Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Erotica Book Review: Something Wicked this way comes

Book Title: Something Wicked This Way Comes 2
Author: Anthology by Ellorascave
How I got it: ARC for Netgalley
Format:  Ebook (Kindle), paperback
Cost: $16.99 (paperback), Kindle $7.00
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Erotica Rating
Synopsis:
Fatman & RobynJaid Black
Jake Chamberlin, star quarterback of the New York Bloods, has a not-so-little secret—he’s into chubby chicks. He does all he can to resist temptation, but when Jake bumps into the gorgeous Robyn DiMarco at a bistro in Little Italy, all bets are off.

Scarred and KiltLaurann Dohner
Matty has a new neighbor, and she strongly suspects the kilt-wearing hottie is a vampire—he only goes out at night, has weird visitors and the blood bank is making regular deliveries. But he doesn’t seem to hurt anyone, so “live and let live” is Matty’s motto. Until she sees a guy armed with crosses and wooden stakes breaking into the neighbor’s house. Matty charges to the rescue—and ends up in Mr. Hottie’s bed…and on his desk…and…

TinderboxRegina Carlysle
Set in the same world as Jaguar Hunger.
Private investigators Nate and Daniel don’t expect to find their mate while working a case. But they recognize Olivia as theirs the second they catch the missing woman’s scent—the scent of a female jaguar shifter in heat. Nate and Daniel’s task? Find then claim Livvy in every raw, animalistic way possible…and release her inner beast.

AsterionKatalina Leon
Betrayed by her village chief, Larisa is brought to a mysterious island and left bound in a subterranean labyrinth, where drops of her blood summon the mythical Minotaur. She expects the man-beast to take her life…but it’s her body that’s sacrificed. Darron, a shapeshifting being, ravishes Larisa, and she gives herself freely to the pleasure—a decision that will change both their worlds forever.

Decadent DanceAubrey Ross
Surely the dress Zoe purchased did not transport her to an alien ship, right? No. Hallucinations. Must be. Though…the gorgeous alien who greets her seems real enough. And the sex? Out of this world.

Vaden has waited years for his Decadent Dancer, and though Zoe swears she didn’t know what the dress could do, Vaden has been lonely too long to be easily thwarted. He’ll use every sensual trick he knows to convince Zoe she’s right where she belongs.

Sahara HeatDiana Hunter
As a favor to a friend, author Carla Braun agrees to meet with archaeologist Josef Anderson to discuss his recent desert find. To her dismay, the man’s infuriating…as well as tall, blond, gorgeous—and into BDSM. If she can look beyond Dr. Anderson’s cool exterior, Carla just might discover some scorching Sahara Heat

My Review:
As with all anthologies, some stories are amazing, some a great and some are good.   This anthology had a story for each, it had everything anyone could want, a little bit of kink for everyone, from BDSM, to aliens, and shifters.   

Personally my initial reactions to the stories are as follows:
I'm in love with the BDSM story, it was short and sweet but got down to the hot scenes quickly, you got the sense that we are peeking in on their story that they had some history and that the story will continue well after you put it down, It was a good peek into their lives, the characters had wit, good vibes and the story was just raunchy enough to engage you.  

The alien story was sexy, but may not be to everyone's taste, it was a little weird at first, since it went from her to him then back again, and she capitulated pretty quickly to her fate, I think I would have had at least needed a few weeks before I decided not to blame him anymore, no matter how hot he was, but it was a quick read, and flowed well.

OH My Goddess the Shifter story was intriguing. Am I the only want who wants to know what happens to the Hawk?? Can we get a follow up on the jaguars?? They were pretty raunchy and still managed to make it a romantic story with a whole lot of sexual tension. I Loved it!!!

Jaid Black's story, just the title alone had me cracking up and I couldn't wait to read it. Once I got into it I loved it. I loved the flow between the characters, and that she wasn't a complete idiot, she didn't have hangups and she was a woman who enjoyed her life.  This was a great way to end the story. It flowed so well.

The mythology story was awesome. A great take on the story of the Minotaurs. I really liked the way it ended. It was steamy and intriguing but I think a little too short. I wanted a little more from them and to see what happened to them. Although it helped to explain another story I once read where the characters name was Asterion and now I know why the Minotaur was called that. 

My only pet peeve was the first story (Scarred and Kilt), I'm all for a hot man in a kilt with a Scottish brogue, but ummm can we stop with the stereotypes, I've been to Scotland and talked with lots of Scots, they don't all say "wee bonny lass".  Not sexy you know why?? My Great Grandfather said that, it just jerked me out of the story. Pg 2" she was brave and cute" umm buddy that's a little condescending.  What is his name?? "Kilt" got a little over used and went from cute to annoying pretty fast.

Other than this the series was really good. I may not remember every single detail of all the stories but I came away with a great reading experience from it. I loved this series and would read anymore that had these authors again.

Happy Reading.

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