Hot Summer Nights [NOOK Book]

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Welcome to the paradise of Dasia Island. In the Elysium Resort, nestled among the lush beauty of the rainforest, adventure and romance await. In these nine short stories by bestselling and award winning authors, passion ignites between people from all walks of life, with stories ranging from New Adult to Erotic Romance. Lose yourself in the magic of the island … you’ll never want to go home again.

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Welcome to the paradise of Dasia Island. In the Elysium Resort, nestled among the lush beauty of the rainforest, adventure and romance await. In these nine short stories by bestselling and award winning authors, passion ignites between people from all walks of life, with stories ranging from New Adult to Erotic Romance. Lose yourself in the magic of the island … you’ll never want to go home again.

Beauty and the Brain-Alicia Michaels (New Adult Contemporary Romance)
She’s a rich, spoiled brat. He’s a smarmy know-it-all. Chloe Sanders came to Dasia Island to lie on the beach and go to the spa. Chase Watkins is roughing in the rainforest with a research group, studying wildlife. The two couldn’t be more different, but in the swelter and mystery of the island, opposites just might attract.

The Laws of Attraction-Carly Fall (Contemporary Romance)
Criminal attorney Jared Greer cares about one thing: the next big case. He doesn’t think about right and wrong when taking on a client; he thinks of the paycheck and lives lavishly.
A potential client brings him to Dasia Island where he teams up with Monica, an island local. As they organize the case documents and explore the resort, their passion makes Jared reconsider his life, especially if he wants Monica in it.

The Art of Losing Inhibition-Casse NaRome (F/F Contemporary Romance)
One man's trash is another woman's treasure.
Reeling from the loss of her husband to a carefree socialite, uptight Kennedy retreats to Dasia island for a little bit of R and R. Will she learn to let loose in the arms of Basil, the wild-child trust-fund baby with a silver tongue?

His Island Paradise-C.J. Baty (M/M Contemporary Romance)
Gar Lancaster wasn't depressed, no matter what his sister said. He didn't need a trip to a tropical island to meet some guy for a vacation romance. But when Mike Peters kissed him on the balcony under a sea of stars with the pounding waves hitting the shore below them, things changed.
Maybe, he didn't need a happily ever after. Maybe happily for right now would be okay. Whatever happened, Gar was pretty sure he was in way over his head.

Life After Death-Elise Marion (Contemporary Romance)
The loss of their son in a tragic accident left Jameson and Victoria Blake’s marriage in tatters. Together they were never able to move past it, and they parted ways after a painful divorce. But in the wilds of the rainforest, the realization that love has never died between them will rise to the surface.

Layover-Kacey Hammell (Contemporary Romance)
Hand's off. That's Gemma Sands' cardinal rule when it comes to dating co-workers. But she'd like to get her hands on Michael Harmon.
Michael has his own idea about where he'd like to put his hands. But Gemma's steadfast rule means Michael simply admires from afar.
But when an unexpected layover on Dasia Island forces them to share tight quarters, they are unable to resist their passion, and finally surrender to every touch they desperately need.

Woman in the Mist-Natalie G. Owens (Time-Travel Romance)
Garrick Kaili ‘Kai’ Langston, heir to the 5-star Euthykhia Hotel, remains on Dasia Island out of loyalty to his family. But this building harbors some dark secrets—unsolved mysteries that haunt one of its oldest residents.
Some say Poppy Drummond had been swallowed by the deadly mist near the Dasia ruins. Others claim such notions are merely the product of a crazy mind…
But Kai is just about to find out—the truth is never what it seems when the walls between fantasy and reality crumble down.

Guide me Gently-Peggy Martinez (Contemporary Romance)
Alyssa Monroe always dreamed of escaping to exotic locales as a photographer. Unfortunately, she’s spent the last four years capturing a truly frightening species with her camera instead. Celebrities. When the opportunity presents itself to visit the exotic Dasia Island, Alyssa is thrilled. Now if she can just deal with the only guide willing to take her deep into a forbidden forest. A sexy, tattooed local who sets her blood on fire and gets her camera finger itching

City of Sin-R.K. Ryals (New Adult Paranormal Romance)
On Dasia Island, there’s a legend about a city of sin, a tragic story that ended in a mist of death. Haven Ambrose is a Journalism major on a mission. River Brayden is a meteorologist with a tropical system to follow. Their love is strong, but is it strong enough to survive a storm that leaves them stranded them with an ancient evil?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149631209
  • Publisher: Indy Author Group, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/26/2014
  • Series: Hot Summer Nights , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,040
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted July 31, 2014

