Dangerous Ties by Devyn Quinn, Jodi Lynn Copeland, Anya Howard
Publisher: Kensington Publishing, Aphrodisia
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Anthology
Length: Full Length (298 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, F/F, Menage, Multiple Partners, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by Cholla
Experience the ultimate in wickedly erotic passion…
“Personal Possessions” by Devyn Quinn
A bad girl on the run meets a master of domination in a mysterious town called Helle—and Nikki Malone is about to be introduced to the most exquisite sensations by a man like no other. Jackson Sullivan meets her more than halfway …
“Captive Heat” by Jodi Lynn Copeland
Leia is compelled to explore her innermost desire: to be held captive by a dark, sensual god of a man. Sebastian’s uncommon sexual skills are so potent she is ready to submit to him in every way…
“Rapture Bound” by Anya Howard
Gillian Nordstrom doesn’t fear Bruce Wolff’s hard body or his masterful touch. She craves the intense pleasure that only a dominant lover can give…and in return, she willingly obeys as he strips her down and satisfies all her secret desires…
Dangerous Ties is a sexy and sultry anthology of wicked stories bound to raise your heartbeat.
Personal Possessions by Devyn Quinn leads off this all-star lineup with a sure shot. Nikki Malone is self-assured and self-possessed. A bad girl by nature, she’s not above using her body to get her out of trouble and into the things that she really desires. And then she meets Jackson Sullivan. Handsome, sexy, and more than what he seems, Jackson is about to lead Nikki on the erotic excursion of her lifetime.
Devyn Quinn is the only author in this anthology that I was familiar with going in. Her penchant for exquisite, dark eroticism is a certain draw for someone like me who cut their reading teeth on horror novels. However, even if you aren’t a fan of true horror, the darkness in her writing adds an added depth to the emotions and intensity between her characters sure to appeal to anyone. Personal Possessions is a scorching, surprising romp that you’ll never forget.
Jodi Lynn Copeland’s offering, Captive Heat, is next in the lineup. Captive Heat is a story very much different than any I’ve read before. Stunned and a tad bit angry over her ex-husband’s suicide, Leia is venting her frustrations when an explosion knocks her cold. When she awakens, she’s being held captive by the sexiest man she’s ever seen. Leia is running from her past and hiding dark secrets that not even she realizes she’s harboring. Sebastian is there to bring them out and help her heal so that she can move on. These two characters are worlds apart and yet so much the same. They’re both a bit broken and desperate, trying to find that one missing element, the one that can bring their worlds back to right.
With this being my first story by Jodi Lynn Copeland, I can say that I will be searching out much more of her work. The story is intense – both emotionally and sexually – and very tender. The world of in-between is unique and familiar, a fresh and new venue for a story. The author addresses the issues of abuse vs. submission and tackles it tastefully and seriously, while never skimping on the passion.
Anya Howard’s Liaison wraps up this trio of stories. In this ageless vampire story, a schoolteacher is brought into a secluded valley to teach to the women of the town. Before long, Marcel discovers something amiss with one of his students. From there, his obsession with occult knowledge is put to use by the village elder in an attempt to save not just Carina, but the entire village. Liaison is written in a very old style, bringing to life a story set in a different time. This unique writing style adds an element of elegance and suspense as well as an air of restrained passion to the story.
Marcel’s resistance to impropriety only fuels the sexual tension as the story progresses. His resistance to give in to his desires, despite Carina’s insistence draws out the passion and desire, making for delicious intensity to the plot. A very old world type of story, Anya Howard really brings the desperation and passion alive. For any vampire lover, Liaison is a definite must-read.
Three terrific, passionate stories come together in this one volume. All three are sure to tantalize, engage, and satisfy your every need. From demons to vampires to those living in-between, there is a story for all tastes hidden within the covers of Dangerous Ties.