Mysteria

Mysteria

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by MaryJanice Davidson, P. C. Cast, Gena Showalter, Susan Grant
     
 

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Hundreds of years ago, in the mountains of Colorado (just close enough to Denver for great shoe shopping), the small town of Mysteria was “accidentally” founded by a random act of demonic kindness. Over time, it has become a veritable magnet for the supernatural—a place where magic has quietly coexisted with the mundane world.

It’s a town

Overview

Hundreds of years ago, in the mountains of Colorado (just close enough to Denver for great shoe shopping), the small town of Mysteria was “accidentally” founded by a random act of demonic kindness. Over time, it has become a veritable magnet for the supernatural—a place where magic has quietly coexisted with the mundane world.

It’s a town like any other town, where the high school’s Fighting Fairies give fans something to cheer about, where everyone knows your name—if not exactly what you are—at the local bar, and where the wishing well actually lives up to its name.

Strange occurrences happen every day, but now the ladies of Mysteria are about to unleash a tempest of seduction that will have tongues wagging for centuries to come…

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
The dramas of Wisteria Lane are nothing compared to those in the small town of Mysteria, a refuge for faeries, demons, werewolves, and more. This magical town is the setting for four original stories of paranormal love and seduction by MaryJanice Davidson, Susan Grant, P. C. Cast, and Gena Showalter.

In this lively anthology, unusual problem meets unusual solution. Harmony Faithfull is the failed new minister in town in Susan Grant's "Mortal in Mysteria." Then a naked demon lands in her garden and attracts not just Harmony but all the faithful. MaryJanice Davidson's "Alone Wolf" stars Cole Jones, literally a lone wolf in search of a home, who falls for the local realtor, Charlene Houtenan, and the first (haunted) house he sees. A lovesick witch, Genevieve, and the object of her desire, the very crazy-making Hunter Knight, are the fated couple in Gena Showalter's "The Witches of Mysteria and the Dead Who Love Them." When Hunter succumbs to her love potion number13, he finds a love worth dying for. In "Candy Cox and the Big Bad (Were)Wolf" by P. C. Cast, a burned-out high school teacher who has had it with marriage after five failures finds unexpected magic with a former student, hunky werewolf Justin Woods. Ginger Curwen
Publishers Weekly
Splitting the difference between Desperate Housewives and The X-Files, this paranormal romance brings magic and monsters to the steamy suburbs in four satisfying novellas about the town of Mysteria. Bestseller Grant kicks off the volume with the story of the demon responsible for leading a group of supernatural settlers to establish Mysteria, a Colorado haven for the paranormal. Centuries after his "random act of demonic kindness," Satan casts the demon out of Hell, naked and mortal, to be discovered, sheltered and eventually loved by the town's female pastor. Gena Showalter's contribution is the most lusty of the bunch, following a hunky psychic who has visions that the witch he's desperately in love with will be the death of him. In P.C. Cast's novella, a frustrated high school teacher, descendant of the only nonmagical founder of Mysteria ("Her magic worked like her marriages. Not at all"), is pursued by a young werewolf she used to teach. Bestseller MaryJanice Davidson follows another werewolf, this one in the market for a house which turns out to be haunted by a sarcastic ghost in an enjoyable but underdeveloped episode. There's magic, heat and lots of laughs in these loosely conjoined stories, and it's obvious the authors had a great time putting the book together; the growing audience for paranormal romance should have nearly as good a time reading it. (July) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101220481
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/05/2006
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
402,005
File size:
382 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

MaryJanice Davidson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Undead novels featuring Betsy Taylor; Derik's Bane, and the new young adult novels featuring Jennifer Scales, written with her husband, Anthony Alongi, among other titles.
Award-winning author P. C. Cast is a dynamic, entertaining orator and an extraordinary teacher. Currently, her realm is in Oklahoma, where she resides with her spoiled cat, Patchy Poo the Pud, and her stubborn Scottie dogs, better known as The Snotties.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
1969
Place of Birth:
Minot, North Dakota
Website:
http://www.maryjanicedavidson.net

