I am soooo excited to show you this one! First, it’s 6 authors, with 6 books, but these are NOT short stories. Like, real sized books in one, and they are AWESOME! So, I have lots of goodies to show you, so let me get to it!
Of Fur and Fangs Boxed Set
D’Elen McClain, Skhye Moncrief, Sky Purington, Celeste Anwar & Teresa Gabelman
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: February 2014
Number of pages: 672
Word Count: 336 K
Things don’t shift any better than this. One cutting edge read after another, of Fur & Fangs brings you six steamy paranormal reads from five best-selling authors.
FANG CHRONICLES: MANDY’S STORY
By D’Elen McClain
Every beastkind knows you don’t mess with a Kodiak bear—everyone that is except Mandy, the wolf-pack Alpha’s sister. When Mandy hears whispers that the bad attitude bear, Honey, has chosen a mate, she takes matters into her own hands because her wolf decided months before that Honey was hers.
BIG BAD BEAST
By Skhye Moncrief
Each wants the other, but neither can stand to be in the same room together…And each has secretly lusted for the other like a dark explosive sin. Stand back and watch the fireworks light up the Minnesota Territory’s post-apocalyptic sky because the BIG BAD BEAST can’t help but to huff and to puff and to blow Josie’s house in…
By Skhye Moncrief
Their blood lust flares hotter than a solar storm…She seduced an earthling to create their were-assassin blood bond. Shanghaied to fight a war between vampires and werewolves, his gut shouts escape. But humanity needs a hero. Colliding in a universe of psychic mind-reading games, each realizes trusting the other is as dangerous as buying into their FERAL FASCINATIONS.
THE GEORGIAN EMBRACE
By Sky Purington
When Devin, a mysterious stranger claiming to be from the future, appears on her Georgian’s worksite everything changes for eighteenth century Isabel. Even as smoldering, unavoidable desire ignites between them they must struggle to stay one step ahead of the time-warping house caught in Calum’s Curse. Better yet, the rival werewolf determined to finish the legacy it began.
By Celeste Anwar
When Danior found the woman being drained of life by one of his clan, for some unfathomable reason, he knew he could not allow her to die. Against the ruling of the council, Danior secrets her away, taking her through the change from human into vampire and forever changing life as she knows it. But the move ensures they will be outcasts–hunted to the death by his people.
THE PROTECTORS DAMON
By Teresa Gabelman
The Vampire Council Warriors have been ordered to train social workers how to protect themselves against vampire attacks. VC Warrior Damon DeMaster’s and social worker Nicole Callahan clash at their first meeting. Even as sparks fly and tensions mount, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races against the new drug hitting the streets, Crimson Rush.
6 mini excerpts ***Each excerpt is approximately 165 Words***
FANG CHRONICLES: MANDY’S STORY-
“I’m giving you to the count of three before I shift and tear this cage apart.”
Mandy’s green eyes flashed. She checked out the bars and then gazed back at him. “Hmm. It might hurt, but go ahead and give it a try.” She flipped her long brown hair over her shoulder.
His low growl swelled as it traveled up from his chest. “One…”
Her pouty lips curved slightly. “I’m not a child, and the number counting thing is ridiculous.” Eyelashes swept down over her green eyes and then went back up almost in a practiced move.
Nine hundred pounds of Kodiak bear exploded within the steel bars. Large tuffs of brown fur stuck out between the solid three-inch slats of metal, leaving no room for movement. He pushed his weight against the steel, and when nothing gave so much as an inch, he went completely wild, which did exactly… nothing.
She gave him her bored look again. “Are you finished throwing your temper tantrum?”
BIG BAD BEAST-
Interesting way to see if I feared nightfall and being preyed upon by alien monsters. “I thought I’d ask for sanctuary.” I shot him a firm glance, challenging him to think otherwise. “Avoid Bounders one night.” Why not? The alien creatures could dine upon my carcass tomorrow night. This game of cat and mouse with this young Shifter could be pretty entertaining. I’d just play along to see how long it took for us to get around to introductions. Then the fireworks start.
“Then?” he asked.
The door creaked.
Jaguar spun to the doorway.
One filling with an extremely large form. Shadows draping his features. Shifter though. Too big for a Normal. Apparently, Augustus had enough sense to keep an adult around to keep the hormonal antics to a minimum here.
