The Strix

The Strix
“Dark, sexy, vampire lore that takes you on a wild ride.”

Sunday, April 29, 2012

You Gotta Read Reviews gave SWTWC V2, 5 Stars!

You Gotta Read gave SWTWC V2 5 Stars!

Wow! This is what Donna B, at You Gotta Read Book Reviews had to say about SWTWC V2. She gave it 5 stars, woot woot!
After reading the first installment of the Something Wicked anthologies, I had a preconceived notion about what the second collection of stories would be like…more of the same as the first. I was very pleasantly surprised to have my misconceptions blown away with six fresh, highly unique, and of course, extremely erotic offerings.  Be ready for dark, daring rescues, sensual seductions, lust at first sight and irresistible love stories. This collection definitely has something for everyone!
Scarred and Kilt by Laurann Dohner
Matty is a survivor who has become reclusive and lonely after her attack and resulting scars. Blaron has a brogue and body that are lethal to Matty’s libido. The kilt he wears is too sexy for words, and when she sees an intruder heading into his home with obviously nefarious intentions, she has no choice but to intervene. The only problem – now that Blaron has had a taste of her, he wants all of her.
I am a huge Laurann Dohner fan, and now I have yet another reason to love her work… Vampires! Her readers have fallen in love with cyborgs, aliens, new species and Indians, so why not add one of the world’s favorite mythical creatures to the mix? Laurann’s writing is always descriptive enough to make you feel like you are in the book and her characters are hot enough to make you wish you really were.

Tinderbox by Regina Carlysle
Livvy is in serious trouble. Kidnapped and left bound and gagged in a shack in the middle of who-knows-where, she is running out of time. Her inner jaguar is ready to break free, ready to mate, but she hasn’t found any jaguar males in her new town. Unfortunately, it looks like she is going to die alone, unmated and in agony. To her surprise and immense relief, two handsome, naked men come to her rescue in the nick of time.
This story is well written, intriguing, and super sexy. The sex scenes are very arousing, with two hot guys for our lovely  heroine. I’m looking forward to the hawk shifter’s story, too!

Asterion by Katalina Leon
Asterion is a very unique story that is set in the bronze ages. Thinking that she is going to be sacrificed, Larisa is surprised to realize that the knife slice on her wrist is only enough to gather a few drops of blood. And, the terrifying beast is actually a shape shifting bull. He becomes more human with every “encounter” that he has with his sacrifice, but Larisa is completely willing to give him as much as he needs of herself.
Okay, admission time. I did not like the first couple sexual encounters with Darron because he still had a tail and horns…and animal-like hairy legs. That just creeped me out, but as the story progressed, he became fully human and was quite sexy, too. Overall, a very imaginative story with vibrantly described settings and great entertainment value.

Decadent Dance by Aubrey Ross
I was really getting into this book when I hit “the end”. I was dying to see more of the border territories and meet the other “dancers”. This story is very unique and the plot is engrossing. While the grey and black hero with silver markings all over his body is quite imaginative, the other differences in his anatomy were fantasy material!
I believe this is the first book I have read by Ms. Ross, but I hope it won’t be the last. I would like to follow Zoe and Vaden’s story and perhaps discover more decadent dancers from Earth.

Sahara Heat by Diana Hunter
Sahara Heat is very erotic, the characters are captivating, and the plot is both intense and fun. What better way to meet that perfect someone than to have a meddling friend who never takes no for an answer? Ms. Hunter’s story is well written, fast-paced and sexy. I will certainly be on the lookout for more of her books!

Fatman & Robyn by Jaid Black
In a word, Fatman & Robyn is seductive! Jake is a champion quarterback who went out on top. Robyn is a renowned suspense author who just wants to enjoy life to the fullest. When Robyn overhears Jake’s friends bad-mouthing her, she realizes that their worlds are probably way too different to ever align, so she does the only reasonable thing left to do…walk away from the man who owns her heart. I loved this story – just wish it were longer because I simply did not want it to end.

Thank you Donna and You Gotta Read Book Reviews!

Sizzling Hot Books give SWTWC Volume 2, 4 Hearts!


This is what Stacy at Sizzling Hot Book Reviews had to  say about "Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume 2"
Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume 2 is a great collection of six short stories that are exciting and sizzling hot. If you are looking for something new or want to discover a new author, pick up Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume 2 and check out these six authors.
It’s difficult for me to pick a favorite of the six because they are all so different. We have jaguar shifters, vampires, aliens and intellectuals. Each story is worth reading on its own as this wonderful collection of authors share a piece of heir talent. Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume 2 is a highly enjoyable book that was truly a pleasure to read and I have found a few new authors that I will look for more from. 

I highly recommend picking up Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume 2 if you are looking for a collection of short stories that will knock you socks off. There is something in these stories for everyone. From paranormal to fantasy, BDSM to ménage everyone will find something they like.

Sizzling Hot Book Reviews gave SWTWC Volume 2 4 Hearts!
Thank you Stacy and Sizzling Hot Books!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Night Owl Reviewed "Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume 2"

The first review of Ellora's Cave newest anthology "Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume 2" is in!
This is what Chris at Night Owl Reviews had to say:

Score: 4.00 / 5 

Six stories all about the beginnings of relationships.  As to the title, to me it hinted more of the paranormal, but that wasn’t really why I read it.  Two of the authors are auto-buys for me, and I’m always excited to read a story from a new (to me) author.  I’ll list the order of the books as they appealed to me.
By far my favorite was Scarred and Kilt by Laurann Dohner.  This author could write a captivating grocery list in my opinion.  I’ve yet to read a bad story by this particular author.  Her males are always totally alpha, totally hot and the women they focus on totally lucky.  
Decadent Dance by Aubrey Ross was a different read that started in our world and ended up somewhere else.  The male character was an alien but oh so desirable.  This is a story I’ll be reading again.  
Jaid Black’s Italian love story called Fatman & Robyn was slow to start in the sex department but had plenty of chemistry and humor.  This couple fell in love before they fell into bed.  A change of pace from this author.  
Tinderbox by Regina Carlysle was a shifter tale that picks up in an established universe.  I enjoyed it, especially the two alpha shifters, immensely and will be looking up the author’s backlist accordingly.  
A touch of BDSM was explored in Sahara Heat by Diana Hunter.  Not hardcore, but a little rope and a slap and tickle.  A little ode to best friends know best.  
Earth’s mythology is explored in Asterion by Katalina Leon.  Otherworldly beings are the basis of the minotaur and the labyrinth as an unfortunate woman is sacrificed to appease a weak man’s desires.  But she has the last laugh.  A creative way to explain the evolution of how people interpret things.
As always, I loved reading all of the stories and while some hit my happy buttons more than others all were enjoyed.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Amber Skyze and I are proud to announce our new co-authored  paranormal book series has received the first two book contracts from Loose Id Publishing. I'm so happy to working with Amber and Loose Id! More news to come... : )
XXOO Kat