“Matchmaker’s Match” by Willa Okati
Satan, aka “Scratch,” is bored stuck
down in hell, so he decides to amuse himself. He creates
the Paranormal Mates Society to match paranormal beings up
with their least compatible mates so he can wreak a
little havoc. All hell breaks loose when the trickster Loki
shows up and an unknown enemy sends in an angel. What will
happen when three men with very different agendas meet?
“Matchmaker’s Match” was chock-full of
the humor and hotness I’ve come to expect from Willa Okati.
I really enjoyed watching the sparks fly when the Devil, an
angel, and a trickster god get together. The only
disappointment for me was that although the story is smoking
hot, it’s not really romantic.
“Finders Keepers” by Lacey Savage
Claudia Foster, daughter of a
clairvoyant and a telepath, has spent years becoming a
successful treasure hunter. She finds and recovers
antiquities for her clients all over the world. Normally
she has no trouble not mixing business with pleasure, until
her latest assignment sends her after a genie’s lamp. In
Egypt, she meets the enigmatic, sexy Xander, who she is sure
knows the location of the lamp. Will Claudia be able to get
the lamp without losing the man of her dreams?
“Finders Keepers” featured a very yummy
genie hero. I liked Xander and sympathized with his
distrust of people. The sex scenes were hot as well.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t keen on Claudia. She went on and on
about separating business from pleasure, yet she didn’t do
what she said she was going to. I didn’t particularly care
for the way she treated Xander, and her remorse came too
little, too late for me.
“Long Tall Furry” by Rachel Bo
A very long time ago, Sinna’s ancestor
angered an Amazon witch, leaving her family cursed. Now
Sinna spends her time in two forms—one human and one Amazon
fire serpent. Her body builds heat, which she has to
dissipate using water. She also has attacks of sexual
desire so intense she has to satisfy it right away when it
strikes. Because of the curse, Sinna gave up on ever
finding someone to spend her life with. Then her sisters
goad her into joining the Paranormal Mates Society and she
is drawn to the profile of “Longtallfurry,” a Yeti. Can
there be any future for two such opposite species?
“Long Tall Furry” is the first Yeti
story I’ve read, and I quite enjoyed it! I liked the tough
but secretly lonely Sinna, and Goss (the Yeti) was a great
match for her. With a fire-and-ice match and some very
spicy sex, “Long Tall Furry” makes for an unusual and fun
“Chunkybuttfunky” by Dakota Cassidy
Cadence Cranston, a vampire and
nighttime DJ for a radio station, has had trouble finding a
good man. Her friend Pam suggests she try online dating, so
she checks out the Paranormal Mates Society. Unfortunately,
she gets nowhere—until she sees the profile of “Ilikeminerare,”
a werewolf who’s so hot she decides to send him an email.
He responds, and seems interested, but he only wants to meet
other werewolves. Cadence decides one little white lie
won’t hurt, but what will she do when her little white lie
spins out of control?
“Chunkybuttfunky” puts a paranormal
twist on the tried and true “little white lie” storyline.
As a full-figured black vampire, Cadence made an unusual
heroine. She was also very funny, especially when she was
berating herself for lying. Collin (aka Ilikeminerare) is a
man of many secrets himself. Watching two people who had
held back a lot from each other try to go from blindingly
hot sex to something more real was definitely entertaining.
With shifters, a genie, a vampire, and
even the devil himself, Paranormal Mates Society, Vol.
1 provides a wide variety of stories. While I
enjoyed some of the stories more than others, all are hot.
If you’d like to see what happens when paranormal creatures
try to find their mates, Paranormal Mates Society,
Vol. 1 is an amusing way to find out!