Tale Lust, presents a potent potion of fun and sexy tales filled with male fairies and clairvoyant scientists, as well as darkly erotica tales of ghosts, shapeshifters, and possession. Dream Lover asks the reader to explore the realm of the otherworldly and answer the question . . . who is your dream lover?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"What these seventeen surprisingly diverse stories all have in common is atmosphere—and that in luxurious groaning-board abundance. It’s the kind of rich, erotically charged ambiance that stays with a reader long after the book has been closed or the electronic device turned off, and, like the memory of the tastes and aromas of a great meal, lingers pleasantly in the imagination, waiting to be remembered (or re-read) yet one more time."
—Erotica for the Big Brain

"Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance presents 17 short stories that blend romantic erotica with a touch of the otherworldly."
—The Moxie Bee

"If, like me, you like your romance to be part of a great story with some really hot sex scenes then you will want to pick up a copy of this book for yourself. Supernatural romance buffs will especially thrill to the stories in this compilation."
—Airen Wolf Reviews

"This is a huge collection of very short but very steamy and romantic love stories with a paranormal twist. I was going to highlight my favorites, but the list was too long! There isn't a story in here that I wouldn't give at least 4 howls to, but almost all of them really deserve 5. They all succeeded on some level whether it was the unique storyline, the interesting characters, the ability to draw out strong emotions so quickly, or the flow of the words. I found some of the stories so amazingly unique, and I can't help but wonder how these authors come up with these ideas. It was just very impressive. Although each story was unique, they all fit together wonderfully in this anthology. The foreword by Megan Hart was very sensual and was a brilliant start to this collection. I'm so glad I read this and found a whole new list of authors that I will now search out. Dream Lover book is definitely a keeper!!"
— Kris at Bitten by Paranormal Romance

"Dream Lover is a fun and exciting anthology of paranormal erotic fiction. If you've ever read a paranormal romance, you have a good idea of what paranormal erotica involves. Yes, there are the usual vampires and werewolves, but there are also fairies and gargoyles and ghosts, oh my! The editor, Kristina Wright, has done a masterful job of choosing and arranging stories with a wide variety of fantasy elements and steamy sexual scenarios."
—Ivy Wilde

"Dream Lover takes the reader through some of the most interesting erotic fantasy fiction around."
—Sandra Scholes for Love Romance Passion

"An imaginative collection of short and arousing tales involving a breadth of paranormal characters. Nice plot twists involving Lucy Feltouse's bored succubus or Kate Pearce's man of one's dreams locked in a tower give variety to the tales which feature a mixture of familiar and new authors who show their dexterity at creating hot scenes between unusual characters in all too brief tales."
—Night Owl Reviews

"Overall, the whole anthology was good. Each story in Dream Lover was short and unique. All focus on different aspects of love and the way different people and beings can experience it. It was a very quick and easy read.
— Athena at Paranormal Haven

"Kristina Wright delivers taut, breakneck pacing with snappy dialogue."
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"Dream Lover, edited by Kristina wright, is a collection of diverse, elegantly erotic tales of paranormal romance."
—Erin O'Riordan

"From mermaids to succubi to vampires, the Dream Lover anthology has it all. Stuffed full of authors both new and familiar to me, I found something to satisfy every mood I might have, as well as every mystical creature I’ve ever thought about imagining. I loved how the stories all had a similar thread running through them, but were all different enough to stand out on their own. Each will grab your attention and draw you into its own world for a moment or two before returning you home again. If you’re a lover of the exotic, erotic, and extraordinary, then this is by far the anthology for you."
—Whipped Cream Reviews

DREAM LOVER
by Kristina Wright, editor

Genre: Anthology, Paranormal, Erotic Romance

4 star RT Rating

"The erotic tales in Dream Lover differ in setting and character, but all are well written and passionate. There is a choice of paranormal seduction for every reader. All are original and entertaining.

Highlights of this 17-story anthology include Justine Elyot’s “Love Resurrection,” where an academic is seduced by the ghost of her favorite poet. A fairy comes for a sugar rush from a pretty baker in Shanna German’s “Devil’s Food.” In “Shattered Belle,” Craig Sorensen proves that even ghosts get a second chance at love.

In Alana Noël Voth’s “Moongirl Meets the Wolfman,” a shapeshifter finally finds his perfect mate. A Fae must defeat the demon with whom he made a bargain in order to stay with his lover in Ericka Hiatt’s “The Eye of Pearl.” A woman finds her dream lover and learns about her own desires in Kristina Wright’s “Thief of Dreams.”

