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Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift
     

Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift

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by Christine Feehan
 

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A bound man with a voracious appetite...A werewolf with human desires...A shape-shifter with one basic need...An immortal lover with a passion for mortal women. These are the stories of Hot Blooded.

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A bound man with a voracious appetite...A werewolf with human desires...A shape-shifter with one basic need...An immortal lover with a passion for mortal women. These are the stories of Hot Blooded.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Make room for these sexy nightstalkers on your bedtime reading table. Authors Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly, and Angela Knight conjure up handsome shapeshifters, Carpathians, werewolves, and vampires in these four original stories. Feehan's tale, set in the jungle, features an animal activist who liberates more than just animals when she frees an all-but-forgotten human prisoner. Shayne's story, set in the bayou, stars a brilliant young professor whose fieldwork calls for very hands-on research. In Emma Holly's story, set in Vermont, a beautiful young baker gets more than yeast to rise when she gets to know the mysterious, pale-faced owner of the local B&B. And Angela Knight's heroine, a gutsy young cop, takes a dare to the max when she bets she can bed a vampire just a few times without risking conversion -- or her heart. Ginger Curwen
Publishers Weekly
Four gorgeous nighttime predators bid farewell to bachelorhood in this uneven quartet of sensual paranormal romances. Surprisingly, Feehan's "Dark Hunger," depicting the romance between an immortal Carpathian and a spirited shape-shifter, is the weakest of the lot. Feehan struggles with the short form; she tries to cram everything she would normally put in a novel multiple conflicts, a full cast of characters and an abundance of love scenes into a mere 100 pages, and the result is a frenetic tale lacking emotional intensity, plausibility and focus. The stories improve progressively, however, with Shayne delivering a tightly wrought werewolf romance in "Awaiting Moonrise" and Holly offering a sexy, shockingly kinky romance ("The Night Owl") between a vampire and a smalltown baker. The most inventive of the four is "Seduction's Gift." Knight imagines a magical world where Magi, immortal champions of humankind commonly referred to as "witches" and "vampires," wield their powers to save humanity from itself. These immortal champions include the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere and the hero of this tale, Lord Lancelot du Lac, assassin and High Court seducer. All the stories suffer to some degree from an overabundance of lust and sex and a dearth of emotional connection, but fans of the genre aren't likely to mind. (Sept.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan who does not disappoint."—Under the Cover Book Reviews

"Emma Holly who may shock the uninitiated."—Publishers Weekly

"Angela Knight who seduces readers with [her] stories."—Sensuous Romance Reviews

"New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne who satisfies every wicked craving."—Suzanne Forster

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587247637
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
12/17/2004
Edition description:
Large Print
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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From the Publisher
"New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan who does not disappoint."—Under the Cover Book Reviews

"Emma Holly who may shock the uninitiated."—Publishers Weekly

"Angela Knight who seduces readers with [her] stories."—Sensuous Romance Reviews

"New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne who satisfies every wicked craving."—Suzanne Forster

Meet the Author

I live in the beautiful mountains of Lake County, California. I have always loved hiking, camping, rafting and being outdoors. I’ve also been involved in the martial arts for years—I hold a third degree black belt, instruct in a Korean karate system, and have taught self-defense. I am happily married to a romantic man who often inspires me with his thoughtfulness. We have a yours, mine, and ours family, claiming eleven children as our own. I have always written books, forcing my ten sisters to read every word, and now my daughters read and help me edit my manuscripts. It is fun to take all the research I have done on wild animals, raptors, vampires, weather, and volcanoes and put it together with romance.
Maggie Shayne is a national bestselling author who has appeared on the USA Today and Waldenbooks bestseller lists. When she's not writing, she spends her time exploring the mysteries of the cosmos, reading Tarot, collecting crystals, and studying the customs and rituals of long-forgotten civilizations. She lives in upstate New York.
Emma Holly lives in Minnesota where the winters are long and people will use any excuse to warm up. According to Emma, humanity’s best inventions are hot showers, the printing press, coffee, chocolate, and bicycle shorts for men. She can be reached at emmah@wavetech.net or P.O. Box 2591, Minneapolis, MN 55402-0591.
Angela Knight is the USA Today bestselling author of the Mageverse series and the Warlord series for Berkley Books. She has also written for Red Sage, Changeling Press, Loose Id and Ellora's Cave. Besides her novels, Angela’s publishing career includes a stint as a comic book writer and ten years as a newspaper reporter. Several of her stories won South Carolina Press Association awards under her real name. Angela lives in South Carolina with her husband, Michael, a polygraph examiner and hostage negotiator for the county's Sheriff's Office.