“Shouldn’t you be guarding the gate?” a familiar unsettling voice asked.
My whole being shuddered and quaked.
In fear. I think. Hostillian.
My gut actually had the audacity to do somersaults.
My mouth watered where I sat across the table from the bloodied mixture. The succulent smell of blood isn’t what I remembered from a lifetime of fistfights and accidents back on Earth. No. I could have done without the blood smell then. Now, the metallic tang rooted in my nostrils with a sweetness that begged for a chug-a-lug.
My mouth watered again.
Drink it and I cave. To give in means I relinquish the last vestige of choice I have. But the scent calls to me.
Nausea roiled in my gut.
Was that an intuitive sign to abstain? You stupid gut that only makes sense on Earth.
She settled into the bed, shoving the blade back in its boot.
Funny thing about the glass’s contents. It had some kind of magical power because my captor blurred into the background behind the shimmery blueness of the liquid. Faded into a smear. And my woody didn’t pitch a fit.
THE GEORGIAN EMBRACE-
Devin gently seized her wandering, worried hand and shook his head, voice strained. “I’m fine, lass. Please sit.”
“No. You’re not.” She frowned. “What is it?”
After pouring three glasses of wine, Calum sat behind his desk. “Do as he asks, Isabel.”
She glanced between the two. Both were clearly troubled. Though reluctant, she slowly sat. “What’s happened?”
Calum looked to Devin. When Devin shook his head, he continued. “There have been some unfortunate changes.”
A chill raced up her spine. “Tell me.”
“The wolf…” Calum cleared his throat then said, “Has left its mark.”
Fists clenched, her heart skidded to a stop. Devin. Frightened, she looked his way. His smoky green eyes were unusually pale. Sensuous lips were cut into a thin, grim line and the skin around his eyes drawn. “What does he mean?”
“Did Lucas never tell you how he became the beast he is?” Devin drained his wine, eyes locked with hers. “Did he never mention the bite of the werewolf?”
Maggie gritted her teeth and jerked the poker out of the wall. “Look, I don’t know who you are, and I don’t know what you had in mind when you brought me here, but I’d like to leave now.”
He shrugged. “Unfortunately, I can’t allow that. You’ve been bitten.”
Her eyes widened. “You son of a bitch! You’re the one that attacked me, aren’t you?”
He smiled faintly. “Not I.”
She wanted to wipe that smug look off his face with the poker, but she didn’t want to get that close to him. If he was the one who had attacked her, he had thrown her around as if she was some shrimpy ninety pound weakling. “Why is it that I don’t believe you?”
Again, he shrugged, as if it was a matter of indifference to him one way or the other.
She studied him for several moments when he didn’t respond. “You can’t keep me a prisoner here.”
He looked at her with interest. “Why not?”
THE PROTECTORS DAMON-
“I still think you are taking grave risks that you are ill equipped to take, human,” Damon scowled, his voice a low deep rumble of authority.
“Yeah, well, it wasn’t you who put that child in the hands of a monster, vamp,” Nicole shot back. If he thought to scare her with the big bad vampire warrior thing he had going on, he was sadly mistaken. Backing down wasn’t an option when it came to her job.
“Ah….okay,” Duncan stepped in not liking where this was heading. “Everybody partner up.”
Mitch glared a warning at Nicole, who just shrugged and mouthed, “He started it.” Taking a quick peek at the warrior, she noticed his smug grin. Oh yeah, this was going to be a problem.
ok this is going to be hard, because these are all full sized books, so I think I’ll start with saying a little of each so as not to have the largest review ever, and then I’ll post some full sized individual reviews to come. LOL I also want to say that you should ALL get this book. It’s fantastic. And it’s very entertaining.
