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Released: November 1, 2011
Series: Guardians of Eternity #8.5
Published by Kensington
I love the title of this book! This was such a fun anthology, and even though I don’t follow the series, if any, I was able to have enjoy and maybe be more into trying out the actual series. That’s what anthologies are meant to do, right?
“Where Darkness Lives” by Alexandra Ivy – 5 Stars
I’ve only read one other novella in the Guardians of Eternity series and I didn’t enjoy it as much as this one. This story rocked! And yes, it’s my favorite in the whole anthology. It has one hell of a hot alpha male, Luc, who will make you drool all over yourself, especially when he’s wearing his speedo by the pool. But not just that, I loved the heroine. Yes, Sophia is the Queen of Bitches, but I think she’s a cool cat…or … err…. wolf. She’s had four daughters but thanks to being a werewolf she’s still a hot and sexylicious blonde who is very confident and strong. After she realizes someone is trying to kill her she hires a bodyguard. Enter sexy Luc. And while he’s doing his job keeping her safe, while keeping the secret of his identity from her, they realize they’re mates. My only complaint… I wished it was a full length story! The toe curling on this story is different than the average so up it to 3.
“Murder on Mysteria Lane” by Angie Fox – 4 Stars
This was my first Angie Fox story. Actually first time I heard of her. In her paranormal world, Heather McPhee, the outcast werewolf who has the ability of getting inside people’s mind and making them tell the truth, gets to go undercover into Vampire County, aka Malibu, where all the trophy wives live. Why? Because her alpha’s sister was murdered and they have three days to find the killer. She’s partnering with a hot vampire, Lucien Mead. From the get-go she’s not the type to fit in but I liked seeing her evolve and come out of her shell even though she was completely out of her element. And how cool that she’s basically a truth serum? I want her ability! Although it takes a bit of time for things to heat up between Heather and Lucien they do end up steaming up the pages, even though I thought their first time was a bit awkward-timing.
“Werewolves in Chic Clothing” by Tami Dane – 3 Stars
Not so hot about this as a paranormal story. For most of this story there are no paranormal creatures really, maybe just a hint. As a murder mystery type story with a hint of humor it did keep me entertained. I thought the fact the hero’s name is Jon Stewart was pretty comical. So the basic idea of the story is a girl moves in with her long distance boyfriend, whom she met online. Turns out she’s moved into the replica of Stepford Wives, oh and by the way, her fiance is the suspect or murdering his ex wife. Oh and can I just complain about the “fade to black” sexy moments?
“What’s Yours is Mine” by Jess Haines – 2.5 Stars
Maybe a bit harsh, huh? But I just really didn’t care much for this story. There’s a bunch of were women that are recruiting to turn other powerful women into weres. They set their sights on Tiffany, but she’s keeping a secret and they need to find out about it before they present her with the contract to become a were. I didn’t know all this paperwork was involved into being turned! There’s no sex in this story or even really a mention of it.