"Seven stories of fiery passion"
Caira, an owner of a bakery, has a fascination with an old
picture of a brutally handsome man of days long past. One
day, while out, she stops into a store run by an old gypsy
woman. Caira is drawn to a locket with a special
inscription. This locket and the picture hold the key to
love, magic and the coming of danger. Now the true story
Lover's Locket is by Cathryn Fox. Ms. Fox took a
thread of a picture being the link to a long lost love,
weaving in her own unique blend of storytelling and sexual
heat. Very nicely done.
Working for an ad agency, Kili is totally taken with the
warrior athlete named Ice Man. And why shouldn't she be?
The man is huge, with big, brawny muscles and sexy enough
that a girl could almost come just looking at him. When
these two collide in a virtual reality scene it becomes
one sexual adventure neither will forget!
Kili's Ice Man is by Delilah Devlin. This story is
carnality winner. It was so hot, this reviewer needed to
take a break and get some air, no kidding. It was sexually
fierce. Then Ms. Devlin crafts two larger-than-life
characters to round out this tale. This reviewer loved
this story and Ms. Devlin is a carnal queen!
Take two strangers stranded at a motel, one is a dark and
sinful looking male that knows how to tease and please a
woman. Jessica will be the woman that he will show how
wonderful a woman's body truly can be with the right
touch; giving her more than sexual satisfaction but sexual
healing as well.
The Hottest One Night Stand is by Lisa Rene Jones.
another one of those too hot-to-handle tales. Ms. Jones
pulled out every sexual trick from her bag and penned a
stellar story about one deliciously dark stranger and the
woman he sexual devastates. Yummy!
TJ Evans is a vampire-hunting cop. That just happened to
have a fantastic night of sex with his neighbor. A
neighbor that he has also become good friends with, but
all that will change when she is attacked one dark night...
Out of the Shadows is by Myla Jackson. Ms. Jackson
recognizable premise, but spun it with her own personal
flare. Neighbors that find one night of sexual pleasure
turns out very different from what one would think it
should. The erotic tension is solid throughout this tale,
without devouring the story.
Max, a warlock, is sent in to 'handle' Victoria, a very
bad pussycat. He is to tame her if he can, bringing her to
heel by any means in his sexual arsenal. The erotic
flashes that flare between these two strong-willed
individuals could either be pure magic or lead to their
A Familiar Kind of Magic is by Sylvia Day. This
the crown jewel of the anthology. Ms. Day collared this
reader with sensuous characters that had her purring and
clawing for more. Ms. Day has proven time and time again
that she has what it takes to write in any genre and do it
with sexual precision and a killer pen!
Grace Walters is a reformed woman who runs an after school
program for troubled teens. This all came about by the
godsend of Father John when he changed her life many years
ago. It is Lukas Martin, Father John's son that awakens
sexual urges that Grace finds too hard to resist. She is
torn between her unfailing commitment to Father John and
her sexual interest in Lukas.
Tempting Grace is by Sasha White. Ms. White has an
interesting premise as always, but it seemed shallow, as
the sex overshadowed the story, loosing the emotional
depth of the characters along the way. Also, though this
is an ARC and minor errors are acceptable, there was one
area where Ms. White switched from third person to first
narrative then back again. It stopped this reader dead in
her tracks wondering what the heck happened.
Sangria is one smart touch cookie. She is the person you
called when you needed an important delivery picked up and
dropped off; only what she transports is highly dangerous
and illegal as hell. Sangria will get a very special
pickup that will turn her life upside down!
Quick Silver is by Vivi Anna. With imagination and
sexy flair, Ms. Anna procured a story of one tough as
nails woman that gets more than she bargained for.
Something sinfully packaged in the most unusual of ways.
All seven stories bring a lot to this fiery passion filled
book, but three stories held the most appeal and stood out
amongst this lineup of wonderful authors: Kili's Ice Man
by Delilah Devlin, The Hottest One Night Stand by Lisa
Rene Jones and A Familiar Kind of Magic by Sylvia Day.
Alluring Tales: Awaken the Fantasy is well worth a read
and has enough heat to fire-up any erotic lover's
Reviewed by Janalee Ruschhaupt
Posted March 13, 2007