"the ultimate reading experience"

What is a poor princess to do? All her husbands-to-be have been burned to a crisp by one fiery dragon. She walks around night and day with a special chastity belt guarding her virginity. One day her frustrations get the best of her and off she will go in search of that blasted dragon that has ruined all her hopes and dreams.

Getting Slayed is by Anya Bast. Ms. Bast tells this sexy tale with a slight twist of humor and with a biting first person wit. The premise is one this reviewer has never come across and loved every delicious word.

Shannon works at Durbin Enterprises along side the owner Shae Durbin, who is incredibly sexy even if he is not human. It is through her work and her life with Shae that this fantastic story of profound love will unfold.

Sting of the Wind is by Charlotte Boyett-Compo. This is the first time this reviewer has read a story penned by Ms. Boyett-Compo and it will not be the last! Sting of the Wind is the crown jewel of this anthology. It is erotic, exciting and excellent. They do not get any better than that.

Breanna is house sitting for her bother while he is away. The down side is that Danner, the love of her life, lives next door. She cannot remember a time that she has not been in love with him. If only, he felt the same way about her. He has always treated her in a sisterly fashion. All this will change as the temperature rises!

Temperature Rising is by Lena Matthews. This engaging and over the top sexual heater will have you turning the pages in double time to keep up with the fast pace that Ms. Matthews sets throughout the story. Ms. Matthews is a marvelous storyteller.

Dillion Walker lost her husband in an ambush. Now she feels it is time for her to move on and reawaken the sexual woman that has been dormant since her husband’s death. One night she meets up with women she works with and they in turn will get her sexually primed for a visit to The HoloSuite. A place where any fantasy can become reality.

Virtuosity is by Kris Starr. Ms. Starr’s story is the most imaginative of this anthology. She took a Sci-fi tale and kicked it up to a whole different level of carnal heat and fierce writing. You will swear the characters are talking directly to you it is that well written.

The Shadow Lord has made a decision that will affect his wayward and lost warriors. His hope is that one human can return the light to his dark and dim world. One warrior will step forward and venture to the realm of Earth to change the path for all!

Shadows Stir is by N.J. Walters. Ms. Walters never fails to craft a scorching story that is drawn from fresh waters and layered with enough sexual heat to smoke the pages with fiery sex scenes. Shadows Stir is one story this reviewer will remember long after the book is closed.

Nancy Kilpatrick has lived in the shadow of her ailing parent for quite sometime. She has gotten into a boring routine of work and no play, making her a dull woman indeed. One night while out having dinner, a very handsome stranger will enter her life, only this man is more otherworldly than she could have ever expected.

Passionflower is by Ravyn Wilde. This was one wild and erotic tale in a futuristic setting. Ms. Wilde has a creative side this reviewer had never seen until reading this hot story. This is one tale you will find lusciously written to entice and thrill.

All six erotic authors give hundred percent to this anthology to create one of the best. If you have not read one of their books, please, do pick up Ellora’s Caveman: Dreams of the Oasis IV. Familiarize yourself with the wonderful and carnal crafting that each author brings to this collection. This anthology is the ultimate reading experience in the fine art of arousal with words!

Reviewed by Janalee Ruschhaupt
Posted December 20, 2006


Getting Slayed by Anya Bast

Princess Jeweline of the Kingdom of Hask fears she will never shed her pesky chastity belt and finally get laid, especially since a dragon keeps charbroiling all her fiancés. Jeweline decides to slay the dragon herself, but the dragon is not everything she’d presumed. He’s dangerous and fire-breathing all right, but he’s not always a dragon. Marcus is a cursed man with dark, erotic needs that Jeweline finds herself all too willing to satisfy. That is, until Darrion the Brave, dragon slayer extraordinaire, explodes onto the scene with a goal of killing Marcus and taking Jeweline for his own.

Sting of the Wind by Charlotte Boyett-Compo

Shannon O’Rourke was thrilled to get the job at Durbin Enterprises. She believed in what the billionaire owner was trying to accomplish with medical research on blood diseases and a blood bank to provide blood and plasma for local and national emergencies. Despite his philanthropic endeavors, Shae Durbin holds a dark secret, one Shannon soon discovers—the blood bank meets the needs of creatures that can never see the light of day. To protect his people, Shannon must be brought into that world within the erotic arms of a master vampire.

Temperature Rising by Lena Matthews

Danner Austin knows that falling for his best friend’s sister could ruin their friendship but he just can’t stop thinking about her. When Breanna Cole’s brother asks her to house sit, she accepts so she can be closer to Danner. Unfortunately she didn’t count the heat wave and blackouts into her grand plan of seduction. The heat’s rising and Danner’s self-controll is slipping. If he can keep his cool during the heatwave, everything will be fine. Now all he has to do is figure out how to keep his hands off Breanna once the lights go out.

Virtuosity by Kris Starr

Three years after the wrongful death of her husband during a mission to an alien planet’s surface, Commander Dillon Walker is still wrought with guilt. Seeking an escape and a lover’s touch, yet not willing to open her heart to a traditional new relationship, Dillon turns to the virtual world of the HoloSuite. Aidan satisfies her beyond her wildest dreams, reawakens her sexual self…but to Dillon’s chagrin, he’s not real. Or is he?

Shadows Stir by N. J. Walters

Warriors of the Shadow Realm are facing their own demise, so the Shadow Lord sends one of his Ryders into the world to protect a woman who might hold the key to their very survival. Gideon finds more than someone to protect. He finds a woman to love. Jo Harris is a woman on a mission to find her missing sister and she’ll do whatever it takes. She encounters a mysterious stranger who becomes both protector and lover. But will their love be enough to save them both from the encroaching shadows?

Passionflower by Ravyn Wilde

What happens when you combine passionflower wine, a gorgeous foreign man whose understanding of the English language seems to short-circuit occasionally—with a nightclub specializing in private booths? You wake up the next morning with a screaming headache. A suspicion the mattress beneath you just might be flesh and blood instead of memory foam. And a view out the window that seems to be the planet Earth, as seen from space. All Nancy wanted to do was put some social interaction back into her very secluded life… She ended up with something out of this world.


Sexual Content: Rated E-rotic
Genre: Vampire / Paranormal / Futuristic / Fantasy / Contemporary / Anthology
Book Length: 6 Person Anthology

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Dreams of the Oasis IV
by Authors Various, Ravyn Wilde, N. J. Walters, Charlotte Boyett-Compo, Anya Bast

Ellora's Cave
December 1, 2006
Available: December 1, 2006
ISBN #1419905244
EAN #9781419905247
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