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Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger; Awaiting Moonrise; The Night Owl; Seduction's Gift (w/Dark Series #14) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 111 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You wont regret reading this one. I'll keep this short and sweet. I enjoyed all stories in this anthology. I have not been able to say that before. Feehan does a great job with her Carpathians as always, but the ending was a little too abrupt. Being from Louisiana myself, I loved Shayne's rendition of "loup-garou" mixed with voodoo. Holly was not to be outdone by two very experienced writers. Her vampire, she calls an upyr was very hot and sexy. The hardest story to swallow was by Angela Knight. It is hard to wrap one's mind around the ideas that King Arthur is a vampire as well as the rest of his Knights. The idea of Morganna being a witch wasn't hard, but that she used her powers for the good of mankind was a bit much to swallow if you know the other tales of King Arthur. However, this was definitely a hot blooded, sexy as hell story. VAMPIRES, LYCANS, AND KING ARTHUR, OH MY!!! Great Book!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
¿Dark Hunger¿ by Christine Feehan. Juliette rescues wild animals from a complex when she discovers a caged human. She rescues Riordan from captivity only to learn he is a Carpathian. He realizes that she is his lifemate, but they first must survive a blood eating malevolent monster. Though Riordan is from the Carpathian hunk factory, Juliette provides the freshness of WILD RAIN with her jaguar shapeshifting skills..................................... ¿Awaiting Moonrise¿ by Maggie Shayne. In the Bayou, zoologist Jenny searches for an undiscovered species expecting to learn the reason that many locals believe in werewolves. When an animal scratches her, Jenny visits Dr. LeRoque for treatment. They immediately fondle one another. However, he has a secret that if she learns her or her colleagues will certainly reveal and destroy his people. The lycanthropy is exciting and seems genuine, but the couple¿s sexual activity seems unreal.............................. THE NIGHT OWL by Emma Holly. In Vermont pastry chef Mariann likes her rustic life though she is concerned about the new owners of the Night Owl Bed and Breakfast that includes her bakery. New B&B owner French vampire Bastien realizes that Mariann is his lifemate, but fears rejection. This is a terrific vampire romance because of the uniqueness of the hero............................. ¿SEDUCTION'S GIFT¿ by Angela Knight. South Carolina Police Officer Grace Morgan refuses to become a Maja though she has the innate genetic make up to do so. The Majae feel she would make an excellent addition to their ¿knights of the round table¿ guardians of humanity. They send hunk Lancelot to convert her by inducing sexual orgasms. Vampires, erotica and Camelot, oh my!............................ These four paranormal erotic novellas live up to the title.............................. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!!!!! I have always loved Christine Feehan's books but the other authors are amazing as well! You will not regret buying this book.
Lynz_in_Love More than 1 year ago
When you make a bargin purchase you never really know what your going to get. I'm hear to tell you that this is a great buy. I loved all of these stories! Besides just being good, it also introduced me to several new authors. I plan on keeping this in my collection. Happy Reading!
MauiGurl More than 1 year ago
Man was this part of the Dark Series hot! This is the first book in which the De La Cruz brothers will come into the picture. Being sent away from their homeland so long ago by Prince Vlad, the De La Cruz brothers lived in South America for decades, living alone and seperate from their people. The book starts off with action as Juliette, a jaguar female, is working with her sister to break into a laboratory and save the animals within. But when Juliette enters, she finds that a man has been kept tortured and she works to save him and set him free. Riordan De La Cruz is in a survival mode as he witnesses his lifemate coming to his rescue. He feeds on her savagely, needing the life she provides, and then they leave the enemy's holding. Riordan is ruthless in his attempt to keep Juliette with him and to make her love him, trust him. I love this book. It is the first of these ruthless, law-onto-themselves De La Cruz brothers and Christine shows us how much more Carpathians there are out there in the world. This South America setting will get some steamy scenes from a jaguar female and a Carpathian male.
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springers More than 1 year ago
Loved it. But have always liked Christine Feehan. Can't wait to get more of her books. Must have for pple who love vampire stories.
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