"The Pirate and the Pussycat" by Lacey
After last year's Halloween party, Leah
isn't as excited about this one. She'd met a really great
guy who promised to call her and never did. This year her
best friend challenges her to come and find a hunk for a one
night stand. Leah shocks both of them by agreeing.
The sex in "The Pirate and the
Pussycat" is smoking hot! With a hint of danger, and a lot
of competing between Leah and her pirate for domination
during sex, this story was a lot of fun to read.
"Panther's Pleasure" by Cathryn Fox
Not once in her entire life, has Sash
ever been sick. So why is she now when they are so close to
Lannar, the planet Earth has just reopened dealings with?
Instead of feeling better once they've landed and she's gone
to get a drink, she feels worse. The only thing that feels
right is Kade, but how can a total stranger make her feel so
Quick paced and full of action, I
enjoyed this romp in the jungle. I can't think of one thing
I didn't like, except maybe more convincing on the hero's
part to get the heroine to let him have his wicked way with
her. I liked the characters, the plot, and the whole mystery
surrounding Sash and her illness. I want to read more by
"On Her Back" by Renee Luke
Simone has lost her brother and a woman
she loved like a mother, but Elijah has lost more than that.
He's been discharged from the service because of an injury
sustained overseas. Both have lost a great deal, Elijah more
than Simone. It's why she's so willing to do anything she
can to make things better for him.
"On Her Back" is a tender love story.
While there are hot love scenes, the tone of the story is
sensual and sweet. I enjoyed the beginning of their healing
and wouldn't mind if the story had been longer.
"I Was an Alien's Love Slave" by
Fighting a major bout of writer's
block, Michelle 'Micki' Sloane goes to a bar in the hopes
that people watching can cure her stagnant story. Instead
she makes the bartender think she's drunk, and she winds up
outside waiting for a cab that never shows. Micki makes a
wish and gets something even her writer's mind would never
This was nothing like what I expected,
but I enjoyed the world Charlene Teglia created. I found
this an amusing story, and different from others that I've
read recently. "I Was an Alien's Love Slave" had some hot
scenes, including voyeurism and menages.
"Sunshine for a Vampire" by N.J.
Sunshine isn't a normal vampire, and
the others take great pleasure in reminding her. While other
vampires are tall, dark and into questionable things, she is
short, blonde, and content to sit at home in her garden and
daydream. She never imagines that meeting with the Romanian
prince can change her life, and for the better.
My favorite story of the bunch, I will
definitely reread "Sunshine for a Vampire" over and over
again. As soon as I was finished reading I wanted to email
the author and say "WOW, I loved this!" While I didn't like
the fact that the vampires were stereotyped as all being
tall and dark, I still loved the story. Sunshine had a lot
to overcome, and she didn't have to sacrifice any of her
values to find true love. I thought this was a great love
"A Man of Vision" by Kate Willoughby
Delphine might be a paid companion, but
she's not a typical one. She does the best she can to please
her customers, and Cristoforo is no different. Though he
doesn't treat her as well as she is used to, he pays her
more money than she'd ever thought she could earn in one
month. The salary makes up for a lot of things, until she
finds herself breaking the most important rule: She's fallen
in love with her employer.
Delphine is more complex of a character
than I originally thought, making "A Man of Vision" a
heart-warming story. Two people with a lot to overcome, and
an attraction that sets them on fire makes this such an
interesting story. While I did enjoy this story, I wished I
had liked the characters more. Most of my problem with the
story was not the writing, nor the heroine's occupation, but
the fact that she admitted to working for married men. That
is one of my taboo subjects, but I still found the story