Hot and Haunted
by Saranna DeWylde, Lauren Hawkeye, and Megan HartPublished by: Avon Red Publish Date: October 23, 2012 Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Erotic Romance/ Paranormal Source: E-galley provided for review via Edelweiss My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Blurb from Goodreads:
True Halloween pleasures don’t come from sweets . . .
Indulge yourself with some tasty tricks and treats from three popular erotica authors as they serve up tales of chilling, thrilling passion.
Megan Hart’s Nothing Else Matters
After surviving the zombie apocalypse, Lira wants nothing more than the sense of life that only lust can bring. Suddenly torn between two irresistible lovers, Lira must choose: the one who brings her carnal fantasies to life? Or the one who sets her ablaze again and again?
Lauren Hawkeye’s Pick Me Up
Sure, hitchhiking is dangerous, but Holly just had to get away. Now soaking wet and stuck in a downpour with her roadside savior, she’s ready for a little window-steaming and some role-play. It’s all fun and games until Holly realizes she’s met her match . . .
Saranna DeWylde’s Little Red’s Big Bad
Hunting werewolves and being snowbound in a remote cabin with a sexy FBI agent are all in a day’s work for U.S. Marshal Miranda Garrick. But when business mixes with pleasure, can she stay in control? Or will she be tempted by unrestrained passion . . . and tantalizing danger?
The Hot and Haunted anthology serves up three quick, hot stories, by three different authors. Each story is completely different from the others. They are not related in any way, except for that they are all three hot, haunting reads. This anthology is perfect for the paranormal thriller reader who likes their stories with a side of sexy.
The first story is Nothing Else Matters by Megan Hart. This one is a post zombie apocalypse setting, and I found it quite intriguing. It reminded me a lot of the TV series, The Walking Dead, except for it had one point of view and better sexy scenes. I found myself really liking this story and would definitely be interested in reading more from this world.
Story number two is Pick Me Up by Lauren Hawkeye. This story, it’s not paranormal, but it is pretty creepy. At first, I was just pretty lost in the story, trying to understand what Holly was trying to accomplish and why. She is playing a dangerous yet sexy game with Brody and the ending was completely unexpected and left me still a bit lost. This story was eerie and left me wondering what had actually happened.
The last story was my favorite of the anthology, it may be because of the werewolves (I love shifter stories). The story, written by Saranna DeWylde, is titled “Little Red’s Big Bad” and is about Miranda, a US Marshal who is on the hunt for a dangerous serial killer who thinks he is a werewolf. When the killer escapes, an FBI joins the hunt and hits it off with Miranda. After becoming trapped in a snow storm, Miranda begins to believe that maybe there is more to the werewolf mystery than she first believed, and there is more to FBI agent Aden Brewster than first appeared as well. This story is hot and quick, but I fully enjoyed the chemistry between Aden and Miranda and how the mystery unfolded.
Overall, Hot and Haunted is a good read if you are up for short stories that are haunting, but still sexy. Anthologies can be useful for finding new authors. Since I enjoyed DeWylde’s werewolf story so much, I will just have to read more of her books in the future! I had fun reading the stories and give the book as a whole a rating of 3.5 of 5 stars.
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