Ten lesbian/bisexual paranormal short stories…
Green Love – Have you heard about the aspen clone in the heart of Blackwood forest? Some say it’s enchanted, while others…
Dead Letter – Signed, sealed, delivered…or was it?
Seaside Escape – Just because it’s been done for generations doesn’t mean it should be.
Dressed in Wolf Skin – She was never particularly fond of werewolves, but she hated skinwalkers.
Unraveled – Summer can hack their magic, but she can’t hack her own heart.
The Holy Company – On an ancient holy path, they will come face to face with one of the local legends.
Vampire Hours – One’s a vampire. The other is human. One wants forever. The other wants everything to end.
To the Sea – Sometimes you just have to hold your breath and dive in.
Holy Water – She might be the most dangerous being in the world, but Clara is still in love with her.
Lighthouse Five – Is it possible for a mermaid and a human to build a relationship?
Note: This ARC has been provided by Laura Bailo, in exchange for an honest review.
A couple weeks ago I saw Laura Bailo’s tweet announcing e-ARCs for this anthology and after finding out that it was a collection of lesbian/bisexual paranormal short stories… I could not say no. And oh boy let me tell you guys this collection of stories is steamy! I was not prepared whatsoever.
I’m not going to give much away because I don’t want to spoil anything, so here are my thoughts on my favorites and my one DNF:
There was only one story that I absolutely couldn’t get into and ended up skipping – Vampire Hours by Jacqueline Rohrbach. This was mainly due to the repetitions of “bleep”s, “hiss” “groan” and “har har”s. I can’t deal with those words or noises for the life of me. The characters seemed flat and childish as well so I had no way of turning a blind eye on the language.
On to my favorites of this anthology!
My highlight was Dressed in Wolf Skin by Sita Bethel. A witch and a werewolf and they start off fighting each other? Both strong characters? I loved their dynamic. (4.5/5 stars)
Dead Letter by Valentine Wheeler: this story. I just ugh. It’s incredibly sweet. If you love literature (you obviously do, or you wouldn’t be reading books, let alone my review) and if you feel close to the idea of falling in love through words and presence, this is for you! (4/5 stars)
The Holy Company by Laura Bailo: this is a perfect Story for a lovely Halloween you guys! I read it at night and got spooooked. Especially the spanish aspect was amazing to me as I don’t get to read a lot of books set there. (4/5 stars)
Have you read this anthology or heard of it? Are you interested in reading it? Let me know!
Rating: 4/5 stars