Want, Love, Need by Mike
Warrior Eoan is annoyed to be saddled
with magician Daniel, at least at first. After they journey
together, he begins to find himself attracted to the
magician. What will happen if they succumb to the attraction?
Want, Love, Need is a story
with a lot of spice. When Daniel and Eoan initially give in
to their attraction, Eoanís uncertainty is sweet.
Unfortunately, although the story is sweet and has a great
deal of sex, there isnít all that much character development
or plot to back it up.
The Haunted Glen by Renee
Village bachelor Irwin Blythe entertains
the children with tales of the haunted glen. A place locals
have long speculated about. Yves Milford, the butcherís son,
discovers that Irwin knows the secret of the glen, a secret he
too will one day learnÖ
The Haunted Glen initially
focused on Irwin, and later switched to Yves. It was an
interesting story, with good atmosphere and lovely writing,
but I didnít find it particularly romantic. The secret of the
glen turned out to be sad (and maybe a bit creepy), and the
ending of the story didnít strike me as very happy.
Three Come Together by Sean
Human Sorsha wants to figure out a way
for humans and supernatural creatures to live in harmony with
each other rather than fighting, so he spends a great deal of
time in a hidden library, reading and thinking. When heís
leaving, he literally runs into a strange, distracted
sorcerer, Valyki. Valyki accidentally takes Sorsha home with
him, where his brother, Cerus is waiting. The two brothers
are very attracted to Sorsha, but fraternizing with humans is
forbidden. Will they take the risk?
Three Come Together had the
most potential of the three stories in this anthology. Sorsha,
Val, and Cerus were all fascinating characters, and the world
they live in was treacherous and exotic. I enjoyed the story,
but I really wanted more! By the time the story ended, I felt
as if Iíd barely scratched the surface of what was going on.
Bedposts and Broomsticks
was an interesting anthology with a lot of magic, but each of
the stories seemed as if it needed more back story to truly
tell the tale. If you like magic and want a quick way to
check out these authors, you might enjoy this anthology.
Otherwise, pick up another one of the works of these three