Monday, January 8, 2018

1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Thirteen by Rebecca Zanetti, Shayla Black, Lauren Blakely, Liliana Hart, Molly E. Lee

1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Thirteen
by Rebecca Zanetti, Shayla Black, Lauren Blakely, Liliana Hart, Molly E. Lee

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated (December 19, 2017)
Publication Date: December 19, 2017
Genre: Anthology - Romance
Print Length: 895 pages
Available from: Amazon
TRICKED: A Dark Protectors Novella by Rebecca Zanetti 
Ronni Alexander had it all before a poison attacked her heart and gave her a death sentence. Now she has an opportunity to live if she mates a vampire. One night of sex and a good bite, and she’d live forever. Jared Reese agrees to help out his new sister in law by saving her friend’s life with a quick tussle in bed. But after one night with Ronni, he wants more. 

DIRTY WICKED: A Wicked Lovers Novella by Shayla Black 
After being framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Nick Navarro has nothing but revenge on his mind—until a woman from his past returns to beg for his help. Sasha Porter has been hunted by his enemies. Desperate, she offers him anything to keep her young daughter safe, even agreeing to become his mistress. The last thing either of them want are emotional entanglements but as they entrap the ruthless politician who arranged Nick’s downfall, passion sizzles between them. 

THE ONLY ONE: A One Love Novella by Lauren Blakely 
Let’s say there was this guy. And he gave you the most mind-blowing night of sex in your life. And you never saw him again. Until ten years later. Now, it turns out he’s the ONLY ONE in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for my charity’s event. The trouble is, he doesn’t recognize me. 
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This woman I’m working with is so damn alluring. The first time I set eyes on her, I’m captivated and I can’t get her out of my mind. Even if it’s risky to tango with someone I’m working with, she’s a risk I’m willing to take. The trouble is, she won’t give me the time of day. But I’m determined to change that. 

SWEET SURRENDER: A MacKenzie Family Novella by Liliana Hart 
It’s been twelve years since Liza Carmichael stepped foot in Surrender, but after her great aunt’s death she has no choice but to return and settle her estate. After twenty-five years on the job, Lieutenant Grant Boone finds himself at loose ends now that he’s retired. The only thing Boone knows is that his future plans don’t include Liza Carmichael. She’s bossy, temperamental, and the confections she bakes are sweet enough to tempt a saint. Thank God he’s never pretended to be one. 

EDGE OF CHAOS by Molly Lee 
Three years into her Meteorology degree, Blake meets professional storm chaser, Dash Lexington, who is as gorgeous as he is daring. Instantly recognizing her passion and skills in analyzing weather data, he makes a spot for her on his tight-knit storm chasing team. Dash and Blake form a fast friendship and she can’t deny the lightning-worthy chemistry she has with Dash. 

Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic. 

1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Thirteen
by Rebecca Zanetti, Shayla Black, Lauren Blakely,
Liliana Hart, Molly E. Lee

1001 Dark Nights: Bundle ThirteenRebecca Zanetti is back with another smoking hot vampire who never intended to mate until he discovers a woman dying from a strange and incurable poison that is quickly bringing her life and her heart to an end. Jared has made a promise and is willing to make the ultimate eternal sacrifice to save his sister-in-law’s best friend from dying. Convincing himself that it is so he may spend more time with his brother Chalton, Jared will mate and make Ronni Alexander immortal, in effect, curing her.

Ronni has always been a strong and independent professional woman, but with her life slowly ebbing away, she must make the most incredible decision of her life. Mate a control freak vampire? Will Ronni go along with the plan? It isn’t like they HAVE to spend eternity together, Jared could go on his merry way and Ronni could go on with her not-so-human life. Or, are they both in for fate’s eternal twists as they discover something worth nurturing through the ages?

TRICKED is another fabulous read from Rebecca Zanetti with another strong and independent heroine and her over-the-top vampire! Leave it to Ms. Zanetti to find the right measures of heat, humor and fantasy in another carefully crafted read that will leave readers as satisfied as a box full of chocolates!

Shayla Black’s DIRTY WICKED is the story of a man embittered by revenge after being imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. The last person he expected on his doorstep, equally as alone and desperate was his best friend’s widow, her baby girl in her arms. Sasha is running from the same people who set Nick up. She has promised to do anything, if only he could help them. Now racing against time and a powerful enemy, two souls will find more than an ally in each other’s arms.
Ms. Black has created a high-tension tale in this short novella that almost scorches off the pages with grit.

THE ONLY ONE A One Love Novella by Lauren Blakely proves that real love has no limits, not time or distance. Three glorious days in Barcelona, promises to meet up again in New York, it was the perfect love story, until only Penny showed up and Gabriel didn’t. For ten years, Penny never forgot the man who had stolen then crushed her heart, and yet, Fate had either a cruel sense of humor or a plan.

What was supposed to be a business meeting became a re-opening of an old wound as Penny comes face to face with Gabriel and he registers absolutely nothing. Has he forgotten her?

A sweet and sizzling second chance romance that almost wasn’t. When Fate steps in, sometimes Destiny needs to light the way with an ever hotter flame!

SWEET SURRENDER, A MacKenzie Family Novella by Liliana Hart, a little sugar and a lot of spice! …And you thought chocolate was sinful temptation? Wait until you witness the feisty Liza Carmichael and the snarly Grant Boone. Neither of them are looking for what they find in each other, passionate emotions, and an appetite for pleasure, not to mention a place to belong.
Grant, a recently retired Detroit cop is at loose ends, not sure what to do with himself now that he no longer carries a badge. Liza never planned on setting foot in Surrender again, but when her great aunt died, it was up to her to settle her estate, including figuring out what to do with the family bakery. Little did either of them realize that owning a bakery could be deadly, but someone is out there and Liza could be the target. Sometimes the worst of times brings out the best reasons to stick around and looks like these two are sticking very close to each other….very close ;)

EDGE OF CHAOS by Molly Lee is like the calm in the eye of a romantic storm. Blake’s love life was like a tsunami she has struggled to survive. Her abusive ex has destroyed her feelings of worth and ability to stand strong. Enter Dash, professional storm chaser, daredevil, risk taker and possibly the best friend she has ever had. Who knew a man who risked his life to record major weather events could be so stable and caring? Will Blake take a chance and trust in love?

Could Dash be exactly what Blake needs to learn what a loving relationship should be like? First Blake must learn to love and value herself, maybe she just needs to see herself through Dash’s eyes.
If the storms don’t blow you away, Dash just might! All he is missing is the shining armor! A romantic read that will make you smile!

Each story is riveting in its own right. Different styles, different authors, like a beautiful collage of great reading to feast upon, some a little more spicy, some kind of sweet! What a perfect way to discover another talented author!

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