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Friday, October 12, 2012

Hot and Haunted by Megan Hart, Lauren Hawkeye, Saranna DeWylde

Hot and Haunted by Megan Hart, Lauren Hawkeye, Saranna DeWylde
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (166 pages)
Other: M/F, Forced Seduction
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Thistledown

True Halloween pleasures don't come from sweets . . .

Indulge yourself with some tasty tricks and treats from three popular erotica authors as they serve up tales of chilling, thrilling passion.

Megan Hart's Nothing Else Matters

After surviving the zombie apocalypse, Lira wants nothing more than the sense of life that only lust can bring. Suddenly torn between two irresistible lovers, Lira must choose: the one who brings her carnal fantasies to life? Or the one who sets her ablaze again and again?

Lauren Hawkeye's Pick Me Up

Sure, hitchhiking is dangerous, but Holly just had to get away. Now soaking wet and stuck in a downpour with her roadside savior, she's ready for a little window-steaming and some role-play. It's all fun and games until Holly realizes she's met her match . . .

Saranna DeWylde's Little Red's Big Bad

Hunting werewolves and being snowbound in a remote cabin with a sexy FBI agent are all in a day's work for U.S. Marshal Miranda Garrick. But when business mixes with pleasure, can she stay in control? Or will she be tempted by unrestrained passion . . . and tantalizing danger?

Give me a group of stories with a premise on the supernatural and you have made me a happy woman. Make it a little dark with some erotic fun and you have me on the edge of my seat.

This Hot and Haunted anthology had me going just from the cover. Let me first say that it sounded very Halloween-esque and I wanted it immediately. The masked mystery woman had me aching to discover what was inside the pages.

The first story, Nothing Else Matters by Megan Hart was a zombie apocalypse of the sexy kind. What do you do when you are faced with death at every turn? Celebrate life and the erotic moments that can be fleeting but oh so sexy. This story was by far my favorite of the collection. Zombies, survival, some really hunky heroes to fall into bed with, and a heroine that takes no crap from anyone, especially zombies. The plot was edgy, the sex scenes melted me in my seat and I loved every second of it. If you are a fan of Walking Dead or Zombieland, you will love this. I have a couple of books from this author on my e-reader and now I have got to read more!

Pick Me Up by Lauren Hawkeye was a gunshot of a story. Would you pick up a stranger on the side of the road that looked like they were in distress? What if they were very intent on seducing you? This story will have you second guessing every second of it and feeling the heat of the steamy car windows as you live the tension and suspense. As I read, I kept waiting for something to pop out at me but as you will discover at the last possible moment, suspense is better served cold. Great sex scenes, heart stopping murderous edge of your seat action…this one will have you wondering the whole time.

Little Red’s Big Bad by Saranna DeWylde was a fun and sinister twist on the Red Riding Hood fairy tale. Enter a serial killer with some serious lycanthropic issues, a sexy hero FBI agent and a criminal profiler who knows how to get her man. It just so happens that as she is both the hunter and the prey in this fast paced read. Get ready to check out some skills with a cell phone that will show you a thing or two about apps that can make your night. Snow bound and steamy, this will put some marshmallows on your hot chocolate and some spice in your cider. Yum. Read it under a full moon for an extra bit of frightful allure.

These stories were a great collection of supernatural adventure, suspense and erotica. The smooth writing from Megan Hart made hers my ultimate favorite, followed by Saranna DeWylde’s werewolf story and last the hitchhiker scare from Lauren Hawkeye. The cover art was lovely, but had nothing at all to do with the stories inside. When I first looked at it, I envisioned Halloween stories and masked balls. Nope. Not a one.

If you love a great mix of paranormal suspense and dark and steamy erotica, get out your ereader cause you are going to want to read this and put it on your keeper shelf.

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