Title: Owned by the Alpha
Authors: Rose Wulf, Sam Crescent, Stacey Espino, Doris O’Connor, Lily Harlem, Maia Dylan, Michelle Graham, Elyzabeth M. VaLey, Wren Michaels, Beth D. Carter, Elena Kincaid, Roberta Winchester
Genre: romance, shifter, paranormal, anthology, erotic
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read!
Heat: 5/5 - Orgasmic!
If you love shifters and the search for their mates then you have to read Owned by the Alpha. It’s the newest anthology from Evernight Publishing and it’s amazing! Seriously, I couldn’t even begin to tell you which story is my favorite because all of them are tied for first.
Scent of Destiny by Rose Wulf
Taken Mate by Sam Crescent
Finders Keepers by Stacey Espino
The Hunt by Doris O’Connor
Alpha at Altitude by Lily Harlem
Fated to the Razorback Demon by Maia Dylan
Running Home by Michelle Graham
Alpha’s Sunshine by Elyzabeth M. VaLey
Checkmate by Wren Michaels
Frozen Heart by Beth D. Carter
Wolf Hunter by Elena Kincaid
Returning to the Coyote by Roberta Winchester
It’s like a buffet of hot men, sex and engaging plots! I’m totally in love with this anthology. I think Finders Keepers by Stacey Espino may have inched out in the amazing department. I’ve read it twice and still enjoy every second of the story. But don’t discount the other stories! What an amazing bunch of sexy shifter tales.
Love anthologies? Read this! Love shifters? Read this! Love romance or drama or action....Basically, read Owned by the Alpha!
Title: Uniform Fetish
Authors: Doris O’Connor, Sandra Bunino, Susan Hayes, Lila Shaw, Moira Callahan, Donina Lynn, Evie Knight, S.J. Maylee, Wren Michaels, Meredith J. Scott
Genre: Contemporary, Anthology, Erotic
TBR Reviewer: Cecile
Stars: 5 Stars - A Must Read!
Heat Level: 3/5 - Blush Worthy
This was a MF anthology involving uniformed love interests. From a fireman, to law enforcement, military men, a female doctor, and NCIS/Federal Agents this book is HOT. The men had one thing in common: Domination. The women didn’t know what spanked them (literally in some stories), which was done in an enticing and enjoyable manner. The writing was believable, the love stories happily ever after, and the characters easy to fall in love with. While the women were submissive in the bed they were all strong women outside of the romantic relationship and it was easy to see how the men fell for them. It would be a difficult thing for me to name a favorite among these, as they were all very good. I will say that Doris O’Connor’s story of a fireman Dominant saving a submissive named Cat from being stuck on her ledge was a great opener. Rhys was a sizzler from beginning to end (pun intended) and it was a wonderfully done Happily Ever After.
I give this Anthology 5 stars for it’s complete and utterly uniform (see what I did there) sexiness. The scenes were all very well done, without being trite. The relationships were believable even when the characters didn’t know each other long. There were some common themes (other than uniforms and dominance) that I enjoyed as well.
Author: Wren Michaels
Genre: Shifter, Romance
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read
Heat: 5/5 - Orgasmic
Oh, Snow White's 'sister' is taking revenge on their mother's death. Rose Red (Fabulous name!) takes guilty men into the forest and kills them. An unexpected blizzard knocks her into the river. She's saved by Marcus, a sexy, mysterious man that's been watching her. They soon find out they both have the same goal: To kill the sorcerer. Then Red grabs his privates and knocks Marcus out...
Yeah, Red was FABULOUS! I liked her right away. She was tough, smart, strong, beautiful and she did what she had to do. Marcus was a great, not always so angelic, guy. The chemistry between them was sizzling. I loved the bear shifter twist! This plot was unique, great pace, great everything...almost. So If I loved the book so much why 3 stars? The author used the 1st point of view (I, me, my) for EVERY character. Why?! Why would you do that?! Not only was it confusing to follow who was who but also tedious. Why not change it to 3rd (He, she)? It's also written in present tense which is not done often for a reason. It made the story almost annoying urgent even in the soft, sweet scenes that I wanted to savor. Despite that, this was still a good story.
This is definitely an author I'm going to be keeping a look out for!