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Mysteria 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
¿Mortal in Mysteria¿ by Susan Grant. Demon brought the supernatural settlers to Mysteria, Colorado centuries ago. For showing kindness, an outraged Lucifer kicks Demon out of his hell sanctuary to live and die in Mysteria. Pastor Harmony finds the naked Damon and nurtures him back to health even as they fall in love to Lucifer¿s chagrin. --- ¿Alone Wolf¿ by MaryJanice Davidson. Cole the Werewolf literally followed his nose to the house for sale in Mysteria. However, he is taken aback by his reaction to realtor Char although she failed too mention his roommate Rae the ghost, but also likes river nymph Potameides. Confused so is Cole. --- ¿The Witches of Mysteria and the Dead Who Love Them¿ by Gena Showalter. Psychic Hunter knows life stinks as he loves Genevieve the witch and he senses she loves him too. However, love hurts when you en vision that the woman you love will prove to be the cause of your death his visions are 100 percent guaranteed. --- ¿Candy Cox and the Big Bad (Were)Wolf by P.C. Cast. High school teacher Candace not candy Cox teaches high school students who are all descendents of the paranormal she is the offspring of the only purebred mortal family in Mysteria. Now one of her former students twenty-seven years old Justin a werewolf declares he loves her, but she has taught school almost as much as he ahs lived so though attracted to him she has age doubts. --- These four enchanting paranormal romantic novellas connected by the center of eeriness Mysteria, Colorado will elate sub-genre fans. --- Harriet Klausner
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All the stries seemed like they were written by children. Very disappointing.
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Mysteria Anthology (2006) – Mortal in Mysteria (Susan Grant), Alone Wolf (Mary Janice Davidson), The Witches of Mysteria and the Dead Who Love Them (Gena Showalter), Candy Cox and the Big Bad (Were)Wolf (P.C. Cast) As with all Anthologies some you like all the stories and some are all over the place.  Despite what I am going to rate them I actually did kind of like all of them to some degree. But that said they were all over the place for me. I know for sure I have read GS and MJD and like them. I am not sure if I previously read the other two. As having 4 stories in 1 book makes them fairly short and not every writer writes as well in this length I wouldn’t make any judgment on whether or not you like any of the authors on their one story. Not wanting to ruin anything with a spoiler I think the short blurb about each in the book is all you need as far as a description goes to explain the story for this shorter length. . The Introduction sets things up well. This would be one very interesting town to live in. No boredom here for sure. . The first entry by SG is ‘Mortal in Mysteria’. It ranks 3 stars IMO. Interesting and totally original. I loved both the H and h and thought things came together well in the story. It was a lovely story showcasing both compassion and a few lovely souls with a beautiful ending. . Mary Janice Davidson and ‘Alone Wolf’ was different.  You could picture all the characters well and I liked them all. Even though I did like them I couldn’t really get into the H as he was a bit limp (if you read the story you will understand). The whole thing was kind of disjointed and didn’t really fall together as well as I expected when starting this. I hate to do it but think 1 star is all I can reasonably give this. . Seeing as Gena Showalter was next I expected things to get much better. While it did get better the story only gets a 2 from me (but edging toward 3). The H of the story makes both himself and the h miserable. Yes, it was for a reasonably good reason but the h didn’t know it and for how strong she was supposed to be she took it lying down way to long. The H secrecy kept them together when they could have been way farther apart but it also made the end seem way to quick.  . So, I am almost sure I never read P.C. Cast (although she is on my TBB list). The story starts out fairly strong. Good characters fleshed out well so that they are clear in one’s mind. The initial meeting of the H and h was well done and things seemed to be moving right along. Toward the end you get a terrible conflict and in that short length wonder how well it can be resolved. This is when the story goes from the 4 you think it will be toward a 5. It is so beautiful and touching how things get resolved you will want to re-read this part a few times.  This is a well- rounded and full story both about not settling (living life not just existing) and how one can be strong alone but be amazing together sometimes. . I am glad I read all of them even if they weren’t as good as expected at times. The last one just blew my mind about this anthology.  Happy reading everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
absolutely great :) my least fav was the lone wolf story, and my fav the first story about the Demon gone good. I wish that one had lasted longer.... but the other novellas were beautifully written with love as the eye catcher. beautifully written to say, at the very least, to love and love again.... I loved them... I wish theyd made individual Mysteria books out of them :) great read!!
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These authors really kept it fun reading. The interaction between characters and the stories will keep you interested cover to cover. Great job ladies. I read it because of one of you but became a fan all the rest of you in the process.
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I loved the stories and the writing was great =]
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