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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Aftershock by Carlanime Bligh, Michelle Hasker, Selena Illyria, Cynthia Sax, B.J.McCall, Kira Stone



Aftershock by Carlanime Bligh, Michelle Hasker, Selena Illyria, Cynthia Sax, B.J.McCall, Kira Stone
Publisher: Changeling Press LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (75 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint

Enter The Layer by Carlanime Bligh -- Nisha is gifted with special powers of love and intimacy, and decides it's time to take her new powers for a test drive.

Catching Adan by Michelle Hasker -- Rayna wants more from Adan than their current friends-with-benefits relationship. But Adan's got a secret –- he's a werewolf. Is it worth risking what they've got for a chance at so much more?

Special Training by Selena Illyria -- Some spanking and a bit of sex is what Michelle needs to get her magikal focus back, and off of her sexy vampire mentor.

Flying Into Paradise by Cynthia Sax -- A blue-eyed captain brings an island myth to life.

Sweet Haunting by B.J. McCall -- While waiting for the next aftershock from a recent earthquake, Bayley's prayers are answered in a most unexpected way.

Deep Feelings by Kira Stone -- A shipwrecked vampire and a Caribbean water god -- Is this a match made in Heaven or will each swim with the fishes alone?

This anthology is jam packed with paranormal activity. From ghosts to vampires and shifters, to other things I can’t really explain, this story has something for any paranormal lover.

All of these stories had a nice plot and explosive sexual encounters. I was actually impressed on how much of a plot the authors were able to incorporate into the short stories. Whether it just be a strong romantic plot or a plot with an equally strong subplot these authors really did a great job making these erotic stories and not just sex scenes. With five different stories in this story anthology that is not a small feat.

Enter the Layer by Carlanime Bligh

Nisha had no idea of the power she wielded, but when she found out about them she was more than eager to test the theory on Slade and Bennet. The one thing that I did find uncomfortable was the fact that Slade and Bennet were brothers. I am usually all for a threesome, but this was the first I've read with siblings being the partners. Although they did not touch each other sexually the fact that they both were sleeping with the same woman at the same time was a bit uncomfortable. I did enjoy the power that Nisha wielded over the two men. I have heard plenty of times that woman can control the worlds with the power we hold between our legs, but Nisha brought it to a whole new level.

Catching Adan by Michelle Hasker

This story was a nice quick read. Rayna was deeply in love with her best friend Adan and did not know how to tell him, but could not hold back her feelings any longer. What she didn’t know was that Adan harbored a deep secret that would change her mind and her heart. I have always believed that friends sometimes make the best lovers so this story hit home for me.

Special Training by Selena Illyria

With a mentor like Viktor how could any girl concentrate? Although Michelle was supposed to be training, all she really wanted was a little bedroom practice time with vampire mentor, Viktor. One thing that I would like to have seen done differently was, in the beginning the fantasy Michelle had about Viktor is the same exact thing he did. She wanted him to spank her. Even when Viktor referenced oral sex, he used the same exact words Michelle had in her mind. If he got this information from her thoughts, that should have been mentioned or obvious to the reader that he could read minds. But without that, it just seemed unrealistic. This was not a major problem so it did not really take away from the story. Especially since this story had the best sex scene of all the stories so far.

Flying Into Paradise by Cynthia Sax

Although short, this story was detailed and intriguing. Alain is a shifter that all of Tanama’s people fear. Unlike the others, though, Tanama does not fear the longarou, and instead sets a plan in motion to seduce him. What she doesn’t realize is that it will take little persuasion for him to accept the invitation and to also give her more than she has ever imagined.

Sweetby B.J. McCall

This story is so sweet I was glad it was a short story because I wasn’t sure my heart could take any more. Poor Bayle did not know what to do with herself after her husband passsed away. He was taken from her so quickly and so young her heart would not allow her to let him go. When she gets trapped at work after an earthquake the only thing she can do is think about how she would not be in that predicament had it not been for him leaving her. Except he has not completely left, because her heart cries out for him so loudly he is unable to move on. I would recommend you have a tissue with you when reading this story because you will be brought to tears.

Deep Feeling by Kira Stone

Since all of the other stories were M/F this M/M story was a nice surprising end to this anthology. Since the story is about a god and a vampire you knew it was going to be fun. Shane accidently found himself at the bottom of the ocean only to be rescued by Agoue. Agoue assumed Shane was a sacrifice sent to him and once he saw Shane, he had every intention of not only accepting his sacrifice but keeping him around for a long time. Since they both had a higher tolerance for pain than humans the sex got wild, crazy and oh so spicy. What a great ending.

Because of the various author's abilities to incorporate good plots with some interesting characters in such short stories I rate this anthology a 3.5.

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