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"Dynamite Trio of \'Smoking\' Hot Stories"

This is a wonderful collection of highly sensual laden and sweetly sinful stories from three extremely accomplished authors.

TURN UP THE HEAT by Sherrilyn Kenyon - Kenyon gives steamy and exciting story with a Cinderella heorine meets a 'bad boy' on a fantasy island. Allison is the winner of a 'live the novel' romance contest that lands her on a dream island, complete with major 'stud muffins' and one darkly dangerous hunk who is hiding out from the mob. Attraction between the two sizzles and between bedroom gymnastics and dodging bullets these two create spontaneous combustion! HOT!

HUNTERS OATH by Jaid Black - Inconsolable over the loss of her brother Sofia didn't pay much attention to the roads the cab driver took while plowing thru the snow to catch a plane back to Tampa. Too late she discovered that she'd been kidnapped and brought to a secret underground 'otherworld' where she is auctioned off on the marriage block. Having been given a powerful aphrodisiac by the guardian of the 'outsider brides', Sofia couldn't help the 'itch' that her new husband, the seven foot warrior Johen is only too willing to take care of. Once the drug wore off, Johen himself becomes the aphrodisiac that convinces Sofia to stay. Romantic and sizzling!

THE WARLORD WANTS FOREVER by Kresley Cole -- 'Myst the Coveted' is an immortal Valkyrie who considers vampires and other such ghouls her mortal enemy. Nikolai Wroth, a warlord general is a vampire who recognizes Myst as someone special. At first he didn't know just what exactly she was until just before he'd lost her. It then took him another five years to capture this very special Valkyrie. Their battles would be ferocious and their lovemaking exquisite as Wroth fought to convince Myst that she was fated to be his 'forever bride'.

I've read Kenyon before and she definitely knows how to heat things up with her BAD boy series; Jaid Black was brand new for me and my,oh my, I do plan plan to look her up in the future. I've read great historical fiction from Ms Cole before and with this debut effort into the paranormal genre she has proven herself equal to the task. The reader won't be disappointed in availing themselves of this exceptional trio of short but extremely titillating stories. These are 'smoking'!

Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted January 6, 2007

SUMMARY

Anything can happen when you're...Playing Easy to Get

**2006 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST NOVELLA / SHORT STORY ROMANCE (THE WARLORD WANTS FOREVER by KRESLEY COLE)**

New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon and rising stars Jaid Black and Kresley Cole unlock the pleasures and perils of embracing the boldest and most powerful of lovers — 100% alpha males — in three sensually erotic tales. Discover the physical rapture of his muscular arms.... Become a prisoner of passion, swept away by an encounter with his primal side.... And get lost in the all-consuming thrill of white-hot pursuit by a relentless stranger who may be your most dangerous foe, the best lover you've ever had — or both.

Let your fantasies run wild with these unforgettable novellas where bigger is most definitely better — and playing easy-to-get is the only way to go!

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The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole
A novela in Immortals After Dark series: Book 1

Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his Bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he doesn’t enjoy a heartbeat or breaths and is consequently weaker than natural born vampires. He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.

Myst is known throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, part chillingly fierce warrior, part beguiling seductress who can “make you want her even as she’s killing you.” She has devoted her life to protecting an ancient, powerful jewel and to fighting the vampires, and she now sees a way to torment one—for with Wroth’s heartbeat comes consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her.

She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience first hand the agonizing, unending lust she’d purposely, boastingly, subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come back to him?

Turn Up the Heat by Sherrilyn Kenyon
A B.A.D. novella: Book 4

Hunter's Oath by Jaid Black
A Warlords of the Viking Underground novella: Book 1

Thousands of years ago, by edict of the gods, several Viking clans fled to the harsh, wintry Arctic and built a civilization deep below it in the earth's belly. The prophets warned them to keep to themselves, to stay below the ground, for one day the perverse Outsiders - those who dwell above the ground - would taint the laws of the gods and destroy themselves in the process. And then, once again, the Vikings would rule the entire world.

The modern Alaskan tundra is a rugged, largely unexplored terrain. The three kingdoms of the Underground, New Sweden, New Daneland and New Norway, continue to thrive, their ways and cultures untainted by time. The Vikings never go above the ground, with one great exception. They venture into the world of the Outsiders to hunt...

Women.

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Playing Easy to Get
by Kresley Cole, Jaid Black, Sherrilyn Kenyon

Pocket Books
February 1, 2006
Available: February 7, 2006
ISBN #1416510877
EAN #9781416510871
352 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Kresley Cole

Lothaire
Dreams of a Dark Warrior
Demon from the Dark
Pleasure of a Dark Prince
A Deep Kiss of Winter
Not That Innocent
Kiss of a Demon King
Dark Desires After Dusk
Dark Needs at Night's Edge
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
No Rest for the Wicked
A Hunger Like No Other
If You Dare
The Price of Pleasure
The Captain of All Pleasures


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