FANG CHRONICLES: MANDY’S STORY by D’Elen McClain– ok so let me say this. You know, you normally read about the alpha male doing stupid stuff to “get” his mate? Like say, kidnapping making sure they are stuck with you…. Well, the tiny little alpha chick in this one captured the big ole bear shifter to make sure he knew he was stuck with her. Dude, this is the best story EVER! I laughed, a lot, thinking that main lady was NUTS and then I saw how AWESOME she was. The leading dude, well, he literally got his balls handed to him and now has a tiny wolf who demands things and gets them. I LOVED this story. I am now stalking this author, because I need to read all of these stories of the series. AND I recently read her new books coming out soon- Dragons don’t cry, and let me tell you, it’s really good, but spoilery for the Fang Chronicles LOL it’s ok, I’m so glad netgalley said I could have it, because I now love this author 🙂
BIG BAD BEAST by Skhye Moncrief– Think futuristic Wild West. HEHE I can’t help it, that’s what came to my mind. If John Wayne and Clinit Eastwood could have done their thing in the way future with werewolves 🙂 Giggle. This one is interesting, and though it really could and did, stand alone, I think I am also going to read the other books in this series, which by the way, this is not the first. So, I may hold off on more details until I read a little more, BUT, I will say, Josie had me cheering for her from the beginning. Watching her family like that, I felt to bad. And Host, yeah I called him that LOL, is of course the alpha 🙂 but not in title. He has to follow his alpha’s rules just like everyone else. And let me tell you, with Josie and Host, there’s definitely lots of fireworks here, some good, some destructive. 🙂 overall it’s a fun read!
FERAL FASCINATIONS by Skhye Moncrief– let me vote that though all the other stories are “adult”, I found this one the most “adult”, though it’s not tacky or anything, I just wanna give a heads up… OOh there’s a pun LOL. Anyways, this one is a little different that what I normally read. It stands more on the sci-fi side than fantasy, it what I mean by that, but it’s still a really intriguing story. The world building in this story is probably what stands out for me the best. I am fascinated by everything that was created and how the characters interacted with each other and how this new world works. I’m not sure I can say too much more without going into major details or giving away spoilers that I kinda really wanna tell you. Let me just sum it up with this, if you like a little sci-fi mixed with your fantasy, a fantastic world building, unique characters, and a very fresh plot, this one is yours. Really, this one is STEAMING, in more ways that one 🙂
THE GEORGIAN EMBRACE by Sky Purington– I’m a little disappointed that this is the second book of the series, BUT that just means I’ll need to read the first now. LOL It can actually be read by itself, so no worries if you’re thinking about skipping this one, it’s very interesting so I definitely vote to read it! And, from what I hear the first one has a vamper, so I of course am going to vote werewolf every time 🙂 Anyways, there’s so many great reasons I love this story, beyond just the werewolf part. It’s almost a ghost story, I can’t elaborate, you’ll have to read it 🙂 And beyond the ghost part, the were and vamp, there’s wizards, too. Yeah, you wanna read this one. Really. I now feel the need to read this whole series, like now. AND it’s just as steamy as the others in this book set, so you won’t need to worry about that 🙂 This one definitely stands out with characters and has a very interesting “curse” that’s part of the plot line that I found extremely intriguing. I’ll be reading more of these!
CARNAL THIRST by Celeste Anwar– hmmm, we have moved away from my furry friends, LOL but this one is good. It’s about a vamper who sees a human woman being attacked by his own kind and decides he can’t let her die, especially not like that, so he saves her. Maggie is the unwilling human who has a lot of changing to do, literally. She’s got to come to terms with now being a vampire, and not only that, but because Danior saved her, his kind are now hunting them both. And they won’t stop until they get their blood. Another pun LOL. It’s a little shorter than the rest of the stories in the book set, but it’s still interesting and a fun read to throw into the mix 🙂
THE PROTECTORS DAMON by Teresa Gabelman– This one is also short, but still a great story. Damon is a protector, not just of his fellow vampires, but of humans. He’s ordered to protect Nicole and she falls for him. This one is SMOKIN’ HOT, so I’d fall for it too. 🙂 This one has a very unique twist, and a good plot line, even for a quick, short read. I’m definitely going to say that my vamper fans are going to go gaga for this one. Even I have to admit the vampire is cool in here 🙂
So now that we have them all, it’s definitely a 5 PAW book! I vote you all just get it already!!! And then tell me so we can gossip about how much fun these stories are! 🙂
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I hope you guys enjoyed this one. I know I sure did, and I got some new authors I want to read more, too. I wish you all good luck on the giveaway! Happy reading and later gators!! PS thanks Bewitching Book Tours for giving me not just one book to read but SIX!! 🙂