    I was given an ARC by one of the amazing authors that are featur

    I was given an ARC by one of the amazing authors that are featured in this anthology. Here is my most honest review...
    I usually don't read anthologies. I prefer to read one book by one author and get the full story. But since the author that offered me the ARC is one of my favorite authors and there were a few authors in there that I wanted to read.
    This book is all contemporary romance and there is a lot of HOT sex in it. I was blushing, and laughing and crying at several of the stories. The whole story takes place on the exotic island of Dasia Island
    Beauty and the Brain by Alicia Micheals is part of her Sharing Spaces series. Chole is the rich girl and she invites all her roommates to enjoy a tropical vacation with her. She meets a man that is the total opposite of her. But it shows that opposites do attract each other...
    The Laws of Attraction by Carly Fall. This one was full of hot sex. An overworked attorney is on the island working on a case. He meets his temporary worker and attraction is there. Jared starts rethinking his life
    The Art of Losing Inhibition by Casse NaRome. This story is a f/f romance. Kennedy decides that she needs a vacation after her husband left her. She meets a woman named Basil and her life changes... The sex scenes in this book were beautifully described.
    His Island Paradise by C.J. Baty. This is the m/m romance. This is the first m/m romance that I have ever read. It had me blushing the entire time. But between the hot sex, there was a good story of man that is losing his heart to man that he should probably not to.
    Life After Death by Elise Marion. This story had me bawling. After the death of their son, Jameson and Victoria drifted apart and divorced. They had no idea that they were on the same island. Dasia Island helped them heal.
    Layover by Kacey Hammell. Getting involved with co workers is sometimes not a good idea, but Gemma was attracted to her boss Micheal. After they had to share a room, the extremely hot sex helped them get closer.
    Woman in the Mist by Natalie G. Owens. This one is about time travel. A young woman disappears in the mist after she witness the death of someone close to her. Many years later she comes back and finds the truth and love.
    Guide me Gently by Peggy Martinez. This story is super sweet. Alyssa is a photographer that is wanting to explore some parts of the island that not many explore. Her explorer shows her the island in many different ways.
    City of Sin by R.K. Ryals. This is also a super sweet story. Haven and River help people of a legend. True love can conquer anything.
    Each one of these authors wrote amazing stories. I can't wait to read more of the authors that are a part of this anthology. The authors all have different writing styles but they seem to flow together through this book. Hot Summer Nights is anthology that is a must read!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2014

    Hot Summer Nights Anthology Review ¿ 4 stars I actually love the

    Hot Summer Nights Anthology Review – 4 stars
    I actually love the whole idea behind this book.  The group of authors has created an island paradise that includes a swanky resort,
     rainforest, an ancient mystery and lots of romance.  All the stories feature elements of the island and resort that these ladies have
    dreamed into existence.
    Beauty and the Brain:  I have to say I disliked both the female and male main characters.  Chloe is a spoiled, rich brat; and Chase is a
     know-it-all who actually doesn’t have much of a clue.  I found it hard to picture them as a couple.  I was actually more interested in one
    of the other characters Kinsley and would have loved to seen more of her.  2 stars

    Laws of Attraction:  Jared comes to Dasia Island to work.  He’s not interested in the scenery or the resort; well at least not until he
    meets his temp Monica that is.  I enjoyed the way the characters developed and it was interesting to see Jared’s view of not only
     his work but the way he was living his life change.  4 stars

    The Art of Losing Inhibition:  This is labeled a female-female contemporary romance.  I didn’t find much of a romance in it.
     Actually I didn’t find much of a story here; unless you want to consider random sexual encounters the story.  1 star

    His Island Paradise:  This is a contemporary male-male romance.  Let me say upfront; don’t skip this one just because it’s in the same
     genre as the previous one…its nothing like it.  Gar is dragged to Dasia by his sister so that he could get over ‘the jackass’.
     He doesn’t want to be there; until a chance encounter with Miko changes his mind.  Will he get his HEA or will the fickle hand of
    fate snatch happiness away?  4 stars

    Life after Death:  Broken-hearted, pulled apart by the tragedy of their son’s death; Victoria and Jameson travel to Dasia Island with
     friends not knowing the other is also there.  A chance encounter on the beach will bring them back into each other’s lives and
    provide a way to healing.  Make sure to have a box of tissues nearby.  4 stars

    Layover:  Michael and Gemma have eyed each other across the plane as they travel with their boss around the world.  Gemma’s
     ‘no dating co-worker’ policy has been the only thing holding Michael back from asking her out.  When an unexpected layover on
     Dasia forces them to share the last room available will they finally act on those long-held fantasies?  3 stars