Reviewed By: Keitha Hart, Romantic Times Magazine

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573446556
Publisher:
Cleis Press
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is hard to describe this book since the back cover pretty much says it all. You will go on many journeys, escaping to witness various paranormal erotic lovestories. Love is consistent theme throughout the tales. In some of the stories, you watch misfits of this world find their perfect mate in beings from the other worlds. Some of the stories are dark such as the story of "Freeing the Demon" where a prostitute seeks to release a gargoyle trapped in stone. You get to discover authors that are not mainstream that make you want to seek more of their literay offerings. The stories are short; but, some have a long lasting impact. There are stories that you keep thinking about long after you have finished the tale. Definitely great as adult fairytales / bedtime stories. Love Resurrection: is a ghost story about a woman in love with a deceased erotica author who dabbled in black magic. Dreaming by Sea: is a mermaid lovestory about a woman who reinvents herself after escaping her past to have her past love return for her. Devil's Food: is fairy tale about love at first sight. Rainmaker: is about our greater connection to the world. Can your drought cause a drought? What we put out is what we receive. Shattered Belle: is an erotic ghost story about releasing spirits. Living off Lovers: is wild ride into the imagination of this author. Tenants are used to reunite a couple who met tragic ends. It's a definite brainteaser. I'm still trying to analyze this one. Where the Heart is: is a layered beauty and the beast tale that transcends time demonstrating the power of love. Old Fashioned Glamour: is about the magic of high school reunions and returning to pure love. Moongirl meets the Wolfman: is about a journey lost shifters who find home and completion. For Humans, Love's all about Weight: is a fantasy tale about a birdman trapped in a cage who frees a woman who locked away her heart in a shield of distrust. Succubus Comes Home: is a look at what can happen when opposite sex best friends cross the line. Lust as old as us: is a vampire lovestory. This is definitely one of my favorite tales (swoon). The Eye of Pearl: is a story about the battle to keep true love. Thief of Dreams: this is the only tale that explored non-vanilla sex; an angelic tale that teaches the heavenly benefits to releasing true desires. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
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QuixoticOrchid More than 1 year ago
Fans of romance have keeper shelves filled with books that just blow us away. We know we are going to read and reread until the spine gives and the book falls apart in our hands. This book definitely goes on my keeper shelf. Dream Lover has a magical quality, the vivid imaginations of its authors make you live, breathe and feel every word, and the stories arouse equal parts fear and sex. It's not just another book of overdone werewolves and vampires (although it has those, too). I saw gargoyles and witches, mermen and demons, a man that's a bird and a ghost that means business. Wish I could give Dream Lover more than five stars.
bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
First, let me say that is am very bias when it comes to short stories. I really do not like them unless they are erotica. When I saw the title, I thought this book would be great; several short stories of erotica. I looked at the authors and contributors and only saw a couple of recognizable names. Another good sign because a lot of name authors write the kind of erotica I like in a pseudonym. This book was not that bad, but I was very disappointed because I was expecting erotica. This book is romance stories of true love that are 15 to 20 pages in length. In romance, the hero and heroine get their cloths off in two, three, and sometimes four pages. In erotica, the hero and heroine are naked in two paragraphs, tops. The book is full of your paranormal favorites of incubi & succubi, weres, fairies, ghost, and weather witches. Eighty percent of the sex in the book is vanilla. If you want a lot romance in your erotica, this is the book for you. If your want porn in your erotica, this is not the book for you. Amazon Vine Review
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
What's your darkest desire? Your most secret fantasy lover? A vampire? A ghost? Or something more? Whatever it is that lurks deep within your heart, you're sure to find it within the pages of Dark Lover, an anthology of fun and exciting, as well as seriously sexy stories of the paranormal kind. Love Resurrection by Justine Elyot leads off the series with a charming yet steamy ghost story. Freya is bound and determined to get long-dead poet Lucien Mountfichet's name known to the world at large. What she doesn't realize is just how that's about to happen. This is one of the more creative ghost stories I've read, with an unexpected sort of happy ending. Dreaming by the Sea by Delilah Devlin is a refreshing twist on the mermaid theme. Fraught with emotional tension and erotic love scenes, Ms. Devlin manages to develop two unique characters in just a few pages, ensuring that you'll devour this short story in one sitting. Devil's Food by Shanna Germain is a lighthearted and yet sexy romp in a bakery that goes by the name of Devil's Food. When pastry chef Lire meets Fey hunk Thadeus, more than just sparks fly. Due to the fun nature of this story, all the sugar, and the hot love between the two, Devil's Food was one of my favorite stories in this collection. Sure to put a smile on anyone's face. Rainmaker by A. D. R. Forte was a fascinating story that reminds me of a spiced up version of an old wives' tale or myth from the past. Faith is full of repressed magic, and if she's to bring relief to the parched, dry land around her, she's going to have to step outside her comfort zone to release it. David is there to help her do just that, like it or not. Shattered Belle by Craig J. Sorensen had me a bit confused at the beginning, however, it all comes together with quite a bang at the end. Belle is bound and determined to ensure the sanctity of her precious church while the stranger is set on only completing his task. By the end, you'll find yourself nodding and saying, "Ahh, yes, I thought so!" and squealing with glee. A wonderfully woven story that will have you sighing with pleasure and constantly second-guessing yourself. Living off Lovers by Kristina Lloyd is one of the more intense stories in this anthology. Desperate to reunite two long-lost lovers, Rachel and Merrick must come together in a very intimate way. Driven in a way neither understands, they find one another and simply explode with passion. Sexy, sultry, and amazing, all wrapped into one short story. Where the Heart Is by Saskia Walker is chock-full of paranormal elements to both tease and entice the reader. Rhiannon is nothing close to what she appears and Edgar is so much more. About halfway through this one, I thought I'd missed the boat on what was happening. However, just before the end it all comes together beautifully, giving you more than just a little satisfaction. Freeing the Demon by Sacchi Green is my kind of story! I love nothing better than when a battered or otherwise abused woman gets her revenge on the man who has done her wrong. Jayne gets her revenge and so much more. When she discovers a trapped demon in the gargoyle outside her building, her fate is changed forever and for the better. This was a very refreshing twist on revenge, and I enjoyed it tremendously. Read the full Review at Whipped Cream Reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago