"Werewolves in Vegas, Oh My!"
Heat by L.A. Banks
Butch Maverick, bounty hunter never thought his job would
take him back to his werewolf clan in Vegas and back to
the one woman he could never forget. Laurel Temple is the
hotel's security boss at The French Quarter casino and he
must deal with her if he is to complete his mission, which
is to find out who is responsible for wrecking werewolf
havoc throughout the Midwest. Laurel was not prepared to
see Butch and have all her feelings for him resurface.
It's a full moon and she is in heat. The temptation to
mate is strong, but Butch and Laurel wonder if there is a
possibility to rekindle their relationship. However, they
must first capture the rogue werewolf band before there is
a hostile takeover.
Ms. Banks never disappoints. Werewolves, Vampires, action
packed, and sizzling hot passion--what more could you ask
The Hunger Within by J.M. Jeffries
Once Solange Warwick's adopted parents retire, she plans
to leave Vegas. She has never felt like she fit in with
her werewolf clan, always feeling like a weak link.
Special Agent Jarred Maitland is working undercover to
stop Kenny Brooks, a human, who seems to have some uncanny
abilities. Kenny has been responsible for half a dozen
burglaries at casinos in the last fifteen years, but no
one has been able to prove it. Kenny plans to hit The
French Quarter casino where Solange works. Jarred,
against his better judgment confides in Solange, telling
her what Kenny has planned. While they try to decide if
it's possible for a werewolf and a human to have a
meaningful relationship, they set up a sting operation.
Catching Kenny should be a routine operation, but time is
against them. It may be too late for Jarred and Solange
to stop him.
I enjoyed this tale of suspense, evil intent and romantic
tension between star-crossed lovers. Jarred and Solange's
romance is tenderly sweet and that is not to say there
isn't passion. Where others see Solange as the weak link
of the clan, Jarred recognizes her strengths and is not
afraid to point them out. Solange respects Jarred for his
honesty and bravery. However, Jarred is human and she is
a werewolf, making their love seem doomed from the start.
These two talented writers (Miriam Pace and Jacqueline
Hamilton) have penned very likable characters that you
will root for, hoping they will have a chance for
happiness they both so deserve.
Double Down by Seressia Glass
Simone Temple was born a werewolf. She is the
entertainment director of the French Quarter Hotel and
Casino. Kadim the magician is asked to guest star on The
Mystery Channel. If Kadim would do this special, it could
bring a lot of publicity to the casino, but he flat out
refuses. Simone drives out to his house to convince him
to reconsider. Kadim has been slowly pursuing Simone,
wanting a lasting relationship, but he needs to take it
slow. He has secrets. He's not human, as Simone
believes. He can shapeshift, but he is not a werewolf.
However, there is one secret in particular that is
dangerous and could possibly mean death for both of them.
As the tale unfolds, it is revealed how Kadim is enslaved
by his powers. The only way he can break free is if they
risk it all. Kadim will risk his safety to save Simone.
Simone will put what she wants aside if it means Kadim
will be safe.
Ms. Glass has written a tale of what it means to truly be
Out of the Dark by Natalie Dunbar
Kellie Monroe came home to Las Vegas to bury her
grandmother, only to find the body is missing. If her
week isn't bad enough, Kellie is viciously attacked by
werewolves that want something from her. She almost dies
from the anti-werewolf vaccine, only to find out the
vaccine didn't work. Her DNA is changing anyway.
Preternatural police officer, Garen Roy is assigned to the
unusual case, recognizing at once that Kellie is his true
mate. He is rather surprised since she is human—well,
sort of. Together, they conclude that the werewolves want
an amulet that Kellie's grandmother left her. It is the
key to what Kelly is and what her future will hold.
Ms. Monroe has spun a mythical tale of magic and intrigue.
A truly entertaining read.
Enter the world of werewolves, vampires and other
preternatural beings where the romance is tantalizing, the
action keeps you on the edge of your seat, and the
mysteries are intriguing. Five Stars!
Michelle Nutt, author
Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted June 2, 2007
Vegas Bites, a werewolf anthology comprised of four romance novellas, takes place in the French Quarter casino—the only black owned, werewolf casino in Las Vegas. With a backdrop of a weeklong Texas Hold’em tournament, the full moon approaching and the retirement of the alpha couple, battles of love, loyalty, and lust abound.
Join L.A. Banks, J.M. Jeffries, Seressia Glass and Natalie Dunbar in exploring this high roller fantasy world of feuding werewolf packs, high-stakes thieves, a sexy djinn and a mystical medallion.