    Woman in the Mist: Poppy Drummond disappears in the mist near the ancient ruins on Dasia in 1965…. Present day: Kai is the heir
     to the Euthykhia Hotel and has befriended Poppy’s mother who has told him all about her daughter.  As Kai explores near the old ruins,
     suddenly the mist appears and he finds himself facing an impossible vision.  3 stars

    Guide Me Gently:  This is a story about finding who you are and following the path of your choice not the one that someone else has
     laid out for you.  Alyssa is a highly regarded photographer-mainly of celebrities and the wealthy.  She dreams of exploring exotic
     locations; when an assignment finds her on Dasia she sets off with Ben, the only local tour guide who will take her into the rainforest.
     Will they both find the freedom and love they look for?  4 stars

    City of Sin:  This story follows River and Haven as they journey to the forbidden city as a major storm moves onto the island.
     These 2 have a history that they’ll need to tap into if they want to make it out of the ruins.  3 stars

    Overall, a good selection of stories and well worth your time to read.  

    I received an ARC copy of this work for the purpose of an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2014

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    I have a love-hate relationship with anthologies and boxed sets:

    I have a love-hate relationship with anthologies and boxed sets:  I love the idea of a common thread or theme, with the ability to read authors that I have not yet encountered.  But, they are more time-consuming to read and write a review for, and time isn’t always something I have in great supply.  Additionally, when stories are at most novella length, the authors need to be laser focused in word choice and plot development.  




    In Hot Summer Nights, the common thread is Dasia Island resort – setting the scenes for several ‘vacation-minded’ encounters in nearly every combination and heat level of romance possible when you don’t add in the paranormal.  Ranging in heat level from sweet to erotic, these nine authors bring us to the tropical setting and hot summer escapades of their characters. 




    Average – 3 stars – 3 flames




    In Beauty and the Brain, Alicia Michaels brings us a new adult story. I disliked Chloe intensely and found that I was quickly bored of her spoiled rich girl. Chase was a bit better, but still not solid enough for me to believe in them or their connection.  3 stars / 3 flames




    Carly Fall’s Laws of Attraction again brings a character I couldn’t like, who actually grew and developed in the story, to and ending that, while possible in a daydreaming way, wasn’t particularly plausible but still was very enjoyable.  4 stars / 3 flames




    Casse NaRome brings us The Art of Losing Inhibitions and this hot, sexy and fast-paced female-female story was loaded with steam and sex. Basil and Kennedy were interesting characters that grew dramatically during the story, even if it was a major bonkfest.  4 stars / 4 flames




    His Island Paradise from C.J. Baty is up next. I admit – I love her writing for the heart she manages to bring to her characters, and the moments of heat never hurt.  A male-male romance that brings Garland (his mother had a Christmas obsession) some much needed release and distraction.  4 stars / 3 flames 




    Life After Death from Elise Marion takes the broken marriage of Victoria and Jameson – both pining for one another, both harboring guilt after the death of their son.  Chance encounter or kismet brings the two of them to Dasia Island, where they finally find a way to reconnect and release their guilt.  4 stars / 3 flames




    Kacey Hammell brings us a “colleagues to lovers’ story with Layover.  Pilot Michael and attendant Gemma are on a mechanical layover at Dasia, with only one room left.  Although both have noticed one another, Gemma’s rules about no involvements with colleagues will be tested and tossed to the side in several steamy encounters.  3 stars / 3 flames




    Woman in the Mist by Natalie G. Owens is a twisty time-travel story where a woman, missing 49 years pops back into existence. Kai was out walking in the jungle when Poppy reappeared, first thinking he was his long-deceased great uncle.  His attention and friendship to Poppy’s mother, now in her mid 90’s have left him a little obsessed, and only Poppy knows just who was responsible for her father’s murder on the night she disappeared.  Twisty, unique and solving a mystery all in one.  Stars 4 / Flames 3 




    Peggy Martinez’s installment Guide Me Gently plays on Alyssa’s disquiet with her career path: a well-regarded photographer, she has been on the celebrity beat for ages, and is tiring of it.  After an assignment leaves her with some downtime on Dasia, she heads out to find a tour guide to take her away from tourist spots.  Ben is off the beaten path and unlike any tour guide you could imagine. When Alyssa doesn’t quit and sparks fly, they both find the freedom in making your own path.  Stars 4/Flames 3 




    Lastly is City of Sin by R.K. Ryals. A follow-up novella to her earlier story, storm-chasing River and journalism student Haven head into the forbidden city before a storm.  When their connection pleases the god who condemned the residents to death, the ancient curse is broken, but River and Haven need to scramble to safety ahead of a devastating storm.  Stars 3/Flames 3 




    A little bit of something for everything, this collection is quick to read in one sitting or over a few days.  




    I received an eArc copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

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